The Motor City Comic Con returns to Novi, MI May 17-19. While I look forward to lots of fun this year, I look back on some of the great times I have had covering the MCCC over the years.
Trish Stratus rose to fame in the WWE. During her time in the WWE, she won the WWE Women's championship 7 times. One of the most successful and most popular wrestlers, Trish has been semi-retired since 2006. She still does occasionally make appearances.
Only recently, Trish started making convention appearances and fans are ecstatic. Her line at MCCC was easily one of the longest I have seen anywhere. People want to get a little "Stratusfaction" and I was happy to wait for my chance.
The constraints of any convention limit the interaction with the celebrities, but Trish did her best to make everyone's meeting special.
I caught a little break when her handler was dealing with some other situation, leaving Trish free time. Of course, I took advantage of those extra few minutes. I talked to her about her Toronto Maples Leafs, her infant children, her "Team Bestie" tour with former WWE diva Amy "Lita" Dumas.
Trish was polite and outgoing. I must add that pictures do not do her justice. Trish is absolutely beautiful in person.
Honestly though, I am happy to report that she was just a real sweetheart all weekend. I ran into her later (not by her booth) and she remembered me and thanked me for stopping by. It's just those little things which make the encounter special.
I am sure this year, the MCCC will once again have some wrestlers appearing. Over the years, they have gotten many of the all-time greats and some of my favorites. Trish would fit into both of those categories.
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Trish Stratus and me in Novi, MI-May 2018.