We may be firmly in a new era of women's wrestling, but the main reason why some men watch the women engage in in-ring competition hasn't changed since the Attitude Era. While some certainly appreciate the skill that these women display night in and night out, it's the caveman instincts in some that still drive them. The women of the WWE know this to be true as well considering some of the wrestling attire and other outfits we're going to take a look at here in this article.
There have been plenty of women that were hired solely on their ability in-between the ropes, who cared about nothing other than improving in the ring day after day, but there have also been more than a few that were hired solely because they looked good in a bikini. It's that batch that unsurprisingly will make up the majority of this list, those that needed something to garner attention from the males in attendance since they couldn't wrestle, couldn't cut a promo, and didn't have any charisma to draw people to them.
In the grand scheme of things, times have certainly changed for the better considering where women are at in the WWE today. At least these days, they're given chances to steal the show by doing something other than taking their clothes off, but some things never change. Men will always want to see the most beautiful women on television wearing skimpy clothing and these women were more than happy to oblige.
25 Miss Elizabeth
Widely regarded across the WWE Universe as the most classically elegant and beautiful women to ever step foot in a squared circle, Miss Elizabeth seemed more than happy to ride out her time wearing dresses and gowns that matched whatever wild gear Randy Savage chose to wear that day, except for one fateful night where things took a bizarre twist.
24 Eve Torres
Eve Torres is the classic tale of a model trying to be a female wrestler. No matter how seriously she wanted to be taken, and despite the fact that she wore more clothing than most of her counterparts, the fact that she twerked before doing a moonsault shows where they wanted the fans attention to really be.
23 23. Paige
Paige has always been one to rely more on her capabilities in the ring to garner attention for herself than just her looks, but she also isn't afraid to use her fiercely good looks and incredible body to get a few extra eyes on her.
22 AJ Lee
AJ Lee may have always given off more of a girl next door vibe rather than that of the standard sultry Diva, but that didn't stop her from wearing attire that left little to the imagination, similar to her wrestling idol, Lita.
21 Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox has long been one of the most under-utilized women on the entire roster, but her stunning looks have not gone unnoticed among the WWE Universe. Even when she's stuck doing the job for people who are deemed "the next big thing," Fox has always managed to look absolutely phenomenal while doing so, wearing outfits that show off her amazing legs and gorgeous abdomen.
20 Alexa Bliss
During Alexa Bliss' initial run in NXT, she portrayed the prototypical good girl who wanted you to notice her for everything except for her looks, but thankfully that all changed after her heel turn that teamed her up with Blake and Murphy.
Following the turn, Bliss started wearing outfits that featured some remarkably small shorts, clearly meant to show off a certain part of Alexa's physique. It seems that as time goes on, Bliss gets more and more comfortable with herself and loses more and more of her attire and you won't hear any fans complaining about that.
Recently Maryse has returned to the WWE as a valet for her husband, The Miz, to look gorgeous, so Miz can rub his marriage in all of our faces, and to help The Most Must-See WWE Superstar retain his Intercontinental Championship. While she's certainly effective in her role, wearing dresses that really accentuate her figure, it was her time spent atop the Women's division that really stands out in terms of her gear.
18 Michelle McCool
Later in her career, Michelle McCool was widely regarded as one of the best female workers in the company, as one half of the Co-Women's Champion LayCool, and she even marred the most respected ring general of all time in The Undertaker.
17 Eva Marie
Yet another example of the WWE hiring a woman solely for her looks and yet another example of that woman being happy to show off that fact. There are two reasons why Eva Marie gets so massively harassed by audiences whenever she shows her face on the main stage; one is because she can't wrestle her way out of a wet paper bag and two is because of her stunning looks that led to her getting hired.
These days, it's hard to look at Sunny and feel anything other than pity or grief, but there was a time when she was one of the best looking woman that the WWE fans had ever seen.
It was unfortunate that she was stuck with mediocre tag team after mediocre tag team from The Bodydonnas to The Smoking Gunns to the watered down LOD 2000, but what that meant for her was that she was the main reason people would look forward to her team's matches - and she knew it.
Whether she's in a business suit, wrestling attire, or even a wedding dress, there's no doubting that Lana is more than willing to show off her incredible assets. As one of the most stunning women to ever be employed by the WWE, there won't be a lot of people complaining about it either. Her pairing with Rusev is a match made in heaven, especially compared to her disastrous time spent with Dolph Ziggler.
14 Stephanie McMahon
While it's incredibly rare to see the Queen of the WWE in anything other than a top of the line business casual dress these days, back in her early days that was far from the case, especially when you look back at the beginning of her relationship with Triple H. It was then that Stephanie went from being the ultimate good girl to more of a punk rocker type that wasn't ashamed of her body and wanted everyone to know it.
Both she and Triple H knew just how lucky he was to have someone with the looks of Stephanie on his arm and the pair were keen on rubbing her attractiveness in everyone's faces to try and get a rise out of them.
13 Trish Stratus
These days Trish Stratus is widely regarded as one of the greatest female wrestlers in history, but that wasn't always the case.
Early on in her career, Stratus was seen as a mere "plaything" for Vince McMahon to use and abuse in front of his "catatonic" wife. Man, wrestling is really weird when you write stuff out sometimes.
Stephanie McMahon wasn't too happy about this new blonde bombshell being so close to the her dad, leading to a match between Steph and Trish where Stratus' choice in outfit wasn't based as much on ease of wrestling in it, but more on showcasing certain 'abilities'.
12 Torrie Wilson
It should come as no surprise that a former Diva who was willing to not only do her own shoot for Playboy, but to team up with Sable for a joint cover was able to wear pretty much whatever she wanted during her time in the WWE.
Whether she was the valet for Billy Kidman or out on her own, Torrie found a way to turn heads wherever she went, keeping fans on the edge of their seats to see what the blonde bombshell was going to wear each week. Simply put, Torrie Wilson was never very fond of clothing and you can even see evidence of that to this day if you follow her Instagram.
Can somebody in the WWE please sign her for some kind of role.
11 Terri Runnels
Harking back to the glory days of the Attitude Era, where women were only around to distract men and be eye candy, there were few around that were willing to go as far as the former Marlena.
Goldust's ex-wife always seemed to find a shirt smaller then the one she wore the week before, showing more and more of her enhanced chest as time went by and surely causing a distraction to whomever was in the ring with her husband. Being paired with someone like Goldust will tend to bring out the more adventurous side of just about anybody and that was demonstrated quite clearly by Terri's clothing choices.
10 The Bellas
Even before Nikki's enhancement surgery, The Bella Twins were never afraid to show the fans exactly why they were brought to the WWE and, at first, it wasn't for their wrestling skill.
From their small tops to their smaller bottoms, Nikki and Brie have always lived up to their gimmick of being better than the rest of the roster, at least in terms of being better looking.
9 Christy Hemme
As the winner of the infamous WWE Diva Search, Christy Hemme was always going to be fighting an uphill battle to win over not only the locker room, but the audience as a whole as well.
8 Ashley Massaro
Here we have another Diva Search winner who unfortunately suffered from the same plight that our previous entry, Christy Hemme, had to battle against to try and get noticed during her time spent with the WWE. Seriously how did the company expect them to succeed with little to no training? Good heavens!
Melina is more well known these days as being a pariah, someone who was nothing but a nuisance backstage causing problems for herself and anyone unlucky enough to be involved with her. However, when she first came into the WWE. she was among the best pieces of eye candy around while she managed the team of Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro, forming the trio known as MNM.
6 Stacy Keibler
The former Miss Hancock from WCW made quite the name for herself upon being transferred over to the WWE, as Stacy Keibler broke out as one of the most stunningly beautiful valets that we've ever seen with those long luscious legs.
She always knew what brought her to the big stage, choosing outfit after outfit that accentuated her lovely legs that went on for days and day and weeks. The highlight of her run in the WWE was her time served as a manager and specifically when she was managing The Dudley Boyz, where she would wear the smallest amount of army colored clothing possible, making sure no eyes in the building were on the action in the ring.
5 Kelly Kelly
Exhibit A in the case of what was haunting the Divas division for years and years is Kelly Kelly. She was signed as a teenager with no wrestling experience and with no interest in pursuing wrestling long term, but the WWE snatched her up because of her otherworldly good looks.
4 Dawn Marie
While Dawn Marie is probably more well known for her time spent in ECW, there's no doubting that she was still in prime form by the time she made her way to the WWE.
Lita was never one to hide her body during her time in the WWE, from her debut as the manager for Essa Rios, to her time spent with The Hardyz, to winning multiple Women's Championships, she was always rocking a similar look with baggy pants and her underwear sticking out for the world to see.
When you think of WWE women who weren't afraid to push the limits on sexuality and provocativeness, the first name that generally comes to mind is that of Brock Lesnar's wife, Sable.
Upon her arrival with the company, it was apparent nearly immediately that the fans were drawn to her incredibly good looks and overall charisma that she brought to the ring every night. Sable began to wear less and less to the ring, which was not only drawing attention. but was also drawing the ire of the man she was managing at the time, Marc Mero.
1 The Kat
The former wife of Jerry "The King" Lawler was never one to shy away from showing off her God given talents, but she took things a step too far at Armageddon in 1999.
The Kat was fresh off capturing her first and only WWE Women's Championship by winning a fatal four way match that took place in a small inflatable pool where the goal was to remove the evening gown of your opponents. Yeah, the Attitude Era was a weird time.
Following her victory over Ivory, Jaqueline, and BB, Miss Kitty was celebrating with special guest referees Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young when she took a microphone to address the audience. She told the fans in attendance that she had a promise to live up to and wasn't about to let everyone down, pulling her bra off and unveiling her breasts for the whole world to see! You can't get much more revealing than the first time that a lady purposely showed off all her goodies during a WWE broadcast!
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