Introduction Seeing how most people were blinded by the WWF's promotional machine and that WCW was #2 in everything in most peoples' eyes, I always thought that women WCW had in 1999-2000 were overall better looking than the ones in the WWF at the time, the WWF just promoted their females infinate times better.
If anyone could get the average looking, 40 something, aging ex-beauty queen known as Debra McMichael as over as she was, the WWF must be doing something right. WCW just didn't promote their women as well as they should have, which is why WWF Divas seemed more popular than WCW Divas at the time. That's part of the reason WCW is out of business, WWF would go into maximum overdrive for their superstars, whereas with WCW, it was anything but. It's a shame that WCW didn't promote these girls to the fullest extent, the roster they had was incredible in terms of beauty, I think even better than the one WWE has today. They could've offset the losses a bit with calender, video and magazine sales. But this is WCW, they had a goldmind in front of them and did little with it. This holds very true to the former women of WCW, just like the men ironically.
Anyways, I'm going to rank the diva's overall looks in both leagues at the time with grades, from A to F, and add some commentary if need be. Please keep in mind that I'm not accounting wrestling ability or personality, just looks.
Key A=Total hottie, with really no flaws. B= On the brink of true greatness, but has something holding her back. C=Where most WWF/WCW divas seem to fall in, just seem average to me physically. D=For diva standards, pretty damn bad, but not the absolute worst. F=Utterly horrific.
These WWF Divas Get An "A" (2) Trish Stratus Miss Kitty/The Kat - When she's not looking all skanky looking and she lets her natural beauty flow, I think she's an A.
These WCW Divas Get An "A" (5) Torrie Wilson Kimberly Page 'Miss Madness' Mona Pamela Paulshock Stacy Keibler
These WWF Divas Get A "B" (2) Stephanie McMahon - She's a pretty girl, but her lackluster figure holds her back from an A level. Compare her in a bikini to Torrie Wilson or Kimberly Page and Steph's not even in the same league. Terri
These WCW Divas Get A "B" (6) Gorgeous George - A poor girl's Pamela Anderson, but is that really anything to be ashamed of? Midajah O'Hearn Miss Elizabeth - Too bad it was 2000 and not 1988. Had aged a bit, but I mean, still pretty good. Chae (Nitro Girl) Spice (Nitro Girl) - About the only girl that could pull off the shorthair look. And she did it quite well I might add. But then again, for some reason she would look awkward with long hair. Starr (Nitro Girl)
These WWF Divas Get A "C" (8) BB Barbara Bush - Her massive tits made up for her defiancies. Chyna - Tremendously overrated in my view. Debra - She seemed hot then, but now that you think about, YUCK. To think, after Sable left, and before Trish came along, haggard old now 43 year old Debra was the WWE's premiere bombshell.... Ivory Lilian Garcia - Biggest chin/jaw since Chyna. Sorry, Lilian, I love ya and all, but it's true, you do have a big chin. Lita - Not an A or B, but most definately not a D. The face just ain't too great. Marianna Ryan Shamrock Tori
These WCW Divas Get A "C" (13) April Hunter Daffney Kim Kanner Leia Meow Madusa - Yes I know her face is hideous, but her awesome figure cannot be denied, so she gets a 'C'. Major Gunns - Read Madusa Paisley Tammy Sytch - Boy had she fallen off, but I think Tammy Sytch 2000 was better than Tammy Sytch 2003. Tygress Baby (Nitro Girl) Chiquita (Nitro Girl) Fyre (Nitro Girl) Naughty-A (Nitro Girl)
These WWF Divas Get A "D" (2) Godfather Hoes Muffy (Stephanie's Fitness Trainer.... Insert Joke....)
These WCW Divas Get A "D" (3) Asya - I don't think Asya's THAT BAD, so she's an F, but not even average so she's a 'D' in my book. Midnight Miss Jones Sherri Martel - Made a few appearances in early 2000, but had long since expired if you catch my drift.
These WWF Divas Gets An "F" (1) Luna Vachon Nicole Bass
This WCW Diva Gets A "F" (1) Rhonda Singh (RIP) - No offense or anything for ranking the late Rhonda Singh this low. She was amusing though in a way unlike Roseanne Barr, I'll give her that.
Wrapping It Up! Wrapping It Up! Where it matters most, the "A List" WCW absolutely blows away the WWF Divas, not literally, 5 to 2. And hell, I was being generous by including The Kat on the A list as she would normally look pretty trashy, but I think behind the makeup and skankiness, she's very beautiful.
And while I'm at it, let's me compare WCW's Top 5 to WWE's current day Top 5. Note, I think WWE today only has 3 three divas that I would consider an 'A' in terms of looks; Stacy, Torrie, and Trish, so I'm dipping down into WWE's 'B's' to match up with WCW's Fantastic 5, which would be Molly and Steph.
WCW (2000) Comparision To WWE (2003) Stacy Keibler ...... Stacy Keibler (EVEN)
Torrie Wilson ...... Torrie Wilson (EVEN)
Mona ...... Molly Holly - Molly seems to purposely make herself ugly and nowadays ain't an A, but 'Mona' was, so Molly is included in this. (Mona)
Pamela Paulshock ...... Trish Stratus - Pamela by a fingernail in terms of looks, although Trish blows her away in everything else. (Pamela)
Kimberly Page ...... Stephanie McMahon - Steph's pretty and all from what she shows you, but beneath the suits and black ensambles, then what? Kimberly Page has nothing to hide. Can I say the same for Steph? Yeah right. Facially, I think they're about even, but if they were to have a bikini faceoff, it would be like the New York Yankees versus the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, no contest, blowout victory. Kimberly in a landslide. If Steph could trim down a bit, or a lot in her case, like ya know, make her thighs less huge, downsize the size of her arms, firm up her saggy soft chest, and prove that she doesn't have a jellyroll gut, then I'd consider Stephanie McMahon an 'A'. (Kimberly Page)
The Final Flush In conclusion, as far as 2000 was concerned, WWF blew away WCW in every category with the exception of one, the looks of their divas. WCW may not have promoted them to the fullest extent like the WWF, but as far overall beauty was concerned, WCW Divas were head and shoulders above the WWF Divas, no doubt.
Pamela Paulshock is as hot as any diva in the WWE to this day, maybe not as smart, but that's not what this thread is about, so she's top notch.
Also, I actually disgust The Kat, I think she's dirty. Too dirty. But beneath all the wigs and skankiness, she's actually pretty good looking. And I didn't want to seem to bias towards the WWF, so I was generous and let her be an "A", based on what she capable of looking like, even though 90% of the time she looked like trash.
Also, overall, blondes tend to be finer than brunettes, but Kimberly Page is far and away my personal favorite.
I think it's simply a case of WCW having employed a lot more women, at the time. Going by your list, WCW did have a lot more 'A' women than the WWF did -- but it also had a lot more 'B', 'C' and 'D' women.
And, as this is a list based upon personal taste, you are perfectly entitled to your opinion. And I am entitled to my opinion, which is that your opinion is wrong. Daffney only gets a C? A C? Pamela Paulshock, Kimberly and Miss Kitty get ranked A, and Daffney gets ranked C? Ye gads!
And I wouldn't really include Muffy in the list, as she appeared on television... uh... wow, what, once? Holy crap, did she really only appear the one time? I'm drawing a blank here. Someone help me out.
At any rate, any thread ranking solely on appearance and not taking into account wrestling ability or even personality is automatically suspect to begin with. Something just, you know, seems sort of off about this line of thinking. Maybe it's me.
Daffney is beautiful in her own unique way, but I'm basing this on what mainstream America would see as beautiful. I mean, I don't think someone like Daffney would appear on the cover of Maxim, but the A women I listed are more than beautiful enough to grace the cover.
I didn't want to take in account wrestling ability or personality, just looks this time around. Maybe another time I will, but then I'd have to do the rankings all over again, and all the women I don't like would be on top, and I didn't want to focus on the likes of Chyna and Lita today.
To me, looks are the most important thing in regards women, personality's not that big a deal. It maybe shallow, but then again, I guess I'm a shallow guy, but that's fine with me.
Molly, Spice, Trish and Ivory. There's my idea of perfection, I wouldn't need anyone else. The rest ain't really that much in my book. But then, i have a bias towards short haired girls, and blonds don't really do it for me.
(edited by MollyFan2K2 on 28.3.03 0840) A shark on whiskey is mighty risky, a shark on beer is a beer engineer.
Molly is definitely an A and for an older woman I think Ivory is really hot. Lets just say tat if my wife looked like that at Ivory's age I would be a very happy man. As far as your comment that you are basing on what the rest of America thinks, I think the feedback thus far shows that your opinion is not identical of what the bulk of America would think as we all have different preferences.
Looks like the brand extension applies to WWF.com as well. Raw's got its own subsite for its show previews, recaps and superstar bios, here...
And before you ask, I checked... there's no smackdown.wwf.