Happy Birthday To WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson
Happy 44th Birthday to WWE Hall of Fame member Torrie Wilson. The pro wrestling superstar Wilson was born on this day in Boise, Idaho.
Her pro wrestling career started as a fluke when she attended a WCW show in 1999. As a fan, she was asked to walk with Scott Steiner to the ring. After that, she caught the attention of future Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, who wanted to bring her into the company.
After joining WCW, her first feud involved Ric Flair, which is a crazy high place to start. She acted as the manager/valet for Ric's son David in a feud against The Nature Boy. After serving as David Flair's valet, she transitioned to working with Billy Kidman, who she would eventually marry in real life.
She eventually had her first match in WCW, during an intergender tag team match where she teamed with Shane Duglas to defeat Kidman and Madusa.
When WCW was purchased by WWE, Wilson made her way over. She was involved in "The Invasion" story line as a member of Vince McMahon's inner circle.
Through her WWE career, she was serve as a manager and wrestler from 2001-2008. Over that period she became a massive fan favorite, and had some iconic moments during the Ruthless Aggression Era. Her feud with Dawn Marie caught major attention during this time.
Wilson's life outside of pro wrestling has also resulted in headlines. Wilson began dating New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in 2011. The pair remained together until 2015. Wilson also appeared in reality TV shows like I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here!, Project Runway, and various music videos.
During her pro wrestling career, Wilson appeared on the cover of several magazines, including FHM magazine and Playboy, where she posed twice. She also ranked number 43 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2007. She made AskMen.com's list of the Most Desirable Women in the World twice, where she was at number 22 in 2006 and number 65 in 2007.
Wilson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019, and is one of the few entrants (if not the only) who was a regular in-ring competitor that never held any kind of pro wrestling championship at any level.