By RJ Marceau (Senior Diva Columnist)
As the new Senior Diva Columnist, I decided to give the readers my background on the Divas/Women’s division. Instead of naming my favorite matches in this division, which would take awhile since there hasn’t been many, I decided to name my top 5 favorite WWE Women wrestlers of all time.
5. Kelly Kelly
This selection of Kelly Kelly doesn’t reflect any of her wrestling skills or ability but how beautiful she was. Kelly started off as the Extreme Exhibitionist and turned that into Extreme Expose with Layla and Brooke on ECW. Kelly eventually made it to Raw/SmackDown and won the Divas Championship. Kelly competed at WrestleMania 25, 26 in multi-woman matches but at WrestleMania 28 she teamed with celebrity Maria Menounos and defeated Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres. Kelly left the company at the end of 2012 and has been a model ever since. She wasn’t ever the greatest wrestler but coming in with zero experience she made a goof career for herself.
My favorite match of Kelly Kelly‘s career is her match at WrestleMania 28 with Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve.
4. Trish Stratus
Before NXT, majority of the WWE’s Divas or women’s division comprised of models that lacked in ring ability. Stratus was one of those models who found her footing inside the squared circle and made a great career for herself. Stratus was good as a face or heel and I loved the storyline with Trish, Christian and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XX. Trish always entertained with her in ring abilities and stunning physique. Trish Stratus deserved to be a WWE Hall of Famer and comes in at #4 on my list.
My favorite match of Trish Stratus’s career is her match at WrestleMania XIX when she defeated Victoria and Jazz for the WWE Women’s Championship.
3. The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie)
The IWC has never been big fans of the Bella Twins but you can’t deny the improvement they have made as wrestlers and characters on WWE TV over their tenure with the company. Nikki and Brie started in 2008 as models turned wrestlers and didn’t really find their footing in their first stint with the company. When they returned in 2013, the Divas division was starting to improve and to their credit they had improved immensely.
Brie vs. Stephanie McMahon was a great Divas feud and Nikki’s reign as champion was great even though it was controversial due to her beating AJ Lee’s record. My favorite match of the Bella Twins would be Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam 2014.
2. AJ Lee
Wow. The spunky, girl next door AJ Lee made a great career for herself in the WWE. AJ Lee started off in NXT’s Season 3 but didn’t win the competition. AJ got a contract and feuded with Kaitlyn to win her first Divas championship at Payback 2013. AJ went on to reign for 295 days and eventually lost to NXT champion Paige.
AJ was great as a manager for Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan and I also enjoyed her strange/crazy character as Raw GM. AJ Lee will definitely be remembered for her in ring abilities and should be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame one day. I wish AJ was still in the WWE and mixing it up with Sasha, Charlotte and Becky.
1. Becky Lynch
No Diva in WWE history has been able to win me over like Becky Lynch has since she made her NXT debut in 2014. The Irish step dancing gimmick was stupid and I'm glad they ditched that. When she turned on Bayley, she formed Team B.A.E (Best At Everything) with Sasha Banks. Becky broke away from Sasha and had great matches at NXT: Rival and Unstoppable. I was surprised Becky got called up as soon as she did because I thought she had more to do in NXT.
Becky had been an under thought till late November and has been in chase mode for the WWE Divas Championship since. The Irish Lasskicker will be in the Triple Threat Divas title match at WrestleMania 32 and I think she has a great chance to win.
Here are my top 5 favorite WWE Diva’s of all time let me know what you think @RJ_Marceau.
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