The wrestling career of Torrie Wilson ended over seven years ago but wrestling fans still remember her fondly. Wilson is one of the stars that found relevance in the final few years in WCW that would get signed when WWE purchased the company. The momentum of Torrie following her WCW success allowed her to break out to new heights of popularity in WWE. Wilson had the look WWE wanted from their female performers at the time. Fans loved her as well making her one of the top faces of the Women’s Division. Almost a decade of work in WWE gave her a legacy in the wrestling business.
Following her retirement from the sport of wrestling, Torrie has remained in the news for various reasons. The life of Wilson is clearly rather interesting with stories from wrestling and real-life each making her a personality worth discussing. We'll take a look at the life of Torrie spanning from her journey into the wrestling industry to her highly successful career to life after the squared circle. The career of Wilson in wrestling may be over but that doesn’t mean we can’t still appreciate her. These are fifteen fun facts about Torrie Wilson you may not have known about.
13 Married Billy Kidman
The love life of Torrie Wilson would take off in shocking manner when she joined WCW. Torrie instantly connected with wrestler Billy Kidman backstage. The two started dating and quickly fell in love with each other. Wilson has revealed that Kidman helped calm her concerns and doubts about entering the wrestling business. Both wrestlers worked closely together and kept each other sane in the wild backstage environment of WCW.
12 Was On Baywatch
Torrie Wilson has made appearances on other television shows outside of the wrestling world. One of her first television appearances came as an extra on Baywatch. The show that often featured attractive women in swimwear reached out to Wilson since she fit the bill. Torrie wanted to get an acting career going in addition to wrestling like many others in the business but it never worked out.
11 Kevin Nash Got Her a Job In WCW
The wrestling career of Torrie Wilson all started thanks to Kevin Nash being impressed with her look. According to Torrie, Nash noticed her in a fitness magazine and reached out thanks to having a mutual friend. This was around the time Nash started to get power backstage in WCW booking the shows. Nash reached out to Wilson and she joined the company.
10 Was A Member Of The Filthy Animals
The relationship between Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson led to them working together as an on-screen couple in WCW. Torrie joined Kidman in the Filthy Animals faction with Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero and Konnan. WCW’s version of D-Generation X saw them play pranks on the other wrestlers with their juvenile sense of humor. The four wrestlers would have tremendous matches and Wilson was a great manager at the time.
Torrie Wilson’s relationship with Billy Kidman unfortunately did not last in the long run. The married couple got divorced in 2008 ending their relationship after about a decade together. However, the weirdest thing about this is that Torrie started dating fellow wrestler Nick Mitchell of the Spirit Squad in 2006 while still married to Kidman.
9 Dated Alex Rodriguez For Years
The next relationship for Torrie Wilson saw her date her most famous love interest yet after she left WWE. Wilson started dating MLB Superstar Alex Rodriguez in 2011 to enter the high profile romance. Rodriguez was one of the biggest names in sports and a controversial figure due to his enhancement scandal. Torrie was spotted next to A-Rod during many of his lowest moments as a public figure.
8 Got Snitsky A Job With A-Rod
Gene Snitsky is a forgotten wrestler after his WWE stint. The most memorable stories for Snitsky saw him cause a miscarriage and develop a foot fetish. It comes to no surprise that he wouldn’t last long in WWE with such writing behind him. Following his WWE release, Snitsky tried his luck in various fields as well as continuing his wrestling career on the independent circuit.
7 Started Clothing Line
Many wrestlers try to branch out with business ventures when reaching the end of their WWE careers. Torrie Wilson did her best as well to launch a clothing line during the final year of her time in WWE. Officially Jaded was launched by both Torrie and her love interest at the time Nick Mitchell. The relationship between Wilson and Mitchell led to them merging their creative juices for the project.
6 Appeared On Girls Gone Wild PPV
One of WWE’s most questionable decisions came in 2003 when they decided to partner with Girls Gone Wild for a PPV. The Girls Gone Wild brand consisted of PPV and DVD releases of drunken young women flashing their breasts and other things while on Spring Break. It's impossible to envision WWE partnering with a brand like that today, but times were clearly different about fifteen years ago.
5 Didn't Like Playing Heel
The majority of Torrie Wilson’s WWE career featured her playing the face character. Fans loved cheering for Torrie and she clearly loved the role. WWE would use her as a heel a handful of times and it just never felt right. Torrie was one of the first WCW wrestlers to turn face during the Invasion storyline. WWE couldn’t deny her genuine face tendencies and made the right call.
4 Hated To Wrestle
Despite being a highly popular wrestling personality, Torrie Wilson never enjoyed the actual wrestling aspect of the job. Most of Torrie’s WCW career was spent as a manager with very minimal in-ring work. WWE split the Women’s Division into two genres on Raw and SmackDown following the brand split during her prime. Wilson was the face of the original SmackDown Women’s Division which featured mostly bikini contests rather wrestling.
Torrie Wilson received one of her biggest opportunities when appearing on the reality series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. The show was a competition between celebrities living in jungle conditions as the world looked on. Wilson was offered a spot on the show thanks to her fame on WWE television. This program aired on NBC and had mixed results with the ratings taking a dip as it went on.
3 You Likely Didn't Realize She Was A Part Of Her Final Match
The end of Torrie Wilson’s WWE career came in 2008, but that wasn’t her final match. Wilson and WWE came to a mutual decision that she would be released in 2008 due to injuries bothering her. Torrie didn’t want to risk further injury and chose to leave. WWE gave her the opportunity to have one final match a year later at WrestleMania XXV in the “Miss WrestleMania” Battle Royal.
2 Al Wilson Was Her Real Dad
The most ridiculous storyline of Torrie Wilson’s career came when her rival Dawn Marie married Torrie’s father Al Wilson to get to her. During the story, Dawn convinced Al to get married in the middle of the ring after stripping to his underwear. The big ending to this was Al “passing away” on their honeymoon while having intercourse with Dawn. It delivered some of the worst comedy segments in WWE history.
1 Real-Life Best Friends With Stacy Keibler
Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler developed a bond in WCW that would see them become lifelong friends. Both women were among the select few new stars to find success during the dying days of WCW. It led to WWE investing in both beauties as part of the show when WCW wrestlers joined the company. Wilson and Keibler portrayed rivals on television for many months but were the best of friends backstage.
They actually lived together as roommates for a few years during their time in WWE. Stacy and Torrie each relied on each other during tough times in wrestling and stayed closer afterwards. Wilson revealed they still talk all the time and have dinner together whenever they can. If either or both women enter the WWE Hall of Fame, the other is likely the person that will be selected to induct.
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