Journalists such as Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online website have, in the past, discussed what World Wrestling Entertainment have wanted in potential WWE Divas. Athleticism was, of course, an important trait to be had by the female in question. The company does not want female performers suffering serious injuries or hurting other divas inside of the ring. It was also necessary that the women were seen as attractive by those running WWE. Sex sells, and the hope was that viewers would tune in to watch these women who had great looks even if those Divas were not necessarily the best female wrestlers out there.
Some fans may see it as an insult to suggest that certain Divas “definitely” did not get hired for their looks. That is not always the case. With NXT now serving as the company's on-air developmental brand that, intentionally or not, competes with independent organizations such as Ring of Honor, the WWE has put an emphasis on hiring wrestlers who already have at least some in-ring talent. That is just one reason why there are pockets of fans who prefer watching NXT shows that are presented on the WWE Network instead of what is presented on weekly editions of Raw and SmackDown.
The truth of the matter is that at least some of the Divas who are featured in this piece would probably feel pride in knowing that they did not get hired just for their looks. That includes a woman who was unlike any other Diva of her time, a truly “Awesome” in-ring presence. Then, there are the WWE Divas who have come from impressive wrestling families. The woman who is, as of the posting of this piece, the WWE Divas Champion and also one of the key players of what has been called the “Divas Revolution” shares the last name of one of the greatest performers in the history of North American pro wrestling. Woo!
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In a perfect situation, Charlotte would have just one response if you were to say to her that she was hired for her looks: “WOOOOO!” The daughter of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair had other career goals in mind, such as being a personal trainer, before she was signed by the WWE. It turns out, to the surprise of nobody who watched her famous father, that Charlotte is somewhat of a natural for the wrestling business. Along with being a solid in-ring worker, Charlotte has shown that she can play either a heel or babyface role. Logic would suggest that she should spend some time as the “dirtiest player” of the Divas Revolution.
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