The wrestling industry is ever-changing. Like with a living organism, it is tough for people to nail down how the next step in the evolution of wrestling will change the game. One way these so-called “evolutions” could be separated is by looking at each of the wrestling eras. For example, back in the 80s until the early 90s, we had the Golden Age of wrestling that later involved into The New Generation Era, which eventually became the beloved Attitude Era. More recently we had the Ruthless Aggression Era, the PG era, the Reality Era, and currently The New Era. And each of these separate periods of time in the world of wrestling has brought changes to the industry. But guess what the one thing that never changes in wrestling is?
Regardless of the era, even the PG Era, some famous wrestlers inevitably let their clothes hit the floor at some point. Of course, there was a time when it was okay for them to do that in the ring. In fact, it happened so often that it would abhor some of the newest fans who liked the PG Era and on. Still, even today when we don’t get to see wrestlers taking their clothes off in the middle of a show, fans can still see from time to time their favorite wrestlers on screen or on paper showing off their birthday suits. So with thanks to the movie and magazine industries, we gladly bring you a list of 15 female wrestlers who let their clothes hit the floor.
15 Torrie Wilson
Yeah, folks, we are not in the business of losing time. So let’s start off this list with one of the hottest wrestlers of all time. Anyone who denies the fact that Torrie Wilson is one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a wrestling ring is clearly a person who has not seen Wilson. To follow that, this same person must also be someone who has never seen Torrie Wilson wearing her birthday suit.
Perhaps the only female wrestler ever to go head-to-head against Sable, in terms of hotness, while Sable was still close to her prime, Wilson is one of those retired wrestlers whose memory will always be cherished by the many who got to watch her. Might we add that the time she let her clothes hit the floor alongside Sable in a shoot for Playboy, was one of the best-selling magazines of the time?
14 Brooke Tessmacher
Brooke Tessmacher’s career in the WWE was a short-lived one. She joined the promotion in the 2006 WWE Diva Search, but was released from the promotion in November of the following year. While her career with Vince McMahon’s brand might not have been so successful, she did find her audience in 2010 when she joined TNA. From 2010 until 2015, Brooke was a hit with TNA fans. She won three TNA Knockouts Championships, as well as one TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. After leaving the promotion in 2015 due to a pregnancy, this Missouri gal could not stay away from the ring for long, as she returned in 2017.
Even if you do not follow TNA, however, you might still know who she is. And that is because Brooke became famous for a beach photo shoot that went viral. In it, fans got to watch her rolling naked on the sand.
For the remainder of this list, the vast majority of female wrestlers that will be featured here, have either pose naked for a magazine or appeared nude on a movie or television show. But the case of Tammy Sytch is one of the most surprising and interesting stories you will hear about.
Most of you probably know her as Sunny, one of the hottest wrestlers of the late 90s and the 2000s. And one could safely assume that someone who has been in the wrestling industry for more than a decade would be able to make enough money so that they wouldn’t need to find “unorthodox” ways of making an income. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case with Sunny. After wrestling was no longer an option, she ended up doing Skype shows, adult videos, and posing in her birthday suit for a website.
These days you might know Maryse better for being The Miz’s wife. And don’t get us wrong, she is doing a pretty good job at it, adding her beauty to the already entertaining persona of the seven-time Intercontinental Champion. But before she started managing her beloved, Maryse was a famous wrestler in her own right. After all, you cannot stay in the WWE for half a decade without doing something right. She was beautiful, and she was charismatic on the ring, those are two key traits the promotion looks for in their divas.
But leaving the charismatic side of her qualities aside, we can argue that pretty much everyone who bought or looked at Playboy's 2007 Girls of Canada calendar, would be able to vouch for the beauty of this Quebec native.
11 Christy Hemme
A lot of female wrestlers who become famous divas come into the WWE after a period of being mostly unknown models or actresses. Someone who escapes that norm is Christy Hemme. Even before she joined the WWE in 2004, when she won the second edition of Diva Search, this California beauty was already a successful model and dancer. Her first notable appearance happened when she joined the cast of Comedy Central's The Man Show, where she played a dancer. The other famous appearance for which she became popular for was her 2004 Lingerie Bowl appearance.
A year later, as a full-fledged WWE wrestler, she managed to land an appearance on the April 2005 issue of Playboy. The funny part is that it seems Hemme had to ask her dad for permission to pose for the magazine.
10 Taryn Terrell
Taryn Terrell is a good example of beautiful wrestlers who had short-lived careers in the WWE. She joined the promotion in 2007 after trying out for Diva Search but being eliminated before the final four. Still, she was good enough that the WWE signed her to a developmental contract. Terrell ended up spending three years at the Florida Championship Wrestling before being switched to ECW. In 2010, the WWE sent her to SmackDown, but her tenure with the promotion didn’t last long as, after being released from her contract in November of that year, she had to go and try her luck on the independent circuit.
Nevertheless, she did find success outside of wrestling. Terrell went on to appear in several movies and television series, and fans will be glad to know that a lot of those roles involved her letting her clothes hit the floor.
9 Mickie James
Still active and kicking, Mickie James is one of the top contenders in the Raw women’s division at 37 years of age. Her wrestling experience might just leave her unmatched in terms of knowledge about the industry. Hell, this is a woman has been an active wrestler since 1999. But fame is not all flowers for Mickie James, and there is a part of her life that she might not want today’s fans to be too keen on exploring. And that is the fact James is one of the few famous wrestlers who have done rather graphic photo shoots early in her career.
While trying to juggle school and rising through the wrestling industry, James had to find a way to make money, which led her to pose for fetish magazines like Naughty Neighbors and Leg Show.
8 Maria Kanellis
After almost seven years away from the WWE, Maria Kanellis has finally returned to the promotion and fans could not be happier. Her husband Mike made his WWE debuted at Money in the Bank earlier in June, but while he might have gotten some cheers from the crowd, Maria’s return was most likely the real reason why fans decided to go wild that day. Since she was first released by the WWE in 2010, Kanellis had to do what we can only call a tour of the wrestling world. She spent nearly four years with Ring of Honor and a few other promotions including TNA before landing her return to the WWE.
And it can be a personal choice, but those who remember her legendary Playboy cover issue sure had to be cheering when she reappeared.
7 Missy Hyatt
So we have told you about the story of Sunny, the former incredibly hot WWE wrestler who ended up having to do adult videos for a time in order to make some cash. Well, it is about time we tell you about someone who played a significant role in that career decision of hers. The website for which Sunny pose naked was called Wrestling Vixxxens. And the person who was behind that site was also a former wrestler, Missy Hyatt.
Hyatt debuted in her wrestling career back in 1985, and she remained active until April 2016. She accumulated passages through famous wrestling promotions like the WCW, the WWE, and the ECW. Luckily for the wrestling fans who admired her beauty, this blonde bombshell also posed au naturel for her website.
Chyna was one of those wrestlers who defined a generation. In a world where people were always keen on finding the next Sable or Torrie Wilson, this Attitude Era diva proved that beauty and strength could run side-by-side. She was a fantastic wrestler, and as her career started drifting away from the rings, Chyna began to focus more on her appearance rather than her wrestling skills. With that, she sort of drifted away from the wrestling industry and made a turn into the world of adult entertainment.
Her beginning in adult entertainment started with what many can assume was a mistake, as she leaked a sex tape of her and X-Pac. After that, she delved into this new world without any fear and shot a bunch of adult films. Eventually, China was never really able to return to the WWE.
5 Gail Kim
Gail Kim made a name for herself as one of the top wrestlers of her time. She started out on the Canadian independent circuit back in the year 2000 and has since built a career that would put a lot of other wrestlers to shame. She had a couple of shots in the WWE from 2002 to 2004 and 2008 to 2011, but after surprisingly being released from her contract the first time and deciding to leave on her own the second time, Kim never looked back at the promotion. Unlike many former WWE wrestlers who try to return to Vince McMahon, she seems pretty happy with the living she has made as a TNA Knockout.
The current TNA (now GFW) Hall of Famer did have her clothes hit the floor once. And, believe it or not, it happened during a commercial for a Korean cell phone company.
If you need us to introduce Sable, there is an incredibly high probability that you have been living under a rock for the past few decades. Sorry, you might have also been stranded on an island without any sort of communication. Either way, we can resume by saying that Sable might just be the biggest sex symbol in the history of the WWE and wrestling as a whole. Even for people who are not familiar with the sport, the name of this former WWE Women’s Champion is not strange. Hell, there might have been people who only started watching wrestling because they ran across her April 1999 Playboy cover. And since we have hit that point, we have to remind everyone that Sable’s first cover with Hugh Hefner’s magazine was one of the highest selling issues of Playboy ever.
3 Kimberly Page
Kimberly Lynn Bacon, most commonly known by her wrestling ring name Kimberly Page, is a former wrestler who became famous for two particular aspects of her life and career. The first one was that she was the leader of the Nitro Girls. They were a group that danced during the breaks of the WCW Monday Nitro episodes. And might we just say that they were a huge hit with the crowd. The other aspect is that she was married to the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Diamond Dallas Page.
But we’re here to talk about a couple of things you might not have known about Kimberly. The first thing is that she was a recurring model for Playboy and worked with the company from 1994 to 1999. And, most importantly, she was the girl from the "Date-A-Palooza" scene from The 40-Year-Old Virgin whose breast fell out of her shirt. Good times.
2 Candice Michelle
Throughout your life experience with wrestling and reading some of the entries on this list, you have probably come to your own conclusions about how female wrestlers can sometimes make, let’s say interesting, decisions on how to go about their careers outside of the wrestling ring. Candice Michelle is one of these wrestlers.
She was a fun lady to watch during her short period with the WWE. Unfortunately, injuries and life seem to have gotten in the way of her wrestling career. Nevertheless, her problems on the ring have not kept her away from choosing to star in some rather iffy movies. Among the few that we know you are going to look for in a bit, we can name Hotel Erotica and Tomcats. She was also named Cyber Girl of the Week in the June 2002 issue of Playboy.
A lot of the women featured on this list are not with the WWE anymore. Lana is one of the exceptions. Still in her early 30s, this American beauty (yes, she is not actually Russian) is someone who has done it all when it comes to entertainment. Back when she was just 17, Lana was a dancer in New York City, where we assume she learned a lot of the skills that turned her into a fairly successful wrestler. She has also tried her hand at acting and even did a voiceover for a WWE themed Scooby Doo film.
But the interesting part here is that even before she joined the WWE, this former dancer and model decided to give her career a little spark and decided to appear in a nude photo shoot. Good luck, friends. We hope your googling skills are sharp.