Found November 17, 2011 on Busted Coverage:

Busted Coverage’s Wrestling Week rolls on the 19 Greatest Divas In Wrestling History. Of course wrestling is awesome yes, but it can get a little hard on the eyes watching these sweaty, half-naked men grabbing each other throughout a show. WWE brass knows this and that is why they introduced divas to the world of wrestling. Some are pretty talented wrestlers, but on the whole divas are on the show to be eye candy…not that there is anything wrong with that. There have been divas that wowed us, divas that bored us & divas that made us drool.

Wrestling Week would have been a giant disaster if we didn’t weigh in on the ladies that will never let you even remotely get them in a figure four leg lock.

History of ‘Diva’ term as used in WWE lexicon:

Sunny, who debuted in WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF) in 1995 as the manager of The Bodydonnas (a bodybuilder-themed tag team) and went on to manage several other tag teams and singles wrestlers, has claimed to have been the “Original Diva”, although this is widely disputed. Sunny’s character was at first a continuation of the female manager that had been popular throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Over time, the character was significantly sexualized, whereas prior female managers, such as Miss Elizabeth, were depicted as being involved in either platonic or romantic storylines. Despite Sunny’s reinvention of the female role within the company, the term “Diva” was not used to denote females working for the WWF until long after she was released in 1998.

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Kelly Kelly","post_content":"Kelly Kelly is the most successful diva currently in the WWE. She is a not a great wrestler, but what she lacks in skill she makes up with in pure beauty. She plays off of her sexiness and just wows the crowd every time she comes to the ring. A one time WWE Divas Champion, she constantly feuds with fellow hottie Eve Torres for Diva glory. Matches with those two beauties are matches we don't mind seeing. Her diva days go back to the ECW where she was equally as stunning. Kelly Kelly, you and your sexy, squinty eyes can stay in the WWE for as long as you'd like.\r\n","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2011\/11\/kelly-kelly.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":125262,"post_title":"6. Lita","post_content":"Lita is one of those girls that you are just scared sh*tless to even talk to. She has that look to hear and seems like she would just be mean. 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She was rumored to have been with George Clooney recently, and if that means more Stacy in the public eye, then it's alright by me.\r\n","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2011\/11\/stacy-keibler.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":125268,"post_title":"1. Trish Stratus","post_content":"Trish had it all. On top of being gorgeous, she was one of the more talented diva wrestlers the WWE has ever had. She brought her sexy back on this past season of Tough Enough...this time as a brunette. This is a true testament to her beauty, where after years of being a blonde bombshell, she comes back and rocks our world as a sexy brunette. Oh, and she has a new-found love for yoga, which is never a bad thing. We are thrilled to have her back in the WWE, and although she is not on the show that often, any extra exposure to Trish is welcome.","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2011\/11\/trish-stratus.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"},{"ID":125270,"post_title":"divas","post_content":"","post_excerpt":"","guid":"http:\/\/coedbc.files.wordpress.com\/2011\/11\/divas.jpg","post_mime_type":"image\/jpeg"}]};initiating the gallery...
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