Small-town dreams can come true. WWE has officially announced that Torrie Wilson will be inducted into their Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. She joins D-Generation X and The Honky Tonk Man as this year’s inductees, so far.
Check out a clip of her being honored, along with other female legends, at the 25th Anniversary of Raw:
It had been previously rumored that Torrie would be one of this year’s inductees.
A budding fitness model in the late 1990s, Wilson’s entrance into sports-entertainment came out of a backstage visit to WCW with her then-boyfriend. She accompanied Scott Steiner to the ring, and ended up staying in the industry for close to a decade after that. While competing occasionally in WCW, Wilson was also the manager for competitors like David Flair, Billy Kidman, The Filthy Animals and Shane Douglas.
Wilson joined WWE when the company purchased WCW in spring 2001. Her athleticism and penchant for entertainment made her a great fit for WWE during one of the sports-entertainment industry’s biggest eras. Wilson’s partnership with her friend (and sometimes rival) Stacy Keibler made her a key figure in WCW’s invasion of WWE. Once that invasion was fought off, Wilson became a pivotal member of the WWE Women’s division, engaging in memorable rivalries with the likes of Keibler, Sable and Melina. She even fought for her family’s honor against the nefarious Dawn Marie.
Wilson later joined forces with Candice Michelle and Victoria to sow chaos on Monday Night Raw, even bringing her pet dog Chloe into the fray while battling Superstars, such as Trish Stratus and Mickie James. Injuries forced Wilson out of the ring in 2008, but she soon found a new passion: helping others get in shape through ventures like her business, Torrie Wilson Fit.
There are some who will say that she doesn’t deserve it, but I think that is hogwash. She has been one of the most well-known figures in the history of professional wrestling, and is deserving of this honor. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!
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