AEW Women’s Champion Toni Storm is set to feature in a major upcoming motion picture.
Storm has landed the role of Clara Mortensen in the forthcoming Mildred Burke biopic ‘Queen Of The Ring’.
Burke, who was inducted into the legacy wing of the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2016, began her storied career in 1935 after training with future husband Billy Wolfe.
Having wrestled in carnivals initially, Burke would go on to win the Women’s World Championship from Clara Mortensen in January 1937 and would hold the title for almost two decades. Burke would regularly clash with NWA officials following her split from Wolfe and when she defended the title against her ex-husband’s daughter-in-law June Byers it quickly turned into a shoot.
Burke would retire in 1956 having started her own promotion, the World Women’s Wrestling Association, which is widely credited with introducing women’s wrestling to Japan and Mexico.
Who Stars Alongside Toni Storm In ‘Queen Of The Ring’?
“Kamille Brickhouse noted that she spent the summer filming the Mildred Burke movie “Queen of the Ring.” She will be playing June Byers, who had a shoot match for the women’s world title in Atlanta with Burke in 1954 and then after winning became the dominant women’s star for the next decade. At one point Charlotte Flair was pegged for that role and had agreed to it but WWE got involved and it fell through.”
It has also previously been suggested that Liv Morgan would take on the role of Mortensen before Toni Storm secured the part.
Yellowstone actor Josh Lucas will star as Billy Wolfe, whilst the role of Mildred Burke will be portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards, best known for her role as Felicity Smoak in The CW series ‘Arrow’.
Toni Storm seems to be working hard at perfecting her acting in preparation for the role, as evidenced by a recent in-character interview where she claimed she was “bummed” about having to compete in England for AEW All In.