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WWE’s Charlotte Flair is officially on top of the PWI Female 50 list!

This simply adds on to Flair’s long list of accomplishments from this year. These achievements include being the last Divas champion, first and 3x RAW Women’s champion, first woman in 12 years to have a main event match on Monday Night RAW, first woman to compete in (and win) a Hell in a Cell match and the first woman to compete in (and win) a WWE pay-per-view main event.

The new Top 50 list includes a total of 18 new entries, with the highest being Asuka at number 3.

The biggest climber is Madison Eagles, who went from number 35 to 12.

The largest faller of the year is Santana Garrett as she went from number 4 to number 24.

View the full list below. Last year’s placement is in parenthesis (in which ‘-‘ indicates that they did not place):

  1. Charlotte Flair (10)
  2. Sasha Banks (3)
  3. Asuka (-)
  4. Becky Lynch (17)
  5. Bayley (11)
  6. Jade (26)
  7. Natalya (19)
  8. Gail Kim (5)
  9. Sexy Star (13)
  10. Sienna (-)
  11. Ivelisse (25)
  12. Madison Eagles (35)
  13. Nicole Savoy (-)
  14. Rosemary (9)
  15. Allie (8)
  16. Nicole Matthews (16)
  17. Kimber Lee (18)
  18. Candice Lerae (22)
  19. Paige (2)
  20. Heidi Lovelace (41)
  21. Evie (40)
  22. Cheerleader Melissa (14)
  23. Nia Jax (-)
  24. Santana Garrett (4)
  25. Naomi (7)
  26. Dana Brooke (-)
  27. Madison Rayne (27)
  28. Kay Lee Ray (36)
  29. Alexa Bliss (-)
  30. Lufisto (15)
  31. Amber Gallows (-)
  32. Marti Bell (37)
  33. Emma (31)
  34. Taylor Made (-)
  35. Vanessa Kraven (50)
  36. Su Yung (-)
  37. Ember Moon (24)
  38. Tessa Blanchard (42)
  39. Jessicka Havok (20)
  40. Shayna Baszler (-)
  41. Crazy Mary Dobson (46)
  42. Malia Hosaka (49)
  43. Thunder Rosa (-)
  44. Carmella (-)
  45. KC Spinelli (-)
  46. Veda Scott (33)
  47. Jessica James (-)
  48. Xandra Bale (47)
  49. Kaitlin Diemond (-)
  50. Eva Marie (-)

You can order your physical or digital copy of Pro Wrestling Illustrated (which features this list) on their website.

What do you think of the list? Do you agree? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • communismwillwin

    Asuka is better than Charlotte! They are just racist!

    • Windyhawaii

      Lol sure they’re definitely racist just because she is not number they’re SUDDENLY RACIST for sure

  • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

    Well the 4HW on the top 5 no surprise… Asuka belongs there, so for me all good. Dana Brooke is too high… she should’ve been in 49

    • Windyhawaii

      Just because someone comes from NXT doesn’t make them spectacular

      • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

        You are right, Dana isnt spectacular… but you have to agree that this year, those 5 first stops were earned!

        • Windyhawaii

          What do you man five first stops? But yes for sure the NXT girls are phenominal but I just get oddly defensive when people don’t onclude the vets like Nattie and foxy

          • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

            mistake *spots lool

          • Windyhawaii

            alright lol auto correct

  • Aaron

    Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwatani, Toni Storm and others are missing from this list. This is the PWI North America 50.

    • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

      Agree with Io Shirai, Hojo and Mayu! They are extremely talented in the ring… they could come to WWE and join Asuka against Sasha, Charlotte, Becky and Bayley it would be insane!

      • Aaron

        This list is so messed up, Eva Marie made it and there’re 14 year olds in Japan who are better than her.

        • Windyhawaii

          Yeah this list is weird but Eva marie gets a lot of unnecessary hate she’s still in WWE so clearly she wants to be there because otherwise she she wouldn’t be dealing with the constant heckles from fans

          • HouseOfMaryse

            I think she wants to be there but not for wrestling. WWE can (and has) opened doors for her. She’s got a hair line a clothing line, she’s acting. She always seems more focused on everything outside of the ring rather than in it.

          • Windyhawaii

            That may seem true at the moment, but she has invested a lot of time to learn how to adapt at wrestling. I think she cares about both equally but since WWE isn’t letting her back into the ring yet, right now she’s more focused on the stuff outside of the ring.

          • Aaron

            She’s not TV ready, she should spend at least 6 -12 months working NXT house shows in Florida only.

          • Windyhawaii

            wow you really are a moron please go away I don’t want to waste the IQ points with you

          • HouseOfMaryse

            It’s been that way since day one and it’s been what three or four years now? I don’t know I don’t see her having the passion for wrestling which is fine as long as she stops being fake about it

          • Windyhawaii

            you cant say that as a definitive fact because you dont know if she has the passion or not. But even if she didnt there are plenty of people who came in not caring for wrestling who grew to love it.

        • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

          Shirai would kill Eva in the ring!

          • Aaron

            There are 14 year olds who would.

    • Neku Neko

      North American? No Mexico, only Sexy Star but for Lucha Underground

      • Aaron

        Wrestlers who work in North American promotions.

        • #WomensWrestling

          Is this confirmed somewhere? I just want to be well informed :)

        • Neku Neko

          Mexico is part of North American

  • Bryskers

    Charlotte really was the only option for number one.

    Congrats Queen.

    • Aaron

      Io Shirai is #1, she is the Ace of a whole promotion.

      • Bryskers

        No idea who she is, sorry :-/
        I don’t watch much wrestling other than WWE.

        • Aaron

          Look her up along with Kairi Hojo and Mayu Iwatani. YouTube has some stuff and Stardom is the promotion they work for.

          • Bryskers

            I will, thanks.

        • Aaron

          Io Shirai and Kairi Hojo recieved WWE contract offers. Io is most likely signing.

          • ssilva872

            Well then she will be top 5 in a year or so if she is as good as you say and I have little doubt in talent from Japan.

  • Windyhawaii

    Natalya is the real number 1 though

    • Aaron

      Go watch some Io Shirai.

      • Windyhawaii

        I don’t need to, Natalya could square up with her anyday. Io i known is amazing, but Natalya has so much untapped potential it’s like a nuclear bomb waiting to be launched

        • Aaron

          You know nothing, Io is better.

          • Windyhawaii

            And you clearly are a fake fanboy after just learning about her, get the Fck out moron

          • Aaron

            I watch Joshi promotions and European promotions along with North American promotions. You need to branch and explore the entire world of wrestling.

          • Windyhawaii

            I dont have to if i dont want to, i watch vidoes of that stuff online and im fine with that. You still clearly no nothing about Natalya though you act as if she is nothing now which makes you low key dumb and acting like Io is a goddess

          • Aaron

            Never said Natayla wasn’t a great worker because, she is a great worker. In my opinion she is missing that something extra.

          • Windyhawaii

            okay first off im an idiot it was the 4HW girl who said in her prime she could fight Io so sorry for that, but the extra thing thats missing from her is the fact that the WWE sees her as an afterthought now but they know if they release her people will riot, but if they just TRIED to invest in her a little they’d see what she can bring, especially now that she is back to being a heel.

        • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

          Natalya in her prime with Io Shirai could create magic…

          • Aaron

            Amazing. I hope she does take the WWE offer she was offered, like it is believe she is.

  • sweet pain

    Weak list this year. Natalya at number 7?! What even.

  • Monkey Tennis

    The PWI list has always been based on a pretty arbitrary list of criteria that generally seems to turn into a random list of wrestlers they’ve heard of outside of the top 10. Like Nikki last year, Charlotte’s position is all about her kayfabe achievements – though that’s not to deny Charlotte’s obvious improvement on the mic’ and increasingly impressive wrestling skills.

    Other entries are a little more baffling, even taking PWI’s weird rating system into account. Natalya at No.7? Because…. um… huh? Santana’s significant drop is equally strange considering she’s probably one of the hardest working women in wrestling right now, both in the US and internationally.

    At the end of the day though, making sense of this list is always going to a lost cause. As Aaron has pointed out, the absence of Stardom’s roster is all too noticeable. And this is therefore a list of ‘top’ female wrestlers that does not include Io Shirai but does include Eva Marie. Rendering any suggestion of taking it seriously utterly impossible.

    • Aaron

      Santana is down because, she spent a lot of time in Stardom this year.

    • Nattie has had a great year. One of her best definitely.

      • Aaron

        The biggest issue with her is she needs to find a better way to show her personality. It would help her move away from being in just a supporting role.

      • Anthony Gutierrez

        I think she is really doing well in this heel role. She’s not your typical heel and she’s making it her own

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    • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

      Why are you so mad ?

    • Summer_Slay#BellasAreOverParty

      IKR i bet this is based on their personal opinions. I mean how is Marti Belle over Emma, Su Yung (aka Sonia from FCW) was horrible at her Knockouts Knockdown match and she’s before Ember Moon, Naomi at 25, Rosemary and Sienna getting top stops (even tho Rosamary eliminated herself in that battle royale) and even Eva Marie made the list SCREAMING

      https://divadeesdiscussions.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/shaking-my-head-picture.gif

      • Anthony Gutierrez

        yeah Marti Belle over Emma is a head scratcher lol

    • Anthony Gutierrez

      but i think the list also takes into account other things, such as WWE’s rigorous schedule, which is something that no other promotion even comes close to.

    • Boo Dallas

      Natalya was number 1 contender for the divas title, Raw women’s, and SmackDown women’s title.

    • HOLLA

      I’m not looking for degree level comment boards– but I wish more people could speak their thoughts, debate instead of argue, back up their points and beliefs, and not throw hate on anyone like you did here ????

  • glassjaw

    Eva fucking Marie?

  • Divalicious

    Eh don’t care for this list. The top 5 makes sense. They deserve it obviously since this list is based on achievements, but whether they deserved those achievements is a different story for another day. Charlotte just racking up these accolades. She’s already a guaranteed future Hall of Famer 4 years into her career. Hopefully next year we’ll get too see the other women rise up this list. Unlikely especially for the ones on RAW but I’ll just keep hoping.

    • Aaron

      PWI should be using all the streaming services that are available, this list is missing European and Japanese promotions.

  • KingAlly, DivaDreams

    Ha! Dana Brooke is waaaaaay too high and instead of everyone sayigg the 4H this and that about them, This is a huge achievement for the WWE Womens Division to have the top 5 spots and YES they are well deserved! Kudos girls!

    • Divalicious

      You do realize there’s only 2 WWE women besides Asuka and the Horsewomen in the top 20 and some girls didn’t even make the list at all right? This list really messy anyway like their criteria is all messed up. Woman of the year is more important at least it actually shows something accurate and that is who is the most popular.

      • KingAlly, DivaDreams

        its kayfabe anyways and stop being so pessimistic

        • Not Divalicious

          I’m not being pessimistic but I’m not gonna be delusional either and say everything the Horsewomen do is a great thing for women’s wrestling when it’s not because no one else benefits from it.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Only? I’m sorry but who else would fit in.. Natalya shouldn’t even be this high and Paige is questionable tbh.

        • Divalicious

          Exactly my point

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Oh my bad, I re-read it and I clearly misunderstood.

  • HouseOfMaryse

    Can someone explain why Eva Marie is on here

    • Aaron

      The man who does the list is attracted to her, that is all i can come up with.

  • Charlie Flickinger

    I would move Nattie down to 11, and move everyone else up then you have a PERFECT top 10.

    • Aaron

      Without Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo, Mayu Iwatani and Toni Storm the list is invalid.

      • Charlie Flickinger

        To you. I personally don’t know who any of those people are, and upon a quick search they all primarily compete in Japan. As I said above (which you’ve now replied to) I’m almost 100% sure PWI only ships in Northern America and is therefor making their product aimed at that audience. It’s a shitty thing, because some really great women get left off the list, but it opens up some other Northbound american women to get a spotlight as well.

        • Aaron

          When it comes to the men they always include Japanese wrestlers, who work primarily in Japan.

          • Emre. #BOSS #ThreeAmigos

            Well of course they would have other wrestlers from other regions of the world since it’s a Top 500 list and not Top 50.

  • Charlie Flickinger

    Also, didn’t they decide last year they were going to start narrowing it down to women who compete primarily in North America? I swore I read something about that after people bitched about last year’s list including some odd Japanese and European picks that only a handful of people actually knew.

    • Aaron

      Japanese and European wrestlers are ignored. The best wrestler in the world isn’t even on the list.

  • OriginalsFan

    How did Dana Brooke make onto the list? How did Eva make onto the list? Lol, I was kinda buying into that list until I saw who were on it

  • glassjaw

    Like, Nikki fell off the list completely due to injury but within the time period of contention she still made more of an impact and contributed more than Eva. And I’m not even a fan of Nikki in the slightest.

    • Aaron

      Considering Io Shirai isn’t on the list, this list is automatically invalid.

      • glassjaw

        Considering Eva Marie is on the list, invalid indeed.

      • Emre. #BOSS #ThreeAmigos

        Can you seriously not? God.

  • Frank Lloyd Jr

    Guess who’s on the cover….
    Charlotte? Nope.
    Sasha? Nope.
    Kevin Owens….WTF.

  • vincecabrera

    Why isn’t Eva in the top 3?

  • Totally deserved. This was her year.
    First 5 spots are perfect.

    • Aaron

      Io Shirai the best since, I have no problem with the top 5 wrestlers, they belong in the conversation but, Io carries an entire promotion on her back.

      • How many comments are you gonna post about her?
        First off, the list is only about American wrestlers and second, it’s about what they’ve done in a year, so wrestling skills are invalid here.

        • Aaron

          It’s not suppose to be just North America.

          • But it is.

          • Aaron

            Why do the men’s 150 have Japanese wrestlers?

          • Ask pwi

          • Joseph

            Well the Puro promotions are a lot easier to watch then the Joshi promotions.

          • Aaron

            The big problems are access, Stardom World has been great for Stardom.

          • IceBaby7

            why do they also, every year, have a column in the back stating how its difficult to get a few guys on this list who could be on there, or just missed it, yet if u read it carefully, theyll list one or 2 guys on there TWICE? ive been reading that list since ’90, and theyve done it ALOT…….

      • Izzy4lw

        Io is great for sure, but I’ve always preferred Mayu Iwatani. Both are amazing talents, but Io can sometimes rush the pace by just a fraction of a second which makes it seem like her opponents are moving a step behind and thus makes it look like she’s hesitating in her next attack, whereas I’ve found Mayu to have near perfect timing and a grace in her movements that you can’t ignore.

        • Aaron

          Mayu is amazing but, she is still only like 23 or 24. In a couple of years she will probably be WWE bound.

    • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

      I only would put Asuka in #5, Becky #3 and Bayley #4

  • Dreignz

    Eva ? WTF ?

    • Jouey

      Yes, i agree with the “wtf” she had to be at least in top 10.

  • Gail-Rollins

    Nattie & Jades spots seem a bit odd to me. Also where is Deonna? She wrestled in pretty much every single wrestling promotion in existence this past year.

    • Shady

      and didn’t impress in any of them

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Nattie that high and Eva being on the list… Always so many questionable choices with their rankings..

    • Vince Martin

      Nattie had a good showing at Roadblock. Plus her Charlotte and Becky feud kept her relevant this year.

    • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

      Nothing wrong with them

    • jamal lyon

      At first I was shocked at Nattie, but then you realise, her Roadblock, ER and Payback matches were amazing. Plus her feud with Becky was pretty good.

  • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

    For those wondering who this guy Aaron is talking about watch this video
    Io Shirai vs. Mayu Iwatani…

    • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

      Shirai is in red

    • Aaron

      These two are also a tag team called, Thunder Rock.

      • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

        just noticed, Sasha was inspired in Shirai’s suicide/crossbody move! Sasha is a fan of japanese wrestling so no surprise there :p

        • Aaron

          Sasha’s number 1 influence other than EG is Manami Toyota.

          • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

            Sasha vs. Shirai, Hojo or Iwatani would be GOLD

          • Aaron

            Sasha – Shirai is a real possibility in a year or two. Hojo maybe coming to but, she doesn’t want to be in IO’s shadow so, she is probably staying in Stardom. Iwatani will probably show up in 2-3 years because, she is still a little young for WWE. WWE is waiting for Japanese wrestlers who are in their late 20s.

          • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

            the thing i hate about Diva-Dirt users is they dont want to know other girls unless they are from WWE or TNA… they want fox and Naomi to have a chance, but this girls wrestle circles around them. Shirai can do more high flying stuff that Naomi and is 10000x the wrestler Fox is… oh well

          • Aaron

            Hojo’s flying elbow drop is better than Macho Man’s was. People don’t know that Japanese women learn submission grappling before they every step foot in a ring.

          • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T
          • Aaron

            She has like 5 finishers, she can do it all.

          • Aaron

            Io and KLR work so well together.

  • EDT

    Fun Fact: Last year, Sasha Banks blocked PWI on twitter!

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Who else but Charlotte really? 2016 has been her year! She’s done so much and managed to improve as an overall performer the way many would have never thought! Well deserved.

    As for the top 5, it was only fitting for it to be that way. The 4HW and Asuka dominating that list was right.

  • Don’t Worry It’s Me

    I can’t really disagree with this …as much of a Charlotte fan that I am NOT I cannot knock the girl from what she has done this year.

    BUT I just need Charlotte to be more than a great wrestler because IMO the girl is about as fun too watch and listen to (outside of wrestling) as paint dry. I feel thats why WWE stuck her with PCB and then Dana because her on her own is not working . I feel she’s strong enough in the ring but outside of it she needs a crutch, kinda like McCool needed Layla. Michelle was strong enough in the ring but when it came too cutting promos and talking thats where she lacked and then they added Alicia Fox and than removed her and added Layla which was the better fit. The problem with Charlotte’s lineup is that Dana is almost just as bad as her on the mic….so it’s not helping

    • howie_ruhl

      Lol bye.

      That you would even compare her to Michelle McCool OF ALL PEOPLE obviously means you’re talking out of your ass.

      The girl is one of the best if not the best at the moment on all fronts except on the looks department. She is good in the mic, she is a strong actress and she is an intuitive storyteller. McCool was merely a good wrestler who is pretty.

      As for Dana, it’s pretty obvious that she is nothing more than a plot device for Charlotte; someone to come in handy to allow the faces to lose while not making them seem to weak.

      • Don’t Worry It’s Me

        First it’s no need for the insult I was stating my opinion and if you can’t respect that and reply in a way that’s respectful then move on. Now on too your comment
        I consider McCool a damn good athlete so my comparing Charlotte too her was nothing bad. They share a lot of the same similarities, they both are pushed too a point where fans can’t decide too cheer or boo them and all around are tired of the. When Michelle got a gimmick that worked for hermit involved working with Layla as her mouthpiece, Charlotte needs a mouthpiece because she can’t work the mic. You may think she’s good on the mic but MY OPINION is she’s not and I’m going too insult you because you think differently like you just did too me. I respectfully replied too you something I expected too get on this board because everyone is seemingly adults and are entitled to their own opinions.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      If there is anything we can’t say about Charlotte is that she is bad on the mic. That’s a thing of the past. Over the year, she has grown into one of if not the best mic worker of this entire division (Raw/SD). Her mic work has been incredible.

      • Don’t Worry It’s Me

        I will say she has improved but IMO she’s still not that great on the mic, not too say she’s the worse just not that good IMO.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Fair enough. We can disagree on this then.

  • Troy Rochester

    Why is Sienna in the top ten ? mess !

    • mking2590

      U MAD Haha

      • Diva_Fan

        Not mad just puzzled ….

  • Vince Martin

    In other news the sky is blue. But really Charlotte owned late 2015-present.

    What is disgusting though is how the F is Emma ranked so low for 2 years now when she has shown one of her best performances last year and this year.

    Also Where is veteran Foxy???

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Sadly, Foxy is only used as a jobber in 5 minute matches on occasions.

  • Stef’

    4HW and Asuka Top 5 ^^
    Nia Jax 23rd is a bit weird, she lost only twice in her career, to Bayley and Asuka, she should be higher, before Paige who didn’t have a great year.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Exactly.

  • Girl On A Mission

    Yes. Well deserved.

  • Robann

    Well deserved. She’s grown in character and wrestling ability the most.

  • Girl On A Mission

    Nia Jax, Eva Marie and Dan’s Brooke?. Lol

  • conan_kun

    Good to see Four Horsewomen and Asuka on top 5.

  • HOLLA

    Nikki Bella?

  • Sadboy

    whoaa dana brooke needs to be like 40 lmao and eva marie at 50 was like the tasteful funny ending

  • Rhawk

    You know you shouldn’t take this list seriously when Eva Marie, who hasn’t really competed as much as countless other women on different scenes, is placed on the list. Even if it’s at the lowest point, shouldn’t still be a thing.

    • Shameronstar

      I laughed but she was at the bottom so whatever really

  • Kickn’ Lass

    Charlotte honestly should be on the top regardless of what it’s based off of. She’s been one of the most consistent workers, and in kayfabe she has had a stellar year.

    I would also venture to say she should be considered high on the list for most improved. But that’s just me

    • Shameronstar

      She also has the highest workrate currently of the any women currently in wwe for the past year for how frequently she wrestles and she never gets hurt or times long breaks

      • Kickn’ Lass

        Exactly! When she started on the MR I hadn’t totally enjoyed her, but this past year I’ve really come to respect her work ethic, willingness to do whatever it takes, and passion. On top of that she’s become more comfortable in the ring IMO, come leaps and bounds on the mic, and really come into her own in terms of character.

  • Shameronstar

    Another accolade for Charlotte:
    1x nxt women’s champion
    1x time and final diva’s champion
    3x women’s champion
    14 consecutive ppv wins
    pwi 2014 rookie of the year
    pwi woman of the year

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      -Won both Wrestlemania and Summerslam matches in the same year..
      Wow.

      • GLITCH.

        scrm this random made up accomplishment

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          ikr giving me more of a reason to hate charlotte!

  • Rhawk

    But other than that, people can argue that Charlotte has had too much in the time she’s had on the main roster. Sure she should NOT be a 3 time Womans Champion already. But that aside, she has improved SO MUCH in her short time and has become a true star. Constantly getting better on the mic and in her character, and willing to do new things when it’s the right time to try new things. You cannot take away the progress she has made and she deserves the success she is getting right now.

    • Kickn’ Lass

      Right, that’s why even without the “accomplishments” being a factor she really is top notch. She went from an average/above average worker by the time she got called from NXT, to pretty darn great if you ask me

      • Shameronstar

        The plan right now allegedly is to keep building her ppv streak and have her put someone newer over eventually

        • Kickn’ Lass

          I’ve heard that too, but I wonder who. If they’re going with Bayley/Charlotte now then you’d assume it isn’t going to be her, Sasha doesn’t need to get that kind of rub, so who else is there? I can’t really think of anyone in NXT that is ready to come up. Even though we’d love to see it it wouldn’t make sense for it to be Emma/Summer/Fox or Paige either. Nia maybe? But I feel like if it’s Charlotte it should be a Face?

          • Shameronstar

            If not Bayley than maybe an early call up of Ember or something?

          • Kickn’ Lass

            Yeah I thought of her a little too. She’s the only option that comes to mind. The only other one that I could see them doing, and honestly scares me, is if they finally have Dana turn face on Charlotte and she’s the one

          • Shameronstar

            I heard Dana has heat with Vince because Dana is dating a Raw writer or something. lol

          • Kickn’ Lass

            Oh lol. That’s news to me. Last I heard was that management was high on her. But that was a few months ago so that easily could’ve changed by now haha

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Dana addressed the rumor of her dating a Raw writer. She said “I love rumors” so that’s not true.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            It’ll make sense to have Dana defeat Charlotte. After months of Charlotte pushing Dana around, Dana finally gets her chance against Charlotte and wins the title.

  • mckenzie

    number 50 should have been alicia fox shes done more than eva marie

    • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

      She only jobbed

  • Shameronstar

    I think either Charlotte or Nia will be in the Royal Rumble in January

  • mckenzie

    the bella twins arent even on here

    • Kickn’ Lass

      Nikki was out for the majority, and Brie was only relevant for a few months. One of which she lost the PPV match to Charlotte and the other was the 10 diva tag. I think it kinda makes sense they weren’t on it this year

    • howie_ruhl

      So I guess the list does have more credibility than we think.

      • Emre. #BOSS #ThreeAmigos

        You are one bitter person aren’t you?
        Brie has made a big impact in the first 3 months of 2016, so she definitely deserved a spot in the Top 20 (at least if not higher) and also Nikki Bella is only out of the list, because she was out most of the time due to her injury.

    • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

      This is good

  • Shameronstar

    The internet over the years really has expanded the wrestling platform because I recognized most of these names

  • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

    Every 4HW in the top 5. Deal with it.

    • wwepassion

      Nikki #1 last year deal with it because we all know you hate her guts.

      • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

        Being #1 without competition is easy.

        • wwepassion

          Excuses lol

          • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

            If you don’t have anything to say in pro of Nikkk so please get out of my way. I have no time for amateurs.

          • wwepassion

            That made no sense

    • jamal lyon

      I really think the only people made are Sasha fans @ Charlotte… I haven’t seen a single non HW fan complain…

      • Anthony Gutierrez

        and they really shouldnt. Im the biggest Sasha fan but Charlotte has by far been the hardest working woman on the roster this year hands down

    • GLITCH.

      all trash except Becky

      • Darren C. #ItCouple #Cesaro

        Deal with it.

  • carlos
  • ssilva872

    Wait where is Nikki Bella?

    Btw this goes from June 2015 to June 2016 (or it could be July to July) so either way many of Charlotte/Sasha/etc’s accomplishments are not counted yet.

    • It’s from October to October I think

    • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

      Maybe its october to october.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    PWI list measures the success these women has had this past year. People always try to measure the talent all these women have when that is delusional. I believe Gail Kim is the most talented women’s wrestler today and that doesn’t mean she’s number one on the list. Charlotte has had a heck of a year, she truly deserves that spot, however I don’t think Sasha is number two, Asuka is. She had a far better year by keeping her streak, the championship and the amazing matches at takeover. Then Sasha is third, Natalya deserves her spot too. Her feud with Charlotte was really good and had unforgettable moments and since her return she’s been featured in little feuds and tons of tv time.

    • I agree with everything. Asuka really deserved #2 spot but she isn’t that far so it’s ok.

  • limfox

    Her accolades are fucking CRAZY. Her legend status is definitely solidified. Hell, she may be the first ever woman to be double inducted into the HoF like her father (first on her own, then as the 4HW)

  • carlos
  • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

    Calling it now, Charlotte will be number 1 next year also, get ready everyone!

  • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

    Tbh if Charlotte left WWE today, she could easily be inducted into the HOF 10 years down the road. She’s accomplished so much and it won’t stop anytime. She also improved in the ring and her mic skills over the coming year, less time than past and current women. Example took the Bellas 5 years plus and Layla 4 years on the MR to developed more fleshed out characters and improved their ring skills while it only took Charlotte little over a year. Charlotte is the Queen for a reason.

    • This is Charlottes 4th year in the company.

      • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

        Layla gets a pass then but it was the Bellas 7th year in the company by the time they were taken seriously. But am I talkling about time on the Main Roster.

        • Charlottes been put in spotlight since day one and got chance after chance to improve and show it. Bellas didn’t get that up until 2013/14.

          • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

            That’s the Bellas fault on their part then.

          • It really isn’t because they didn’t have the same privilege. If they allowed them they couldve done the same thing.

          • Kelly/Asuka ???RainbowGoddess

            There are divisions of privilege though Boris. Charlotte didn’t ask to be born or ask for Ric to be her father. While Nikki used John by choice to gain privilege. That’s the difference.

          • You literally don’t get my point. Nikki didnt use anyone as her booking even as champion was messy.
            Charlotte got opportunities to improve since day one, something not everyone got/gets. Of course she would improve more than others who are barely even booked. That’s it.

          • Robann

            Ya’ll LOVE saying that Nikki uses John. That girl and her sister are a BRAND. They were a brand before they got with their husband/boyfriends, and they will continue to be a brand afterwards. They were female identical twins in the WWE, something that either hasn’t been done before or wasn’t done in a while. Automatically they were different than everyone else. Nikki and Brie did red carpets, award shows, photoshoots outside of the company, voice acting/movies….ALL of which was before Bryan and John came into the picture.
            Instead of stating old, whiny and played out talking points, at least make sure its correct.

    • jamal lyon

      Idk how many times we have to say it… It took the girls from the model era that stayed on beyond that era so “long” to “improve” as they weren’t ALLOWED to wrestle well. Sasha even said, when she first joined, she was told to “fight like a Diva”, meaning do not be aggressive and you must look pretty. Granted, Charlotte probably wouldn’t be as bad, but she also had experience prior to WWE and wasn’t thrown onto the main roster after just a few months in developmental like the Bellas.

  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    Well deserved for the mighty queen!

  • Jamie Byrd

    The biggest drop is Nikki who was #1 last year and this year not on the list also how the hell Eva Marie on the list.

    • Emre. #BOSS #ThreeAmigos

      The biggest drop only happened because Nikki was out of action from October ’15 until late August ’16… The PWI ranking starts from October ’15 until October ’16… So she has nothing to be ashamed to be honest, but Brie Bella should have been in the list definitely since she has made a bigger impact than half of the girls in the list from October ’15 until late early April ’16..

  • Anthony Gutierrez

    She deserves this hands down.

  • Here are some of the explanations for the first two spots. By the looks of it, evaluation period was up until Backlash.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0408462bac7dfbdf6b4c001fb734479e0321e19dff2b8dc0b7f54ad2014a619.jpg

    • jamal lyon

      Still think Nikki deserved to be in the bottom 5 then… But also kinda glad bc her drop would’ve looked REALLY bad…

  • Db

    She deserves it.

    • Pavement Rhodes

      Don’t think she got that chant last Raw, surprisingly.

      • Dez

        this sport is about athleticism

  • Pavement Rhodes

    Is her name really “Charlotte Flair” now? Last PPV and Raw still just said “Charlotte” on the graphics. I’d just stick to that for now, even if WWE.com used “Flair” a few times.

    • Dez

      Yeah it was addressed on Raw Pre-Show. Or maybe it was Raw Talk. But either way

      • Pavement Rhodes

        OK, and what % of Raw viewers watch those shows? That still doesn’t make it official. Every mention of her last Raw was just “Charlotte” and not “Charlotte Flair”.

        • Dez

          Everyone is trying to fight on this thing nowadays.
          Well guess what, that’s her name. Here’s your memo lol

          • Pavement Rhodes

            It’s a variant of her name. Is it her primary ring name? That’s debatable at this point. Like I said, I didn’t hear anyone say “Charlotte Flair” last Raw (main show, not pre or post-show).

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  • Luke

    Ready for her to have the United States championship tbh

  • congrats to charlotte

  • TheG.O.A.T

    She’s had an amazing year of growth and being over pushed

  • Shady

    trying to figure out why is everyone so worked up over Eva being #50 but has no problem with Marti Belle being #32….

    • BOSS #ThreeAmigos

      She irrelevant AF SCREAM

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Asuka should’ve been number two. Anyways, congrats for Charlotte. She’s been killing it this year. Well deserved. But watch someone like Becky win WOTY at Slammys.

    • Pavement Rhodes

      “WOTY at Slammys”, are you sure that’s going to be the official name of the award? Assuming there is one? Or assuming there are going to be Slammys this year? Slammys are a total sham, but unless Charlotte does something catastrophic, she’s more than likely got the female award locked up.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Okay, whatever it is…. the woman’s award.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Carmella is way too low on this list. I pretty much agree with this years list but Carmella had a good year starting from NXT to now.

  • TheBoss

    This list is so stupid. How is Dana Brooke higher than Emma or Alexa?? Like tf?? Also, I know Nikki was out for this year, but how is she not on the list but Eva Marie is? I love Eva but I just don’t think she deserves to be on the list. Other than that, the top 5 women on the list make sense, but the rest of it seems so random.

    • Aaron

      The list is also missing the best female wrestler in the world and a few other top wrestlers.

  • Danny?

    Not surprising who topped the list as it was definitely deserved.

  • What?

    Eva Marie on the list when she seriously only had like 4 matches and they all sucked. WTF.

  • Louis

    Really not surprised, Charlotte truly is the Queen and has had such a beautiful transformation ever since winning the Divas Title, I think that was the making of her really. In my opinion, Charlotte is the top woman in WWE period right now with Sasha close behind her,,,speaking of Sasha, Sasha is my girl but I really hope WWE figures out what their long term plan for her is because the 2 week title reigns are seriously hurting her and im not really a fan of the hot potato game with titles, I get why they are doing it though. Charlotte definitely deserves this to add to her accolades, she is flawless and has really perfected her character and craft so well. Charlotte is probably one of the best examples of generational wrestlers carrying on their family legacy ever!.

  • GLITCH.

    Overrated, over-hyped and untalented. Congrats Charlotte FLAIR

  • TheBoss

    “First woman to main event RAW in 12 years…” UM did you forget about AJ and Eve main eventing in a tag match in 2012?? People seem to forget so easily…

    • I think he was referring to women-only main event.
      Between Trish and Lita, there were a lot of mixed tag main events, but never a one on one match.
      We did have 1 on 1 contract signing main events tho (Brie and Steph, Charlotte and Paige, Charlotte and Nattie)

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  • OJ Von Erich

    Charlotte is the rightful & worthy winner of the #1 spot, no matter what anyone say’s, hardest worker, most improved & biggest achiever of the year…

    And I’m a Nikki Bella fan, I only say that as most would expect me to hate her & be biased!

  • Poisonyourmind

    If you’re mad Charlotte is number one on this list then you aren’t a women’s wrestling fan. It’s like getting mad you got a Christmas present. Charlotte gave us so much this year that no other woman has ever. Yea sure she had way more opportunities but at least she made something great out of it. Charlotte is a true pioneer of women’s wrestling as well as the other 4H. So proud of Charlotte and it’s so good to be a fan of hers right now.

  • IceBaby7

    if this womens revolution is here to stay, why cant we get a Female 100 list?

  • Shakaib Iftikhar

    Currently the most overrated star on WWE rightnow. She is good, but she is not good enough to spoon everything to her mouth. Even Trish darling had to wait few years to get 7 reigns. Her promos are good but they are not memorable enough. Still remember Trish’s promos. If WWE is trying to make her Trish, they are making a big mistake.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Funny that you talk about Trish who actually had her first 3 title reign in less than a year AND was a 4 time women’s champion in less than two years…
      Double standards?

      • Shakaib Iftikhar

        But at least she fought victoria Jazz and Molly Holly in become 4 times champion. What charolette has done really?

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Exactly, that’s doesn’t blé standards. Complain about Charlotte for that reason yet giving Trish excuses for that same case. Please..

    • #4HW / Io Shirai is G.O.A.T

      Trish was getting title reigns after title reigns… The difference is Charlotte has the talent to back it up while Trish only started to wrestle good at her 5th reign as champ

  • Kyle

    I love Madison, but she should not be above Alexa Bliss. This list is stupid.

  • Lee montgomery

    Asuka is rank nember 3 ls a joke.BECAUSE she not wrestling on wwe main roster and she wreste against weak wrestlers.Asuka don’t deserve be rank number 3.Hania Shewolf is one the best and most TALENTED lady wrestler in the world.It a joke that she not rank on the list at all. Hania Shewolf deserve be rank on the list..Charlotte is haveing a great year.I see why she rank Number1.Based on everything Charlotte have done.Charlotte deserve be rank number 1.Alexa Bliss and Dana Brooke and eve don’T deserve to be rank on the list.HANIA SHEWOLF IS LOT BETTER WRESTLER THEN THOSE 3 PUT TOGETHER.Based on pure talent.Hania SHEWOLF is just as talented as Charlotte.If Hania SHEWOLF wrestle in wwe and wrestle on tv every week.Hania SHEWOLF would be rank number 1 female wrestler in the world.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    The top 5 are with WWE lol. But seriously Nikki Bella isnt even on the list this year? She had been Wrestling over half the year so it doesn’t make sense that she isn’t on the list at all.