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Encyclopedia > Billy Kidman

Peter Gruner (born May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a professional wrestler on the World Wrestling Entertainment's Smackdown! Brand, best known by his stage name of Billy Kidman. He is also currently married in real life to WWE diva Torrie Wilson.


  • Height: 5 foot 10
  • Weight: 195 pounds
  • Trained by: Afa Anoia
  • Professional Debut: 1994
  • Previous Identities: Kid Flash
  • Finishing Move: Shooting Star Press


Kidman gained fame in WCW as a key member of several strong factions. In addition to being a member of Raven's Flock, Kidman was also a member of the Filthy Animals and later the New Blood. As a member of these groups, Kidman participated in memorable rivalries with top names in WCW, including Rey Mysterio, Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett.

When WWE purchased WCW, Kidman was among the first to join WWE and his impact on the cruiserweight division was immediate, as he won the Cruiserweight Championship in July 2001. Overall, Kidman has been a Cruiserweight Champion on several occasions and is always considered a top contender for the title.

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Peter Gruner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (493 words)
When the WWF purchased WCW, Gruner, still wrestling as Billy Kidman, was among the first to join WWF as a heel in the WCW Alliance.
Kidman turned face after the WCW/ECW Alliance broke up, later Kidman was placed with a new tag team partner, Paul London.
The heel turn came off the back of a legitimate injury on an August 24, 2004 taping of SmackDown!, where Billy Kidman's Shooting Star Press caused Chavo Guerrero to suffer a concussion and be taken to the hospital.
2000 Updates - Torrie Wilson (8747 words)
Kidman told Hogan that as he was lying in a Tampa hospital bed, the Syracuse fans were cheering on their new hero.
Kidman and Horace started to fight as Easy E punched a referee and gave his shirt to Wilson, ordering her to ref the battle of the New Blood members.
Kidman said that he was not stupid and had made copies of the tape for the whole crowd and all the boys in the back.
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