Wrestling The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the female wrestlers you think have had the best matches & storylines throughout their careers.

Figuring out who is the best WWE female wrestler is easy compared to deciding who were the best female wrestlers of all time, across all the promotions. We've put together this list of famous female wrestlers from all over, and that includes a lot of the best female wrestlers not in WWE.

Which of these female wrestlers has held the most titles, had the strongest storylines and made the most memorable careers in their time in WWE, Impact, TNA, AAA and Japanese promotions like JWP? There are retired female wrestlers like Bull Nakano, who helped shape the world of wrestling today and newer wrestlers like Asuka, who is an already undefeated rising star and building her name under the SmackDown brand. Some of these women wrestlers are cross-over champions, holding long title reigns both as Divas and as Reina de Reinas.

There are so many female wrestlers who are great at what they do, but we need you to vote up the best female wrestlers who are truly the best of the best!

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Becky Lynch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
hopper1313 added Rebecca Quin (born 30 January 1987) is an Irish professional wrestler and actress currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Becky Lynch. Quin began ...more

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Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 42 Patricia Anne Stratigeas is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, and fitness guru, actress and television personality, better known by her stage name and former ring ...more

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Asuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • Reina World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Reina World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • Smash Diva Championship (2 times)
  • NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • 914 day undefeated streak which ended at WrestleMania 34 (267–0)
Kanako Urai is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Asuka. Previously known as Kana, she started her professional ...more

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Ashley Fliehr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 31

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

 

  • NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Raw Women's Championship[a] (4 times)
  • WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (2 times, current)
  • NXT Women's Championship Tournament (2014)
Ashley Fliehr is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, performing in their developmental system NXT under the ring name Charlotte, where she is a former NXT Women's Champion. ...more

5
296 213
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 26

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • IWE Women's Championship (1 time)
  • RWC No Limitz Championship (1 time)
  • NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Raw Women's Championship (4 times)
  • NXT Year-End Award for Match of the Year (2015)
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, where she performs in their developmental system NXT under the ring name Sasha Banks and is the NXT Women's ...more

6
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Paige is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 25

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WAWW British Ladies Championship (1 time)
  • WAWW Ladies Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Divas Championship (2 times)
  • NXT Women's Championship Tournament (2013)
Saraya-Jade Bevis is a British professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Paige. Bevis made her debut in 2005 in the World Association of ...more

7
234 167
Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 41

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • TNA Knockouts Championship (7 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Queen of the Knockouts (2013)
  • TNA World Cup (2015)
  • WWE Women's Championship (1 time)
Gail Kim-Irvine is a Canadian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, model and actress of Korean descent currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. She also worked with ...more

8
260 200
Amy Dumas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 42 Amy Christine Dumas, better known by the stage name/ring name Lita, is an American former professional wrestler, and singer. She performed with WWE from 2000 to 2006, and has since made ...more

9
131 80
Natalya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
havanamitchell added age 35 Natalie Katherine "Nattie" Neidhart is a Canadian professional wrestler. She works for WWE under the ring name Natalya. The first third-generation female wrestler in the world, ...more

10
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AJ Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 31

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • FCW Divas Championship (1 time)
  • WSU Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Divas Championship (3 times)
  • Record-tying three time WWE Divas winner, holding title for record 406 days.
April Jeanette "AJ" Brooks is an American retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Mendez began her career performing on the New Jersey independent ...more

11
272 237
Alexa Bliss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 26

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWE Raw Women's Championship (3 times)
  • WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (2 times)
  • Money in the Bank (Women's 2018)
  • First woman to hold both SmackDown and Raw Women's Championship titles.

12
95 56
Bayley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Phillip Aaron Galactus Bryant added Pamela Rose Martinez is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Bayley, where she performs in its developmental branch, NXT.

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Mickie James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 38

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • TNA Knockouts Championship (3 times)
  • TNA World Cup of Wrestling (2013)
  • UWF Women's Championship (2 times)
  • WWE Women's Championship (5 times)
  • WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
Mickie Laree James is an American professional wrestler, actress, television personality, model, and country singer currently wrestling in a Independent circuit. James began her professional ...more

14
191 175
Chyna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
BraddyEarl added age 47 Chyna is an American former professional wrestler, actress, bodybuilder. Laurer first rose to prominence in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, where she ...more

15
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Beth Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 37 Elizabeth "Beth" Kocianski is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Beth Phoenix. She is best known for her time with WWE, where she is a former WWE ...more

16
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Alundra Blayze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Jesse Batson added Alundra Blayze

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Manami Toyota is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Phillip Aaron Galactus Bryant added age 47 Manami Toyota is a professional wrestler best known for her work with the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling wrestling promotion. Following AJW's closure she has continued to work in other joshi ...more

18
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Lisa Marie Varon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • PWI Woman of the Year (2004)
  • Ranked No. 5 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2009
  • TNA Women's Knockout Championship (5 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Women's Championship (2 times)
Lisa Marie Varon is an American professional wrestler, former bodybuilder and fitness competitor. Varon is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ringname Victoria ...more

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50 47
Wendi Richter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Jesse Batson added age 56 Wendi Richter is a retired American professional wrestler. She began her professional wrestling career in companies such as the National Wrestling Alliance, where she teamed with Joyce Grable, ...more

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Lioness Asuka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Lioness Asuka age 54

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

TWF World Women's Championship (4 times)

  • AJW Championship (2 times)
  • WWWA World Single Championship (2 times)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times)
  • Japan Grand Prix (1985)
  • Twin Star of Arsion Championship (3 times)
Lioness Asuka is a retired Japanese professional wrestler from Tokyo. Along with long-time tag team partner Chigusa Nagayo she formed The Crush Gals, known for their mainstream popularity in the ...more

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132 156
Molly Holly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 40 Nora Benshoof is an American retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment from 2000 to 2005 under the ...more

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149 180
Naomi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 30

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • FCW Divas Championship (1 time, inaugural)
  • FCW Divas Championship Tournament (2010)
  • WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (2 times)
  • WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal (2018, inaugural)
Trinity Fatu is an American wrestler, actress, model, dancer and singer signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Naomi. In August 2009, she signed with World ...more

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112 131
Bull Nakano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 50

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWWA World Single Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • AJW Hall of Fame (1998)
  • CMLL World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWF Women's Championship (1 time)
Keiko Nakano, better known as Bull Nakano, is a professional golfer and former professional wrestler. She began competing in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling as a teenager under the ring name ...more

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63 67
Ember Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Adrienne Reese is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Ember Moon, where she performs on the Raw brand. Moon previously wrestled on the independent ...more

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Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 31 Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight ...more

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Aja Kong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AJW Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Single Championship (2 times)
  • Queen of Arsion Championship (1 time)
  • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (3 times)
  • AAAW Single Championship (3 times)
Erika Shishido is a professional wrestler, better known by the stage name Aja Kong, and the founder of the ARSION all-women professional wrestling promotion. Shishido has won several ...more

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Angelina Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 36

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • PWP Women's Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Women's Knockout Championship (6 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship Tournament (2010)
  • Global Impact Tournament (2015)
Lauren Williams is a Canadian professional wrestler. She works for TNA under the ring name Angelina Love. In TNA, she held the Knockouts Championship a record six times, and was a one-time ...more

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82 100
Chigusa Nagayo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Chigusa Nagayo age 53

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AJW Junior Championship (2 times)
  • All Pacific Championship (2 times)
  • IWA World Women's Championship (2 times)
  • WWWA World Single Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times)
Chigusa Nagayo is a retired Japanese female professional wrestler best known for her mainstream popularity in the 1980s as a member of the tag team The Crush Gals with long-time partner Lioness ...more

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Velvet Sky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 36

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • TNT Women's Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Women's Knockout Championship (2 times)
  • WEW World Championship (1 time)
  • WEW World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
Jamie Lynn Szantyr is an American professional wrestler, best known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Velvet Sky. She is a former two time TNA Women's Knockout ...more

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100 130
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 40

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWWA World Single Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • NEO Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Championship (2 times)
  • Queen of the Knockouts (2015)
Kia Michelle Stevens is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Awesome Kong. She also appeared in WWE as Kharma. She is a ...more

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154 204
Nikki Bella is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 34 Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace (born November 21, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, actress, and model signed to WWE under the ring name Nikki Bella, performing on the SmackDown brand. ...more

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Michelle McCool is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 38 Michelle Leigh Calaway is an American retired professional wrestler who is best known for her time with WWE. She is also a former two-time WWE Divas Champion and a two-time WWE Women's Champion. ...more

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Taya Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 34

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship (2 times)
  • Luchadora of the Year (2014, 2015)
  • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
Kira Renee Forster is a Canadian former model and fitness competitor now working as a professional wrestler currently performing under the name of Taya for Mexican wrestling promotion ...more

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76 98
Jaguar Yokota is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 56

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWWA World Single Championship (2 times)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • AWF World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • UWA World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWWD World Tag Team Championship (1 time, current)
Rimi Yokota is a Japanese professional wrestler and later wrestling trainer, who wrestled under the name Jaguar Yokota. She is widely considered one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time, ...more

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Ashley Lane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 32

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • Zero 1 USA Women's Championship (1 time)
  • OCW Women's Championship (2 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Championship (5 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • Queen of the Knockouts (2014)
Ashley Nichole Cabot is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed to TNA under the ring name Madison Rayne. Simmons began her wrestling career on the independent circuit ...more

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103 137
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 54 Jacqueline DeLois Moore is a semi-retired American professional wrestler. She is best known for her stint in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment from 1998 to 2004 as well as working for ...more

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73 96
Katarina Waters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 37

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • World Queens of Chaos Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Knockouts Championship (2 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship Tournament (2010)
  • TWC Women's Championship (1 time)[10]
Katarina Leigh Waters is a German-born English professional wrestler, valet and actress. She is best known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment as Katie Lea and Total Nonstop Action ...more

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61 81
Dump Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Dump Matsumoto age 57

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AJW Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • Tag League the Best (1985)
  • AJW Hall of Fame (1998)
Kaoru Matsumoto is a semi-retired Japanese professional wrestler, known by her ringname Dump Matsumoto, who competed in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling as one of the leading female wrestlers ...more

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66 89
Faby Apache is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Faby Apache age 37

Championships & Accomplishments:

  • Sky High of Arsion Championship (1 time)
  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship (3 times, current)
  • AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship (4 times)
  • AAA World Trios Championship (1 time)
  • Lucha Libre World Cup: 2016 Women's division
Fabiola Balbuena Torres is a Mexican Luchadora, or female professional wrestler best known under the ring name Faby Apache. Between 2005 and 2009 she was involved in a long running storyline ...more

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80 113
ODB is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 39

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • TNA Women's Knockout Championship (4 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Gauntlet for the Gold (2008, 2017 – Knockouts
  • New Year's Knockout Eve Tournament (2010)
  • TNA World Cup of Wrestling (2014)
Jessica Nora Kresa is an American professional wrestler, referee and actress better known as ODB, currently signed to Ring of Honor known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where ...more

41
69 97
Sexy Star is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 35

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship (3 times)
  • AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Lucha Underground Championship (1 time)
  • Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship (1 time)
  • Aztec Warfare III
Dulce Maria García Rivas is a Mexican Luchadora enmascarada, or masked female professional wrestler. She works for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, where she performs ...more

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Mercedes Martinez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 37

Some Championships and Accomplishments:

  • Shimmer Championship (2 times)
  • WXW C4 Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WXW Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  • WXW Women's Championship (6 times, current)
  • WXW Hall of Fame (2014)
Mercedes Martinez is an American professional wrestler, currently performing for Shimmer Women Athletes, as well as numerous independent promotions including World Xtreme Wrestling, Women ...more

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Rhonda Sing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Dec. at 40 (1961-2001)

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • IWA World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Single Championship (2 times)
  • WWC Women's Championship (5 times)
  • AWA Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWF Women's Championship (1 time)
Rhonda Ann Sing was a Canadian professional wrestler. After training with Mildred Burke, she wrestled in Japan under the name Monster Ripper. In 1987, she returned to Canada and began working ...more

44
92 133
Brie Bella is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Swnjam21 added age 34 Brie Bella is the twin sister of Nikki Bella and are currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Raw Brand.

45
62 89
Jackie Sato is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Jackie Sato Dec. at 42 (1957-1999)

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWWA World Single Championship (3 times)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • AJW Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Co-founder of Japan Women's Pro Wrestling (JWP)
Naoko Satō, better known as Jackie Satō was a professional wrestler from Yokohama, Japan. In the 1970s, while wrestling for All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, she formed the tag team, the Beauty ...more

46
61 87
Devil Masami is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 56

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AJW Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Single Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • JWP Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • WCW Women's Championship (1 time)
Masami Yoshida is a Japanese professional wrestler best known for her appearances in All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling, GAEA Japan and JWP Joshi Puroresu under the name Devil Masami. She is a ...more

47
74 107
Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 45

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship (3 times)
  • AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Mexican National Women's Championship (2 times)
  • Northern Mexico Women's Championship (1 time)
Xóchitl Leyva Sánchez is a Mexican luchadora, or female professional wrestler best known under the ring name Tiffany. She has won the 2003, 2005 and 2008 Reina de Reinas ...more

48
60 87
Yoshiko Tamura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Yoshiko Tamura age 42

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • AWF World Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WCW Women's Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  • NEO Single Championship (7 times)
  • NEO Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • NWA Women's Pacific Championship (7 times)
Yoshiko Tamura is a Japanese retired professional wrestler. Tamura was trained by the All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling promotion, made her debut in September 1994 and worked for the promotion for ...more

49
67 97
Ayako Hamada is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
age 37

Some Championships & Accomplishments:

  • WWWA World Single Championship (2 times)
  • AAA Reina de Reinas Championship (1 time)
  • Wave Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • WWA World Women's Championship (1 time)
Ayako Valentina Hamada Villarreal is a Japanese-Mexican female professional wrestler, who is currently wrestling for Pro Wrestling Wave in Japan and Shimmer Women Athletes in the United States. ...more

50
65 94
Leilani Kai is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Wrestlers Of All Time
Bed added age 58 Patty Seymour is a semi-retired professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Leilani Kai. She began training with The Fabulous Moolah right after finishing high school. In the 1980s, as ...more