In the midst of an era witnessing the triumphant in-ring returns of WWE Hall of Famers such as Trish Stratus and Lita, Torrie Wilson remains steadfast in her decision to stay outside of the ring. During an enlightening conversation on "Busted Open," Wilson delved into the reasons behind her steadfast resolution, shedding light on her current mindset nearly 16 years after her last solo bout against Victoria in November 2007.
Contemplating a Comeback
Observing the comeback journeys of her contemporaries, Wilson disclosed, “I tuned in eagerly to watch Trish's return, even reaching out to her a few times to express my awe and support. I told her, 'I'm not sure how you're pulling this off, but kudos to you.’ However, for me, the desire to step back into the ring is nonexistent”.
Wilson’s words carry a sense of finality as she articulates her thoughts, underscoring the emotional turmoil and physical demands that a return would entail. "I can almost feel the anxiety just thinking about it. A comeback wouldn't be a walk in the park for me.
I'd want to prove my athletic prowess, which means embracing a rigorous training regimen, enduring countless bumps, and possibly even spending time in 'NXT.' I’m not prepared to put my body through that ordeal again,” Wilson explained with a tone of determination.
While she has been absent from singles competition, Wilson has not been a stranger to the WWE universe, making guest appearances in several battle royals. Her most notable recent participation was in the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble, where she held her ground before being ousted by Shayna Baszler after a commendable four-minute performance.
Rewinding to 2018, Wilson was part of the 20-woman battle royal at the Evolution pay-per-view, making a swift exit courtesy of Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Wilson’s latest interaction with WWE saw her taking the stage to welcome her long-time friend and adversary, Stacy Keibler, into the illustrious WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023.
Despite her distance from in-ring action, Wilson’s presence and impact in the world of professional wrestling remain undeniable, as she continues to cherish and uphold the legacy of her illustrious career.