WWE’s Women’s Division has only recently become a credible part of the WWE roster, with the likes of Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Bayley leading a women’s revolution from NXT dating way back to 2015.
The women have not always been used in this way. Over the past few decades WWE women have created quite a reputation for themselves and the annual WWE Diva Search didn’t help matters when WWE made it blatantly clear that they would prefer to sign their women based on looks rather than wrestling ability.
Women were known as Divas and they were said to be sexy, smart, and powerful, but some of these women lacked the smart part. The women who came into WWE in the late 1990s and early 2000s were not used as effectively as they could have been and essentially became eye candy for the male demographic of the audience.
Not only that, but it seemed that many of these women have gained themselves quite the reputation when it comes to outside of the ring as well as inside it. Rumours follow these women around throughout their time in WWE and ultimately it is these rumours that make or break their characters.
The following is a list of women who have become known more for their escapades outside of the ring, rather than in it which is why they are considered some of the most promiscuous women in sports entertainment.
Maria was one of the aforementioned women who was signed to WWE after she participated in the Diva Search. Maria had no wrestling ability and was only signed based on the way she looked.
She became a backstage interviewer for WWE and this allowed her access to the talent. She was in a relationship with CM Punk for a few years after she joined WWE and was rumoured to have also hooked up with John Cena at the same time. Of course, Maria was in a storyline with Cena so it did make sense. Obviously, the current TNA star didn’t end up with either man, as she married former Ring of Honor star Mike Bennett in October 2014.
14. Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss has made quite a splash on SmackDown since she was drafted over to the Tuesday night show back in July. She is the current SmackDown Women’s Champion and recently made history when she was part of the first ever female main event steel cage match on the blue brand.
That being said, Alexa became known down in NXT as the woman who was only being pushed because she was “becoming close'” to the right people. An anonymous source leaked the rumour that Alexa Bliss was a Ring Rat, and apparently sleeping with many stars backstage at NXT so that she could be pushed in the women’s division. The source was never revealed, but Alexa has had to live with the reputation ever since.
13. Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler became famous during her time in WWE, because of her long legs, the legs that helped her land a relationship with Hollywood star George Clooney. Before Stacy left WWE and began working on her life outside of the company, she was quite well known by much of the male roster.
Her first high-profile relationship was with the son of 16 time World Champion Ric Flair before she moved on to a relationship with Andrew “Test” Martin. Stacy was also rumoured to have been in a relationship with Jamie Foxx, but it seems that she has finally settled down now with husband Jared Pobre and their two-year-old daughter, Ava Grace.
12. Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella and her sister Brie have made quite the impression on the WWE roster over the past few years. The Divas were asked to return to the company back in 2012 after a few years away when it was made public knowledge that they were dating two of the biggest stars in the company.
Nikki Bella is not only currently dating John Cena, the undisputed Face of WWE, but she was previously in a two-year relationship with former World Champion Dolph Ziggler, and admitted recently on her show Total Divas that she was also married for three years and didn’t tell anyone about it. She managed to keep the entire marriage a secret for more than a decade.
Melina was perhaps one of the standout wrestlers of her generation. After the likes of Trish Stratus and Lita had retired back in 2006, Melina and Mickie James were two of best wrestlers on WWE’s roster.
Melina is a former WWE Women’s and Divas Champion, but because she not only dated Johnny Nitro/Morrison for a number of years but also cheated on him with Batista, in a fling that The Animal also kept from his own wife, she is remembered a little differently by the WWE Universe… which is completely understandable.
10. Mickie James
Mich like Melina, Mickie James became one of the most respected WWE Divas in the locker room after Trish Stratus departed from WWE in 2006. But even though Mickie has gone on to make a name for herself in TNA, she can’t run away from the things she did in WWE.
Mickie made a return to WWE last week as part of the SmackDown brand, a brand that she shared with John Cena, whom she cheated on her boyfriend Kenny Dykstra with back in 2012. Cena also cheated on his wife at the time, and Kenny still holds Cena responsible for ending his marriage. Cena has since divorced his wife and Mickie has gone on to marry TNA star Magnus. They recently welcomed their first child.
Chyna became known as the ninth wonder of the world when she was in WWE and was also the first ever woman to win the Intercontinental Championship and be part of the Royal Rumble match. But much like many of the women on this list, it would be her time outside of WWE that would really define her career.
Chyna was once in a relationship with WWE COO Triple H, before he left Chyna for Stephanie and was then fired as a result. Chyna then moved on to X-Pac, who she was known to have made several sex tapes with that were leaked to the WWE Universe. Triple H made it obvious that Chyna would never be put in the Hall of Fame because of this. Chyna sadly passed away last year, but the WWE Universe prefer to remember her for the impact that she had on the company, rather than her career choices afterwards.
8. Christy Hemme
Christy Hemme was the first ever WWE Diva Search winner. She was used on WWE TV quite a lot after her win and seemed like quite an athletic superstar. Christy proved that WWE could have done much more for her when she joined TNA and became a Knockout’s Champion, but it seems her departure from the company has become quite a talking point.
There are rumours that now suggest that Christy was having an affair with Triple H, but there is also speculation that Christy was engaging in extracurricular activities with her boss Vince McMahon as well, Stephanie found out about the affair and she was forced out of the company. Christy has since moved on from this and married Charley Patterson in 2010 whilst the couple welcomed their first child in 2015.
7. Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly is a phenomenon when it comes to the amount of men that she managed to date during her time in WWE. Kelly came to the company through the resurgence of ECW and after that ultimately failed, WWE brought her over to the main roster where she is a former Divas Champion.
Kelly has been romantically linked with the likes of CM Punk, John Cena, Batista, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and Test. It seems she made quite the impression, but since leaving the WWE world, she has settled down with former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sheldon Souray whom she married last year.
6. Torrie Wilson
Arguably, Torrie Wilson is considered to have been one of the most attractive WWE Divas of all time. Torrie came into WWE from WCW during the Monday Night Wars and was always used as an object by the men she was aligned with.
In real life, Torrie has dated a lot of men in the WWE locker room, including Billy Kidman, and former Spirit Squad member Nick Mitchell before she left WWE and dated New York Yankees baseman, Alex Rodriguez. Torrie is also a former Playboy cover girl and was part of the first ever Playboy pillow fight match at WrestleMania 22.
Sunny is still considered to have been one of the first ever WWE Divas and she is also a two-time Playboy cover girl and a WWE Hall of Famer. But is seems that lately, WWE has distanced themselves from their former star.
Sunny was linked romantically both Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels while she was still part of WWE, before leaving the company and becoming a part of the adult entertainment industry. Sunny has been part of many adult movies over the past few years and was even caught by fans exchanging money for Skype sessions. WWE hasn’t commented on any of her antics, but it is thought that the company is thinking of revoking her Hall of Fame induction.
Ashley, much like many other women at the time, joined WWE after she won the 2005 Raw Diva Search. She didn’t have any prior wrestling ability, but she was used on WWE TV much more than expected. Ashley slowly learned how to wrestle, but after just two years with the company, she decided to leave to take care of her sick daughter.
Ashley mostly remembered for her personal antics rather than her professional ones, with rumours suggesting that she worked as an escort before arriving in WWE. She then went on to date both Paul London and Matt Hardy, causing a rift between the two superstars, and also landed a Playboy cover, all in her short time in WWE.
3. Eva Marie
Eva Marie was the last Diva Search winner, along with current ring announcer JoJo Offerman back in 2013. The two women won a role on Total Divas as part of their prize for being named winners of the show, but it seems Eva Marie has done more than make a name for herself over the past few years.
The Red Queen had plenty of years of modelling under her belt when she joined WWE and had even posed nude for magazines before she auditioned for the company. Eva Marie has become one of the most hated stars in the company in recent months because once again she is another female that WWE has signed to the company without prior wrestling experience.
2. Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon might be the bosses daughter, but that doesn’t mean that he can protect her reputation. There is a legendary story going around about the former WWF Women’s Champion and Randy Savage back when Stephanie was just 14 year’s old, as well as the fact that it is known that Steph would cosy up to many wrestlers back in the day.
Obviously, Stephanie married Triple H back in 2003 and the couple has been together for 13 years now and have three daughters. Although it is widely speculated that Stephanie was not only the main reason that Triple H broke up with Chyna, but one of the reasons why that she was released from WWE.
Lita is perhaps one of the most well-known female wrestlers of all time, but sadly this isn’t because Lita is a four-time Women’s Champion. Lita famously cheated on Matt Hardy back in 2005 which led to a deeply fuelled personal rivalry between Edge and Matt Hardy for almost a year.
Lita also has quite the dating history, with the likes of Edge, Shane Morton, CM Punk, and Matt Hardy all on her list. Lita was the final woman to date CM Punk before he decided to marry former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, and still remained a part of WWE TV up until the end of 2016.