The WWE Women’s Championship has had an incredible history. It was derived from the NWA World Women’s Championship that would change over to WWF Women’s Championship in 1983. It has been rebranded three times and deactivated twice in its history. It has recently been reformed for the new era in WWE, and Charlotte currently holds that Championship.
I may have started watching WWF during the New Generation Era, but I was all over the Women’s Division even at a young age. There were so many great Women’s Champions. Even when The Fabulous Moolah wreaked havoc with her championship reigns, you had women such as Wendi Richter and Leilani Kai who made their own mark in women’s wrestling back in the 1980s. The Attitude Era saw some controversial reigns from Alundra Blayze to The Kat. Can we forget about The Kat?
Sable, Chyna, and Jacqueline were the top players for women in the Attitude Era. Then you had Trish Stratus, Lita, Victoria, and Jazz who tore the division up in the Ruthless Aggression Era. Even in recent years, there were Mickie James, Melina and Beth Phoenix just to name a few. So you can imagine my struggle of only having to pick a select few.
There are the top picks in terms of reigns, and impact the women have had during that time.