Your Two Cents: Which Former Divas Should Return?

“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: With rumors that the WWE is rehiring past Divas, we want to know: if you could bring back just one former Diva, who would it be and why? 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!

Ahl Anthony Aggari | Angela Fong. She’s definitely a WWE’s homegrown talent. She never had a chance to showcase her skills.
Berry Bryant | Kharma. She hasn’t been used to her full potential in her previous WWE run. She could also attract non-divas fans to watch the divas match. Her star power is undeniable. Have her feud with Naomi or Natalya (after she finished the business with the Bellas), and I think we’ll get the Divas Match of the Year!
@BestMcCoolN1Fan | It would be Michelle McCool!! WWE & the Divas division needs some flawless action right?!?
Bobby James | The person the Divas Division is missing has to be a monster heel. So for the sake of the division, I’d bring back Jazz. Though, I’d like to see Kharma, desperately!
Brandon Jones | Beth Phoenix because her send-off wasn’t that great.
Dennis Abell | Serena. She had a unique look and is oozing potential. Plus she had a cool finisher in her one WWE match.
@DivaAlexxandra | My pick is Maria. I think she always had alot of passion for wrestling and that’s obvious in the fact that she’s gone into it on the Indy scene. Also she has more experience now than she did in the WWE. I also believe that Maria never got a full chance to shine, especially towards the end of her career. She never got a chance to try her hand at being a heel in WWE and she never really got a real go at either the Women’s or the Divas Championship. I think Maria also brings great character to the division. She played the ditzy chick so well and then completely transformed her character after a while. Everything she does is believable. That trait is something that would be nice to have in the division. Also she doesn’t have any children right now like many of the past Divas and she could bring her future hubby Mike Bennett along, who is also deserving of a spot on the roster.
Eric Holt | If I could bring back any former Diva, I would bring back Lita. The way WWE ended Lita’s career with the Ho sale at Survivor Series wasn’t quite the ending I wanted Lita to have. I would love to have Lita back for at least one more run with the company. Plus, I’d love to see her go against her #1 fan AJ.
Jamie M | Chyna, because she set standards and really raised the bar for women. People really forget how amazing and “over” she was. However the chances of that are very very slim so I think I would have to say Melina. Plain and simple she is a great wrestler with a very consistent personality. You always knew what she was about when you saw her on TV.
Jesus A. Santiago Feliciano | My obvious answer would have to be Candice Michelle, but, she is a full time mom, so she would probably say no. I think I would rehire Maryse, the Queen of sexy, because she was one of the most charismatic, entertaining Divas WWE has ever had. Plus she could return as a face, because it would be refreshing on her, and team up with The Miz and become the IT couple… SEXY and AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Matt Medina | Since everyone is saying Kharma, I’m gonna be different and say Trinity! They never capitalized on what they had with her, I mean did you her ovation when she came out for that Halloween contest with Ariel & Kelly Kelly.
Reggie Encore Addison Jr. | Mickie James would make the most sense in my opinion. She was obviously let go for stupid reasons and she was way over.. AND she can wrestle. To get the division back on track there need’s to someone who’s way over as a face or someone who’s way over as a heel like Beth was when she feuded with Mickie. Just my opinion though.
Robert D Martinez | Melina, because she always brought a huge pop whenever she performed, plus she was one of the most popular Divas! We need our A-list Diva BACK!
Rolland Foor | Jacqueline. She’S been denied way to long now and it’s time for her to be brought back to the WWE…
Scott Johnson | Ideally Kong would come back, but there isn’t a good enough division to bring her back for. Realistically, who in the division could be put as a worthy opponent? The best wrestlers they have right now are Natalya and AJ. While I would love to see a Kong/Natalya thing, that can’t go on forever, and everything else for her would be a squash match. We have seen that with her time in TNA. I want Kong to come back, but I want something for her to come back to.

Personally, I would love to see Maxine make a return. I think she had grown SO much in the ring since her horrid days in NXT. I think, with more time to train, she could be a solid worker. She definitely had the charisma to fit in.

 
And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who would you bring back to the WWE? Tell us in the comments…

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  • MAXILLIAN

    Jiillian Hall, Maxine, Melina and Beth

    • therightone

      Serena Deeb and Mickie James are the only two divas who EVER royally got screwed they should get to return with FAT (Brodus Clay) Contracts. Melina close third.

      • MAXILLIAN

        How did Mickie James get screwed? She had a fantastic run in WWE. Jillian Hall got clarted.

  • KillerBee

    Katie Lea Burchill, Maryse, Kharma, Maxine, Beth, Eve and Ariel.

  • xLitaFan4Everx

    I agree with Eric Holt. Lita I would LOVE to return for a bit and get a better send off. Lita deserved the send off Trish Stratus got in my opinion and there is so much good for Lita coming back and think of the matches she could have with AJ and Natalya. Ugh, this is all a big dream for me but I’d love Lita to come back for a bit and it would help the Divas because of Lita’s popularity and experience. :)

  • RyRy21

    Mickie Melina Beth & Maryse!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    For me Maxine. I think with Eve leaving Maxine would of filled the role of the top heel perfectly. A different heel not like Eve not like Maryse not like Tamina, but Maxine! Strong and fiery and incredibly controlling
    A woman with a purpose. If wwe wants role models this is ur chick! Driven and sexy. And I think her skills were laggy but she could of been way better with more training
    I reall loved her work on NXT Redemption.
    I loved how she walked out on WWE

    Her song was a total forshowdowing
    If you want it come and get it, cause I won’t be around for long.. ;)

  • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

    I’d like to see return full time
    - Maxine
    - Beth
    - Candice
    - Kharma
    - Melina
    - Maryse
    - Jillian

    I’d like to see appear from time to time
    - Trish
    - Lita
    - Torrie
    - Michelle
    - Sable
    - Steph

    And for the no, never ever! Stay away and don’t come back, stick to peeing in sinks.
    -Kelly Kelly.

    • afiqcruel_silly

      Sable!!!!! Oh, my God! Yes…..she can comeback!!!!! Miss that era…..
      Maryse…..I really wanna see her return…..
      Lita……..I want her to become heel again….but I guess fans want her as a face

  • Litaker61

    Kharma and Angela Fong, two talented girls who didn’t get a chance to showcase what they could do.As much as I’d love McCool and Lita back both had great careers and i’d prefer someone to return who didnt have as much spotlight. Either that or bring up Paige and use the actual talent that is on the roster like Natalya, Alicia an AJ.

    • pumped up kicks

      Totally agree with you. Lita didnt get the best send off, but her career was amazing and honestly she would have to water herself down a bit and not be the rated r diva she was in the past.

  • GailKim95

    Angela Fong. She was never given a proper chance!

    • http://www.heartbreakerscommunity.com/index.php WWFoverWWE

      WWE never thought highly of Savannah. FCW officials were high on her, but never the WWE officials. To them, she was just a less impressive version of Gail Kim, which is why it was easy for them to release her.

      • 09DHK

        Which is strange since WWE officials essentially watered down Gail’s moveset and had her job to virtually every diva on the roster forcing her to abruptly quit (not even get released). I heard on dirt sheets a while back that she was fired for botching a live backstage interview with Wade Barret after he won NXT. Either way the E could’ve easily utilized Savannah AND Gail Kim.

        • http://www.heartbreakerscommunity.com/index.php WWFoverWWE

          Botching the interview is what caused her release, but they didn’t see it as any sort of loss.

  • Melissa K Killer 2010

    http://instagram.com/p/W2ksBYrna5/
    can it be LAX is getting back together? that would be super cool and I have to tune in on TNA every thursday for sure!!!

    TNA Do the damn thing!!!

  • Melissa

    Angela Fong, Serena, and Kharma. That is all.

    • J.D.C.D.

      Good call. I still wouldn’t mind seeing Melina and Maxine back in the WWE. To me if they bring back Divas they have to bring back Fit Finlay. From the interviews I’ve listened too from Michelle McCool, the Bellas etc Fit was a strong advocate of women’s wrestling in the WWE. He would help the ladies and also work on their behalf with WWE creative.

  • ajfan83

    None of them. Unless you can invent a time machine and bring back a prime Sable, Chyna or Lita, and the fans that went nuts for them, there’s no point bringing back past divas. Why? Because unlike a Rock or Brock, they aren’t going to draw. The problem with the diva division is booking, not talent. I’m sick of this attitude that the solution to everything is begging former talent to come back. In any other form of entertainment when a talent quits you just plug someone else in their spot. In WWE, you offer them more than they are worth just to prove that you can resign them. Put it this way: if WWE couldn’t get Stacy Keibler, Trish Stratus or Lita to return when they were still somewhat relevant (let’s say 2007-2009), then why bother bringing back recently departed divas who have less name value? They should just move on and promote all the NXT girls to the roster.

    • i22

      I agree 100%. As big of a Lita mark as I am having her return besides random one off apperances wouldnt accomplish much of anything and that goes for any of the former divas. They have so much potential for a better division if they actually gave these girls storylines and let them cut promos. Building up the new girls is the key not bringing back former divas like Bella Twins who had minimal in ring skills to begin with. AJ, Naomi and Kaitlyn should be leading the division right now. I honestly believe if given the time and proper booking AJ and Kaitlyn could have a fued that could rival the popularity of Lita and Trish’s. AJ playing the crazy obsessed best friend … ugh I could just see it now. Book it now Vince!

  • Flawless_Don

    Kharma, Eve Torres, Mickie James, Ivory, Chyna, & Stephanie Mcmahon (character wise)

  • capricornscott

    Woot! Woot! This is the first time one of my responses has ever been used!

  • shannymac

    I feel like a lot of the women who have left in the past few years (Michelle, Beth, Eve, Kelly etc) left for a reason and I don’t see them coming back so soon, or at all. Michelle left to start a family, Beth left to spend more time with her family/because she wasn’t being used correctly, I’d assume Eve left to get married and start a new chapter in her life, and Kelly left to pursue things outside of wrestling.

    I’d much rather see someone like Serena, who never really got the chance to shine, come back. Or maybe Melina, who was misused in her final days and let go for no real reason. Of course, Kharma is right at the top of the list as well. So is Mickie, though I’d say that is pretty unlikely.

  • amb3r

    Maryse!!! and Kelly Kelly!!! The divalicious divas!!

  • CandiceMichelle&TorrieWilson

    I say Melina, Because I Want To See Her Return & It’s Honestly Possible For Her To Return.

  • k2evecrew

    I wanna see Melina , Maxine,kelly kelly(as a heel valet) skyler moon(we never got to see what she could do) , Khama , Jillian , Angelina love(she’s pretty much a former development diva) & Michelle mccool come back as a dead women/female undertaker.

    • k2evecrew

      Oh an I’d love to see reby sky & maria get hired one day & have a feud

    • K2Evefan

      As much as I would love to see kelly as a heel I dont know how over she would get as a heel because of how over she was as a face. I feel like the wwe universe would just have a hard time haiting now that they love her so much. But who know she may be so incredible as a heel that the crowd will love to hate her!!!!

      • k2evecrew

        I think the only way they could get her heat is to do what eve did & screw over a top super star like cena but I could totally see her being a tweener. I really don’t care what they do I just want my Barbie back!

        • K2Evefan

          She would definitely have to screw someone huge to get over as a heel. And omg I know I miss her!!!!

      • Jcott3

        I don’t think it would be as hard as you might think. Kelly was popular, but when WWE tried to push her as a wrestler and made her Divas Champion, she got a backlash from the fans who saw her as an untalented bimbo going over on women who could actually wrestle.

        • K2Evefan

          Lol whatever kelly always got a huge cheer from the crowd with the exception of night of champions when she wrestled beth for the divas championship and that was only because they were in beths hometown and even then the crowd was only chanting “lets go buffalo”…..

  • K2Evefan

    I want kelly kelly back in my screen. I miss having a diva match every week on both main shows and usually on superstars as well. I miss a diva getting a big pop every time she came to the ring. I miss k2 and I miss what she brought to the divas division.

  • Nostalgia

    I would say the only diva of the past 5 years who would most like to return are Melina Kharma and maybe Jillian

    • K2Evefan

      Barbie said you never know in an interview a little while back when asked about possibly returning to the wwe. So no matter how much you want to dont count her out as long as the money is right “you never know”…. lol

  • Green As Grass

    Angela Fong/Savannah because she was a wasted talent.

    Maxine because she most likely regrets not holding out a little longer as she could have easily been in a feud with Kaitlyn or AJ right now (or in Aksana’s position but oh well).

  • http://www.youtube.com/ralphjthomas Hollywood King

    Maria, Serena, and Kharma. Definitely. If possible Mickie James.

  • Kayfabe!

    I think Krissy Vaine aka Kristen Astara should return! She had a lot of potential and that attack on Torrie Wilson was so great! And plus she can be closer to her fiancé if he ever gets called up!

    • Marshy

      Her boyfriend Conor O’Brian is in NXT,since The Bellas gets to now go on the road with their boyfriends Daniel Bryan and John Cena,then Why can’t Krissy Vaine do the same thing? I mean she wants to be with her man too,fair is fair.

  • Kayfabe!

    Maybe also Lena Yada and Ariel and Ashley!

  • Marcos Navarro

    Maxine
    Maryse
    Beth Phoenix
    Kelly Kelly
    Kharma
    Melina
    and…. Mickie James.

  • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

    Kharma, Melina, Katie Lea, love if Mickie jumped!!!!