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Before there was Trish Stratus, Lita or Michelle McCool, there was 1980's squared circle sensation Wendi Richter.

A two-time holder of the Women's Championship, Richter was instrumental in helping to bring about the connection between WWE and the MTV generation. This monumental partnership helped the charismatic Diva forever cement herself into the upper echelon of WWE history, paving the way for a generation of Divas that would come after her.

Richter took WWE by storm in the latter part of 1983. In 1984, she befriended pop star Cyndi Lauper, forging a powerful bond that would lead to MTV's "The Brawl to End It All" that same year. It was in that unprecedented event where Wendi defeated future WWE Hall of Famer Fabulous Moolah to win the illustrious Women's Championship for the first time. Many believe this match heralded the arrival of the "Rock ‘n' Wrestling Connection," an association that assisted in bringing WWE into popular culture and added to the electricity that helped make the very first WrestleMania such a huge success.