Today in History: Sable Returns to the WWE

On this day in history:

April 3rd, 2003 | Torrie Wilson came to the ring to celebrate her Playboy cover and pictorial with a speech, but it was interrupted by Sable, who was making her return to the WWE after several years of absence. She said that there wasn’t room on SmackDown for two Playboy Divas (if that were the case, these brands would have been split several times over by now), and alluded to the nature of their coming feud by giving Torrie a kiss.

What are your memories of this moment? Tell us in the comments!

Also occurring today in history:
* 4/03/95 – Alundra Blayze defeats Bull Nakano to win the WWF Women’s Title.
* 4/03/05 – Trish Stratus defeats Christy Hemme (w/ Lita) to retain the Women’s Title at WrestleMania 21.
* 4/03/11 – Trish Stratus, John Morrison & Snooki defeat Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool & Layla at WrestleMania 27.

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  • http://xnewerawrestling.org IvIBlueBloodIVI

    Absolutely love this woman, so smart, so beautiful and just oh so sablicious lol
    Hope she gets a hall of fame one day! Thanks for everything sable!

  • MAXILLIAN

    She was hot and talented, really miss her. If only we got to see her against (or at least involved with) Lita, Trish and Victoria

  • http://twitter.com/#!/FrenchFineFierc FrenchFineFierce

    Sable is such an icon !! She will be a in the HOF real soon !!

  • charovnica

    I’m a fan of Sable.I could care less about backstage drama when I’m entertained. Same reason I loved Melina.

  • shameronstar

    I beat every cougar, milf, and gmilf aspires to be just like this woman!

  • k2evecrew

    Sable was hot!!! But torrie vs dawn Marie was always my favorite torrie Wilson storyline

  • shameronstar

    It’s funny how in the 2002-2003 era of Smackdown divas that every woman was jealous of Torrie Wilson. Although, Sable came really close to equaling Torrie with her seductiveness that only an older woman would have;)

  • shameronstar

    Also, it be funny if Sable came back again and said something like,”no wonder the fans don’t care anymore you little girls don’t know how to please a man. Let me show you all how a real woman gets down to business!”

    • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

      Lmfao shameron lol
      Like Maxine used to pick on AJ callin her a little girl doesn’t compare to Maxine, a Real Woman ha!! Awesome!!
      Sable is NOT a little girl ;)
      This woman sets men, and women on fire!!

  • Brandon

    Yay…according to 24Wrestling.com….WWE is planning to add aj kaitlyn to the tag match and make it Winner take all….im fine if this doesn’t happy but what evs lol

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I’m not exited for that kind of news anymore after all they said, I won’t have any hopes till i don’t see it.

  • k2evecrew

    On a Unrelated note my girl kelly kelly is gonna be at wrestlecon this year & Maria will be there also

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Ill never forget this day
    My friends dad and brothers were over
    We were quietly chillin eating pizza and drinking Pepsi, Torrie teasing the crowd.. And i mention “hey she kind is like Sable” ( we had watched some VHS PPV from blockbuster featuring Sable)
    And we are all agreeing and RAWRRR!! WHIP!
    I jump off my seat WOOOOOO!!! I spill the Pepsi and pizza IT’S SABLE!!!! :D

    Sable looks tiny though but skankier than eer haha
    Her promo rocks! I miss this woman thanks for everything Sable you were one of the BESt! Sunny can’t hold a candle to u, and I mean her second run wasn’t great but was really good
    Love how uncomfortable she makes some men and women haha
    The way she makes Torrie weird and poor Johs Matthews and the way she looks at people like her sexual apettite is Sablelicious and insatiable lmfao
    Oh man! I’m overstimulated now XD

    Brb ppl!!

    • pumped up kicks

      I always look forward to your comments Ryan! I like to get into the mind of a mans man…. LOL I feel like the stuff you say is prob what my husband would say if I wasent around! Its funny :D

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    loved this moment, and i remember watching this moment and begin completely shocked and couldnt believe that Sable was back

    but i think it also says something, when someone can return 4 years later and still have a reaction like that from the crowd,

    yes sable wasnt the best in ring worker, but the storylines she was in, were always some of the best ones ,especially on her second run, her angle with Torrie Wilson, and my favorite Stephanie Mcmahon

    i am really hoping for just an apperance from Sable this weekend, weither it just be in the audience at th HOF or anything

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    and it seems so crazy that, that was 10 years ago OMG, it doesnt seem like her return was that long ago :(

  • divaindemise

    Yeah, I couldn’t care about the measure of her talents or the rumoured difficult personality; Sable was a classic sex symbol and one of the WWE’s best draws, male or female. She was great to watch and, in the end, that’s all that really matters in wrestling.

  • Firewalker

    I’m surprised WWE didn’t induct Sable into the HOF this year given that they’re working with her husband, Brock Lesnar. It seemed like good timing. Anyway, when Sable returned in 2003 I remember initially thinking it was an April Fools joke since the SmackDown taping occurred on April 1st (aired on the 3rd). I was so excited when it turned out to be true!

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    I love the positive comments on Sable
    I was easily and still am easily entertained by her matches and segments
    Specially her modern 2003 run!
    Former WWF Women’s Champion and def a WWE Legend!!

    I love Sable she was not just a beauty but a prescense and had one dominant persona like none other. There’s only one Sable, and no little girl can measure up to her haha
    Love that woman! xD

    Btw I often wonder what could of been for
    Sable and Torrie where would of this ended? Where was the peak point going to be? Because after the bikini contest Sable was still at it before Torrie Nidia and Dawn joined forces to take on that freak manly Shaniqua, and Sable and Stephanie were then starting
    Also Trish vs Sable was always my fantasy fued :)

    • numero47

      I second that Trish vs Sable fantasy feud.

  • Melissa

    One of the greatest and most important moments in humanity’s existence.

  • numero47

    I just LOVE Sable! The woman is just incredibly sexy and her return was so unexpected; which what made it so memorable.
    I’m glad her returned happened on Smackdown, as we got to see the Stephanie/Sable feud and the Torrie/Sable feud that led up to that very HOT HOT HOT Bikini Contest!

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    I gotta say. I’m looking forward to WWE this Sunday
    Brock Lesnar vs Triple H
    Both have families
    The Lesnar Clan with Paul Heyman and The McMahon-Helmsley family
    And the wildcard.. Sable
    The woman who was a mega superstar in late 90s
    The woman who sued WWE for sexual Harrassment, and would hop on any bandwagon during WWE.
    Her return was to the disgust of Stephanie McMahon. The woman had previously sued for sexual Harrassment for millions. Vince however rehired her and it only took, according to Steph, “all it took for sable was to shake her fanny”, and did he forget she again, sued them for, sexual Harrassment!!! Lol
    Brock Paulie and Sable vs the McMahon-Helmsley clan this I hope it goes my way but I doubt it.. Brock has a huge hold on his wife Sable is hardly seen nowadays at all!! On UFC u rarely saw her but they don’t even have Internet or TV!! Wow!

    Still I’m wishing Sable comes back and Stephanie backs off

  • HoustonHomewrecker

    A Sable/Stephanie catfight Sunday would be Epic. Loved this feud. Their match on SD was good too.

  • clintocki

    I hated Sable back in the late 90′s, but admit that when she returned and crashed Torrie’s party, I marked out big time! :D

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Love Torrie Wilson. It was great to see these two together because Sable was the reason I watched the WWF and Torrie was the reason I got back into watching the WWE in 2002

  • Crazy_J

    I remember reading the spoilers on owow.com when it was still around and thought it was a big lie to get me to watch the show LoL, oh to be young again. I tuned in and out came Sable, I loved it! I wish she would have been more eager to take bumps as she could have been even bigger than she was. I enjoyed this night, but the rest of her second run wasn’t fun for me considering it was a lot of bikini contests and things of that nature. Her tiff with Stephanie was sort of fun.

    • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

      I thought I was the only owow reader!

      • clintocki

        ^ Hahaha. Same here!

        • Crazy_J

          LoL, I miss that site because of all the bio’s and pictures!

  • http://twitter.com/rodneyclint rodneyclint

    My favorite Sable moment was still when she slapped Josh Matthews during her food fight with Stephanie on Smackdown. It still cracks me up to this day.

    • Essex Boy

      LmaO. I loved that slap to Josh.. He gets on my nerves.

  • sugarrush28

    I already went on a Sable rant so I won’t go on another one. I will say that I do like her theme music.

    • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

      No one cares Figgis, you’re only invited to round out the numbers.