Your Two Cents: Favorite Non-Wrestlers

“Your Two Cents” is our interactive feature where we gauge the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers on different discussions in women’s wrestling.

This week, we’re asking this: There’s more to wrestling than what goes on in the ring, so we want to know: who are your favorite women who don’t/didn’t wrestle often? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

Our Two Cents

Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Bobby giving us his personal opinion on this week’s topic:

Bobby: I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my favorite woman who hardly wrestled is none other than Miss Karen Jarrett! Karen got me invested into the Knockouts like I hadn’t been in so long, and that’s not all their fault but the thing is I am more entertained by seeing someone amuse me in segments than put on great matches. That’s not saying that I don’t enjoy watching matches, but sometimes I can drift off during one if I’m not seeing it in person, so having someone who was so funny and constantly on TNA every week getting the Knockouts segments was basically what I needed (and what I now miss).

Your Two Cents

Francisco Mata | Hard question… I would say Tiffany since she only wrestled a couple of matches on SmackDown. She was so gorgeous and she was an awesome general manager and she had the skill’s to back it up.
Greg Demeule | Any decent female manager. If you find a good one, you’ll always be entertained.
@Jakeyin612 | Women who knew to CONNECT with the audience. Terri Runnels and Debra were great in their manager roles.
Josue Guzman | That’s an easy one: Dixie Carter. TNA’s most important and most powerful woman is truly making it in a man’s world. Though TNA isn’t as big as WWE and is often bashed for “being the home for WWE rejects”, that hasn’t stopped the company from being in the business for a milestone of ten years! If it wasn’t for Dixie, we may have not been introduced to some of the greatest moments in women’s wrestling history that include the incredible Awesome Kong/Gail Kim feud, stables such as The Beautiful People and Mexican America, Karen Jarret being crowned VP of the Knockouts, etc.
Lorena Morales | Vickie Guerrero. The woman draws more heat with just two words than most heels do with a 10 minute promo.
Nicole Bellinghausen | Dawn Marie. I would LOVE to watch her get more active in the ring as she had immense talent and charisma, more so.. she is a beautiful woman!
Ozzy Valentine | No question, Stephanie McMahon! She was a valuable Women’s Champion despite the fact that she barely defended her title. This had everything to do w her manipulative nature outside the ring and her status as the spoiled, rotten McMahon princess. She even survived the three other formidable Divas like Chyna, Lita, and Trish Stratus during her active time as valet. And it was all her activity outside the ring that got the job done. If she couldn’t handle them in the ring, she had Triple H, Kurt Angle and her own father take them down. She helped make Raw and Smackdown must see TV. I think the current crop of valet Divas should take notes of Stephanie’s career.

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who are your favorite women who don’t/didn’t wrestle often? Tell us in the comments…

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  • http://legionofextraordinarywrestlers.spruz.com/ mscandy

    Sable never really wrestled.. but her character and attitude were interesting alone.

  • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

    Has to be Vickie Guerrorero, one word is all it takes to get the WWE Universe to hate her.

    • majestylove

      I agree ;
      It’s the same for Karen in TNA ^_^
      I love both of them !

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Tiffany for sure she really was growing on me and had such potential. I wish wwe didnt let her go she would have had some awesome matches with Natalya , Maxine , Tamina , Beth. Such a waste over a situtation with her boyfriend.

    • No Holds Barred

      haha yeah at least Tiffany was more interesting than Drew the jobber.

  • NT86

    Gotta be Stephanie McMahon. Her run in the early 00′s was simply incredible. She didn’t wrestle much, although her match against Trish in 2001 was really physical. She cut some awesome promos and was a great heel!

  • No Holds Barred

    Tiffany and Dawn? non wrestlers?? lol.

    For me, it has to be Terri Runnels, loved her ever since 1996, the risque Marlena character was so great in the Attitude Era, then followed PMS who were entertaining and Terri always looked like she was having fun coming down to the ring. A true great as a manager.

  • https://m.facebook.com/?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Fsearch&_rdr#!/profile.php?__user= adifferentsame

    Kristal Marshall.

    Just purely for the fact she could talk better than any woman in WWE today and sadly never materialised into the Diva she could have been. It goes without saying Ashley was a poor choice to win the Diva Search over Kristal, too.

    • clintocki

      ^Agreed. Kristal had a lot more potential than Ashley

  • LadyGoDiva

    My List of Favorite Non-Wrestlers

    Stephanie McMahon
    Lillian Garcia
    Miss Elizabeth
    Sherri Martel
    Terri Runnels
    Trish Stratus work with T&A,
    Rosa Mendes
    Tori
    Sable

    • Jcott3

      Tori was a wrestler, unless you’re thinking of Torrie Wilson.

  • jcarcano12

    Terri Runnels

  • nvonderau

    1) Miss Elizabeth
    2) Debra
    3) Terri
    4) Kimberly
    5) Missy Hyatt
    6)Ryan Shamrock
    7) Missy Hyatt
    8) Sharmell
    9) Dark Jounrey
    10) Sapphire

    • Kessuki

      you mentioned missy hyatt twice. perhaps you can replace one of them with Dawn Marie or Midajah.

  • wwe141

    Terri Runnels/Marlena I just loved that woman and Stephanie McMahon, she was the first woman to really catch my eye wen I started watching wrestling

  • Mr. Asstastic

    Sable circa 2003. She had two of the biggest Diva feuds to happen on SmackDown with Torrie Wilson and Stephanie McMahon and you could count the times she stepped into the ring on one hand.

  • shameronstar

    It’s a tie between Stephanie McMahon and Vickie Guerrero, and Karen Jarrett is a close 2nd!

  • charleshp

    Gotta be Stephanie she went from Vince’s daughter to being arguably the most powerful woman in wrestling in a few short years. I know Dixie technically owns TNA but Stephanie’s much more hands on and will have a much greater influence on the business going forward.

  • MattyM

    I would probably say Sharmell because not of people probably don’t know this or have seen it but she can cut one hell of a promo. Miss.Jackie granted she won tough enough 2 but she spent a big chunk of her career managing Rico and Charlie Haas like her only feud was with Dawn Marie. Cherry also she was just so cute and good at her character she made Deuce and Domino and she only wrestled for like 2 months.

  • SigmaX

    This entirely depends on whether or not you consider Stephanie a wrestler or not , she has had her fare share of matches singles and non.

    I personally consider steph as an attraction and not a wrestler she was like her daddy , he wrestled occasionally but majority of what they did was more through character than wrestling , and so in that sense this absoloutley goes to Stephanie.

    Stephanie in a word was simply MEMORABLE.

    Everytime you saw stephanie she said or did something that has embeded herself into every diva fans memory banks.

    Her first marriage having the most memorable twist of them all.
    Her heel turn on her father
    Slapping her own mother
    Her rivalry with Trish
    Her reveal as ECW owner

    And she did not half ass anything she did especially during her 2000-2001 run , she was taking serious bumps from just about everyone and was just memorable..I have always said the best trinity of women the wwe has and will ever see for a long time.

    Stephanie , Lita , Trish.

    • shameronstar

      Stephanie slapped her mom a 2nd time!

    • http://jakeyon.blogspot.com Jakey

      Stephanie stealing the Women’s Title was the best thing that ever happened to it. I remember, as a kid, being SO PISSED when they did the #1 Contender’s Battle Royal and then Lita got screwed over! It was a great way to elevate the title and make fans realize that someone worth supporting should be holding it.

      It’s also worth noting that in Trish Stratus’ DVD (which, in fairness, was released in 2003), she said that out of all the matches of her career at that point, the one that fans come up to her the most about is the one with Stephanie at No Way Out.

  • DarknessRuler

    Sable [she wrestled what? 3 matches in her 2004 run? so i consider that a non-wrestler]

    Stephanie [pleaseee this one DESERVES first place for her attitude era days]

    Karen Jarrett [Was really good when she was in charge of the Knockouts]

    • No Holds Barred

      she wrestled about 80 the first time though… I don’t see how that can be a non wrestler

  • Litaker61

    For me has to be Vickie. She’s more over than half the men.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/LeJorgee no rain

    Stephanie, Debra, Terri, Vickie.. its really hard to pick only one for me xP

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    I liked debra because she was attractive but classy…
    terri because whenever she did get in the ring she surprised people because even thou she never wanted to wrestle she did a good job at it…she’d put girls on the roster today to shame….
    Vickie,shes just amazing as a heel & on the mic…..

    • No Holds Barred

      agree with Terri, that super frankensteiner was awesome!!

  • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

    Stephanie for sure. Her reign as Women’s Champion is what initially made people care about the title. People HATED her & hated it on her & were chomping @ the bit to see her drop it.

    She commanded attention & to this day, a random Stephanie appearance makes people talk for months. Stephanie is pretty much “the” dominant woman in wrestling.

  • perceval

    Steph tops my list. Great character and promos, and helped get two legends over: Lita & Trish.

    Sable, of course, their first big crossover Diva.

    Miss Elizabeth: STOLE Wrestlemania VII. A perfectly written storyline climaxes with that Crowning Moment of Awesome. That crowd reaction has to be seen to be believed. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before with a scripted storyline, and I dare say we’ll never see anything like it, again.

    This wouldn’t be the last time the Ultimate Warrior would have a Wrestlemania match stolen by a woman. What was supposed to be his big comeback match at WM XII is now manily remembered as the debut of Sable.

    Terri Runnels: Had that whole Nancy Sinatra look going, and she could bump like a champ when called on to.

    Maria: Got a backstage interviewer job, created a character for it, and got over, HUGE. Current Divas, take notes. At one point, she literally made watching paint dry entertaining.

    Torrie Wilson: Can’t really explain why. There were a ton pf pretty girls in that company. But, Torrie just had a special charm about her.

  • _Bryan_

    1. Sable
    2. Miss Eliz
    3. Debra

  • Jcott3

    In no particluar order:

    1) Miss Elizabeth
    2) Missy Hyatt
    3) Sunshine
    4) Terri Runnels
    5) Tammy Sytch
    6) Woman
    7) Torrie Wilson
    8) Maria Kanellis
    9) Stacy Keibler
    10) Stephanie McMahon

  • clintocki

    Vickie, Terri Runnels and Queen Sharmell.

  • Jake

    Why are people listing actual wrestlers? lol

    Tiffany, Dawn, Stacy, Cherry, Miss Jackie, Maria, Torrie, Sharmell, and Kristal were all trained wrestlers.

    I would have to say Stephanie was my favorite non-wrestler.