WWE: Ranking the Top Five Women’s Champions of All Time

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3. Becky Lynch

After years of struggling to maintain her place among her peers, Becky Lynch’s stardom exploded with one attack. While Becky was meant to be turning heel by turning on her friend Charlotte Flair, it was the move that would create possibly the most beloved character in recent years. Becoming “The Man” Becky Lynch knocked down doors on her way to becoming one of the first three women to ever main event WrestleMania.

In a triple threat match, also including Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey, Becky won both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships. She would begin to call herself “Becky Two Belts” and made history by being the first woman to hold both championships simultaneously. A year later, Becky went into WrestleMania 36 still the Raw Women’s Championship.

She would go on to defeat Shayna Baszler before later relinquishing the championship to Asuka when revealing her pregnancy. She would later state that wanted to lose the championship against Baszler. Despite that, her impressive reign would end at record 373 days as champion. Becky made her mark on history in a huge way before leaving on top and never falling off. Once she is ready to return, one would expect Becky to take the top again.

2. Trish Stratus

To this day when you ask someone to name any female wrestler, Trish Stratus is one of the first names to be said. Stratus was a crucial part of the early days of the women’s evolution in WWE. When she started out her WWE career, Trish was a young fitness model that was taking a huge chance when she took an opportunity to make a career in wrestling. Back when Trish was starting in the early 2000s, the wrestling world was a much different place for women.

Trish started out as a manager of the team of Test and Albert. However, she wouldn’t stay a manager for long. Less than two years after her debut, Trish won the Women’s Championship for the first time at the 2001 Survivor Series. She would go on to become a seven-time Women’s Champion, which was the record for most until Charlotte Flair.

During her time with the company, Trish broke down many doors for the women’s division. Alongside her best friend and biggest rival Lita, Stratus was a part of the first women’s main event on Raw. Since her retirement, Trish has stepped into the ring a few more times when the time was right. She notably took place in a dream match against Charlotte Flair at the 2019 SummerSlam. Stratus was rightfully inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.