October 13, 2007
Torrie touched by special appearance
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
Torrie Wilson is no stranger to celebrity.
The WWE Diva has appeared in arenas with thousands of fans watching her every move.
The blond bombshell also has removed her clothes, posing for Playboy.
But these days she's feeling especially good about an appearance last week at the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai. More than 7,500 Special Olympians from 165 countries were on hand.
"Oh my gosh, when I was asked to come here, I was so excited," Wilson gushed over the phone. "The first day, the opening ceremony, Mick Foley and I walked out with different countries and there was so much energy, everyone was so pumped up.
"It's such a great feeling to be part of something like this."
Wilson and Foley were part of a contingent that included Colin Farrell, Jackie Chan, Michelle Kwan, Yao Ming, Bianca Jagger and Arnold Schwarzenegger, visiting the Special Olympics.
"We went to watch gymnastics and it was so great to see that everything was so focused on the athletes and their families," Wilson said. "The athletes were all cheering for each other. You can't help but get caught up in this.
I don't know how anyone could be here and not be emotional. To see their faces light up, it's a feeling Ican't describe."
CHAMP TO CHUMP: While last Sunday's No Mercy pay-per-view did not feature the return of Chris Jericho, it did have plenty of title changes, some with the same belt.
After Randy Orton was declared the new heavyweight champ, he lost the strap to Triple H, who then successfully defended his title against Umaga.
Ordered to fight Orton again, Triple H couldn't beat the 10 count in a Last Man Standing Match ... and Orton was once again the champ.
Other No Mercy results:Beth Phoenix won the women's championship over Candice Michelle; CM Punk beat Big Daddy V via DQ; Rey Mysterio and Finlay ended in a No Contest; Batista beat The Great Khali in a Punjabi Prison match; and Mr. Kennedy, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch beat Jeff Hardy, Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
Shawn Michaels made his return the next night on RAW, planting a superkick on Orton's face.