The following are highlights from a recent article from White Bear Press on former WWE Diva Nora "Molly Holly" Greenwald’s upcoming wedding.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Nora Greenwald has battled the most ferocious wrestlers in the world, but her fiancé, Geno Benshoof, has fought even bigger demons.
Together the couple plans to help others crush drug dependency.
Greenwald, a Forest Lake native, will marry Benshoof in a small ceremony in the backyard garden of the Benshoof family home in White Bear Lake later this month. The wedding comes just one year after they met and almost two years after both reached pivotal moments in their lives.
In April 2009, Greenwald came out of retirement and performed on professional wrestling’s biggest stage, Wrestlemania 25. More than 72,000 people watched her fight nine other “divas” in the “Super Bowl” of wresting at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Around that same time, Benshoof had just managed to avoid a prison sentence and was working his way through a Minneapolis drug rehabilitation program.
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Greenwald said the couple quickly fell in love. Benshoof composed a song about their relationship and proposed after playing it on a church piano.
“I wanted to elope right way,” she said. But a church marriage program required eight weeks of pre-marriage counseling.
“I’m a 32-year-old virgin that doesn’t care to be a 33-year-old virgin,” said Greenwald. “A short engagement was most desirable.”
“Yup, we’re waiting until our wedding night,” she said. “It’s pretty cool that Geno loves me enough to buy the car without test driving it first.”
Yes, after more than 10 years in and out of the wrestling spotlight, winning legions of fans with both her strength and beauty, Greenwald was never much for the party scene.
“She’s stayed true to her faith and her integrity, staying pure morally and holding on to what she believes,” said Benshoof. “A lot of her friends have died with overdoses and getting into drugs. She’s held on to her convictions.”
“It’s amazing to me,” he said. “She’s phenomenal; she’s great; she’s awesome.”
Check out the complete article online at WhiteBearPress.com.