Referring to a woman as a ‘diva’ is an ultimate compliment. It means ‘to be outstanding and talented.’ The word originates from the Latin ‘divus’, which means ‘divine one.’ The word diva is used to refer to the most famous female celebrities and it’s used on film stars, singers, performing artists and now, the well-built and shapely women of World Wrestling Entertainment.
The WWE divas are among the world’s sexiest women and are also athletic entertainers known to be great performers. The most popular current age WWE divas include Candice Michelle, Torrie Wilson, Jillian Hall, Maria Kanellis, Melina Perez, Victoria and Beth Phoenix. These ladies train very hard, just as much as their male counterparts, and put on quite a show for the audience.
The early WWE divas were mostly managers, who were given the complimentary title after many years of work. They were the untiring managers who looked after valet-ringside operations for male pro wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage. The noteworthy early-day divas are Sensational Sherri Martel, Miss Elizabeth, Tammy Lynn Sytch (Sunny), Terri Runnels, Rena Mero (Sable) and Trish Stratus. Terri and Trish first entered professional wrestling as managers and gradually took on the role of wrestlers themselves.
Divas have come and gone and it’s been rough-and-tumble for them throughout the years. The most famous WWE title for female wrestlers is appropriately named WWE Women’s Title. These WWE divas have made women’s wrestling so popular that ambitious young contestants flock the annual WWE Diva Search competition with hopes of becoming the next diva.
Now, WWE divas get main billing for their fights and these matches have great drawing power, not the least because of the rather unorthodox nature of these matches. Lingerie pillow fights, bikini battle royals and pudding and gravy bowl matches always attract quite a bit of attention and not just from WWE fans! They participate in regular events such as Smackdown, Raw, ECW and Pay-Per-View.
The reigning WWE Raw Women’s Championship title holder is Mickie James, who was awarded the title on 14th April 2008.
The Raw, SmackDown and ECW are the main three brands promoted by WWE, which is focused on professional wrestling of every type. Pro wrestling is known to be a simulated sport, a combined art containing athletic wrestling and theatrics. WWE holds great importance in the world’s sporting arena and is the largest professional wrestling promoter.