It’s safe to say that for the most part, wrestling is a looks based business. Some wrestlers have been given their spot just because of the way they appear on camera, heck some wrestlers have even made their gimmick off of their muscles; Chris Masters, and Scott Steiner come to mind.
Male wrestlers can usually get by without having the biggest arms, a defined six pack, or even a sculpted chest. Women wrestlers, WWE Divas especially, are held to a much higher standard of physical appearance. It’s hard to say whether or not the common fan understands why every female wrestler is a bonafide 10, or why they all could grace the cover of most men’s magazines. Sure every few years you will get a Kharma, or an Aloisia, but never at the same time, and they are definitely the exception more than the rule.
The truth is that WWE has a bar set that most of their Divas need to be able to reach in the physical realm. Due to this, the ladies of WWE either need to drastically change their appearance before joining the company, or adversely change the way they look after. In the case of getting into wrestling, some of the WWE Divas have been known to receive elective surgery to enhance or reduce certain features.
After spending years in the wrestling business, some former Divas can’t help but change their appearance, due to self control, personal reasons, or health issues. In some cases, they need to remove breast implants to help with back pain, or other times they need to reduce their muscle mass to live a normal life. In any case, the older Divas get, the harder it becomes to maintain a figure that WWE fans have been accustomed to.
Today we will be looking at 15 WWE Divas who at some point drastically changed their appearance before, during, or after their run in WWE. As always if you disagree leave a comment below, and let us know your thoughts.
15. Dana Brooke
NXT Women’s wrestler Dana Brooke may be new to the wrestling scene, but that doesn’t exclude her from this list. While her physical appearance hasn’t changed as drastically, she is in the middle of making massive muscle gains. Brooke’s arms continue to get bigger from show to show, and are much larger than her run in the professional body building circuit during the early 2010s. At this rate, she could bulk up to the size of former Diva Beth Phoenix.
14. Nikki Bella
This one might be a cheap entry, but it’s so glaring when she is compared to her identical twin sister. Nikki Bella effectively ruined her twin magic gimmick by deciding to get a breast augmentation in 2013. When she stands next to Brie Bella there is no denying that the two now have two big differences, but hey at least it’s easier to tell them both apart now. It’s not just that though; if you take a closer look at Nikki, she has also added on some lean muscle and looks a lot more toned now than she did in her early WWE days.
13. Torrie Wilson
Two time Playboy cover model and former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson has never been hard on the eyes. Since retiring from wrestling, Wison has taken an extra interest in fitness, transforming her fit body into an ultra toned physique. Additionally, while it can’t be confirmed, plastic surgeons believe that Wilson has received a nose augmentation, as well as botox injections to retain a youthful look. Whatever the case, Torrie is still smoking hot at 40 years old.
Natalya was born with wrestling in her blood, becoming the only woman to ever receive training in the infamous Hart family “dungeon”. Being the only woman among a class of men seemed to delay Nattie’s feminine blossoming, as her first promo pictures show her more tomboyish side than anything else. She didn’t embrace traditional female gear, and her physique wasn’t nearly as defined as it is today. In some of her earlier photos you can even see a bit of extra weight on her midsection, which has been replaced by sex cuts now.
Former WWE Diva Lita naturally looked beautiful for the first half of her run in the company, but changed heavily during the latter half of her career. Besides two glaring differences, Lita also looks as if she has gotten botox injections in her face, making her features stiffer than they once were. This is especially evident during her Hall of Fame Speech, where she didn’t move her eyebrows once.