"WWE(R) TOUGH ENOUGH(R)" GETS SOME "STRATUS-FACTION"
Trish Stratus & Bill Demott Named Trainers
Former WWE(R) Women's Champion Trish Stratus joins USA Network's upcoming, non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGH(R) as a trainer. Stratus and Tough Enough veteran trainer Bill Demott join WWE Legend Booker T. as the training team for the show. WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin will serve as the host.
The series will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10c, the day after WrestleMania(R) and immediately following USA's ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW(R), and move to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on April 11.
With her natural athleticism, charismatic personality and knowledge of what it takes to be the best in WWE, Stratus is the ideal trainer for Tough Enough. In 2000, she made her television debut with WWE. Combining beauty, brains, strength, and a record breaking seven championships - for which she earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records - Stratus was the epitome of a "WWE DIVA" and helped to make the brand a cultural phenomenon. In 2006, Trish retired from WWE and will go down as one of the greatest Women's Champions of all time. After retiring, Stratus focused her efforts on launching her lifestyle brand, which includes a yoga studio - the largest in Canada, a travel adventure series currently airing on the Discovery Channel and a yoga/fitness product line set to be released this fall, all under the Stratusphere banner name.
Along with fellow trainers Booker T and Bill Demott, Stratus will mentor the diverse group of WWE TOUGH ENOUGH men and women who will live, train, eat and sleep under one roof in a house in Southern California. Each week, the contestants will battle it out in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire, just to name a few. Viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world's greatest sports entertainment organization. The grand prizewinner will be awarded a contract with WWE.
For more information on Stratus' yoga studio and her upcoming feature film debut, log onto www.trishstratus.com
Shed Media US, noted for its strong characters and memorable casting in the non-scripted arena, will produce WWE TOUGH ENOUGH. The company's previous reality credits include "The Real Housewives of New York City," "Who Do You Think You Are," "World's Strictest Parents." Producing for Shed Media US are Nick Emmerson, Alex Demyanenko and Eric Van Wagenen.
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