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WWE names ‘The 50 Greatest Women Superstars’

All week long, as part of the move of their streaming platform to Peacock, WWE’s been rolling out their list of “The 50 Greatest Women’s Superstars”. The full list is now out, so let the debate begin!

You’ll notice the list is limited to the last few decades. While wrestlers from farther in the past did receive video packages spotlighting their careers throughout the programs where the Top 50 were unveiled, WWE specified they only went back to 1993 when constructing the list.

We’ve got a playlist of videos WWE & Peacock have released from the specials above. But without further adieu, here’s they are...

50. Toni Storm
49. Kaitlyn
48. Kay Lee Ray
47. Sonya Deville
46. Shotzi Blackheart
45. Kelly Kelly
44. Candice LeRae
43. Nikki Cross
42. Layla
41. Ember Moon
40. Eve Torres
39. Lacey Evans
38. Jazz
37. Maryse
36. Nia Jax
35. Bianca Belair
34. Carmella
33. Gail Kim
32. Jaqueline
31. Kairi Sane
30. Naomi
29. Bull Nakano
28. Ivory
27. Melina
26. The Bella Twins
25. Io Shirai
24. Luna Vachon
23. Stephanie McMahon
22. Michelle McCool
21. Rhea Ripley
20. Natalya
19. AJ Lee
18. Shayna Baszler
17. Paige
16. Sable
15. Molly Holly
14. Victoria
13. Alexa Bliss
12. Mickie James
11. Beth Phoenix
10. Bayley
9. Ronda Rousey
8. Lita
7. Alundra Blayze
6. Sasha Banks
5. Asuka
4. Chyna
3. Becky Lynch
2. Charlotte Flair
1. Trish Stratus

In general, putting something like this together is a thankless task that requires someone to compare apples to oranges (especially in terms of eras & types of performers) and attempt to serve countless masters (like hardcore fans vs. casual fans vs. corporate marketing directives). They’ve honestly done a fairly decent job of it. Though my list wouldn’t look the same and there are lots of things I’d quibble with, I can see arguments for most of their choices.

However, I am irrationally irked by Lacey Evans at 39. You should probably have won a title, or even a singles PPV match, before you crack the Top 40, let alone before you’re placed in front of past & current champions.

Okay, got that out of my system.

Let us know what you think of WWE’s Top 50 - and what nits you want to pick - in the comments below.

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