Women’s wrestling joined WWE in 1984, and The Fabulous Moolah was the first WWE Women’s Champion. However, it was originally seen as a side show to the main event, women have fought hard to bring it to the centre stage, and women’s wrestling has an ever growing prominence. So who are the ladies promoting this movement in WWE?
Height: 5 ft 1 in
Titles: WWE Raw Women’s Champion, two-time WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion
Nicknames: Five Feet of Fury, Goddess of WWE, Little Miss Bliss, The Wicked Witch of WWE
Finishing Moves: Snap DDT, Sparkle Splash/Twisted Bliss
Entrance Theme: Spiteful – CFO$
Don’t underestimate this Superstar because of her height. Bliss is the current Raw Women’s Champion, and former two time SmackDown Champion. She first entered WWE in May 2013, and is the first woman to have won the SmackDown’s Women’s Championship twice, and both the Raw and SmackDown women’s championships.
Bliss has a background in gymnastics, cheerleading and bodybuilding. She’s a fierce competitor with a bad attitude, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of her.
Height: 5 ft 5 in
Titles: Three-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, NXT Year-End Award; Match of the Year
Nicknames: The (Legit) Boss
Finishing Moves: Bank Statement, Bankrupt
Entrance Theme: Unity – CFO$
Sasha Banks is The Boss. She’s worked her way up through the ranks of wrestling before joining WWE in 2012, earning herself the nickname The (Legit) Boss. As the cousin of Snoop Dogg, she has had support throughout her wrestling career helping her become The Boss she is today.
Banks has proved her Boss status by winning the WWE Raw Women’s Championship three times.
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Titles: WWE Raw Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, NXT Year-End Award; Female Competitor of the Year & Match of the Year
Nickname(s): Everyone’s Favourite Hugger, The Huggable One
Finishing Moves: Bayley-to-Belly Suplex/Hug-Plex, Diving Elbow Drop
Entrance Theme: Turn It Up – CFO$
Bayley is a superfan turned WWE Superstar, now known as the WWE Hugger because of her signature move of hugging then suplexing her opponents. Bayley is always seen with a smile on her face and her incredible enthusiasm has won the crowd over.
Don’t let the hugs and smiles fool you, she is still a threat. Her match against Sasha Banks at NXT TakeOver: Respect was the first women’s match to headline a WWE event, and it was the longest women’s match in WWE history.
Height: 5 ft 5 in
Titles: Two-time WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship, Slammy Award
Finishing Moves: A Bad Place / FTG- Feel the Glow / Slay-O-Mission, Split-legged Moonsault
Entrance Theme: Amazing (Remix) – CFO$ featuring Naomi
Naomi was a former background dancer for Flo Rida, but is now taking centre stage as a WWE Superstar, and making WWE history.
Naomi is the current and longest reigning SmackDown Champion, having won the title twice. She has made history in WWE by being the first African American woman to win a championship a WrestleMania.
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Titles: WWE Divas Champion, Four-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion
Nickname(s): The Flair of NXT, The Nature Girl, The Queen
Finishing Moves: Figure-Eight Leglock, Bow Down to the Queen / Natural Selection
Entrance Theme: Recognition – CFO$
The daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, it’s safe to say Charlotte has been gifted with a natural flair for wrestling. But she is making a name for herself and is a champion in her own right. She was the inaugural WWE Women’s Champion, and is a four-time Raw Women’s Champion.
Charlotte is breaking wrestle records and carrying on the Flair wrestling legacy.
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