March 12, 2006
Sweet as CandiceOh-so-hot WWE diva fulfills 'dream' with appearance in April edition of Playboy
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
Knowing that millions of people would see her naked didn't bother Candice Michelle.
In fact, Playboy's April covergirl was thrilled to take off her clothes.
"This has been a dream of mine," said 27-year-old Candice, the oh-so-hot devilish WWE diva. "I'd done some special editions for Playboy, but this is the cover.
"I didn't really think about, 'I'm totally nude, standing in front of all these people.' They make you feel so comfortable."
Comfortable enough to show it all.
"The way Playboy shows a woman's body is very sexy," she said. "And my WWE character, by nature, has a sexy side.
"I remember when I was 17 ... I used to look at Playboy. I've been looking at it for years. I don't have a problem looking at another woman's body."
This girl isn't just another pretty face ... with roles in the sizzling GoDaddy commercials, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and TV shows The Man Show and Party of Five among her screen appearances. And she continues to develop as a wrestler.
"I want to go out there and wrestle," she said. "I want to win the women's championship belt. It doesn't feel good when you take some of the bumps, but I'm not going to do things half-assed."
It's tough to boo a girl that's so hot. And a girl that seems so sweet out of the ring. But that's her job: With plenty of sass, get heat from the fans.
"The first time I got booed, I wondered why," she said. "But when you're a heel, that's your job. So now when they boo, it's like, 'Wow, I did my job well.'"
Candice's introduction to WWE came through the 2004 Diva Search. She did not make the Top 10.
"When I got eliminated, I was hurt," she said.
"I thought I was perfect for this. So when they called me later, I was surprised and excited."
This is a girl with plenty of jiggle ... and plenty of personality. A girl with star qualities. And a girl who's not afraid to bare her assets for the world to see.
- WWE has confirmed that the Unforgiven pay-per-view will be held Sept. 17 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
- RAW will be delayed in Canada by a couple of hours tomorrow night. Ontario viewers can tune in at 11 p.m. The repeat will begin at 1 a.m.
- TNA will hold its Destination X pay-per-view tonight. Among the matches: Christian Cage vs. Alpha Male Monty Brown; Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels in an Ultimate X match; Jeff Jarrett, America's Most Wanted and Abyss vs. Rhino, Team 3D and Ron
"The Truth" Killings; The James Gang and Bullet Bob Armstrong vs. The Latin American Exchange; and Lance Hoyt vs. Matt Bentley. Also, look for an appearance by Steve Borden (Sting).
- Samoa Joe will headline a Twin Wrestling Entertainment event March 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the Meron Banquet Hall in Thornhill (1600 Steeles Ave.W).
- CPW will hold its next event March 18, at 7 p.m., at the St-Jean-Bosco school (71 St-Jean-Bosco St.). The main event is Tray Hugh Mongus vs. MVP Michael Von Payton. CPW will be featured on the CBC TV show On The Road Again on March 16 at 7 p.m. A CBC camera crew recently attended two CPW events to capture highlights and interviews for its long-running series hosted by Wayne Rostad.
- Rage Wrestling Entertainment will hold an event at the Gatineau Legion (231 Maloney Blvd.) today at 3:30 p.m. Matches include: Rahim Ali's big man challenge, MVP vs. Maxime Boyer, Frank "The Beast" Bradley vs. Don Paysan, Aftershock vs. Dave Titan and Tray Hugh Mongus, "Mr Know It All" Shawn Demers vs. Pistola and Thunder vs. Tomassino.