PWI ha lanzado la lista de las 50 mejores luchadoras de este año, y el número uno es nada más y nada menos que para la actual Womens Champion Charlotte. Hay 14 divas de WWE/NXT. Destaca la entrada directa de Asuka al número 3. Aquí os dejamos la lista completa:
Just read that former WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella’s neck injury could be career threatening. Well, let’s hope that the injury she has sustained is not that serious and that she will eventually be able to return to the ring. She shouldn’t rush herself and I hope that her therapy is successful, as neck injuries can be very dangerous and that’s something that has been proven in professional wrestling history.
Nikki had a hell of a year. She has competed in every single WWE PPV (with the exception of Battleground) so far and wrestled every week, before taking time off. She made history by breaking AJ Lee’s record Divas Title reign in September and she was recently named the #1 female wrestler in the world in PWI’s Female 50. Despite what the haters say about her, Nikki has been one of the stand out performers in wrestling this year and certainly one of the most improved. She took her role as a wrestler seriously and turned many people’s opinion about her around. She had no previous wrestling experience. She didn’t work on the independent circuit, she didn’t wrestle in Japan. And that fueled her passion to work even harder to prove that she was not only a pretty face. Subsequently, fans actually cared about her as she had broken away from her old self and was a whole different performer. With different style, moveset and ring attire, something that started in late 2013 and was solidified this year. She won many fans in 2015, including me.
I really wish WWE’s booking was different so that she could compete in better quality matches like the NXT Women, especially the 4 Horsewomen (Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch), have competed in 2014 and this year. Additionally, I really hope that she would have been booked in title defences more often and against different opponents so that she could have showcased her talent and progress more. Many people believed (and unfortunately still do) that the fact that the main roster Diva matches are inferior to the NXT ones is because the main roster women are themselves inferior to the women of NXT. Well, it is actually because WWE didn’t give their Divas a chance. They realised the value of their talent late. After Nikki’s match against Charlotte for the Divas Championship at Hell In a Cell, I started thinking of the amazing matches she could have put on if she was given the chance to wrestle like the NXT women. If you want to know what I am talking about watch Nikki’s matches against Paige on Main Event in January, on March 23rd on Raw and at Money in the Bank as well as her match against Charlotte at Hell In a Cell.
This post is indeed an ode to Nikki Bella’s work this year, and as a wrestling fan I really hope that we have not seen the last of her. Thanks for everything so far Nikki!
1. Nikki Bella 2. Paige 3. Sasha Banks 4. Santana Garrett 5. Gail Kim 6. Charlotte 7. Naomi 8. Cherry Bomb 9. Courtney Rush 10. Taryn Terrell 11. Bayley 12. Brie Bella 13. Sexy Star 14. Cheerleader Melissa 15. LuFisto 16. Nicole Matthews 17. Becky Lynch 18. Kimber Lee 19. Natalya 20. Jessicka Havok 21. Awesome Kong 22. Candice LeRae 23. Brooke 24. Athena 25. Ivelisse 26. Jade 27. Madison Rayne 28. Leva Bates 29. Barbi Hayden 30. Angelina Love 31. Emma 32. Saraya Knight 33. Veda Scott 34. Velvet Sky 35. Madison Eagles 36. Kay Lee Ray 37. Marti Bell 38. Kellie Skater 39. Nikki Storm 40. Evie 41. Heidi Lovelace 42. Tessa Blanchard 43. Portia Perez 44. Alicia Fox 45. Cat Power 46. Crazy Mary Dobson 47. Xandra Bale 48. La Rosa Negra 49. Malia Hosaka 50. Vanessa Kraven
It’s a kayfabe ranking so it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. It’s based more on “career success” than it is on actual wrestling ability. Sasha is obviously the better best wrestler, but Nikki has held a main roster title for a record amount of time.
Basically, if WWE writers decided they wanted a potato to be champion for a year, the potato would be #1 on their list.
No disrespect to Nikki Bella, I think she’s actually better than most people give her credit for and she works hard for it. She’s better than a potato for sure.
If anything, the fact that Sasha was ranked so high, despite just joining the main roster and not winning the title yet, is a testament to how good she actually is.
nikki bella is so important. nikki bella started at the very bottom as nothing more than a pretty face to look good next to men. she’s overcome every obstacle, every piece of criticism on her body and self-expression, scrutiny from vile fans, her place of employment constantly bringing up her personal life and equating her to a sex object at every opportunity. shes trained so hard and become one of the best women’s workers currently in wwe. she went from having one of the shortest diva title reigns to the longest one in history, and now she’s #1 on PWI’s female 50.
and if for one second you think she doesn’t deserve this you can promptly shove your face even further up your own asshole because i dont want to hear a single word of it.