WWE Diva Search

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The WWE Diva Search was a competition held by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which ran from 2003 to 2007. The aim of the contest was to find a new WWE Diva, from the 2004 contest onwards the winner of the contest was offered a WWE Contract which was worth $250,000.[1]

Despite only one winner of the competition each year (excluding 2003) the WWE has signed multiple diva search contestants, including Candice Michelle, Taryn Terrell and many others.

ContestsEdit

Year Winner Runner Up Notes
2003 Jaime Koeppe Unknown Jaime Koeppe did not receive a WWE contract like later Diva Searches[2]
2004 Christy Hemme Carmella DeCesare [1][3][4][5]
2005 Ashley Massaro Leyla Milani [6][7]
2006 Layla El Jen England [8]
2007 Eve Torres Brooke Gilbertsen [9][10]
2016 Alex Crawford Matt Buckby

2003Edit

In 2003 the first Diva Search was held, however the winner of the first Diva Search Jaime Koeppe did not receive a contract. She did receive a photoshoot for an issue of WWE Magazine.[2]

2004Edit

 
Christy Hemme the 2004 Diva Search Winner.

ContestantsEdit

Despite Christy Hemme winning, the WWE hired many other Divas also featured within the contest, this included, Michelle McCool,[14][15] Amy Weber,[12] Candice Michelle,[16] Maria Kennllis[13][17] and Joy Giovanni.[11]

2005Edit

 
Ashley Massaro the 2005 Diva Search Winner.

ContestantsEdit

Like the previous year's Diva Search, Ashley Massaro was not the only Diva WWE hired, this included, Kristal Marshall,[20] Trenesha Biggers[21] and Elisabeth Rouffaer.[19][22]

2006Edit

ContestantsEdit

 
Layla El the 2006 Diva Search Winner.

Like the past two years this also featured the WWE hiring many losing Divas, this included, Milena Roucka,[31] the Garcia Twins,[32] Rebecca DiPietro,[33] Amy Zidian[29] and Maryse Ouellet.[27][34]

2007Edit

ContestantsEdit

WWE like in the previous years WWE hired runner-ups, this included, Taryn Terrell,[41] Lena Yada [42] and Angela Fong.[43]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jaime Koeppe's Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tim Baines (2005-03-05). "Christy Hemme: A naked conversation". The Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Search For A New RAW Diva Has Begun". WWE Corporate. 2005-04-18. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Ashley Massaro of New York Wins WWE RAW Diva Search, Secures $250,000 One-Year Contract with WWE". WWE Corporate. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  8. 8.0 8.1 "Layla El's Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  9. EveTorres.com (2007-10-29). "The 2007 Diva Search Winner is Eve Torres". EveTorres.com. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  10. Martin, Andrew (2007-10-29). "Eve becomes a WWE Diva". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Joy Giovanni Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Amy Weber Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Maria Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Michelle McCool Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  16. "Candice Michelle released". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  19. 19.0 19.1 "Elisabeth Rouffaer Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Kristal Marshall Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  29. 29.0 29.1 "Amy Zidian Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  30. Ed Williams III (2006-07-17). "A tearful end for Amy". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  31. "Milena Roucka's Gerweck Profile". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  32. "Bella Twins Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  33. "Rebecca released". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2007-03-22. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  34. "Maryse Ouellet's WWE.com Profile". Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  38. Andrew Rote (October 2, 2007). "Farewell J. Kim". WWE. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
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  40. Kara A. Medalis (September 18, 2007). "Weekly roundup: Limbo". WWE. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  41. "Taryn Terrell's Official WWE.com Profile". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  42. "Kenny Dykstra, Elijah Burke and Lena Yada released". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  43. "Angela Fong's Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-16.

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