Top 10 WWE Playmates
Since 1999, seven WWE Divas have appeared on the cover of Playboy:
2003: Torrie Wilson
2004: Torrie Wilson and Sable
2005: Christy Hemme
2006: Candice Michelle
However, previous WWE Diva Search contestants have also appeared in issues of Playboy. This slideshow reveals the Top 10 WWE Playmates. Believe me when I say it was hard to find photos that are safe enough to upload on this site.
Source for biographical information: Wikipedia.
Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. A former bodybuilder, she is best known for her career with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 2001. She began her WWF career as Paul "Triple H" Levesque's on-screen bodyguard, and the duo also dated in real-life. They were both members of the popular D-Generation X stable, a storyline alliance of several wrestlers, until 1999.
Chyna was the first woman to enter the Royal Rumble, qualify for the King of the Ring tournament, and be the number one contender for the WWF Championship. In 1999, she became the first and only woman to hold the WWF Intercontinental Championship, which she held twice. She also held the WWF Women's Championship once, before leaving the company in 2001.
Taryn Nicole Terrell (born December 28, 1985) is an American model and professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), appearing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Tiffany. Terrell also trains at WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
Maria Louise Kanellis (born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, singer, and model, best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Kanellis was a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004. In the same year, she placed fifth in the Raw Diva Search, but was later hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer. Kanellis began competing in the ring as a wrestler in 2005. It was not until 2007, however, that she received her greatest push in the company, as the on-screen love interest of Santino Marella. As a result, she received more air time and began winning more matches than she had previously. She also posed for the April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw.
7. Candice Michelle
Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich (born September 30, 1978) better known as Candice Michelle or just Candice, is an American model, actress, and professional wrestler best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment.
After spending years modeling and acting, Candice Michelle was hired by WWE in 2004, after she participated in the WWE Diva Search. Outside of wrestling, she is known as the Go Daddy Girl,performing in the company's annual Super Bowl commercials. She also posed for a cover and nude pictorial in the April 2006 issue of Playboy. At Vengeance in 2007, she defeated Melina to win her first WWE Women's Championship and became the first former Diva Search contestant to win a WWE title. She was released from her WWE contract on June 19, 2009.
6. Christy Hemme
Christina Lee "Christy" Hemme (born October 28, 1980) is an American actress, singer, model, professional wrestling valet and former professional wrestler. Hemme is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, as a backstage interviewer. She is also known for her appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment and her pictorial in the April 2005 issue of Playboy.
5. Ashley Massaro
Ashley Marie Massaro (born May 26, 1979) is an American model and professional wrestler best known for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She first joined WWE after winning the Raw Diva Search 2005. After an initial rivalry with Vince's Devils, an alliance of female villains, Massaro became the valet for the WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Her most high profile matches were a WWE Women's Championship match against Melina Perez at WrestleMania 23 and a Playboy Bunnymania Lumberjill match at WrestleMania XXIV. She left WWE in mid-2008.
4. Carmella DeCesare
Carmella made her first World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) appearance as a contestant in the 2004 WWE Diva Search. She had a lot of enemies from the other finalist, such as Maria who flipped off DeCesare after she got eliminated before she did. Contestants of the 2004 Diva Search claimed that she was the only one in the competition who wasn't there for the right reasons. DeCesare was the runner-up in the Diva Search, with Christy Hemme being crowned the winner of the 2004 Diva Search.
Although Christy Hemme won, WWE hired a few of the finalist. (Amy Weber, Candice Michelle, Chandra Costello, Joy Giovanni, Julia Costello, Maria, and Michelle McCool) They kept her temporarily for a feud with Christy Hemme, in which DeCesare portrayed a jealous heel. She had her first match with Hemme at the 2004 Taboo Tuesday PPV, in a losing effort. She was released a few weeks later.
3. Rebecca DiPietro
Rebecca DiPietro (born April 14, 1979) is an American model and former WWE Diva best known for her stint as the backstage interviewer for World Wrestling Entertainment's ECW brand.
Dave Batista confessed to having a relationship with DiPietro while he and his wife were separated.
Rena Mero Lesnar (born on August 8, 1967) is an American model, actress, and former professional wrestler. She is primarily known for her stints in World Wrestling Entertainment as Sable.
Before gaining popularity in the world of professional wrestling, Mero worked as a model for L'Oréal, Pepsi, and Guess?. Along with her second husband Marc Mero, she began working for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996. As Sable, she was one of the first WWE Divas, and she gained considerable popularity, surpassing that of her husband.After feuding with Luna Vachon, and Jacqueline, Sable became the second WWF Women's Champion after the title was reinstated into the company. After becoming a heel and leaving the company, Mero filed a $110 million lawsuit against the company, citing allegations of sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions.
In 2003, she returned to the newly renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where she was put into a storyline feud with Torrie Wilson, and another storyline as Vince McMahon's mistress. In 2004, she left the company to spend more time with her family.
1. Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson (born July 24, 1975) is a retired American professional wrestler, fitness competitor and model. She is best known for her tenures in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she worked on both their SmackDown and Raw brands through out her eight year run.
She was signed by World Championship Wrestling, where she stayed from 1999 until 2001. In 2001, she began appearing on World Wrestling Federation (WWF) television as part of The Invasion storyline. Her most high profile storyline took place in 2003 when she feuded with Dawn Marie. Wilson has also been a part of the all-female stable, or group of affiliated wrestlers, known as Vince's Devils, which ended its run in 2006.
While many may agree and disagree with my list, please do understand that the list reflects my personal opinion on how beautiful I think those women are and there is no wrong or right choice.
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