As far as we've progressed as a society, women still constantly have to prove that they belong in professional wrestling. Here are ten of the best British female wrestlers. We have also covered the ten Best and Famous WWE Female Wrestlers in the world elsewhere on the site.

Top 10 Best British WWE Female Wrestlers (2020)
Cover photo: Top 10 Best British WWE Female Wrestlers (2020)


10 Best British WWE Female Wrestlers 2020:


  • Paige
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Bea Priestley
  • Tegan Nox
  • Jemma Palmer
  • Jetta
  • Piper Niven
  • Laura James
  • Erin Marshall
  • Jamie Hayter

1. Paige


Born: 17 August 1992, Norwich, United Kingdom
Full name: Saraya-Jade Bevis
Nationality: British
Billed height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Retired: 9 April 2018

Paige

Saraya-Jade Bevis is an English professional wrestling personality, actress, and retired professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE under the ring name Paige. She is a two-time Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in WWE's developmental branch NXT, holding both championships at one time.


In 2005, at the age of 13, Bevis made her debut in the World Association of Wrestling, a promotion run by her family, under the ring name Britani Knight. She went on to hold several championships on the independent circuit within Europe. In 2011, she signed a contract with WWE and started wrestling within its developmental systems, eventually debuting on WWE's main roster in April 2014. In her debut match on the main roster, she won the Divas Championship, becoming the youngest champion in the title's history at the age of 21.

Paige has retired from competing in the ring due to a neck injury. The two-time WWE Divas Champion made the announcement on RAW After Mania in an emotional speech.

She told BBC: "Unfortunately due to neck injuries I can no longer perform as an in-ring competitor. This is one of the hardest things I'll ever have to say in my entire career."

2. Kay Lee Ray


Born: 11 August 1992, Paisley, United Kingdom
Height: 1.73 m
Full name: Kayleigh Rae
Billed weight: 50.8 kg
Billed height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Kay Lee Ray

Kayleigh Rae, spelled Kay Lee Ray professionally, is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she performs on its NXT UK brand, where she is the current NXT UK Women's Champion; she is first holder of the title to actually be from the United Kingdom.

Kay Lee Ray made her professional wrestling debut at SWA Battlezone on 30 May 2009, losing a Battlezone Rumble to determine the number one contender for the NWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship. Her first singles match was a loss to Vyper on 26 March 2010. On 9 August 2014, Ray defeated Martin Kirby to win the SWE Speed King Championship.


On 28 February 2015, she defeated Candice LeRae, Nixon Newell and Saraya Knight to win the SWE Queen of Southside Championship. On 24 October 2015, Ray lost the championship to Newell in a tag team match where Jimmy Havoc, Newell's tag team partner, defended his Speed King Championship against El Ligero, Ray's tag team partner. On 27 December 2015, she was defeated by Ligero in a Loser Leaves Southside match. On 7 August 2016, Ray won the Queen of Southside Championship in a three-way match against Alex Windsor and Jade, a title that she lost two months later to Melina. On 16 June 2017, at WCPW Built to Destroy, Ray won the WCPW Women's Championship from Viper, who replaced Bea Priestley in the match.

3. Bea Priestley


Born: 22 March 1996, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 68 kg
Billed height: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Trained by: Travis Banks
Billed from: Wellington
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Bea Priestley

Beatrice St Clere Priestley is an English professional wrestler, best known by the ring name Bea Priestley. She is currently signed to World Wonder Ring Stardom, where she is the current Goddess of Stardom champion, as well as All Elite Wrestling.


Priestley made her debut for Progress Wrestling on 13 March 2016, being defeated by Elizabeth. In December 2016, Priestley participated in the tournament to crown the first ever Progress Women's Champion where Priestley lost to the eventual winner Toni Storm. Throughout the year of 2017 and 2018, Priestley would mainly compete in six-man tag team matches and even feuding with Millie McKenzie.

4. Tegan Nox


Born: 15 November 1994, Bargoed, United Kingdom
Full name: Steffanie Rhiannon Newell
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 64 kg
Nickname: The Girl With The Shiniest Wizard
Billed height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
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Tegan Nox

Steffanie Rhiannon Newell is a Welsh professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE and appears on their NXT brand under the ring name Tegan Nox. Newell previously wrestled on the British independent circuit under the ring name Nixon Newell, most notably for promotions such as Attack!


Shortly after quitting football, she found a professional wrestling school in Port Talbot and began training under Dave Stewart and "Wild Boar" Mike Hitchman. She said that the encouragement of her late grandfather to pursue a career in professional wrestling was her main inspiration. Outside of football, she played netball and tag rugby. Despite playing football for the majority of her youth, Newell grew up as a fan of professional wrestling after being introduced to it at the age of five and cites Molly Holly as her favourite female wrestler and dream opponent.

5. Jemma Palmer


Born: 10 April 1986, England, United Kingdom
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 58 kg
Trained by: Ultimate Pro Wrestling

Jemma Palmer

Jemma "Jem" Sara Palmer is an English model and professional wrestler. She was signed to WWE under the ring names Jemma Palmer and Penelope Carwin in the FCW brand promotion. She is also best known by the name Inferno, which she used in the 2008 British television series Gladiators.


Palmer joined the British wrestling company UKW, where on season 1 episode 22 she became the UKW Women's Champion. Here, she was introduced to the crowd as "Inferno Jemma Palmer" and was accompanied to the ring by her sister Faye. You can watch the show on My Channel on Sky TV and watch Palmer's matches on YouTube.

6. Jetta


Born: 6 August 1987, Coventry, United Kingdom
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 59 kg
Billed height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Trained by: Midlands Professional Wrestling; Majik; Psycho Steve

Jetta

Victoria Owen is a British professional wrestler who wrestles as Jetta. She is best known for her work on the independent circuit in England with various promotions including LDN Wrestling, ChickFight and Real Quality Wrestling where she is the current Women's Champion.


She has primarily performed as a villainous character, using the gimmick of an arrogant and outspoken individual earning her the name 'Coventry's Loudest'. Fighting Spirit Magazine exclusively named her and early rival Eden Black as "spearheading a revolution in British wrestling" with regards to serious female wrestling. In April 2010, Jetta announced after a match in her home town that she would be retiring from wrestling in June of that year.

7. Piper Niven


Born: 13 May 1991, Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Weight: 95 kg
Height: 1.73 m
Full name: Kimberly Benson
Billed height: 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Trained by: Killian Dain, Mikey Whiplash

Piper Niven

Kimberly Benson is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on their NXT UK brand. She is best known under the ring name Viper. Benson has also competed in Mae Young Classic 2017, as Piper Niven.


Benson made her professional wrestling debut in 2009 at the age of 18 with the Scottish Wrestling Alliance. She then moved to Japan to wrestle in the Japanese Wonder Ring Stardom. In 2015 Benson became the first Women's ICW World Champion. Benson under the name Piper Niven, competed in WWE's Mae Young Classic 2017. She defeated Santana Garrett in the first round and Serena Deeb in the second round, before being defeated by Toni Storm in the third round.

8. Laura James


Born: 25 January 1987, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Height: 1.63 m
Weight: 57 kg
Trained by: Gangrel
Billed height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

Laura James

She was trained by Gangrel and is currently working on the independent wrestling scenes, most notably for Lucha VaVOOM and Global Force Wrestling. She can also be seen in the Peaches music video for "Close Up", and wrestled on the Puscifer Money Shot Round #2 Tour under the ring names Alacrana Plata and Dama Fina.


In February 2016, James got engaged to her boyfriend, fellow wrestler Joseph Meehan, better known as Joey Ryan. Ryan proposed to her during their intergender match at Finest City Wrestling in San Diego. James said yes, and after he put the ring on her hand, Ryan rolled her up to win the match. The video clip of the proposal went viral and the couple made appearances on various news outlets including a feature on ESPN Sports Center. The couple married in November 2017. In October 2018 the two separated, with James filing for divorce from Ryan in June 2019, citing "irreconcilable differences".

9. Erin Marshall


Born: 16 March 1987, Southampton, United Kingdom
Height: 1.5 m
Weight: 58 kg
Billed height: 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
Billed from: Southampton
Trained by: Drew McDonald, Doug Williams, Jonny Storm, Phil Powers

Erin Marshall

She is often nicknamed "Little" due to her short stature of only 4 ft 11 in. Erin Angel describes her gimmick in wrestling as "I'm a little angel...until you cross me!". While wrestling in Real Quality Wrestling, a promotion run by her trainer Phil Powers, she defeated Nikita; a top female star in the UK. Erin Angel also went on to defeat Ashley Page and Skye in a triple threat match for a chance at RQW's newly created Women's championship. Erin Angel would go on to win this new title after defeating Sweet Saraya at the promotion's A Night Of Champions show. Erin Angel was removed as the Women's Champion not long after longtime boyfriend Phil Powers left the company.


Angel appeared in All Star Wrestling, wrestling the likes of Klondyke Kate and Lisa Fury, and later traveled to Canada to wrestle in Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling.

10. Jamie Hayter


Born: 23 April 1995, Southampton, United Kingdom
Weight: 72 kg
Height: 1.7 m
Full name: Paige Wooding
Billed height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Debut: 2015

Jamie Hayter

Jamie is best known for her work on the independent circuit in England with various promotions including Pro-Wrestling: EVE and RevPro where she is the former RevPro British Women's Champion, she also frequents Stardom, where she is the current Goddess of Stardom Champion (with Bea Priestley) and SWA World Champion. Jamie Hayter has also appeared on AEW Dynamite.

Jamie Hayter

In 2017, Hayter participated in the Pro Wrestling Chaos company in the tournament to crown the first Maiden of Chaos Champion after defeating Dahlia Black in the quarterfinals and was eliminated in the final against Martina. On 4 October 2018 Hayter defeat Ayesha Raymond to win the WWW Women's Championship.



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