Backstage News - The Trish-Morrison-Melina Situation
"I think he should be ashamed," Waltman wrote on Twitter. "I think he owes Trish a public apology, and deserves to be in doghouse. Total bulls--t."
He continued, "I lost a lot of respect for Morrison over that. He may not care, but he f'n should."
The former WWE Women's Champion stated during a radio interview two weeks ago that Morrison gave her the cold shoulder during their post-match celebration. She also said that he rejected her suggestions during pre-match planning.
Company sources indicate that he and/or his girlfriend Melina believe Stratus took the WrestleMania spot away from the Diva regular, hence Morrison's behavior towards her.
Those on Morrison's side say as he was laying out the match with Stratus, she was insisting that her trademark spots be featured, which led to him resenting her. The complaint was that Stratus wanted to be the "star" of the match when its intention was for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to garner mainstream attention for WWE. Also, the match was also under extreme time constraints and Morrison should have been treated as a rising star as opposed to "just another guy."
While Stratus is generally regarded well behind the scenes, she has had her share of detractors. There have been complaints over the years of Stratus being self-centered and phony. At times, she comes across as arrogant and cocky in interviews as well. It almost seems as if she thinks she's better than everyone else.
Former WWE announcer Kevin Kelly, who worked with Stratus from 2000 to 2003, was particularly negative towards her during a 2007 "shoot" interview as he alleged that she slept with Vince McMahon. Stratus also received a lot of heat from WWE officials for refusing to participate in the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV. She reportedly declined working the match because she was not guaranteed she would win. Others have come forward with other claims about Trish as well.