Torrie Wilson spoke with ESPNW after news of her WWE Hall Of Fame induction broke. Wilson called the honor worthy of a championship win, something that alluded her during her in-ring career:
“This feels like a sweet closure. 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 also spoke about how today’s women’s wrestling has evolved, calling Becky Lynch a strong competitor:
“It’s actually mind-boggling to me when I watch their matches. I remember watching Becky Lynch and then asking her after, ‘How are you going on? How are you doing matches after matches? Aren’t you hurting?’ And she is just tough as a nail.”
Wilson says she wants to encourage people to keep pushing, and says she wants to inspire people to be just as confident and cites how she’s seen the results herself:
“I want to stress to people — we fall so hard. I have fallen so, so hard so many times, and wasn’t sure if I could get back up. And the truth of the matter is, every time I fell, my life got even better when I crawled out of it.”
Torrie Wilson Calls Her WWE Hall Of Fame Induction 'Sweet Closure'