Professional Wrestling’s Top 25 Women Icons

Brightcast Media

We’ve seen a very pronounced evolution in professional wrestling when it comes to female competitors. The grassroots era featured some very prominent performers throughout the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Throughout the ’90s, we saw somewhat of a shift — where the ‘diva’ era was implemented. In-ring performance was augmented by sexually charged storylines, manufactured backstage drama, and utter silliness at times. However, the last 20 years or so have seen a reemergence of the dynamic in-ring performances for women’s divisions all over the industry. This piece will aim to tackle all of those eras — from valets to World Champs.