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

  • Canon Discontinuity: The Women's world title had continuity between multiple companies. Her first title reign wasn't recognized by the NWA. To counter this, the WWF decided her first title reign hadn't ever ended (not for twenty eight years anyway). If you just look at things as they really happened, then her longest title reign was seven years.
  • Corrupt Hick: Fans today love to whine, perhaps rightly, about Vince McMahon's miserly treatment of his employees; his dictatorial attitude and browbeating of promoters; how he keeps down younger talent and hogs the spotlight for himself and his inner circle. Moolah's 30-year reign makes Vince look like a lovable old Santa Claus. Even by wrestling standards, she was a uniquely sleazy manager and (if the gist of the stories are true) a major criminal who was never caught or punished.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Anyone who managed to pin her before 1990 had done this.
  • Dirty Old Woman: During her later years, though nowhere near as much as Mae Young.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Sherri (the Starkiller to her Vader) spent a year or two at Moolah's South Carolina school, but was booted out for clubbing every night. Oddly, these two would go on to have great matches in the WWF, with The Fabulous One putting her protege over at Houston in 1986.
    • Stu Hart, of the somewhat known wrestling school The Dungeon, referred students that he could not or would not teach to her school, such as Desiree Peterson (This was before Natalya trained in the Dungeon in 2000.)
    • Moolah's influence in the WWF and women's wrestling as a whole started to wane in the late 80's after the Jumping Bomb Angels fiasco. At the time, Vince was hoping to compete with (or absorb) All Japan's women's wrestling. Moolah was called in to manage the aforementioned tag team, which was a big mistake. She couldn't make heads or tails of the Japanese style and proceeded to dismantle the dynamic that made Angels great; the duo soon fled the WWF and Vince would never quite get a foothold in the country, which likely led to his phasing out the women's division altogether.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Once got kicked out of The Iron Sheik's car because she refused to partake in his "medicine". Only in pro wrestling.
  • Evil Redhead / Matriarch: Kind of had to be portrayed as one after the Spider-Lady fiasco.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The pictures are pretty much all in black and white but there was a reason she was able to distract Buddy Rogers' opponents when she was his valet.
  • Lady of War: Prior to becoming a fierce villain of the ring and definitely prior to becoming a cougar.
  • Leotard of Power: Sometimes under a vest or jacket.
  • Making a Spectacle of Yourself: In the Rock n' Wrestling era, she comes out looking like DiBiase's grandma, with giant dollar-signs bolted onto her specs.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Jim Cornette described her and the women she trained as "salty".
    • She became the oldest champion in the WWF after defeating Ivory. Ivory won the belt back but still had to lose two matches to Moolah for that to happen. (The first was a handicap match with Mae Young.)
  • Old Master: The commentators were quick to remind us why Moolah clocked three decades as the women's champ: she ran her own school, "trains constantly", and could out-think her opponents by predicting their moves. So when Moolah laid out women half her age, it was still somewhat believable. Not so much when she pinned women a third her age.
  • Signature Move: The Moolah whip, which is where she would grab someone by the hair and whip them through the air by it.
  • Squash Match: Defeated Velvet McIntyre at WrestleMania 2 in a mere 1:25.
    V1: Is this just Moolah's gimmick? Every month she politicks and wins the belt?
    Jay: Politics, screwjob, botch.
    V1: The trifecta, like.
    • Moolah also won the belt in 1999 at age 76. You think Hogan is bad? Yeesh.
  • Stranger Behind the Mask: Wore the Spider Lady mask in a very controversial match with Wendi Richter. After filming, Moolah saw Wendi was out for blood, and beat a hasty retreat to the airport (not even stopping to change out of her ring gear).
  • Time of Myths: Before she went to Vince McMahon Sr.'s Capitol Wrestling Corporation, she was nearly stabbed by an angry fan for kissing the Mexican Wrestler The Elephant Boy on the cheek while she managed him. It was said the fan mistook Elephant boy for a black man and back in the day, fans would often attack wrestlers they didn't like and weren't open to that kind of "interracial" contact.

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

Judy Martin (Judy Hardee) 1981, 1985-1990

Velvet McIntyre 1982, 1984-1990

Desiree Petersen 1984–1985, 1988

Princess Victoria (Vicki Otis) 1983-1984

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

Leilani Kai (Patricia Schroeder) 1985-1990, 1994

Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ann Hulette) 1985-1992

Rockin' Robin (Robin Denise Smith) 1987-1990

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

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

  • Aborted Arc: The storyline with her as Brian Pillman's valet in September 1997 was supposed to have led to her going heel on Goldust, but Pillman's death cancelled those plans. Instead, she was Put on a Bus of her own accord so she could focus on taking care of her and Dustin's daughter, Dakota.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Very slightly alluded to when she first debuted as Goldust's valet - mostly through her smoking cigars. WWF booking wanted to put her in an ambiguously-lesbian angle with Sable, but Sable refused to do the angle and so the ambiguously gay aspect of Marlena's character was quietly dropped.
  • Arch-Enemy: Chyna at first, because she debuted during the Goldust-HHH feud in February 1997, later the Kat.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: And the Undertaker will ask you, "What's your point?," as he did on the July 1, 2002 Raw, when Terri asked him if he was concerned going into his ladder match with Jeff Hardy that night since he'd never been in one before.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Breather Match: Her "Thong Stinkface Match" vs. the Kat at SummerSlam 2000 was this. The match came right after the big TLC match between the Hardys, Edge/Christian and The Dudley Boys, and was a chance for the announcers and the audience to catch their collective breath. After a match filled with all kinds of stunning, groundbreaking, exciting and innovative action, it was necessary to slow down the pace by putting on a match that, well, wasn't.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Due to tanning.
  • Does Not Like Men: As part of the Pretty Mean Sisters.
  • Girly Girl: Described herself this way in an installment of her "Raw Sex" advice column in Raw Magazine.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Late 1998 into early 2000.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Occasionally wrestled, but that really wasn't her job. After Val Venis defeated Marc Mero by DQ on the September 13 (taped September 1), 1998 WWF Sunday Night Heat, Jackie attacked her, prompting Jim Ross to say, "She's a showhorse, not a workhorse."
  • Nipple and Dimed: Ivory pulled her shirt off on the April 5, 1999 Raw, and she wasn't wearing a bra, but she was face down on the mat before anything could be seen. Then the Undertaker made his way out and completely changed the subject.
  • Power Stable: The Radicals
  • Red Baroness: "The Horny Little She-Devil"
  • Shout-Out: The name "Marlena" was a tribute to Marlene Dietrich as part of her and Goldust's salute to the androgynous stars of classic Hollywood.
  • Skirts and Ladders: The finals of her "Terri Invitational Tournament", where the winning team got $100,000 and Terri's managerial services, between the Hardys and Edge/Christian was a ladder match at No Mercy 1999. To promote it, she did a promo where she was climbing a ladder while wearing a skirt, complete with Lawler looking up, though, uncharacteristically, nothing was actually shown.
  • Smoking Is Glamorous: As Marlena.
  • Tar and Feathers: On September 2, 2002, she faced Stacy Keibler on Raw in the first-ever Lingerie Pillow Fight. Although Terri won, Stacy got revenge on her by KO-ing her with a giant alarm clock and then coating her in some sort of syrup/motor-oil-like goo and pillow feathers.
  • Trash Talk: On the January 6 (taped January 3), 2002 Sunday Night Heat, ran down Trish Stratus, saying how, when Trish arrived in WWE, everyone was saying that she was doing a "Terri Runnels she-devil gimmick," adding that she has better legs than Trish does and, "I even think I spent more money on my boob job than Trish." Terri finished by throwing to the premiere of Rob Zombie's "Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)" videonote , saying that she's never gonna stop being better than Trish.
  • Trope Namer: In-Universe: While a member of PMS, introduced the word Diva into WWE's lexicon, though she rarely gets the credit for it. (She wasn't even nominated for "Diva of the Decade" at the Raw X special in January 2003).
  • Wrestling Family: Ex-wife to Dustin "Goldust" Runnels.
  • You Go Girl: Actually defeated Steven Richards for the WWE Hardcore Title on the May 27, 2002 Raw.

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

  • Acrofatic: She was initially kinda big when she first showed up as one half of the Japanese Devils but was always agile and the more mobile of the two. She had slimmed down by the time of her official debut as a singles wrestler.
  • Brawn Hilda: Heel
  • By the Hair: A frequent offender, even amongst female wrestlers, who traditionally do this to each other more than men. She rarely did not do a Moolah whip or hair mare.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Face
  • Facial Markings: blue paint
  • Fighting Your Friend: When she had to defend the championship against Kyoko Inoue
  • Finishing Move: A top rope leg drop.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Now when the show was in Japan, then she was the hometown shero (heroine).
  • I Have the High Ground: be afraid if she scales the turnbuckle
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Long before Tekken's Paul Phoenix
  • Signature Move: A Scorpion crosslock (combined Sharpshooter/full nelson), described by the commentators as "something oriental". Also an axe guillotine driver (back to belly piledriver) called Bull's Poseidon which was usually done to counter Blayze's power bomb attempts.
  • Wrestling Monster: She once no-sold being dropped on her head. Maybe it was the hair that cushioned it?

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

Sunny (Tamara Lynn Sytch) 1995-1998

  • Arch-Enemy: Barry Horowitz, by virtue of his surprise win over Skip, then whoever Skip/the Bodydonnas were feuding with, carrying over to the enemies of whoever she was managing at a given time.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Breakup Breakout: From the Bodydonnas.
  • Censor Suds: When she was shown taking a bath.
  • The Chick
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder/Golddigger: She managed 3 of the 4 teams to hold the WWE World Tag Team Titles (the Bodydonnas, the Godwinns and the Smokin Gunns) in 1996, because she'd inevitably switch her allegiance to whichever team had the gold at a given time.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Once, while doing commentary with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler in between managerial obligations, in re her success with tag teams, she said, "Do you think two men are all it takes to satisfy Sunny?"
  • High School Sweethearts: With Skip of the Bodydonnas (better known as Chris Candido from ECW)
  • Joisey: From Matawan.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In late 1996 and all of 1997, this was her main job in the WWF. Episodes of Raw would open with her in the bathtub or doing some other sexy activity. In fact, she was easily the first female character in WWE history to have this specific role.
    • Won a Slammy for "Best Buns".
  • Non-Action Girl: She had an arm-wrestling match with Marlena. That was as close as she got. Surprisingly, once she ended up in WCW she turned out to be pretty good (by valet standards, at least) at actual wrestling. She even busted out a northern lights suplex a few times!
  • Product Placement: As part of her filling many different roles in 1997, she did a skit with the Honky Tonk Man to plug the Super Soaker water gun.
  • Put on a Bus: That dropped her off, under her real name, in ECW. The only In-Universe explanation was offered on the June 29, 1998 Raw, when Jim Ross said she was "out ill."
  • Red Baroness: "The Golden-Haired Fox".
  • Third-Person Person: At times. Her Catch Phrase was, "What Sunny wants, Sunny gets."
  • Unperson: Sunny's Hall of Fame induction wasn't broadcasted, but Trish Stratus' induction was — it's a mystery. Though it might have to do with her constant trashing of the other inductees.
  • The Vamp: Wore thongs and skimpy outfits and would use her looks to distract the opponents of whoever she was managing at the time.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: After Chris Candido went back to ECW in late 1996 and Faarooq split to form The Nation Of Domination, she spent 1997 in a variety of roles. These included ring announcer, referee for Mexican midget matches, backstage interviewer, and host of a commentary segment on Shotgun Saturday Night called "Sunny Undercover." This wasn't a Talk Show with Fists so much as a forum for her to offer her thoughts on whatever was going on in WWE at the time.

Luna Vachon 1993-1994, 1997-2000

     Debuted in the Attitude Era (1997-2001) 

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

  • American Accents: Of the southern variety. She's originally from West Memphis, AR. She exaggerated it at times (e.g., in her promo at WWF Armageddon 99 and in a mic confrontation with Terri that set up their Catfight match at WrestleMania XVI), though the voice she used for her interview on the 2000 WWF Divas: Postcard from the Caribbean VHS release is softer.
  • Arch-Enemy: Terri (funny), Right to Censor (serious)
  • Ass Kicks You: Defeated Terri in their "Thong Stinkface Match" (see Breather Match in Terri's entry) at SummerSlam 2000, and it was a regular part of her offense.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: At the start of her segment on WWF Divas: Postcard from the Caribbean, she says that she's not really a wrestler, she's "more of a Catfighter, pardon the expression."
  • Kayfabe: During her segment on the 2000 VHS release, she talked about the Miss Kitty and the Kat characters in the third person, drawing a line between her real self and her onscreen character, though not using her real name.
    • Although her relationship with Lawler was not acknowledged on WWE TV, when she, Terri, Jacqueline, Ivory and B.B. appeared on The Howard Stern Show to plug the "Miss Royal Rumble" contest at Royal Rumble 2000, she said, "It's not who you know, it's who you do."
  • Ms. Fanservice
    • Clothing Damage: Defeated Terri in an arm-wrestling match at the UK-only PPV WWF Insurrextion 2000. After the match, Terri retaliated by ripping Kat's shirt open, exposing her breasts. She covered up for a second before showing them again, although WWE's cameras cut to a long distance side view.
    • Establishing Character Moment: Defeated WWE Women's Champion Ivory, Jacqueline and B.B. in a Four Way Evening Gown in a Pool Match to win the title at WWE Armageddon 99, December 12, 1999. She then cut a promo about how everyone came to the show to see her get naked and how "they made me wear underwear."note  She celebrated by stripping her gown off so she was in her bra and panties and jumped into the pool. She climbed back onto the stage and took her bra off, thus providing the first instance of deliberate toplessness on a WWE PPV in the U.S. note , before Sgt Slaughter covered her with a towel and he and some referees carried her to the back.
    • Stripperiffic
  • Would Hit a Girl: She lost the title to Harvey Wippleman, who had disguised himself as "Harvina."
  • Wrestling Family: Ex-wife of Jerry "The King" Lawler.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Kat

Ryan Shamrock (Alicia Nicole Webb) 1999

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

  • The Alcoholic
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Body Horror/Fetus Terrible: The hand which Mark Henry sired.
  • Cool Teacher: While not her main trainer, she did help Moolah learn to wrestle.
  • Dirty Old Woman: So, so much.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: It wasn't the "Diva" look, but, she was rather attractive, as odd as it sounds today.
  • The Lad-ette: In her prime she was known for her habit of drinking and gambling with the male wrestlers she was on tour with. She later brought this back during her tenure in the WWE where she was sometime shown smoking a cigar.
  • Never Mess with Granny: How many 80-year old women do you know that are not only willing, but eager to be put through tables? Not only did she want to go through the table, but when Bubba Ray Dudley tried to soften her landing and lessen the force he used on the throw, she walked up to him, slapped him across the face, and told him "Throw me through the table, asshole". It's also been said that, when Bubba wanted to rehearse going through the table, she ran up and put herself through the table. Additionally, she once related the story that Vince McMahon offered her a night off because, he jokingly said, "I don't want you to die in the ring." Mae responded by saying "You know what, Vince? I hope I do die in the ring." She said it would be the perfect way for "an old broad" like her to go out.
  • Screw Politeness Im A Senior: See below for a good example.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She was always badass, but her confrontation with LayCool at "Old School Raw", calling them "bitches" and "sluts" (in WWE's "PG-Era", no less), was a welcome level for her.
  • Ur-Example: The first NWA Florida Women's Champion, a title that if missed from the above Moolah entry, had continuity with the WWF. In this case, it's the FCW "divas" title holders who technically held the title Mae Young did. Incidentally, during the period where had changed its name to FCW, Alexis Laree(otherwise known as Mickie James) held a belt called the Ladies Title...assuming they are not all the suppose to be the same title, we can at least say they all followed Mae.

     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

  • 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

Torrie Wilson (Torrie Anne Wilson) 2001-2008

     Debuted in the Brand Extension Era (2002-2011) 

Aksana (Živilė Raudonienė) 2010-2014

Katie Lea Burchill (Katarina Leigh Waters) 2008-2010

Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis) 2002-2005

  • Action Girl: When she got the chance. She'd been in wrestling since 1995.
  • Arch-Enemy: Torrie Wilson, Jackie Gayda.
  • Bi the Way: Just ask Torrie Wilson.
  • But Not Too White: She's of Greek, French and Italian descent, none of which was ever mentioned.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Debuted on the May 30 (taped May 28), 2002 SmackDown! as Vince McMahon's paralegal, with the name "Dawn Marie Rinaldi." This was eventually all forgotten about. It did provide Lawler the chance to make the cheap joke about how he'd "like to see her briefs" during the Divas Undressed competition.
  • Genius Bruiser: Graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business
  • Heel: Remained one for most of her career. She played a brilliant bitch. That being said, she did work a couple of matches against Nidia on Velocity where she played the Face.
  • Joisey: She's from Wildwood.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: At No Mercy 2004, she and The Dudley Boys faced Charlie Haas, Rico and Miss Jackie in a six-person mixed tag match. This was during the time when she was claiming that she and Charlie were having an affair. Prior to the match, Dawn walked into a locker room where Jackie was getting dressed and was topless with her arms wrapped around her breasts. Dawn proceeded to cut a promo on Jackie, who was essentially defenseless. Dawn literally could have done anything she wanted to at the time since Jackie would be incapable of countering or defending against it since she'd risk exposing herself in the process.
  • May-December Romance: To Al Wilson, father of Torrie Wilson.
  • Ms. Fanservice
    • Bikini Bar: Crossed with a Shout-Out. For the October 2003 all-Divas issue of Raw Magazine, she did a photo-shoot, which can be seen on the 2004 WWE Divas: South of the Border DVD, at Satin Dolls, the real-life club used as the Bada-Bing Club on The Sopranos. Among the "outfits" she wore were a pair of blue jeans (with no panties) pulled down so that most of her butt was exposed on camera.
    • Clothing Damage: Her pants ripped in the back during her match with Torrie Wilson at Judgment Day 2004, revealing her thong and she had to wrestle the rest of the match that way.
    • Shower Of Love: Dawn and Matt Hardy d. Torrie and Rikishi on the October 17, 2002 SmackDown!. After the match, Torrie went looking for her father and found him, fully clothed, in a shower with Dawn, who was naked and her butt was briefly shown on camera. Torrie was shocked and ran and, when the camera cut back, Dawn was standing behind Al.
    • Stripperiffic
  • Raised by Dudes: On the WWE Divas Undressed DVD, she said that she was raised by her dad.
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: To Torrie Wilson.
  • Scenery Censor: From the March 13 (taped March 11), 2003 SmackDown!, the same night that the Girls Gone Wild PPV (featuring appearances by Stacy, Torrie and Nidia) aired. Sean O'Haire, doing his Corrupter gimmick, approached her backstage and noticed she was upset. Dawn said that she was upset that Playboy had picked Torrie instead of her. Sean suggested that she should take the opportunity to show her body on SmackDown, adding "I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know." Dawn walked down to the ring and opened her top to "flash" the crowd, with the top rope in the way, of course. Oh, and she actually had tape over her nipples.
  • Two First Names
  • The Vamp: Ask Al, Torrie and Charlie Haas
  • Xenafication/Took a Level in Badass: A much, much more serious character than when she was in ECW.

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)

  • 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) 2011-2014

Kelly Kelly (Barbara Jean Blank) 2006-2012

Gail Kim 2002-2004, 2008-2011

Naomi (Trinity McCray) 2010-

Layla (Layla El) 2006-2015

AJ Lee (April Jeannette Mendez) 2010-2015

Maria (Maria Louise Kanellis) 2004-2010

  • All Girls Like Ponies: Offered up the daft Non Sequitur "I love ponies!" while the other Divas were verbally drooling over John Cena and Batista during "Extreme Strip Poker" on the October 10, 2006 episode of WWECW (She tried to explain it away by saying how she thought they were just talking about things they liked.) Candice didn't like it very much...
  • Brainy Brunette: Subverted due to her role as a ditzy interviewer, but if provoked, it plays straight.
  • Break the Cutie: Eric Bischoff put her in matches against Kurt Angle and Umaga.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Chris Masters, whose Red Baron is "The Masterpiece," assumed she just made a mistake when she called him 'The Masterbate' but it stands to reason she actually heard people saying that and didn't realize why it was derogatory.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Seriously. Girl can't remember who the President is, but she can spout of a stream of perfect legalese during the Bischoff Trial arc in a fabulous Take That to everyone who was stereotyping her as a ditz.
    • To everyone who doesn't know how it started, Bischoff forced her to fight against Kurt Angle when Maria was interviewing him. Maria got hit by a vicious Angle Slam and could've had the Ankle Lock on her had Cena not come in. Then when she's called for duty, she asks Mick Foley to bring out Mr. Socko so she can explain her opinion on Bischoff. Instead of being bubbly and sweet she turns serious and gives this answer:
      Maria: Last week, Eric Bischoff abused his power in a way that was malicious and capricious. It is this rash discourse that has ultimately led the locker room into disdain and mutiny, and should be grounds for his immediate dismissal.
  • Fiery Redhead: When she dyed her hair.
  • Genius Ditz: On one hand, she can accidentally say the wrong thing, but on the other hand...
  • In the Hood: Subverted - she's adorable and cute and blows kisses when she takes her hood off.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: She likes leopards, and she got a specially-designed leopard print outfit from Project Runway.
  • Perky Female Minion: When she was Santino Marella's valet, then again with Dolph Ziggler
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Was initially a straight-man interviewer, but was so green that she fumbled over her dialogue again and again. The writers turned this into her intentionally being a ditz, and Maria used the gimmick to grow comfortable on TV, as well as carving out a character trait.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Got her hair dyed red and was giving something of a push after Christy was released.

Kristal Marshall 2005-2007

  • 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 Ouellet) 2006-2011

Ashley Massaro (Ashley Marie Massaro) 2005-2008

  • Action Mom: Has a daughter believe it or not.
  • Arch-Enemy: Melina would be the biggest. They actually faced each other at two WrestleManias
  • Big Applesauce: From Long Island.
  • Bound and Gagged: What Mickie James did to her to psych Trish Stratus out.
  • Cassandra Truth: Ashley was the first to recognize something was not quite right with Mickie James but no one paid her much attention until Mickie was beating the piss out of her.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dressed up as a gothic angel and fairy for two Halloweens, was a face at the time.
  • Faux Action Girl: Was actually given two WrestleMania matches and pushed for the Women's title at one point, despite her wrestling ability being...well...non existant. She revealed years later that WWE had never actually trained her properly and she had only ever been trained on a per-match basis
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Behind the scenes.
  • The Mentor: On screen it was Trish Stratus. Off screen Matt Hardy helped when he could.
  • Perky Goth: Loves to party, and to find the party in people who claim they don't
  • Stocking Filler: Fishnets were usually a big part of her look.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Had the occasional coloured streak in her hair.

Maxine (Karlee Perez) 2010-2012

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

Miss Jackie (Jacquelyn Gayda) 2002-2005

Michelle McCool (Michelle Leigh Callaway) 2004-2011

Rosa Mendes (Milena Leticia Roucka) 2008-

  • 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.
  • 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

Bella Twins - Nikki Bella & Brie Bella (Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012; 2013-

Krissy Vaine (Kristin Eubanks) 2007

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

Kharma (Kia Stevens) 2011-2012

Cameron (Ariane Andrew) 2011-

Eva Marie (Natalie Nelson) 2013-

JoJo Offerman (Joseanne Offerman) 2013-

  • 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-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-

Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) 2015-

  • Arc Welding: The episode of NXT that aired after Unstoppable, in which Becky left as a firm fan favourite, featured a video package that tied her initial appearances that played into the Oireland stereotypes into her retooling into her more commonly known rocker gimmick - namely the retooling was Becky simply acting like herself, instead like a stereotype.
  • Arch-Enemy: Bayley in NXT.
  • The Artifact: An Irish last name like Lynch fit when she was doing her Oireland gimmick. Now, though, it doesn't really seem to match that of a moshpit (or steampunk) girl.
  • Beta Bitch: To Sasha Banks after her heel turn. The sad part is she seemed to believe that it was going to help her advance herself, but she really had just been a glorified hanger-on.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Came to Bayley's aid... and attacked her a few seconds later.
  • Cool Teacher: Learned to wrestle as a teenager at a small wrestling school in Ireland founded in part by a young Fergal Devitt.
  • Characterisation Marches On: The Oireland thing was gradually phased out into a background element of her character within a few weeks.
  • Composite Character: As a face, she had elements of Sasha Banks and Charlotte when they were first faces: Like Sasha, she was a face who lost a lot of matches, got corrupted by a heel who used the loss record as a lever, and turned heel by attacking an unsuspecting person after a match. And like Charlotte, she was friends with Bayley, got an offer from the BFFs (well, former BFF in Becky's case), and attacked Bayley as her way of joining them.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Perhaps enforced by real life, as despite dropping the Oireland gimmick her legitimate Irish heritage is still subtly referenced. Namely, she's kept the red hair, still incorporates some form of green into her attire, and eventually got a theme song called "Celtic Invasion".
    • Considering how many times Becky has said hers and Sasha Banks' association was an alliance, not a friendship, Sasha should've seen coming that she would go Starscream as soon as she got opportunities to win the Women's title for herself.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice is deeper than some men's voices.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She'd been appearing regularly on NXT as one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds for months before her debut.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Appeared at NXT Takeover: Unstoppable for her divas title match with bright orange hair.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Sasha Banks convinced her to turn heel, which Becky did by attacking Bayley after seemingly coming to her aid.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though it is dyed to emphasize her nationality (she's naturally blonde).
  • Fighting Irish: She even did an Irish jig when she first arrived in NXT.
  • Finishing Move: A nasty looking Fujiwara Armbar which involves Becky sitting on the opponent's back and pulling the arm in between her legs. After her match with Sasha Banks she gave it a name—The Discoostin Armbar.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Becky won over the NXT crowd after her gutsy performance against Sasha Banks in NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, and they've been crazy for her ever since.
  • Genki Girl: Especially with her rocker gimmick.
  • Informed Attribute: Her 'rock chick' gimmick involves headbanging, throwing up the horns, flannel, and not much else.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She explained in a backstage interview that Sasha Banks was right: being a face who's over with the fans wasn't actually stopping her from losing all the time. Given that since she turned heel, she's been winning a lot more, it's hard not to see her point.
  • Oireland: Hmm, red hair? Check. Lots of green? Check. Ceili music? Check, it's her entrance theme. Jig? You bet that's a check. Averted when she was retooled into a rocker, wearing flannel. All that remained was the red hair.
  • Power Stable: With Paige and Charlotte.
  • Pungeon Master: Follow her on Twitter. You have been warned.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: As Rebecca Knox, she was the manager of the Knight Dynasty (aka Saraya and Britani Knight, the latter of whom is now known as Paige). Since Becky debuted, many fans were calling for her and Paige to team up. This would finally come to fruition upon Becky's call-up to the main roster, as she and Charlotte joined Team Paige in the three-way war for control and change in the Divas divison.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Becky turns on Sasha at "Rival" after the latter bosses her one too many times.
  • The Smart Girl: Wins a good deal of her matches with cunning and trickery rather than brute force or fighting spirit. She's also more technically adroit and more prone to using suplexes and submissions supported by extended limb work, which are traditional in wrestling as "smart" strategies.
  • Spiritual Successor: She's already drawing Lita comparisons.
  • The Starscream: Went from Sasha's lackey to Sasha's rival.
  • Steampunk: Switched to a Steampunk-inspired wardrobe & titantron at Unstoppable, complete with goggles in her entrance.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Bayley.
  • You Look Familiar: Formerly known as Rebecca Knox in SHIMMER.

Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr-Latimer) 2015-

  • Alpha Bitch: Replaced Summer Rae as the head of the Beautiful Fierce Females when Summer got promoted to the main roster, before the BFFs disbanded and Charlotte made a face turn.
  • Amazonian Beauty
  • Arch-Enemy: Likely former BFF Sasha Banks in NXT.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Did so to Summer Rae, dissolving the Beautiful Fierce Females.
  • Canon Name: Being openly acknowledged as Ric Flair's daughter while using a one-name ring name tends to have that effect.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: To Ric Flair, as of the NXT ArRival event. Ric even helped her defeat Emma in a match.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Defeated Bayley in her debut match and the two somehow became friends afterwards. She ended up betraying Bayley thanks to Summer and Sasha's convincing, but after becoming NXT Women's Champion and defending the title against her, they ended up making friends again. Since it is Bayley, it's not that unreasonable.
  • Distaff Legacy Character: To her father, declaring herself 'The Dirtiest Diva In The Game'. She does share many traits with him, such as the pick-apart approach and use of the Figure Four, surprising athleticism (her moreso than him), the "Woo!" tic, the superior attitude to what they do in the ring, and the ability to be seamlessly face or heel as the plot demands.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After her Face-Heel Turn her hair had been two-toned but became fully blonde and a little shorter. Also when she won the Women's Championship, she added extensions and always wore her hair curly.
  • Expy: Remarkably similar to Tamina Snuka character-wise during her 2012 push in that she uses many of her father's signature moves, taunts and Catch Phrase. Not to mention they both started their careers in developmental a bit later than most Diva prospects, are more physically built for battle than the average Diva, and their character surnames were first treated as Canon Names rather than officially applied (time will tell if that part changes for Charlotte as it did for Tamina).
  • Face-Heel Turn: When she turned on Bayley and joined the BFFs.
  • Fun with Acronyms: She, Sasha Banks, and Summer Rae were BFFs, which actually stands for the "Beautiful Fierce Females," the name of their wrestling stable.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Tends to wear a lot of purple on her ring gear. Makes sense if you look at her Meaningful Name below.
  • Heel-Face Turn: When she stopped Sasha Banks from continuing to attack Bayley after Charlotte's match with her on the Fatal 4-Way special, followed up by her treating the defeated Bayley with good sportsmanship after a later rematch. Good sportsmanship appears to be the reason why Charlotte is technically face now — well, that and Bayley.
  • Meaningful Name: She was billed from Charlotte, North Carolina, though that was recently changed to 'The Queen's City' so as to avoid redundancy with her ring name. Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles, which means royalty (and Charlotte, North Carolina was named after a queen consort). The Queen City billing could also be a reference to how North Carolina, and the southeastern United States in general, is often referred to as "Flair Country", effectively representing that Ric in kayfabe named his daughter after his capital city and has in effect entrusted it to her.
  • Parts Unknown: From the Queen's City (aka Charlotte, North Carolina).
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Upon winning the NXT Woman's Championship, she thanks Natalya profusely.
    • She has greatly softened her outlook on Bayley, treating with much more respect and kindness after defending the title against her in a couple of hard-fought battles. This eventually led to them reconciling their friendship and reforming their Tag Team against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, effectively turning Charlotte face.
  • Power Stable / Power Trio:
    • The BFFs became this when Charlotte joined Summer Rae and Sasha Banks.
    • Charlotte later completed Paige and Becky's team against Team Bella and B.A.D.
  • Rearrange the Song: Her "Recognition" theme incorporates a similar guitar riff to her original theme song, and the iconic tune of her father's theme song.
  • Rogues Gallery: Bayley, Natalya, and Sasha Banks, with Bayley and Sasha having been former friends of Charlotte's and all three of whom wanted to win the NXT Women's Championship from Charlotte. Lately Dana Brooke, who is determined to best Charlotte and drive her from NXT; and considering Charlotte's call-up to the main roster, she is likely the last rival Charlotte will face down in NXT.
  • She-Fu: As a former gymnast, a lot of cartwheels and handsprings are in her matches—as well as her entrance.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at 5'10". That's Michelle McCool territory.
  • Strong Family Resemblance / The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Manages to be both, as she looks like a female version of Ric himself without the deterioration of old age.
  • Tag Team: Had one with Bayley. Ironically, one team they feuded with included one of the people Charlotte once betrayed then-tag partner Bayley to ally with. Charlotte and Bayley later teamed up again against Dana Brooke and Emma.
  • Waif-Fu: Inverted. She is normally the larger opponent yet she uses this type of wrestling. What do you expect from a former gymnast?
  • We Used to Be Friends: Formerly had this with Bayley, now does with Sasha Banks.
  • Wild Card: The resident tweener of the NXT women's division, at least since winning the title. She can easily feud with either heels or faces and can play either the heel or face in a particular situation without undergoing any real change in her character or personality.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Acknowledged Bayley as such after defending the title against her. When Bayley asked for another shot, Charlotte granted it and said, "Good luck, kid," with sincerity.
    • Tried to acknowledge former BFF Sasha Banks as this after Banks beat her to win the NXT Women's Championship. Somehow Sasha managed to both accept it and withhold her own respect from Charlotte. Finally cemented on a later episode of NXT, where the two went through a grueling title match (which Sasha won) and at the end embraced tearfully as friends — or as close as possible that Divas can get to being friends, anyway. Given that both have been promoted to the main roster (along with Becky), it's very possible that the match might have been their last against each other in an NXT Arena.
  • Wrestling Family: Daughter of Ric Flair, older sister of the late Reid Flair, and younger half-sister of David Flair. Also married to TNA wrestler and former NXT trainee Tom Latimer (a.k.a Bram).

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) 2015-