9 WWE Stars Who Posed Naked For Playboy

Thanks for the mammaries, Hef.

Sable Playboy
Playboy Magazine

Ordinarily, there are few really compelling reasons to take a long-hard leer at those women of WWE who bared all for the hallowed pages of softcore porn rag Playboy. It's hard to shy away from the suggestion that really, it's any excuse for a bit of titillation. But there are a couple of good ones.

Hugh Hefner's death, at the grand old age of 91, is one of them.

The long-time magazine impresario has drawn a range of conflicting eulogies in the wake of his passing, from the hysterical to hagiographic, characterised as both a misogynist pimp and a free-spirited proponent of the sexual revolution. Amongst the volume, one set of voices lost have been those of the models themselves. Torrie Wilson was quick to extend gratitude Hefner's way for the boost the shoot did her career, and many other former Playboy models similarly jumped to echo such sentiments.

For a while, WWE and Playboy made perfect playmates, a relationship ideally suited to the crass ideals of the Attitude Era and the demographic it brought with it. Eventually, the company's policy towards employing women was ultimately dictated by their ability to fluidly adapt to print. In the nude, if possible.

No surprise then, that there're more than two handfuls who bared all for a generation of oogling teenage eyes in darkened bedrooms.

9. Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson Playboy
Playboy Magazine

In the wake of Hugh Hefner's death, Torrie Wilson quickly jumped onto social media to thank the pornographer for given her the opportunity to twice star on the cover of his illustrious top-shelf rag.

Wilson first stripped off for Playboy in 2003, instigating an on-screen feud with a jealous Nidia. Envy's ugly head reappeared post-WrestleMania XIX, as the original WWE cover star Sable gatecrashed Torrie's 'Playboy Coming Out Party', with the tiresomely inevitably outcome of a Bikini Contest between the two.

They kissed and made up on screen - quite literally - before the pair appeared side-by-side, in the buff, for March 2004's issue of the magazine.

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