Characters / WWE Divas

Lists the various female wrestlers and personalities throughout the history of WWE. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


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     Debuted in the WWWF Era (1963-1984) 

The Fabulous Moolah (Mary Lillian Ellison) 1955-1987, 1998-2007

Winona Littleheart (Winona Barkley) late 1970s - mid 1980s

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Judy Martin (Judy Hardee) 1981, 1985-1990

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Velvet McIntyre 1982, 1984-1990

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Desiree Petersen 1984–1985, 1988

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Princess Victoria (Vicki Otis) 1983-1984

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Wendi Richter 1982, 1983-1985

     Debuted in the Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993) 

Jumping Bomb Angels - Noriyo Tateno (立野 記代), Itsuki Yamazaki (山崎五紀) 1987-1988

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Leilani Kai (Patricia Schroeder) 1985-1990, 1994

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Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ann Hulette) 1985-1992

Rockin' Robin (Robin Denise Smith) 1987-1990

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Sherri (Sherri Schrull, born Sherri Russell) 1987-1993

     Debuted in the New Generation Era (1993-1997) 

Alundra Blayze (Debra Ann Miceli) 1993-1995

Bertha Faye (Rhonda Ann Sing f.k.a. "Monster Ripper") 1995-1996

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Marlena/Terri Runnels (Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels) 1996-2004

Bull Nakano (ブルなかの, Nakano Keiko) 1994-1995

Sable (Rena Mero Lesnar, born Rena Greek) 1996-1999, 2003-2004

Sunny (Tamara Lynn Sytch) 1994-1998

Luna Vachon 1993-1994, 1997-2000

     Debuted in the Attitude Era (1997-2001) 
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B.B. (aka Barbara Bush) (Katherine Dingman) (1999-2000)

  • Alliterative Name: At first.
  • Arch-Enemy: For the short time she was there, Ivory.
  • Bigger Is Better: In hyping the Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Competition, she asked Lawler if he thought the fans might want to see a "bigger show."
  • Clothing Damage: This was part of her debut, though before she was officially named. Jacqueline had defeated Ivory in a "Gravy Bowl Match" with Miss Kitty as the referee on the 1999 Thanksgiving Episode of SmackDown!. Kitty had something lodged in her throat and BB came down to giver her the Heimlich maneuver. Ivory attacked BB, tore her top open, so she was there in her bra, and threw her into the gravy.
    • Ivory ripped BB's shirt off again that following Monday on Raw.
  • Emergency Services: Her gimmick was of an EMT.
  • Non-Action Girl: Other than her appearance in the Evening Gown in a Pool match at WWF Armageddon 99, she was not used in an in-ring capacity.
  • Only Known by Initials: She was first introduced as Barbara Bush, but from that point on she became known as BB.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Not her, but Bubba Ray Dudley used one to set up the above item. Edge and Christian had defeated the Dudleys, and Bubba acted like he was injured, which naturally brought out BB. Cue tablebomb.

Chyna (Joan Marie "Joanie" Laurer) 1997-2001

Debra (Debra Gale Marshall, 1998-2002)

Molly Holly (Nora Kristina Greenwald) 2000-2005

Ivory (Lisa Mary Moretti) 1999-2005

Jacqueline (Jacqueline DeLois Moore) 1998-2004

Lita (Amy Christine Dumas) 1999-2006

Miss Kitty/The Kat (Stacy Carter) 1999-2001

Ryan Shamrock (Alicia Nicole Webb) 1999

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Trish Stratus (Patricia Anne Stratigias) 2000-2006

Tori (Terri Poch) 1998-2001

Victoria (Lisa Marie Varon) 2000-2009

Mae Young (Johnnie Mae Young) 1999-2000, 2003-2014

     Debuted in the InVasion (2001) 

Jazz (Carlene Denise Moore-Begnaud) 2001-2004, 2006-2007

Stacy Keibler (Stacy Ann Keibler) 2001-2006

Nidia (Nidia Guenard) 2001-2004

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  • Action Girl: Though she was the only wrestler on Raw who was not a former champion, besides perhaps Stacy, who did not actually consider herself a wrestler.
  • Bigger Is Better: She thought she'd get a bigger push once her breasts were larger. Unfortunately, not really.
  • Chef of Iron: The good cook who happens to be a wrestler variety.
  • Deep South: Her gimmick anyway.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: First when Torrie Wilson was chosen to pose in Playboy over her and she wasn't even allowed in the mansion to see Hugh Hefner by his security. Then when Jamie Knoble won the lottery and tried to pay Torrie to sleep with him.
  • Kayfabe: Appeared on a special WWE Tough Enough episode of the Reality Show Blind Date in October 2002 and stayed completely in character the whole time, going on about her storyline then-boyfriend Jamie Noble to the annoyance of her date.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The March 22, 2004 Raw featured the Draft Lottery, where she was switched from SmackDown! to Raw. She celebrated by removing her SmackDown! shirt, so she was momentarily on stage in her bra, and putting on a Raw shirt instead.
  • Pretty in Mink: After Noble went from Rags to Riches.
  • Spicy Latina: Subverted, when WWE paired this Texan/Puerto Rican up with Jamie Noble and billed her from a trailer in West Virginia. She showed some signs of it after she learned he had been taking advantage of her blind state.
  • Temporary Blindness: Thanks to Tajiri, as a way for her to be temporarily taken off of TV so she could get implants. See Bigger Is Better above.
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: All the time, even as a Face she'd cheat right back if the opponent resorted to it and sometimes even preemptively.
  • Wrestling Family: Well, almost. Her sister was briefly in WWE's developmental promotion OVW under the name Nurse Lulu, but nothing came of it.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Defeated Molly Holly and Victoria in a Triple Threat #1 Contender Contract on a Pole Match on the July 5, 2004 Raw. Apparently, it wasn't a Money in the Bank-type situation where she'd get to decide when she wanted to cash in her shot since, Trish, the Champion at the time and who had been on commentary during the match due to an injury, came in and KOed Nidia with the cast on her hand and pinned her in 3 seconds.

Queen Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman) 2001, 2005-2007, 2013

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Torrie Wilson (Torrie Anne Wilson) 2001-2008

     Debuted in the Brand Extension Era (2002-2011) 

Aksana (Živilė Raudonienė) 2010-2014

Brie Bella (Brianna Monique Danielson) 2008-2012; 2013-2016

Nikki Bella (Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012; 2013-

Katie Lea Burchill (Katarina Leigh Waters) 2008-2010

Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis) 2002-2005

Alicia Fox (Victoria Elizabeth Crawford) 2008-

Francine (Francine Fournier) 2006

Jillian Hall (Jillian Faye Fletcher) 2005-2010

Christy Hemme (Christina Lee "Christy" Hemme) (2004-2005)

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  • Biker Babe: It got her ass kicked by Melina, whom apparently did not know what a cruiser was and didn't like the noise it made. Christy accidentally broke one of Melina's nails while trying to explain, sending her into a rage but it all worked out since it lead to Christy helping the Road Warriors take down Melina's team, MNM.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though more of a Genki Girl than a hot tempered one. She's actually a natural blonde but dyes it red in honour of her late mother.
  • Foreshadowing: She was booked to box the other diva search finalist but WWE was denied for not having a license to have a boxing match, so instead they were given ridiculous gloves and told to "beat" on Johnathan Coachman. WWE would later have a real boxing match on the Million dollar tough enough between Miz and Daniel Puder.
  • Signature Move: A sunset flip in the corner. Also a reverse neckbreaker (it was supposed to be inspired by Lita's twist of fate and was called a finishing move but really was not.)
  • The Worf Effect: To set up Victoria and Melina as viable threats to other wrestlers as well as to show off a move Ashley Massaro knew. Christy was not much of a wrestler in or out of kayfabe but she did not lose quite enough to be an out and out jobber.

Mickie James (Mickie Laree James) 2005-2010

Kaitlyn (Celeste Beryl Bonin) 2010-2014

Kelly Kelly (Barbara Jean Blank) 2006-2012

Gail Kim 2002-2004; 2009-2011

Naomi (Trinity McCray) 2010-

Layla (Layla El) 2006-2015

AJ Lee (April Jeannette Brooks) 2010-2015

Maria (Maria Louise Kanellis) 2004-2010

Kristal Marshall 2005-2007

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  • Action Girl: She had some believable victories over Jillian(before her jobber period) not long after coming in on Smackdown. On the other hand, this lead Kristal to feud with Ashley, whom she believed herself to be more talented than.
  • Beauty Contest: She was a beauty queen and a model before joining the company.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Toward Ashley Massaro after she lost the diva search.
  • Hot Scoop: Worked briefly as a backstage interviewer.
  • May-December Romance: With Theodore Long.

Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) 2006-2011; 2016-

Ashley Massaro (Ashley Marie Massaro) 2005-2008

Maxine (Karlee Perez) 2010-2012

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Candice Michelle (Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich) 2004–2009

Miss Jackie (Jacquelyn Gayda) 2002-2005

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Michelle McCool (Michelle Leigh Callaway) 2004-2011

Rosa Mendes (Milena Leticia Roucka) 2008-

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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She, Primo and Epico were complaining about not getting enough TV time during their tag team title reign. Their next TV match...was the one where they lost the belts.
  • Bilingual Bonus/Foreign Language Tirade: She often speak in Spanish, this was taken Up to Eleven when she managed Primo and Epico, when she would rant in Spanish during their matches, and often during interviews
  • Demoted to Extra: Was never an especially major player in the division, but all but disappeared in 2013 from a combination of being sent home and returning only to find that the tag team she had been managing had been repackaged.
  • Loony Fan: Towards Beth Phoenix. She debuted attacking Melina after Beth lost the women's championship. Beth was not very appreciative but then boyfriend Santino suggest that they keep Rosa around, that she could be useful to Beth. Rosa showed ambitions to do anything to help but Beth beat her down immediately in their first battle royal together, then had the gall to act surprised when Rosa broke away from her and later announced her intentions to take her down the next time they met.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her whole point as the valet for Primo and Epico.
  • Paper Tiger: During their diva search Layla voted for her to be removed based on this. "She can talk the talk but not walk the walk."
  • Put on a Bus: Was sent home from an European tour in April 2013 due to personal problems. Turns out those problems were of the alcoholic beverage-related variety.
    • Went on maternity leave in mid-2015.
  • Spicy Latina: Especially on FCW, where she had a permanent mad on due to an inexplicable loathing for Angela Fong.
    • Slid back into it as the dance partner for the returning Fandango.

Melina (Melina Nava Perez) 2004-2011

Natalya (Natalie "Nattie" Katherine Neidhart) 2008-

Beth Phoenix (Elizabeth Kocanski Carolan) 2006-2012

Tamina Snuka (Sarona Reiher) 2010-

Eve Torres (Eve Marie Torres) 2007-2013

Krissy Vaine (Kristin Eubanks) 2007

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     Debuted in the WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014) 

Kharma (Kia Stevens) 2011-2012

Cameron (Ariane Andrew) 2011-

Eva Marie (Natalie Coyle) 2013-

JoJo Offerman (Joseanne Offerman) 2013-

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  • Afro Asskicker: In training.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Apparently of Dominican and Mexican descent.
  • Faux Action Girl: Subverted. At the Survivor Series and the next night on Raw, despite being billed as a newbie, she was able to get some offence in against Tamina and Alicia Fox.
  • Put on a Bus: Was dropped from the Total Divas cast and supposedly wanted to work on her wrestling training full time.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After getting Demoted to Extra in the latter half of Total Divas, she was replaced in season 2 by Summer Rae without any sort of explanation. She then turned up in NXT as an announcer in the Fall of 2014.

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) 2013-

     Debuted in the Reality Era (2014-Present) 

Emma (Tenille Dashwood) 2014-

Lana (C.J. Perry) 2014-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-

Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) 2015-

Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr) 2015-

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) 2015-

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