WWE.com announced the finalists for the 2006 Diva Search.
JENNIFER WALCOTT [Youngstown, OH] J.T. TINNEY [Phoenix, AZ] REBECCA DiPIETRO [Providence, RI] MILENA ROUCKA [Vancouver, B.C.] JEN ENGLAND [Lansing, MI] LAYLA EL [Miami, FL] AMY ZIDIAN [Orlando, FL] MARYSE OUELLET ["New Brunswick, Canada"]
My Take: 5 of these girls will get jobs regardless of the outcome. Previous winners are Christy Hemme & Ashley Massero, leading me to believe that the winner will be: (a) A woman... (b) ...with some kind of marketing strategy/gimmick... (c) ...first & last names ending with a vowel.
So...Milena or Rebecca are your best bets. I'm assuming that most of the WWE audience (and by default, most of the DivaSearch voters) are American, so an American will likely win. So...Jennifer, Jen or Rebecca. Your mileage may vary, and hopefully WWE.com posts more information at some point.
I think that is the same Jennifer Walcott as this dame right here. Warning: NSFW, though there are *much* more NSFW pics out there of her.
Seems like having a woman who already posed for Playboy would defeat WWE's purpose (or what I always assumed was their purpose).
A quick Google search would indicate Rebecca Dipietro also has posed in Playboy. There are also photos online, non-nude, of Amy Zidian and Milena Roucka, while Maryse Ouellet's Web site has photos of her.
I'm very pleased and surprised Jennifer Walcott is a finalist. She is a really fucking cool girl. I know, I met her at a Playboy event a couple of years ago. She has giant breast implants that seem to turn a lot of guys off, but she's absolutely gorgeous and her body is rock solid and athletic. She's not an idiot either and she has a good sense of humor. She's about 5'3" so she's tiny, but Trish is only an inch taller. I don't know how she'll come off in the Diva Search but based off the very limited amount of time I spent speaking with her, I'm inclined to think she could be a really good Diva. She has my weekly vote.
Prior Playboy experience isn't a big deal, nor should it disqualify a girl from competing. Candice and Ashley were both Cyber Girls and that didn't stop them from becoming Divas.
Considering that everything I hate about contemporary pro wrestling is essentially a corollary of Russo's booking philosophy, I probably won't be buying it. I'm shocked there was a first, or that anyone could be interested in what this man has to say.