We know that hundreds of WWE superstars have come and gone over the years. Some of them we will never be forgotten, but many of them may not likely be remembered unless we are reminded of them. There are certainly less WWE Divas than there are male superstars, but they still come and go with time. With only a handful of Divas in the WWE at any given time, these ladies are under a lot of pressure to perform and entertain the millions (and millions!) of fans.
Many of the Divas on the list had successful careers and captured gold on at least one occasion. Some of them tried their hand at acting and other pursuits, while others have decided to focus on staying home and raising their children. Take a stroll down memory lane with these 20 forgotten WWE Divas and find out where they are now.
Victoria was a bodybuilder and fitness competitor who got into wrestling by having a chance encounter with Chyna. Victoria held the WWE Women’s Championship twice before she competed in TNA as Tara and captured the TNA Knockouts Champion five times as well as the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship with Brooke Tessmacher. Since then she has competed on the independent circuit and in Ring of Honor. She has been involved with various business ventures including two restaurants and a custom car shop. Her wrestling themed eatery The Squared Circle is located in Chicago, Illinois.
19. Kristal Marshall
Kristal Marshall made her WWE debut in 2005 when she competed in the Raw Diva Search. Although she only managed to finish fourth in the competition, she was signed by the WWE and joined the SmackDown roster. Kristal feuded with Jillian Hall and Diva Search winner Ashley Massaro. Marshall later showed up in TNA Wrestling where she portrayed the wife of Bobby Lashley (she formerly dated him in real life). Kristal has a son with Bobby Lashley although the couple stopped dating in 2010. Before joining WWE she was a model for Deal or No Deal and has been competing in fitness competitions since leaving the wrestling world. She has worked as an interviewer for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has become a freelance hairstylist.
Nidia Guenard was a co-winner of the inaugural season of Tough Enough. She competed in the WWE from 2002 to 2004 and portrayed the girlfriend of The Hurricane for a time. After leaving the WWE she competed on the independent circuit and got to travel to places like Italy, Korea, and Puerto Rico. After retiring from wrestling Nidia started a culinary career and studied in Houston, Texas. She is now married with two children and leads her daughter’s Girl Scout troop where she is responsible for selling cookies and organizing arts and crafts projects and camping trips.
Francine served as a valet in the original Extreme Championship Wrestling back in the 1990s. She managed several wrestlers and used a dominatrix type persona when she managed The Pitbulls. Francine appeared on various independent cards and was featured in the new ECW under her moniker of “The Queen of Extreme”. She got married in 2008 and has two children. Nowadays Francine claims that she is “the complete opposite of what you saw on TV”. Although the WWE does not acknowledge it, Francine has been involved in the adult entertainment business and was involved in a website with Missy Hyatt in the mid-2000s.
16. Beulah McGillicutty
Beulah McGillicutty was a very popular diva in Extreme Championship Wrestling. She was part of the first lesbian storyline in pro wrestling, feuded with Francine, and even wrestled referee Bill Alfonso. Beulah managed a stable of wrestlers which included her later to be husband Tommy Dreamer. The couple had twin daughters who even appeared in an episode of the TV series The Sopranos. Beulah has become a children’s author and published her first book Gertrude the Great. Mick Foley actually helped her out by introducing her to the right people, as he has become quite the author in his own right.
15. Alundra Blayze
Even though she was successful as Alundra Blayze in the WWE, old school wrestling fans will remember her as Madusa in WCW. Debrah Miceli captured the AWA World Women’s Championship before joining WCW. She was known more as a manager and valet, but did win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship once. In the WWF she became known as Alundra Blayze and won the WWF Women’s Championship three times before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. Blayze went on to successfully race monster trucks and owns the pet grooming center and spa Koolkats & Hotdogs.
14. Molly Holly
Molly Holly first competed in WCW before joining the WWF/WWE in 2000 as Lady Ophelia. She was a part of the Holly cousins with Bob Holly and then became known as Mighty Molly. During her career Molly held the WWE Women’s Championship twice and the WWF Hardcore Championship once. She has competed on the independent circuit and held investments in real estate property. She became a licensed massage therapist and works as a teen counsellor for the drug and alcohol rehab program Minnesota Teen Challenge.
Lita will be remembered as one of the most hardcore wrestling Divas of all time. She was paired with Matt and Jeff Hardy as part of Team Xtreme and was the WWE Women’s Champion four times. Lita competed in the WWF/WWE from 2000 to 2006 and then wrestled on the independent circuit a bit. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 and is now involved in the music business. In 2006 she formed a band called The Luchagors in which she was the lead singer, and the group released their first album in 2007, before eventually breaking up in 2014. She has become close friends with Trish Stratus after the two feuded while they were in the WWE.
12. Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler is one of the best known Divas to those who are not particular fans of professional wrestling. During her time with the WCW and WWE she became very popular and managed the likes of The Dudley Boyz, Test, and Scott Steiner. She was the tallest WWE Diva and is known for her particularly long legs. She gained even more fame when she was a contestant on the reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. Keibler has appeared on several TV shows and hosted the series Supermarket Superstar in 2013. She formerly dated George Clooney and married a businessman in 2014 before giving birth to a daughter the same year.
Chyna was unlike any Diva the WWE has ever seen. As a member of D-Generation X she was seen as one of the boys and competed against men regularly. Chyna won the WWF Women’s Championship once and the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice. After leaving the wrestling business she posed for Playboy and has been featured on many TV shows. She was featured on the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life in 2005 and the spin off The Surreal Life: Fame Games in 2007. Chyna struggled with addiction and was featured on the TV series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2008. You may remember the sex tape that Chyna and Sean Waltman (X-Pac) starred in called 1 Night in Chyna in 2004. Chyna went on to star in other porn films and has won two AVN Awards. She has attempted to raise money on Kickstarter for a documentary about her life and career.
10. Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson debuted in World Championship Wrestling after she won the Miss Galaxy competition in 1999. Torrie moved to the WWF when they bought out WCW and was involved in the all-female stable Vince’s Devils and feuded with the likes of Dawn Marie. She was not a very successful wrestler, and didn’t win any titles unless you count the “Golden Thong Award” in 2002. Since then Torrie has posed in Playboy twice and also appeared in FHM magazine. She finished in second place on the NBC reality TV series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Wilson has been romantically linked to Yankees star Alex Rodriguez as the two dated from 2011 to 2015.
Jazz may not be a very well-remembered Diva, but she did have a short term impact and won the WWE Women’s Championship twice. Jazz started out in ECW before joining the WWF in 2001. She feuded with Trish Stratus and Victoria before leaving the WWE for the independent circuit in the mid-2000s. She briefly competed in the new ECW and joined the promotion Women’s Superstars Uncensored in 2007. Jazz married former WWE wrestler Rodney Mack and the couple has twin girls together. She owns a gym and runs a wrestling school with her husband in Louisiana.
Sable was a very popular Diva who was successful both in and out of the ring. Outside of the ring she was married to wrestler Marc Mero from 1994 to 2004 before marrying Brock Lesnar in 2006. Sable is now a grandmother and is a former WWF Women’s Championship. After she left the company she sued the WWE for $110 million for sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions. Sable has graced the cover of Playboy magazine three times including one of the highest selling editions in April 1999. Sable starred in the movie Corky Romano and appeared in the TV series Pacific Blue. She now has two children with Lesnar.
7. Terri Runnels
You will most likely remember Terri Runnels for her time as Marlena in the WWE. She debuted in WCW as Miss Alexandra York and then joined her real life husband Goldust in the WWE. She was a member of the alliance Pretty Mean Sisters and managed the legendary tag teams Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz. Marlena captured the WWE Hardcore Championship during her time with the company. After Runnels retired she started working with charities such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Children’s Miracle Network. She is no longer married to Goldust but spends time raising her children and helping charities through social media.
6. Beth Phoenix
Beth Phoenix was a dominating Diva who followed in the footsteps of women like Chyna who could go head to head with much bigger and stronger male wrestlers. Beth held the WWE Divas Championship once and the WWE Women’s Championship three times. She appeared in FLEX Magazine in 2009 along with Candice Michelle and Layla El. Phoenix was formerly married to wrestler Joey Knight, but is now in a relationship with Edge. The couple had their first child, daughter Lyric Rose Copeland, in December 2013.
Melina made a name for herself as a part of the group MNM where she managed the team of Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro. The team won the WWE Tag Team Championship three times, and Melina herself won the WWE Women’s Championship three times and the WWE Divas Championship twice. After a very successful career she left the WWE in 2011 and competed on the independent circuit. Melina starred in the movie Serial Buddies in 2011 and has also appeared in episodes of the TV series Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, Undateable, Cake Boss, and Bad Girls Club. She has done some modeling and continues to wrestle part time. Melina dated John Morrison for several years but they are no longer together.
4. Eve Torres
Eve Torres started out as a dancer and was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team. She won the Diva Search in 2007 and earned a contract with the WWE. Torres had a successful career as a Diva and won the WWE Divas Championship three times. Eve managed Cryme Tyme and Chris Masters and held the roles of Executive Administrator and Assistant General Manager of SmackDown. She retired from the WWE in 2012 and now serves as an ambassador for the company. Torres is an instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program and is married to Rener Gracie. She gave birth to the couple’s first child Raeven Gracie in September 2015.
3. Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly made a very memorable debut in the new ECW in 2006 as an exhibitionist who performed a striptease. She had a segment known as Kelly’s Expose and became a part of the stable Extreme Expose. She was moved to the Raw brand and started wrestling more often and won the WWE Divas Championship in 2011. She was released from the WWE in 2012 and started appearing on the independent circuit. Kelly was married to former professional hockey player Sheldon Souray in 2016. In 2015 she became a cast member of the E! reality television series WAGS.
Maryse made her WWE debut after she competed in the WWE Diva Search. She was a two time WWE Divas Champion and managed Ted DiBiase as well as co-hosting NXT. Maryse was released from the WWE in 2011 and later announced her plans for a jewelry and clothing line called House of Maryse. She has worked as a realtor and an actress and is married to WWE superstar The Miz. Maryse starred in the movies Santa’s Little Helper and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
1. Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is one of the greatest and most successful WWE Divas of all time, capturing the WWE Women’s Championship seven times as well as the WWE Hardcore Championship since. She was named the Diva of the Decade for the 2000s and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Trish now owns the yoga studio Stratusphere which is located in her hometown on Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She also has a line of fitness products and has appeared in movies and television including in the film Gridlocked. Trish has become best friends with former WWE Diva Lita.