5 women who won male titles in the WWE/WCW
Women breaking barriers in wrestling is always a step in the right direction, if booked properly. One of the recent examples of this was Sexy Star winning the Lucha Underground world title in 2016 which remains the only instance of a female wrestler winning the World Championship in a major promotion. She held the title for only one day, losing it to Johnny Mundo the next night.
While no woman ever won the World title in the WWE or WCW, there have been multiple instances of female wrestlers winning titles aimed for male wrestlers in major promotions. This list takes a look at five instances of women winning male titles in WCW/WWE.
The last time such an event happened in WWE was 15 years ago when Chavo Guerrero had to bite the bullet. This list covers that and the other instances of female dominance.
#5. Molly Holly, Trish Stratus, Terri and more
The Hardcore title existed in the WWE for only four years - but the 24x7 rule meant that the title exchanged hands 240 times. Out of that, four female wrestlers won the title. The first to win the championship was Cynitha Lynch.
No, Cynthia isn't Becky Lynch's mom - she was actually an unnamed Ho of the Godfather. Way to make women's' wrestling history! She pinned Crash Holly during a Hardcore title match but immediately lost the title back when Crash pinned her.
Molly Holly won the title for a few minutes when she pinned The Hurricane at Wrestlemania 18. Two months later, both Trish Stratus and Terri Runnels had short runs with the title, both losing the title to Stevie Richards in minutes. All the title wins came as comedy segments, which did nothing to elevate the women's division.