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?
Also, am I the only one who found it hot when she became a monster truck driver in 1999?
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.
Jackie was too hot to handle. Also, a strong proud woman, Jackie was the first ever African-American women's wrestling champion.
13 Debra McMichael
While I can't say I was a fan of Jerry Lawler's constant blasting of his most nauseating catchphrase "puppies!," every time Debra was on screen, I was still a huge fan of Debra herself. She had shed her long evening gown from her WCW days and adopted a two piece mini-skirt suit that showed off a great pair of legs. With the right amount of cleavage and her platinum blonde-hair, Debra was certainly a dish. Who of us can say we didn't save her foldout from a certain issue of WWE magazine?
Ivory brought a very athletic physique, an amazing skill set, and a unique, classic beauty that was unmistakably all her own. A product of the memorable Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, Ivory did her heritage proud. She was the type of lady you wouldn't mind taking home to momma, or dad, or grandma, or great Aunt Darlene, or anyone you could show her off to. Ivory was simply incredible. Even in her ultra-conservative Right to Censor outfit, she'd still put your middle school crush to shame.
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.
Alright, show of hands, who ran and got the magazine on the day it came out? Nowadays, Hemme is a mother but still looks great. You can find her with TNA Wrestling, a promotion she's been with for the last decade. We miss you Christy.
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.
There was just something about her piercing gaze, behind the smoke of that cigar she always had in hand. Today, you can find the 90s Diva lurking around a wrestling convention around various states in the US. Oh and in case your wondering at the age of 49, she still looks smoking hot.
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...
As much as fans dislike Steph, don't we all like her a little bit deep down?
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.
In fact they used to sell SPF 150 to all those sitting front row at WWE shows that Sunny appeared at. Bad joke? Alright, alright, Sunny was awesome and anyone who was watching WWE during her era has to admit that they had an infatuation with Sunny.
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.
If we weren't crushing on her before her unforgettable bikini contest with Torrie Wilson, well, we certainly were afterward. Let's just say she had a certain set of skills.
Chyna cracks the top 10 on the list because she shattered all barriers and despite boasting a masculine, muscular frame, Chyna managed to be as feminine as it gets. There's something to be said about a woman with that build, that manages to be that beautiful. Also, (kids hide your eyes), her Playboy spread was very impressive. Very impressive indeed. Her legacy will live forever in the hearts of millions, thank you Chyna, we will never forget you!
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....
I'll never forget the Fully Loaded VHS being pulled from my local video store's shelves because one of the owners questioned why so many young boys were waiting in line to rent it.
4 Torrie Wilson
Almost what you may call a Sable V 2.0. Torrie took the whole blonde bombshell moniker and went even further. She had an outstanding body, amazing smile, and captivated all of us. She also managed to captivate one of our favorite wrestlers, as for at one time she was Mrs. Billy Kidman. The best part about the Great American Bash PPV of 2002 was probably the poster, which featured Torrie on prominent display. Today, in her 40s Wilson still looks as good as she did a decade ago. Don't believe me, go see for yourself.
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.
Men certainly had a thing for Lita. Let us not forget that whole Matt Hardy and Edge debacle. Did we all have a thing for Lita?
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.
Not only did Stacy's legs beg the attention of WWE fans, they transcended into Hollywood as she was the love interest of actor George Clooney for quite a long time. Today, Keibler is a mother and like her real life best friend Torrie Wilson, she's still looking incredibly fine at the age of 36. Motherhood certainly hasn't slowed her down.
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.