In 2018, she returned to WWE, participating in the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble.She later competed at the all-female Evolution event, teaming with Lita in a tag team match against Mickie James and Alicia Fox, and had her match against Charlotte Flair at Summer Slam 2019.
In early 2001, Stratus became involved in an angle with WWF Chairman Vince Mc Mahon, during a time when Vince's wife Linda was kayfabe institutionalized following a demand Vince had made for a divorce during an episode of Smack Down! On the February 19 episode of Raw, Stephanie and Trish were scheduled for a match, but it quickly got cancelled due to Stephanie getting stunned by Steve Austin.
At No Way Out, Stratus and Stephanie squared off, with Stephanie scoring the victory after a run-in by William Regal.
If Stratus won, she would get a championship rematch the next week; if Bischoff won, he would get to spend a night with her.
Bischoff would go on to win the match, though the stipulation was nullified when Linda Mc Mahon confronted him after the match.
Vince stood over Stratus and he told her she was a "toy" with which he had "grown tired of playing with".
After suffering an ankle injury in the summer, however, she was sidelined for the following three months.
In neither instance did the angle fully play out or reach a conclusion.
The Raw after Backlash, Eric Bischoff ordered a No Disqualification match between him and Stratus.
In the midst of a tag team match that pitted Vince and Stratus against Regal and Stephanie the next night on Raw, Stratus was the victim of a set-up by Vince, Stephanie and Regal.