She is best known for her time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
As a fitness competitor, Wilson won the Miss Galaxy competition in 1999.
Torrie was then involved in a short-lived feud with MNM valet Melina.
After Ric Flair won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Hollywood Hogan at Uncensored inside a Barbed Wire Steel Cage match, David and Torrie took some time off from WCW television in April before returning in May to accompany David to the ring for matches.
At the 1999 Bash at the Beach, Wilson acted as a valet for Flair as he successfully defended the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Dean Malenko.
Dawn would eventually show footage of this at Armageddon.
A few months earlier, when her pictorial was announced, a short storyline feud with Nidia developed, with the latter being jealous of the fact that Wilson was chosen for the cover and spread in the magazine.
She continued to accompany David to the ring until September when David was on the telephone with Torrie and later found out that Torrie was in the Filthy Animals' locker room flirting with Billy Kidman, this resulted in a feud between Flair and Kidman on the October 18, 1999 episode of Nitro when Torrie turned on him, resulting in Flair losing the match and the Animals beating on him, after the Animals stopped assaulting David, Torrie left with the Animals, It was around this time that Wilson began managing Billy Kidman and his Filthy Animals teammates.
On the November 22, 1999 episode of Nitro, during a tag team match between Billy Kidman and Konnan facing Creative Control for the WCW World Tag Team Championship, Billy Kidman looked up at the Turnertron and saw that Torrie Wilson and Eddie Guerrero were shown flirting inside his locker room on the "Kidcam", a hidden camera segment, which led to a storyline feud between Kidman and Guerrero.
Following this, Wilson once again disappeared from television.
Wilson however returned on the January 19, 2000 episode of Thunder managing Billy Kidman, and in April 2000, Kidman and Wilson joined a stable known as the New Blood, making them both villainous characters.
As part of the feud, the two had a match with Torrie's career on the line when the Smack Down!
General Manager at the time, Kurt Angle, made the stipulation for the match at Judgment Day, which Torrie defeated Dawn to keep her career.
The distraction allowed The Hurricane to pick up the win.