Just like in the Top 100 Greatest Wrestlers list, I'm ranking down the best women wrestlers by their in-ring abilities,contributions in the business,accolades,and overall impact.
So without further ado let's take a look who takes the No. 20-11 spots!
Ms. Mae started her pro wrestling career in 1939 and seventy years later still manages to wrestle, she was in fact the oldest professional wrestling to still wrestle until her death.
Trained by the legendary Mildred Burke, Mae Young was not only beautiful but also one of the toughest women wrestlers in her heyday. She was the inaugural NWA Florida Women's Champion and also held multiple other championships in the NWA.
Mae Young was never married as she was already married to her one true love, professional wrestling. She respects the business very much and will do anything for the fans, there was even a time where she got powerbombed through a table by Bubba Ray at 82 years old!!!
Also all of her fellow peers never had a bad thing to say about her. She was an inspiration to many women wrestlers and truly a universally respected legend.
Matsumoto is one of the earliest wrestlers to prove that women are not just eye candy and they can be total badasses too. She is one of the most famous hardcore wrestlers in all of Puroresu.
Matsumoto was one of the most famous women wrestlers during the 80's and led the stable "Gokuaku Domei" which consisted with other women wrestlers like Bull Nakano,Crane Yu,and Condor Saito. They feuded with the Crush Gals, which was one of the most famous rivalries in Japan, selling out arenas and getting high ratings in TV!
Matsumoto is a former AJW Champion and was inducted to the AJW Hall of Fame. She also held the WWWA Tag-Team Championship twice.
When people talk about Joshi Puroresu, most of the people that come to their mind first are the likes of Manami Toyota and Bull Nakano but Dump Matsumoto seems like just an afterthought to some people, she definitely deserves more credit for her contributions.
While most people know her best as the mother of 2x Divas Champion: Paige, Saraya is more than just a mother but a great wrestler as well. In fact some people say that she is the greatest female wrestler in all of UK!
I guess you can say she has the "total package" as well as she got fantastic wrestling skills,she is very good on the mic,and really looks great for her age too. Also she portrays a great heel and can instantly draw heat from the crowd.
When talking about accolades, she has won a plethora of titles over the years and I'm just gonna name a few of them: SHIMMER Championship,2x Bellatrix British Championship,3x HEW Women's Championship,SCW Ladies Championship,and the RQW European Women's Championship.
She has faced other great female wrestlers over the years as well, including Paige! How many wrestlers out there can say that they wrestled their own daughter?
Beth Phoenix was in someways the modern day Chyna of wrestling. She both has the looks and strength which made her one of the best women's wrestler in today's era.
Having a broken jaw in her debut didn't stop her from dominating the whole women's division in the WWE. A great worker, Beth can make anyone she wrestles look great, even the likes of Kelly Kelly!
She captured the WWE Women's Championship 3 times and was also a Divas Champion. She also held the OVW Women's Championship and FNW Cruiserweight Championship. Beth is also the 2nd female to enter the Royal Rumble, even eliminating The Great Khali!
After getting released by the WWE, she decided to retire in wrestling and is now having a happy family life with her husband Edge and two of their children. Good for her!
Mickie James is another one of those wrestlers who is a "complete package." She has the looks,in-ring talent,and charisma which made her a successful wrestler wherever she went.
She is of course best known for her WWE run where she managed to become a 5x WWE Women's Champion! The most memorable thing for me about Mickie James' WWE run was her feud with Trish Stratus, in fact their match in WrestleMania 22 I consider as one of the best women's matches ever!
After getting released from the WWE, she went on to find success on other promotions such as in TNA where she became a 3x TNA Women's Knockout Champion. She also won the PWF Women's Championship,NWA Cyberspace Women's Championship,and the MCW Women's Championship.
Mickie James still wrestles to this very day and is also having a happy life with her husband: Nick Aldis aka Magnus!
Akira Hokuto is said to be one of the nicest people outside of the ring, but when it's time to duke it out in the squared circle, she turns into a vicious hardcore woman!
Hokuto lives up to her nickname "The Dangerous Queen" as she was involved in a lot of hardcore matches in her 16 year career in pro wrestling. If you haven't watched a match of hers yet, I suggest looking up the one against Shinobu Kandori which is a 5 Star Rated Match!
While most hardcore wrestlers can't do well in technical bouts, Hokuto is different as she can still go toe to toe with anybody whether it's a brutal hardcore brawl or a straight up scientific wrestling match.
She didn't only find success in her home country of Japan but on other parts of the world as well like in the USA and Mexico. She once held the CMLL World Women's Championship for 828 days, one of the longest reigns for said title.
She also held the WCW Women's Championship,WWWA Tag-Team Championship (2x),and the All Pacific Championship (2x.)
While she already laced up her boots a long time ago, Hokuto still works in the business but as a trainer,road agent,and even a promoter. She also found love in wrestling as she is married to another Japanese wrestling legend: Kensuke Sasaki.
While she may not be the best known worker, Chyna was still very important to the growth of the WWF and she also helped break down barriers in wrestling.
Before Trish or Lita, Chyna was the first most over female wrestler in the Attitude Era because of her unique size and look that was never really seen in WWF before. She had a lot of memorable moments in the company most notably her time with DX and also her run with Eddie Guerrero and feud with Chris Jericho.
Like I said earlier, Chyna broke down barriers in wrestling as she often challenges both genders to matches. She was also the first and only female to become Intercontinental Champion and she got hold of the belt three times as well! Chyna was also the WWE Women's Champion.
After getting released from the WWE she never really managed to regain her spot as a top female wrestler in other companies mainly because of her personal demons. She did fine in Japan but nothing really that memorable.
Sadly Chyna just left us not too long ago but let us all remember her for the great things she has done and contributed to pro wrestling.
Richter gave us a fresh breath of air as she defeated Moolah for the Women's Championship in 1984 and quickly rose to fame! Wendi Richter in a lot of ways was the Hulk Hogan of the Women's Division in the 80's. She was over like crazy and fans all over the world knew her thanks to her involvement with Cyndi Lauper!
Her partnership with WWF ended after the events of "The Original Screwjob"
Richter also found success in other promotions such as in the AWA & WWC where she hold both of the companies' women's titles. She was also held the NWA World Women's Tag-Team Championship twice with Joyce Grable.
She wrestled in the independents until 2005, Richter then finally buried the hatchet with Vince in 2010 after being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame. She has made appearances with the company ever since.
Madusa is one of those wrestlers in general that I see can be successful on whatever era she's in! An all-around great worker,decent mic skills,and has the charisma to get over with the crowd!
She had great matches and rivalries with various wrestlers over the years, most notably her feud with Bull Nakano in 1995 for the Women's Championship which is considered by many as one of the greatest women's wrestling feud of all time.
Madusa has also won multiple championship belts in her 2 decade career, most notably as a 3x WWF Women's Champion,AWA Women's Champion,and the first female to become the WCW Cruiserweight Champion!
While she has retired in the ring since 2001, she still makes appearances on wrestling shows and conventions to this day, she was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 which she definitely deserves!
Sing was trained by the legendary: Mildred Burke. She found a lot of success all over the world with her persona as "Monster Ripper" gaining title belts in countries such as Japan,Canada,and Puerto Rico!
In the 90's she had a short run with the WWF as a comedic wrestler known as "Bertha Faye." She was managed and had an on-screen relationship with Harvey Wippleman, during her run their she managed to become a one-time WWF Women's Champion. She also had a short, mainly forgettable run in WCW before her death.
Like I said earlier, she captured the WWF Women's Championship and also she was the first ever Stampede Women's Champion. Sing was also a 5x WWC Women's Champion and 2x WWWA World Champion.
After leaving WCW she decided to retire in wrestling, sadly in July 27,2001 she suffered a heart attack and passed away. She may be gone, but never will be forgotten.
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