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Torrie Wilson Biography


Torrie Wilson Biography

Torrie Wilson

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Early Life:

Victoria Anne Wilson was born on July 24, 1975, in Boise, Idaho. As a teenager trying to become a model in the fashion industry, she developed an eating disorder that lasted several years. After recovering from that, she decided to focus on fitness modeling. Torrie became a successful fitness model and her picture appeared in many muscle magazines. She even won a Ms. Galaxy competition in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Introduction to Wrestling:

In 1998, Torrie Wilson was backstage at a WCW house show and caught the attention of Scott Steiner, who requested that she accompany her to the ring. A few months later, booker Kevin Nash remembered her and decided to hire her as Samantha. As Samantha, she wooed David Flair and caused him to turn on his dad, the legendary Ric Flair. That character didn't last long, but Torrie would make her return shortly.

Torrie Wilson and WCW:

She returned to the ring in the fall of 1999 under her real name of Torrie Wilson. She managed a group called the Filthy Animals. One of the members of this group was Billy Kidman. When that group broke up, she managed Billy as part of the New Blood. That faction eventually broke up and she started to manage Shane Douglas. In December 2000, she was released from her contract with World Championship Wrestling. A few months later, the company was acquired by Vince McMahon.

Torrie's Father "Dies":

Torrie Wilson entered the WWE in 2001. Her most famous storyline occurred a year later when her real-life father, Al Wilson, started showing up at events. He fell in love with WWE Diva Dawn Marie and the two married on television. Things went bad during the honeymoon and Al passed away from a heart attack due to the non-stop love making Dawn forced him to do. At the funeral, Torrie and her step-mom started fighting with each other.

Playboy Magazine:

In the spring of 2003, Torrie Wilson appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine. Former Playboy cover girl Sable returned to the WWE and the two started feuding with each other. Eventually the two became friends and appeared in a Playboy pictorial together in 2004. A few months later, their feud restarted but ended when Sable left the company. For the next few years, Torrie appeared for on both the RAW and SmackDown rosters for the company and managed several wrestlers. At one time, she used to bring her poodle, Chloe, to the ring with her. In 2008, Torrie Wilson was released from her WWE contract.

Personal Life & Life After Wrestling:

In 2003, Torrie Wilson married Billy Kidman. Unfortunately, Torrie filed for divorce in 2006. In 2009, she appeared on the NBC reality TV show, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and finished in second place. Two years later, Torrie made headlines again when she started dating Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.

Sources include: imdb.com, onlineworldofwrestling.com, askmen.com, wwe.com, and officiallyjaded.com
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