Top 12 Female Professional Wrestlers in WWE

WWE has always boasted of powerful superstars with amazing power and persona. In addition, there is a full roster of talented and flamboyant female professional wrestlers.

These female wrestlers are not eye candies for the viewer; they make headlines and attract millions of pay-per-view events. Similarly, the talents have also been upgraded drastically from what they used to be just a decade ago.

WWE Wrestler Marina Shafir
WWE Wrestler Marina Shafir with Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler, and Ronda Rousey

The women’s roaster in WWE has evolved along with the time. Likewise, their in-ring skills and performances are just breathtaking.

Considering these wrestlers’ bigger-than-life presence in the WWE world, we have compiled a list for you. This list contains emerging and veteran stars alike who have cemented their position as the top WWE female superstars.

So now, let us dive into the list without any further delay.

Top 12 Female Professional Wrestlers in WWE 

The list has been prepared with the help of various trusted sources from the internet like TheSportster, SportsUnfold, etc. Let’s check out the list.

S.NName of the Female Professional Wrestlers Country
12.Shayna BaszlerUSA
11.Nia JaxAustralia
10.NaomiUSA
9.CarmellaUSA
8.NatalyaCanada
7.BayleyUSA
6.AsukaJapan
5.Bianca BelairUSA
4.Ronda RouseyUSA
3.Charlotte FlairUSA
2.Sasha BanksUSA
1.Becky LynnUSA

12. Shayna Baszler

We will be starting our list with is Shayna Baszler. She is a former mixed martial artist who played in the UF and currently performs in WWE’s brand SmackDown.

Baszler first started her career as a mixed-marital artist in MMA in 2006. There, she gained a lot of popularity and recognition. After that, being cut from the UFC led her to a wrestling career.

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Shayna Baszler

From 2015 to 2017, Baszler has worked in the various events of the Independent circuit and World Wonder Ring Stardom. Then on August 10, 2017, she made her debut in WWE’s brand NXT.

After that, she has been part of the main roster of female wrestlers. She is one of the best female submission wrestlers in WWE history. Her Kirifuda Clutch truly is a terrifying main move that no opponent wants to get caught into.

Baszler is a former two-times NXT Women’s champion and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Nia Jax. 

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11. Nia Jax

Born as Savelina “Lina” Fanene, Nia Jax is an Australian-born American professional wrestler. Nia Jax is her ring name by which she wrestled in WWE.

Jax was a plus-size model before she entered the world of wrestling. In early 2014, she was signed by the WWE, and the following year, she made her debut in the NXT.

She initially debuted under the ring name Zada but later changed it into Nia Jax. A year after her debut in the NXT, Jax was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2016 WWE draft.

Nia Jax
Nia Jax (Source: Instagram)

The draft gave her a chance to make her debut in the main roster. Nicknamed “The Irresistible Force,” her main move is a Samoan drop as a finisher named the Annihilator.

Jax is a former RAW Women’s Champion and two times Women’s Tag Team Champion with her partner Shayna Baszler.

10. Naomi

On our number 10 of the top female professional wrestler is Naomi. Her real name is Trinity Fatu, but she is popular with the ring name Naomi and is currently signed to WWE’s brand SmackDown.

Naomi first made her debut in the NXT in 2010 after WWE signed her the previous year. Her main roster debut was in 2012, along with Cameron as valets for fellow wrestler Brodus Clay, dubbed as The Funkadactyls.

In the 2016 WWE draft, Naomi was drafted to SmackDown. After which, she debuted her new gimmick, new lock, and entrance called “The Glow.”

Naomi transforms her championship.
Naomi transforms her championship.

There’s no doubt that Naomi is one of the skillful female wrestlers in the WWE roaster. Additional to her skill, her gimmick and personality make her popular among her fans.

Naomi is a two-time WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, and she was the winner of the 2018 WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.

9. Carmella

Born as Leah Van Dale, Carmella is a professional wrestler signed to WWE’s brand Raw. Aside from being a professional wrestler, she is also a dancer, fitness instructor, and model.

Carmella made her debut in-ring on NXT on October 16, 2014. She was included in the main roster in SmackDown after the 2016 WWE draft. 

Among the female wrestlers in the main roster, Carmella has some of the most impressive collections of championships. She is a two-time WWE 42/7 Champion WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Carmella
Carmella

Similarly, Carmella is the first winner of the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. In addition, she is the 2019 WrestleMania Wome’s Battle Royal winner.

After being drafted to Raw in the 2021 draft, she formed a tag team with Queen Zelina and won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion.

8. Natalya

Natalya is the next on our list of female professional wrestlers. Her real name is Natalya Neidhart, and she is a member of the famous Hart wrestling family.

Natalya is the daughter of a Hall of Famer and a former member of Hart Foundation, Jim Neidhart. Similarly, she is a third-generation professional wrestler and also a columnist. In 2007, she made her WWE debut.

Also a member of the famous trio of the Hart Dynasty, Natalya is a two-time women’s world champion. Natalya is the first woman in WWE history to win both Divas Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Natalya Neidhart
Natalya Neidhart (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Natalya is the only female wrestler who holds three Guinness Book of World Records. Her record includes most pay-per-view appearances, most matches, and most wins by a female WWE wrestler.

Similarly, Natalya and her tag team partner Tamina are former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Currently, she is part of the SmackDown roster.

7. Bayley

Famously known by her ring name Bayley, she was born Pamela Rose Martinez. She is a free agent who WWE signed in 2012. She made her NXT debut the following year.

After her debut in the NXT, she became the NXT Women’s Champion in 2015. Bayley was nicknamed “hugger” in her early career for hugging many fans (especially young ones) during her entrance.

In 2016, Bayley made her main roster debut and pay-per-view debut at Battleground. She then became part of the Raw roster. In the 2019 WWE draft, Bayley was drafted to SmackDown.

Bayley after winning Money in the Bank
Bayley, after winning Money in the Bank.

Bayley is famous for her finishing move in-ring called belly-to-belly suplex, also called Bayley-to-Belly. Thanks to her skills, she has one of the impressive WWE achievements.

She is a former NXT Women’s champion, WWE Raw Women’s champion, two-times WWE SmackDDown Women’s Champion, two-times WWE Women’s Tag Team champion with Sasha Banks, etc.

Likewise, Bayley is the longest-reigning modern Women’s champion in WWE history. Currently, she is inactive due to torn ACL.

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6. Asuka

On our number 7 of the top female professional wrestler is a Japanese wrestler Asuka. She is a free agent currently signed to WWE. Her real name is Kanako Urai.

Asuka made her professional wrestling debut under the name Kana in 2004. After that, she wrestled in different platforms as a freelancer before signing with WWE in 2015.

After signing with the WWE, she became the second female Japanese wrestler to sign with the Enterprise. She debuted in the WWE’s brand NXT. Her performance soon captured the WWE world’s attention.

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Asuka NXT Women’s Champion 2016 (Source: Wikimedia.org)

Asuka was called one of the greatest champions in WWE history by the NXT General Manager. Then she was included in the main roster of Raw. In 2018, she was drafted in SmackDown.

In 2021, Asuka was named as one of the top 5 greatest female superstars of all time by WWE. Asuka is also a former NXT Women’s Champion, two-times WWE Raw Women’s Champion, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Similarly, she is also a two-times WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Kairi Sane and Charlotte Flair. In addition, Asuka was also the 2020 Women’s Money in the Bank winner.

5. Bianca Belair

Bianca Belair is one of the current female superstars of the WWE Raw brand. She is a former track and field athlete who turned into a professional wrestler.

In 2016, Blair signed with the WWE and made her debut under the ring name “Binky Blair.” Relentless and aggressive, she soon became a fan favorite. After Wrestlemania 36, she made her main roster debut.

In the 2020 draft, Blair was drafted to SmackDown but returned to Raw in the 2021 draft. She is a WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Bianca Belair ESPY
Bianca Belair flaunts her ESPY award.

In 2021, she won the Royal Rumble match, making her the second African-American wrestler to achieve the feat after The Rock.

Similarly, after Blair won the SmackDown Women’s Championship in Wrestlemania 37, she and Sasha Banks became the first Black women to headline Wrestlemania.

Ranked as the No. 1 female wrestler by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, she is one of the top superstars of WWE.

4. Ronda Rousey

Next up, we have a professional wrestler who is also a former judoka, mixed martial artist, and actress. Ronda Rousey is one of the most powerful and skillful female wrestlers in WWE.

Rousey is famous for being a former UFC fighter. She achieved a lot of popularity while in the UFC, from where she retired in 2016.

In 2018, WWE signed her and thus began her WWE superstar journey. Rousey has been nicknamed “Rowdy,” inherited from WWE Hall of Famer wrestler Roddy Piper.

Female Athletes of 2021
Ronda Rousey

She headlined in the WWE’s inaugural all-women pay-per-view. Similarly, after winning the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, she became the only woman to win the UFC and WWE Championship.

Rousey is the longest-reigning Raw Women’s Champion. She won the 2022 Women Royal Rumble. Currently, she wrestles in the SmackDown brand.

3. Charlotte Flair

The Number 3 of the top female professional wrestler goes to a second-generation professional wrestler, Charlotte Flair. She is the daughter of the WWE Hall of Famer, the Nature Boy, Ric Flair.

Flair began training in the WWE a year before her debut in the NXT in 2013. While her time in NXT, she won the NXT Women’s Championship twice.

Then in 2015, she was promoted to Raw’s main roster. After making her main roster debut, Flair won the Divas Championship.

ric-flair-and-charlott
Ric Flair is accompanying his daughter Charlotte.

Similarly, she has won the Raw’s Women’s Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship for a record six times. Furthermore, she also won the Women’s Tag Team Champion becoming a Triple Crown Champion and a Grand Slam.

In 2021, she was drafted to SmackDown as a Raw Women’s Champion. A talented and skillful wrestler, Flair has inherited her father’s talent.

2. Sasha Banks

Our number 2 goes to Sasha Banks. Born as Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, she made her debut in 2011 in WWE brand NXT under the name.

Previous to her WWE debut, Banks wrestled in the independent circuit. After her debut, she was a one-time NXT Women’s Champion. She made her main roster debut in 2015.

After her debut in the main roster, Banks has held the WWE Raw Women’s Championship five times. Similarly, she has also won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship two times.

Sasha Banks
Sasha Banks (Source: Instagram)

When Banks won her SmackDown championship, she became the fourth WWE Women’s Triple Crown Champion and third WWE Wome’s Grand Slam Champion.

At Wrestlemania 37, she and Bianca Beliar became the first Black women to headline Wrestlemania jointly.

In 2021, Banks was the third most tweeted about female athletes. She is currently active in the WWE’s SmackDown.

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1. Becky Lynch

And our number 1 top female professional wrestler is non-other than Becky Lynch. She is an Irish wrestler whose real name is Rebecca Quin and is currently active in the Raw roster.

Lynch is the current Raw Women’s Champion. In addition, she is one of the most recognizable and highest-paid WWE wrestlers.

She started training in 2002 as a professional wrestler and used Rebecca Knox as her ring name. Lynch signed to WWE in 2013 and started her WWE journey from NXT.

Becky Lynch with her victory
Becky Lynch, with her victory

In 2015, the wrestler made her main roster debut in Raw. Lynch was part of the trio along with Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks, with whom Stephanie McMahon called for a revolution in the WWE Diva division.

Similarly, she made her SmackDown debut after being drafted in the 2016 WWE draft. With her deadly arm-lock called “Diss Arm Her” and Manhandle Slam, Lynch has been able to dominate WWE.

She won WWE Raw Women’s Championship once before. Likewise, she is a former four times WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion and 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble winner.

Conclusion

The WWE female roster has evolved drastically from what it used to be. The credit also goes to these ladies who have charmed us with their skills and bigger-than-life persona.

Do you agree with our list? Who do you think is the top female professional wrestler? Do let us know!

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Comments

  1. Since the majority of matches have predetermined winners it is very hard to dispute your list. I do not think Charlotte Flair has anywhere near the talent her father has, she uses her size rule breaking talents to her best interests. All the other wrestlers mentioned are a credit to the WWE and themselves. They deserve a champion that is a credit to their organization not just a former champion’s daughter.

  2. I agree with most of the list but I wouldn’t have Becky Lynch as number 1. Lynch should be 5. Behind Asuka as 4, Bayley 3, Sasha Banks 2, and if you like her or not even if you’re tired of her Charlotte Flair should be 1. She’s going to bring something big in every ppv. I don’t agree with Becky Lynch because she muffs her moves entirely too much.

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