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Wrestling: PWI150 – Womens150 Announced! Ft; WWE, AEW, STARDOM & More

Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced today that former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is the #1 ranked wrestler as part of this year’s Women’s 150 – PWI150!

Pro Wrestling Illustrated has named Bianca Belair as the top women’s pro wrestler in the world. The EST has secured the top spot on the PWI Women’s Top 150 list. Women’s wrestling has grown even more popular this year, so PWI expanded the annual Top 100 list to 150. This PWI Top 150 was assembled with input from experts in the field. Several factors were used as ranking criteria, including wins & losses, quality of competition and cultural impact. The evaluation period ran from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.


The announcement was made by PWI contributing writer Kristen Ashly on the latest episode of Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast.

The PWI150 – Top 10 Is As Follows:

1. Bianca Belair (WWE)

2. Utami Hayashishita (Stardom)

3. Donna Purrazzo (Impact)

4. Britt Baker (AEW)

5. Thunder Rosa (AEW)

6. Sasha Banks (WWE)

7. Siri (Stardom)

8. Io Shirai (NXT)

9. Tam Nakano (Stardom)

10. Raquel Gonzalez (NXT)


Previous Winners

PWI has been ranking the world’s top women’s wrestlers for over a decade. Here’s a look back at previous winners:

2008: Awesome Kong
2009: Mickie James
2010: Michelle McCool
2011: Madison Eagles
2012: Gail Kim
2013: Cheerleader Melissa
2014: Paige
2015: Nikki Bella
2016: Charlotte
2017: Asuka
2018: Ronda Rousey
2019: Becky Lynch
2020: Bayley


PWI’s Top 10 Women’s Wrestlers for 2020

Bianca Belair was not ranked in the top 10 last year, which makes her achievement even more impressive.

  1. Bayley
  2. Becky Lynch
  3. Asuka
  4. Charlotte Flair
  5. Sasha Banks
  6. Hikaru Shida
  7. Tessa Blanchard
  8. Riho
  9. Io Shirai
  10. Mayu Iwatani
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