Trish Stratus reveals how the WWE recruit their talent

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Trish Stratus is a WWE Hall of Famer with plenty of knowledge about the business.

However, it wasn't always like that for the 40-year-old.

Although the Canadian had been a fan of the business as a child, her professional life saw her work as a receptionist and then a fitness model.

It was the latter profession that caught the WWE's attention and, soon enough, she was signed to a multi-year deal and went on to become one of, if not the biggest female star ever.

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Despite retiring in 2006 after a six-year run, the seven-time Women's champion learned a lot about the way the WWE does things and how they operate. One thing she is certainly well versed in is how the company recruits.

Speaking to Total Wrestling Magazine, Stratus revealed what it takes for the WWE to take notice in a star.

"It takes more than just being able to wrestle to make it in WWE, you have to be a performer," Stratus insisted. "These young guys coming onto the main roster now are performers, they’re also great wrestlers and have developed amazing characters and the crowd is connecting with them. I also think it’s advantageous to have people who have come from different organizations and the independents to come in, where they have good performance experience.

"It’s always good to have a balance of new talent and veterans, and when I say ‘new’ I just mean new to the big leagues. When you’re coming up on the main roster, there’s no better way than to learn from someone who’s been in the business a long time.

"The debut of Enzo and Big Cass is a great example, they made an impact right away and to pair them with seasoned performers such as the Dudleyz, was a perfect choice. That’s how you book a debut!”

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