As mature adults males (and females) we appreciate all facets of professional wrestling. We have a respect for the pageantry, the in-ring technicality, the character driven story lines, and the sheer athleticism. As we mature, so do our tastes as they pertain to sports entertainment. Since WWE's Attitude Era, the product looks less like an episode of Jerry Springer and more like a respectable, family program.
Okay, let's admit. We still enjoy watching ladies duke it out in tight spandex. Now, let's be clear. In no way are we trying to degrade women wrestlers and classify them as mere eye candy. In fact, women's wrestling has come a long way since its inception. WWE women's wrestling has become as entertaining, if not more, than the current male product. We are seeing better athletes such as Charlotte, Bayley, and Sasha Banks, to name a few. WWE has always been viewed as male dominated, but all that has changed recently with the resurgence of the women's division. Is it entertaining? Yes. Are the women still easy on the eyes? You bet.
With that having been said, it's time to take a little stroll down memory lane. Back in the day, especially in the 1990s and early 2000s, there were a slew of gorgeous women to grace the WWE screen. When we were younger, we would have given anything to meet any of the beautiful Divas. They were the object of every young wrestling fans' fantasy...okay, several of the slightly older fans as well. Yeah, I remember grown men wearing Sable shirts. Anyway, let's get down to business. It's time to recall some of the fine ladies who used to occupy space in our dreams or, dare I say, our fantasies?
15 Alundra Blayze
Why not start with one of the first beautiful women to capture the attention of our young minds? Alundra Blayze burst into the WWE in 1993 and shattered a mold. Gone were the days of Moolah, Bertha Faye, and some of the other non-conventional Divas of the 1980s. Blayze was hot. Her stunning blue eyes, amazing figure, and golden blonde hair made her a commodity.
She was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and was still looking great. It's only appropriate we begin the list with the woman who would truly set the stage for shall we say, more voluptuous women in WWE?
While she wore some modest ensembles in WCW, Jacqueline Moore came to WWE and during a feud with Sable, showed us she had some assets that we might not had imagined before. It's no lie, Miss Jackie had it going on.
It wasn't just her outward appearance that made her an object of desire. No, Miss Jackie had a no nonsense attitude and some in-ring skill to boot. Let's also not forget the enticing dance moves she showed off in her bikini at Fully Loaded '98. I'm not even going to get specific about her wardrobe malfunctions.
13 Debra McMichael
11 Christy Hemme
The winner of the 2004 Diva Search was the red-headed bombshell known as Christy Hemme. Hemme oozed with a playful personality and exotic good looks. She also had a fantastic body; a body so fantastic it would eventually see her doing an exclusive Playboy photo shoot complete with cover model honors.
10 Terri Runnels
Marlena, or Terri Runnels, definitely caught everyone's attention. She had the combination of mystique, an incredible body, and unique mannerisms that made her a perfect object of desire for any young man.
9 Stephanie McMahon
You may hate to admit it, but plenty of wrestling fans had a thing for Vince's daughter since her shy beginnings when she was dating the late Test on-screen. Despite her villainous ways later on, some of us started looking at the billion dollar princess quite differently throughout the years.
Set to turn 40 this year, Stephanie actually looks better than ever today, making it that much harder to hate her. Keep in mind, this is also after having three children, her passion for fitness certainly shows, as she keeps getting better with age, like a fine wine some would say...
Sorry, Sunny fans. She's not cracking the top five on our list. This isn't to say that she wasn't a dime piece or that she didn't transcend what it meant to be a WWE Diva after Alundra Blayze. It's more so that many of the Divas that she paved the way for took the ball and ran with.
I digress. Sunny had a natural appearance, adorned with what looked like attire from a 1980s Jane Fonda fitness video. Appearance alone didn't create the total package that was Sunny. Sunny had an attitude that was downright sexy. All fans, from young to old, were absolutely clamoring for as much of Sunny as they could handle.
7 Dawn Marie
Who says blondes have all the fun? Dawn Marie, already regarded as one of the hottest women in ECW, moved over to WWE in 2002 and made a splash. She had feuds with the likes of Stacy Kiebler and Torrie Wilson.
Sable had her run in the sun and it garnered a ton of attention. She was billed as the number one Diva in wrestling for quite a long time. She was the first to really have the chance to show off her assets as standards were very relaxed at the time as far as the television audience was concerned.
Her infamous hand bra incident at Fully Loaded had my entire school talking the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that....
4 Torrie Wilson
Lita, who debuted as the manager for The Hardy Boyz, definitely left her mark on women's wrestling and what it meant to be a Diva. In what was likely the first time many young men saw a pair of women's underwear while still on a woman that wasn't in a Sears catalog, Lita had a unique. provocative look.
Not only was she absolutely beautiful, she had a tough girl aura about her that was reflective of the alternative culture that made the late 90s so memorable. Not only was her look tough, but she was tough in the ring, being one of the first women to show the high-flying, dare devil style that became so popular.
2 Stacy Keibler
She truly deserved the rendition of ZZ Top's hit "Legs" that was her theme song in her WWE days. Stacy had exactly that, one of the most amazing pair of legs anyone had ever seen. If your gaze ever made it past her incredible stems, you would find that Stacy also had a natural beauty all her own.
1 Trish Stratus
She wasn't just a manager, she wasn't just a fitness model, she wasn't just a yoga guru, and she wasn't just a Diva. Trish Stratus was everything that women wanted to be and everything that men wanted to see. Trish had it all, could do it all, and did it all.
She was the "Diva of The Decade" award recipient as well as WWE "Babe of The Year." Beautiful inside and out, Trish was also heavily involved in lots of charity work.
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