Former hardcore female WWE fighter turns “Yogini”

Los Angeles: Tori, known as, Terri Poch, and former WWE fighter who made an impression as Kane’s girlfriend in the 90s has turned a Yogini after having a successful run as a female WWE fighter in the company from 1999 to 2005.

She currently has a yoga studio in Portland, Oregon and she also specializes in the art of alternative healing. She is not the first WWE wrestler to practice Yoga. Diamond Dallas Page, known as DDP, practices his own yoga therapy called DDP Yoga.

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In 1998, Poch was hired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). She debuted on the December 28 episode of Raw entering the ring before a match to hand Sable a yellow rose. She continued in becoming an obsessed fan over the next few weeks, constantly at ringside during Sable’s matches. At the Royal Rumble, she helped Sable defeat Luna Vachon in a strap match. She later introduced herself as Tori and tried to gain the respect of Sable, who continually degraded and humiliated her. As a result, Tori challenged Sable to a match for the Women’s Championship at WrestleMania XV, which Sable won following interference from her bodyguard, Nicole Bass.

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Tori feuded with Jacqueline in April and May 1999 and then began pursuing Ivory’s Women’s Championship in July. After Ivory defeated Tori at SummerSlam, their feud became more and more heated, leading to the first ever WWF women’s Hardcore match on the September 6, 1999 edition of Raw. Ivory retained her title once more in a match which involved Tori having a mirror smashed over her head and being burnt with an iron.

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