Plenty of people care about kayfabe wrestler rankings, especially those from Pro Wrestling Illustrated. PWI’s annual ranking of the top 150 women’s wrestlers in the world has been released, and Bianca Belair tops this year’s list:
BREAKING: As revealed by PWI Contributing Writer @KristenAshly on the latest episode of @ReneePaquette's Oral Sessions, WWE superstar @BiancaBelairWWE is the #1 ranked wrestler in this year’s #Womens150.— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) October 21, 2021
See the full top 5 here: https://t.co/4f6xtB5lww pic.twitter.com/NH8ofv1Nx6
Stardom’s Utami Hayashishita came in second place. The rest of the top five is rounded out with Deonna Purrazzo, Britt Baker, and Thunder Rosa.
Belair had a hell of a year, winning a Royal Rumble match and bringing home championship gold in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37 against Sasha Banks. The EST of WWE now joins AEW world champion Kenny Omega as the top wrestlers in the world, per PWI’s rankings.
Three of the top 10 spots went to wrestlers from Stardom, which is where the best women’s wrestling in the world can currently be seen.
Plenty of the wrestlers were excited to see where they ranked on PWI’s list:
なんと....2位！— 林下 詩美♛utami (@utami0914) October 21, 2021
Yeah Top 5 of #PWIWomens150 @OfficialPWI will not Stop until #1! #Queenwithoutacrown #lameramera @AEW @MissionProWres @WarriorWrstlng pic.twitter.com/ucDaSvfUpX— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) October 21, 2021
Thank you ♥♥— MASHA SLAMOVICH マーシャ・スラモビッチ (@mashaslamovich) October 21, 2021
#29 #womens150 https://t.co/DLhvqYxTsC
#35 Thank you @OfficialPWI.— Red Velvet (@Thee_Red_Velvet) October 21, 2021
Let’s Keep Stirring It Up to the TOP @AEW #StirItUp #WomensWrestling pic.twitter.com/dYDBzRrapR
52?! Wow.— Lady Frost (@RealLadyFrost) October 21, 2021
Only up from here. https://t.co/9KxTrp7uzF
Life is wild. Three years ago I had pictures published in @OfficialPWI Women’s List.— Billiam (@BillieStarkz) October 21, 2021
Three years later, I’m listed as a ranked wrestler in the #Womens150.
Thank you! And apologies for Mouse today.
Note: I want to wrestle everyone on this list over the next 3 years! pic.twitter.com/UtxZyPmcZr
Holy crap, thank you @OfficialPWI this is such an honor..— KiLynn King (@KiLynnKing) October 21, 2021
I want to make a difference and have an impact in Women’s Wrestling.
Gonna keep working hard and climb those rankings!!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6Qz6ife1ra
You can purchase a digital issue of the PWI Women’s 150 here, or preorder the print copy from Pro Wrestling Illustrated here.
What do you make of the rankings, Cagesiders?