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Welcome to Lethalwow.com's WWE Divas section. This section is separated into two categories: Current Women of the WWE and Past Women of the WWE. In each category you will find profiles with pictures and biographical information.

  • The History of Women in the WWE...


    The Fabulous Moolah Women have played a huge role in the World Wrestling Entertainment since its existence. The company started as Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1952, and was part of the National Wrestling Alliance. By 1963, the company was known as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). In February of 1980, Vincent K. McMahon purchased Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd., and the promotion was then known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Before 1980, The Fabulous Moolah dominated women's wrestling in the United States of America. In 1955 she began working at the Capitol Wrestling Corporation under Vince McMahon, Sr. There she would defeat Judy Grable in a 13-women battle royal to win the NWA World Women's Championship. In the years that followed, The Fabulous Moolah battled the likes of Bette Boucher, Yukiko Tomoe, Sue Green and more. In 1983, Vince McMahon bought the rights to the NWA World Women's Championship and NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship. The Fabulous Moolah was then acknowledged as the first WWF Women's Champion, and Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria as the first WWF Women's Tag-Team Champions, with most of the prior history not acknowledged.

    WWE Diva SableIn the 1980's during the Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection, Wendi Richter, who was managed by Cyndi Lauper was at the forefront of the promotion, where Wendi Richter would defeat The Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's Title (1984 WWF Women's Matches). Other women that would have big roles in the 80's included Sherri Martel, Jumping Bomb Angels, The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai), Miss Elizabeth, and more. Despite the Women's title being vacated in 1989, women still continued to play vital roles in the Word Wrestling Federation, and we saw a feud with Sherri Martel and Luna Vachon in 1993 (1993 WWF Matches). This led into 1994, where Alundra Blayze became WWF Women's Champion, who was the face of the Division in the years that followed. Other wrestlers that held the Championship in this era were Bertha Faye and Bull Nakano. After Alundra Blayze's departure from the company, we saw women who were managers surge in popularity... the likes of Sunny and Sable. WWE ChynaSunny and Sable would be featured heavily for their provocative outfits during live events and photo shoots. Sable's move to in-ring action set the standard for the modern day female wrestler in the WWE, where being marketed as eye candy moved to the forefront (1998 WWF Women's Matches). In April of 1999, Sable was the first woman in WWE history to refer to herself as a "Diva," and graced the cover of Playboy magazine that same year. Chyna later became the second female wrestler to grace the cover of Playboy magazine. In the years that followed, the ladies would be marketed as "WWF Divas," and pose in swimwear for yearly DVDs and swimsuit editions of magazines. In 2002, the WWF was now know as the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

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    In the years that followed, Lita and Trish Stratus became two of the most popular WWE Divas in history. Who also shared the spotlight with the likes of Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler, and Stephanie McMahon. And while there were still seasoned female wrestlers around, the likes of Molly Holly, Jackie Moore, and Jazz, more and more women without wrestling backgrounds were hired by the WWE. The model look was the new standard for female wrestlers in the WWE, and in 2003 the "WWE Diva Search" contest was launched. The contest saw countless models become the women we would see in the ring in the years to come. Wrestlers who came from the WWE Diva search contests included Christy Hemme, Candice Michelle, Michelle McCool, Layla El, Ashley Massaro, and many more. Still, ladies that established themselves as wrestlers before working for the World Wrestling Entertainment were in the mix. The likes of Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Melina Perez and Nattie Neidhart.

    In 2008, a second championship was brought into the mix for the women of the WWE to compete for. This was the "WWE Divas Championship" (Title History), where on July 20, 2008 at the The Great American Bash Pay-Per-View, Michelle McCool defeated Nattie Neidhart to become the first WWE Divas Champion. Years later, both the Women's Title and Divas Title were united, when Michelle McCool defeated Melina Perez on September 19, 2010 at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View.

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