Top 10 Female WWE Wrestlers of All Time
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is known as WWE is short, and is an American company that deals with professional wrestling. Wrestling is a form of entertainment that is popular with millions of people. It is particularly a favorite with youngsters, who are in awe with the physical power and stature of the wrestlers. Since it is a sport where victory of the wrestler is primarily dependent on the physical strength and the ability to exert the power in the right way, it is generally associated with men. But, women have broken the stereotype, and have entered the world of wrestling, to absolutely dominate the industry. Here is a list of Top 10 Female WWE Wrestlers of All Time. Let us take a look:
Top 10 Female WWE Wrestlers of All Time
1. Torrie Wilson
Born on July 24, 1975, Torrie Anne Wilson is a retired professional wrestler, former WWE Diva, and fitness competitor from America, as well as a model and actress. She is popular mainly for her tenure with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In 1999, she won the Miss Galaxy competition as a fitness competitor. Soon after, World Championship Wrestling signed her, that same year, and she stayed till 2001, when WWE purchased it. In 2001, started making appearances on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) television as part of The Invasion storyline. Wilson has also been a part of Vince’s Devils, the all-female stable, which ended its run in 2006. Apart from professional wrestling, Wilson has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, including FHM, and even the Playboy, for which she posed twice.
2. Trish Stratus
Born on December 18, 1975, Patricia Anne Stratigias, better known by her stage name and former ring name Trish Stratus, is a retired professional wrestler, fitness model, and fitness guru from Canada, as well as an actress and television personality. She is popular mainly for her tenure with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She began her career as a fitness model. Soon after, she started working for the World Wrestling Federation. She became a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion, three-time “WWE Babe of the Year” and “Diva of the Decade”. On September 17, 2006, after having won her seventh WWE Women’s Championship, the most in WWE history, she retired from professional wrestling. Stratus was a trainer for WWE Tough Enough. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2013. She debuted as an actor in a Canadian movie, Bail Enforcers, where she played a bounty hunter.
Born on December 27, 1970, Joan Marie Laurer, better known as Chyna, is a former professional wrestler and bodybuilder from America, as well as a pornographic film actress. Her first claim to fame was in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1997, as she performed under the ring name Chyna. She was called the “Ninth Wonder of the World”. She was the only female wrestler to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events, and hold the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice. She also held the WWF Women’s Championship once. After leaving the WWF in 2001, Chyna has wrestled sporadically, most notably in 2002 with New Japan Pro Wrestling, and in 2011 with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Laurer was featured in Playboy magazine twice. In 2005, Laurer was a cast member on VH1’s The Surreal Life, besides other celebrity reality appearances.
4. Maryse Ouellet
Born on January 21, 1983, Maryse Ouellet Mizanin, better known as Maryse, is a French-Canadian professional wrestler and professional wrestling valet, as well as a model and business woman. She is popular mainly for her tenure with the WWE between 2006 and 2011. She began her career as a model, and in August 2006, she was hired by WWE, after her participation in the WWE Diva Search competition. She spent time in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE’s developmental territories, till 2008, after which she was assigned to the SmackDown brand. In December 2008, Maryse captured her first title with the WWE Divas Championship, and held it for seven months, the longest reign in the championship’s history at the time, only to win it again in 2010, thus becoming the first wrestler to win it twice. In 2011, she announced plans for a clothing and jewellery line, and later began working as a realtor.
Born on April 14, 1975, Amy Christine Dumas, better known by her stage name/ring name Lita, is an American professional wrestler, as well as a singer. She was associated with WWE from 2000 to 2006, and has made part-time appearances with them. She was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame 2014. After her brief stint on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling, she was signed by World Wrestling Federation in 1999. She achieved the WWE Women’s Championship four times. During her tenure with the company she became the most popular Diva in their history. After retiring from wrestling in 2006, she formed a punk rock band named The Luchagors. She appeared oon television shows like Dark Angel, Fear Factor and The Weakest Link’s “WWF Superstars Edition” in 2002, etc. Lita started hosting a radio show called Amy’s Discordia in 2013.
6. Stacy Keibler
Born on October 14, 1979, Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler is a former professional wrestler and valet from America, as well as an actress and model. She popular, mainly for her tenure with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a WWE Diva. She began her career as a professional wrestler, as a part of the Nitro Girls in WCW. Known as both “The Legs of WCW” and “The Legs of WWE”, because of her unusually long legs, she is the tallest WWE Diva. Keibler was also the manager of Test and Scott Steiner. She was nicknamed “Super Stacy” and was affiliated with The Hurricane and Rosey, before her departure. She participated on the second season of Dancing with the Stars, where she placed third. She has appeared on ABC show, as well as in Maxim and Stuff magazines.
7. Maria Kanellis
Born on February 25, 1982, Maria Kanellis Bennett, better known as just Maria, is a professional wrestler from America. She is popular mainly for her tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment. She works for Ring of Honor as the valet of her real-life husband Mike Bennett. She began her career as a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004, and later that year, she placed fifth in the Raw Diva Search, after which she was hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer. She began wrestling in the ring in 2005. She was featured on the cover of Playboy magazine in 2008, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw. Her debut album Sevin Sins was released on April 13, 2010 on iTunes, and her first single was Fantasy. In 2004, she participated in the reality show, Outback Jack and made it to the final three, after which she was eliminated.
8. AJ Lee
Born on March 19, 1987, April Jeanette “AJ” Brooks, better known ring name AJ Lee, is a professional wrestler from America. Mendez began her career as Miss April by on the New Jersey independent circuit, mainly in Women Superstars Uncensored. In 2009, she was signed by WWE, and was later assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling, the developmental system of WWE. In 2012, she was featured in several storylines, like the relationships with wrestlers engaged in feuds over the world championships WWE, with a stint as the General Manager of Raw for three months. In later years, she achieved the WWE Divas Championship thrice, of which, the first reign was the longest in the history of the title, at 295 days. She was also honored as the “Diva of the Year” Slammy Award in 2012 and 2014 and declared the “Woman of the Year” for three consecutive years by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
9. Kelly Kelly
Born on January 15, 1987, Barbara Jean “Barbie” Blank, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly, is a professional wrestler and professional wrestling valet from America, as well as a model. She is popular, mainly for her tenure with the WWE. She was in gymnastics and cheerleading in the early years of her career. She was a student of broadcast journalism, and wanted to become a television anchor, as she went on to work as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic. In 2006, Blank was signed by WWE and sent to a WWE developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2006, she debuted on the ECW brand as ‘Kelly Kelly’, assuming the character of an exhibitionist, performing a striptease, which she continued in a segment known as Kelly’s Exposé, every week on ECW. She also became the valet of her on-screen boyfriend Mike Knox. She formed Extreme Exposé with Layla and Brooke Adams.
10. Candice Michelle
Born on September 30, 1978, Candice Michelle Beckman Ehrlich, better known as Candice (Michelle), is a former WWE Diva and retired professional wrestler from America, as well as a model and actress. She is popular, mainly for her tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment. She spent several years at the beginning of her career in the industry of modeling and acting. In 2004, she was signed by, after participating in the WWE Diva Search. Outside the wrestling world, she is known as the Go Daddy Girl, featured in the annual Super Bowl commercials of the company. She was featured for a cover and nude pictorial in the April 2006 issue of Playboy. At Vengeance in 2007, she defeated Melina and won her first WWE Women’s Championship to become the first former Diva Search contestant to win a WWE title. She was released from her WWE contract.
Female wrestlers have crushed all kinds of common ideas and images about wrestlers. Mostly, when we think of wrestlers, we imagine someone who id intimidating and huge, with huge muscles and scary looks. But, the female wrestlers have maintained their femininity and charm in physical features, and have even entered the world of acting and modelling.
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