Over 30 years ago in 1983, WWE decided to start releasing a bi-monthly magazine to the public. The goal of the publication was to help get the WWE's name out there just in time before the first ever WrestleMania, and would prove to be a gigantic success. The decision to do so was a smart one, as the magazine proved effective enough to warrant monthly issues being printed just a few years later. As the magazine continued to make more and more of that fabulous moolah, a second monthly magazine was created in 1996 - Raw Magazine, which also proved to be just as successful if not more successful than the former.
With ultra mega stars like Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Scott Hall, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels securing the covers in the 80s and early 90s, WWE eventually started to use its women more as featured cover models in the issues, which only brought more eyes to the magazine, helping establish WWE's female stars into pop culture phenomenon. With Sunny being being AOL's most downloaded woman on the internet in 1996, it only made sense to start giving the WWE Divas monthly spreads in their magazines.
From Sunny and Sable, to Trish Stratus and Lita, the women of WWE were actually landing just as many magazine covers as their male counterparts, which eventually lead to the annual formation of the WWE Divas Magazine in 2001. The women of wrestling proved to be such hits, that other publications were knocking at WWE's doorstep to have WWE Divas in their magazines. Maxim, FHM, Stuff, and you guessed it, Playboy Magazine have featured many of WWE's beautiful women, and since you happened to click this article, we will happily be looking at 25 of the sexiest magazine covers to feature the women of WWE. How many of these magazines have you skimmed through?
Here are the hottest magazine covers to ever feature WWE's women.
25 25. Maria - WWE Magazine - November 2006
24 24. Sunny - Raw Magazine - November/December 1996
23 23. Torrie Wilson - WWE Summer Special Magazine - 2006
After the brand draft in 2002 that split up the roster of Superstars and Divas, so that half competed on Monday Night Raw and the other half competed on Thursday Night Smackdown, WWE Magazine decided to switch its title to SmackDown! Magazine in 2003 - both brands getting their own individual magazine. It only lasted a short while because in 2006, WWE put a stop to publishing two monthly magazines, and combined them both to bring back the original title of the publication - WWE Magazine.
22 22. Candice Michelle - Playboy Magazine - April 2006
21 21. Trish Stratus - WWE Divas 2003 Magazine
20 20. Torrie Wilson - FHM Magazine - September 2006
19 19. Trish Stratus - WWE Magazine - September 2006
18 18. Ashley - Playboy Magazine - April 2007
17 17. Lita - Raw Magazine - July 2004
16 16. The Bella Twins - Maxim Magazine Spain - May 2012
15 15. Trish Stratus - WWE Divas 2002 Magazine
14 14. Stacy Keibler - Stuff Magazine - March 2006
Oh look! Another outsider magazine photographing a WWE Diva with ropes!
13 13. Chyna - Playboy Magazine - November 2000
When the Ninth Wonder of the World debuted in sports entertainment, nobody ever imagined her as the sex symbol she would eventually become. As her muscles began to shrink, and a more feminine side started to shine through. Chyna eventually started to turn heads (including Eddie Guerrero's) and the former Intercontinental Champion would bare it all in the pages Playboy in a very memorable issue of the publication.
12 12. Sable - Playboy Magazine - September 1999
11 11. Stacy Keibler - Maxim Magazine - November 2008
10 10. Christy Hemme - WWE Divas 2005 Magazine
Not even a year into her career in wrestling, Christy Hemme would bag the cover of the annual Divas Magazine in 2005, an impressive feat that no other Diva would accomplish in such a short period with the WWE. It is all the more surprising that later that year, Christy would be released from her contract, and it's even more surprising when you take a look at this cover as to why they would do that. Seriously, take a look at the cover...
9 9. Torrie Wilson - Raw Magazine July 2002
8 8. Terri Runnels - Raw Magazine - May 2000
7 7. Ivory - Raw Magazine - May 2000
6 6. Trish Stratus - MuscleMag - May 2000
5 5. Maryse - Summum Magazine 2010
4 4. Lita - WWE Divas 2001 Magazine
3 3. Sable - Raw Magazine - April 1999
2 2. Sable AND Sunny - Raw Magazine - January 1998
1 1. Torrie Wilson - Playboy Magazine - May 2003
Torrie Wilson is our number one pick for the hottest magazine cover featuring the women of wrestling. Although Torrie Wilson would pair up with Sable in 2004 to nab the cover of Playboy for the second time, her very first issue the year prior in May of 2003 pales in comparison. Not only is the spread inside a feast for the eyes, the cover alone could top any Playboy list if you ask our opinion. Although Torrie Wilson never won a Women's Championship in her career with professional wrestling, it's safe to say no fan will ever forget her.
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