The Top 10 Female Characters in Professional Wrestling History
AJ Lee has taken the entire WWE by storm in the past few weeks by completely turning the WWE Championship scene on its head.
It's extremely refreshing to see a female being so involved with the company's top stars and main storylines.
While no one has done crazy quite like AJ, there have been others who have done it, and many other character angles that have encapsulated fans the way AJ has recently done.
Here are the top 10 female characters in pro wrestling history:
Victoria preaches her destruction of Trish Stratus.
Victoria was the first notorious female psychopath in the WWE.
She didn't have much depth, but instead, one clear goal in sight that made us pay attention to her—destroy Trish Stratus.
9. Vickie Guerrero
Vickie gets insane heat from a Texas crowd.
Vickie plays her role to a T. The woman knows how to work a crowd.
From her first "excuse me" to the ones she delivers every week to perfection, people love to hate Vickie Guerrero.
She literally attracts hatred but embraces it spectacularly. She's the most over heel in the company, and there's a reason for that.
8. The Beautiful People
The Beautiful People's antics.
They were sassy, they were funny and boy were they mean!
The Beautiful People's crazy shenanigans were just as evil as they were hilarious. This combination is what made them so popular.
They weren't really hated because they were like outlandish cartoon characters wreaking havoc all over town—their town being Total Nonstop Action.
7. Karen Jarrett
Karen grills the Knockouts Division.
Karen Jarrett is the Real Housewife TNA. Outrageous, over-the-top, paranoid and glamorized.
All words that perfectly capture Karen's chauvinistic character. She has a way of making fans despise her that no one can really put their finger on.
It works very well.
Melina railroads Maria.
The thing that made Melina such a great heel was simple—she was believably. Her attitude transcended the television screen to real life.
People really thought, and still think, that she truly is a cold, hard person. This realism made us hate her to the point that anyone who went up against her garnered notable fanfare.
5. AJ Lee
AJ puts CM Punk and Daniel Bryan through a table.
WWE's current megastar just so happens to be the bite-sized, once innocent AJ Lee.
People watch the girl like a hawk when she's on screen, and there's a reason for that!
AJ has multiple layers to her personality and psyche that makes everyone want to know about her.
She's the reason millions are tuning in now every Monday Night—quite a feat for such a young star.
4. Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus crashes Lita's wedding.
Trish Stratus' heel run was phenomenal for multiple reasons, but so much of it was due to her comedic timing and ability to hang in there with the top males.
Her presence and importance matched that of the company's top stars in all of its history. If you think that's an overstatement, just look at the main event between her and Lita on Raw to cap off 2004.
3. Awesome Kong
Awesome Kong crushes Angelina Love.
Awesome Kong is an enigma. She's completely different from all women's wrestling characters of the past in so many different ways.
From the opening drum beat to that daunting chorus, when her music played, the person in the ring knew hell was coming for them.
The best thing about Kong? She's not just an attraction; she can actually wrestle—and wrestle well.
2. Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie goes back and forth with the 'big boys.'
I think the best part of all the McMahons is that they don't wrestle and still manage to entertain you more than the average worker. Stephanie is no exception.
Every time she was around, something crazy was about to be said or done.
The type of magnetism she had (and still has) is unreal, and it's such a pleasure to watch.
1. Mickie James
Mickie James psycho character is untouchable. No one could top her type of crazy. She was absolutely unhinged, but the sad part about her was that all she ever really wanted was love and appreciation from her idol.
Her kookiness stemmed from rejection—something I'm sure everyone can relate to. Maybe not the destruction of your idol part...but still, to some degree, we can understand why she became so...psycho.
Many were genuinely afraid of Psycho Mickie (I know I was at the time!). She always drew some type of reaction out the viewer, and it made for must-see tv.
LayCool has a falling out with Mickie James and Maria Kanellis.
There are definitely other great female characters of the past. They just aren't in the top 10. Here they are:
*Lita (Heel and Face)
*Beth Phoenix (Heel Circa 2007)