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10 Most Famous and Highest Paid Female WWE Wrestlers

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10 Most Famous and Highest Paid Female WWE Wrestlers of All Time

Although women wrestling is not as respected and celebrated as that of men due to the general perception of women being frail and wrestling being the sport of strongest, there have always been trendsetting divas who defy all stereotypes associated with their gender and prove the misogynist mindset of people wrong by showing their strength in the ring.

Due to the efforts of these superwomen, a significant change has been seen in women’s wrestling over the past few years. Women are now being seen as something more than just glamour and it is pretty visible by the increased net worth of female wrestlers compared to previous years.

This article will shed light on the current salary, struggles, hardships, and achievements of our top 10 favorite tough, strong, and talented female wrestlers of all time.

Sr No.Female WrestlerCurrent salary
1.Becky Lynch$3.1 million
2.Ronda Rousey$2.1 million
3.Charlotte Flair$1.1 million
4.Alexa Bliss$0.35 million
5.Asuka$0.35 million
6.Bayley$0.35 million
7.Natalya$0.30 million
8.Nia Jax$0.28 million
9.Carmella$0.26 million
10.Sasha Banks$0.25 million

1. Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch Earning

Becky Lynch, currently on maternity leave, is an Irish professional wrestler who is one of the highest-paid WWE stars. Becky began her professional wrestling career in June 2002 in Ireland and later expanded to the rest of Europe and North America. Three years into wrestling and the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling became the most notable brawl of Becky’s wrestling career making her the inaugural SuperGirls Champion.

Becky suffered a severe head injury in 2006 during a match and remained inactive for six years until 2012. Becky Lynch made her comeback to WWE memorable by becoming the inaugural SmackDown Women’s Champion. She held the title of SmackDown Women’s Champion three times during her career.

Becky Lynch decided to adopt a more aggressive style in 2018 resulting in her ultimate popularity. At SummerSlam, Becky Lynch attacked Charlotte Flair and emerged as “The Man”.

Becky Lynch is the only female wrestler to hold the titles of Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship simultaneously making her a double champion. She is also the only female wrestler having won a WWE championship four times.

As of 2021, Becky Lynch is the highest-paid WWE female wrestler with a current salary of $3.1 million

Full nameRebecca Quin
NicknameBecky Lynch
Date of birth30 January 1987
Age33
Country of OriginLimerick, Ireland
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Billed height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Billed weight135 lb (61 kg)
Trained byFergal Devitt, Paul Tracey, NWA UK Hammerlock

2. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey Earning

One of the most defining athletes of the 21st century, Ronda Rousey is the 2nd highest paid WWE diva. She is not only a professional wrestler, but also an actress, author, and had also been associated with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Ronda Rousey is the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. After winning a bronze medal in the Summer Olympics (2008 ), Ronda Rousey stepped into mixed martial arts (MMA) and won her debut brawl at MMA for King of the Cage.

After unlocking her achievements in MMA, Ronda Rousey joined Strikeforce and became the last-ever Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion and first-ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bought Strikeforce in 2011.

Ronda Rousey has also set the record for most UFC title defenses by a woman. She has defended her UFC championship title a total of six times. The first upset in Ronda Rousey’s professional MMA career was when she lost her title to Holly Holm. Ronda Rousey is also the first-ever female wrestler to be inducted in UFC Hall of Fame.

Ronda Rousey kicked off her professional wrestling career in 2018 after signing a contract with WWE. Ronda Rousey headlined the inaugural WWE all-women’s pay-per-view event. She defended her Raw Women’s Championship title against Nikki Bella at WWE Evolution.

Ronda Rousey has not only been a remarkable wrestler but also enjoyed fame as an actress and author. She has been featured in The Expendables 3 (2014), Furious 7 (2015), and Mile 22 (2018). The 33-year-old WWE diva released her autobiography titled My Fight / Your Fight in 2015. Her current salary is estimated to be $2.1 million.

Full nameRonda Jean Rousey
Date of birthFebruary 1, 1987
Age33
Country of OriginRiverside, California, U.S.
NicknameRowdy
SpouseTravis Browne
Mixed martial arts career
DivisionFeatherweight (2010–2011)
Bantamweight (2012–2016)
StyleJudo
TeamGlendale Fighting Club
Gokor Hayastan Academy
SK Golden Boys
Grappling TrainersGene LeBell, Gokor Chivichyan, Rener Gracie, AnnMaria De Mars
Boxing TrainersEdmond Tarverdyan
Rank6th dan black belt in Judo
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins12
By knockout (3)
By submission (9)
Losses 2 (By knockout)
Amateur record
Total3
Wins3 (By submission
Losses0
Professional wrestling career
Billed height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Billed weight134 lb (61 kg)
Trained byBrian Kendrick, Goldust, Kurt Angle, Natalya Neidhart

3. Charlotte Flair

 

Charlotte Flair WWE Earning

Charlotte Flair is the third highest-paid WWE female wrestler. Charlotte Flair is an American professional wrestler who has set a record of becoming a women’s world champion for a total of 12 times. She is not only a great wrestling diva but also an actress and author. Her current estimated salary is $1.1 million.

Charlotte Flair won the NXT Women’s Championship in 2014, became the final holder of the Divas Championship in 2015 after being promoted to WWE’s main roster. Charlotte became the inaugural holder of the Raw Women’s Championship holding the title for a total of four times. Charlotte also has won the SmackDown Women’s Championship a record total of five times. The ultimate wrestling diva has also won the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble match.

Charlotte Flair was declared PWI Woman of the Year and world’s top female professional wrestler in 2016. She is also the first-ever female wrestler to headline a WWE pay-per-view event. She unlocked this achievement in October 2016 alongside Sasha Banks. She is also among three women fighters having headlined in WrestleMania in April 2019. She shares this achievement with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.

Full nameAshley Elizabeth Fliehr
Date of birthApril 5, 1986
Age34
Country of OriginCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring nameAshley Flair, Charlotte, Charlotte Flair
Billed height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
TrainerLodi, Sara Del Rey, Ric Flair

4. Alexa Bliss

 

Alexa Bliss WWE Earning

Alexa Bliss is currently the fourth highest-paid WWE female wrestler. She is associated with WWE’s SmackDown brand.

Alexa Bliss kicked off her WWE career in May 2013 when she was assigned to their NXT brand. She holds the title of becoming a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion. Alexa is the first female wrestler to hold the title of SmackDown Women’s Champion twice.

After joining the Raw brand in 2017, she became Raw Women’s Champion and held the record for a total of three times. After unlocking this achievement, Alexa Bliss became the first woman to win women’s titles both with Raw and SmackDown.

Her current salary of $0.35 million makes her fourth on our list of highest-paid female wrestlers.

Full nameAlexis Kaufman
NicknameAlexa Bliss
Date of birthAugust 9, 1991
Age29
Country of OriginColumbus, Ohio, United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
Professional wrestling career
Billed height5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
Billed weight102 lb (46 kg)
TrainerMike Quackenbush

5. Asuka

Asuka Earning

Asuka stands 5th on our list of highest-paid WWE female wrestlers. She is a Japanese wrestler associated with WWE’s RAW brand. Asuka is currently holding dual championship titles; i.e. RAW Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship in her 2nd reigns.

The Japanese wrestling diva holds the credit of winning five women championships so far.

She has won:

  • JWP Openweight Championship
  • NEO Tag Team Championship
  • Reina World Women’s Championship
  • Smash Diva Championship
  • Wave Tag Team Championship

Asuka is not just among our top 10 female wrestlers but she has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and video game journalist. Asuka signed up with her own YouTube channel in 2019, named KanaChan TV. Having around 400,000 subscribers, Asuka’s YouTube channel mainly focuses on gaming and lifestyle content. Her current income is estimated to be at $0.35 million.

Full nameKanako Urai
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1981
Age39
Country of originOsaka, Japan
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Professional wrestling career
Billed height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Billed weight62 kg (137 lb)
TrainerYuki Ishikawa

6. Bayley

Bayley Earning

Next in our list of top 10 female wrestlers is Pamela Rose Martinez aka Bayley with a current income of $0.35 million. She is currently associated with WWE’s SmackDown brand.

Bayley holds the credit of becoming a four-time women’s world champion and many other titles including; one-time NXT Women’s Champion, a one-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion, a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion.

The ultimate championship queen also holds the record of becoming a two-time women’s tag team champion in WWE. Bayley is the first woman wrestler to have won the Raw, SmackDown, NXT Women’s Championships, and Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Full namePamela Rose Martinez
Date of birthJune 15, 1989
Age31
Country of originSan Jose, California, U.S.
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S
Professional wrestling career
Ring namesBayley, Davina Rose
Billed height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Billed weight119 lb (54 kg)
TrainerWWE Performance Center, Jason Styles

7. Natalya

Natalya Earning

Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson aka Natalya is a professional wrestler and columnist and among the highest-paid female wrestlers. She currently performs under WWE’s Raw brand. Natalya has held the SmackDown Women’s Championship title and Divas Championship title becoming a two-time WWE women’s champion.

Natalya was cast in the reality television series Total Divas in 2013 and has been the part of the series ever since. Natalya has also been writing a weekly column on her life and career since 2017.

Her current income is estimated to be $0.30 million makings her 7th in our list of top 10 highest-earning wrestlers.

Full nameNatalie Katherine Neidhart
Date of birthMay 27, 1982
Age38
Country of originCalgary, Alberta, Canada
ResidenceTampa, Florida, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring namesNadia Hart, Natalya, Nattie Neidhart
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Billed weight135 lb (61 kg)
TrainerBruce Hart, Clive Lewellin, Ross Hart, Tokyo Joe, Tyson Kidd

8. Nia Jax

Nia Jax Earning

Savelina Fanene aka Nia Jax is ranked 8th in our list of highly paid female WWE wrestlers. She is an Australian-American professional wrestler and model. Nia Jax is currently associated with WWE’s Raw brand. She is currently sharing the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions title with Shayna Baszler in both of their first reigns. She also holds the record of WWE Raw Women’s Champion.

Nia Jax’s current income of $0.28 million qualifies her for our top 10 list.

Full nameSavelina Fanene
BornMay 29, 1984
Age36
Country of originSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professional wrestling career
Ring namesLina, Nia Jax, Zada
Billed height6 ft (183 cm)
Billed weight272 lb (123 kg)
TrainerWWE Performance Center

9. Carmella

Carmella Earning

Carmella is currently the 9th highest paid WWE woman wrestler thanks to her variety of talents including professional wrestling, dancing, and modeling. She currently performs on WWE’s SmackDown brand.

Carmella won the inaugural women’s Money in the Bank ladder match in 2017 and became the first woman in WWE history to succeed at cashing her Money in the Bank opportunity. She unlocked this achievement by defeating Charlotte Flair and won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Carmella also holds the record of winning WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal and the WWE 24/7 Championship both in 2019.

Full nameLeah Van Dale
Date of birthOctober 23, 1987
Age32
Country of originSpencer, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring nameCarmella
Billed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
TrainerSara Amato, WWE Performance Center

10. Sasha Banks

Sashsa Banks Earning

Having a current income of $0.25 million, Sasha Banks is ranked 10th in our list of highest-paid female wrestlers. Sasha Banks holds the record of becoming women’s Champion five times including four reigns with the Raw Women’s Championship and one reign with the NXT Women’s Championship. Sasha also held the title of women’s tag team champion twice.

Wrestling might be Sasha Banks’ forte but she hasn’t just relied on the fighting sport. She has also been featured in multiple video games; i.e. WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20. She has also been appearing in the mobile games named WWE SuperCard and WWE Mayhem.

The multi-talented diva will also make a guest appearance in the 2nd season of the series The Mandalorian.

Full nameMercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado
Date of birthJanuary 26, 1992
Age28
Country of originFairfield, California, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring namesMercedes KV, Miss Mercedes, Sasha Banks
Billed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed weight114 lb (52 kg)
TrainerBrian Fury, Brian Milonas, Hanson, Sara Del Rey

Like every other domain of life, women are also breaking stereotypes in the field of wrestling and emerging stronger than ever. Which of our top 10 women wrestlers inspire you to not give up and come out stronger from the hardships that life throws on your way? Did your favorite WWE diva make it to our top 10 list? Let us know in the comments.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jason

    October 21, 2020 at 7:45 am

    You have the images and names reversed for Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair.
    Alexa’s picture with Charlotte’s name in slot #3
    Charlotte’s picture with Alexa’s name in slot #4

    • Hassan Saleem

      October 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Hey Jason,

      Thanks for highlighting it. We really appreciate your feedback.

      You were looking for highest paid WWE female wrestler? Did you get answer to your query? if not, let us know we will update the article with more detailed info.

  2. Frank Garcia

    November 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    First of all WWE is totally fake and then female wrestlers are even more hoax. I am big fan of UFC as at least its real.

    • Hassan Saleem

      November 6, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Frank,

      As the name suggest, WWE which stands for World Wide Entertainment. Even their name suggest that its purely for entertainment purposes and now a days everyone knows about it but still love to watch these WWE stars. UFC is totally different world and few people find it really barbarous and not entertaining at all. Though our fav. fighter of UFC is Undefeated MMA Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Whos yours ?

      Thanks
      Hassan

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