There’s no doubt that all WWE Divas have enviable physiques – they have to keep themselves in shape to look the part, after all. Their Instagram feeds are full of gym selfies and evidence that they put in hours of sweat to earn their bodies. However, let’s be serious – saying that audiences enjoy the Divas in the same way that they enjoy the male wrestlers is a bit of a lie. One of the main draws about the WWE Divas is that they’re smoking hot, particularly as the Diva generations go on.
Once upon a time, female wrestlers may just have been average-looking, in-shape athletes. Since about the late 90s, however, they started showing up in the ring fully made up, in skimpy outfits that showcased all of their assets. These Divas knew exactly how to capitalize on their fame and good looks, and many ended up posing for Playboy pictorials – Torrie Wilson, Sable, Chyna, Maria Kanellis… countless Divas graced the pages of Hef’s magazine.
However, some Divas have been a bit reluctant to bare it all for centerfold status, to the disappointment of many fans. For whatever reasons, while they’re more than comfortable rocking next to nothing in the ring, they refuse to take that extra step and strip down. Here are 10 former WWE Divas who fans wish would do Playboy.
Former Diva Kaitlyn is one of the more unique amongst the Diva alumni. While many Divas turn up to training camp looking slim and end up putting on some muscle with guidance, Kaitlyn was in the competitive bodybuilding world for years before stepping in the ring. No surprise, she had a more muscular physique than many of the other Divas, but she was equally smoking hot. She only retired from wrestling recently, so who knows – perhaps a last hurrah pictorial? It could happen.
9. Gail Kim
Amongst a sea of blonde bombshell Divas, Gail Kim definitely sticks out – and she only seems to be getting better with age. She made her debut as La Felina in 2000, and wrestled for over a decade with various organizations. She may not have been on a reality show like many of the current Divas, but she’s won enough top female wrestler distinctions from a variety of publications that she’s definitely one you should remember – and one we wish we could see more of. Kim did a topless pictorial for a mobile phone company at one point in her career, so who knows – maybe as this Canadian cutie grows even more comfortable with her body when she hits her 40s in a few years, she’ll consider giving Hef a call.
8. Kelly Kelly
If you were asked whether Kelly Kelly were a Playboy playmate or a seasoned WWE veteran, you’d probably assume the former – she’s a blonde bombshell with a toned physique, but not one that makes it seem as if she could body slam her opponent. However, she’s continued to impress every year she’s in the ring. As for hoping for a Playboy pictorial, let’s just consider one thing – she holds the distinction of being the first Diva to appear on the cover of Maxim. She’s gained a lot of mainstream fans outside of the wrestling world, so if anyone would get the call, it would probably be her – and who knows, she might even accept!
7. AJ Lee
AJ Lee is proof that good things come in small packages. Despite standing only 5’2, far more petite than the majority of Divas, she’s racked up countless accolades over the course of her career including a Divas Championship and two Diva of the Year titles. She’s become such a big name in the Divas world that it seems she’s been around forever – and surprisingly, though she was sent to development camp in 2009, she didn’t really start making big storylines until a few years ago. She’s a smart cookie though, and knew to quit when she was ahead, retiring in 2015. A super sexy pictorial would be the perfect retirement gift to herself, and her fans, no?
Brunette beauty Melina was known for often having rivalries brewing behind the scenes, and was definitely a divisive figure, but there’s one thing that every wrestling fan absolutely loved about her – that super memorable ring entrance. Don’t quite remember? She would pose on the apron doing a split, slide forward under the ropes of the ring, and give all the fans a little glimpse of the goodies. Given the risqué ring entrance that was her trademark early in her career, it would be positively criminal for her to not pose at least once – we suggest incorporating a split in some way. However, you may have to wait awhile for this one: in 2008, she told PhillyBurbs.com that “I don’t want o be known as that girl who stripped in Playboy. I have a lot to show the world other than that.”
5. Stacy Keibler
Keibler is perhaps best known to the public as the former girlfriend of A-List star George Clooney. Before strutting down the red carpet with George, however, she was making a name for herself in the ring with her ten mile long legs. Sure, she’s not the most decorated Diva of all time. But she definitely has some of the best legs of the Divas, both current and alumni. She continued expanding her name outside the wrestling world with a season on Dancing With The Stars and brief roles on television shows. Come on – you know you’d want to see every inch of those legs in a sexy pictorial.
4. Eve Torres
Before the sexy redheaded Eva Marie stepped into the ring, there was another Eve in town – and she was quite the badass. Eve Torres (known simply as Eve) had a diverse background that included a degree in industrial and systems engineering and time training at a jiu jitsu academy. Let’s just say she had a lot of tricks in her back pockets, and she quickly made a name for herself in the ring after entering the world of WWE by winning the Diva Search in 2010. She proved that the Diva Search wasn’t just a glorified beauty pageant in 2010, by becoming the first winner of the Diva Search to capture a Divas Championship title. She retired from the ring in 2013, but remains one of the sexiest Divas ever.
Lita is, without doubt, one of the most memorable Divas of all time. She made an impact from the first second she stepped into the ring, as she had trained in the lucha style and therefore immediately stood out from the other newbies on the roster. She’s known for her unique look – a little wild, a little dark, a lot sexy, a visible thong – as well as her fairly wild and reckless style in the ring. Needless to say, she became a superstar very quickly and has likely received calls to pose in risqué photoshoots countless time. She has always refused to strip it all down, but who knows – Lita is wild and unpredictable, and she may very well decide one day that she wants to capture her physique in a Playboy pictorial.
2. Trish Stratus
If you’re reading anything about the sexiest Divas of all time, you know Trish Stratus will definitely be on the list, and usually in the top five. She also makes nearly ever list of the most accomplished Divas, and many believe this Canadian spitfire to be the greatest WWE Diva ever. She has the track record to prove it – she won seven Women’s Championships before retiring in 2006. She’s made guest appearances a few times since then – with her popularity, who wouldn’t? – and even trained upcoming Divas on Tough Enough in 2011. Her many career accomplishments landed her a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
1. Molly Holly
Many Divas shamelessly worked their sex appeal, making their sexiness an integral part of their Diva personality. While Molly Holly definitely had the blonde bombshell thing going on looks-wise, she never flaunted it like the other blonde Divas. As opposed to many Divas’ memorable barely-there outfits, her most memorable costume was when she rocked a superhero costume and became Mighty Molly. Particularly when compared to other Divas, Molly Holly had a squeaky clean image. So, naturally, everyone would be curious to see her stripped down and sexy. It’s always the quiet ones, right?