WWE: Not Just a Pretty Face, Top 5 Current WWE Divas!

Adam WrightSenior Analyst IJuly 11, 2008

The WWE Divas are known as the sexiest women on TV. But they are far more than just a pretty face.

Tonight, I will rank the top 5 Divas in the WWE today. Sure they are all exciting out of the ring, but which Divas are as exciting in the ring as well? Which WWE Divas are the best in-ring competitors?

(Please note this does not include TNA Knockouts)

#5 – Melina

Melina made her WWE Debut in 2005 alongside Johnny Nitro (John Morrison) and Joey Mercury to form the team MNM. The sultry Diva helped MNM to capture Tag Team gold, but she quickly showed us that she too can be dominant.

Entering the ring with an impressive “splits” on the ring-apron, she ensued a feud with one of the best Divas of all-time, Trish Stratus.  Melina was seconds away from winning the Women’s Championship against Trish Stratus at the 2005 Survivor Series, but thanks to interference by Mickie James, Trish retained her Title.

It would take nearly 2 years before she got revenge, but in February of 2007, she defeated the WWE Champion Mickie James to win her first Championship.

With her impressive flexibility and speed, this 2 time WWE Women’s Champion is constantly in the Title race.

Melina recently suffered an injury which will keep her out of action for a bit, but you got to believe when she makes her return she will entertain the fans and challenge for the Women’s Title once again.

#4 – Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix made a definite impact from the day she debuted in the WWE in May of 2006. Phoenix showed the physical strength we haven’t seen since Chyna.

In 2007, she turned her pure strength into pure dominance. The self-proclaimed Glamazon and quickly captured the WWE Women’s Championship at No Mercy of that year against Candice Michelle.

She dominated on RAW for several months. We hardly see this physical dominance from a Diva.

However, in April of 2008, in what some call an upset, Phoenix lost the Women’s Championship to Mickie James.

Even though she does not hold the Title, I doubt there’s any Diva that can match her strength. The only reason she isn’t higher on the list is because of her fairly short time in the WWE.

#3 – Mickie James

Oh Mickie!  She made her debut in 2005 as Trish Stratus’ #1 fan. Who can blame her right? But her admiration turned into an unhealthy obsession. Mickie mimicked Stratus’ every move, including her in-ring repertoire.  Who can blame her right?

Ironically enough, Mickie James fought her idol Trish Stratus at Wrestlemania 22, and won her first Women’s Championship.

With feuds against Trish and Lita, Mickie learned from them, and become better and better.

The now 4 time Women’s Champion currently holds the gold. She makes my list because she has unbelievable talent in the ring, has won multiple Championships, and seems to be getting better as time goes by. Plus with impressive victories against virtually every dominant Diva in recent years, Mickie is will deserving the #3 spot.

#2 –Natalya (aka Nattie Neidhart)

“Natalya at #2? But she just debuted!”  You might be thinking. This may be true; Natalya just recently made her WWE debut. BUT, wrestling has been in her life since she was born.

Nattie Neidhart is the daughter of Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart, which makes apart of the greatest family in Pro-Wrestling history... The Hart Family.  So you know wrestling is in her blood.

Trained in the legendary “Hart Family Dungeon”, you know that she is bound for great this in the WWE.

Since her debut, she has dominated on Smackdown with her technical skills. She might be the most technical skilled female wrestler ever in the WWE.

With the new WWE Diva’s Championship being introduced on Smackdown, it is only a matter of time that Nattie captures gold, adding to the proud Hart family legacy.

#1 – Victoria

 To me, this was a no-brainer. Victoria has been showing her talent for since 2000, and personally I think she has been underutilized since her move to Smackdown.

This 2 time Women’s Champion has feuded all the top Divas. Chyna, Trish Stratus, Lita, Jazz, Molly Holy and the list goes on. She is one of the most gifted Divas in the business today.

Her move to Smackdown in 2007 put her out of contention for the Women’s Championship, which is too bad, because I’ve been dying to see Victoria vs. Beth Phoenix.

But things are looking up! Now that Smackdown has their own Diva’s championship, and with her friendship with Nattie, things can only go up for my #1 pick!

There you have it, my Top 5 current WWE Divas. 

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