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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

  • Boisterous Bruiser: Jim Cornette described her and the women she trained as "salty".
  • Canon Discontinuity: The Women's world title had continuity between two 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 ten years.
  • Cool Mask: Used one in a very controversial match with Wendi Richter.
  • Cool Teacher: 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Manipulative Bitch: Kind of had to be portrayed as one after the spider-lady match.
  • Never Mess with Granny: 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Badass: Shawn Michaels has said that if his opponents wouldn't sell for him, she'd make them sell.
  • Christmas Cake: Especially when she managed a young Shawn Michaels.
  • Combat Stilettos: Sherri's stiletto boots, which she used to kick the shit out of her opponents.
    • Shawn claims that a few times, when one of the boys went too rough on him in the ring, she told him to throw them out there, and they got certain areas kicked by her boots.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Helped Shawn with his and sung a solo version. Both are supposed to be bad but became fan favorites.
  • Excessive Evil Eye Shadow: Purple or black line extending further than they needed too.
  • Heel: The audience made it audible that they hated to see Sherri win. Seeing Sherri get embarrassed got good pops though. She was also a very popular manager and valet. Also, her solo version of Shawn's "Sexy Boy" theme, meant to be grating, is a fan favorite.
  • Red Baroness: "Sensational", "Scary", and "Queen".
  • Would Hit a Girl: Repeatedly the victim of this during her heel run, most frequently by the Ultimate Warrior.

     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."
  • 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.
  • 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 been said that, when Bubba wanted to rehearse going through the table, she ran up and put herself through the table.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm 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 women's champion, a title that if missed from the above Moolah entry, had continuity with the WWE women's championship. Officially, Moolah is the first WWE women's champion after the company cut its ties with the NWA.

     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

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 Tori 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
    • 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.
  • Joisey: She's from Wildwood.
  • 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.
  • 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 Knight (Trinity McCray) 2010-

  • Ambiguously Bi: Like Brodus Clay, she has a tendency shake her ass when caught in a hold until her opponent gets uncomfortable enough to release it. Natalya (derisively) compared waist locking Naomi to riding a bucking horse.
  • Ass Kicks You: One of her signatures is hitting her opponent face-first with her ass while jumping in the air. It's named "the booty call"/"The Rear view"
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one in March 2014, after suffering an eye socket injury a month ago.
  • Fake Hair Drama: According to Abraham Washington, Naomi would be easier to put away if every woman she wrestled did not make the mistake of pulling on her apparently expensive weave.
  • Fragile Speedster: Similar to her pro, Kelly Kelly. Naomi is a little larger and less fragile looking but is the same height and has a similar style.
  • Gainaxing: "I can't fight nobody like this! I'll pop out in the middle of the match!"
  • Genre Blindness: At first she seemed to get how to appeal to the audience better than anyone else on WWE NXT. Then for the NXT Halloween costume contest she dressed as the hamburger helper hand, "One Pound, One Pan, One Tasty Meal", which she later wrestled in. Comedy costumes never win contests in WWE unfortunately, less is usually more in those situations.
  • I Have the High Ground: And how!
  • Perky Female Minion: Along with Cameron Lynn in her Funkadactyl gimmick with "Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay. Previously a minion of Byron Saxton's while he was injured but not quite as "perky" then.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: It appeared that they were building toward Naomi competing for and possibly winning AJ's Divas Championship - up until an overly stiff knee drop from Aksana fractured Naomi's orbital socket. She was more or less pushed aside in favor of a new face fresh from developmental, and the rest, as they say, is history.
  • Sassy Black Woman: And yet she is probably the most soft spoken, level headed person on Planet Funk.
  • Signature Move: A jumping high kick (think Enziguiri minus the feint), flying leg lariat (Finisher in FCW), diving clothesline (double armed like Undertaker but flips over if it connects), spinning leg lariat in the corner which leaves her on the apron, a plancha fakeout and the aforementioned rear view. She's also recently added a split-legged moonsault to her repertoire.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: She was the last of her season's NXT rookies to get a spot on the roster despite being the runner up.
  • Waif-Fu: She still relies on more subdued and traditional wrestling maneuvers against other women, the flashy moves just being mixed in but if Naomi is against a man it is this trope all the way.
  • Wrestling Family: As a result of marrying Jimmy Uso, she becomes a part of the massive Anoa'i family.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She stopped dying it during her Planet Funk gimmick however.

Layla (Layla El) 2006-

For tropes regarding her time in LayCool, please see this page.

AJ Lee (April Jeannette Mendez) 2010-

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 died 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

  • Beta Bitch: On Raw ehe was pretty much the play thing of Victoria and Torrie Wilson, up until she was invited to pose for playboy and do Go-daddy commercials. Then they did more to help her wrestle.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her Finishing Moves had such names as "Candywrapper", "Sugar Rush" and "Candylicious." The first and third examples also qualify as Puns based on her name.
  • Girl Posse: When she and Torrie recruited Victoria for the purpose of tormenting diva search winner Ashley Massaro.
  • Milwaukee: She's from there.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Both Melina and Ashley ripped her shirt off at points. She posed for Playboy magazine and did several Go.daddy.com commercials at for the super bowl that had her washing cars in thongs and such.
  • Put on a Bus: After she was drafted to SmackDown! as part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft, but was released before ever appearing on the show.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot/Worked Shoot: There are cases to be made for both regarding her feud with Melina. Candice accused Melina of stealing some of her moves on her blog and Melina responded by posting an image of herself using the Kyrapractor on the independent circuit to show she had been using them before coming to WWE and before Candice was a wrestler and also gave her a variety of other insults. WWE refused to publish Candice's response to that and the next blog of hers they did publish was right before they started their on screen feud.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Was infamous for excepting both Candace and Candice without preference.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she became WWE Women's Champion.
  • Two First Names: Yes, though she uses them as her first and middle name if you dug deep enough to find out.
  • Weapon of Choice: After she started to be taken a little more seriously she got a "magic wand" made out of some kind of metal.

Miss Jackie (Jacquelyn Gayda) 2002-2005

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

  • Alpha Bitch
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: In a bit of a possible Take That at TNA's AJ Styles, Michelle wears a hood during her entrance and uses the exact same Finishing Move.
  • Awesome McCool Name: And an Incredibly Lame Pun
  • Blondes are Evil: Both Michelle and Maryse were in an Evil Versus Evil feud. Then Beth Phoenix ultimately sided with Michelle over Mickie James. Later subverted, in that Blondterouge were one of Laycool's biggest enemies late into their run.
  • Combat Stilettos: Defied, she removed her heels if she had enough time when surprised by an upcoming fight.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Deep South: Strangely, the wrestlers WWE gets from Florida usually do not have the accent or mannerism, partner in crime Alicia Fox for example. Although, she spent her break time from WWE with a company called Deep South Wrestling until it went under so it might have been picked up.
  • Finishing Move: Prior to the Faith breaker (Styles Clash/Crash Landing) it was a split-legged king kong buster she called The Wings Of Love and before that a hair pull back breaker/head crash she called the "final exam"(this one would be taken up by Katie Lea as the "catnap"). She was also a big fan of the Brazilian heel hook, often preceded by an Indian wrestling style roll-through to show off or make it look more painful (called MADT-Make A Diva Tap, as a heel).
  • Game-Breaking Injury: As a heel she had a love for breaking other wrestlers' heels and or ankle tendons. In the time leading up to her shot at the title Michelle made a concentrated effort to break Melina's jaw whenever they met and recruited Alicia Fox to help in the task.
  • Groin Attack: She liked to counter sunset flips with a baseball slide and sometimes aimed a little...low. Her most notable use though was a baseball slide she gave to Melina during her famous dropping split entrance. Being the athlete she is, Melina would simply lift herself above over the sliding McCool on subsequent attempts but still, ouch.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Layla. See her entry for more.
  • Hot For Student: Her past gimmick.
  • Hot Teacher: Her jobs before WWE, school teacher and kick boxing teacher. Past gimmick too.
  • Jerkass: Good God, yes. Especially as part of LayCool, though at that point she was more interested in teasing and belittling people than physically breaking them she still would if the opportunity presented itself.
  • Light Is Not Good: Many of her moves have a religious connotation, but she does not live up to those standards.
  • Meganekko: See Hot For Student above.
  • She-Fu: As a face.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Her initial heel gimmick after winning the women's title from Melina was akin to Harley Race's, claiming to be the best ever and proclaiming after every successful title defense how it proved she was better than all the "so called divas" who came before her.
  • Spot Monkey: During her first few WWE matches it is pretty apparent. She moved beyond the spot monkey period quickly but even then her offense often came off as Awesome, but Impractical since most of the other diva search contestants were not keeping up with her growth as a performer or her actions in the ring. (She would do some kind of twisting takedown or flipping arm lock, only to be slapped or shoved by Maryse, as if they were equal actions. Michelle's matches were better with the likes of Gail Kim, who could more than match her moves)
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's always among the tallest women wrestlers when on the active roster.
  • Tag Team: With Layla as part of LayCool.

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.

Melina (Melina Nava Perez) 2004-2011

Natalya Neidhart (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 Lynn (Ariane Andrew) 2011-

  • A-Cup Angst: Though only live fans sitting in the front row of a corner of the arena could see it, and even then only if they were focused on Cameron, visible padding was starting to come out of her top while she watched a tag team match featuring the Great Khali and Tons of Funk vs 3MB. Later revealed to be a Bella twins prank while Cameron had an episode of this trope.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite her friendly smile when dancing, she can be incredibly bitchy from time to time. Especially during the Kaitlyn secret admirer angle. A lesser example was when she caused Superstars match to breakdown over a "pup" taunt from Natalya.
  • Canon Name: Lynn was only her last name in FCW and was dropped when she became Brodus's dancer. She's still called it by many fans though, similar to AJ Lee who lost her last name but eventually reclaimed it.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her screams
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dyed her hair.
  • Hidden Depths: Before WWE Tough Enough she worked as a behavioural therapist for autistic children.
  • Lovely Angels: Her and Naomi.
  • Lighter and Softer: Her Funkadactyl gimmick with Naomi actually happened in FCW months before the two debuted as Brodus Clay's dancers. However they were heels with Byron Saxton as their manager and a whole lot more ghetto. They actually wrestled too.
  • The Runner Up Takes It All: Taken to an absurd degree. She was the first WWE Tough Enough contestant eliminated and also the first to get signed and debut on TV. She is also now the only contestant from that season of the show to be employed by WWE in any capacity.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Her sass is more akin to Genki Girl than the traditional portrayal of this trope but still fits.

Eva Marie (Natalie Nelson) 2013-

JoJo Offerman (Joseanne Offerman) 2013

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) 2013-

     Debuted in the Reality Era (2014-Present) 

Emma (Tenille Dashwood) 2014-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-

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