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3 WWE women who surprisingly never won a championship and 2 who shouldn't have

Many of these women have had varied success in WWE
Many of these women have had varied success in WWE
Phillipa Marie

There are now more Women's Championships in WWE than ever before, which means that the Women's Division has become about chasing the titles more than storylines.

There was once a time when there was only one Women's Championship and that would work for all of the women on the roster. At present, there is a Women's Championship for RAW, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT UK as well as the Women's Tag Team Championships.

This means that even the women who aren't prepared to win a solo Championship like The IIconics are former Champions, since they held the Women's Tag Team Championships last year.

Despite the new influx of Championships, many women worked for WWE for long stints without a title reign while there are others who perhaps shouldn't have been handed one.


#5. Didn't win a WWE Championship: Torrie Wilson

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Torrie Wilson is now a WWE Hall of Famer after coming over to WWE following a brief stint in WCW in the early 2000s. Torrie was one of the Divas (as women's wrestlers were called by WWE at the time) who changed the face of the company and pushed forward a new brand of women who would later go on to become Playboy covergirls.

Candice Michelle, Sable, Ashley, and Torrie all went on to represent WWE in Playboy but while Wilson had a lengthy stint in the company that included a match in the semi-main event of WrestleMania, she still wasn't given a title reign.

Interestingly, many women have since returned to the company, including Kelly Kelly, Candice, and Alundra Blayze, have been able to win the 24/7 Championship but Torrie Wilson hasn't been able to land a reign with that Championship either.

As mentioned, Torrie Wilson is a WWE Hall of Famer, which means that WWE has recognized the former star in one capacity for everything that she achieved during her time in WWE.

#4. Shouldn't have won a WWE Championship: Tamina

Tamina won the 24/7 Championship at Hell in a Cell last year
Tamina won the 24/7 Championship at Hell in a Cell last year

Tamina Snuka has been part of WWE's main roster for more than a decade, she debuted alongside The Usos back in 2010 and has since been part of some hard-hitting storylines.

Tamina was part of Team BAD throughout the start of the Women's Evolution and has since been able to challenge Bayley for the SmackDown Women's Championship even though she was unsuccessful.

Tamina is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka and given the recent character work that she has shown on Twitter, she deserved to win a Championship.

Instead of allowing Tamina to become SmackDown Women's Champion earlier in the year, Tamina was given a fleeting 24/7 Championship reign, a reign that was quickly ended by R-Truth less than a minute later.

Tamina can now be called a former Champion in WWE, but if the star now leaves the company, her only memorable Championship reign will have lasted less than one minute and would be one that isn't memorable to the vast majority of the WWE Universe.

#3. Didn't win a WWE Championship: Stacy Keibler

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Much like Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler came to WWE without any wrestling experience and became a hit with the WWE Universe because of her long legs and good looks. Keibler wanted to be an actress and it was her acting ability that got her through most of her career, even though women were winning Championships in evening gown, bra and panties or even pudding matches.

Keibler has taken the reputation of WWE with her since she left the company and has since gone on to have an interesting acting career as well as spending some time dating George Clooney.

Any fan who watched WWE in the early 2000s will have remembered Stacy Keibler. It's hard to believe that she was unable to lift the Women's Championship at all during her five years in the wrestling business.

It's also worth noting that Keibler isn't one of the women who have returned to the company as part of the Women's Revolution either, which would have allowed WWE to make amends and give the former star a short Championship reign.

#2. Shouldn't have won a WWE Championship: Jillian Hall

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Many WWE fans are shocked to find out that former WWE star Jillian Hall actually won a Championship. Throughout her time in WWE she was seen as a manager for JBL and then later was given a singing gimmick that could only have been inspired by reality TV programs like The X-Factor.

Jillian frequently found herself in in-ring competition, and back in 2009 Hall was able to lift the Divas Championship on one occasion when she pinned Mickie James. This decision was seemingly a shock since Hall went on to lose the title mere moments later to Melina.

The match should have been much shorter but Jillian managed to botch Melina's Split DDT so the former Champion was forced to hit her Curtain Call finish instead.

While this prompted a feud between the two women that was actually quite entertaining, it led to the belief that perhaps Jillian wasn't supposed to win the title. If she was, why did WWE allow the star to only hold the title for around a minute before losing it and not being able to win it again?

#1. Didn't win a WWE Championship: Emma

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Emma was a huge part of the Women's Revolution that began in NXT as early as 2013. While Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Sasha Banks have all been credited as women who have played their parts in making the change in WWE, Emma was also one of the women who was pushing the division forward throughout her time in NXT.

Emma was then moved up to the main roster where she was able to make quite the name for herself before WWE's creative team wanted to change the star into Emmalina, which was a character that was seemingly a 1990s throwback.

This wasn't a character that worked for Emma, so when it didn't work out, she quickly reverted to her old character. Emma missed out on being part of the Women's Royal Rumble match by a matter of months and she was never able to write her name in the history books as a woman who lifted a title in the company, either.

Luckily, Tenille Dashwood continues to create her own legacy outside of WWE following her release.

Edited by Andrea Hangst

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