Whether they were great wrestlers or sexy valets or scandalous backstage personalities, many of the famous ladies of wrestling have left the ring to become moms. Heck, some moms are still wrestling today! Take Sweet Saraya, for example. She is WWE Diva Paige's mother, and she's not stopped entering the ring and delivering devastating DDTs 24 years later. More often than not, though, the mothers of wrestling have retired to start new careers or raise their children. Starting a family is an exciting new phase of their lives and it usually means that they're going to leave the ring for good.
TheSportster has compiled a list of some of the most famous female wrestlers who have become mothers and are still in fighting shape. That means that these are the women who started families but could easily transition back into the ring if they wanted. Some of them have become fitness gurus or returned as valets at WWE or are even wrestling as we speak. You'll definitely find some pretty popular examples on this list, but there are a few wrestling moms who might surprise you. In no particular order, here's our list of the wrestling mothers who are still hot AF:
15 Trish Stratus
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Many would call Trish Stratus the queen of the WWE Divas and for good reason: few former female superstars at the promotion have accomplished as much as Trish. She won the Women's Championship seven times throughout her career and even managed to hold the Hardcore Championship for a brief time. Not many women can say they've held that high stakes title! She was also WWE Babe of the Year three years in a row, from 2001 to 2003. Trish was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Today, she's a fitness guru who likes to show her fans new yoga moves and ways to live a healthier life. Trish married Ron Fisico, her high school sweetheart, and they now have two kids, Maximus Stratus Fisico and Madison-Patricia Fisico. Those are certainly colorful names...
14 Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler is known for her very long legs that allow her to climb into the ring from the second rope. That's actually quite the feat since most women in wrestling aren't that tall. Stacy is 5'11" and has 42 inch legs, though, which earned her the nicknames "The Legs of WCW" and "The Legs of WWE." Needless to say, she was a stunning presence in the ring as both the valet Miss Hancock and as wrestler Stacy Keibler.
While she never won a championship, she was WWE Babe of the Year in 2004 and was featured in several pictorials for Maxim, Stuff, and other magazines. Her days in the ring are long behind her now. Today, Stacy she is married to Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre. They have a daughter together, Ava Grace Pobre, who was born in 2014.
13 Candice Michelle
Candice Michelle didn't spend too much time in the ring. In fact, she only wrestled from 2004 to 2009 for the WWE before calling it quits. She debuted in WWE as part of the Raw Diva Search. In fact, she was the first Diva Search contestant to win a WWE title. Candice won the Women's Championship in 2007, defeating Melina at the Vengeance PPV that year. Unfortunately, Candice suffered several injuries in the ring that ultimately put her out of commission in the last few years of her career. She was released from her WWE contract in 2009.
Today, Candice is married to Ken Gee Ehrlich, a chiropractor from Los Angeles. They have three kids: AkiAnne Rose, born May 23, 2010, Ryumi Grace, born October 20, 2012, and Aloha Von Ehrlich, born July 17, 2015. As you can see, Candice is still in fighting shape.
12 Christy Hemme
Christy Hemme is a special case in terms of WWE Divas. Not many former female wrestlers have transitioned into the role of backstage interviewers and ring announcers, but that's in fact where Christy's career has taken her. Christy began her career by winning the 2004 WWE Diva Search, which earned her a one-year contract at the promotion and $250,000. During her time at WWE, she had a feud with Trish Stratus over a Playboy cover as well as a thing with Victoria.
Christy eventually made her way to TNA, where she competed in the ring for a little while before transitioning to the promotion's ring announcer. Today, Christy is married to her husband, Charley Patterson. They have a daughter named Charlie Rose, who was born in 2015.
Sable was an absolute star during the Attitude Era of the WWE. She was easily the #1 Diva at the promotion in the late '90s and early 2000s. While Sable is best known for her sex appeal, naughty in-ring presence, and sassy attitude, she also spent a lot of time actually wrestling. She held the Women's Championship once and had several feuds throughout her career. Sable had an on and off relationship with WWE, which she sued at one point for sexual harassment after she refused to appear topless.
She met her husband, former WWE Champion and UFC fighter Brock Lesnar, during her return to WWE in 2003. They married in 2006. They have two children together: Turk and Duke. She's also the stepmother to Mya Lynn and Luke, Brock's children from another relationship.
10 Ashley Massaro
Ashley Massaro made her debut in the WWE in the 2005 Diva Search, which she won. That would unfortunately remain her only big accomplishment at the promotion, although she did participate in several high profile matches, including the first ever Bra and Panties Gauntlet match, which she won by being the final wrestler still wearing her clothes. At WrestleMania 23, she challenged Melina for the Women's Championship but lost.
She already had a daughter, Alexa, when she made her debut at WWE. In fact, Ashley left the WWE after her daughter got sick in 2008. As you can see from the picture above, Ashley has stayed in incredible shape as a model. She also seems to have a bit of a nerdy side.
9 Beth Phoenix
Beth Phoenix (real name Elizabeth Kocianski-Copeland) had an illustrious career in the WWE. She won the Women's Championship three times during her time at the promotion. Her first reign lasted six months, in fact. Beth was also the second woman to participate in the Royal Rumble. She held the Divas Championship once, as well. She retired in 2012 to spend more time with her family and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017, making her the quickest female wrestler to be inducted, which took place less than five years after her retirement. She's also the youngest inductee of all time at the age of 36.
Beth is also one half of the first couple to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She's married to WWE superstar Edge. They have two children together: Lyric Rose Copeland, born in 2013, and Ruby Ever Copeland, born in 2016.
8 Eve Torres
Eve Torres began her career as a model and dancer -- she was on the LA Clippers' spirit dance team for the 2006-07 season -- before entering the 2007 WWE Diva Search, which she won. She earned a contract with the promotion and debuted as a backstage interviewer in 2008. Eve made the full transition into wrestling in 2009, entering feuds with Michelle McCool, Natalya, and Layla. She also participated in several bikini contests. Eve won the Divas Championship three times before retiring.
After leaving the WWE, she married Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Rener Gracie. They had their first child, a boy, in 2015. His name is Raeven Gracie. Eve also holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, which means she's very much in shape these days and wouldn't have a very hard time returning to the ring.
7 Michelle McCool
Michelle McCool was born to be a champion. She was actually a middle school teacher before she decided to enter the WWE Diva Search in 2004. While she didn't win, her performance was so impressive that the WWE gave her a contract anyway. And she did not let the opportunity go to waste. Michelle is a two-time Women's Champion and a two-time Divas Champion. At one point, she even held both titles at the same time, making her the first and only Unified Divas Champion of the WWE. She was also Diva of the Year in 2010.
That same year, Pro Wresting Illustrated named Michelle the number one female wrestler in the world and gave her the Woman of the Year award. She has since retired and married the Undertaker (real name Mark Calaway) in 2010. They have a daughter named Kaia Faith Calaway.
6 Jillian Hall
When it comes to female wrestlers, Jillian Hall is as hot as they come. She began her career in the independent circuit before joining the WWE, debuting in 2005 as a "fixer" for the heel faction MNM. Basically, her gimmick was about her being a public relations person who could fix wrestlers' reputations. It was sort of dumb, but she did have feuds with Stacy Keibler and Ashley Massaro in her early years. She won the Divas Championship in 2009 and held the title briefly before losing it to rival Melina.
Jillian was let go from the WWE in 2010 and spent the next few years in the indie circuit before retiring from wrestling. Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted Jillian the 24th best female wrestler in the world in 2010. Jillian has a daughter from a previous marriage.
5 Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon is world wrestling royalty. A fourth generation wrestling promoter, she's the daughter of Vince McMahon, the mastermind behind the WWE's Attitude era as well as everything that's happened since. Stephanie has often embraced a villainous on-screen persona, just like her father, and has even done a bit of wrestling during her time as upper level management of the promotion. She's a one-time Women's Champion and a one-time Hardcore Champion.
Stephanie is married to Paul Levesque (aka Triple H), whom she first began dating on-screen in 2000. Triple H's previous girlfriend, Chyna, claimed that he began his relationship with Stephanie while they were still dating. Stephanie and Triple H were married in 2003. They have three daughters together: Aurora Rose Levesque, Murphy Claire Levesque, and Vaughn Evelyn Levesque.
4 Mickie James
Mickie Laree James-Aldis (better known simply as Mickie James) has done it all. She's a wrestler, an actress, a model, and even a country singer. Mickie entered the wrestling business in 1999 as a valet before making her debut in the ring later that year. She's spent time at TNA, Ring of Honor, and several other promotions. She made her WWE debut in 2005 and began a romance storyline with Trish Stratus, which eventually turned into a feud after Trish spurned her advances.
Mickie went on to win the Women's Championship five times and the Divas Championship one time. Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted her the best female wrestler in the world in 2009. She's still wrestling for WWE today and is married to Impact Wrestling star Magnus (real name Nicholas Aldis). They have a son named Donovan Patrick Aldis.
3 Madison Rayne
Madison Rayne (real name Ashley Nichole Lomberger) is one of the great female wrestlers to come out of TNA. After spending a few years in the indie circuit and several other promotions, Madison finally made her debut in 2009, where she earned a string of victories that eventually led her to several championships. Madison is five-time Knockouts Champion and a two-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion. In fact, she was the first wrestlers to hold both titles at the same time. In 2011, Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted Madison the 5th best female wrestler in the world.
It seems that Madison has recently left TNA, as her profile has been taken down from the promotion's website. Madison married Jesse Cabot in 2013. They had their first daughter that same year. Her name is Charley. They've since divorced. Madison is now married to TNA commentator Josh Mathews.
2 Angelina Love
The sexy Angelina Love (real name Lauren Ann Williams) is one of TNA's top competitors. She's won the Knockouts Championship a record-tying six times. Angelina is tied with Gail Kim, who was ranked the #1 female wrester by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2012. So Angelina is easily in the top echelon of women wrestlers.
Angelina has been on and off with TNA since her debut in 2004. She was also scouted by the WWE at one point, but spent most of her time at the developmental promotions. Angelina also wrestled in the indie circuit and Mexico's AAA for a time. This six-time champion is currently back at TNA. She married fellow TNA wrestler Davey Richards in 2015. They had their first child, David Vincent Richards, in 2016.
1 Sexy Star
Sexy Star (real name Dulce Maria García Rivas) is one of the most accomplished female wrestlers in Mexico and has recently made a transition to the United States, where she spent two years wrestling for Lucha Underground before joining the indie Chicago-based wrestling promotion Shimmer Women Athletes. Before that, Sexy Star she enjoyed a very successful career in Mexico's AAA lucha libre promotion, where she held the Queen of Queens Championship twice. At Lucha Underground, she was the first woman to win the Gift of the Gods Championship and the Lucha Underground Championship.
Recently, Sexy Star has unmasked and transitioned into boxing. She won her debut fight just this April. She has one daughter with her husband Jhonny González, who is also a boxer.