In the past couple of years in the WWE, we have seen a lot of “firsts”. Due to the women’s revolution, the female wrestlers in the WWE have been pushed to the forefront of the company.
Here are some of the things we never thought would happen for women in the WWE: A Women’s Hell in a Cell, a female Iron Man match, women main eventing pay per views, and perhaps the most exciting of them all a women’s royal rumble. There are many great female wrestlers on the roster and many that paved the way. So let’s take a look at the greatest female wrestlers of all time.
Despite not having the most glittering career and never winning a title within the WWE Young is a bona fide legend. She is considered by many to be a pioneer of women’s wrestling. She is a WWE Hall of Famer and so widely respected that when she died even TNA, the WWE’s “main rival” paid tribute to her.
Trish’s rise to fame was nothing short of extraordinary. She rose to prominence as a valet, nothing unusual there. What is unusual is how awful she was when she first started in the ring! It was clear, to begin with, that she was there based on looks alone. Trish worked tirelessly to not only become the most consistent and exciting women on the roster but one of the best of all time. She has seven WWE championships to show for her career and was rightly inducted into the hall of fame.
Moolah and Mae Young went together like peas and carrots. In fact, they even ended up living together. Moolah was the more successful of the duo capturing gold on 4 occasions in the WWE as well as a host of accolades in the NWA.
In an era when Divas were pushed based mostly on their aesthetic Lita broke the mode. She was attractive, but she was athletic and a very talented wrestler. In many ways, she and Trish helped pave the way for the women’s revolution.
Undeniably one of the best of a super-talented bunch. The current crop of female wrestlers is technically the most gifted the WWE has ever had. Despite that Charlotte still manages to stand out. She has the charisma of her old man and is technically superior to the nature boy. At just 32 and already boasting 7 women’s titles and an NXT women’s title, there is no doubt Charlotte is heading for the hall of fame.
Chyna was billed as the eighth wonder of the world and justifiably so. She was one of the greatest women wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of boots. The fact that she was the only woman to ever hold the much-vaunted Intercontinental championship speaks volumes about her skills. She was unrivalled when it came to power but agile as well. Her passing at such a young age was a real tragedy.
She is probably most famous for showing up on WCW Nitro and throwing her WWE women’s title belt in a trash can. Despite that iconic moment she has had a career that stands out in its own right. Alundra was the first foreign female wrestler to work in Japan. She was a three times WWE champion and had a host of other accolades. She was recently inducted into the WWE hall of fame. Proof if it was needed that time is a great healer.
In many ways, The Boss has acted as the counter to Charlotte Flair. The two have helped raise the bar with their classic feud and Sasha is no stranger to holding the gold either with 4 women’s titles to her name.