TERRI “TORI” POCH INTERVIEW

#1 Question
Name: Marty
Question: How was it working with Victoria in OVW? Did you sense that she had the potential to make it in the big leagues back then?
Answer: I really do not want to come off as a know it all so to speak but I really did know she would get somewhere. She is hot, which whether or not if it matters to you .. it does to sell a product. She had an amaizing personality and charisma that was unmatchable to anyone else. Working with her was my pleasure and if I were still in the business Id love to do it again.

#2 Question
Name: Marty
Question: What is your most and least favorite memory of being part of the WWF?
Answer: Most would be Wrestlemania 15. It was an amaizing experience to be chasing gold at your debut title match, at your first Wrestlemania .. and did I say it was Wrestlemania? Haha. My least would be the ninja gimmick for reasons I for the sake of not being rude will choose not to say.

#3 Question
Name: Kellen
Question: What male wrestlers did you beat during your time in WWF, I heard Gillberg and X-Pac?
Answer: Working with the men was great, I really do not remember who exactly .. we work a lot more matches and shows than you guys think or see. Before shows we used to train a lot with different people and mix it up.

#4 Question
Name: Will
Question: What were your original goals when you first signed with WWE? (Did you think you’d be a full time wrestler and win the women’s title?) And what plans did they have for you after your shoulder injury? (Remember that you were shortly Raven’s Black Ninja)
Answer: My plans were to be successful! I am not sure if that went well or not because there are many ways to define “successful”. I would like to think Ive given it my all, but you never really know unless there is a standard set. WWE’s plans changed a lot .. at the end of the day they insisted I stay down in OVW and train more but I felt that was not needed and the rest is history.

#5 Question
Name: NRR
Question: Were you in a real life relationship with X-Pac?
Answer: No, I was not actually.

#6 Question
Name: Diana
Question: What was it like working with Victoria?
Answer: As said earlier she was an amaizing women, full of charisma and spunk!

#7 Question
Name: Vin
Question: Hey Terri. It is great to hear from you again in some extent. I was wondering, what have you been up to since your departure from the WWF/E and might you have any intensions on returning in the coming future?
Answer: Since leaving WWF, I have been able to focus a lot more on me and my life. The schedule was chaotic and it wasn’t for everyone but I did enjoy my time. I would not however go back .. Ive heard the division is on a low and I don’t think WWE would give me the oppurtunity or anyone unless it were to be Trish to pick up the pieces. I do however still do love Trish.

#8 Question
Name: Ramir
Question: When will you go back to the WWE?
Answer: I don’t plan to.

#9 Question
Name: Tony
Question: How did you like the WWE and why did you leave?
Answer: Like everything there were the pro’s and con’s of it all. I left because of reasons Id rather not discuss but I will leave it at we weren’t coming to a mutual agreement.

#10 Question
Name: Vito
Question: Was it fun working with Victoria in OVW?
Answer: Very fun, shes hillarious too!

#11 Question
Name: Megan
Question: I’ve been deaf since I was born and I’d love to become a wrestler one day. Do you think I can do it even though I can’t hear? If so, do you have any tips for me?
Answer: Of course you can do it! Nothing except hearing the crowd, or ref, or your trainer will hold you back but all that can be worked around.

#12 Question
Name: Dani
Question: What was it like traveling? Who were you’re closest travel friends while you were on the road? Any good or funny road stories?
Answer: Traveling was really fun! I had most fun with Ivory, Molly, and Trish. Any particular road stories .. hmm good question .. I think I may publish some on my up and coming site. :)

#13 Question
Name: Jesleen
Question: Have you stayed in touch with people you worked with in WWF?
Answer: No not really. I have spoken to a few people here and there but none have remained life long friends of mine.

#14 Question
Name: Seth
Question: Hey Tori, I was a huge fan when you first appeared in the WWF because your first gimmick was obsessed fan of Sable (Rena Mero), I was an ‘obsessed fan’ of Sable as well so I was drawn to you. You were completely screwed out of your job after the WWF injured you. Anyways, were you a big fan of Sable or was it just your gimmick?
Answer: I was a fan of Sable .. not that big of a fan but I admire her. But yes that was just a gimmick.

#15 Question
Name: Holly
Question: Do you ever wish you could go back into the wrestling business and get involved with storylines, etc.?
Answer: Yes, and no. It’s like smoking. Once you stop for good .. its kind of over for you.

#16 Question
Name: Holly
Question: Do you still watch WWE? If so then which is your favorite brand, RAW, Smackdown or ECW?
Answer: I do not watch! Sorry. :(

#17 Question
Name: Theo
Question: What was it like being the first diva to receive the stinkface from Rikishi at WrestleMania 2000?
Answer: Good times haha, good times!

#18 Question
Name: Johnny
Question: Hi Terri, I just wanted to know… do you happen to have a MySpace by any chance and what’s the URL if you do?
Answer: http://www.myspace.com/officialmyspaceoftori

#19 Question
Name: Rich
Question: What made you decide to leave the wrestling world?
Answer: My dismisal from WWE.

#20 Question
Name: Rich
Question: Do you see yourself ever returning to wrestling as either a manager or even commentator? You would be excellent next to JR and The King.
Answer: Haha no, although that would be a fun job.

#21 Question
Name: Mick
Question: How did you like working your storyline with Lisa “Ivory” Moretti? Did you enjoy the hardcore match you participated in with her?
Answer :I liked it because it got a great response. Its one of those things, whether you liked it or not it is in the history books and I liked it so it made it that much better. Ivory was really charasmatic and working with her was a blast.

#22 Question
Name: Bobby
Question: Hi Terri, you’ve had the opportunity to work with both Trish. Did you ever think she would get this far?
Answer: Absolutley not! Who did? Everyone who says yes is lieing because nobody has ever gotten further than Trish so who would have predicted the standards would have gotten higher without seeing it for yourself.

#23 Question
Name: Missy
Question: Hello Terri. I have a question for you; I want to know how you felt when you worked with Victoria in OVW and do you think you would get to work with her again?
Answer: I felt honored to be involved with such an amaizing up-in-coming star. I do not wrestle anymore but Id love to work with her again somehow.

#24 Question
Name: Khismar
Question: Of all the female wrestlers you’ve stepped into the ring with, which one took you to the limit?
Answer: Jacqueline was pretty tough.:)

#25 Question
Name: Kosta
Question: Which divas did you most enjoy working with?
Answer: All of them were something new and exciting for me!

#26 Question
Name: Dean
Question: What was it like working with The Kat in the chocolate pudding match and working with her in general?
Answer: She was a fun lady, very bold and daring but fun. I never liked those matches though.

#27 Question
Name: Scott
Question: Terri, when you worked with Nora during the WWF days, did you think that she would be so dominant in the ring and did you think that her popularity would skyrocket as it is right now?
Answer: Yes, Nora was amaizing to work with .. so elegant and easy to flow with her.

#28 Question
Name: Maria
Question: Will you come back to the WWE?
Answer: Never say never.

#29 Question
Name: JCLS
Question: Were you and Molly ever scheduled to wrestle at one point?
Answer: We have worked together before, but in a full fledged feud .. we were supposed to work that too but my injury held that back.

#30 Question
Name: Mohit
Question: Hey Terri. I just wanted to ask about your experiences with Ivory, Jackie, Luna , Nicole & Kat??
Answer: Ivory, Jackie, Luna, and Kat were all great women. Nicole was cool too!

#31 Question
Name: Howard Gardner
Question: Terri, what do you think of the women’s division currently in the WWE?
Answer: I think I’d have a better answer for you if I watched it lol.

#32 Question
Name: Florin
Question: I saw some of your matches. Did you want to be a WWF Women’s Champion?
Answer: I would have liked nothing more!

#33 Question
Name: Sillia
Question: What is the most memorable match you’ve had?
Answer: All of them have a special place in my heart .. everyone was really different and defined me as a person.

#34 Question
Name: Cody
Question: If you could team up with a present WWE Diva, who would it be?
Answer: Victoria! I hear she is still signed and shes wonderful .. why not?

#35 Question
Name: Steph
Question: Hi Terri, I loved you in your DX Days. Just wanted to know what was it like being a part of a big group like DX, and were you comfortable working with people so high up?
Answer: Ill be the first to admit I was nervous but honored to be put in a league with people of such high class. They were big timers in the company and to work with them was superb!

#36 Question
Name: Jessie
Question: What women would you like to work with in the wrestling ring that you had never got the chance too?
Answer: A few women from Japan.

#37 Question
Name: Chase
Question: Back in 2001 when you were the helper or I should say ninja of Raven, how did it feel to be in this great story line with Molly Holly? It went on for weeks every time Molly got close to reveling who the ninja was, she got knocked down and when she finally did, it was such a great storyline!
Answer: It really could have been something special and remarkable but the ball was dropped on it all!

#38 Question
Name: David Sabick
Question: I am doing a fund raiser in the Duluth, MN area and Nora Greenwald will be on the show. I was wondering if you would like to take part in it? The date is July 21st.
Answer: Very tempting sir, and Id love to take the offer but I do not wrestle anymore. I am sorry!

#39 Question
Name: Carol Garofalo
Question: Hey sweetie: Just wanted to say that it’s good that it’s good to see you are doing ok. Actually I have two questions.
1. When you were working with Victoria “back in the day”, did you see the potential she had to become a holder of the Women’s Title?
2. Do you have any regrets not getting the chance to hold that title yourself?
Answer: 1. You can’t live with regrets. Living with regrets means you are ashamed of what you’ve done. I dont think I could have done anything more to have deserved the belt. If I didnt get it, I didnt .. but I wasnt going to swallow myself pride to perhaps swallow something else if you get what I mean.
2. Victoria, I knew she’d make it somewhere .. shes a wonderful, amazing woman .. I however didnt know if in WWE theyd give her a title opportunity.

#40 Question
Name: Makia
Question: If you still watch wrestling, do you think that Victoria needs a push? Do you believe that they are really trying to use there women’s division or are they just throwing any little unprofessional at them?
Answer: Whether or whether not I watch, I strongly believe she deserves a push.

#41 Question
Name: Brad
Question: Hi Terri. First off, I’d like to say that I’m a really big fan! And I was just wondering what it was like for you to work with Rena Mero and Luna Vachon?
Answer: It was a huge honor to work with both. Luna was a great worker and person. Sable was pretty cool as well.

#42 Question
Name: Jessica Kunz
Question: Hi Terri. What are you thoughts on working with both Victoria & Trish Stratus?
Answer: Wow! Is all I can say. Its funny because you can look at someone in the street and think “normal person” not knowing who or what they’ll turn out to be someday.

#43 Question
Name: T
Question: Have you ever fought Victoria in any matches, if you do, please tell me?
Answer: Yes I have.

#44 Question
Name: Rick Ryatt
Question: Teri, why did you leave the WWE?
Answer: Mutual disagreement with WWE.

#45 Question
Name: CJ
Question: First, you are one of my favorite wrestlers. Second, what was your favorite match in the WWF?
Answer: WM15 was my favorite!

#46 Question
Name: Notorious A.R.T
Question: Terri, I would like to know if you ever wrestled Victoria? And who won? I’d really like to see that match. Would you ever consider coming back to the WWE as a active wrestler? Victoria and Mickie could sure benefit from some real talent.
Answer: I have wrestled Victoria, and there was no winner. It was a training match in OVW. I would not consider coming back sadly.

#47 Question
Name: Kyle
Question: What was it like being a member of D-Generation X in 2000?
Answer: Nerve racking at first but amaizing once things started progressing along.

#48 Question
Name: Eric
Question: Tori, you were one of my favorite divas ever. I was sad you never got the push you deserved and they had you lose to Sable at WM15 and you carried her through the whole match and they had you like wanting to be like that. I just wanted to let you know your one of the most beautiful talented divas to ever step foot in WWE. My question is, what is your favorite match you been in and would you go back to WWE? Are you still wrestling today because I would love to see you wrestle?
Answer: My favorite match was WM15, I would not go back and no I do not wrestle.

#49 Question
Name: Eric
Question: I had to ask one more question, does winning the women’s title mean anything anymore?
Answer: In my eyes no .. and it never really did because unless you have the BEST OF THE BEST working for it and at it .. then absolutley not .. its just a prop to get people over.

#50 Question
Name: Enzo
Question: Have you kept in touch with any former WWE divas and who are your current favorite divas today?
Answer: Victoria, Trish, and Lita. I do not keep in touch with any though.

#51 Question
Name: Tejsel
Question: What have you been up to since being away from the WWE? Will there ever be a chance that you’ll have a special guest appearance with the current WWE Divas?
Answer: Yoga and living life! I do not know if I’d come back. Im not holding my breath for a WWE phone call either.

#52 Question
Name: Adam
Question: If you were asked to return to the WWE what would be your answer?
Answer: Yes .. I wouldnt mind giving it one more go but as I said above .. I doubt they’d call.

#53 Question
Name: Harry
Question: Did you always ever want to get in to wrestling or did you want to do something else? And also if u had a chance to come back to the WWE, would you think about it?
Answer: I always changed my mind about what I wanted to do .. if I had the chance Id come back.

#54 Question
Name: Adrock67
Question: Were the male wrestlers always on the make for the divas? What were the best & worst pick-up lines you heard from WWE superstars?
Answer: Id rather not because I do not want to sound like a pervert haha!

#55 Question
Name: Kris Ledwick
Question: What was it like to work with Victoria in OVW? Was she a quick learner?
Answer: Very fast, and diligent learned! Awesome girl!

#56 Question
Name: George
Question: If the WWE offered you another contract, what would be your reaction?
Answer: Shocked in one word.

#57 Question
Name: Robert
Question: Hi Terri, while you were in WWE, your finisher was known as the Tori Suplex. However you did not win a match with this move, therefore I would like to know which move you considered your finisher while in WWE? Thanks!
Answer: The ToriPlex LOL.

#58 Question
Name: Kerry
Question: Hi Terri, do you still teach yoga? Do you have any DVD’s out on yoga? How do you feel about having a match with Molly?
Answer: I love Molly, and no I do not have a DVD out. Im not a mainstream person.

#59 Question
Name: Brian
Question: Will you ever come back to the WWE or TNA?
Answer: WWE yes .. TNA maybe.

#60 Question
Name: LQQKOUT
Question: I have been to several Wrestling Fan Fests/Legends shows and your name is one that is often brought up as a person that many fans would like to meet, myself included. Have you given any thought to appearing at a show or been contacted by any promoters to appear.
Answer: Yes I have but none around my area.

#61 Question
Name: Sime’on “T-Bone” Hubbard
Question: Hi Terri, I watched you @ Summerslam 1999 and you had a terrific match against Lisa Moretti a.k.a. Ivory, so I would like to know what was it like working w/Ivory in the WWE and did you 2 get along backstage?
Also I want to know your thoughts on the current direction in the WWE, what are your thoughts on Trish Stratus opening up a yoga gym and what are your thoughts on TNA Wrestling?
Answer: Trish is opening a yoga gym? News to me, congratulations to her! Im sure her body is rockin’ too now. I loved Ivory and working with her was a blast. I do not watch WWE or TNA though.

#62 Question
Name: K.C. Mason
Question: What do you think about the women division now today? Who did you like to work with in the wrestling scene? Like Lita, Trish Stratus, Victoria, Melina, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, or Gail Kim?
Answer: I do not watch, sorry!

#63 Question
Name: Margherita
Question: Hi Tori, I was just wondering would you ever make a return to wrestling in the WWE? And if you had a chance to wrestle anyone on the current roster that you have not wrestled before, who would it be?
Answer: I do not know who is on the current roster that I havent faced .. and I would make a return to WWE but thats it.

#64 Question
Name: Chris S.
Question: As a former WWF diva, what was the craziest fan encounter you have witnessed?
Answer: Signing someones behind. No Im not kidding either!

#65 Question
Name: Jonathan Paplanus
Question: First of all let me just say that I am a huge fan of your’s Ms. Poch. I thought you were a great wrestler and an even more beautiful woman. If you have the time I would like to ask you three questions. I would also want to say that I miss you wrestling. This leads me to my questions:

1. I know you are focusing on your yoga career, but is there any chance that you will go back to wrestling? I was kind of hoping to see you on TNA Impact. The women’s division needs more talented wrestlers like Gail Kim, Jacqueline Moore, and you.

2. Speaking of wrestling, do you still watch it on TV? What do you think of the women’s division in WWE and TNA? My personal favorite wrestling woman is now Gail Kim, and I was wondering what you think of her in-ring skills, since you have never met her to my knowledge?

3. Last but certainly not least what do you think of these wrestlers that you have either worked with or met in person:
Molly Holly
Jacqueline Moore
Sable
Ivory
Terri Runnels
The Kat
Trish Stratus
Gail Kim (just in case you ever met her in person or even wrestled her in the independent circuit) and Lita?
Thank you so much for your time and have a nice day.

Answer: I do not watch TNA or WWE. I have never seen TNA either so I wouldnt know about that. I liked working with all the girls you have mentioned except I ahvent worked with Gail Kim.

#66 Question
Name: Evan
Question: Hello Terri! What was it like working your feud with the Dudley Boyz in 2000?
Answer: Really fun and amaizing to see the crowd respond to my table initiation haha.

#67 Question
Name: Mario
Question: Will you ever go or try to go back to WWE or TNA-Wrestling?
Answer: Depends. I would like to go back to WWE but not this moment.

#68 Question
Name: April Rodriguez
Question: Why did you decide to quit the wrestling business?
Answer: Disagreement with managment.

#69 Question
Name: Vin
Question: Have you ever worked with John Cena back in OVW? What do you think of him as a person? How about as a wrestler?
Answer: No I havent.

#70 Question
Name: Johnny
Question: Is there any chance for you to come back to wrestling again? If so, I hope to see you in TNA (Total Nonstop Action).
Answer: Im not sure.

#71 Question
Name: Jo
Question: Is Nora going to return to wrestling?
Answer: Id ask Nora dear.

#72 Question
Name: Kelvin
Question: Tori, where have you been since your WWE Release? Have you think of going back to the WWE again?
Answer: I have been living life! Enjoying it day by day. I dont think Id go back to WWE unless the circumstances were different.

#73 Question
Name: Richard
Question: When you were in that women’s title match with Ivory under hardcore rules and you were bare feet, did your feet get cut after getting hit in the head with the mirror and/or did anything else get cut?
Answer: Yes but I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed that contract!

#74 Question
Name: Unknown
Question: Would you ever consider acting?
Answer: No, not my flavor.

#75 Question
Name: Fishy
Question: Hi Terri!
1. When you first started your wrestling career, what was the hardest thing to grasp in terms of learning the ropes and understanding the ring psychology?
2. How did it feel to win the LPWA championship?
3. What were some of your best memories from the LPWA?
4. Can you share some of your experience traveling? Was it tough, or fun?
5. I’ve seen you in two WWE Divas specials (Postcard from the Caribbean and Hedonism) what was it like doing photoshoots in places like the Caribbean and Jamaica?
6. Yoga has obviously inspired you and helped you in so many ways mentally and physically. What got you into yoga and it’s effective training?
7. Tough Enough was a good opportunity to see Terri Poch as a person. What was it like training the young teens who wanted to become future superstars?
8. Did you ever think about releasing a DVD showcasing your yoga skills? I know with your skills, you can help a lot of people reach their goals.
9. You worked with Victoria in OVW, did you notice before anyone else that she was a star in the making?
10. Bret Hart is my favorite male wrestler and I know you’ve never worked together (sadly). But his brother Owen was around before his passing. What are your thoughts on Owen?
11. In many interviews, you said you love to read. Any favorite books?
Answer: 1. When I first started, the hardest thing was bumping. Natural reaction isnt to throw yourself on the ground. But once you get used to it .. all is well!
2. Very good! The response was great and I felt like I was walking on cloud 9.
3. Working with the women there! What amaizing people. My favorite moment was winning the title though.
4. Being away from family is but if you love it then it is great.
5. I wasnt really too comfortable .. I am not best friends with the water but going scuba diving helped me a bit. It was nice weather though .. just tough work.
6. Getting in touch with your spiritual side is really a great thing and thats what leaded me into yoga.
7. The show itself was frustrating to do .. it wasnt the training but like all TV things are preplanned.
8. Im not a mainstream person, I dont think I would do that.
9. I knew as a wrestler she’d be a star but who knows with the way WWE pushes people.
10. I never got to work much with either of them but I do respect them greatly.
11. Mystery books are my favorite!


Nora Greenwald
Name: Nora Kristina Greenwald-Benshoof
From: Minnesota
Birthday: September 7, 1977
Alias: Lady Ophelia, Starla Saxton, Mona, Miss Madness, Molly Holly, Mighty Molly
Quick-Bits: Two time former WWE Women's Champion, one time former WWE Hardcore Champion, appears at various independent wrestling shows and conventions, released a Shoot Interview DVD titled "Shootin the Shi... Crap", Married to Geno Benshoof, counselor at Minnesota Teen Challenge, WWE Hall of Famer (Class of 2021).

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