Women’s role in the WWE has evolved massively since the early days of The Fabulous Moolah, Judy Grable, and Wendi Richter. In the beginning, fans would be lucky if one match between women was included in an event. It was in the 1990s when the WWF instated its Women’s Championship permanently. During this era partially due to the popularity of Sable, Madusa, Marlena, Chyna and Luna Vachon the term “Diva” was introduced. It is now used to apply to all women in the WWE no matter their role. Women now are wrestlers, managers, backstage interviewers and ring announcers. Back in the 80s and 80s women wrestled but were often also marketing in a suggestive way and their athleticism was limited on camera. During the “Attitude Era” in the late 90s and early 2000s women such as Chyna, Lita, and Trish Stratus gained respect and changes the role of women in the industry. As time went on women took a bigger and bigger role. The WWF became the WWE and hired more and more women who gained a large fan base. In 2008 the annual WWE Diva Search and Divas Championship was introduced. Amazingly, just this year the first Women’s Royal Rumble Match occurred and a number of Divas from the past came out of retirement to compete. Besides gaining more camera time and having more women events in the main lineup, many of the Divas have their own reality TV shows, businesses, are involved in charities, and pursue other career ventures.
So, do you want to see some of the greatest wrestling women of all time? Want to know what they look like outside of the ring and what their real lives are like? Interested in their love lives? What you will see might surprise you! Read on to learn about some of the greatest women wrestlers of all time and about some new stars who are carrying the torch in an awesome way.