Toni Storm has revealed that her pie throwing angle with Charlotte Flair nearly took a very different direction.
In November and December of 2021, Toni Storm was engaged in a rivalry with Charlotte Flair. However, while fans hoped that the feud would be a showcase for Storm to show her skills in the ring, much of the angst between the two women centred around cream pie.
On the November 26th episode of SmackDown, Flair embarrassed her rival by throwing a pie in her face, although Storm got her revenge a week later.
The storyline was eventually cut short after Toni Storm abruptly left the company in late December. At the time it was theorised that the angle may have played a role in the former NXT star deciding to head to pastures new, although it appears that wasn’t the case.
Speaking during an appearance on AEW Unrestricted, Storm revealed that she was actually happy with how the angle turned out. Despite this, it turns out that the original plan for the segment was something completely different and would have involved Storm having her shirt ripped off.
The now AEW star sarcastically admitted that she agreed to be stripped to her bra after seeing people getting “fired every single week.”
“I was actually quite happy with that segment that day. It was a lot better than the original idea. The original idea was like, I was called up and asked if I was comfortable having my shirt ripped off or something. They wanted to do this whole angle where they wanted to rip my shirt off to be embarrassed, in my underwear, I guess. When you’re asked if you’re comfortable to do that and literally, people are being fired every single week, it’s like, ‘Well, yeah, I guess I’m comfortable with that.’ [said with nervous sarcasm].
Then, a lot of people fought to not have that happen. That would have been a terrible idea. To be honest, the pie was actually quite a sweet treat in comparison to what it could have been. In hindsight, I don’t really mad. I’m not even mad. People think I’m mad, I think it’s hilarious, standing there covered in pie. I can demolish food, so if they’re throwing food at me, that was a good day. Not painful at all. That was a good one, to be honest. That was one of my better times,”
After leaving WWE, Toni Storm made her AEW debut on March 30th. The star is currently competing in the Owen Hart Memorial Tournament where she is set to meet Britt Baker in the semi-finals.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.