The Most Famous Female Wrestlers

For a long time, professional wrestling was a man’s world and for several decades, women had their place only as on-the-side fun. If you had asked a female wrestler back then to wear funny German moto helmets during her appearances, she would have done that only to draw attention to female wrestling.

Luckily, as time has passed, women’s professional wrestling has made its way to the top and now these matches are watched with the same interest as male pro-wrestling matches. There are a lot of female wrestlers that have made history, but some of them have done that better than others, and here is a list of the most popular.

Manami Toyota

Manami Toyota is a retired pro wrestler who is very famous for her work all over the world. Born in 1971, she first entered the world of professional wrestling in 1987 when she was still very young and has made her way to the top. During her career, she managed to gather 10 five star matches, which is pretty amazing.

She is very athletic and can make a lot of moves that not many wrestlers manage to perform and she also makes them seem very easy to do. She is very strong and she manages to always make her audience feel energized. Even if she is not so popular in many countries, Manami Toyota will always remain a legend amongst the connoisseurs.

Trish Stratus

Born on the 18th of December 1975 in Toronto, Trish Stratus is one of the most famous female wrestles and also one of the most beautiful ones. During her presence in the WWE, Stratus has managed to win 7 Women’s Championships and is one of the most prolific divas that the wrestling world has ever known.

She managed to combine looks, hard work, and great skills to become one of the best and this is why she became an inspiration to many female wrestlers like Kya Stevens and Sasha Banks. She started as a fitness model and has made her way up, revolutionizing the female wrestling world.

Fabulous Moolah

For decades, her name was on the lips of every wrestling fan out there, and she had such great success that many decades from now on people will be talking about her. Fabulous Moolah was born in 1923 and, unfortunately, she passed away in 2007. She was one of the pioneers when it comes to female wrestling. 

She had immense talent in entertaining the crowd and she had an amazing technique that she used to manage very well in the ring. She was very popular between the 1950s and the 1970s and people still talk about her amazing performance.

Mildred Burke

Mildred Burke was the Marilyn Monroe of wrestling. She began her career in the 1930s and retired after more than 2 decades. Back in those days, female wrestling was considered ‘on-the-side’ entertainment but she managed to become very appreciated by her audience and did a great job as an ambassador for women in the wrestling world.

She changed the mentality that women can not wrestle and made the fans of wrestling more open to the idea that women can make a great show and also be strong and entertaining. This is why you can definitely say that she has made history.


Amy Christine Dumas, also known as Lita in the wrestling world, was born on the 14th of April 1975. She is one of the most talented women to have ever been part of professional wrestling and she is among the few that had the courage to engage in hardcore matches. She also engaged in battles that take place inside steel cages.

The matches that she had with Trish Stratus are still considered among the best matches that female wrestling has ever had.

Aja Kong

Aja Kong is the stage name of one of the most popular Japanese female wrestlers, Erika Shishido. For many years, she has been at the top of female Japanese wrestling and has become an icon. She made her debut in 1986, and she is 5 ft and 5 in tall and weighs 227 lbs. Almost all of her matches are really fun to watch and she earned her place among the best.