Wrestling has changed in recent years and in some ways, it's happened for the better. Mad storylines like the Katie Vick incident or Snitsky murdering a child are things of the past, and that's probably for the best. But in many ways, die-hard wrestling fans are being alienated by the company they've spent decades adoring. Wholesale changes have been made over the last ten years to transform WWE into a very child orientated product.
And one of the most notable changes is when it comes to women's wrestling. There can be no denying that the rise of stars like Charlotte and Becky Lynch is hugely important to the company, with the actual wrestling incredible compared to previous Divas. Fans are also changing their views to truly get behind female wrestlers in a way that was never apparent in previous years, and last year saw Sasha Banks and Charlotte headline a PPV, the first time in WWE history.
But Vince McMahon knows what fans want and he knows how the male brain works, which is why his female roster tends to have dressed in very little for a number of years. Therefore, we take a look at 15 of the most eye-catching and memorable Diva outfits ever to be worn inside the squared circle.
15 Candice Michelle (Raw, 2007)
Candice Michelle was one of a kind in the world of WWE. Not in the sense that she was insanely hot (because that's a tick box for Vince McMahon) but in the way that she was completely different to everybody else in terms of her personality. She knew exactly how to work up the crowd and get every man in attendance a stern telling off from his other half while he salivated all over the place.
14 Stephanie McMahon (SummerSlam, 2014)
Back before she was the most influential woman in the world of wrestling, Stephanie McMahon had a bit of an in-ring career. Highlights of that spell included a Women's Title run and a match against her dad. She was also given an F-5 by Brock Lesnar and teamed with Zack Gowen in one of the more normal storylines she's been in.
13 Jacqueline (Royal Rumble, 2000)
As one half of the Pretty Mean Sisters (that's PMS in case you weren't aware), Jacqueline was a pretty big deal in the late 1990s. In an increasingly boundary breaking time, the now Hall of Famer was one of the most popular females on the roster, and definitely one of the most talented. Although later in her WWE career she might have stepped away from the raunchy side of things, she more than made up for it throughout the Attitude Era.
12 Eva Marie (SmackDown, 2016 Final Attire)
Eva Marie is no longer a part of WWE and for fans of wrestling, that's probably a good thing. It's fair to say that no matter how hard the company tried to make her happen, it was an impossible task. From lifeless promo work to forgetting to kick out of a pin, nothing really went right for the redhead. A true reflection of WWE's attempts to get into the reality TV side of things and step away from what's made them so successful over the past 20 years, Eva Marie just didn't work. With suspensions added in, a release was inevitable.
11 Christy Hemme (WrestleMania 21)
The Diva Search winner's wrestling highlight was probably just that, having been selected ahead of hundreds of other entrants. She made her proper debut at SummerSlam in 2004, and what better way to start than against the likes of Trish Stratus in one of the most famous formats of all time - a Dodgeball match.
10 Chyna (WrestleMania X-Seven)
She wasn't your standard Diva and that's what made Chyna into the worldwide star that she was. Able to battle with the men as well as the women, the Ninth Wonder of the World had the looks as well as the ability to dominate the female division.
9 Lita (Raw, August 2000)
Lita, Lita, we all love Lita. Luckily that was never a chant because it's horrible, but the lyrics would make perfect sense. The records will show that Lita was one of the most successful females in wrestling history and for anyone who has ever seen her perform, they would agree. Entering the company paired with the completely forgettable Essa Rios, Lita broke free from those constraints and made something of herself.
And although her time may have been marred after the Matt Hardy incident, it provided a real opportunity to go ultra heel in her partnership with Edge and that was probably when she was at her hottest. But when she was fresh on the scene in 2000, that truly set her up for her historic WWE run.
8 Stacy Keibler (Wrestlemania XX)
WrestleMania XX wasn't the best, but it was certainly a solid spectacle. The triple threat for the World Heavyweight Championship would go down as one of the best main-events of all-time had Chris Benoit not gone on to do the things he did three years after. Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle also put on a show, while The Undertaker returned to beat his brother, Kane. But mixed right into the middle of the card was something a little different.
7 Sunny (LOD Outfit, 1998)
Sunny was always a shining light throughout her time as a part of WWE. As popular with male fans as she was with Dolph Ziggler 20 years later (allegedly), she was even popular with her fellow performers, but not for long. Eventually, she'd had one liaison too many and it didn't take long for that same locker room to turn against her. Somewhere in here there's a joke between Sunny and heat, but we'll let you put it together.
6 Alexa Bliss (SmackDown Live, 2016)
Let it be known that Alexa Bliss is phenomenal. For most of us, she's the best at cutting a promo, one of the top the WWE have had in a long time. She's scathing, entertaining and does the role of a real, classic heel that so many have tried and failed to do previously. In the ring she's dynamic, and fully deserving of the major push she's currently in the midst of. And to top it all off, she's got the look.
5 The Kat (SummerSlam, 2000)
Whatever a well overweight Samoan man can do, a skinny American woman can do just as well. Terri and The Kat battled it out in a Stinkface match back at SummerSlam 2000 and let's face it, we'd take that match over some of the shambles WWE served up earlier this week. Although the match lasted less than four minutes, Rusev versus Randy Orton lasted less than 30 seconds and at least the 2000 crowd could leave satisfied with what they saw.
4 Terri (SummerSlam, 2000)
Terri might not have left victorious that night, but she's narrowly edged above The Kat in this list. Never the best in the ring and not as utilized as the likes of Trish Stratus, Terri still had her uses in the company. For instance, the sad demise of Perry Saturn into a mop lover wouldn't have happened had he not left the Diva for a kitchen item....
3 Trish Stratus (Taboo Tuesday, 2004)
Making choices can be quite a difficult thing. What car to drive, where to live and most importantly of all, what's your favorite memory of Trish Stratus? The legendary multiple time Women's Champion will go down in history for helping to transform the division and in turn, transition from barking like a dog at the request of her owner into becoming arguably the most important female athlete in sports entertainment history.
2 Torrie Wilson (WrestleMania XX)
The world needs more of Torrie Wilson and we'll argue with anyone who says otherwise. For anyone who has seen Wilson on her Instagram feed, you'll know that she's still in phenomenal shape. If we're being honest, she's probably even hotter than she was in her WCW and WWE days and that's saying something.
1 Sable (Vengeance, 2003)
Sable is Brock Lesnar's wife and therefore, she should never be offended. That's not the reason why she's top of this list though; it's primarily down to her historic times in a wrestling ring. Whether in her original spell of the 90s or her return from 2003 onward, Sable was always guaranteed to get some sort of a reaction from the crowd. And while she wasn't the best technically, that reaction usually came courtesy of her appearance and behavior.
It's difficult to pick out just one memorable outfit from throughout her run, but her regular ring gear in her second spell was incredible because it showed off a woman who was approaching 40 and still in the shape of her life. Will she return for a third stint alongside her husband?
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