Let’s face it, there have been plenty of hot women in professional wrestling over the years. Sure, guys like watching other guys beat the living crap out of each other, but they also like seeing some eye candy hanging around at ringside. While many women wrestlers have been quite attractive themselves, there have also been some beautiful babes accompanying other wrestlers and acting on their behalf.
In professional wrestling, a woman who manages wrestlers is often referred to as a valet. Many of the women on this list are multi-talented and have worked both as a wrestler and a valet. With so many hot valets in professional wrestling, it would be difficult to narrow down this list to 15 of the hottest valets in wrestling today, let alone in the history of professional wrestling. Some very hot women had to be left off the list, but valets from the WWE, WCW, ECW, TNA, and even Ring of Honor have all been represented here.
15. Karen Jarrett
Karen Jarrett has managed to be married to two of the biggest names in professional wrestling, Kurt Angle from 1998 to 2008, and Jeff Jarrett since 2010. She briefly appeared in the WWF/WWE, but became better known in TNA Wrestling. She has managed both of her husbands as well as A.J. Styles, Gail Kim, and Madison Rayne. During her time in TNA, Karen was the Senior Vice President of the TNA Knockouts Division. She went on to help form Global Force Wrestling with Jeff Jarrett. She is hot enough to have been married to two world champions and has two children with Kurt Angle.
14. Kimberly Page
Kimberly started out in the WCW as one of her former real-life husband Diamond Dallas Page’s Diamond Dolls. After getting married, she did not appear on television for almost three years until she became DDP’s valet. Kimberly was instrumental in forming the Nitro Girls and also managed Johnny B. Badd, Mike Awesome, and The Booty Man. She posted for Penthouse and appeared in Playboy between 1994 and 1999. Kimberly has also been featured in Iron Man magazine. Since retiring from wrestling she has worked in marketing and interior design. Kimberly earned her Master’s degree in Advertising from Northwestern University.
13. Veda Scott
Veda Scott may not be a household name as far as wrestling valets go, but she is working her way up the list. She is best known for her time in Ring of Honor, and graduated from the ROH Dojo. Scott is a lifelong wrestling fan who was originally hired as a broadcaster. Her best known client is former NFL player Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka), but Veda can also hold her own inside the ring. She has held the Family Wrestling Entertainment Women’s Championship, and the Absolute Intense Wrestling Women’s Championship and Tag Team Championship. Veda Scott has appeared on the PWI Top 50 Females list every year since 2012.
12. Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie originally worked in real estate until she decided she wanted to be a model or actress. She got involved in wrestling and was a part of Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1998 to 2001. Dawn Marie came to the WWE’s SmackDown! brand where she was Vince McMahon’s legal assistant. Marie was involved in a storyline where she seduced Torrie Wilson’s father and then seduced Torrie herself. She managed the likes of Tony Atlas, Lance Storm, Buddy Landell, and Steve Corrino. Dawn Marie was fired by the WWE for having an unplanned pregnancy. She later sued her former employer and won.
11. SoCal Val
SoCal Val may not be as well-known as some of the other valets on this list, but she is just as hot. She started out in the wrestling business in an independent promotion in Southern California as her name implies. Val worked as a ring girl, manager, and timekeeper starting at just 15 years old. Her persona of SoCal Val was actually inspired by the WWE’s Stephanie McMahon. She is best known for her time in TNA Wrestling where she has been a ring girl, merchandise model, and ring announcer. Val spent some time in Women’s Extreme Wrestling where she was an “executive” under Francine. In 2014 SoCal Val joined the Shine Wrestling promotion and formed the stable Valifornia. She was approached by Playboy about being a centerfold in 2006, but turned down the offer.
10. Terri Runnels
Terri Runnels got her start working as a make-up artist for CNN’s long time television series Larry King Live. She was able to do some work for Jim Crockett Promotions and was brought into WCW when Ted Turner purchased the company. She was known as Miss Alexandra York in WCW and managed The York Foundation. Runnels moved to the WWF where she became known as Marlena and managed her real-life husband at the time, Goldust (Dustin Rhodes). In her tenure with the WWF/WWE, she also managed Val Venis, The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn), Chris Jericho, Rhyno, and Raven. Marlena was a member of PMS, or the Pretty Mean Sisters, and although she did not wrestle much she once held the WWE Hardcore Championship. Runnels left the WWE in 2004 to spend time more time with her daughter, and has since worked with numerous children’s charities.
9. Rebecca DiPietro
Unfortunately Rebecca DiPietro is one of those valets who was here one minute, gone the next. She appeared in Playboy magazine in 2001 and was named Cyber Girl of the Week in 2004. DiPietro also appeared in Maxim and Stuff magazines, and was named Miss Hawaiian Tropics in 2005. She competed in the 2006 WWE Diva Search and debuted in Deep South Wrestling. DiPietro appeared briefly in ECW and was a “lumber Jill” at the WWE’s 2006 Cyber Sunday pay-per-view event. At one point she was the subject of rumors regarding her having an affair with wrestler-turned-actor Dave Batista.
8. Sensational Sherri
Before Sherri Martel became a valet and manager, she had a successful in ring career. Sherri won the AWA World Women’s Championship three times and the WWF Women’s Championship once. She did a great job playing the “bad girl” and became known as Sensational Queen Sherri while managing the “Macho Man” Randy Savage in the WWF. Sherri was responsible for giving Shawn Michaels the nickname “Sexy Boy”, and she also managed the “Playboy” Buddy Rose and the “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers in the AWA. Sherri also managed Ric Flair and the Harlem Heat in WCW and Shane Douglas and Brian Pillman in ECW. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 and passed away of an overdose in 2007.
Lana is best known for being associated with Rusev in the WWE, who she is engaged to in real life. She grew up as a ballet dancer and later became a spokesmodel for Red Bull. Billed as C.J., she joined the girl group No Means Yes in 2009, although they only released one single. Lana would become a backup dancer for artists such as Nelly, Usher, Pink, and Akon and starred in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. She joined NXT in 2013 and managed Rusev until the couple broke up on-screen. Lana then managed Dolph Ziggler before TMZ announced that she was engaged to Rusev in real life.
6. Candice Michelle
Candice worked as a model and actress before joining the WWE in 2004 when she was in the Diva Search contest. She is also well known for being a Go Daddy Girl and appearing on the cover of Playboy magazine in April 2006. Michelle would become the first Diva Search contestant to win the WWE Women’s Championship when she beat Melina in 2007. In 2008 she appeared in an episode of the TV series Project Runway. In the WWE she managed Torrie Wilson, Maria Kanellis, and Victoria. Candice Michelle now lives in Los Angeles where she is married with three children.
Francine was a valet in the original Extreme Championship Wrestling starting in the 1990s. She managed wrestlers such as Justin Credible, The Pitbulls, Raven, Stevie Richards, Ron “The Truth” Killings, and The Triple Threat (Bam Bam Bigelow, Shane Douglas, and Chris Candido). Francine used a dominatrix type persona managing The Pitbulls and had a brief stint in TNA Wrestling. She bounced around the independent circuit and appeared in the new ECW. Francine wrestled against men and feuded with Beulah McGillicutty. She was nicknamed “The Queen of Extreme”. Francine is now married with two children and has appeared on Missy Hyatt’s adult oriented website.
Sunny, whose real name is Tammy Lynn Sytch, started out in Smoky Mountain Wrestling where she managed the Heavyweight Champion and the Tag Team Champions. Sunny and her real-life boyfriend Chris Candido went to the WWF where they became known as the Bodydonnas. She helped the tag team of Skip and Zip win a tag team championship, and then managed the tag teams the Godwinns, the Smoking Gunns, and the Legion of Doom. Sunny became the most downloaded woman on AOL in 1996. Sunny and Candido then went to ECW and briefly appeared in WCW. Sunny became active on the independent wrestling circuit and won the WSU Championship in 2007. She turned down an offer to pose in Playboy but posed nude for Missy Hyatt’s website.
3. Beulah McGillicutty
Beulah has an interesting name and also has an interesting story about how she got into Extreme Championship Wrestling. She was actually a backup dancer for Prince when she met professional baseball player Ron Gant. Gant introduced her to his friend Raven, who then introduced her to ECW owner Paul Heyman. During her time in ECW she feuded with Francine and wrestled referee Bill Alfonso in what Heyman referred to as “five of the most intense minutes in ECW history”. Beulah managed Stevie Richards, Raven, and Tommy Dreamer, whom she married in real life in 2002. She was involved in the first lesbian storyline in pro wrestling history with Kimona Wanalaya in ECW.
2. Missy Hyatt
Missy Hyatt was one of the first wrestling valets to grasp the concept that sex sells. She started off in World Class Championship Wrestling back in 1985 and managed her then boyfriend John Tatum. During that time Missy wrestled fellow WCCW valet Sunshine in a mud-pit match. Hyatt and Tatum went to the Universal Wrestling Federation where she had an affair with Eddie Gilbert, whom she married in 1988. Hyatt was hired by the WWF to do an interview segment replacing Piper’s Pit, but it failed miserably and she quickly went to WCW. Hyatt managed wrestlers such as Sting, the Steiner Brothers, and the Nasty Boys. She will be remembered for defeating Madusa in a Bikini Showdown contest at the Beach Blast pay-per-view in 1992.
1. Joy Giovanni
Although Joy Giovanni did not last very long in the WWE, she will be remembered for being the hottest valet in wrestling history. Joy made her debut in 2004 when she finished 3rd in the wrestling promotion’s Diva Search competition. She debuted as a massage therapist on SmackDown! and would later become the manager and on-screen girlfriend of The Big Show. Joy won the 2005 Rookie Diva of the Year award, which was the only time that honor was given out. She won the L.A. Model Expo in 2001 and competed in the Lingerie Bowl twice. Joy became a real-life massage therapist and worked in Los Angeles for a chiropractor. She returned to the WWE for WrestleMania XXV.