The Top 5 Defining WWE Diva Moments in WWE History!
Throughout the WWE's history, the Divas have played in an important role. From lingerie matches to hardcore matches, the WWE Divas have cemented their role in wrestling history.
It is safe to say, that the WWE wouldn't be as successful without the Divas. The following list arguably counts down the top defining moments of the Divas.
5. Mickie James vs. Melina © - RAW Feb. 19, 2008 - Women Falls Count Anywhere for the WWE Women’s Championship
This makes the list because it was simply the first ever falls count anywhere match involving the Divas, and for the Women’s title.
This match was Mickie’s chance to capture the title back from Melina, further escalating their feud.
The match itself was all over the place, from the ring, to the back of the arena, into the Diva’s locker room, and back to the ring.
This match had it’s moments, from Torrie Wilson spraying hairspray at Victoria’s eyes, to Mickie falling off the turnbuckle and landing on her neck. At the end, Melina retained the title, and her feud with Mickie continued.
4. Victoria vs. Trish Stratus © - Survivor Series 2002 - Hardcore Match - WWE Women’s Championship
This match was the escalating point in the feud between Victoria and Trish Stratus. This is when Victoria was at her best, playing the psychotic heel, tormenting Trish for months.
The match was one of a kind, in which the Divas were able to show that they too had what it took to get hardcore.
From trash cans, to brooms, to fire extinguishers, to a bloody nose, this match is a must-see. At the end, Victoria came out victorious!
3. Michelle McCool: first Diva to hold the Women’s and Diva’s Title, beating Melina at The Bash June 28, 2009
Yes, Michelle McCool being the first ever Diva’s Champion is historic in its own right. This is taking it to a different level. What makes this particular victory historical, is that she was the first ever Diva to hold both titles.
It’s impressive enough to hold one of the Divas’ title, but to hold both, albeit different times, is quite an impressive feat. This match was the escalating point in Michelle’s quest to take down Melina, and capture the Women’s Title, and make history.
Michelle played the arrogant heel, while Melina was the proud champion. Some believe Michelle doesn’t deserve that distinction (that being the Undertaker’s girlfriend had an influence) to be the woman to hold both titles (could have been Mickie, Gail, or Victoria), but in the end, she made history.
Question is, who will be the first Diva to hold both titles simultaneously?! Could McCool make history again and be the first Diva to do so, only time will tell.
2. Chyna being the first woman to hold the Intercontinental Title, Being the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, and first woman to qualify for King of The Ring, and first woman to be in the Royal Rumble (1999)
Chyna is definitely one of a kind. Chyna is the 9th Wonder of the World, and rightfully so. During her WWE tenure, Chyna was part of DX, acting as their enforcer.
At times, she would often get involved in matches, to the point to where she made history and started wrestling men. Her dominance came to peak during June-October 1999, where she became the #1 Contender to the WWE Title, qualifying for the King of The Ring Tournament, and eventually winning the Intercontinental Title. Chyna held Intercontinental gold three times.
Chyna also made history being the only woman to take part in the Royal Rumble. This tied in with her feud with Mark Henry, which she eliminated from the Rumble, only for Chyna to be eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin a few moments later.
Soon later, Chyna began dominating the women’s division, eventually winning the Women’s Title, with little competition. At the time, Lita, who was part of Team Xtreme, was the Diva who arguably gave her a run for her money, and pushing Chyna to the limits (Judgment Day 2001).
Chyna soon left WWE due to what many say are personal issues caused between Triple H and Stephanie. Backstage politics aside, Chyna was truly one of a kind, and cemented herself in history.
Lita vs. Victoria - RAW Nov. 24, 2003 - First Ever Women’s Steel Cage Match
This match was historical in many levels. Steel cage matches were normally set up for the male superstars, due to the risk of injury, and violent nature.
When WWE decided to allow the Divas to participate in such a match, it broke boundaries.
At the time, the two most arguably gifted Divas (Trish was good, but she wasn’t on Lita’s nor Victoria’s level), stepped inside the steel cage, and made history.
Lita is known as the high flyer of the Divas and a pioneer of the women’s division, and Victoria was known for her hardcore, sadistic nature.
The audience response to the match was amazing, especially for a Diva match, especially the reaction Lita received.
Both women put on an amazing match, a one of kind, historic match. At the end, Victoria emerged victorious, but in the end, both Divas emerged as winners, and as pioneers.
As King stated during commentary, "Have you ever seen two Divas in a steel cage match?”. Sadly, that was the last time we’ve seen such a match in the WWE.