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, 2009

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.

Nicole Bass (Nicole Bass-Fuchs) 1999

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  • Amazon Chaser: A somewhat twisted Real Life case. She filed a lawsuit against WWF and claimed she was sexually harassed by Steve Lombardi backstage. The suit was eventually dismissed however.
  • Arch-Enemy: Debra.
  • Brawn Hilda: A female bodybuilder, though not one of the typical Amazonian Beauty,variety.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: As a female bodybuilder, she was pretty strong.
  • Fan Disservice: She and Chyna participated in a bikini contest. Whether or not the disservice was intentional or not is up for debate.
  • The Dragon: Became the bodyguard to Sable following her 1999 heel turn.
  • Finishing Move: A chokeslam or a powerbomb.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappeared only months after she debuted.

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

Debra (Debra Gale Marshall) 1998-2002

Molly Holly (Nora Kristina Greenwald) 2000-2005, 2009

Ivory (Lisa Mary Moretti) 1999-2005

Jacqueline (Jacqueline DeLois Moore) 1998-2004

Lita (Amy Christine Dumas) 2000-2006

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, 2008, 2009, 2011

Tori (Terri Poch) 1998-2001

Victoria (Lisa Marie Varon, née Sole) 2000-2009

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

     Debuted in the InVasion Era (2001-2002) 

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

Stacy Keibler (Stacy Ann-Marie 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, 2009

     Debuted in the Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008) 

Brooke Adams (Brooke Nichole Adams) 2006-2007

Ariel (Shelly Leonor Martinez) 2006-2007

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  • Ambiguously Brown: She's Latina, but her heritage was never mentioned and began wearing makeup to appear pale once the vampire thing started.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kelly Kelly.
  • Cat Fight: Her debut match was an "Extreme Catfight" with Francine.
  • Fortune Teller: Was this until she became Kevin Thorn's valet.
  • Minidress of Power: Her trademark outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: If vampires are your thing.
  • Panty Shot: Short skirts and thongs were her stock and trade. One of the infamous moments of ECW December to Dismember 2006, besides the low quality of the overall show, was how due to the short skirt she was wearing during her tag team match with Kevin Thorn against Kelly Kelly and Mike Knox, the camera caught a lot of these.
  • Put on a Bus: Was released after getting into an altercation with Batista.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The New Breed was one strange bunch.
  • Power Stable: The New Breed.

Ashley (Ashley Marie Massaro) 2005-2008

Cherry (Kara Elizabeth Drew) 2007-2008

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  • The Fifties: The basis of her gimmick.
  • Arch-Enemy: Katie Lea in OVW, Maryse, who became the new valet of Deuce 'n Domino for a bit. Natalya and Vicki Guerrero as well.
  • Disco Dan: She was the valet of Deuce 'n Domino, two Greaser-like characters who looked like they were from the 1950s. Her attire consisted of poodle skirts and roller blades.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her ring name along with her finisher, a Hammerlock DDT called the Cherry Pop Drop.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Deuce 'n Domino replaced her with Maryse, forcing her to go out on her own.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Participated in a swimsuit contest in 2008.
  • Put on a Bus: Was allegedly fired because management Thought she was too fat!
  • Unrelated Siblings: Cherry and Domino.

Francine (Francine Fournier) 2006

Jillian Hall (Jillian Faye Hall, born Jillian Faye Fletcher) 2005-2010

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

Mickie James (Mickie Laree James-Aldis) 2005-2010

Kelly Kelly (Barbara Jean Blank-Souray) 2006-2012

Gail Kim (Gail Kim-Irvine) 2002-2004, 2009-2011

Layla (Layla El-Young) 2006-2015

Maria (Maria Louise Kanellis-Bennett) 2004-2010

Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis) 2002-2005

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, née Ouellet) 2006-2011, 2016-

Michelle McCool (Michelle Leigh Callaway, née McCool) 2004-2011

Beulah McGillicutty (Trisa Laughlin, née Hayes) 2006, 2007

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

Miss Jackie (Jacquelyn Gayda-Haas) 2002-2005, 2009

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Melina (Melina Nava Perez) 2004-2011

Beth Phoenix (Elizabeth Kocanski Carolan) 2006-2012

Eve Torres (Eve Torres Gracie, born Eve Marie Torres) 2007-2013

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio) 2006-2007

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  • Amazonian Beauty: Claimed to have the best biceps in the business, and they were pretty impressive.
  • I Have the High Ground: Relied on the turnbuckle for a good deal of her offense, particularly her finishing move, fall from grace.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was "dressing" in police tape before Orlando Jordan made it (in)famous...though she never did it quite to the extent he did and mostly limited it to photo shoots.
  • Retired Badass: Retired to focus on her stunt work.
  • Signature Move: A standing shooting star press.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling stunt woman, this was not just a gimmick either, she really worked in both professions at once, being a stunt double for the likes of Jennifer Garner.

Krissy Vaine (Kristin Eubanks) 2007

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Lena Yada 2007-2008

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  • Alpha Bitch: Turned heel in ECW and joined forced with Layla to beat up Kelly Kelly.
  • Faux Action Girl: Competed in both the 2005 and 2007 Diva Search contests. Once hired, she mostly served as a backstage interviewer and valet. Once she finally did have a match, she was subsequently let go.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A former model.
  • Ninja: Dressed as one for a costume contest at Cyber Sunday 2008.
  • Put on a Bus: Was released at the end of 2008, shortly after her in-ring debut, which was a tag match that she was never tagged in to.

     Debuted in the WWE Universe Era (2008-2011) 

Aksana (Živilė Raudonienė) 2010-2014

Brie Bella (Brianna Monique Danielson; née Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012, 2013-2016

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

Katie Lea Burchill (Katarina Leigh Waters) 2008-2010

Alicia Fox (Victoria Elizabeth Crawford) 2008-

Kaitlyn (Celeste Beryl Braun, née Bonin) 2010-2014

AJ Lee (April Jeannette Brooks, née Mendez) 2010-2015

Maxine (Karlee Lelani Perez) 2010-2012

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Rosa Mendes (Milena Leticia Roucka) 2008-

Naomi (Trinity Fatu, née McCray) 2010-

Natalya (Natalie "Nattie" Katherine Neidhart) 2008-

Tamina Snuka (Sarona Polamalu, born Sarona Moana-Marie Reiher) 2010-

Tiffany (Taryn Nicole Terrell) 2008-2010

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

Cameron (Ariane Andrew) 2011-2016

JoJo (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 and is currently serving as a backstage interviewer and occasional announcer.

Kharma (Kia Stevens) 2011-2012

Eva Marie (Natalie Marie Coyle; née Nelson) 2013-

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) 2013-

     Debuted in the Reality Era (2014-2016) 

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) 2015-

Charlotte (Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr) 2015-

Emma (Tenille Dashwood) 2014-

Lana (Catherine Joy "C.J." Perry) 2014-

Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) 2015-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-

     Debuted in the New Era (2016-Present) 

Alexa Bliss (Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman) 2016-

Dana Brooke (Ashley Mae Sebera) 2016-

Carmella (Leah Van Dale) 2016-

Nia Jax (Savelina "Lina" Fanene) 2016-

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  • Amazonian Beauty: She's noticeably larger than the rest of the female roster and wrestles a hoss style, using a bear hug as one of her signature moves.
  • Badass Boast: Her introductory vignettes were nothing but them.
  • Boring but Practical: She uses a leg drop as her finishing move, and it's pretty believable due to how much larger she is than her opponents.
  • Expy: She appears to be NXT's answer to Kharma, as a plus-sized woman who is pushed like a monster. This became even moreso not long after her debut, when she switched her ring attire from the purple bodysuit mentioned below to a style closely resembling Kharma's.
  • Heel: Considering her size and wrestling style, it's not very surprising.
  • The Giant: She is much larger than the women and even some of the men.
  • Finishing Move: A leg drop.
  • Odd Friendship: With Eva Marie. For a while, at least.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her debut attire was a deep purple bodysuit. She later changed to a black one.
  • Wrestling Family: She's part of the Anoa'i family, and a cousin to The Rock.
  • Wrestling Monster: She's pushed as such, using moves like bear hugs and powerbombs and presented as an immovable giant.
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