PWI Female 50 2011 Revealed

This year’s Pro Wrestling Illustrated Female 50 list has finally been revealed!

The magazine is due to go on sale later this month, but LordsofPain.net has obtained a copy.

Earlier this week, it was reported that SHIMMER Champion, Madison Eagles, had claimed the top spot, but now you can see who else scored big.

Speaking on the list, PWI revealed how they chose who to represent them with the main spot: “This year’s list was unlike any other in the four-year history of the Female 50. For one thing, there was no obvious frontrunner in either WWE or TNA. Last year’s number one, Michelle McCool, retired after a few lackluster months. The WWE Divas title dropped in prominence and was held for a significant amount of time by Brie Bella who, while improved, doesn’t exactly conjure thoughts of Sensational Sherri or Trish Stratus.”

“So we made a bold decision. We looked to the indies. Two possible candidates were SHIMMER champion Madison Eagles and WSU champion Mercedes Martinez. It was a difficult choice to make,” the magazine explains. “Fortunately for us, Martinez and Eagles faced off in March for Eagles’ SHIMMER title. Eagles managed to win a terrific match, which proved to be the deciding factor in our decision.”

“While being on WWE’s or TNA’s global platform helps your chances, it doesn’t mean you get a free passage onto the Female 50.”

Check out the list below:

1. Madison Eagles
2. Mercedes Martinez
3. Mickie James
4. Natalya
5. Madison Rayne
6. Cheerleader Melissa
7. Beth Phoenix
8. Tara
9. MsChif
10. Sara Del Rey
11. Eve Torres
12. Angelina Love
13. Layla
14. Sarita
15. Kelly Kelly
16. Serena Deeb
17. Velvet Sky
18. Ayako Hamada
19. LuFisto
20. Winter
21. Brie Bella
22. Angel Orsini
23. Melina
24. Daizee Haze
25. Nikki Roxx
26. Gail Kim
27. Jazz
28. Maryse
29. Christina Von Eerie
30. Portia Perez
31. Rosita
32. ODB
33. Nicole Matthews
34. Rachel Summerlyn
35. Jessicka Havok
36. Brittany Force
37. Kellie Skater
38. Tina San Antonio
39. Melanie Cruise
40. Cherry Bomb
41. Sassy Stephie
42. Tasha Simone
43. Alicia Fox
44. Amber O’Neal
45. Allison Danger
46. Kacee Carlisle
47. Brittany Savage
48. A.J.
49. Melissa Coates
50. Jessica James

The PWI Female 50 list will be featured in the November issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. You can purchase the issue at this link. PWI is offering a special offer for online customers giving you $4 off the retail price — that’s $5.95, down from the usual $9.95.

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  • wl75

    Surprised McCool didn’t rank and Layla did- because Layla worked about as much as Michelle, and got hurt at the same time.

    • Kaledrina

      i actually agree with that! i remember being surprised i think two lists ago when melina was ranked and she’d been injured for like ten or nine of the twelve months :P

    • vonVile

      Because McCool was ungrateful for being #1 last year.

      • http://www.diva-fiva.com samtherofl

        @VonVile
        It was a kayfabe response. It’s well known WWE don’t like PWI because it acknowledges other wrestling companies. Lucky McCool replied at all. Miz didn’t.

  • Lanoom

    There is, literally, no person on this list who, in kayfabe, Kaitlyn should go in over.

    No one.

    She has done jack and squat. Winning NXT3 is not an accomplishment.

    I’d put SDR slightly higher, but that’s it for the top 10. The rest of the list is as relevant as being nominated for an award.

    • davepower

      Hold on Kaitlyn starred in many 3 minute tag matches. lol

    • Kaitlyn1fan

      Seriously? Watch her matches.

      • davepower

        3 minute matches in WWE big whoop. Clearly a super worker. If only she was in All Japan Women in the 90s.

  • BillyGP

    No front runner from TNA well Madison and Mickie. But i CAN NOT disagree with who is #1 and #2. Im Happy Mickie is #3 but Madison should be #4.

  • laqisha

    I won’t be suprized if tna hires eagles and mm to put over angelina love and vel vel.

  • Blonde Bombshell

    kaitlyn is bad, seriously.

    • Dave Muscarella

      Kaitlyn has barely been in the business a year as well. I am sure if you watched tapes of Beth or Nattie or Mickie James after only 1 year in the business, it wouldnt be good either.

      Only time will tell if she becomes anything worthwhile.

    • Kaitlyn1fan

      No she is not, Kelly is bad.

      • Blonde Bombshell

        kelly can perform some moves, all kaitlyn does are headbutts and a side suplex.

  • Kaledrina

    surprised winter is so low compared to other knockouts, especially sarita (who let’s be honest, hasn’t done THAT much the last year). i also would’ve placed velvet a teeny bit higher and perhaps swapped around madison and mickie.

    • Williambitious

      I think Winter should be even lower.

      • Kaledrina

        really? how come?

        she’s a good enough wrestler, has been on tv most weeks, has had her own fair share of wins as well as character development, decent competition and at the time of the list being decided on was tag team champion. i think that’s pretty decent/on par with most of the top 10 :)

  • Dave Muscarella

    While no one should take this list seriously (Madison Eagles joke!), its fun to talk about. Having so many indie workers on the list is good, if only, to get them more attention.

    If you dont know who some of these women are, you need to do yourself a favor and go on Youtube and look them up. Madison Eagles, Serena Deeb, Sara Del Rey, Cheerleader Melissa, MsChif, and Mercedes Martinez are all WWE caliber wrestlers.

    I am happy its not filled with WWE & TNA girls honestly.

    • laqisha

      you know most ppl here on dd rather watch a model playing a wrestler…..oh hell when kharma debuted some of em were complaining.

  • BillyGP

    PWI also explains how the “Female 50″ was determined: “To determin the list, we evaluated each woman’s innate wrestling ability, accomplishments during the past year, physical strength and conditioning, quality of opposition, charisma, and title success.”

  • IronSheikFan

    Wasn’t Madison Eagles hurt for a while, I’m surprised she was number 1 when in the PWI 500 if you are hurt your ranking suffers. At least wrestling was considered in ranking number 1 this year;.

    • Dave Muscarella

      MsChif was hurt a lot too this year, but she is in the top 10 too. Even Madison Eagles was hurt for a while, she didnt miss much ring times. It helps SHIMMER only runs a couple weekends a year.

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    What are you talking about Michelle had a great year. Fueding with Mickie , Melina , Beth , Natalya , Kelly Kellya nd Wrestlemania that seems like alot to me and she has has some killer matches also

    • BillyGP

      McCool did not feud with Mickie this past year (Aug 2010 to Aug 2011)

  • darkangels

    what hell what about brooke tessmacher some of the girls on the list have not held gold in years

    • Lu Pone

      Exactly! Because pro-wrestling championships are, in fact, real and they are won from real, non-simulated, unadulterated, blood spilling, head splitting and death defying combat.

  • Lu Pone

    This list is CRAP! How can those talented, interesting, athletic, hard-working and generally GREAT wrestlers be on the top?! THIS IS THE PWI LIST! Kelly Kelly should be number one! And Kaitlyn should be number two! Those women on top can’t even do a crisp, solid, convincing and definitely LIFE threatening stinkface! OMG! This is a travesty!

    PWI, GO SHAVE YOUR BACK!

    • Dave Muscarella

      …was that a Jim Rome reference? Wow, I am not expecting that on diva-dirt. It makes a lot more sense for #34 though.
      .

    • Krazyvickay

      Oh I see what you did there LOL

  • vonVile

    I <3 Natalya, but what did she do in the last year to be #4 over Madison Rayne?

  • Krazyvickay

    Not gonna lie some of these spots are confusing

  • http://twitter.com/tjei012 TJÉ TC

    From when till when is this list based?

    • FrankNFurter

      August 2010-August 2011

      • laqisha

        No this year from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

        • BillyGP

          No i read Aug.2010 to Aug.2011

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/BenxXROCKS katarinaw4ever

    im glad winter got the 20. alicia should have got the 30 or 25 but im glad she made it anyway. and its looks like mickie james will always be one of the top 10

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/BenxXROCKS katarinaw4ever

      grow up sweetheart.

  • MajidK

    This is BS. the list is on accomplishments then why isn’t layla in the top 10 she was in the main story lines up until june its not fair. I love beth but she returned late last year and didn’t win the championship but layla did so if beth made the list layla should even eve.

    • BillyGP

      it not just based on accomplishments

  • NY32986

    The only thing I think sucks is once again the PWI Female 50 doesn’t get it’s own magazine, I remember for the first one it was it’s own w/Beth and Kong and Angelina and someone else on the cover. This one Madison Eagles gets a little spot on the Top and gives the rest to CM Punk, Trips and Vince. Would rather have seen PWI Female 50 get it’s own edition (Like the 500) with Madison & Mercedes from SHIMMER 37 Cover on the front with some sort of headline to the affect of “2 that aren’t on TV that YOU MUST SEE” or something like that to play to them in the indies.

  • Rhawk

    Forgive me if anyone has ommented on this, but I’m not suprised Michelle wasn’t in the list, as it was started in the top 500 male wrestlers, Edge didn’t make the list because he retired, as did McCool, in a sense.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricMVx ElectricMVx

      Noticed that too. Maybe retired wrestlers don’t get counted. But it was still good that McCool was #1 last year anyway

    • BillyGP

      like said she was ungrateful last year also

  • davepower

    Embarrassingly bad comment section I wish this place was actually moderated or monitored.

    Just a cesspool.

    • Mikas

      Yeah, i miss the old divadirt where people could discuss wrestling in a mature manner. There have always been a few trolls, but not as many as past few months.

      I also noticed that whenever a troll disappears a new one suddenly appears the next day. I wouldnt be surprised if most of the trolls are actually the same person renaming itself.

      • davepower

        The comments section has become like the comments section of youtube

    • Krazyvickay

      Yeah these trolls comment on things that don’t even involve their faves. #getalifephyscos

  • LayCoolAddict

    Im glad Madison is in the top 5 but i agree with someone’s comment she should’ve been 4 and Natalya at 5

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricMVx ElectricMVx

    I’m not happy with some people’s comments about the list, using racist language and disgusting language because Eve or Kaitlyn aren’t #1 is just sad. Yes Eve was good this year and won the Divas title, but Madison, Mickie, Eagles & Mercedes have accomplished more.

    Please grow up and stop looking for attention

  • http://www.diva-fiva.com samtherofl

    It kinda angers be that Brie Bella ranks ahead of a lot of really good grapplers.

    I don’t understand how if McCool isn’t on the list (after a few lackluster months) yet Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim and ODB are.. Just my opinion.

    Also, If this is really based on just “the year that they’ve had” then why’s Gail there?

    • BillyGP

      Could be she was ungrateful last year at being #1

      • http://www.diva-fiva.com samtherofl

        Kayfabe Response. WWE doesn’t like PWI because it acknowledges other companies. Lucky she said anything at all… Miz didn’t!

  • LlamaWhisperer

    I have to say I’m satisfied with this list. Although imo, Sarita should be in Winter’s place and vice-versa. Alicia should have been higher, and I think Kelly should have been in the twenties, rather than fifteen.

    And I agree with everyone, I’m surprised Michelle didn’t rank!

  • laqisha

    you guys are suprized about mccool not making the list but yet no one is wondering why the hell JESSIE MCKAY is not here??? the girl is one of the most over in shimmer plus she beat sara del rey and challenged madison eagles for the shimmer’s title. tina san antonio is the most puzzeling.

    • BillyGP

      Good point Jesse should be listed