While the world of professional wrestling has just started to embrace its female contingent — the WWE introduced two of its three active women’s championships in the last five years, and is set to hold its first all-women pay-per-view event in October 2018 — female wrestlers have been an integral part of the sport for nearly its entire history.
Female wrestlers constitute just 18% of the WWE Superstar all-time roster, and women account for 38% of WWE viewership. With less than equal representation in the wrestling world, the Divas that do stand out must have exceptional talent, power, and appeal to truly separate themselves from the pack.
To determine the most popular women in wrestling, 24/7 Wall St. ranked all female WWE Superstars by constructing an index of Wikipedia page views, IMDb credits, and Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s “Woman of the Year” awards.
Editor’s note: Due to a data source error, an earlier version of this story listed incorrect debut years for multiple wrestlers. These have been updated to reflect the correct years.