Saddening news to pass along on Torrie's big day.
Torrie Wilson took to Instagram yesterday and posted a photo with a caption that read, "This week is an incredible one for me but has also brought me some horrible pain in the form of a sudden loss. Just wanted to tell you to make that call to a loved one, don’t put it off...and TELL someone you love em and don’t think twice about it. That’s all. Big love". Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed that the loss that Torrie was referring to was the loss of her father Al Wilson who passed away earlier this week according to the site.
WWE issued the following statement on Al Wilson passing away:
Al Wilson passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Al Wilson has passed away.
The father of WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson, Al appeared on SmackDown in 2002 through '03 and took part in many memorable segments that endeared him to the WWE Universe.
WWE extends its condolences to Wilson's family, friends and fans.
Al Wilson has made a number of appearances on WWE programming as he was involved in the storyline between Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie that stretched from late 2002 until the 2003 Royal Rumble pay-per-view where Dawn and Torrie closed the book on their feud.
Tonight, Torrie Wilson is set to be in New York City at the Barclays Center to accept her induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
Torrie Wilson joined The Ross Report podcast recently and chatted about the Hall Of Fame ceremony and said that she plans on keeping her speech under ten minutes. To read more on that, check out Fightful's published article about Torrie's statement.
We here at Fightful would like to see our condolences to the family and friends of those who knew Al Wilson.