Who are the best female wrestlers these days? As far as we've progressed as a society, women still constantly have to prove that they belong in professional wrestling. Throughout its history, women have served in various onscreen roles in the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. In the 1990s, WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation) introduced the term Diva to refer to its female performers. The term was applied to women who appear as wrestlers, managers or valets, backstage interviewers, or ring announcers. The term was discontinued at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016 when the new Women's Championship was introduced. WWE currently refers to their female talent as Women Superstars or simply Superstars.

Even after witnessing the trailblazing greatness of June Byers and the Fabulous Moolah, after seeing Trish Stratus and Lita's achievements, after women from Japan and Mexico wowed fans again and again, women's wrestling isn't respected or celebrated nearly enough. 

Top 10 Best and Famous WWE Female Wrestlers [2020]

Taking into account their in-ring ability, impact on the sport and their success, this list looks for the top ten best women Wrestlers in 2020.

I've included video clips, Instagram feeds, ages and net worth so you can see these women's talents firsthand, and you can decide for yourself who is the greatest woman to compete in a ring in recent years.

10 Best and Famous WWE Female Wrestlers 2020


  • Charlotte Flair
  • Sasha Banks
  • Becky Lynch
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Bayley
  • Natalya Neidhart
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Trish Stratus
  • Asuka
  • Mickie James 

1. Charlotte Flair


Born: 5 April 1986, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Debut: 2012
Height: 1.78 m
Full name: Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr
Billed height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Net worth: $1 million

Charlotte Flair

Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr is an American professional wrestler, author and actress. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Charlotte Flair where she is the current NXT Women's Champion in her second reign.


In 2016, PWI readers voted Flair both Woman of the Year and that year's world's top female professional wrestler. Flair became the first woman to headline a WWE pay-per-view event in October 2016 (alongside Sasha Banks) and one of three women to headline WrestleMania, WWE's flagship annual event, in April 2019 (alongside Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey).

2. Sasha Banks


Born: 26 January 1992, Fairfield, California, United States
Full name: Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado
Nationality: American
Billed height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Net worth: $3 million

Sasha Banks

She previously wrestled on the independent circuit, most notably for Chaotic Wrestling, where she once held the Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship. Between WWE and their developmental brand NXT, Banks has had six championship reigns—being a former NXT Women's Champion, a record-tying four-time Raw Women's Champion and the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champion alongside Bayley.


In 2016, she and Charlotte Flair became the first women to headline a WWE pay-per-view event and the first to compete in a Hell in a Cell match (both at Hell in a Cell in October 2016), the first women to main event Raw in a women's match since 2004 and the first women to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated award for Feud of the Year. In February 2019, she won the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship with her tag team partner, Bayley (together known as The Boss 'n' Hug Connection), at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

3. Becky Lynch


Born: 30 January 1987, Limerick, Ireland
Height: 1.68 m
Full name: Rebecca Quin
Nationality: Irish
Billed height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Net worth: $5 million

Becky Lynch

Rebecca Quin is an Irish professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand under the ring name Becky Lynch, where she is the current Raw Women's Champion in her first reign and the longest reigning champion. Quin began training as a professional wrestler in June 2002.


In 2018, Lynch transitioned towards a more aggressive character, which started at SummerSlam when she attacked Charlotte Flair, perceiving herself as an unfairly-treated underdog and dubbing herself "The Man", resulting in a large increase in her popularity and fan support. In January 2019, she won the women's Royal Rumble match. At WrestleMania 35, in what was the first time women headlined a WrestleMania event, Lynch won both the Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship, making her a double champion and the only woman to hold both titles simultaneously. She is now a four-time women's champion in WWE.

4. Ronda Rousey


Born: 1 February 1987, Riverside, California, United States
Full name: Ronda Jean Rousey
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 61 kg
Net worth: $15 million

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean Rousey is an American professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka. She is currently signed to WWE as a wrestler. Her longstanding nickname, "Rowdy", was inherited from late professional wrestler Roddy Piper. Rousey has also enjoyed success as an actress and author, appearing in the films The Expendables 3 (2014), Furious 7 (2015), and Mile 22 (2018), and releasing her autobiography My Fight / Your Fight in 2015.


Rousey is the only woman to win a championship in both the UFC and WWE, as well as the only woman to headline a pay-per-view event in both companies. Rousey was voted the best female athlete of all-time in a 2015 ESPN fan poll, and Fox Sports described her as "one of the defining athletes of the 21st century."

5. Bayley


Born: 15 June 1989, Newark, California, United States
Full name: Pamela Rose Martinez
Height: 1.68 m
Nationality: American
Billed height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Debut: September 19, 2008
Net worth: $2 million

Bayley

Pamela Rose Martinez is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE performing on the SmackDown brand, where she is the current, longest singular and longest combined reigning SmackDown Women's Champion in her second reign.


All totaled, Bayley is a five-time women's champion in WWE, and is the only woman who has won the Raw, SmackDown, NXT and Women's Tag Team Championships. She is recognized as the first women's Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. On that note, Bayley is also the first woman to successfully defend a WWE Championship in Saudi Arabia at Super ShowDown.

6. Natalya Neidhart


Born: 27 May 1982, Calgary, Canada
Height: 1.65 m
Billed height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Debut: 2000
Net worth: $2 million

Natalya Neidhart

Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson is a Canadian-American professional wrestler and columnist currently signed to WWE under the ring name Natalya, performing on the Raw brand. She is a two-time Women's Champion in WWE, having held the SmackDown Women's Championship and Divas Championship once each.


The first third-generation female wrestler in the world, Neidhart is a member of the Hart wrestling family through her mother. She trained in the Hart family Dungeon under the tutelage of her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart. In 2000 and 2001, she worked for the Matrats promotion, before debuting for Stampede Wrestling in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, she wrestled abroad in both England and Japan. In June 2005, she became the inaugural Stampede Women's Pacific Champion and won the SuperGirls Championship the following year in October 2006.

7. Alexa Bliss


Born: 9 August 1991, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 1.55 m
Full name: Alexis Kaufman
Nationality: American
Billed height: 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
Net worth: $2 million

Alexa Bliss

In May 2013, Bliss signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to their Performance Center and developmental brand NXT. She made her main roster debut on the SmackDown brand in July 2016, later becoming a two-time SmackDown Women's Champion and the first woman to hold the title twice. She was transferred to the Raw brand in April 2017 and would go on to become a three-time Raw Women's Champion, with her initial reign making her the first woman to have won both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles.


She is also a two-time Women's Tag Team Champion (with Nikki Cross), making her the second Women's Triple Crown Champion. She has won seven overall championships in WWE. In 2018, she became the winner of both the second women's Money in the Bank ladder match and first women's Elimination Chamber match.

8. Trish Stratus


Born: 18 December 1975, Toronto, Canada
Height: 1.63 m
Billed height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Debut: March 19, 2000
Net worth: $8 million

Trish Stratus

Patricia Anne Stratigeas better known by her wrestling stage name Trish Stratus, is a Canadian fitness master, fitness model, professional wrestler, actress and television personality. Following her full-time performing, she would make occasional appearances and wrestle sporadically in WWE. In 2011, Stratus was a trainer for WWE Tough Enough. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2018, she returned to WWE, participating in the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble and later competing at the all-female Evolution event in October of that year. She had her final match against Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam 2019. The following year she became the first woman to receive the Lou Thesz Award from the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Aside from professional wrestling, Stratus has appeared on a number of magazine covers and has been involved in charity work. She has also hosted several award and television shows and had owned a yoga studio.

9. Asuka


Born: 26 September 1981, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Full name: Kanako Urai
Nationality: Japanese
Height: 1.6 m
Debut: June 16, 2004
Net worth: $169.8 million

Asuka

Kanako Urai is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Asuka Previously known as Kana, she started her professional wrestling career in the AtoZ promotion in June 2004, where she remained until retiring in March 2006. In December 2015, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that Urai "may be the best worker in WWE, man or woman". In 2017, Asuka became the first Japanese wrestler to top Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (PWI) annual PWI Female 50 list. Her techniques include various kicks and submission holds, leading to a reputation for a stiff wrestling style. Urai has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and video game journalist and through her work with Microsoft she has been sponsored by the company, wearing an Xbox 360 logo on her gear.


Asuka has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD. Her international earning is net $169.8 million. She mainly earns from her wrestling career. Apart from that, she has worked as a graphic designer and a writer for Xbox Magazine.

10. Mickie James


Born: 31 August 1979, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Full name: Mickie Laree James
Billed height: 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Debut: 1999
Net worth: $4 million

Mickie James

James began her wrestling career in 1999 as a valet on the independent circuit, where she was known under the name Alexis Laree. She trained in several camps to improve her wrestling abilities before working for NWA: Total Nonstop Action (NWA:TNA, later Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) in June 2002, where she gained national attention. After only a few appearances, she joined a stable called The Gathering and was written into storylines with the group. She is the only woman to be involved in the promotion's Clockwork Orange House of Fun matches.


In TNA, James won the TNA Knockouts Championship three times and the 2013 TNA World Cup with Team USA. She left TNA in September 2013. Between WWE and TNA, James is a nine-time champion. and is also the only female to hold the WWE Women's, WWE Divas, and TNA Knockouts Championships in wrestling history. Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) ranked James as the number one female wrestler in 2009, and she was also voted Woman of the Year twice, first in 2009 and again in 2011 by readers of PWI.

Women in WWE (Beginnings 1980s–1990s)


In 1983, the Fabulous Moolah, who was the NWA World Women's Champion and legal owner of the title, joined the WWF and sold them the rights to the title after they disaffiliated from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and recognized her as the first WWF Women's Champion.

the Fabulous Moolah
The Fabulous Moolah, recognized by WWE as having held the WWF Women's Championship for 27 years

Additionally, the WWF also recognized Moolah as having been champion ever since first winning the title from Judy Grable in 1956 and disregarded other reigns or title losses that occurred during the title's existence in the NWA. Thus, The Fabulous Moolah's reign was considered to have lasted 27 years by the promotion. WWF also introduced the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship with Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria recognized as the first champions after also defecting from the NWA. Source: Wikipedia.

Miceli, a three-time Women's Champion in June 1995, was the first woman to defend the WWE Women's Championship at Wrestlemania since 1985. By Mandy Coombes

In 1993, the WWF reinstated its Women's Championship, a title that had been vacant since 1990, and Madusa Miceli was brought in by the company to revive the women's division. She debuted under the ring name Alundra Blayze, because WWF owner Vince McMahon did not want to pay Miceli to use the name Madusa, which she had trademarked. She wrestled in a six-woman tournament to crown a new Women's Champion, and in the finals, she pinned Heidi Lee Morgan on the December 13, 1993 episode of All American Wrestling to win the title.


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