The annual PWI Female 50 list has been revealed, and 2017 sees Asuka as the woman to outdo the rest!

After completing her run in NXT undefeated, whilst holding the title longer than any championship holder in WWE history, her win doesn’t come as a surprise. And after making her WWE main roster debut at a recent pay-per-view, the future is looking bright for the Empress of Tomorrow!

The latest top 50 list includes a total of 20 new/re-entries, with Io Shirai being the highest at number 6.

The highest climber is Shayna Bazsler, who climbed from number 40 to 12.

The largest faller of the year is Santana Garrett as she dropped from 24 to 42.

Below is the full top 50 list, with last year’s position written in brackets and ‘-‘ indicating that they did not chart:

1. Asuka (3)
2. Charlotte Flair (1)
3. Alexa Bliss (29)
4. Sasha Banks (2)
5. Bayley (5)
6. Io Shirai (-)
7. Natalya (7)
8. Sienna (10)
9. Naomi (25)
10. Kairi Sane (-)
11. Mercedes Martinez (-)
12. Shayna Bazsler (40)
13. Rosemary (14)
14. LuFisto (30)
15. Mayu Iwantani (-)
16. Mia Yim (6)
17. Allie (15)
18. Ember Moon (37)
19. Becky Lynch (4)
20. Madison Eagles (12)
21. Nicole Savoy (13)
22. Nia Jax (23)
23. Candice LeRae (18)
24. Toni Storm (-)
25. Hiroyo Matsumoto (-)
26. Chelsea Green (-)
27. Saraya Knight (-)
28. Shazza McKenzie (-)
29. Kay Lee Ray (28)
30. Mickie James (-)
31. Dakota Kai (21)
32. Nicole Matthews (16)
33. Alex Windsor (-)
34. Deonna Purrazzo (-)
35. Abbey Laith (17)
36. Risa Sera (-)
37. Viper (-)
38. Carmella (44)
39. Ruby Riot (20)
40. Nikki Cross (-)
41. Vanessa Kraven (35)
42. Santana Garrett (24)
43. Tessa Blanchard (38)
44. Arisa Nakajima (-)
45. Lady Lory (-)
46. Shotzi Blackheart (-)
47. Veda Scott (46)
48 Alpha Female (-)
49. Marti Belle (32)
50. Zoey Skye (-)

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

  • Rosanna

    Ember Moon should have at least been number 2 or 3 but okay.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Well, she hasn’t had a single title reign, that’s why.

      • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

        Yea these things are based on accomplishments which is why Ember wasn’t on those spots

  • Shady Won ?

    Very deserving #1.

    She earned it all the way, from delivering with her flawless ring skills and achieving groundbreaking accomplishments the entire year. In a kayfabe and non kayfabe aspect, Asuka is the absolute #1

    • Exotic

      No surprise at all!

  • There’s so much wrong with this list. Charlotte shouldn’t even be in the top 5, while Naomi should. Alexa should’ve been #2.

    Abbey and Dakota made it with basically no TV matches while Iconic Duo aren’t there at all. How? Why?
    http://i.imgur.com/RF6NRw2.gif

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Yea Alexa had a better year than Charlotte and Sasha shouldn’t be so high but again horsewomen privileges I guess

      • Shady Won ?

        We still think Horsewomen have privileges over Alexa when she runs them through with ddts and punches all the time?

      • They were definitely biased to the two this year.

      • Izzy4lw

        I thouuught it went from September to September, in which case Sasha/Charlotte deserve their spot since that was the height of their feud, plus main eventing HIAC in Boston counted as well, and they had just as many championships between them as Alexa did.

    • shumiley

      What did Ruby even do this year in comparison to the Duo and Carmella lol

      • Ruby’s been featured so she deserves a spot but Abbey, Dakota and others being so high.. no.

        • Izzy4lw

          I think Abbey and Dakota was featured because of how well they did in the MYC, while the Iconic duo, as incredible as they are (I still think Peyton needs that title because she’s that damn good) didn’t really win anything or really have a standout year in terms of in ring accomplishments, and since this list is based on Kayfabe accomplisments… I can see them getting left off sadly :X

          • Omar Zaal

            They count whatever they did on the indies before wwe and Abby was so popular on the indies.

        • shumiley

          I don’t think “being featured” is a good enough reason. If that’s the case, then Billie and Peyton should be way above her… And considering Miss MITB (x2) is only 1 spot above Ruby… It’s just a mess.

          • She had a big debut and immediately got two TO matches, she’s been in spotlight while Dakota and Abbey haven’t at all, so that’s why I don’t mind her being there but they def shouldn’t be.

          • shumiley

            Guess so. But her placement is weird imo.

    • A?.

      Right??????

    • AlexV
    • ssilva872

      I am pretty sure the period they judge off of is June (or July) 2016 to June (or July) 2017 so if so then Charlotte had a lot of her best time in that judging period.

      She only really slowed down in the spring and summer of this year.

      I am a big fan of Naomi but she was only really doing anything noteworthy in the last 5 months of the judging period. And yes she was champion but the reign should have been stronger.

      That can be said about nearly all the reigns in the time frame though so she shouldn’t be penalized too much.

      • Nope read Carmella’s and Piper’s descriptions and you’ll see they feature their accomplishments from August, so it’s from Sep-Sep like in previous years. So by that Alexa should definitely be #2. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7cad564e1128de9cba1fe9f5a529c530aba6bc582c249b2160df12abb8c987f.jpg

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          If it’s from Sep-Sep then Charlotte had the HIAC ME match main evented RAW twice one with the FCA match and the iron Women match so I guess that’s why

          • Still, Charlotte stopped being relevant after January. Alexa was relevant the whole period.

          • Please, Charlotte was still a big feature on Raw until Wrestlemania, which was in April. Then she got traded to Smackdown and was immediately the focus until Backlash. She then was still relevant enough to be a part of the MITB matches, in June. Things started to slow down for her after that. You’re 5 months off. I know you’re trying to push this idea of her not being deserving of a high-spot for some reason, but considering all of that, and that her feud with Sasha picked up in September 2016 and all she’s accomplished during that time frame, she *absolutely* deserves a higher ranking than Alexa. I’d even say HIAC (the match + the main event) alone guaranteed her a higher spot.

          • Alexa was literally in title scene from Backlash (September), won the title in December and has NEVER left the titles since then. Her breaks overall are barely over a month. That alone trumps whatever Charlotte has done.

            Besides that, Alexa main evented both Raw and SD, was in a Tables and Steel Cage matches, entered RR, WM and SS as the Women’s champion, became the first 2x SD women’s champion, first woman to win both SD & Raw Women’s title, and the first to win both titles twice, beat literally every top face on the roster except Naomi, and I can go on.

            Charlotte started out well, but hasn’t topped what she had after, while Alexa literally kept on winning and winning. It’s just how it is.

          • Charlotte main evented both Raw and SD as well (and made history by being the first and only women to have main evented Raw, SD, and NXT, on top of that.) Not to mention she even main evented a whole PPV… inside Hell in a Cell. Also the first Iron Woman Match on the main roster, longest women’s match in WWE history (hell idc, i’ll count it as well.) Defended the title in a Falls Count Anywhere match (which was billed as a first too.) and was in the first ladder match. And since you talked about the Big 4 PPVs, Charlotte entered Survivor Series ’16 and RR as champion as well, not to mention her PPV streak was still going on until Fastlane.

            “Her breaks overall are barely over a month. That alone trumps whatever Charlotte has done.” That alone, is laughable. The fact that she took a break doesn’t erase all of her accomplishments, and the fact of the matter is that she has more than Alexa, no matter how consistent she’s been booked. Alexa had a better 2017, but that’s not the time frame for this list. Not to mention these accomplishments are way more significant than Alexa’s.

            If the time frame was different, then sure. But as it stands, she deserves that #3 spot.

          • Once again, you’re basing it all on a period from September to January, Alexa’s push hasn’t stopped in either period. Who was pushed as the top star on BOTH SD and Raw? Alexa. Who won titles on BOTH shows? Alexa. Who actually never left the title scene during the WHOLE period? Alexa. It’s very simple.

            Just ask yourself who’s been more pushed in the past year and there will be your answer. It sure wasn’t Charlotte. That’s like saying Sasha should’ve been #1 last year when Charlotte was in spotlight the entire period and rightfully was #1.

          • No i’m basing it on a period from September to June. And i’m not putting in question Alexa’s push and what she accomplished. 2017 belongs to her hands down. But this is also a list about accomplishments which includes the end of 2016, and it shouldn’t be swept under the rug because she wasn’t used as much. I’m well aware of Alexa’s accolades and the impact of her push, which is why she’s at the very respectable #3 spot, topping everyone else except the two women who accomplished *more* than her during that particular timeframe. Unlucky for her, the end of 2016 was peak Charlotte, where she received some pretty significant and impressive accolades herself, which everyone seems to absolutely want to ignore, (I’ll repeat myself, but once again: HIAC *alone* is a pretty f*cking big deal, and overshadows pretty much all the rest.) which allowed her to one-up Alexa in the rankings. Keeping that in mind, It makes sense that she’s #2.

          • But the period is September-September not up to June. And I’ve acknowledged that it’s a period from 2016 to now, which is why Alexa edges out Charlotte because she carried what she started in 2016 into 2017, while Charlotte didn’t. HIAC was big but you can’t call someone’s whole year as successful based on just one major thing, especially when they haven’t lived up to that after that moment. Alexa meanwhile kept outgrowing herself with each new accolade! She never once dropped on the totem pole so that’s why.

          • I know it’s Sept.-Sept. I said June because that’s when she took her break. And it was mostly to respond to your claim that she stopped being relevant in January, which is not true. And HIAC is not the only thing she did, she accomplished many other thing. I used that as a prime exemple because it is so significant for the company and women’s wrestling in general that, alone, could justify a high placement. But she did many things other than that. And yes, Alexa kept her momentum going since she won her first title, which is why she deserves her high placement herself, but it is not the way I see it. My point of view is this: if we were to make a list of each accolades, each accomplishements, their impact and significance, during the given time frame, I’d end up with the same top 3 as the PWI: Asuka first, Charlotte second and Alexa in third.

          • Well then you completely watched another program because their careers don’t compare at all this past year. Alexa was on whole another level, from start to finish.

          • b a l o n e y.

            Charlotte reach such heights during the first half of the past year (September through WM) that even Alexa’s consistency throughout couldn’t make up for it. At least that’s the way I see it.

            But anyways.

          • Attila Ihász

            And while Charlotte compiting in Raw main events,Smackdown main events,Money in the Bank ladder matches twice in a row,first ever Hell in a Cell match with Sasha,breaks the record in WWE with longest PPV female match at Roadblock,has a 16-0 PPV title streak overall,Alexa botches the whole year with DDT-s and punches. And since the shakeup,on Raw she won 5 match,lost 9 and appeared numerous times only as guest commentator or just at ringside. Yes,she got 4 title reign less then one year,but that’s way too far from Asuka’s and Charlotte’s accomplishment’s.
            You have to realize,title reigns are not that important in this decision.

          • Attila Ihász

            Oh and look after their stats at Profightdb.
            This year Charlotte’s lowest match rank was 2,75 out of 5 and her highest was 4,0. While Alexa’s lowest was 1,0 and her highest was 3,25.

        • ssilva872

          Oh ok Sep-Sep. Before it was summer to summer but good to know.

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      I’m definitely surprised at Charlotte’s placement. I think Alexa should be 2 and Charlotte at most should be 3. It doesn’t surprise me she’s in the top 5 however.

      • Should be even lower imo, but #2 was definitely pushing it.

    • perceval

      Blame Vince and Dunn for Naomi’s placement. How was she supposed to have a memorable title run when her opponents were Lana, Lana, and Lana?

      • Costa Ladeas

        you can also say the same for Alexa’s placement………

  • But Asuka deserves #1 for sure. Undefeated, great matches, broke multiple records. It was her year.

    • Shady Won ?

      We love facts

      • #FlairfortheGold

        OOP… careful Boris! Ya know how some ppl like to say Asuka is no certain superstar… they gonna come to drag ya!!!

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  • Troy Smith

    Asuka is 1 no question. But Rosemary is WAY too low. In what world did Natalya, Shayna, and Mercedes have a better year than Rosemary?

    • Mercedes has held titles from each top women’s promotion so I understand her ranking but I agree about the others.

      • Troy Smith

        But Rosemary was on a bigger stage and a major part of one of the hottest angles of 2016 The Broken Universe.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    When does the period begin?

    • It’s uncertain, some say from July-June but MYC is also included for accomplishments so it has to be from September to September at least.

  • Shady Won ?

    There are lots of other spots I disagree with but that happens every year so I don’t have time to nitpick all of them. But for one, Toni Storm should definitely have been much higher. She did:

    -Wrestlemania Axess
    -Win the SWA Womens Title
    -Win the Cinderella tournament with Stardom
    -Become the first ever PROGRESS Womens champion
    -Win the 5 Star Grand Prix
    -Became a semi finalist in the MYC
    -Became Red Belt Champion

    That’s a LOT. More than enough to get her in the top 10 at the very least

    • Shady Won ?

      Not to mention she hasn’t dropped any of those titles

      But I guess the Red Belt title win was too recent to be considered

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “Wrestlemania Axess” I think you could have left this out of here lol but I agree for sure.

      • Shady Won ?

        It’s a pretty big deal for indy women to perform at wrestlemania axess, it hadn’t happened before

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Yeah but it’s not really an accomplishment in itself lol

    • Nicola Byrne

      DOn’t get me wrong I love me some Toni Storm but she didn’t win the Red Belt she was award it.

    • Omar Zaal

      Toni was so huge
      She should’ve been in the top 5

  • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

    Totally agree with this historic title reign great wrestler and great matches but Natalya higher than Naomi? How?

    • Xaos

      At least Naomi made the Top 10, but agree she should’ve been higher

      • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

        Yea

  • Winter

    This ranking only proves the priorities of Wwe, nothing more.

  • D. #ILoveMelina

    Nikki Cross should have been a little behind Becky seeing as Asuka is #1 and she gave Asuka her best match this year but, i don’t make the list lol

  • Robann

    Nattie above Nao? UM. WTF.

    And Toni Storm should’ve been WAY higher, Sasha should have DEFINITELY been above Alexa….everything else is alright honestly. Who was in charge of doing this list and did they even pay attention within the last year?

    • Um sis.. Alexa has been in title pic for a full year, only Asuka trumps her success this past year.

      • Robann

        Um, sis if it’s going from 2016 like I’ve been hearing, then no. But if it’s really from 2017 then you are correct. A lot of these placements has me side eyeing PWI once again.

        • Regardless of month in 2016 she’s still been there non stop, Sasha hasn’t + she never defended the title successfully, while Char for example hasn’t done anything since she lost the title in January.

          • Robann

            What’s goes into them deciding who’s on this list? Title reigns? Quality matches? Defenses? A little of everything? I’m just confused because match quality wise Sasha is above her hands down. Her matches were just better. But if it’s defense wise and title reigns wise, Alexa is above. I’ve just always been confused about how they determine who should be at the top or not.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            This list is mainly based on accomplishments so that’s why

          • Robann

            If that’s the case they would be tied for a place. Both have 4 reigns under their belts. That’s why I’m like there has to be more to do. But I do agree all in all Lexi’s had a better year than Sasha.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            Well Sasha’s 3 reigns were last year all 4 of Alexa’s were this year so I could see why

          • Everything you named. Alexa been in spotlight non stop and snatched multiple accolades so that’s why.

  • GEO
    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      So weird who ever did this list needs to pay attention to women’s wrestling more

      • Winter

        This is not based on wrestling

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      The list is based on the wrestlers’ Kayfabe accomplishments, so it makes sense.

      • ssilva872

        Yeah they could have tried it with Alexa but thankfully Asuka was there to prevent that.

        Alexa may get the next year’s # 1 spot though…knowing WWE she will be like an 8x champ by then and still without a quintessential title match..

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Sasha and Charlotte should be lower and Naomi should be higher.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      She had a better year than both of them tbh I don’t know how she got lower

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        The list includes the end of 2016 and during that period, Naomi wasn’t even on TV while Sasha and Charlotte were DOMINATING women’s wrestling. Plus, Charlotte was still champion until Fastlane and then was still a major player for WM and later (until that PPV before SummerSlam).

        Naomi only came back arround EC then got injured and then fully came back for WM to which, following that she had a reign where she was never the focus and barely defend her title. Charlotte, on the other hand, was the main focus. As soon as she came in.
        You could even argue that her year wasn’t that much better than Sasha too honestly.

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Scream why is Carmella so low

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Lower than Mickie Nia and Becky SCRM??????

      • The Wicked Bitch

        They did her dirty ?

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          So dirty I don’t like her that much but I mean she’s the first Ms.Money in the bank?????

    • Robin Zabriskie

      I know that’s weird

  • Neku Neko

    Buuu no Alisha Edwards U.U

    • Neku Neko

      Omg and Gail Kim???????

      • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

        She didn’t wrestle this year up until her match with Sienna

  • A?.

    Shayna? Ew. And no Peyton? Um

  • Kvngbalor

    I was spot on however i assumed Alexa would be #2 her year has been way better than Chatlotte

  • brock

    ASUKA Deserves to be number 1, But Alexa being number 3 is ridiculous, Alexa may be a good talker but she is not The 3rd Best Women’s Wrestler in World that’s way to high

    • It’s not about skills but accomplishments.

      • brock

        Just because you won a Title 4 times in year doesn’t make you The 3rd Best Women’s Wrestler in The World Alexa doesn’t even deserve to be in the top 10

        • Izzy4lw

          I think what Boris is trying to say is that PWI doesn’t go off of wrestling skills – yeah, having MOTY candidates is important, but the list is mostly based on Kayfabe accomplishments. In that sense, Alexa definitely deserves her spot on Kayfabe accomplishments, but I don’t think there’s anyone (well hardly anyone) who’d argue that Alexa is the 3rd most skilled wrestler in the world.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            You’d be really dumb even trying to say she’s the 3rd best in the world I like her but I mean even fans have sense

  • Kvngbalor

    Wait no Billie Kay or Peyton Royce? Natalya higher than Naomi? Nikki cross all the way at 40?

  • Asuka deserves that spot, no discussion.

    Charlotte’s year doesn’t warrant her position, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very happy for her (and amused that she’s ranked higher than Alexa, I must admit.)

    Very happy to see Io, Kairi and Mayu in the top 15 as well. It was time for this list to recognize them. Nice to see Hiroyo Matsumoto as well.

    Toni Storm has had the best year out of any girls on the independant scene, she should be in the top 10, at least.

  • #VindictiveBitch ?

    SCREAMING

  • No Nikki Bella AT ALL?!?!

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Tbf she wrestled until April and had no matches in March but then again she had that FCA match and the No DQ match so she should have at least been on the list

  • #VindictiveBitch ?

    Charlotte has been booked horrible since April so I don’t get this.
    Natalya was floating until August
    Bayley and Sasha had horrible booking too.

    I try not to take this list too seriously but come on lol

    Naomi should have been higher for sure imo

  • Monkey Tennis

    It’s rarely worth questioning the put-some-names-in-a-hat-and-pick-them-out-at-random criteria that creates the PWI 50. The logic alone that by sheer virtue of simply being a champion in the WWE (or whatever TNA are calling themselves this week) automatically puts you higher than any number of Independent wrestlers who’ve worked more matches and/or better matches over the year is laughable. Hence Alexa’s placement. And don’t get me wrong, I like Alexa. But by no rational criteria is she in the top 3 wrestlers in the world right now.

    And even beyond the default ‘big promotion’ mark-up for some wrestlers, even the rankings for some of those in the indies makes little to no sense. Viper only at #37? Toni Storm not even inthe
    top 20? Shayna being so high?

    At the end of the day, we all know the list is virtually meaningless. Anything that considers working for the WWE to be a genuine measure of success for women in the wrestling industry is on a hiding to nothing right from the start.

    • The Wicked Bitch

      I don’t think the list is based on skills. It’s based on their accomplishments. That’s why they change places every year. I do agree that indie wrestlers like Toni are placed to low though.

  • #VindictiveBitch ?

    THE ICONIC DUO GOT CHEATED OUT OF THIS

  • #VindictiveBitch ?

    If you look at the PWI Weekly rankings it would make sense why people are ranked where they are.
    http://www.pwi-online.com/pages/ratings2.html

  • Ryan Stratus

    Queen Bliss ??

  • Edwards1992

    Naomi should of been atleast number 5.

  • Bliss = Goddess

    Asuka and Bliss had the 2 best years

  • The Wicked Bitch

    IMO the top 5 should’ve been like this:
    1. Asuka (you already know why)
    2. Alexa ( first woman to win both titles, entered WM and SSlam as champ)
    3. Naomi ( 2x SD champ, won at WM)
    4. Sasha ( won the Raw women’s title twice)
    5. Charlotte ( just like Sasha, she won the Raw women’s title twice)
    The only reason I put Sasha above Charlotte is cause she wrestled at SSlam and Charlotte didn’t.

    • jim

      The only person Asuka beat since being called up to main roster is emma.So Asuka shouldn’t be number 1.Since that the case.Then they might as well say camella as miss money in the bank is number 1 female wrestler.

      • Jasonps3

        So, any female wrestler outside of the WWE main roster don’t deserved to be number one?

  • K. W. M.

    List a joke like every year, so why do we even care every year? :/

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France
    • The Wicked Bitch

      I wonder who’ll get the honour to be the first one that pins her. I hope they ain’t saving it for Rhonda.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        In my mind, I see three possible choices :
        – Keeping it safe and have Charlotte pin her first (which would be great too, I would prefer that other most of the others WWE girls)
        – Having an underdog Bayley overcoming the odds and pinning her first (after a great build-up)
        – Creating a brand new star (as in, someone from NXT) by having her beat Asuka for the first time

        • The Wicked Bitch

          Yeah I think Charlotte beating her would be more logical than the other options, she just seems the right person to do it with all the build-up she’s had.
          And I find the last option interesting too. Do you mean someone from NXT who already faced her, like Ember or Nikki? Or someone completely brand new, who has never faced her before in WWE? If so I can totally see Kairi being that person.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          So why char over Sasha when Sasha would give the better match ?

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Because unfortunately, WWE isn’t well aware of her worth and I don’t see her winning over Asuka at all which goes to show you how WWE handles her despite her real worth. If it was solely up to HHH, maybe but with Vince unfortunately, I don’t see it happening.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            So based on current company favoritism you’d totally not want to give the rub to the better woman ? So bc the establishment is fuqd we should mold our logic around it to justify it ?

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            You know what… just forget it.

  • jim

    Asuka doesn’t deserve to be member 1.She haven’t beat top talented wrestlers on main roster yet.She haven’t proven her self against top talented wrestlers on main roster. ASUKA SHE EARN IT.They shouldn’t just give it to Asuka. SINCE THEY WANT JUST GIVE IT AWAY WITH OUT ASUKA EARNED IT.THEN THEY MIGHT AS WELL GIVE AWAY TO SUMMER RAE THE NUMBER 1 FEMALE WRESTLER.Asuka didn’t earned number 1.So they might as well give Summer rae the number 1 female wrestler.

  • Gayomi.

    Trash

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Yesss Gayomi I live for that name!

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I’m sorry but how is Carmella, Ember Moon, Becky Lynch, Nikki Cross, Ruby Riot and Mickie James ranked lower than Shayna and Kairi? What else could they have done this year besides compete in the final round of the MYC?

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Child I’ve been over this PWI list since the 5th grade ???

  • Bliss = Goddess

    Since its list day I seen this top 30 women’s matches of 2017 list yesterday thoughts?

    Keep in mind no MYC matches are on here

    1-Asuka vs Ember = Takeover Brooklyn
    2-Charlotte vs Bayley = RAW 2-20-17
    3-Alexa vs Sasha = GBOF
    4-Asuka vs Ember = Takeover Orlando
    5-Charlotte vs Bayley = Rumble
    6-Nikki vs Asuka = NXT
    7-Alexa vs Bayley = Payback
    8-Alexa vs Sasha = RAW 8-28-17
    9-Sasha vs Bayley = RAW 7-24-17
    10-Charlotte vs Bayley = FastLane
    11-Alexa vs Sasha = SummerSlam
    12-Sasha vs Nia = RAW 8-14-17
    13-Alexa vs Sasha vs Nia vs Mickie = RAW 4-17-17
    14-Becky vs Mickie = Chamber
    15-Nattie vs Naomi = SummerSlam
    16-Nattie vs Nikki = Chamber
    17-Sasha vs Nia vs Charlotte vs Bayley = WM
    18-Naomi vs Charlotte = SD 4-18-17
    19-Alexa vs Sasha vs Nia vs Emma vs Bayley = No Mercy
    20-Asuka vs Emma = TLC
    21-Nikki vs Nattie = SD 2/21/17
    22-Alexa vs Mickie = TLC
    23-Mickie vs Becky = SD 2/28/17
    24-Alicia vs Sasha = TLC
    25-Alexa vs Becky = SD 1-17-17
    26-Sasha vs Nia = Rumble
    27-Sasha vs Nia = FastLane
    28-Alexa vs Naomi = SD 4/4/17
    29-Nattie vs Charlotte = HIAC
    30-Becky vs Charlotte = SD 7/18/17

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      This makes more sense than the PWI top 50

      • Bliss = Goddess

        PWI has always been a joke

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          It’s bad at a young age I discovered that.

    • Izzy4lw

      I’d put Asuka Vs. Nikki Cross at #1, then Asuka Vs. Ember at Brooklyn, Then Charlotte/Bayley, then the gauntlet match on RAW, then the rest looks decent.

    • L.S #PushBillieKay

      Nikki vs Asuka was so much better than Sasha vs Alexa at GBOF, Charlotte vs Bayley or Ember vs Asuka (Orlando) lol

    • Nikki vs Asuka is too low at #6. I’d put it #2, after Asuka vs Ember Moon at Brooklyn III. The two best WWE women’s matches of the year IMO.

      Strange that the MITB are not in this list. I found the second one pretty good.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      When it comes to the top 10, I would have done :
      1 – Asuka vs Ember = Takeover Brooklyn
      2 – Nikki Cross vs Asuka LWS match
      3 – Asuka vs Ember Moon = Takeover Orlando
      4 – Charlotte vs Bayley = Raw Main event
      5 – Raw Gauntlet Match
      6 – Sasha vs Nia Jax = Raw 8/14/17
      7 – Alexa vs Sasha vs Nia vs Emma vs Bayley = No Mercy
      8 – Asuka vs Ruby vs Nikki = Takeover Chicago
      9 – Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks = Great Balls of Fire
      10 – Becky vs Mickie James = EC

    • Joseph

      Hey good job on this it helps a lot.

    • Vid Trim

      Hhmm most Alexa matches seem way too high rated, especially that #3.

      • Bliss = Goddess

        I figured someone would say that

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      I’m surprised the gauntlet match isn’t here.

  • Also, how the actual FUCK is Natalya higher than Naomi??
    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7btPCcdNniyf0ArS/source.gif

    • Izzy4lw

      tbqh. Nattie hasn’t had a standout moment since like…. 2011. Even on Kayfabe accomplishments, Naomi has two titles to Nattie’s one, and is the longest reigning SD women’s champ I think. I’m confused.

  • Robin Zabriskie

    I’m surprised Carmella is so low….i mean…first ever Miss Money In The Bank

  • Exotic

    From what period is this based upon on?
    Cause this list a mess.

    I mean how Shayna at 12?
    Why has Marti and Alpha Female make this list?
    Why TF is Nat over Nao?
    What has Flabbey I mean Abbey done to be ranked higher than most of the girls below her?
    WHERE THE FUCK IS ICONIC DUO?
    Why Nikki Cross so low?

    • Omar Zaal

      Poor Abby
      The most hated wwe star among Diva Dirt.

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    Billie Kay ranked no. 34 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2012 during her indie days and now where is iconic duo?

    They deserves better!

  • Nadia

    Its a kayfabe list and looking at the Top 5, I think its pretty accurate and justifiable in some way. Especially when you take into account that the list takes into account late 2016.

    Asuka’s- Crazy run in NXT. Record Breaking and all.

    Charlotte- This one gives me pause since she hasn’t done much since coming to SD but her and Sasha did have a great run at the end of 2016 and she was the RAW champion for Pretty much all of Jan/Feb than was the contender up until Mania.

    Alexa Bliss- Has the girl gone without a Title around her waist for more than a month since her call up? I feel like she’s always been Champion. Thought she’d be #2 tbh.

    Sasha- She had the end of 2016 with Char, Had a 8 day title reign and had a good set of matches starting with the Gauntlet match up until Alexa ended her with a DDT after Summerslam. Than has kind of faded to the background.

    Bayley- Champion for a couple of months, #1 contender a lot of the time. Good match with Char and Alexa.

    • It depends on what the exact time frame is to be honest. If somehow the time period doesn’t start at the beginning of the year, then Charlotte’s placement is actually pretty understandable.

      • Nadia

        Yeah thinking back if the list truly takes into account some of 2016 than she was pretty much champ for Dec-Feb and than cobtending up until Mania.

        • If the time frame is November through November, then that means whoever made the list took into account their FCA match, the Survivor Series build, and the Iron Man Match. Peraphs even the HIAC main event. So yeah, I didn’t think of that when I first saw the list. It makes more sense.

  • The Wicked Bitch

    BTW Have you all seen the Survivor Series poster? Alexa and Char are the only women on it. Is Miss Flair gonna beat Nattie for the title? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0484e113b25469557ed2d9b798fcd8f08b3a6d52c7818b56f98a8b387f51b8a5.jpg

    • L.S #PushBillieKay

      Alexa and Charlotte are the only women on SS promo video too

    • Nadia

      Yes

    • Diva_Fan

      She better

    • Randall

      I really believe she is. Especially on TLC raw talk the way they were boosting Charlotte vs Alexa. Honestly it’s about time for Nattie to defend that belt.

  • Nicola Byrne

    What the hell? Shayna Bayzler isn’t worthy of top 100 let alone ranked higher than Mayu Iwantani, Toni Storm and Viper!! Asuka deserve it.

    • Randall

      Right, she’s awful in the ring.

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    The 3 best WWE women’s matches of the year IMO

    #1. Ember Moon vs Asuka – Brooklyn III
    #2. Nikki Cross vs Asuka – Last Woman Standing Match
    #3. Ruby Riot vs Nikki Cross vs Asuka – Chicago

    • Nicola Byrne

      I love those matches but I will have Toni Storm vs Io Shirai or Kairi Sane vs Tessa Blanchard from Mae Young CLassic

      • Izzy4lw

        Toni VS Io never happened in WWE, but MAN was it a great match. It’s my second fav Io Shirai match after her match against Mayu Iwatani.

        • Aye Mate

          Do you have links?

          • Shameless Stardom-World plug :-)

          • Izzy4lw

            Not of the whole match unfortunately- I watched them on stardom-world.com, but you can catch the highlights on YouTube:

            https://youtu.be/KK5HwdN6xFA

            As for Mayu and Io, my favorite match of theirs was the championship match, but if you want to see a full match that puts their ability on display, check this one out:

            https://youtu.be/dAkoUBkqJ4U

            You will not be disappointed!

          • Aye Mate

            Thank you kindly!

          • Aye Mate

            Just watched both.

            Thank. You.

            I’m speechless.

          • Izzy4lw

            There’s a reason I ‘stan’ Toni Storm, and it was that match I linked you the highlights of (also you should check out her match with Mayu, it’s AMAZING)

            But Mayu and Io blow everything WWE or TNA do out of the water with every single outing they have, I mean absolutely piss on WWE matches (Asuka’s included)

            Welcome to the fandom :D

          • Mayu vs Io for the red belt earlier this year remains my favorite match of 2017. Such a shame her reign ended like that :(

          • Izzy4lw

            YES. such an incredible match, but every outing they have is pure gold tbf

    • Izzy4lw

      so weird how NXT is once again at the point where its outshining the MR – even considering that the MR has the horses, Naomi, Mickie, Nattie, and HAD Emma. Goes to show you how terrible the bookers are.

      • L.S #PushBillieKay

        IKR that is what happens when they book Alexa in every match

        • Izzy4lw

          And even though Asuka has moved up, NXT still has Nikki, Ruby, Ember, Peyton, Billie, and will soon be adding Bianca, Dakota, Abbey, and Kairi – they’ll have the most talented women’s roster (in terms of wrestling) of all 3 brands

          And thats a lot of women, but I’m still hoping to see Candice, Mercedes, Mia Yim, and Toni there within the year.

        • KatyaMenelli

          Right! She really devalued the division just by being in the forefront.

      • wysna

        Just goes to show you how much booking plays a factor. Heck, I’m not a fan of the Bellas but I can tell you straight up that with the right booking, they would’ve been bigger than they are now. WWE has an immense amount of talent. People just tend to forget that because of how lousy its creative team is.

    • Match of Year Maker

      Completely agree

    • Joseph

      I would throw on that list Charlotte vs. Bayley from February, that was best RAW women’s TV match this year.

      • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

        If Charlotte vs Naomi in the main event of SD didn’t end in a DQ I would say that was a really good match too. Maybe not top 3 but definitely somewhere in the top 10 range.

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          If they had a SS match with 20 minutes or more it would have been a classic tbh

        • KatyaMenelli

          OMG yes! I wanted them to have that third match sooooo bad!!

  • 3???????

    Why was Shayna even on the list prior to this ?

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      Exactly.

  • If the time frame for the list includes the end of 2016, then Charlotte and Sasha fully deserve their high placement.

    • Izzy4lw

      I THINK it goes September to September.

      • I assumed November to November, since the list usually comes out at that time of the year. But they are even more so deserving if it goes from September, since that’s when their feud started to pick up.

        Main eventing HIAC alone guaranteed them a spot in the top 5.

        • Izzy4lw

          oh you’re right. I forgot HIAC happened in October.

      • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

        Oh that makes sense then.

  • Mitch Von Erich

    WHY TF CHARLOTTE NUMBER 1..she only getting attention because her Daddy almost died..PLZ

    • Izzy4lw

      Charlotte is number 2, and she’s that high because the list goes September to September, which was the height of her feud with Sasha and would have included her multiple main events on RAW, her main eventing HIAC in a cell, etc. etc. so her #2 spot is justified.

  • Kiana Taylor

    This list giving me a whole ass headache, where is the iconic duo?? Peyton at least, nattie higher than naomi???? Im not fond of bliss but she should definitely be higher than charlotte, who hasnt had the best year at least number one is correct i guess https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a84caf6049c6bcd41e7d9ae7062ba1372a4d96fe5a90c0693489f71031e0ba3.gif

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      They didn’t do shit all year. ????

      • Kiana Taylor

        More than some of the ladies on here tho

        • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

          All they really did was compete in a fatal 4 way at takeover

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    Yikes how did Shayna make it so high? Also Charlotte who hasn’t even had that great a year.

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      Yeah Charlotte should at most be number 3. I’m a little shocked.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Oop

  • Diva_Fan

    It’s a bit weird Carmella is so low I mean she’s the first EVER Women’s Money In The Bank winner . Should be at least top 15.

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      But other than winning the MITB which James Ellsworth won for her at first (making the match a mess) what else has she done other than beat naomi in non title singles matches?

      • Diva_Fan

        But still regardless winning the first ever MITB is a big deal so she should be a lot higher than some of the people who’s higher than her !

  • Mickie’sNumber1fan

    HAHAHAHAHA Alexa Bliss number 3? Above Sasha Banks , Mickie James, Bayley and THE ATHLETIC NAOMI??? Girl bye

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      Girl this is based off of how well their year has been not who is a better wrestler.

    • Randall

      The list isn’t just based on wrestling ability…it’s never been solely based on just wrestling abilities.

  • Nathaniel

    How is Iwatani so low? She had a dream year.

  • Match of Year Maker

    You know this list is based on KAYFABE when you see Alexa in the 3rd place https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af9e248cecd23ea2f67e52c6e89f2e00a2677d54985e9e19fff992b000e11d08.gif

  • Charm City Gamer

    Alexa should be 2nd. She’s had the best main roster year. Asuka being #1 because undefeated streak is natural.

  • David Foster

    Taya Valkyrie?

  • Omar Zaal

    Oh my Lord Jesus
    This year they futured Joshi Stars

  • Omar Zaal

    I had to look at the list again and WTF
    For real where is The Iconic Duo, Taya, Ivelisse, Jinny, Kelly Kline, Mandy Leon, Percilla Kelly?
    JESUSSSSS!

  • Omar Zaal

    Also did anyone noticed every year they include a total nobody at # 50?

  • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

    This is pretty much exactly how I expected it to be. I would even maybe put Alexa as number two. She’s definitely had a better year than Charlotte as far as this mega push she has gotten in recent months. I’d also put Mickie perhaps a little higher considering her return was so shocking. When has a woman let alone a mother returned to WWE full time in their mid 30s? She may have lost a lot more than she has won but I think that is an amazing feat within itself.

  • Seraphina Rosenhart

    So a few things immediately pop into my mind as I’m reading this list. Where are Peyton and Billie? Why is Naomi lower than Natalya when Naomi has had 2 championship reigns and is the longest reigning SD champion? Why is Carmella so low when she was the first ever Ms. Money in the Bank? Why is Bayley all the way up there at number 5 just for having one championship reign and then getting squashed by Alexa?

  • Randall

    Not sure how Shayna Bazsler is on this list… I would have put Naomi at number 5 at least and moved Bayley to #9.

  • Summer_Slay #Justice4SummerRae

    What a joke of a list!
    1. To begin with Marti, Jazzy, Deonna and Bayley’s brother shouldnt even be on the list.
    2. Reuben and Carmella over Nikki (who despite i think is a cringe version of Daffney for sure can wrestle better than these 2)
    3. Nia Jax, Allie and Sienna so high on the list SCREAMING
    4. Bayley’s brother over Rosemary, Mia and Tessa CHOKING
    5. Bayley scoring n5 is just a slap to the face to Becky, Ember, Naomi, Mia, Natalya and so many other girls.
    6. Emma didnt even made the cut DEAD.
    7. Asuka shouldve been in the top 10 but for sure not n1. You all know most of her moves are basic and lets dont even go there. Becuase i already went got the receipts and came back.
    8. ALEXA OF ALL PEOPLE IS N2 DELETE, BLOCK AND REPORT.
    10. TON of more deserving girls didnt make the cut: Bianca, Billie, Peyton, Liv, Gail, Taryn, Mickie, Fox.

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      This list isn’t ranked on wrestling ability

      • Summer_Slay #Justice4SummerRae

        then its even more big of a joke

        • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

          it basically is sort of… it’s based off of how well basically WWE treated you or whatever promotion you were in treated you.

          • Gayomi.

            wrestling skills is one of the factors too

          • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

            Maybe for the people on the indies… but it’s still based off of who was “that bitch” of women’s wrestling.

          • Gayomi.

            for all women – it’s basically accomplishments (big matches won, beating big opponents), accolades (titles etc.), matches won and wrestling skill. That’s why Kelly Kelly’s highest rank is #15

  • Mark?

    How is Sienna in the top 10? And higher than Rosemary. dead. lol.

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    The fact that Alexa Bliss is anywhere in the top 10 WRESTLERS makes this list a joke.

  • Organization XIII

    This list has always been trash. Not sure why people be so up & arms about it lol

  • What?

    I can think of 25 women who deserve to be on this list over Marti Belle.

  • Russell Snook-Whitfield

    Wouldn’t the highest climber be Io Shirai, because she debuted at 6, instead of Baszler going from 40 to 12

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    And of course, the actual cover of the magazine for this edition focus on… Braun Strowman. Can’t even give the full spotlight to women here, quite crazy!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b47b4dc286b93e63078b43f00a7df14e5f9430d6a763dfcaa113052137d1c6a.jpg

    • It

      It’s not and should not be all about the women…

  • Andrew Soto

    Just a thought, but I bet Sasha is extra pissed off at Alexa now. This list does seem a little off, but if I were them, I wouldn’t look to into it.

  • OJ Von Erich
  • OJ Von Erich

    I adore Alexa Bliss, but we all know she’s not on that list for her in ring ability this year.

    • Bliss = Goddess

      In ring ability is just 1 of many things that matter

  • OJ Von Erich

    I’m most excited for the Hot Mess Express Laurel Van Ness making it onto the list this year, she’s the most underrated KO on the roster, she’s the Alicia Fox of the division.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1865eb892a087caeafd98d4c39491348ba1ada2ad39edbe41b38a9ad5f6febe.gif

  • nightofme

    I bet Sasha is PISSED at Alexa ranking higher than her lol. I’m shocked too but hey lol

    • It

      Why? In 2017 Alexa won 3 championships and never left the title picture. Sasha won 1 and left the title picture

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    • Gayomi.

      wig flew

  • Congrats to Asuka

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      No I think Alexa’s had a far better year than Naomi. Alexa could very well have been number one.

      • I’m comparing wrestling & Alexa barely did any of that compared to Naomi this year.

        • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

          You sure sis?

          • I’m not a sis and I’m very sure. Check the ppvs & matches from this year.

          • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

            How many titles has Naomi won and how many has Alexa?

          • I highly doubt title wins really matter to the list cause sasha only won 1x and is high on the list, When it comes to wrestling Naomi should be higher than her to me. Dassit https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d289adc44db039d1d1d3f32f55c7be2e7910d84ef351a0cc8c3a340ccacbdae.jpg

          • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

            Well unfortunately for you your opinion doesn’t matter Alexa is higher than Naomi

          • Obviously it matters to you because you responded to my opinion.

          • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

            I mean that as in what you think isn’t gonna change the list.

          • Okay?

  • Victoria&Melina19

    I don’t really take this list seriously. But why is Nattie higher than Naomi that’s the first thing I noticed.

    Also Mickie should be higher and tbh Charlotte shouldn’t be that high.

  • Carla Sousa

    OMFG…

    90% of the people in the comments think WWE is the entire wrestling world!

    Best female wrestler in the world is 6th!!

    • Gayomi.

      Natalya is 7th actually.

  • Gayomi.

    Who the hell put Shayna Bazstard that high omg I wanna fight

  • Women’s Revolution

    Nobody is ready for Asuka!!!

  • WWE has a lot of the PWI talent on their roster, holy crap! Proud of them… hope they took notice of this and select talent for the next MYC

  • Costa Ladeas

    Alexa Bliss #3?? Hey man, pass that over……

    • Costa Ladeas

      Alexa is the female version of The Miz.

  • Nikki’s Sister

    Seeing Alexa above Sasha made me cackle I’m not gonna lie.

  • Robann

    I’m sorry, after looking back at the list a few days later, I understand Alexa’s placement. If we’re just going by mega pushes in the past year she should’ve been number 2, because I don’t remember having the title off her waist for more than a month since her call up. For all other purposes, Alexa’s had a great year.

    Toni Storm being that low on the list frustrates me because of all of the five stars matches she has competed in, Shayna being on the list AT ALL frustrates me even more, to be quite honest. But I think Nattie being over Naomi frustrates me the most because if we’re just going on who’s had the better year PERIOD, it was Nao, regardless if the feuds(or lackthereof) during her reign was shitty.

    “PWI, hey boo. Come here. I just wanna talk…”