There is no shortage of reasons a wrestler's career will be cut short. They can't all have twenty-plus year careers like The Undertaker and Triple H (there are plenty of longer careers involved with the sport, but those two are the longest serving right now). There are a few factors that affect how much time a performer will last in WWE.
Obviously, injuries are a huge concern. It's a high-flying, contact sport, and regardless of the pre-determined matches and choreography, hitting the mat is real and the pain is too. Other than injuries, some wrestlers are just poor, either athletically inferior or just un-charismatic. These will kill a career as quickly as any injury.
In many cases however, and especially among divas, they may well just have other stuff going on. Wrestlers are wrestlers, but many have other interests and potential sources of income and employment. Some are athletes in other sports, others have other jobs in entertainment, and others still, many of them divas, are models and got into wrestling for some extra publicity. This was especially common in the days of the show Diva Search.
While few of the male wrestlers who have had short careers are particularly memorable, many divas made an impact (some because they were out-of-this-galaxy hot) and are memorable but found themselves finished with wrestling and the WWE after a very short time. Here are fifteen of those wonderful ladies who we will never forget but had careers so short they left is wishing for more.
15 Amy Weber
Amy Weber was a model and actress before her brief WWE career, but wasn't in anything worth watching. The biggest productions she was in prior to her brief 2004 to early 2005 WWE career were Joe Dirt, and Pauly Shore is Dead. For those who aren't film buffs, these are two of the worst "comedies" of the early 2000's. On TV she had some small roles on a few major shows including Melrose Place, 7th Heaven and CSI: Las Vegas.
13 Ryan Shamrock
Known outside of the ring as Alicia Webb, Ryan Shamrock has had a career that spanned about a decade but only about half a year was spent with WWE. That half year was eventful however, and Ken Shamrock's in-ring sister's time in the promotion was memorable.
She joined Ken at ringside in January 1999, and shortly thereafter started what can loosely be called a relationship with Val Venis (they were in a fictional adult film together) and then she was briefly linked to Goldust. She later joined the stable Pretty Mean Sisters with Jacqueline and Terri Runnels, but was released in July of 1999. She'd go on to work with WCW, TNA and a few smaller promotions.
12 Kristal Marshall
Californian babe Kristal Marshall is known for her wrestling career in the late 2000's, working first for WWE and then TNA. Before stepping into the ring she was familiar with show business, having participated in beauty pageants, modeled for a few television shows and music videos.
Her debut with WWE came after she was on Diva Search's 2005 season. In 2006 she feuded with Jillian Hall and then Diva Search winner Ashley Massaro. In early 2007 she had a relationship with Theodore Long, who had a "heart attack" at their in-ring wedding. Following this story, Marshall was released from WWE and ended up in TNA a couple of years later.
11 Christy Hemme
Remember what we said about Diva Search? It was basically a magical program on which a bunch of sexy models trained to wrestle and smack-talked each other. Christy Hemme, a wrestling fan throughout her youth, was the winner of the 2004 season (again, a heck of a season) and will forever be a beloved member of wrestling history, despite not being the greatest in terms of in-ring talent.
10 Klimaszewski Twins
There really is something about a set of twins. This isn't a boob pun, by the way, women who are twins are automatically hotter (you know, as long as each one looks at least human). There is a reason that twin females are revered in pop culture (examples include Austin Powers and How I Met Your Mother) and in real life. The same can be said of the world of wrestling, while each of the Bellas is hot on her own, Nikki and Brie are much more attractive as a pair.
9 Eden/Brandi Rhodes
Like a couple of other divas on this list, Brandi Rhodes spent a couple of years with the company and is definitely on the "long" end of the short career scale. She also didn't do much wrestling, spending most of her time as a valet or ring announcer. Nonetheless, if you've ever laid eyes on her, she's memorable, with a great looking face and a rocking body. She and her husband Cody Rhodes left WWE in 2016, and now work for TNA.
8 Lauren Jones
Stunning blonde model Lauren Jones has actually had a ton of time in the limelight outside of the ring, but a very short time with WWE. A busy woman, she's worked in modeling, acting, she's done beauty pageants, and has started a few businesses. She's a busy lady and from the looks of it, she never stops.
As we said, her WWE career was very short: a few months in late 2004 and early 2005. She and Rochelle Loewen accompanied John Cena to ringside once in late 2004 and then at Now Way Out in early 2005, she participated in a fairly memorable Rookie Diva of the Year contest. WWE wrote scripts for her to feud with a couple of other divas including Dawn Marie, but Jones wanted to work on other things (she had a lot going on) and was released from the promotion in early 2005.
7 Lena Yada
Hawaiian Lena Yada first became known to WWE fans back in 2005 on Diva Search, but was unsuccessful that year. Two years later she tried out again and got hired, being assigned to interviewer duties for her first few months on the job. She had a couple of rivalries early in 2008, working for SmackDown and then ECW and served as a valet for Layla and Victoria before starting her training to actually compete in the ring. She'd only work in the ring once during a sixteen diva tag team match, but was released shortly thereafter.
6 Courtney Taylor
Beverly Mullins was a Hooters girl turned Playboy model who was featured in a couple of Hooters calendars and the Miss Hooters pageant before she was signed to work for WWE. Early in 2008 she was assigned to Florida Championship. In the developmental promotion she would go by other names Daisy and Wesley Holiday.
5 Rebecca DiPietro
4 Joy Giovanni
3 Carmella DeCesare
There are a few Playboy-featured starlets on this list, and Carmella DeCesare is one of the finest among the women to grace the pages of that majestic publication. She was a member of that 2004 season of Diva Search and finished as the runner up to winner Christy Hemme. She debuted with the company in 2004 and had an immediate feud with Hemme, along with some animosity among others on the show. She did not last long with WWE and was released mere weeks after her debut.
2 The Kat
1 Rochelle Loewen
She started out in modeling, winning a few contests here and there, working for Hawaiian Tropic and being featured on some magazine covers. She got her shot at WWE through Eric Bischoff in 2004, and started working for Raw. Later working on SmackDown, she accompanied John Cena to the ring a few times, and later in 2004 she was a part of some backstage shenanigans and battled it out for Rookie Diva of the Year, but left the company on her own will in early 2005. After her retirement from wrestling she played a couple of seasons in the Lingerie Football League (now the Legends Football League) and had a very brief soft-core adult entertainment career.
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