The WWE’s Divas division has been on fire lately, since the premiere of the popular new E! network-based reality series Total Divas, the WWE Divas has reached a resurgance and the newfound popularity has also caused the WWE’s newly formed developmental league known as NXT to become red-hot with their respected Diva roster. WWE looking to capitalize on the new popularity with a promotional pool party photoshoot. The WWE’s NXT division is filled with a roster of well-known fitness models or pageant winners whom have become fan-favorites in the world of sports entertainment. The current roster of models in C.J. Perry (known as NXT’s Lana), Alexis Kaufman (known as NXT’s Alexa Bliss), Brandi Rhodes (known as NXT’s Eden Stiles), Brittany Fetkin (known as NXT’s Devin Taylor), Kendall Smith (known as NXT’s Kendall Skye), and Erika Hammond (known as NXT’s Veronica Lane). Taking a break from putting their bodies on the line, the ladies of NXT take in a day of rest and relaxation with photographer Joe Ragel around to capture the fun by the pool.

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Eden (Rhodes) recently released a personal vlog featuring some behind the scenes footage from the pool party shoot which can be seen below:

The WWE has had a soft spot for fitness models for several decades now, most of their recruitment revolves around the popular fitness bikini competition scene. Kaufman (22) and while other models like Perry were recruited during spokesmodeling for various beverage companies before accepting the opportunity to enter the squared circle. The WWE also reached out to various modeling agencies to recruit fresh faces and that is where they signed Texas pageant winner Hammond (23). The 26 year-old Fetkin was a popular print model best known for her look in ad campaigns for Nascar and Hewlett-Packard, she parlayed the success into signing with WWE in June 2013 and debuted that November. Another print model, Rhodes was recruited by the WWE after her successful print modeling career, appearing in popular major publications like Maxim. Upon signing with the WWE, Brandi was signed with Mega Models Miami.

Brandi Rhodes recently returned to the WWE after tieing the knot with husband and WWE superstar Cody Rhodes, the two married last year, before that Brandi (whom at the time was known as Brandi Reed) departed from the WWE in December 2011. Upon marriage, Rhodes returned to the WWE and entered into the developmentals in Florida and soon after joined NXT roster.

The WWE is set to continue the summertime fun with a part two of NXT Summer Vacation photos exclusively on WWE.com. NXT Divas can be seen weekly on the brand new streaming WWE Network or Hulu Plus. NXT’s next big event comes May 29th entitled; NXT Takeover. In other WWE Diva news, the Divas division recently acquired a new addition to their development in fitness model and former Miss UCF Dasha Kuret (see: Dasha Kuret Signs with WWE).

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