5 Best WWE Women Wrestlers in 2018
2018 has been a pivotal year for women's wrestling in WWE. Three years after the women's revolution officially began in summer 2015, 2018 has taken the female division to new heights, never seen before in the company.
Following the #GiveDivasAChance movement on Twitter which began when WWE contracted talent, AJ Lee called WWE Head Writer, Stephanie McMahon out on Twitter when McMahon had voiced her approval for Patricia Arquette who had spoken out at The Oscars ceremony about female actors not receiving the same opportunities and pay as their male counterparts.
January 2018 saw the first ever women's Royal Rumble match taking place. In the main event slot, the first ever female Royal Rumble was an unmitigated success and saw the then-unbeaten Asuka take the crown.
In October, the world saw the first ever WWE all female pay per view, Evolution taking place. The event featured perhaps the greatest ever women's match ever contested on main roster WWE television in the Last Woman Standing encounter between Smackdown Women's Champion, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
That event was yet again a massive success. Such is the popularity of female wrestling in 2018 that the WWE universe can expect to see many more firsts for the ladies of wrestling in 2019.
The women's revolution has gathered extreme pace and now the female performers in the company are viewed on a par with their male counterparts, routinely main eventing shows and featuring in lots of high rated segments on television.
2018 has been a particularly good year for several of WWE's women who have taken the brass ring and smashed through the glass ceiling to huge success.
In the following slideshow, SK looks at five women who have been the standout performers in the female division in 2018.
#5 Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss began 2018 as the Raw Women's Champion; a title she would hold on to until WrestleMania when her reign was terminated by Nia Jax.
Bliss did not stay out of the limelight for long however and soon regained the belt from Jax at July's Money in the Bank pay per view.
Early in the show, Bliss won the Money in the Bank ladder match to win a future title opportunity and cashed in her contract at the earliest opportunity to regain the strap when she interrupted the Nia Jax versus Ronda Rousey Championship match.
Bliss would lose the belt to Rousey at Summerslam and in a rematch at Hell in a Cell but has remained a relevant part of WWE television with her hugely entertaining "A Moment of Bliss" talking head segments and continues to be a focal part of the Raw brand.