10. MARIA – WWE MAGAZINE – NOVEMBER 2006
With the women of the Attitude Era fizzling out of the company one by one, Maria was taking advantage by slowly, but surely cementing herself as one of the top Divas in WWE in the late 2000s. She did this by landing her first magazine cover with the company in November of 2006. Although Maria would acquire the cover of Playboy Magazine in 2008, if we’re going to compare covers instead of spreads… this one takes the cake!
9. TORRIE WILSON – WWE SUMMER SPECIAL MAGAZINE – 2006
After the brand draft in 2002 that split up the roster of Superstars and Divas, so that half competed on Monday Night Raw and the other half competed on Thursday Night Smackdown, WWE Magazine decided to switch its title to SmackDown! Magazine in 2003 – both brands getting their own individual magazine. It only lasted a short while because in 2006, WWE put a stop to publishing two monthly magazines, and combined them both to bring back the original title of the publication – WWE Magazine.
Low and behold, it’s no surprise Torrie Wilson made the cover of the inaugural issue! And after viewing this cover, we wish we were invited to the first ever backyard BBQ hosted by WWE.
8. CANDICE MICHELLE – PLAYBOY MAGAZINE – APRIL 2006
Nobody expected Godaddy Girl Candice Michelle to make much of an impact in the world of wrestling when she debuted in 2004, After failing to win the Diva Search, to our astonishment, Candice Michelle would become the breakout star in her stable with Torrie Wilson and Victoria in late 2005. Her breathtaking beauty helped Candice to score the cover of Playboy Magazine in 2006. This would help catapult her career and she would remain one of WWE’s top Divas until her departure in 2009.
7. TRISH STRATUS – WWE MAGAZINE – SEPTEMBER 2006
The same month Torrie Wilson was gracing the cover of FHM, Vince McMahon had Trish Stratus gracing the cover of WWE Magazine – her final cover with the company before retiring from professional wrestling. The issue promised the sexiest poster ever printed inside… but in reality, it was just a rehash of the poster for the feature film Attack of the 50 Foot Woman from 1958 featuring Trish Stratus as a monster. The joke was on us. It wasn’t a terrible poster, but definitely not the sexiest. But that cover though…
6. THE BELLA TWINS – MAXIM MAGAZINE SPAIN – MAY 2012
What’s better than one Bella? Two Bellas! Which is why the world of wrestling delivered us the Bella Twins. Fresh off their brief departure from WWE, Brie and Nikki Bella would keep themselves relevant by landing the Spanish cover of Maxim Magazine in 2012. High socks and bikinis was a sure fire way to bring eyes to newsstands, and it’s no surprise these two have since become world renown with their reality show, Total Divas... soon to be a spinoff, Total Bellas!
5. STACY KEIBLER – STUFF MAGAZINE – MARCH 2006
Oh look! Another outsider magazine photographing a WWE Diva with ropes!
It was clear to everybody that Stacy Keibler was something special, even to people who didn’t even watch wrestling. During the end of her WWE career, she was starting to appear in tabloid magazines and even managed to become America’s Sweetheart on the second season of Dancing With the Stars in which she would finish third. Her appearance on the show helped score her this cover of Stuff Magazine, her second with the publication.
4. STACY KEIBLER – MAXIM MAGAZINE – NOVEMBER 2008
Are you surprised to see Stacy Keibler make the list again? Of course you aren’t! Stacy proved in her post-WWE career that she didn’t need wrestling to be successful. Over two years absent from professional wrestling, major magazines still wanted a piece of the blonde beauty, as she and those 41-and-a-half-inch legs of hers scored the cover of Maxim Magazine in late 2008. And yes, the spread inside is even hotter.
3. SABLE – RAW MAGAZINE – APRIL 1999
The same month Sable was selling over a million copies of Playboy Magazine, WWE decided to have one of their biggest draws in the company on the cover Raw Magazine as well. If you’ve noticed, that cover of Playboydidn’t make the list, so if you don’t know what it looks like, feel free to Google at the end of this article. Not that the cover of Playboy wasn’t sexy, but if you compare that and this cover of Raw, the one that features the Women’s Championship covering up the goods is much hotter and much cooler.
2. SABLE AND SUNNY – RAW MAGAZINE – JANUARY 1998
In one of the earliest times WWE decided to have two separate collectible covers for Raw Magazine, both Sable and Sunny were featured on their own separate cover because how could you pick one over the other? And after staring at both covers for way too long, the number two slot on this list is a tie. Can you really blame us? We took WWE’s advice, and just chose them both. This may have been the only time in your life when double dipping was acceptable.
1. TORRIE WILSON – PLAYBOY MAGAZINE – MAY 2003
Torrie Wilson is our number one pick for the hottest magazine cover featuring the women of wrestling. Although Torrie Wilson would pair up with Sable in 2004 to nab the cover of Playboy for the second time, her very first issue the year prior in May of 2003 pales in comparison. Not only is the spread inside a feast for the eyes, the cover alone could top any Playboy list if you ask our opinion. Although Torrie Wilson never won a Women’s Championship in her career with professional wrestling, it’s safe to say no fan will ever forget her.
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