Special Report

40 Most Popular Female Wrestlers

Source: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

5. Mickie James
> WWE debut: 2005
> WWE appearances: 261
> Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,550
> Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Woman of the Year” awards: 4

Mickie Laree James-Aldis was born in Virginia and grew up riding horses. She made her main roster wrestling debut in 2005, and has nine championship titles between WWE and TNA — a national record. James is also a country music singer, and uses her song “Hardcore Country” as her entrance music.

Source: Erika Goldring / Getty Images

4. Nikki Bella
> WWE debut: 2008
> WWE appearances: 358
> Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 7,567
> Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Woman of the Year” awards: 1

Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace competes in the WWE under the ring name Nikki Bella. She has appeared with her identical twin sister, Brie Bella, who ranks No. 18 on our list, as The Bella Twins. She has won two Divas Championships, with her second reign lasting a record-setting 301 days. She was named Diva of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine in 2015.

Source: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

3. Charlotte Flair
> WWE debut: 2012
> WWE appearances: 330
> Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 5,086
> Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Woman of the Year” awards: 3

Charlotte Flair is the ring name of Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr. The daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair, she appeared with him in World Championship Wrestling as a teenager. She is the only wrestler to have held all four WWE championships and is the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion, having held the title for 147 days. In 2016, Flair and Sasha Banks became the first women wrestlers to headline a WWE pay-per-view event. The same year, Pro Wrestling Illustrated named her the world’s top female wrestling personality.

Source: Miguel Discart / Wikimedia Commons

2. Trish Stratus
> WWE debut: 2000
> WWE appearances: 306
> Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 2,245
> Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Woman of the Year” awards: 5

Starting out as a fitness model, Trish Stratus began her WWE career in 2000 as a manager. She started competing in 2001, and was named WWE’s Diva of the Decade just two years later. After going on to win a record-setting seven WWE Women’s Championships, Stratus retired in 2006. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

Source: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

1. Stephanie McMahon
> WWE debut: 1998
> WWE appearances: 415
> Daily avg. Wikipedia page views: 4,779
> Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Woman of the Year” awards: 5

Our list is topped by a woman with wrestling in her blood. A member of the McMahon dynasty, Stephanie McMahon is the daughter of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. She has held a variety of positions in the company and currently serves as Chief Brand Officer of WWE and commissioner of the Raw brand. As a professional wrestler, she has won the WWF Women’s Championship once.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.