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The 2017 PWI Female 50

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 (-)

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

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