A true wrestling sensation and a 100% certified BADASS, AEW’s Toni Storm is here to light up the stage and rock everyone’s world. Her intense ring presence undeniable strength and determination have kept her chasing that next big thing, from wresting in Japan to WWE and to even greater heights beyond. For anyone that needs a reminder regarding the sentiment “Strong is SEXY”, well, look no further than the phenomenal Toni Storm.
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At the age of just 26, you’ve racked up an impressive list of accomplishments spanning from WWE to AEW. What is your secret to success?
When I was 10 years old, I discovered wrestling on the television and it did something to me. I knew even then, that it was going to be my life, and I wanted to make people feel the same way I felt when I would watch my favorites perform. Nothing has changed since. My secret isn’t really a secret. I got to work and I haven’t stopped since. As soon as I was old enough, I got on a plane, and sent myself to the other side of the world, determined to find out how to become an elite performer, and if I didn’t learn enough, I went to the next place, and the next, until I had traveled all over the world. I guess there are some people in this world that won’t take no for an answer, and I am one of those people. My secret is I took that first step and I never looked back and I did it all MY way. This journey has been rough, but also beautiful, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Your line of work–be it preparing for a photo shoot or a wrestling match–requires you to be in phenomenal shape almost if not all year round. How do you manage to maintain your peak physical condition?
I am a professional wrestler for All Elite Wrestling which requires me to travel to a different city every week to perform. The schedule can be tough at times, and I sure do get pretty beat up most weeks so it can be hard at times to maintain a steady training schedule. But I don’t let it stop me from getting a few good sessions at StudioFit Orlando, Florida with my trainer Zach Rochette. He pushes me to the limit and since training with him, I’ve managed to get in the best shape of my life. I’ve also found that preparing meals in advance makes everything so much easier. IFBB Pro Jennifer Sweeney has an amazing food prep company in Orlando, FL (Get Fueled) and it’s taken away the stress of trying to cook and travel. The biggest difference I noticed was when I completely cut out alcohol. I literally don’t have time for that kind of dehydration. Not even on my birthday.
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You’ve been developing into a more mainstream athlete, taking your fitness to the next level. What are some of the core principles you follow to get that upgraded and powerful physique?
Heavy and consistent lifting. Breaking a sweat each day. Clean and frequent meals. Limiting sugar. Limiting caffeine. Getting enough SLEEP! Cutting out alcohol and eating out. Practicing self-care every day!
You recently made the jump to AEW, why do people love AEW so much, and why does that organization fit your career today?
AEW is fresh, exciting, and unpredictable. I think that’s what draws people in the most. That’s how it is for me anyway. Anything can happen at any time and it’ll have you on the edge of your seat. That’s the sort of thing that gets me excited. Every week I get to escape to a world of mayhem and I absolutely live for it. I started working for AEW in March of this year and I already feel at home. From the moment I started I knew that I would give this company everything I’ve got and