We know how hard it is to maintain your physique. It takes a ton of discipline, self-control, and hard work. But it’s a lot harder when you’re an athlete. And it might even be harder if you’re a sports entertainer.
Wrestlers not only have to play the part, but they have to look the part first. No one’s going to believe they just knocked someone out with their signature kick if they don't look like they can actually do it. It’s doubly tough when it comes to women who not only have to look pretty but also look like they can rip your arm off when they want to.
So here’s our little way of showing our appreciation for these tough ladies who show tremendous dedication to their craft by being the fittest they could be.
Not only does she call herself “The Goddess of WWE,” but she’s also proved it, too. Super into sports, Alexa took on softball, track, and kickboxing as a child, eventually excelling in gymnastics that would lead her into becoming a Division I cheerleader. After that, she entered the world of competitive bodybuilding, becoming one of the youngest competitors to receiver her IFBB status. And, well, wrestling fans know how her run in NXT and WWE turned out. Little Miss Bliss became the first woman to become both SmackDown and RAW Women’s Champion. It’s hard to imagine how this amount of greatness fits in Alexa’s five-foot frame.
Just oozing with plain badassery, Ruby Riott can go toe-to-toe with just about anyone. Ruby’s character is definitely relatable—a rebel who will stand up for what she believes in at all costs. Although her career has barely begun in the WWE, Ruby has already made a name for herself everywhere else, usually leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. With the right amount of support and tenacity, Ruby’s only destined for glory.
Before coming to the WWE, we all knew Ronda Rousey from her magnificent run in the UFC, where she dominated her division. Having an arsenal of throws and locks from her judo training, the baddest woman on the planet has her eyes set on keeping the RAW Women’s Championship around her waist. And, if we’re being honest, it might last longer than we expected.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
This duo made a lasting impact last 2018, and they really made sure that everything they did became ICONIC. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, together known as The IIconics, have been in WWE for about three years now, dealing a ton of beatings to whoever was in their way in captivating and gorgeous fashion. We’re calling it: The IIconics will be the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
The Queen of Spades has done pretty well for herself since entering the WWE. The Mae Young Classic tournament was just to get her foot in the door. But when she broke the same door to become the current NXT Women’s Champion, well, we’re still waiting for someone good enough to dethrone her. For now, Shayna Baszler is at the top of her division and reigns supreme.
She may look all cute and adorable to everyone, but Liv Morgan is tough as nails. Usually rocking a pair of Jordans, pigtails, and a blue tongue, this Chow-Chow-turned-person baits all of us into thinking she’s a harmless little human. That is until she starts pounding on you and kicking your teeth down your throat. And, honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The feisty Zelina Vega isn’t someone you should mess with. Zelina emerged in NXT to stop a losing streak that was threatening to derail Andrade “Cien” Almas’ promising career as a third-generation luchador. She literally and figuratively slapped some sense into the emerging Superstar that led them to SmackDown Live against the likes of AJ Styles, and Rey Mysterio. But Zelina isn’t just a manager, she can also bring it when it comes to wrestling. She’s got athleticism for days, and a unique acrobatic style. This fierce Latina vows to make 2019 her year, and we’re convinced she will.
The daughter of 16-time world champion, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Charlotte is easily one of the most versatile athletes to ever step foot in a WWE ring. She’s had a run in NXT as the brand’s Women’s Champion, turning every challenger away one after the other. When she finally debuted on the main roster, she held the RAW Women’s Championship five times, and the SmackDown Women’s title two times, earning herself seven title reigns, tying Trish Stratus for the record. She became the first woman ever to main event RAW, SmackDown, and a pay-per-view. Basically, everything she does is just “second nature” to her.
The Man made waves late 2018 after turning heel and proving that she can make herself the most talked about WWE Superstar. Not only that, she made believers out of everyone by showing how much she wants something and the lengths she’ll go through to get it. Hell, she even ended up beating the life out of RAW Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey, invading RAW and laying the smacketh down on them while bleeding out of her nose with a possible concussion. She’s not just strong and sturdy outside, but the fight insider her is much, much more resilient.
Without a doubt, Sasha Banks has one of the most recognizable names in wrestling today. The Boss found her voice in NXT, making history in a stellar performance with Bayley in the first-ever Women’s Iron Man match. But that was only the beginning because Sasha would then compete in the first, Hell in a Cell, Royal Rumble, and Elimination Chamber matches for the women. She did this while becoming a multiple-time RAW Women’s Champion. With Eddie Guerrero as her hero, she patterned her ring style to the late great legend—all heart.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
God’s greatest creation and the MMA standout were two-thirds of the former trio known as Absolution. While they may have just begun with their careers, Mandy and Sonya have already made impacts on WWE TV. Whether on RAW or SmackDown, these two intend on not being overlooked, and they will do anything for that not to happen.
She may be new to the sports-entertainment world, debuting for NXT in 2016, but Taynara Conti already has a reputation for tearing people’s limbs. With a black belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taynara brings a joint-wrenching mat game to the squared circle which has already earned her medals in Brazil.
The Lady of NXT will soon be debuting for either RAW or SmackDown. As of now, we’re still left guessing as to where she’ll end up, but Lacey Evans will surely shine whichever brand she signs on to. With her great physique and tremendous ring work, this lady is set up for a glorious future, dealing a Women’s Right one after the other.
This solid chick earned her way into the Fitness International Competition at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival, a first for an NXT or WWE Superstar. This paved the way for her to become part of the wrestling juggernaut’s blossoming women’s division. Not only is she a bodybuilder, but she’s also savvy in acrobatics, and has tremendous athleticism. When the bell rings, this bombshell is more than ready to dish out an arsenal of strikes and slams to prove she belongs in the WWE.
This no-nonsense woman got her start as a track and field athlete that eventually led her to become a CrossFit competitor and a powerlifter. She’s set to have a match against current NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler. Whether she wins or not, there’s no denying that Bianca will set the wrestling world on fire with her performance. Oh, and be careful when she starts whipping her hair back and forth. That thing really stings.