WWE star and former SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair has topped the prestigious 2021 PWI Women’s 500 list.
Belair has enjoyed a big year in WWE, winning the Royal Rumble in January and winning the SmackDown Women’s Title in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37.
The full evaluation period was October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
The list was picked based on the following criteria:
- In-Ring Achievement (championships, tournaments, win-loss record)
- Influence (in one’s home promotion and the industry at large)
- Technical Ability
- Breadth and Quality of Competition
The rest of the top 10 was:
- Bianca Belair
- Utami Hayashishita
- Deonna Purrazzo
- Britt Baker
- Thunder Rosa
- Sasha Banks
- Io Shirai
- Tam Nakano
- Raquel Gonzalez
— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) October 21, 2021