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Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson Victoria (Torrie) Anne Gruner (born July 24, 1975 in Boise, Idaho), is a fitness competitor and model and performer for World Wrestling Entertainment, using her maiden name Torrie Wilson.

Wilson has found considerable success in both World Championship Wrestling and in World Wrestling Entertainment as a valet and a diva. This success led to her becoming one of several WWE divas to pose in Playboy. Outside of the ring, she is good friends with fellow WWE divas Stacy Keibler, Trish Stratus, and Victoria.

Modeling
A Boise native, at age ten she moved to the small town of McCall, Idaho after her parents divorced. She was painfully shy, but she quickly found friends in her school. She quickly found her niche in many school activities, including cheerleading and dance, and was very competitive in track and field.

During high school, after Torrie's interest in modeling grew more serious, her mother urged her to pursue it. They visited an agency and were informed that Torrie would have to lose weight to actually be considered for jobs. She lost eight pounds, but, in the process, began a four-year-long bout with bulimia.

Torrie Wilson

A few years after her battle with bulimia, Wilson developed an interest in fitness modeling. Torrie began working out and building muscles. She decided to enter herself in the 1997 Ms. Galaxy fitness competition, and, with no experience in the field, she placed thirteenth. A year later at the same competition she placed first.

World Championship Wrestling
Torrie debuted in WCW in 1999. Encouraged with her accomplishments, Wilson moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She began acting classes and was introduced to an agent, who helped her gain a few jobs, including an uncredited appearance on Baywatch. However, it was a meeting with Kevin Nash backstage at her first WCW event that landed her a full time job. She debuted as Samantha and served as the valet for David Flair. At the '99 Bash at the Beach, Wilson lead Flair over Dean Malenko to capture the WCW United States belt.

Wilson began managing Billy Kidman as well as his Filthy Animals teammates in the fall of 1999. Wilson found herself involved in the Animals continuing feud with The Revolution. At Mayhem, Revolution members Malenko, Perry Saturn, and Asya met Eddie Guerrero, Kidman, and Wilson in a six-person elimination match. Wilson ended up being the last member of her team, but was ultimately pinned by Saturn. The next night on Nitro, Wilson and Guerrero were shown on the "Kidcam" during Kidman and Konnan's tag team match. This led to a match between Kidman and Guerrero later that night, which Guerrero won. Following this, Wilson disappeared from television and rumors began to circulate that she had been let go by the company.

However, Wilson returned on the January 19th edition of Thunder to help Kidman defeat Prince Iaukea. After Kidman joined the New Blood faction in April of 2000, Wilson did as well, making them both heels. Wilson began delivering the "kiss of death" to Kidman's fallen opponents after his matches. However, Kidman became jealous of the attention Torrie began to give to fellow New Blood member Horace Hogan. Kidman began yelling at Torrie on a continual basis, eventually leading to Wilson delivering a low blow to Kidman and ending their relationship. Wilson again gave Kidman a low blow at the Great American Bash Pay-Per-View, causing him to lose to Hulk Hogan.

Torrie reappeared on WCW TV at the Bash at the Beach pay-per-view during a match between Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell. It appeared Wilson was rooting for Bagwell as she slapped Douglas and kissed Bagwell during the match. However, Wilson dropped Bagwell with a low blow, leading to Douglas winning the match. Torrie and Douglas then left together. This led to a feud between Kidman and Douglas. At the New Blood Rising Pay-Per-View, Kidman defeated Douglas in a strap match. At the following month's pay-per-view, Fall Brawl, Wilson and Douglas defeated Kidman and Madusa in a mixed tag team scaffold match.

Wilson and Douglas began a feud with the Filthy Animals after dubbing themselves "WCW's first couple." At the '00 Halloween Havoc, Wilson and Douglas fell to Konnan and Tygress.

Wilson's final appearance with World Championship Wrestling came on the November 29th edition of Thunder. Douglas took on General Rection. During the contest, Wilson jumped on Rection's back, resulting in her being knocked into the turnbuckle. The injury was obviously dramatized, as Wilson had to be placed on a stretcher and removed from the ring. Following this, rumors began to circulate the Torrie may soon be joining the World Wrestling Federation.

World Wrestling Entertainment

The Invasion

She entered the WWF as part of The Alliance during the WCW/ECW Invasion storyline in 2001 where she regularly teamed with fellow WCW performer Stacy Keibler. The two of them made their wrestling débuts in WWF/E when they took on Lita and Trish Stratus in a Bra and Panties match at the WWF Invasion PPV. Despite her relative lack of in-ring experience, Wilson (alongside Keibler and Ivory) regularly feuded with the WWE Divas as well as interfering in matches on behalf of other wrestlers in the WCW/ECW stable. Her interference in a match between Matt Hardy and the Hurricane on a September 2001 edition of RAW, for example, cost Hardy his WWF European Championship.

She turned face amidst the Invasion storyline, when her character began an on-screen romance with Tajiri. This new romance caused Keibler to turn on Wilson, and as a result, Wilson defected to the WWF. Wilson defeated Keibler in the first-ever lingerie match at the 2001 No Mercy PPV after executing Tajiri's back handspring elbow.

Smackdown!
When the first ever brand separation of the roster took place in April 2002, Wilson was drafted to SmackDown!. Soon after this, Tajiri became very jealous of the attention that Torrie received from other men, so he forced her to wear a geisha outfit and appeared to mistreat her in matches. Torrie finally tired of this, and, during a match, she got onto the announce table and stripped off her clothing. The distraction allowed Tajiri's opponent Billy Kidman to pick up the win. Wilson briefly dated Maven on-screen after this.

Her most high profile feud during her first few years with the company came in 2003, when Dawn Marie tried to marry her father "Al Wilson" as blackmail for a lesbian relationship between the two. It eventually turned out that Dawn had feelings for Al, and the two got married. Al then died in kayfabe from a heart attack after having rigourus sex numerous times in succession on their honeymoon. Wilson defeated Dawn at both No Mercy in October 2002 and at the Royal Rumble in January 2003. She defeated Dawn again at 2004 Judgment Day.

Torrie Wilson

After appearing on the cover of Playboy Magazine for the first time in May 2003, Wilson feuded with returning diva and former centerfold Sable. For weeks, Sable played mind games with Wilson, leading to a bikini contest at Judgment Day. Wilson won the contest and then kissed the former Women's Champion. The two would ultimately pose nude together in Playboy in March 2004. Later in the year, at the Great American Bash, Wilson lost to Sable after Sable pulled Wilson's tights.

Wilson managed Billy Gunn upon his WWE return in the summer of 2003. The duo feuded with Jamie Noble and his girlfriend Nidia. Later the feud ended after Nidia and Noble both turned face by siding with Gunn and Wilson during that time before Noble turned heel again by turning on Nidia.

After a feud with Hiroko, Wilson began feuding with Melina. That led to a loss for Wilson in a Bra and Panties Match at the 2005 Great American Bash. This match saw all the women involved, including special guest referee Candice Michelle, lose their clothing.

RAW
On the August 22, 2005 edition of RAW, it was revealed that Torrie and Candice Michelle were traded to RAW. Along with Candice, Torrie would turn heel on the same night, attacking the 2005 RAW Diva Search winner Ashley Massaro. This turn marked the first time that Wilson was a heel in WWE after the end of the Invasion storyline.

Torrie also began carrying her small dog Chloe down to ringside during matches. Torrie and Candice's feud with Massaro continued over the next couple weeks, as the duo, along with their enforcer Victoria, made things difficult for Massaro. Massaro evened the score on the September 12, 2005 edition of RAW, as she brought out a returning Trish Stratus and proceeded with Stratus to take out the heels. This led to a tag match at Unforgiven, as the team of Stratus and Massaro defeated Wilson and Victoria (with Candice Michelle).

The feud continued into WWE Homecoming, where Trish Stratus and Ashley Massaro defeated Torrie, Candice, and Victoria in the first ever three on two Bra and Panties Match, by stripping all three of their opponents. Torrie Wilson would be taken of TV for a short while after this but would return on the November 28 edition of RAW, where Wilson along with Candice Michelle, Victoria, continued to face off against the team of Trish Stratus, Ashley, and their new ally Mickie James. Vince McMahon would soon begin referring to the team of Torrie Wilson, Victoria, and Candice Michelle as "Vince's Devils," which seemed to be a play on Charlie's Angels.

Vince's Devils would only be a short-lived team as Torrie Wilson would soon become a babyface diva once again after Candice Michelle and Victoria turned on her. This feud between Candice Michelle and Wilson would become a lenghy one lead to a match in which Playboy Magazine's newest cover girl, Candice Michelle, would face off against the 2-time former cover girl (Wilson) at WrestleMania 22 in a Playboy Pillow Fight. Wilson would win this match but the feud would still continue on-and-off.

On the June 12, 2006 edition of RAW, Torrie Wilson defeated Candice Michelle in the first ever Wet & Wild Match where the winner of the match would be on the cover of the WWE 2006 Summer Special magazine.

On the June 19, 2006 edition of Raw, Torrie Wilson and Maria were defeated by Candice Michelle and Mickie James in a Tag Team Bra & Panties Match.

On June 26, Torrie Wilson revealed the cover of the WWE 2006 Summer Special Magazine. Her unveiling was cut short by Edge and Lita who stormed into the ring. Then Edge took down the magazine cover. Edge demanded a rematch for the WWE Championship Title or he would quit RAW. Edge and Lita then stormed out of the arena.

Personal life
Wilson is married to former WWE and WCW professional wrestler Peter Gruner, a.k.a. Billy Kidman, with whom she resides in Tampa, Florida.

In wrestling

Finishing and signature moves
Nosejob (Sitout facebuster)
Stinkface
Swinging neckbreaker
DDT
Schoolgirl rollup
Springboard back elbow
Wrestlers managed by Torrie Wilson
Billy Kidman
Shane Douglas
Kevin Nash
David Flair
Tajiri
Konnan
Billy Gunn
Victoria
Candice Michelle
Rey Mysterio, Jr.
Rob Van Dam
Chuck Palumbo
Stacy Keibler

Chloe

Chloe Wilson, is Torrie's pet dog. Chloe can often be seen accompanying Torrie ringside during her appearances on World Wrestling Entertainment's RAW brand.

Torrie Wilson had been traveling with the little white dog since December 2004, so she was used to being on the road, but it wouldn't be until late 2005 before Chloe would make her first appearance on RAW.

Chloe joined Torrie as part of the stable Vince's Devils, along side Victoria and Candice Michelle. Chloe even made appearances in the ring, acting as interference during the divas' matches. Her first in ring experience came during Carlito's "Beat the Clock Match" against Victoria. Chloe ran across the ring to her owner Torrie to distract Carlito. The next week on RAW, Chloe again got involved during a match between Victoria and Maria; Torrie held Chloe up and pushed the little dog's behind into the face of Maria. (This move would later be referred to as the "Chloe Tush Push.")

Torrie Wilson

On February 9, 2006, it was announced that Torrie and Chloe Wilson would present WWE Best in Show, a look back on all the best canine moments from WWE history, which would air the following Monday afternoon, exclusively on WWE.com (in reference to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which aired in place of RAW that Monday).

Championships and accomplishments
1999 Miss WCW Winner
2002 Winner of the 2002 Coveted Golden Thong Award
May 2003 Playboy cover girl
March 2004 Playboy cover girl (Along with Sable)
2004 WWE Divas Magazine cover girl
2006 The twenty-second Most Desirable Woman in the World according to "Askmen.com"

Torrie Wilson Picture Gallery

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