Women’s wrestling has a come long way in WWE but for Torrie Wilson her experience in the company and some of the things she had to do left her mortified.
Nowadays women’s wrestling is every bit about the competition and athleticism as the men’s. However in the not-so-dim and distant past in WWE, women were reduced to pillow fights, swimsuit competitions, and bra and panties matches.
However, despite their status on the show, Torrie Wilson managed to become a WWE Hall of Famer and was no stranger to those sorts of segments on the show.
WWE is now under the microscope after Vince McMahon was accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking in a horrifying lawsuit and some of these old segments could be seen by many in a disturbing new light.
Torrie Wilson Wanted No Part Of Raunchy WWE Segments
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Torrie Wilson discussed her experience in WWE and explained how she fought back tears when she was in the middle of a bikini segment with other WWE stars:
They were all mortifying, people don’t realise. I went out there and owned it the best I could and pushed through the fear, but it was mortifying, There were times when, I remember specifically a house show that I was in this bikini showdown with Dawn Marie and Sable and someone else.
I was standing in the corner watching one of the girls dance in the middle, and literally fighting back tears. Like, I cannot believe I’m doing this right now. Because it got to like a raunchy point, and I’m like, I don’t want to be a part of this. But that was also my job.
Wilson was asked outright if she ever felt that she could say no in WWE to anything she was uncomfortable with and said she didn’t and that there were only two occasions she refused something despite pressure from Vince McMahon:
No. It was twice that I could remember that I [said no]. First of all, I’m a major people pleaser. So to say no to people is really hard, even if it’s someone you know, I’m recovering from that. There was one time when I had a thing with Sable where Vince wanted me to come out with the paint on my boobs like she did. And I was like, hard no, I can’t do that. I mean, it ended up being nearly nothing anyway.
And another time was when I did Playboy, Vince wanted me to do a pay-per-view also, the video. That one was very hardcore pressed. And it was really hard for me to say no, but I absolutely didn’t want that.
However, Torrie Wilson added that she had no issue with agreeing to appear in Playboy magazine in the first place:
That part was no. Because I thought it’s photos, I know it’s gonna look good and it’s Playboy. To be honest, this is gonna sound real dumb. But I hadn’t really even thought about the fact that I was kind of gonna be nude because Playboy was so such a popular magazine. I was like, This is gonna be awesome, right? Playboy parties and all that.
Literally, it wasn’t until I was landing on the plane to go to the shoot that I was like, Oh, sh*t, there’s going to actually be other people in the room. Not just me and the photographer. It was kind of a closed set. So there wasn’t more than like maybe six people. And I always had a robe. But in between shots, it was so weird.
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