Some of the most beautiful and powerful women in the world have walked though that WWE curtain over the past four decades, but many of them have become forgettable, footnotes in history in favour of many female legends we see today.
Every WWE fan remembers the likes of Molly Holly, Trish Stratus, Lita, Jazz ,and many other former Women’s Champions from the early 2000s. And then the later batch of women like Beth Phoenix, Melina and Mickie James who were all in WWE until 2011. But what about all the women who failed to lift the title? The ones who’s stint with the company was much shorter than they were prepared for. The ones who are now reduced to being used as questions in WWE trivia because their stints with the company were so short that only a select few members of the WWE Universe remember them.
There are many women who the WWE Universe don’t remember. Many of them didn’t make an impact on the history of the business, they didn’t go on to become legends like The Fabulous Moolah or Mae Young, but they did play a part in the history of the company and helped pave the way for the stars of WWE today.
So what happened to these women after their 15 minutes of fame? How do you go back to reality after being part of the biggest wrestling promotion in the world? The following list looks at the 15 most forgettable women in WWE history and what they have gone on to do since they left the company.
15. Lauren Mayhew
Lauren Mayhew was the talented ring announcer when ECW was rebooted back in 2005. WWE often prefers female announcers, as seen with Lilian Garcia and JoJo Offerman in WWE right now, but Lauren sadly didn’t last as long as these two stars. WWE made the decision to have her work as part of the broadcast team rather than train her to be a wrestler, and it seems that she thrived for a while in this role.
Lauren began working for WWE in October 2009 and her contract expired in November the following year. At this point WWE decided not to renew it. She instead went on to continue her budding acting and singing career. In 2014 she joined The StreamTV as a host and was cast as the leading lady in a series called ‘Escort’ later that year.
14. Muffy Mower
Muffy Mower was given her start in WWE as a fitness instructor and would later become Stephanie McMahon’s personal trainer. She was released from her contract just months after she debuted since WWE couldn’t come up with a new gimmick for her. No surprise there as WWE often have no idea what to do with up-and-coming talent in their company.
She has since gone on to make an impact on the acting stage appearing in the likes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Leap of Faith, and Firefly. Following her retirement from wrestling, she has gone back into working as a stunt double and has appeared in the likes of Elizabethtown, Nancy Drew, and Posiden. She has also appeared in TV series’ K-Ville, Room 401, and Still Standing.
Francine was one of many women who were brought into WWE when they relaunched ECW. She was part of a class that included Kelly Kelly and Brooke Adams. She was used much less on the SyFy show than Kelly and Brooke, but she did appear in Bikini contests against them. Her only match on TV was an Extreme Catfight against Ariel back in 2006 before she was released from her contract.
Since her release from WWE, Francine has semi-retired from wrestling and instead focused on her personal life. She married Joseph Meeks in 2008 and went on to give birth to their first child, a daughter named Molly Rose the following year. Francine then gave birth to her second child in 2012, a son whom she named Connor Joseph.
12. Mike McGuirk
The second female announcer on the list, Mike McGuirk is the daughter of former professional wrestler and promoter Leroy McGuirk and worked for WWF from 1987 to 1993. She was also the travel companion of Sensational Sherri during their time together with the company.
McGuirk was multitalented and also did the commentary alongside Bruce Prichard when needed. In many ways McGuirk was ahead of her time in WWE. She left the company in 1993 because she reportedly refused sexual advances from Vince McMahon, but she later stated that it was because of the travel schedule 9who knows for sure which reason is the legit one for leaving). She has since gone on to work as a real estate agent in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
11. Rockin’ Robin
Rockin’ Robin was a second generation wrestler in WWE and is the half-sister of WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. She made her debut in with the company back in 1987. She feuded with Sensational Sherri over the WWE Women’s Championship throughout 1988 and went on to win the title later that year in Paris. (Instead of crowning a new champion, the company felt it best to simply vacate the title entirely.)
She held and defended the Women’s Championship for the next two years, until 1990 when she decided to leave the company and WWE retired the belt due to inactivity. She had a brief stint on the Independent Circuit following her WWE departure and has since gone on to run a real estate appraisal business in Hammond, Louisiana.