The 7 Craziest Women in WWE History
There’s something about a girl in a mini-skirt skipping around a wrestling ring that’s very appealing to males. Whether you’re into her looks, her character or you just dig crazy chicks, A.J. is the most popular female — perhaps, the most popular person — in the WWE right now.
Her personality of over-the-top and unexplainable actions added an interesting twist to the technically appealing Daniel Bryan versus CM Punk feud over the last couple months. They say sex sells, but perhaps crazy sells is a better analogy in A.J.’s case.
What that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the craziest girls in pro wrestling history.
‘Scary’ Sherri Martel
In the 1980s, there were few sights more menacing than seeing Sherri Martel lose her mind at ringside. The original crazy woman of WWE, ‘Scary’ Sherri played the part brilliantly. Her black hair and odd makeup made her visually shocking, and her less than attractive voice made it impossible to ignore this ring vixen. Paired with exaggerated personalities such as Randy Savage and Ted DiBiase, Sherri accented their gimmicks, making herself an unforgettable part of numerous story lines and matches.
Perhaps Martel’s most important role in the sport was her part in adding legitimacy to the WWF’s newest single superstar of the early 1990s, Shawn Michaels. As a member of the Rockers, Michaels was a fan-favorite. However, after turning on Marty Jannetty, he needed something to give him that edge. Martel was a perfect fit.
From her debut, you could tell something was a little off with Victoria. Although she had many feuds and held the WWE women’s championship twice, it was her initial feud with Trish Stratus that established the California native as a psycho. The feud with Stratus grew personal as Victoria claimed to have been betrayed by Stratus during their fitness modeling careers. The two women dueled in one of the most competitive female matches in WWE history at Survivor Series 2002. Victoria used everything except the kitchen sink and was able to come out on the winning end of things.
Victoria was one of the leading ladies in professional wrestling throughout the early 2000s. In addition to her psychotic and maniacal persona, she will be remembered for bringing legitimacy to an area of the sport that so desperately needed it.
No one, man or woman, looked crazier than Luna Vachon at ringside. A member of the Vachon wrestling family, Luna was born crazy and did little to hide that fact. Luna made her WWF debut at WrestleMania IX attacking Sherri Martel to start a feud. Soon afterward, Vachon was assigned the role that would define her career: being the ‘main squeeze’ of Bam Bam Bigelow. The two wrestlers worked extraordinarily well together and were one of the power couples of the mid-1990s in WWF.
Vachon’s gravelly voice is the stuff of nightmares, but her work in the ring and at ringside helped carve her spot in wrestling history. No female ever came close to looking as demonic as Luna Vachon.
As is the case with A.J., a psycho girl in a mini-skirt is sure to grab your attention. The stunning Mickie James quickly skyrocketed to the top of the women’s division in WWE and never looked back. Like Victoria, it was a feud against ultra-favorite Trish Stratus that legitimized her run to the top.
However, instead of jealousy from a previous career, James was obsessed with Stratus. James would wear similar hair and clothes and even steal the moves of Stratus in what was arguably the most compelling, well thought out women’s feud in WWE history.
The crowning moment of James’ career was unquestionably her victory over Stratus for the WWE women’s championship at WrestleMania 22. It’s a title the crazy one held five times, but the first time is always the sweetest, especially on the big stage of WrestleMania.
Vickie Guerrero was an unlikely choice to become a massive star in professional wrestling. Her ‘EXCUSE ME’ gimmick, as well as her remarks about how good looking she was, started out as rather annoying, but eventually became hilarious. Certainly Jerry Lawler’s commentary at ringside did not hurt things either.
As the wife of the late Eddie Guerrero, Vickie faced skeptics upon her debut. Was she being given this opportunity because of a debt owed to Guerrero? Was she actually talented? She was. Guerrero became a mainstay in the WWE. Her business relationship with Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler has been both entertaining and good for their careers. VIVA LA RAZA!
Bull Nakano was the new breed of female professional wrestler in the WWF. A huge star in Japan, Nakano brought her unique look and ultra-aggressive style to the WWF in the mid-1990s. Teaming with Luna Vachon early in her WWF run, Nakano was instantly a hated member of the wrestling roster. Her ring skills were unmatched, although she did have some very good matches with Alundra Blayze during her run.
Nakano’s insane-looking hair, along with her revolutionary ring style, make her an unforgettable member of the pre-Attitude era.
You don’t remember Bertha Faye? Not many fans do. The obscure Mississippi native made her debut as the love interest of one Harvey Wippleman in the dark age of wrestling in the 1990’s (1995). The flower child was an awe-inspiring character, as she lived in a trailer with Wippleman and wore bizarre outfits to the ring.
Laughing and blowing kisses, Faye defeated Blayze at SummerSlam 1995 exclaiming that “she had the beauty” and that she “had the shiny gold belt to put around her Slim Fast waist.” Well, at least she can laugh at herself.