In a remarkable development in the world of professional wrestling, Rhea Ripley has achieved the top spot in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Women’s 250 list. This achievement marks the first time in Ripley’s dynamic career that she has been awarded the top honor in PWI’s esteemed Women’s ranking list.
The PWI’s rankings for the year 2023 exhibit a diverse representation from various wrestling associations. AEW (All Elite Wrestling) leads the pack with the most representation in the top 10 spots, hosting three wrestlers. Bringing up the rear are Stardom, Impact Wrestling, and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), each with two wrestlers respectively. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) adds one to the tally, rounding off a diversified assemblage of top-rated female wrestlers.
To put into perspective how triumphant these ladies are, here’s a glance at the 2023 PWI Women’s Top 10:
1. Rhea Ripley (WWE)
2. Giulia (Stardom)
3. Bianca Belair (WWE)
4. Jamie Hayter (AEW)
5. Tam Nakano (Stardom)
6. Athena (AEW)
7. Deonna Purrazzo (Impact Wrestling)
8. Willow Nightingale (AEW)
9. Kamille (NWA)
10. Jordynne Grace (Impact Wrestling)
The chosen period of consideration for these rankings is a one-year window from October 1, 2022 to September 15, 2023. The assessment criteria is comprehensive, factoring in multiple aspects like in-ring achievement, influence on the sport/promotion, technical skill, caliber of competition, and activity.
Wrestling enthusiasts eager for an in-depth analysis of the list can anticipate a thrilling read in the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, available in digital edition or print pre-order on their official website.
This year’s ranking surely crowns Rhea Ripley as 2023’s queen of the ring, adding a brand-new accolade to her already illustrious career. As we congratulate Rhea on this commendation, all eyes are now set on the upcoming wrestling season and the prospect of any potential new champions to challenge her. In the rhythmic dance of hold and counter-hold, who will seize the moment and emerge victorious in 2024?