There have been many polls and tournaments remembering Divas who have graced our screens during the years but most came down to favoritism, and who won more championships. I’ve decided to highlight a few women, who I personally feel have made memorable moments and graced the way we saw Raw every week. They created moments we still talk about today and will go down in wrestling history as some of the most memorable and outrageous women in wrestling. Thing is, Where do we start? Where do we begin when we start talking about the Raw’s All time WWE Diva? So i decided to give my choices, my picks, well my “Perspective” as we quickly approach WWE Raw’s 1000th Episode.
Well guess we start early in the Raw days and of course one of my personal favorites Sunny. Sunny is the self proclaimed original Diva herself. Though hated by most Women’s wrestling fans out there due to her constant remarks. Sunny’s contribution to women’s wrestling is beyond the role many Women had back in her day. When women were only considered wrestlers or valet’s Sunny did multiple interviews, did commentary, and graced multiple magazine covers. Sunny did more than was expected of women, though her contribution to women in wrestling is often not acknowledged by fans because Sunny was never a wrestler, but let’s not forget, whenever we see a Diva on ringside doing commentary, just keep in mind, Sunny, was one of the first women to ever do ringside commentary. For the young woman that Sunny was, WWE then WWF, put a lot of responsibility on this young girls shoulder and she tried her best, to always come out and be star. Which is why, we now take time to remember Sunny, as one of the All time Raw Diva in WWE History.
Before there was LayCool, before The Beautiful People took the wrestling world by storm, even before the fun duo of Stacy Kiebler and Torrie Wilson teamed up regularly, P.M.S. was a duo that always drew attention on Raw. The rough and tough Jacqueline served as the muscle, while the vindictive Terri Runnels was the Beauty of the duo. Both women started out in complete different roles before becoming P.M.S. Jacqueline started out as a group of very diverse women who brought back the women’s division back to it’s feet. Jacqueline had a huge helping hand in building Sable into the phenom she became. Jacqueline also worked part time as a referee for the women’s matches, something we don’t see today on Raw. Jacqueline became the first African American woman to win the Women’s Championship. All in all, she had a Nice run in the WWE. Terri Runnels, started out as Marlena, alongside Sunny and many others were part of great era for female valet’s, she also got “pregnant”, had a feud with Miss Kitty as well as taking a crazy beat down from Victoria. Terri also served part time as a interviewer, where she had the luck of having a run as Hardcore champion. Individually and as a duo, Terri Runnels and Jacqueline, better known as P.M.S. had one great run in the WWE and entertained Raw viewers worldwide.
She was a dynamic athlete and wrestled countless women all around the world and held the women’s championship three times, though her time on Raw was not as lengthy as many, she was certainly one of the women who changed the way we saw Raw, in probably the most diverse group of women on the roster at that time, like Bull Nakano and Bertha Faye, this lady certainly took both these women to the limit. I’m talking about Alundra Blayze who was the first athlete/pretty face to grace our screen. Wrestling of the best talent the world had to offer. Alundra had the courtesy of wrestling when Raw first started and made a huge impact in the world of wrestling, though her time on Raw was cut short due to financial difficulties WWE was facing at that time. She may have also been the first step towards “New Age” divas, since we all know she was written off TV to go get a Nose job and a boob job, something that seems to be a must in the WWE these days. Regardless Alundra Blayze will forever be remembered as the woman who defeated both Bull Nakano and Bertha Faye, two women who were highly recognized back in those days.
These are just some of many faces who have brought us memories on Raw to last us a lifetime. Which is why I’m happy to name them “Raw’s All Time Divas”.