WWE: Who Is the Real Original Diva, 'The Wildcat' Sable or Sunny?

Ryan FryeSenior Analyst IJune 29, 2011

Red Division

Ryan Frye vs. Tim Nguyen

Subject: Is Sable or Sunny the Original WWE Diva?

Today, I must decide who is the real original WWE Diva; Sable or Sunny. This has been a highly debated topic in the internet wrestling community for quite awhile now. In fact, it's probably the biggest debate the Divas division has ever sparked. 

It began when Sunny labeled herself as the "Original Diva," which I happen to think Sable deserves more than Sunny.

Throughout this article, I will state my case for Sable and why she is deserving of the title as the original WWE Diva label, and not Sunny.  

Sable always made her entrance, grabbed the microphone, and dedicated her upcoming grind dance, "For all the women that want to be her, for all the men who want to see her."

She debuted at WrestleMania XII, accompanying Triple H to the ring in his match against Ultimate Warrior. Then, after he witnessed Hemsley mistreating her backstage, the debuting Marc Mero came to her rescue.

The pair would face Goldust and Luna Vachon, in which Sable and her real-life husband at the time (Marc Mero) emerged victorious.

From this point on, Sable built her iconic image as one of the best Divas in WWE history.

After their breakup, Sable defeated Mero in a match, with a low blow and a Sable Bomb.

If I may, allow me to point out of couple things in that sentence:

A.) Sable defeated Marc Mero, a former WCW Television and WWF Intercontinental champion, albeit a low blow helped her cause. Still, it isn't often a Diva is booked to go over a Superstar.

B.) For a woman, using a power bomb is impressive, which is basically what a Sable Bomb was. The only two current Divas able to do such a thing would be Beth Phoenix and Kharma.  And I'm sorry, but neither are as good looking as Sable, in my opinion.

Why is that important?

Well, the slogan, "smart, sexy and powerful" is supposed to define all the WWE Divas. Without a shadow of a doubt, Sable fits this model to a tee.

Not only was Sable able to get the crowd behind her, but she also made for an excellent heel.

She turned after posing for Playboy in 1999, which was the highest selling edition of the magazine at the time. That just goes further in proving that all the men did want to see her.

She turned by "going Hollywood" and boasting a much larger ego. To her credit, Sable proved to be very versatile, rather than staying as a face or heel for her entire career.

Sable continually trashed her fan and new diva, Tori, and newly turned face, Luna Vachon. 

After her comeback in 2003, Sable returned as a heel and lost a feud with Torrie Wilson by losing a bikini contest.

Keeping to her villainous ways, Sable entered a feud with Stephanie McMahon. During this heated rivalry, they fought in cat fights, a food fight and a parking lot brawl. Eventually, they squared off in an "I Quit" match, where Linda McMahon got involved on her daughter's behalf.

Sable would then turn face, to promote her co-modeling in Playboy (again) alongside Torrie Wilson. They feuded with Stacy Keibler and Miss Jackie, ending when Wilson and Sable won in a lingerie match.

Despite being the first diva in the WWE, Sunny never was as prominent as Sable.

Sable was the reason the women's championship was reinstated and unlike Sunny, became champion. Also, Sunny didn't stay in the WWE as long as Sable did, which has to count for something, right?

Was Sable better than Sunny? Of course she was.

Be sure to read Tim Nguyen's article, who is my opponent for the first round of this competition.

Thanks for reading.

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