On a recent edition of the “Insight” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson discussed beginning her wrestling career in WCW after Kevin Nash reached out to her, her training process, and more.
Wilson’s back issues eventually forced her to request her WWE release in 2008.
Wilson was released from her WWE contract on May 8, 2008, and she subsequently retired.
You can check out the highlights from the podcast below:
On being uncomfortable in training: “The biggest thing that I was trying to dig for was pushing past that fear and looking like I know what I’m doing… I was so shy that I literally just wanted to slink away and hide, so I was getting heat for not being friendly but I just wanted to hide beneath a rock!”
On her and Stacy Kiebler’s training experience at the Power Plant: “We were crying. We felt like we were in car wrecks. And I remember Madusa dropped me on my head on purpose — I didn’t understand how frustrating it was for them.”
Torrie Wilson, a WWE Hall of Famer, recently opened up about her wrestling career in WCW, her training process, and her eventual retirement due to back issues. In a podcast called “Insight,” Wilson shared some interesting insights into her journey in the wrestling industry.
Wilson revealed that she began her wrestling career in WCW after being approached by Kevin Nash. This opportunity marked the beginning of an exciting chapter in her life. However, Wilson admitted that she initially felt uncomfortable during her training. She struggled with shyness and the fear of not looking like she knew what she was doing. This led to some misunderstandings, as she was perceived as unfriendly when, in reality, she just wanted to hide away.
During her training at the Power Plant, Wilson and her fellow wrestler Stacy Kiebler faced numerous challenges. They found themselves in physically demanding situations that often left them in tears. Wilson recalled a particularly difficult moment when Madusa intentionally dropped her on her head. At the time, Wilson didn’t understand the frustration that experienced wrestlers may have felt towards newcomers like herself.
Despite the hardships, Wilson managed to overcome her initial fears and challenges. Her dedication and hard work paid off as she went on to have a successful career in both WCW and WWE. She became a fan favorite and gained recognition for her athleticism and charisma in the ring.
Unfortunately, Wilson’s wrestling journey came to an end in 2008 due to back issues. These health concerns forced her to request her release from WWE, which was granted on May 8, 2008. Following her departure from the wrestling world, Wilson decided to retire from the industry altogether.
Torrie Wilson’s story is a testament to the determination and resilience required to succeed in professional wrestling. Despite facing initial discomfort and physical challenges during her training, she persevered and carved out a successful career for herself. Her journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring wrestlers and reminds us of the sacrifices and dedication required to achieve our goals.
While Wilson may have retired from wrestling, her impact on the industry and her fans remains. Her story is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, with the right mindset and work ethic, one can overcome any obstacle and leave a lasting legacy.