WWE’s increased focus on women’s wrestling is one of the company’s biggest plus points in 2016. The Divas’ Revolution threw up its fair share of misses, but it largely succeeded in its goal of putting WWE’s talented females on a level playing field with their male counterparts.
While Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Charlotte hold fort on Raw, Becky Lynch leads an incredibly well-booked division on SmackDown. There’s still work to be done, but WWE’s women have finally found a positive direction to help erase years and years of misuse.
WWE, sadly, don’t have the best track record when it comes to female talent. They’ve always had a few talented women on their roster, but they were often subjected to endless streams of embarrassingly degrading angles, bra & panties matches, and bikini contests. Objectified to the extreme, the Divas of old were rarely given a chance to shine on wrestling talent alone, particularly throughout the Attitude Era.
Such questionable booking always leads to some performers getting lost in the shuffle before falling by the wayside. Trish Stratus, Sunny, and Chyna are among WWE’s most notable performers, but the company’s history is crammed with women who failed to leave a lasting impression through poor direction, bad angles, or otherwise.
Here are 20 WWE women’s wrestlers you totally don’t remember.