Another member has been added to the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2019.
As first reported on March 2nd by the @WrestleVotes Twitter account and now confirmed by WWE, Torrie Wilson will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on WrestleMania 35 weekend this coming April. Wilson last competed for WWE at the company's first-ever all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution' in the Evolution Battle Royal. Prior to that she wrestled in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match.
Torrie spoke with ESPN Women and discussed going into the WWE Hall Of Fame and stated that it feels like "sweet closure". Wilson went over not winning a title throughout her career and she explained that she's always felt that she's added value to wherever she was at and this Hall Of Fame induction feels like her first championship belt.
"This feels like a sweet closure," Wilson said. "Since I retired, so many people have asked me, 'Do you feel bad you've never won a title?' And I have always said no, because I felt like I got the value -- even though it would have been nice [to win a title]. But being inducted into the Hall Of Fame feels like a championship belt to me, because it really makes me feel appreciated."
Wilson, who was a spotlighted competitor during the early 2000s on SmackDown joked about her father Al Wilson plotting his return to WWE because he loved his time with the sports-entertainment company.
"My dad is still plotting his return, let's be real," Torrie Wilson said. "He loved it."
WWE.com posted the following piece about Torrie Wilson being inducted into the Hall Of Fame and it contains some of Torrie's greatest highlights and moments from her career in wrestling.
Torrie Wilson went from a small-town Idaho girl to a worldwide Superstar. Soon, she will be a WWE Hall of Famer, too.
Wilson is the latest Superstar to be announced for the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, joining D-Generation X and The Honky Tonk Man. The news was first reported by ESPNW. Wilson will take her place in sports-entertainment history on the eve of WrestleMania 35, Saturday, April 6, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets for this historic evening are available now.
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.
Wilson did not stay away from sports-entertainment for good, though. In 2018, she returned to the ring to take part in the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match – then later that year was a featured competitor at WWE Evolution, the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, in a Battle Royal for a future championship opportunity. And now, for her contributions that helped blaze a trail for women in sports-entertainment, Wilson will take her place in sports-entertainment history.
Don’t miss Torrie Wilson enter the WWE Hall of Fame, along with D-Generation X and The Honky Tonk Man, during the 2019 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 6, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets for the ceremony are available now.
As mentioned at the conclusion of the write-up, Torrie Wilson is joining D-Generation X and The Honky Tonk Man as inductees of the 2019 WWE Hall Of Fame.