In the late '90s, they were no longer known simply as women, they became "divas." They had their own division, titles and storylines. Even though the term "diva" is fairly new for WWE, the contribution of women to the company goes back much further.
This list takes a look at the greatest women wrestlers and personalities in WWE since the beginning of the Wrestle Mania era.
This is only for a woman's contribution solely to the WWF/E.
So keep in mind, some women featured here may not be ranked as high as they would be on an all-time greatest list.
The criteria for the ranking is based on a mixture of how management pushed them, their importance to the company, their popularity and their in-ring abilities. 's WWE seemed to have big things in mind for Ashley Massaro before she gave up on the sport.
After winning the Diva Search contest, she joined the roster as a babyface.
Though Tori's character was a stalker when she debuted, she ended up as the babyface in the feud.
Things got even better for her as a character when she started dating the monster Kane.
The two were a solid act, and she soon began to feud with the classier Torrie Wilson.
Nidia was solidly entertaining in her trailer trash heel role and was a great foil for Wilson.
Her storybook relationship with Noble didn’t last long after she was “blinded” by Tajiri’s mist.
A jump to Raw was the beginning of the end of her WWE career, as she was released a few months later.
Her abrupt departure is a bit of a mystery, as she was pretty decent in the ring and one of the best characters in the division.