For several years, wrestling fans were accustomed to seeing a WWE Diva on the cover of Playboy as part of the events leading to WrestleMania. We take a nostalgic look back at those covers and the relationship between Playboy and the WWE. Within months of the release of the magazine, Sable left the WWE and reappeared on the September cover of the magazine. Shortly after that, a magazine dedicated exclusively to Sable and her two pictorials hit store shelves. Chyna appeared on the cover of the magazine in the fall of The following year, she left the WWE, and in , she reappeared on the cover of Playboy. Unlike Sable , who got a special magazine after her second appearance, Chyna instead was given a video diary entitled "Joanie Laurer, Nude Wrestling Superstar. Torrie Wilson appeared on the cover of the May edition of the magazine. By , the bad blood between Sable and the WWE ended and she was back with the company.
In the following slideshow, you will find each of the Divas' Playboy pictorials ranked and graded. I'm not ranking them, but I felt it necessary to point them out. Instead, I will sum them up in one phrase each. The spread honestly does its best to bring out the femininity of Chyna—hair blowing in the wind in one scene, showering in the next. It also tries to accentuate her muscle-bound body by featuring her in a chain-like outfit set in a futuristic background. Although, she seemed set to fail from the start. Wilson, of course, was followed by a dual spread with Sable.
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She is primarily known for her time in WWE. Before gaining popularity in the world of professional wrestling, she began working for WWE in In , she left the company to spend more time with her family. Outside of wrestling, she is considered to be a sex symbol and has been featured on the cover of Playboy three times. The April issue of the magazine with her on the cover was one of the highest selling issues in Playboy history. She has guest starred on several television series, including Pacific Blue , and appeared in the film Corky Romano. Rena Greek was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She was active in her youth and was interested in activities such as gymnastics, horseback riding, and softball.
She is primarily known for her time in WWE. She began working for WWE in As Sable, she gained considerable popularity. In , she left the company to spend more time with her family. Rena Greek was born in Jacksonville, Florida. The storyline started when Marc Mero witnessed Sable being mistreated by Helmsley backstage, so Mero attacked Helmsley and took Sable as his manager. Between and the time he returned from his injury in , Sable became popular on her own. Sable delivered a superkick to Goldust and executed a "Sable Bomb" , a version of the powerbomb , on Luna. She also delivered a TKO and pinned Luna to finish the match, with the crowd chanting Sable's name in the background. After Marc's interference at Unforgiven, Sable came to the ring and challenged Marc to a match.