When Trish Stratus is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on WrestleMania weekend, it will mark the 6th time a woman has entered the hallowed halls. Given the achievements of those who went before her, which Divas should follow her into the Hall of Fame?
The other women in the Hall—Fabulous Moolah, Sensational Sherri, Mae Young, Wendi Richter and Sunny—all had huge influences on the sport.
Moolah spent nearly 28 years as champion. Sherri not only captured the WWF Women’s title but also redefined the role of the female manager and valet. Young started wrestling in 1939, helped to popularize women’s wrestling during World War II and trained many other performers including Ric Dresin and Moolah herself.
Richter dethroned Moolah in 1984 and held the title for a year and a half during the height of the Rock ‘n Wrestling Era. Sunny changed the role of women in the WWE, becoming the first Diva in the process.
With the addition of seven-time WWE Women’s Champion Stratus, the Hall is filling up with worthy female stars.
But who should follow Stratus in the years to come? The following four women all had a changing influence on the WWE and deserve to be included one day.
There is no official ranking in this list. But to keep things simple, only women who actually appeared in the WWE, not WCW or ECW despite those organizations being owned by Vince McMahon. Additionally, no celebrities have been included either.