Our favorite WWE Diva rose to fame as a fitness model before becoming a professional wrestler. It turns out Torrie Wilson not only had the charisma and confidence to show off her lean body for people seeking fitness goals but also for another audience who found her stunning.
The WWE Superstar joined WWE after the acquisition of WCW in 2001 and became a crowd favorite instantly (along with Stacy Keibler). Wilson's SmackDown and Wrestlemania debuts are something to remember. After becoming popular in the wrestling world, Hugh Hefner offered Torrie Wilson a chance to pose for Playboy, and to this day, Torrie Wilson's Playboy is a sought after issue.
Torrie Wilson May 2003 Playboy Magazine BAS Beckett COA WWE Single Issue Magazine - 2003
There is a lot of drama behind the Playboy cover. After Torrie Wilson and Funaki defeated Nidia and Jamie Noble, the one and only Stephanie McMahon revealed that Wilson would be the Playboy cover girl.
After calling her the "hottest, sexiest, and finest Diva," McMahon says Torrie Wilson will be featured in Playboy. Her photoshoot was big time. Dreams came true for many, but this crushed the hearts of a few hopefuls.
To retaliate, Sable challenged her to a bikini contest, and Wilson won. Later, she had more feuds with Dawn Marie and Nidia, but they came to an end to form alliances. Many years later, Wilson left the ring. Although she left, she is now in the WWE Hall of Fame and has an iconic Playboy cover.
Several other women in pro wrestling went on to pose for Playboy. Some fan favorites include Chyna, Candice Michelle, Maria Kanellis, Christy Hemme (sorry Trish Stratus), and Ashley Massaro.
WWE Women in Playboy
Playboy Magazine - November 2000 - Chyna WWFSingle Issue Magazine- Adult, 2006
She was the first woman to ever compete in the Royal Rumble. Iconic.
This edition ships from the United States.
Playboy Magazine, April 2006Single Issue Magazine- April, 2006
One of our favorite Playboy cover girls, and Go Daddy Girl, of course.
Playboy April 2008 Adult MagazineSingle Issue Magazine- 2008
Ashley Massaro knew she'd be a great fit for the cover.
Gone way too soon, but you can find many Ashley Massaro collectibles to hold onto forever. For more WWE Diva, Playmate, and WWF memorabilia, check out eBay.
This post was originally published on March 11, 2020.
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