Gone are the days of wrestling being an exclusively male sport. Today, women wrestle too – and they do it well! Gaining popularity in the United States and Japan, female wrestling has been promoted by not only WWE’s Women’s Revolution, but Stardom, Impact Wrestling, SHIMMER and SHINE too. Here are 7 of the best female wrestlers of all time.
One of the least well-known female wrestlers, but arguably the best of all time, Meiki Satomura is was born in 1979 in Japan. Currently signed to WWE and performing under the NXT UK brand, Satomura is the current NXT UK Women’s champion. She started appearing in world champion wrestling back in 1996 when she was only 17 years old and has been competing for nearly 30 years.
Signed to WWE and performing under the Raw brand, Io Shirai goes by the stage name Io Sky. Having made her professional debut in 2007, Shirai was known as “the face of Stardom”. Her list of titles includes being the Wonder of Stardom Champion, Artist of Stardom Champion, World of Stardom Champion, SWA World Champion and High Speed Champion. She worked under stardom for more than ten years before signing with WWE in 2018.
Asuka, another Japanese wrestler, is one of the all-time greats. With more than 20 years of experience in the ring, she has competed in countless epic matches with some of the best female wrestlers in the business, always putting on an incredible performance. Boasting an incredible legacy, Asuka may be entering the twilight of her career, but it’s been an impressive one, indeed.
Having been signed to both WWE and World Wonder Ring Stardom over the years, Kairi Sane has made a name for herself in the world of wrestling. Boasting excellent charisma, Sane has won countless titles over the years, including the Women’s NXT Championship and many different Stardom titles. She was as exciting to watch as playing at a real money online slot casino and brought a lot to the sport.
One of the most respected female wrestlers of all time, Aja Kong made her debut in 1995 as part WWE’s Survivor series. Kong stole the show, but just before she was able to take the title, the women’s league was cancelled.
However, she made a comeback later on in her career and represented both AEW and WWE throughout her professional wrestling career.
Considered by many as the best female wrestler of all time, Tris Stratus is said to have revolutionized the world of female wrestling. Inspiring a new generation of women to starting wrestling, Stratus represented WWE for many years.
Kay Lee Ray
One of the youngest women on this list, Kay Lee Ray is an all-rounder and always puts on an excellent show. With the longest reign of NXT UK Women’s Championship in the history of the sport, Ray is still in the early days of her career is expected to head to the United States soon to rack up more world class titles.