Pro Wrestling Illustrated released their annual rankings list for the women this past week and Aussie fans rejoice as the current WWE Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley comes in first out of a list of 250 wrestlers, solidifying her place as the best women’s wrestler in the world right now.
Another Aussie in the WWE also makes the list as Indi Hartwell comes in at 46th. Elsewhere, AEW’s Toni Storm is the second highest ranking Australian at 12th place.
Steph De Lander’s run on the independent scene has landed her a very nice 69th placement. De Lander has competed for the likes of Game Changer Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Ring Of Honor and All Elite Wrestling in 2023, as well as World Series Wrestling, Oceania Pro Wrestling and Renegades Of Wrestling on home turf alongside Matt Cardona.
Next we have a name that all should be familiar with, as the veteran workhorse Shazza McKenzie has earned herself 88th on the list. Currently tearing up the independents in the United States, a list of the best women’s wrestlers, not just in Australia but worldwide would not be complete without the addition of McKenzie.
One last Australian talent makes the top 100 with Lena Kross coming in a respectable 92nd. Kross has been exposed to a wider audience with her inclusion on cards by Impact Wrestling and Oceania Pro Wrestling, as well as World Series Wrestling and Game Changer Wrestling, all on home soil. As well as excursions to Japan and the United States.
And finally, making the list at 141st, it’s another workhorse in Charlie Evans. Her presence in any promotion she walks into will surely get an audiences attention. Evans has become a stalwart of the international deathmatch wrestling scene, making prominent appearances for the likes of Deathmatch Downunder and Game Changer Wrestling.