Since it is International Women’s Day, we should celebrate by looking at some of the most powerful women in WWE history. Are you curious about my top five? Discover my list below and see how it compares to yours!
The Fabulous Moolah
Even though this lady might be before most of our reader’s time, she is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in WWE history!
The Fabulous Moolah held on to her championship for almost two decades, running from September 18, 1956, until July 23, 1984. Destroying anyone in her path, this record is bound to belong to Moolah forever.
Aside from being an active wrestler, the Fabulous Moolah has trained many top female talents that made their way in the WWE after her active in-ring career ended. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.
Even though the Fabulous Moolah was a heel (the bad girl) for most of her wrestling career, she was much more than her portrayed character and beloved by the some in the WWE Universe.
However, later reports of abuse towards her female trainees have cast her legacy in a new light. She was accused of abuse and forcing her trainees into uncomfortable situations with other men and Moolah herself.
2. Trish Stratus
When someone mentions a WWE female wrestler, or the outdated term “WWE Diva”, one name immediately springs into people’s minds: Trish Stratus! It is not difficult to see why though because this wrestler had the full package: beauty, brains, and outstanding wrestling skills.
Stratus is probably one of the most athletic female wrestlers to enter the squared circle. Not only did she win the Women’s Championship seven times, she also conquered titles such as the Hardcore Championship and was voted Diva of the Decade.
Despite being retired from wrestling in 2006, Stratus made a surprise return to the ring for the first Women’s Royal Rumble in 2018. As expected, she showed everyone that a female wrestler is just as good as a man!
When it comes to proving women are just as good as men, Chyna led the charge! Nicknamed “The Ninth Wonder of the World”, Chyna often challenged men for their titles, not limiting herself to the women’s division.
Under her long list of accomplishments, Chyna won the Intercontinental Championship two times, was the first woman to compete in the Royal Rumble, and the first woman to be a contender for the WWE Championship belt! She also won the Women’s Championship belt at WrestleMania 17.
4. Mickie James
When it comes to power and influence on the women’s division, Mickie James has loads. In the early days of WWE female wrestling, many female wrestlers were recruited based on their looks, but James made her way to the ring from the independent wrestling scene.
James undoubtedly belongs on this list of powerful women, just by the sheer amount of titles she bagged over the years; this includes the Women’s Championship four times and a Diva’s Championship. This also happened in a remarkably short time span of five years!
Winning the Women’s Championship four times, Lita has a deserved spot on this list. Her championship wins are not the only thing that makes her great in my opinion, because I believe she pulled women’s wrestling to a much higher standard.
Only a select few women in the WWE have stood out because of their daring in-ring abilities, and Lita is certainly on that list. Combining high-flying moves with outstanding in-ring awareness, Lita certainly had an influence on the women’s revolution.
What is your top five with the most powerful women in the WWE? Who had the most influence on women’s wrestling today? Let us know in the comment section below.