Fans grateful for having seen Torrie Wilson in a wrestling ring ought to thank Kevin Nash.
Torrie was one of the most popular women in WWE from the pre-women’s revolution era. She started off as a manager in WCW and then joined WWE after WCW closed.
Though she wasn’t as skilled in the ring as today’s women, Torrie had a different kind of appeal. She was very popular among fans for her looks and ‘girl next door’ appeal. That appeal led to, among other things, two appearances on the cover of Playboy magazine.
Yet none of this wouldn’t’ve happened had Torrie Wilson not spoken to Kevin Nash.
During an appearance on the Generation Iron Fitness Network, Torrie explained how Nash pitched a story/angle to her which allowed her to enter the wrestling business.
“I didn’t know who any of them [the WCW wrestlers] were, but I was taking pictures with Bill Goldberg and some people.
Then I met Kevin Nash, and he was like, ‘I saw you in a green bikini in a magazine, and we have this storyline idea. Would you be interested in doing it, working with Ric Flair?’ And it was just like acting segments, and so I said yeah.”
After retiring from wrestling, Torrie Wilson became an online fitness blogger and instructor. She was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2019.
h/t WrestlingInc. for the transcription