The WWE divas have always provided a welcome diversion to seeing the men constantly throw each other around the ring and fortunately, there have been many beautiful women who have played the role of diva quite well.
Although many of these divas can certainly wrestle, it is no mistake that they are also pretty hot. From Stacy Keibler and Trish Stratus in the early days to the more recent Kelly Kelly and AJ Lee, the women of the ring have always been a picture of beauty in motion, power and finesse. Learning a dangerous sport like wrestling, while also managing to look good even after getting pinned, means that these women deserve plenty of props.
The following ten divas are all gorgeous in their own ways. I might have missed one here or there, and might even have the order all mixed up. If you feel I’ve missed any Diva, let me know in the comments section!
10. Michelle McCool
Michelle Leigh McCool was a two-time WWE Divas Champion and two-time WWE Women’s Champion. The former middle school teacher from Florida got her start after participating in the 2004 WWE Diva search. She eventually became the inaugural WWE Divas Champion in 2008, and the WWE Women’s Champion in 2009 to become the first wrestler to hold both titles. At the Night of Champions in 2010, Michelle unified both titles, becoming the first female to do so. Michelle has a long slender body and is very fit and athletic, making her a dynamic diva in the ring.
Michelle’s signature move is the Faith Breaker and her character and on-screen role was a teacher, where she would “school” those opponents who got in her way. Michelle married former wrestler Mark Calaway, The Undertaker, in June of 2010.
9. AJ Lee
April Jeanette Mendez is the current WWE Divas Champion and Raw General Manager. AJ Lee has had many story lines with Daniel Bryan, Kane, Dolph Ziggler and other WWE stars, while also wrestling her way to be the 2012 WWE Diva of The Year and current WWE Divas Champion. AJ combines a spunky personality and terrific stage presence with attractive looks and a very slender toned natural body, to be one of the top WWE Divas.
As far as wrestling goes, AJ has two signature moves, the Black Widow and Shining Wizard, which she uses to finish off her opponents. She covers the ring with speed and quickness that makes up for her small size. The beauty of Puerto Rican descent considers herself to be a nerd and a tomboy. She is currently dating fellow wrestler CM Punk.
Eve Torres was a very successful WWE Diva who wrestled from 2007 to January of 2013. She began her career as a model and a dancer for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team (2006-2007). She was discovered in the 2007 WWE Divas search and was brought into the sport initially as a backstage interviewer. Eve went on to win the WWE Divas Championship for her first time in 2010. She later won two more WWE Divas Titles to become the first three time WWE Divas Championship winner. In addition to her dancing, Eve has also entered several bikini contests to show off her shapely figure.
Eve has appeared in many television shows, including Sunset Tan with fellow Divas Candice Michelle and Maria, and Deal or No Deal with Maria and Dolph Ziggler. Besides wrestling, Eve had roles as the Assistant General Manager for SmackDown and Executive Assistant to John Laurinaitas on SmackDown and Raw. She is engaged to Rener Gracie and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
7. Candice Michelle
Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich wrestled as a WWE Diva between 2004 and 2009. Like Michelle McCool, Candice Michelle participated in the 2004 WWE Divas Search and later became the first 2004 WWE Divas Search contestant to win a WWE Divas Title. She won the WWE Women’s Championship by defeating Melinda. Candice Michelle is also famous for being the GoDaddy girl on the popular Super Bowl commercials that have been run for the website developer. Candice can certainly drive some website traffic with her good looks.
The Diva of German and Costa Rican descent used to play basketball in high school and college. Her signature move was the Candywrapper for any opponent lucky enough to be the candy. She appeared in a music video with Torrie Wilson for Lilian Garcia’s, “You Drive Me Loca”, in 2011. Candice Michelle has been married to Dr. Ken Gee Ehrlich since 2005 and currently has two children from her marriage with Ehrlich.
6. Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson was a fitness nut who certainly has the body to prove she is no stranger to the gym. She won the Miss Galaxy fitness competition in 1998, before she started her wrestling career working for WCW in 1999. Torrie then went on to work for both SmackDown and Raw in the WWE between 2005 and 2008. She started off as one of Vince’s Devils (Vince McMahon), wrestling with the likes of Candice Michelle and Victoria. Torrie didn’t win a title, but was part of a couple of interesting matches against Candice Michelle in her brief stint in the WWE. A Playboy Pillow Fight at WrestleMania 22 and a Wet and Wild match had her facing Candice both times for determining who would be on the cover of the WWE 2006 Summer Special magazine.
Torrie was a shy girl who grew up in Boise, Idaho and had many interests including cheerleading, dance, and track and field. In wrestling, she was strong and athletic with a signature move called, The Springboard Elbow. Torrie posed for Playboy magazine twice and has been dating the Yankees Alex Rodriguez since December 2011.
Maryse Ouellet wrestled for the WWE from 2006 to 2011. Maryse spent the early part of her career modeling, becoming Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2003. She was discovered in 2006 after participating in a WWE Diva Search competition. Maryse won a WWE Divas Championship in December of 2008 and held it for seven months, which was a record at that time. After joining Raw in 2009, Maryse won another WWE Divas Championship in 2010. Mayse was no stranger to showing off her assets, having appeared in a 2007 Playboy Girls of Canada calender.
The French Canadian beauty wrestled the best divas of her time, but first had to spend time in the Ohio Valley and Florida developmental leagues learning the sport before wrestling in the WWE. Maryse started her career feuding with Michelle McCool, winning the title from her at the end of 2008. Maryse is married to fellow wrestler Mike Mizanin (The Miz) and has plans to start her own clothing and jewelry line called, The House of Maryse.
4. Kelly Kelly
Barbara Jean Blank made her debut as Kelly Kelly for ECW in 2006 after being a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic. Her character was an exhibitionist and she used to perform stripteases, starting a weekly segment called Kelly’s Expose. Kelly Kelly started wrestling in the WWE in 2008 and had a productive career until being released in 2012 to take time off from wrestling. Kelly Kelly was a WWE Superstar, winning the WWE Divas Championship by defeating Brie Bella in 2011. She was involved in several feuds and failed attempts at gaining a title throughout her career, including feuds with Beth Phoenix and the tag team of Layla and Michelle McCool.
Kelly Kelly was discovered by John Laurinaitis, and despite having no wrestling experience, caught on pretty quickly. She had a background in gymnastics and cheerleading, and quickly proved she could be flexible and agile enough to perform in the ring. As a wrestling fan in her early years, Kelly Kelly enjoyed watching Steve Austin and cites Trish Stratus as her inspiration for her time as a diva.
Maria Louise Kanellis career began as a contestant on the reality TV show, Outback Jack in 2004. Later that year, she placed fifth in a Raw Divas Search and was hired by the WWE to be a backstage interviewer following some appearances in the Ohio Valley Wrestling training facility where she was working with Paul Heyman. She started her career in the ring in 2005 and currently works for The Ring of Honor Wrestling brand. Maria had a few WWE Divas Title shots between 2008 and 2010, but was never able to secure a win. In 2009, she won the WWE Slammy Award for Diva of The Year. Maria was well liked by fans and even on-screen by the likes of Dolph Ziggler and Matt Hardy.
Maria cut an EP, Sevin Sins and has appeared in many films. Maria was also on the April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine. In wrestling, she had many signature and finishing moves and was a very physical wrestler, especially when she first started out. She dated CM Punk, and now is engaged to Mike Bennett.
2. Stacy Keibler
The tall beauty, Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler, was a model in and out of the ring. She started her wrestling career in 1999, winning a contest to become one of WCW’s Nitro Dance Troupe members. She beat out 300 girls for the part and worked for WCW, while also attending school full-time and cheerleading for the Baltimore Ravens NFL team. Stacy really started her appearances in the ring in 2001 as the Dutchess of Dudleyville for WWE. She went on to lose a Women’s Championship to Trish Stratus at Judgement Day in 2002. Stacey was drafted into WWE SmackDown in 2002, and worked for both SmackDown and Raw until 2006. She never won a title, but was the Babe of The Year in 2005.
Stacy Keibler was blessed with long shapely legs which she used to inflict damage on her opponents with her signature Roundhouse Kick. Stacey decided to further her dancing career and left the WWE in 2006 to appear in the second season of Dancing with The Stars, where she placed third. She followed that up with many other appearances in television shows before appearing in the WWE reality show, Tough Enough in 2011. Stacy became even more famous for dating George Clooney and recently wed Future Ads CEO, Jared Pobre, after being mutual friends for several years.
1. Trish Stratus
Patricia Anne Stratigias began her career as a fitness model, which is a big reason why she has such beautiful muscle tone. She is fit, firm and curvy at the same time. Make no mistake, Trish Stratus is also one of WWE’s most decorated divas, having been proclaimed “Diva of The Decade” to go along with winning seven WWE Women’s Championships. Trish wrestled from 2000 to 2006, while also earning one WWE Hardcore Championship title as well as three WWE Babe of The Year titles during her seven year career. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 in recognition for all her accomplishments in the ring.
Early in her career, Trish was cast as a provocative character who was involved in an on-screen romance with WWE chairman, Vince McMahon, that more than likely helped propel her career. She paved the way for many of the other divas by proving she could do more than bat her eyelashes in the ring. She battered opponents with her Chick Kick and Stratusfaction finishing moves. Trish has been, and continues to be, involved with charity work for many different organizations. She married her high school sweetheart in 2006 and just had her first child last year.