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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
WWE Divas List: Past & Present Roster (Updated)
There’s been a variety of women’s wrestlers on the WWF or WWE divas list or roster over the years. Among those who have thrilled and delighted fans are Mae Young, Fabulous Moolah, Miss Elizabeth, “Sensational Sherri,” Sunny, Sable, Chyna, Trish Stratus and Lita. Among the newer divas have bee notables such as Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, AJ Lee and Paige, all of whom have worn the WWE Divas or Womens Championship belt during their careers. It seems appropriate to give them their special place here on the blog site. Fans can scroll down for lists of the past and present rosters for WWF/WWE women's wrestlers (aka divas) or check out a few championship reigns trivia tidbits first.
WWF/WWE Womens & Divas Championship Reigns
First, some quick trivia about the divas and their respective championships. Eve Torres has held the Divas Championship the most times with three title reigns. AJ Lee has the longest overall reign of over 339 days (for two combined reigns). The shortest reign as champ belongs to Jillian Hall with less than a day as champion. In fact, she lost it rather quickly in a match right after winning it. Melina became her successor with the victory.
As for the previously retired Women’s Championship, nobody held the belt longer than The Fabulous Moolah. Her eight reigns gave her 10,708 days as the champion. Moolah also has the most reigns, but Trish Stratus is second with seven reigns. Trish is also second in terms of length of her overall combined reigns with 828 days. Hervina, a diva played by shady manager Harvey Whippleman, held the title for less than a day, which is the shortest overall reign.
Now, without further adieu, let's look at the lists as they've been updated below.
Hervina (Harvey Whippelman)
Joanie “Chyna” Laurer
Jumping Bomb Angels (tag team)
Katie Lea Burchill
Tiffany (Taryn Terrell)
Note: Not mentioned above are a wide range of NXT talents that were previously or currently working on the roster as of this latest update. The most recent in late 2014 included Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Kendall Skye, Becky Lynch, Jo Jo, Veronica Lane, Carmella and Bayley. *Celebrity personality and TV host Maria Menounous has wrestled in a few matches in the ring, making her a bit of an honorary diva.
As you can see, there's been plenty of great divas and women's wrestlers over the years. Not all have managed to win the championship belts during their career though. Some struggled mightily in the ring, and were best able to accompany tag teams to the ring and play the outside distraction, rather than wrestle. Here's one fan's take on the top 30 divas of all time. See what you think in this WWE divas roster video.
So which of the above divas is your favorite from the past, and from the present divas roster in WWF or WWE? Feel free to leave your comments below!