Stacy Keibler, who would go on to become a star in both WCW and WWE, was seen in the crowd as a fan during a WCW event in 1997. In 1999, Keibler would enter a nationwide contest held by WCW to find a new Nitro girl which she ended up winning.
In an article from The Baltimore Sun in 2000, it was revealed how Keibler became a fan…
Keibler’s boyfriend, Kris Cumberland, has been watching WCW for years. Stacy joined him — reluctantly, at first.
“I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,'” she says. Then the couple attended a live WCW show together and she was swept up in the athleticism, the enthusiasm and the show biz. She was smitten. “It’s a soap opera,” she says.