Sunday, January 28, 2007

Terri Poch


Wrestlers name(s) Terri Powers,Green Goddess,Ninja,Taylor Made,Tori
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Born August 20, 1967,Portland, Oregon
Trained by Brad Rheingans
Pro wrestling debut 1989
Retired 2001


Terri Poch (born August 20, 1967 in Portland, Oregon) is an American former professional wrestler, best known for her appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Tori.

Terri Poch debuted in 1989 as Taylor Made, a valet for Scotty the Body in Portland's Pacific Northwest Wrestling. She joined the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association in 1990 as Terri Power, and on February 23, 1992 at Super Ladies Showdown in Rochester, Minnesota in the Mayo Civic Center she defeated Lady X for the LPWA Championship. She was never defeated for the title, as the LPWA ceased operations shortly after her victory. She also tag-teamed with Reggie Bennett during their mutual stint with the short-lived organization.

In the summer of 1992 Poch began wrestling in Japan for All Japan Women. She competed in the Japan Grand Prix, finishing ninth, and the Fuji Network Tag Team Tournament (with Kyoko Inoue as her partner). She remained in Japan until 1993, when she took a hiatus from wrestling.

In the autumn of 1998 Poch was hired by the WWF. She debuted on the December 28, 1998 episode of RAW is WAR entering the ring before a match to hand Sable a yellow rose. She continued to play the part of an obsessed fan over the next few weeks, constantly at ringside during Sable's matches. At the 1999 Royal Rumble she helped Sable defeat Luna Vachon in a Strap Match. Poch later introduced herself as Tori, and tried to gain the respect of Sable, but Sable continually degraded and humiliated her. This led to Poch challenging Sable to a match for the Women's Championship at WrestleMania XV. Poch was defeated following interference from Sable's bodyguard, Nicole Bass.

Poch feuded with Jacqueline in April and May 1999, and then began pursuing Ivory's Women's Championship in July. After Ivory defeated Poch at SummerSlam 1999, their feud became more and more heated, leading to the first ever WWF women's Hardcore Match on September 6. 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. On September 26 Poch attempted to gain a measure of retribution by attacking Ivory during a match, but was pushed in a crate by Ivory. She was removed from television for several months thereafter.

Poch returned in November, teaming with Mae Young, The Fabulous Moolah and Debra to defeat Ivory, Luna, Terri Runnels and Jacqueline at Survivor Series. She also became the onscreen girlfriend of Kane. This led to a short feud between Kane and Viscera after Viscera repeatedly made unwelcome advances toward Poch.

On December 16 Poch complained to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon about Kane, by now feuding with his former tag team partner X-Pac (an ally of Triple H), being placed in a Handicap Match. Stephanie retorted by challenging Poch to a match that night, which she accepted. However, Stephanie replaced herself with X-Pac, who defeated Poch with ease as Kane was ambushed backstage by the Mean Street Posse.

Kane received a shot at the WWF Championship on December 20, but with the stipulation that, if he lost to Big Show (the incumbent), Poch would have to spend the Christmas weekend with X-Pac. Kane lost after the New Age Outlaws distracted him. However, Poch insisted upon her return that X-Pac had been a "perfect gentleman".

Poch began to become paranoid, and grew hysterical after Test hugged her. Kane promptly destroyed Test in the ring, believing Poch's claims that he had harassed her. Other wrestlers began to exploit Poch's neuroticism, using it to unleash Kane on their enemies.

Kane continued to feud with X-Pac, and on January 27, 2000 he was ambushed in the ring by the McMahon-Helmsley Faction (X-Pac's allies). After tying Kane up, X-Pac revealed that Poch was now with him. Poch turned heel, joining the faction and accompanying X-Pac and his partner Road Dogg to the ring. She helped X-Pac defeat Kane at No Way Out 2000, but he was beaten by Kane in their last match at WrestleMania 2000.

Poch continued to help X-Pac and Road Dogg, as well as helping Stephanie McMahon retain the Women's Championship in a match with Lita. The Faction began feuding with the Dudley Boyz, and Poch used a Flying Splash to drive Bubba Ray Dudley through a table on June 12. Bubba Ray gained revenge at King of the Ring 2000, where he powerbombed Poch through a table. Poch was sidelined with a torn labrum on June 24. She underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews, and on October 30 she returned for one night, confronting and slapping X-Pac for failing to protect her.

Poch returned in January 2001 as The Ninja, a masked, anonymous figure wearing a black bodysuit who helped Raven retain the Hardcore Championship, attacking his opponents and acting as a getaway driver. Raven's Hardcore title feud with Crash Holly led to a feud between Poch and Crash's onscreen cousin Molly Holly, who finally unmasked the ninja on the March 11 episode of Sunday Night HEAT, revealing her to be Poch. Poch was then removed from television.

After acting as a Tough Enough trainer throughout the summer of 2001, Poch was released by the WWF in September 2001. At the time she made accusations about Raven, claiming he had verbally abused her (road agent Gerald Brisco and WWF Executive Vice President of Talent Relations Jim Ross claimed, however, that these allegations were not true). She subsequently retired from wrestling and concentrated on her yoga career.

Celebrity Link: Tori sites

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