A week ago, Pro Wrestling Illustrated had announced that SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa had topped their annual PWI Female 50 list, which ranks the fifty best women’s wrestlers based on factors such as championship reigns, win/loss records, etc.
Now, the complete list has been released via the magazine’s online issue a few days prior to the physical copy hitting newsstands.
Completing the top three are Mickie James in second place and Saraya Knight in third.
Mickie James enjoyed a heel turn and third TNA Knockouts Championship reign while the list was being compiled, becoming the most decorated female performer in televised wrestling history by capturing her ninth major championship.
Like Melissa at #1, Saraya Knight was SHIMMER Champion last year and was involved in many high profile matches, including a Steel Cage match at SHIMMER 53.
Rounding off the top ten in numerical order are WSU World Champion Jessicka Havok, former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, last year’s #1 and current TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, NWA World Women’s Champion Kacee Carlisle, former TNA Knockouts Champion Tara, current WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and finally, the NCW Femmes Fatales Champion Mercedes Martinez.
Shockingly, names such as current TNA Knockouts Champion ODB, former SHINE #1 Contender Angelina Love, NXT standout Summer Rae and Kharma are all missing from the list.
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Do you agree with PWI’s list?