Here is a sentiment you will not see on women’s magazine covers any time soon — you should not be ashamed of the body you have.
They may say it, but their pictures tell a different story.
For too long, the standard of female beauty in America has been thin, tiny, petite, and any other synonym for “small.”
We celebrate the women who naturally have this body type, but it is not the majority of us. For many of us, trying and failing to become physically small just makes us feel small in spirit.
We want to embrace the full range of female bodies. Who better to help us than the stars of the wrestling world?
These badass ladies have bodies that bust through society’s walls, and in some cases, we have no doubt they could bust through literal walls.
We have assembled a female wrestler list designed to showcase women whose strength is sexy. Whether you are a die-hard wrestling fan or just want a peek into this world, read on.
You may just find your new role model.
A Female Wrestler List for Your Empowerment
Women’s wrestling is growing in popularity, and we want to introduce you to women from all across the wrestling world. Thus, we have not limited our list to the most popular wrestlers.
This is not just a list of current WWE Divas.
Instead, we are going to show you the stars of yesterday and the stars of today. You may even see future household names who are still on the independent circuit.
One this is guaranteed. They are all great examples of women who prove that strong is beautiful.
Let’s get started.
Eva Marie was a WWE Diva. She also appeared on the company’s popular reality show, “Total Divas.” But did you notice we are speaking in the past tense?
That is because we are starting off our list with an alumna of the most popular wrestling concern in the world. Eva is a polarizing figure, but it is clear from the way she left the WWE that she does not need popularity to reinforce her strength.
For that, we salute her.
Summer Rae parlayed her WWE dominance into a full-on entertainment career, which goes to show that the women on these lists are as strong in their business acumen as they are in the ring.
Summer was a main cast member in the early days of “Total Divas,” but that is not the biggest reason we have chosen to highlight her. Instead, we want to point to her time as a football player.
That’s right, Summer Rae played for the dominant Chicago Bliss in the 7-on-7 women’s tackle football league known as Legends Football League. We would not want to be on the other ends of those tackles.
AJ Lee is not just any female wrestler. She is a champion, multiple times over.
AJ won the WWE Divas championship three times in her career, and her accolades extend beyond hardware into the press. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named her Woman of the Year three straight years in a row in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
When AJ Lee retired after her tag-team victory over the Bella Twins at WrestleMania XXXI with Paige, she earned it.
Did someone say “Paige”? Just like her former tag-team partner AJ Lee, Paige is a major champion. And she has won more than just the WWE Diva title.
Paige’s other big wins include the WAW British Championship, the NXT Women’s Championship, and the RDW Championship. In 2014, that last year AJ Lee took home Woman of the Year honors, Pro Wrestling Illustrated gave Paige an honor that is possibly even more impressive. They ranked her as the top female wrestler in the world.
There is no denying that Paige is the biggest, and one of the strongest, most fearless women in the wrestling game.
We do not want to bring down the party, but it is important to recognize the fallen heroines of the wrestling world as much as the current dominant stars. Miss Elizabeth is one of those women, and she was magnificent in her heyday.
It was a long heyday too, lasting from the mid-80s until the year 2000. During that time, Miss Elizabeth worked with the biggest stars in the wrestling world, including Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.
Hogan’s Beach Shop is the place to find gear that matches Miss Elizabeth’s style from back in the day. But we know no one will rock a sequined gown quite like her.
While we are marveling over stars from bygone eras, we would be remiss if we skipped over Trish Stratus. Many wrestling fans consider her the greatest WWE Diva ever.
Here is her claim to that title. Trish held the WWE Women’s Championship an unbelievable seven times. She followed that up with a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2013.
If all that were not enough, she claimed the title of Diva of the Decade for the entire 2000s, which makes her the reigning Diva in that regard. We will see who her successor is for the 2010s.
With this last pick, we are going from one of the most well-regarded female wrestlers of all time to a relative unknown. We are okay with that. Not all of us can become number one, and we should not feel like we have to.
It is still too early to tell the future for Candice LeRae’s career. Here is what we know about her so far.
She is Canadian, and at 33, she is still plugging away at the wrestling game. We appreciate the hustle.
She has worked mostly on the indie circuit so far, but she recently signed with WWE’s developmental territory, NXT. The best may be yet to come for her.
Motivation for All Body Types
This female wrestler list inspires us to be our best selves, and we hope it inspires you too. No matter what your body type, you can love the body that helps you move, work out, and live your life.
We can’t all be WWE Divas, but we can all be the divas of our own lives.
Check out our beauty section for even more suggestions on how to embrace the full spectrum of your beauty.