These three performers under 30 are ready to take over the women’s division.
When attempting to narrow down the WWE roster to focus on three female wrestlers under 30 that are set for a major run in the near future you would be crazy to not list Rhea Ripley. It is wild to think that she’s only 26 and is already one of the biggest stars in the company.
Not just in the women’s division, but in the entire company.
Due to her being an obvious selection, I am not going to pick her, but here are three other women that I believe could be in a great position to make waves in 2023:
After signing with the WWE in January of 2021, Stark made her NXT debut as part of a tag team competing in the Dusty Rhodes Classic. It was clear from the start that there was something special about her.
Unfortunately, Zoey suffered a torn MCL in November of 2021 that forced her out of action for a little over eight months before making her triumphant return to NXT television in July of 2022.
During the 2023 WWE Draft, it was announced that Stark would be taking her talents to Monday night as she will be joining the RAW roster. Former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James recently told the crew at the Busted Open Podcast that she believes that Zoey “is ready” and that “it would benefit the main roster” to call her up.
Mickie’s wish was granted and now it is time to see what Zoey can do on Monday nights.
Even without their original leader, Mandy Rose, the tag team of Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne seem to have something special about them and there is little doubt that they could step into the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship picture immediately.
Both Gigi and Jacy have a skill set that would allow them to make it to the main roster, taking on the likes of Michin, Xia Li, or Shotzi on a regular basis. However, when they were working as a tag team they seemed to thrive and the NXT fans were always engaged when the duo would enter the ring.
The Raw and Smackdown women’s tag division would both certainly benefit from having some new blood added to the mix and the two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions might be exactly what they’re looking for.
When I was looking over the women’s roster to see who I would include in this article I was somewhat surprised to see that Liv was only 28 years old.
Don’t take that the wrong way! I am not saying that she appears to be older than 28, but it says a lot about her abilities that she has already held the Women’s Smackdown Championship and is currently one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions. Those are impressive accolades for someone that has so much of her wrestling life still ahead of her.
The WWE audience began to show tremendous support for Liv in 2022 which not only resulted in her winning that year’s Money in the Bank contract but she also followed that up with a successful cash-in later that night, defeating Ronda Rousey for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. She would hold said title for 98 days before losing it back to Rousey at the Extreme Rules PPV.
On April 10th, 2023 Liv would team with Raquel Rodriguez to defeat Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus to win the Women’s Tag Team Championships. With the 2023 Draft shaking up the Raw and Smackdown rosters, it will be interesting to see who the next challenges for those titles will be.
The WWE women’s division is very strong and, with the names mentioned above, it appears it will continue to thrive for many years to come.