Rena Mero-Lesnar (formerly Rena Greek) better known as Sable, was one of the biggest stars of wrestling in WWE during the The Attitude Era. She was introduced in 1996 as the valet of Triple H and then Marc Mero before becoming hugely popular with the fans and thus was featured more prominently, WWE reviving their women's division and building it around her. However she was not a wrestler herself and so it was arguably her that started the trend of placing looks over wrestling ability in WWE. Regardless she is recognized as one of the first WWE Divas, although technically Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch and Terri "Marlena" Runnels were playing the Diva archetype before Sable arrived in WWE, and Terri was the one to first use the word on television, though never really credited for it.. She was a 1x WWE Women's Champion.As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
Barely-There Swimwear: Her infamous bikini contest against Jacqueline where she had hands painted on her breasts. Her idea actually.
The sort-of suit she sort-of wore for the "Miss Slammy" contest at the 1997 Slammy Awards would also qualify.
The Beautiful Elite: Both the Too Good To Be True and Evil varieties; breathtakingly beautiful, always dressed to the nines, perfect body, gracious to all her fans, powerful and independent...also manipulative, scheming, selfish and ready to pull out the claws.
Berserk Button: Does not like it when people go after her face. Both Toris found this out the hard way.
Bi the Way: When she returned the first thing she did was give Torrie a little peck on the mouth.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: For one of the most beautiful women in all of wrestling history, her character could be quite ugly on the inside. And if you believe Jim Cornette and various others who worked with her, it wasn't just her character either.
Catch Phrase: "This is for all the women who want to be me. And the men that come to see me"
Chekhov's Gunman: Showing how well WWE creative team can plan storylines in advance, Tori was shown in the crowd watching Sable's matches as early as October 1998. She wasn't properly identified as a plant until January 1999 when she snuck into the ring to give Sable a yellow rose.
Defeat by Modesty: It's how she lost the first ever Evening Gown match. Inverted with how she lost the Women's Championship. She defeated Debra in an evening gown match but Commissioner Shawn Michaels stepped in and stated that in his opinion the woman who had lost her dress was the real winner and awarded the title to Debra. This would be her last TV appearance until 2003. This was also what is known as a "Dusty Finish."
Domestic Abuse: Heavily implied during Marc Mero's heel run in late 1997, as he berated her constantly and looked to be on the verge of hitting her. She once took off her sunglasses and there was a bruise under one of her eyes, which was explained away as her having been kicked by her horse.
Face-Heel Turn: After her issue of Playboy skyrocketed she "went Hollywood" and became an arrogant primadonna.
Faux Action Girl: She had this effect on her opponents, especially Luna and Jacqueline since she had it written into her contract that she couldn't take many bumps.
Especially apparent in the Playboy-sponsored match at WrestleMania XX, in which she teamed with Torrie Wilson against Stacy Keibler and Jackie Gayda. Of those four, Sable participates the least, and in fact is hardly in the match at all.
That being said, she could pull off some good moves, namely the Sable Bomb, the TKO and even a rana during the Sable/Edge-Mero/Jacqueline match at SummerSlam 98.
Follow the Leader: Because of her popularity WWE brought in more women such as Debra, Miss Kitty, Tori and Ivory.
It's All About Me: Her Playboy cover went to her head in storyline and she didn't care that her fan Tori was being attacked by Luna. She just continued to wave and blow kisses to her fans and then turned on Tori for not being able to "get the job done".
Product Placement: In-Universe. While Marc Mero was recovering from his knee injury in mid-1997, Sable would occasionally be used to model the latest T-shirts on Raw. There was actually a Call Back during Mero's initial heel turn, with him accusing her of using the WWF as her "personal catwalk."
Real Life Writes the Plot: Her involvement at WrestleMania XX had to be reduced because she had boob problems going into the event. It was originally an evening gown match but was changed to a regular tag match in lingerie.
Reality Subtext: Sable would always flip out in matches if her opponents went after her face. She had strict regulations on how many bumps she could take (no front bumps at all, nothing that might damage her face) and for her match at WrestleMania 14 her opponents were warned not to disfigure her in any way (she had a Playboy shoot coming up).
Romance on the Set: Twice. First with real life husband Marc Mero which was onscreen as well. Secondly with Brock Lesnar of all people. Though, it does tell us something about her taste in men, since Mero was a boxer-turned-wrestler and Lesnar is a wrestler-turned-Mixed Martial Artist-turned-wrestler again. She is clearly drawn towards men who can fight.
Small Name, Big Ego: Showed signs of this when she left WWE first in 1999. This was also the basis for her heel turn.
The Smurfette Principle: When Sable debuted there were only two other women in the company, Sunny and Marlena. Chyna followed in February 1997 and Luna Vachon returned in November, with Jacqueline, Tori, Debra, Ivory and Miss Kitty following.
Smurfette Breakout: Arguably the first woman to do this in WWE, eclipsing Marc Mero in popularity, and pretty much wrecking his career in the process.
Also came close to receiving one after she left. On the August 23, 1999 Raw, Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie presented the first "The Blonde Bytch Project" vignette. It was scrapped out of concern for her lawsuit and because, allegedly, Vince McMahon was unaware of The Blair Witch Project and didn't know how many people would get the joke.note A similar fate would befall Paul Burchill's Pirate gimmick in 2006, due to Vince not knowing about the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.