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.

Contests[change | change source]

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

2003[change | change source]

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]

2004[change | change source]

Christy Hemme the 2004 Diva Search Winner.

Contestants[change | change source]

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]

2005[change | change source]

Ashley Massaro the 2005 Diva Search Winner.

Contestants[change | change source]

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]

2006[change | change source]

Contestants[change | change source]

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]

2007[change | change source]

Contestants[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Christy Hemme Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ashley Massaro Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  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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  18. "Leyla Deal or No Deal Models Profile". NBC. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  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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  28. Ed Williams III (2006-07-24). "Maryse goes home". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  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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  37. Andrew Rote (October 9, 2007). "Farewell Jessica". WWE. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  38. Andrew Rote (October 2, 2007). "Farewell J. Kim". WWE. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  39. Kara A. Medalis (September 25, 2007). "Weekly roundup: Obstacle Course". WWE. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  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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