In the late '90s, they were no longer known simply as women, they became "divas. Every fan seemed to have their favorite. Even though the term "diva" is fairly new for WWE, the contribution of women to the company goes back much further. This list takes a look at the greatest women wrestlers and personalities in WWE since the beginning of the WrestleMania era.
Chyna  born Joan Marie Laurer ; December 27, — April 17, was an American professional wrestler , glamour model , pornographic film actress , actress , and bodybuilder. The latter was her final appearance in a wrestling ring. Outside of wrestling, Chyna appeared in Playboy magazine twice, as well as numerous television shows and films. She was considered to be a sex symbol. Drew in Chyna was also known for her tumultuous relationship with fellow wrestler Sean Waltman , with whom she made a sex tape released commercially in as 1 Night in China , which won a AVN Award for Best-Selling Title. In , Chyna was announced to posthumously join the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of D-Generation X , making her the first female to be inducted as a part of a group or a team. Laurer was born in Rochester, New York , on December 27,
This year's WrestleMania event may feature several fresh faces and celebrity involvement but conspicuous by their absence are the WWE Divas. For the last several years, the women of World Wrestling Entertainment have been a fixture at WrestleMania, mainly in multi-Diva tag team matches or battle royals. With the exception of Michelle McCool and Layla, regular fixtures on the Divas roster, the Divas can only hope to see in-ring action in the form of a pre-show match or backstage segments throughout the show. To make up for the lack of Divas on this year's WrestleMania card, join me as we take a look at the most beautiful women in WrestleMania history and analyze their influence on the events they were honored and privileged to be a part of. She is the beautiful, blonde, athletic young woman who has been positioned as the feature star of the Divas division. A multiple-time WWE Divas and Women's Champion, Michelle has found herself in the center of whatever small storyline and limited television time the Divas are currently allotted. The first two Wrestlemania appearances from the native of Palatka, Fla.
Former WWE wrestler Paige has made the most of an unfortunate situation after she posted a fairly unusual Instagram photoshoot after undergoing neck surgery. Known for her punk sense of style, she matched her new black neck brace with a pair of Vans and lingerie - and fans were loving the results, telling her that she's finally found a way to make neck braces look hot. Paige - real name Saraya Bevis - originally suffered an injury during a six-woman tag match after she took a hard kick to the back of the head from co-star Sasha Banks. Despite looking innocuous at the time, she took to Twitter to confirm that she had spinal stenosis which meant that she was forced to retire from the ring. She's had surgery previously to try and help her condition, but she was forced to pull out of a meet and greet in Toronto due to complications. She revealed the latest news on her Instagram, saying that she has the "neck of a 60 year old". She said: "Not the best pic of me but had another consultation with my fave doctor in the world! It didn't get better over time.. One more surgery. Since retiring from the ring, the two-time WWE Divas Champion has continued to thrive in the wrestling business by transforming herself into an authority figure and tag team manager.