Who can forget their favorite part of wrestling? Beside the insane matches and the occasional blood we would see? I am talking about the Divas of the WWE. Not the Divas that are partaking in the Divas Revolution. Our favorite divas of the past.
Prior to the Divas Revolution, the WWE had Divas that were used more for eye candy with some in ring ability. Nonetheless, the matches some of these Divas took part in were not the matches the divas of today fight in.
Evening Gown matches, Wet and Wild matches, Egg Nog or pudding matches and the one everyone loved, the famous Bra and Panties match. These matches were used by WWE to gain a ratings boost. Honestly, it was a smart idea. What guy wouldn’t want to see two Divas he is in love with fight until one is in their underwear on live television?
However, Divas were used for more than that. The hot Diva will be a manager of a tag team to put them over. Like the Test and Albert T&A, team managed by Trish Stratus.
Those weren't the only thing Divas took part in. We all remember the competitions the divas used to have. Dance offs, wet t-shirt contest, swimsuit competitions and much more. The Diva that competed in these competitions were talented in their own ways.
However, have you stopped to think what these divas that took part of these competitions look like today? Well, today is your lucky day because we look back at some of our favorite WWE Divas of the past and what they look like now.
The 9th wonder of the world has not changed much. Yet, her career choice might have.
Chyna was one the most dominant Divas of WWE’s past. She not only controlled the Divas division, she also had her way with the men on the roster as well.
14 Jacqueline Moore
The 52-year-old semi-retired wrestler was in a WWE Diva in the early 90s and then returned in 1998 to 2004. She also worked as a manager for the Harlem Heat with WCW. Her last appearance in the wrestling world was on TNA.
She had a nice career in the WWE as she is a two-time Women’s Champion, one-time Cruiserweight Champion and was rumored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
The former Diva started in FCW, the developmental program for WWE before it became NXT, in 2010. She debuted as Celeste than changed her name to Ricki Vaughn. She debuted on FCW TV in August as a lumberjill at ringside for a match with AJ Lee and Naomi Knight.
Kaitlyn made her WWE debut on SmackDown in December 2010.
Kaitlyn was the Diva that was not in tiptop shape and when she feuded with other Divas they would use that against her. While feuding with AJ Lee, AJ dressed up in a fat suit acting like Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn said herself she was unhappy with her last few months in WWE.
"I was mostly unhappy with myself physically and it began to affect my emotional state. I had health and weight issues which in turn negatively affected my career."
12 Mickie James
Debuting in WWE in 2005 under the gimmick of Trish Stratus’s biggest fan. Mickie was a five-time Women’s Champion and a one-time Divas Champion.
James wasn’t a Diva who was out of shape, yet, that didn’t stop other Divas from picking on her weight. While she was involved with a storyline with Michelle McCool and Layla they referred to Mickie James as “Piggy James”, which had James in tears.
Not only did James wrestle, she also had a music career. James has two albums that were released, one in 2010 and one in 2013.
The former wife of Stone Cold Steve Austin is an actress and former professional wrestler. She wrestled in WCW followed by a stint in the WWE. Debra spent most of her career as a manager in both promotions, yet, she is also a onetime Women’s Champion.
The former Women’s Champion and manager was also on actress, as she has appeared in four different movies and five different TV shows.
Her entrance is one that every WWE fan loved, the split is something everyone couldn’t wait to see while she walked down the ramp.
The WWE manager was a three-time Diva Champion and a two-time Women’s Champion. She proved herself in the ring as well.
Every wrestling fans dream came true when an apparent picture of Melina surfaced during The Fappening that exposed the Diva nude.
9 Dawn Marie
Let me clear things up. This is my brother not my husband. #NeverAssume pic.twitter.com/M2bMoBH5Q4
— Dawn Marie Psaltis (@WWEDawnMarieECW) February 29, 2016
Debuting in the WWE as Mr. McMahon’s legal assistant, Dawn Marie was a Diva that every guy love to see. Her body was one of the main reasons.
Dawn’s most famous feud has to be the one she was in involved with Torrie Wilson. We saw the two on SmackDown in a hotel where Dawn seduced Torrie. Oh, and let us not forget, she married Torrie’s dad and on their honeymoon her dad died with a heart attack from too much sex.
8 Jackie Gayda
Jackie entered WWE after signing her Tough Enough II contract, she worked on RAW and SmackDown during the brand splits.
The Tough Enough winner has wrestled for WWE, Independent promotions, TNA and is set to appear on a VH1 reality show called Wrestling Wives. She married for WWE star Charlie Haas and have four kids together.
Jackie and Charlie were involved in a storyline where they were engaged and Haas had an affair with Dawn Marie. After their match at Armageddon, Haas, the special guest referee, said he didn’t want either Diva.
7 Christy Hemme
This Diva was part of the 2004 Diva Search which she was announced the winner of in September. She won a one-year contract worth $250,000.
This Diva was involved with a lot of the different types of competitions the WWE had back in the early 2000s. Lingerie pillow fights, Bra and Panties matches and in the Diva Search a dodgeball event at SummerSlam. Hemme appeared on both SmackDown and Raw brand during the split.
During her time in WWE she also appeared in the April 2005 issue of Playboy.
Another Diva Search competitor that the male crowd of WWE loved. She played the role of the hot Diva that wasn’t really that smart and it worked for her.
While in WWE she had an on-screen romance with Santino Marella, was a female version of a jobber and even did some backstage interviews.
Maria also appeared in Playboy, the April 2008 issue and was the last WWE Diva to appear in the magazine. She also has an album out called Sevin Sins.
5 Candice Michelle
Candice, also involved in the Diva Search, was one of the hottest Divas in the WWE. Even though she did not win the competition, or finish in the top ten, she still was hired by the company under the gimmick of a makeup artist. Later on she would make her in ring appearance and be in a group called Vince’s Devils.
With her time in WWE Candice appeared in the Go Daddy commercials as the hot girl, was in the April 2006 issue of Playboy and was a onetime Women’s Champion.
4 Torrie Wilson
Originally with WCW, Torrie came to the WWE during the Invasion angle. She was one of the Divas everyone loved seeing. During her time in the WWE she had a feud with Dawn Maria, Sable, Molly Holly and even Nidia.
Torrie continued the common trade with the Divas as she two posed nude for Playboy in the March 2003 issue and in an issue with Sable in March 2004.
Torrie is the Jennifer Aniston of Divas. Over a decade ago she debuted in wrestling, yet, she still looks as good, if not better now.
3 Stacy Keibler
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She played roles with the Dudley Boys, Vince McMahon and even dated Randy Orton Before he hit her with a RKO.
The 2004 WWE Babe of the year was exactly that, a Babe. The fans would love when they saw her walk to the ring. Mostly because of the way she entered through the ropes.
Lita, the Diva known for wrestling while her thong would hang out, but hey by all means continue, because the fans loved it. Lita really captured the audience while one Team Extreme. Not just because she was dominate in the ring with the other Divas but because she was with the men too.
The Diva was a four-time Women’s Champion exchange the belt with Trish Status for a majority of the early 2000s. The two even main evented RAW.
1 Trish Stratus
Where to start with Trish. She came into WWE with very little to none wrestling background, yet that didn’t stop her. She started as a manager with T & A, then slowly worked her way to in ring stats.
The former Diva is a one-time Hardcore Champion, seven-time Women’s Champion, 2001-2003 Babe of the Year and Diva of the decade.
Trish worked hard to get better each night. As a fan you appreciate that.
The Diva is still as hot as can be while being a mother, and the godmother to her child is her former rival (but real life bestie) Lita.
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