• Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 2021 List in Full

    Published on October 28, 2021

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 2021 List in Full

    As another year starts to draw to a close, we can once again look back on another 12 month stretch where the women’s divisions of every promotion in the world have stolen the show.

    Bianca Bel Air and Sasha Banks made history at WrestleMania with one of the greatest, most important matches in WWE history, Britt Baker cemented her place as one of AEW’s top stars while Thunder Rosa worked absolutely everywhere, pulling out non-stop bangers with everyone she faced.

    Elsewhere, Mickie James got her much deserved flowers in NWA at their EmPowerrr event before dethroning the superb Deonna Purrazzo as Impact Knockouts Champion at Bound For Glory this past week. At that very same event, the former Iiconics, Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, now known as The Iinspiration made their long awaited return to the squared circle, becoming Knockout Tag Team Champions in the process, while Jordynne Grace won the inaugural Digital Media Championship in an inter gender six-way bout on the same night.

    Nikki Cross was repackaged as Nikki A.S.H (Almost Super Hero), initially to the chagrin of a section of fans. However, once the Glasgow native nicked off with the Money In The Bank briefcase before stunning Charlotte Flair to become Raw Women’s Champion, the former Sanity star gained a much more appreciative fanbase. And although her reign as champ was short lived, A.S.H finds herself as one half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions alongside unlikely partner Rhea Ripley, herself coming off a similarly short lived reign atop the Raw Women’s division, which came after her emotionally charged victory over Asuka at WrestleMania 37.

    In Japan, it was a banner year for Stardom trio Utami Hayashishita, Syuri and Tam Nakano, with former Stardom ace Io Shirai continuing to dazzle audiences in the US with her ever impressive NXT run.

    With all this and much, much more occurring over the past year such as Becky Lynch’s SummerSlam return and unexpected (and not necessarily well received) heel turn, Zelina Vega winning the first ever Queen’s Crown tournament, Mandy Rose being repackaged in NXT and, oh yeah, RUBY SOHO TEARING THE ROOF OFF THE PLACE IN HER AEW DEBUT, the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 2021 list had even more eyes on it than last year’s edition.

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    What a moment this was. Image: AEW

    Naturally, the list generated a ton of debate online, with Twitter back and forth’s only curtailed by more women’s division news, primarily the apparent backstage bust up over the ill fated ‘Title Exchange’ between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on SmackDown last Friday, which, if reports are to be believed, ended with Flair being escorted from the building by security.

    Just one day earlier, Lynch had successfully defended her SmackDown Women’s Title in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

    But, rather than just talk about the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 2021 List, why don’t we share it in full with you right here, right now?

    Oh, and if you want to check out some exclusive interviews with a few of the stars of this list, we’ve kindly hyperlinked the names that have sat down for interviews with WT for our official YouTube channel over the past year, so you can hear from the women themselves talking about their respective careers.

    1 Bianca BelAir

    2 Utami Hayashishita

    3 Deonna Purrazzo

    4 Britt Baker

    Thunder Rosa

    6 Sasha Banks

    7 Syuri

    8 Io Shirai

    9 Tam Nakano

    10 Raquel Gonzalez

    11 Serena Deeb

    12 Rhea Ripley

    13 Hikaru Shida

    14 Abuja

    15 Charlotte Flair

    16 Giulia 

    17 Kay Lee Ray

    18 Trish Adora

    19 Gisele Shaw

    20 Tsukasa Fujimoto

    21 Bayley

    22 Jordynne Grace

    23 Faby Apache

    24 Maki Ito

    25 Allyson Kay

    26 Kris Statlander

    27 Meiko Satomura

    28 Rok-C

    29 Masha Slamovitch

    30 Shotzi BlackHeart 

    31 Miyu Yamashita

    32 Kamille 

    33 Susan

    34 Becky Lynch

    35 Red Velvet

    36 Nyla Rose

    37 Hyan

    38 Nikki A.S.H.

    39 Saya Kamitani

    40 Kimber Lee

    41 Ryo Mizunami

    42 Kanji

    43 Laynie Luck

    44 Kylie Rae

    45 Lady Shani

    46 Maiki 

    47 Candice LeRae

    48 Dakota Kai

    49 Tay Conti

    50 Jade Cargill

    51 Tasha Steelz

    52 Lady Frost

    53 La Rosa Negra

    54 Princesa Sugehit

    55 Kiera Hogan

    56 Veny 

    57 Willow Nightingale 

    58 Allie Katch

    59 Yuka Sakazaki

    60 Momo Watanabe

    61 Leyla Hirsch

    62 Shayna Baszler

    63 Suzu Suzuki

    64 Havok

    65 Mayu Iwatani

    66 Natalya

    67 Rosemary 

    68 Mei Suruga

    69 Nia Jax 

    70 Natsupoi

    71 Dalys 

    72 Big Swole 

    73 Aoife Valkyrie 

    74 Skye Blue 

    75 Emi Sakura

    76 Starlight Kid

    77 Alexa Bliss

    78 Mazzerati

    79 Penelope Ford

    80 Naomi

    81 AZM

    82 Holidead

    83 Jazz

    84 Jessica Troy

    85 Rika Tatsumi

    86 Zoey Stark

    87 Charli Evans

    88 Davienne 

    89 Heather Monroe

    90 Ember Moon

    91 Jamie Senegal

    92 Risa Sera

    93 Carmella

    94 Delmi Exo

    95 Rina Yamashita

    96 Indi Hartwell

    97 Erica Leigh

    98 Ashley Vox

    99 Jamie Hayter

    100 Queen Aminata

    101 Mio Momo-No

    102 Miranda Alize

    103 Jinny

    104 Billie Starkz

    105 Maya Yukihi

    106 Tenille Dashwood

    107 Jordan Blade

    108 Alex Gracia

    109 Hikari Noa

    110 Christi Jaynes

    111 Kilynn King

    112 Doudrop

    113 Raychell Rose

    114 Brooke Valentine

    115 Rachael Ellering

    116 Dark Sheik

    117 Tamina Snuka

    118 Tsukushi Haruka

    119 Jody Threat

    120 Megan Bayne 

    121 Toni Storm

    122 Xia Li

    123 Mercedes Martinez

    124 Savannah Evans

    125 Lady Maravella

    126 Franky Monet 

    127 Blair Davenport

    128 Marti Belle

    129 Max The Impaler

    130 Janai Kai

    131 The Bunny

    132 Ivelisse

    133 Diamante 

    134 Ruby Soho

    135 Chelsea Green

    136 Dani Jordyn

    137 Liv Morgan

    138 Chihiro Hashimoto

    139 Tootie Lynn

    140 Edith Surreal

    141 Riho

    142 Jennacide

    143 Yuki Kamifuku

    144 Miyuki Takase 

    145 Zoe Lucas

    146 Chik Tormenta

    147 Unagi Sayaka

    148 Leila Gray

    149 Mina Shirakawa

    150 Becca

    The sheer amount of talent on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 2021 List is tremendous and signifies just how much women’s wrestling is continuing to flourish. And next year is only going to get better, with AEW introducing the new TBS Title, which will serve as the female equivalent of the TNT Title. A tournament to crown the inaugural champion began this week, with The Bunny, Red Velvet, Serena Deeb, Hikaru Shida, Penelope Ford, Ruby Soho, Anna Jay, Jamie Hayter, Kris Statlander, Nyla Rose, Jade Cargill and Thunder Rosa all taking part.

    So, with 2021’s list in the bag, who are you predicting makes some major moves in 2022?

    Once you’ve finished with the women’s 150, why not check out which male stars ranked where in this year’s PWI 500?

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