Beautiful women are synonymous with professional wrestling, just like foreign bad guys and little people in silly costumes. Former WWE Women’s Champions such as Trish Stratus, Lita, and Sable (my personal favorite) are among the first childhood crushes of many modern day adult wrestling fans. Their Divas Era successors - think Michelle McCool, Alicia Fox, and Kelly Kelly - proved to be worthy, if a little less talented, replacements.
Recently, WWE has become more concerned with growing its Women’s division and establishing those within it as serious competitors, meaning talent scouts are instructed to search for women with some sort of in-ring talent rather than simply hiring models and training them to take some unconvincing bumps later on. A lot of people - fans and industry insiders alike - have claimed that WWE’s sudden interest in legitimate female competitors may have increased the in-ring action of the division, but has done so at the cost of the beauty and raciness which fans grew to expect from the females in the company. Vince Russo, who masterminded the sex-heavy antics of the Attitude Era, has complained about today’s female wrestlers having no wow factor.
I believe Vince Russo, and everybody who agrees with him, is very sorely mistaken. I contest that not only are the current competitors in WWE’s Women’s division head and shoulders above their predecessors in the ring, but that they can more than hold their own in terms of beauty (not that it should matter, but that’s the world we live in).
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2016 was the year The Miz finally cemented himself as a legitimate competitor in the eyes of the fans. A lengthy reign as WWE Champion back in 2010 couldn’t do that, so what happened in 2016 that made The Miz the must-see performer he has always claimed to be? Was it his shoot-style promos? Perhaps. Did the brand split have something to do with it? Sure. But I believe the thing that really rejuvenated The Miz’s career was the introduction of his real-life wife, former WWE Diva’s Champion Maryse, as his valet.
Maryse is among the most beautiful women WWE has ever employed. Her interest in fashion and outrageous styles lends itself perfectly to her on-screen persona and she frequently appears in eye-catching leather, latex, and lace numbers.
In this picture, posted to Maryse’s Instagram account at the beginning of summer, Mrs. Mizanin can be seen seductively staring into the camera, which her outstretched hand is holding. She is decked out in a cowboy hat and simple white top, proving she looks just as good in the clothes of a farmer’s daughter as she does in the clothes of a multi-millionaire fashionista.
29 We All Scream For Summer
Few things go better together than summer and ice cream, which is why this photograph of Summer Rae standing next to an ice cream truck works so perfectly.
In it, we see the current WWE Superstar (she’s still employed by the company, believe it or not), posing next to a white and orange ice cream truck. Of course, if Summer’s spectacular figure is anything to go by, she didn’t actually purchase anything from the truck.
Rae is clad in a Beetlejuice-esque pair of black and white slacks, the back pockets of which she stuffs with her own hands. The top half of her body is partially covered by a white crop top. Her golden hair hangs over her back while the light of the sun shines onto her smiling face.
28 Maryse’s Celestial Body
Due to their celebrity status, it is not uncommon for the stars of WWE’s Women’s division to be offered endorsement deals by clothing and food companies which see them receive a lot of money in return for promoting products through Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Maryse, for example, seems to have some sort of agreement in place with Celestial Bodiez, a manufacturer of supposedly stylish workout gear.
At the beginning of this year, Maryse took to Instagram to show off a new addition to her wardrobe, courtesy of Celestial Bodiez. “Absolutely in love with this sexy workout top” wrote the former WWE Diva’s Champion before encouraging her followers to check out the manufacturer’s work, which she cleverly described as being “out of this world”. It looks like a pretty nice top, but then again, Maryse could make a pair of parachute pants look good.
27 'Member Eva?
When Eva Marie was first brought into WWE in 2013, company officials hoped she would become their next major female star. However, fans were quick to catch on to the fact that “The All Red Everything”, as she liked to call herself, had no experience whatsoever in professional wrestling. Along with frequent botches inside the ring, she exhibited a shocking lack of knowledge of both the sport’s history and WWE’s modern day superstars.
Although Eva Marie is still under contract with WWE, she has not appeared for the company since being suspended for her first violation of the wellness policy back in August of 2016. Marie has used her time away from the ring to reinvent herself, as is can be seen in this picture.
She has changed her fiery red hair to a more natural shade of black, with her racy red outfits also being replaced by darker alternatives. What Marie hasn’t changed, however, is her flawless figure, which is shown here squeezed into a pair of black tights and a multi-colored sports bra.
26 The Boss
Former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks can regularly be seen on the company’s red brand, strutting to the ring in thigh-high boots, swinging her hips with the confidence of somebody who knows they have the perfect combination of talent and beauty.
Here, The Boss is shown posing by a swimming pool on a spring day, her trademark purple hair dripping with the chlorine - and possibly urine - laden water as it clings tightly to her neck and shoulders.
Her thumbs are slipped through the belt loops of her denim short-shorts, making her look like she’s posing for the cover of a country rock album rather than for a photo for her Instagram account (I would totally buy a Sasha Banks country rock album, by the way).
Lana, the wife of former WWE United States Champion Rusev, is described by WWE announcers as “The Ravishing Russian”. In reality, Lana - real name CJ Perry - was born in Gainesville, Florida, and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee when not on the road with WWE. While she may not actually be Russian, she is most certainly ravishing, and this picture proves it.
In it, we see Lana in her Easter outfit (sans bonnet with all the frills upon it). The recent addition to the SmackDown roster is wearing a pair of tight white slacks and a matching top, which at most covers a quarter of her torso.
Her hair, which is often packed into a bun, hangs down over her shoulders, straightened to celebrate the resurrection of Christ (she is all the reason he needs to return).
24 Not So Blissed Off
When Alexa Bliss was drafted to SmackDown in the summer of 2016, she quickly captured the hearts of the fans. In the ring, she is absolutely impeccable and regularly displays a level of ring psychology one would expect from a far more experienced wrestler. But it is the facial expressions of Little Miss Bliss that really set her apart. The Current WWE Raw Women’s Champion can convey a plethora of emotions simply by crinkling her nose or curving her lips in a particular way.
Fans are most accustomed to seeing Bliss - who portrays a heel on television - appearing to be disgusted by the fans and her fellow wrestlers. Earlier this year, however, Bliss posted this picture to her Instagram account in which she does not look quite as Blissed off as usual.
The star of the Raw Women’s division can be seen here with a smile spread across her face following a successful show in Rome as part of WWE’s European tour. Bliss’ smile is so astonishingly beautiful that the fact she refuses to show it on television makes her the single greatest heel in professional wrestling today.
23 Calvin Crush!
With WWE’s current PG climate, it is unlikely that we are ever going to see one of those titillating bra and panties matches again. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as such bouts could be awfully demeaning and often strayed way too far from professional wrestling.
That being said, there are some competitors in WWE’s Women’s division who find stripping down to their underwear to be empowering. Take, for example, Lana.
In this photograph, The Ravishing Russian is clad in a pair of white Calvin Klein panties and a matching bra. With a smile spread across her face and her hair styled in a manner reminiscent of silver screen sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, Lana leans against a second-story window, which likely caused a collision or two in the street below.
22 JoJo’s Mojo
JoJo Offerman was originally hired by WWE to compete inside the ring. Unfortunately, she just didn’t have the talent nor the resilience necessary to make it as a WWE Superstar. Rather than releasing her from her contract, WWE officials assigned Offerman the job of ring announcer, a position which she has held for a number of years now.
Due to the near-inconsequential nature of ring announcing, JoJo is rarely paid much attention on television, which means those who want to fully experience her good looks must turn to her Instagram account.
This picture, posted by Offerman prior to the Raw after WrestleMania 33, shows the underappreciated beauty in a pair of thigh-high boots and a figure-hugging dress which accentuates her curves and brings all eyes to her rear-end, taking the attention away from the 205 Live bout being taped in the background.
21 Where Is Summer?
Like Eva Marie, Summer Rae didn’t have a whole lot of wrestling experience when she was hired by WWE and struggled to adapt to the business even after spending a couple of years inside the ring.
Despite this, fans have actually grown quite fond of Summer, mainly due to the humility with which she carries herself and the mild awkwardness that she exudes despite her incredible good looks. For reasons which have never really been clarified, Rae has not appeared on WWE television for some time, leading many fans to wonder where she has gone.
If this picture is any indication, Summer Rae has gone in search of the sun. It shows the WWE star - whose real name is Danielle Moinet - posing in front of the bountiful botanical life of a warmer climate. Clad in workout gear which hugs her body as tightly as cling film, Rae tugs on her hair and examines her figure as intently as all those who have viewed this image.
20 All Black Everything
I mentioned earlier on that Eva Marie has been doing all she can to distance herself from her much-hated WWE character since disappearing from the company last summer. This picture is further evidence of her desire to no longer be viewed as The All Red Everything.
In it, Marie poses in front of what looks to be the foot of a mountain, her hands placed on her hips and her eyes fixated on something in the distance (perhaps a movie role). Her jet black hair is brushed to one side, revealing a similarly colored earring in her one visible ear.
The Total Divas star wears a black pair of partially mesh tights, which she compliments with a matching sports bra that struggles to contain her enhanced assets.
19 French Flannel
This photo is the latest in a series of pictures of Maryse Mizanin dressed up as a farmer. Just why exactly somebody who generally appears in designer dresses and multi-thousand dollar ball gowns gets such a kick out of dressing up like a country hick is unclear, but it probably has something to do with how great she looks in flannel. Though it's not like there are many things that Maryse doesn't look great in.
In this picture, the French-Canadian beauty is shown with her back arched and her face tilted upwards, granting her Instagram followers an absolutely intentional view of her breasts as they pour out of her knotted flannel shirt.
Carmella, who is currently in a real-life relationship with Raw’s Big Cass and a weird on-screen partnership with SmackDown’s James Ellsworth, likes to think of herself as the most fabulous woman in all of WWE, something that’s pretty hard to argue with.
In this image, Carmella’s fabulousness is on full display. Clad in a golden pair of Lycra short-shorts and a leopard print jacket, The Princess of Staten Island literally holds onto her hat as she darts her eyes away from the camera, knowing full well all other pairs of pupils are fixated on her.
Seeing Carmella in all her golden glory makes you extremely envious of Big Cass. Hell, it makes you envious of James Ellsworth, who simply gets to spend a lot of time in her presence.
17 The Queen
Charlotte Flair is the undisputed queen of the WWE Women’s division. She is an incredible in-ring talent and was the final WWE Diva's Champion, as well as the first WWE Women’s Champion. She has held the WWE Raw Women’s Championship on multiple occasions and it’s only a matter of time before she captures its SmackDown counterpart.
Owing to the fact she is more concerned with dominating in the ring than on Instagram, Flair’s sex appeal is not quite as in your face as the sex appeal of some of her co-workers. However, when you see a picture like this one, it’s impossible to deny that she is one of the most stunning women ever to compete inside a WWE ring.
Here, the multi-time champion proudly displays the work of WWE’s Glam Squad, flashing her bright blue eyes at the camera while her muscular arms pour out of her sparkling ring gear.
16 Saturday Morning
Everybody loves Saturday. Sleeping till noon, lazing around the house until dinner, and then going out on the town in the evening. What could make a Saturday better? Well, this picture of Eva Marie.
The embattled WWE Superstar posted this picture to her Instagram account last month with the caption “Happy Saturday”, providing all those who follow her with a delightful start to the weekend.
In it, she is clad in a white lace top and a pair of figure-hugging denim shorts, which are so shredded they look like they were pried off the victim of a bear attack. Marie presumably spent her Saturday relaxing after a busy week of posting pictures on Instagram and tweeting about vague business meetings that never seem to lead to anything.
Naomi - real name Trinity Fatu - has a plethora of both supporters and detractors. Those who are behind the Superstar claim she is the perfect example of what can happen if you work hard and believe in yourself, given the fact she rose from one of Brodus Clay’s Funkadactyls to winning the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 33.
Those who criticize Naomi say her ring skills are lacking and that she was handed one of the top prizes in WWE before proving she was ready for it. While both sides are at odds, everybody can agree that Naomi looks every bit as amazing as her entrance theme declares her to be.
Prior to a WWE event in Illinois earlier this year, Naomi posted this photo to her Instagram account which shows her beautiful body juxtaposed against the dingy locker room of the arena. She is decked out in her trademark glow in the dark ring gear while the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship hangs from her shoulder.
14 WrestleMania Vibes
Just prior to this year's WrestleMania pay-per-view, Nikki Bella posted this picture to Instagram with the caption “WrestleMania Vibes”. In return, she was greeted by the usual array of comments from Egyptian guys asking her for her number and “nice guys” telling her how beautiful she is.
In the image, Bella is wearing a WrestleMania 33 crop top, a great way to promote the event considering all eyes immediately go to her surgically enhanced breasts. Once you manage to tear yourself away from Bella’s torso, you are sent into an all-new trance by the leather choker which clings to her neck and separates her chest from her flawlessly contoured face.
If John Cena had any doubts about proposing to Nikki Bella on the Grandest Stage of Them All, it’s safe to say this picture erased them.
When Maryse made her return to WWE just after WrestleMania 32, she really hit it off with Eva Marie. It’s hard to say just what brought the pair together, but it’s likely they bonded over their mutual love of high-fashion and cosmetics (as well as their total lack of in-ring ability).
Maryse frequently takes to Instagram to share pictures of herself and Eva Marie, and earlier this year posted this image of the pair from a Baywatch themed photo shoot. Here, Marie and Mizanin are decked out in the red one-piece bathing suits which made the women of Baywatch so irresistible.
Their eyes hidden by sunglasses, they stand side by side, Maryse pressing her breasts against Eva’s while Eva places her hand lightly on her back.
12 Working Out
Lana has spent the majority of her time in WWE as the manager of her real-life husband Rusev, who has held the WWE United States Championship on two separate occasions and is likely to begin feuding for the WWE Championship upon his impending SmackDown Live debut. While she has not competed extensively inside the squared-circle just yet, Lana has been training for an in-ring debut of her own for some time now.
This picture shows The Ravishing Russian in the middle of an intense workout. Solid and covered in sweat, Lana is crouched over with her hands firmly gripping a massive tire, which she presumably intends to flip.
What’s really interesting about this image is that it provides us with a view of Lana’s bulging arms, which are generally hidden behind a blazer on WWE television.
Vince McMahon, for better or for worse, believes that he is not in the business of professional wrestling, but rather the business of moments. One such moment came this past April at WrestleMania 33, when John Cena, after years of refusing to remarry, finally proposed to long-time girlfriend Nikki Bella in the middle of the ring.
This picture shows the moment Cena popped the question in front of the almost 100,000 fans in attendance. Nikki, who was by all accounts unaware of her boyfriend’s plans, is seen with her bright red lips fixed in a contagious smile.
Her perfect figure, which is on full display, is glistening with sweat and her makeup remains flawless despite having just gone through an intense (okay, it wasn’t actually that intense) battle with The Miz and the aforementioned Maryse.
10 Black Eye
Eva Marie is really going for it with this All Black Everything thing. Fairly soon, we can expect to see her posting videos of herself performing a war dance to intimidate her opponents before demolishing them in a game of rugby.
Until then, however, images such as this one will have to do. Much like most of the other pictures of Eva Marie included in this article, this one shows the Total Divas star decked out in all black workout gear, matching her recently darkened hair.
Her eyes are hidden behind a pair of blacked out sunglasses, while her tights provide a brief glimpse of her upper legs through all-too-small mesh panels located just below her rear; which, by the way, looks so ridiculously firm in this photograph that it has sparked disputes as to whether or not it is the work of photoshop.
You know who hasn’t made an appearance on this list yet? Long-time WWE Superstar Alicia Fox.
Alicia Fox was first introduced to the WWE Universe as the wedding planner of Edge and Vickie Guerrero in the lead up to their nuptials in the summer of 2008. She wound up playing a pretty important part in that storyline as the wedding was called off after it was revealed Edge had been seeing Fox behind his fiancé’s back. Today, Fox can be seen on WWE’s cruiserweight show 205 Live, where competitors such as Noam Dar and Cedric Alexander have battled for her affection.
When you see a picture such as this one, which Alicia Fox shared on Instagram in spring of this year, it’s no wonder so many men have put so much effort into winning the heart of the woman. This image shows Fox seductively staring into the camera, her eyes saying thousands of words at once while her full lips remain sealed. She is fully clothed in a white blouse and a pair of jeans, proving that she doesn’t need to strip down to her bra and panties to stop the heart of every man who looks in her direction.
8 Bayley Against The Ropes
Speaking of women who have yet to appear on this list, it’s Bayley.
Bayley is arguably the most popular star in WWE’s Women’s division right now. In fact, she may just be the single most over competitor in the entire company, something which fans have been saying since her days in NXT.
A large part of Bayley’s appeal - not including her phenomenal wrestling skills - stems from her natural beauty, which is on full display in this picture. Here, we see the former WWE Raw Women’s Champion leaning against the brand’s red ring ropes during her entrance. There is only minimal makeup on her face, yet her smile is absolutely irresistible. While her baggy jacket hides the bulging muscles of her arms, her toned abdomen in clearly visible, as is her famous rear-end.
7 White Out
I know it was incredibly annoying when Eva Marie kept popping up out of nowhere on SmackDown and NXT, but there is a perfectly good reason she keeps appearing in this article. As the title suggests, we’re looking at some of the hottest WWE Instagram pictures of 2017 so far and Eva Marie is really, really (insert expletive here) hot.
This image provides a welcome change to some of the other Eva Marie pictures we have looked at so far. Rather than being decked out in all black clothing, she is wearing a mostly white bikini, which reveals the glory of her body for all to see. Her chest looks ready to burst out of her top while her hair rests on top of her shoulder in a rigid ponytail.
If there is any woman in WWE currently worthy of being in the WrestleMania main event, it is Sasha Banks. Unfortunately, despite his recent change of heart regarding the importance of the Women’s division, Vince McMahon is still not convinced that people want to see women in the main event of the biggest annual pay-per-view in professional wrestling. This, of course, is absurd, because we’re happy to see Sasha Banks anywhere.
Just prior to her match at WrestleMania 33, The Boss shared this picture on Instagram to inform her followers that she was “WrestleMania ready”. At WrestleMania, it is common practice for performers to wear extravagant outfits.
Sasha, however, wore ring gear that was not too different to what she would normally wear on an edition of Monday Night Raw. That being said, The Boss’ beauty is such that she does not need to turn to fancy clothing to turn heads when she walks into a room or down a very long entrance ramp.
5 Becky’s Beauty
Becky Lynch is the only Woman in WWE to have been born in the Republic of Ireland. She was also the first WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion and competed in the first ever Women’s division cage match, which she lost to Alexa Bliss following an inference from a returning Mickie James.
Lynch owes her success solely to her incredible wrestling ability. Unlike many of her colleagues, she has not taken part in any risqué photo shoots and her ring attire is a great deal more modest than what we have come to expect from women in WWE. That being said, it is impossible to deny that the Dublin native is remarkably beautiful.
In this picture, posted to Lynch’s Instagram earlier this year the SmackDown Superstar shows off the makeup skills which she developed during her time as an air hostess... not that she needs makeup.
4 Cathy Kelley
You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Cathy Kelley. The Illinois native is most frequently seen on WWE’s various Facebook and YouTube videos, which many fans do not take the time to watch. That being said, you’re probably going to spend the next couple of hours scrolling through the official WWE Facebook page after seeing this image.
Kelley does not have the body of an athlete, but her physique is undeniably impressive. In this picture, her slender frame is covered by a summary red dress which clings tightly to her breasts.
The dress comes to an end just above her knee, allowing us the glorious sight of her seemingly endless legs, a view that is frustratingly rare as she generally appears on our screens from the waist up.
3 All For Dana
Dana Brooke is one of the most divisive Superstars in WWE’s Women’s division. Some people love her and what she does in the ring, some people hate her and feel she has no place among the likes of Bayley and Sasha Banks.
You can count me among the former. I wasn’t totally sold on Brooke when she first began appearing in NXT, but I was eventually won over by her perseverance and dedication to improving in the ring. Not to mention by photos like this one.
Brooke posted this picture to her Instagram account a couple of weeks ago to showcase the work of WWE’s Glam Squad. The company’s makeup team contoured Dana’s face with the skill of a master sculptor, illuminating her cheekbones and making her blue eyes pop. Yes, the Glam Squad did a remarkable job, but they were working with top class materials.
2 Going For A Dip
What better way to end a list of the hottest professional wrestling Instagram photos than with a picture of a woman who is considered by many (including the face of the company) to be the most beautiful performer in the history of WWE?
In this image, a bikini-clad Nikki Bella is seen easing herself into a swimming pool, presumably one of the several million located throughout John Cena’s mansion. The former WWE Diva’s Champion shields her eyes from the sun with a pair of dark sunglasses while granting it the privilege of shining on the rest of her body.
Bella hydrates herself with a probably alcoholic beverage, which may not be such a good idea considering she’s about to go for a swim, but nobody is going to tell a woman like her what to do.
1 All Bed Everything
Back when Eva Marie was still sporting a head full of flaming red locks, she posed for this picture, which she shared as a throwback on her Instagram account just a couple of weeks ago.
This image is one of the sexiest and most adventurous photos of any performer during WWE’s PG era. It offers one of the most comprehensive views of Eva to date, showing her lying in bed without a stitch of clothing on, covered only by a thin white blanket which is barely large enough to hide her breasts.
Marie’s hair looks a little messy as if she has just woken up, but her makeup is absolutely perfect. Her bright red lips are slightly parted, as though she is about to whisper an invitation to join her beneath the sheets.