Hey Bleachers, my name is PS Singh, and I think I can safely say at this point that my hiatus from Bleacher Report is officially over. And I have two people to thank for inspiring me to start writing again; believe it or not, those people are none other than the Bella twins, Brie and Nikki.
You see, one of the twins—I think it was Nikki—recently posted on Twitter (in response to an article on WWE.com) that she, Brie and Kelly Kelly were the best divas in WWE and better than anyone in the past.
No, you did not just misread that.
These comments by Ms. Nikki Bella, as well as the current mediocre state of the Diva's Division in WWE, have inspired me to remind everybody here of a better time for women in WWE—a time when the divas were not only smoking hot, but also entertaining and able to wrestle. We have many women to thank for that time, but the two main ones would definitely have to be the "Diva of the Decade," Trish Stratus, and "The Queen of Extreme," Lita.
And until Trish's retirement after Unforgiven 2006 these two women had arguably—actually, no, not arguably, without a shadow of a doubt—the greatest rivalry in the history of WWE's Diva's Division.
This epic on-and-off feud started in 2000, when both women were just managers to respective tag teams (the Hardy Boyz and T&A). By the time it ended at Unforgiven 2006, both women were multiple-time champions and had cemented their places in history as two of the greatest female athletes to ever lace up a pair of boots. The feud literally saw it all: great matches, stellar promos, championships, hometowns, Wrestlemania, ace turns, heel turns—basically everything you could ever want in a rivalry and more.
In this article, I will be recapping and analyzing the entire classic rivalry, from beginning to end. So brace yourself, and get ready to join me on a trip to the WWE's past.