There was once a misconception that people who can't achieve all they desire in education instead decide to make the switch over to a career in sport.
This is what many of the WWE Universe think about wrestlers. There is also the added stereotype that many of the women in the company are all beauty and no brains. It has been like that within the company for a number of years. The current crop of female wrestlers has managed to change this stereotype all together.
Almost every female wrestler who is on the WWE roster can prove that they have just as many brains as they have beauty and are currently in receipt of University level degrees to prove this.
The following is a list of 15 women in the WWE that are definitely proving that you can have it all. Looks and brains must be the two main things that WWE look for when it comes to their female wrestlers right now as the current Women's revolution could mostly be down to the fact that all these women are well educated and know exactly what they are doing.
16 Mickie James - Associate Of Arts Degree In Business Administration
Mickie James is a former WWE Women's and Divas Champion in WWE as well as a former TNA Knockout. Mickie is also a wife and mother now but outside of her life in the spotlight, Mickie has a number of other interests which is why she decided to study and achieved an associate degree in Business Administration as well as studying for a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Operations Management.
Mickie always had an interest in animals and her dream is to buy her own farm and become an equestrian trainer when her wrestling career finally comes to an end and she has much more time with her husband and son. It was recently reported that Mickie made her return to WWE because she wanted to retire as part of the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.
15 Maria Kanellis - Degree In Sport, Entertainment, and Event Management
Maria was part of the 2004 Diva Search and even though she didn't win she was signed to WWE as a backstage announcer. She later left the company and became the First Lady of ROH and then the First Lady of TNA, before making a shock return to WWE at Money in the Bank.
Her accolades in wrestling are not enough for her since she recently achieved her degree in Sport, Entertainment, and Event Management. Maria took advantage of the WWE Talent Scholarship that she achieved in 2013 and graduated from her course back in May this year. Paul Heyman once allowed Maria to help him creatively whilE she was down in OVW because he thought she had one of the greatest brains for wrestling that he had ever seen.
14 Dana Brooke - Fashion, Merchandising, And Design
Dana Brooke may well be one of the most overlooked female wrestlers in WWE right now. The former NXT star has been on the main roster for more than a year now, but she still can't catch a break since turning face on Monday Night Raw.
Dana's career in bodybuilding and performing at the Arnold Classic are well known to the WWE Universe, but what isn't known is behind all her flips and tricks, Dana Brooke is actually quite smart. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Fashion, Merchandising, and Design and a minor in Business Administration. Dana has all the skills to never need anyone to make her ring attire for her, which will definitely come in handy in the coming years.
13 Maryse - Degree In Business Administration
Maryse was once the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time before her reign was beaten by both AJ Lee and Nikki Bella. She left WWE in 2011 as she unveiled plans for her own clothing line called House of Maryse before later studying to be a realtor.
Maryse has always been a fan of fashion and was planning and creating fashion shows while she was in high school. As well as this Maryse is bilingual. She can speak both English and French fluently and can even read in Spanish. Maryse also holds a degree of her own in Business Administration and has a black belt in Martial Arts. Maryse took five years out from WWE to create her own company before making her return the night after WrestleMania 32 to align herself with her real life husband The Miz.
12 Becky Lynch - Degree In Acting
The Straight Fire of Becky Lynch has taken over WWE over the past few years as the first ever SmackDown Women's Champion has found a place for herself on the blue brand and as part of the history making Money in the Bank Women's match a few weeks ago.
Becky Lynch hasn't had an easy route to WWE and it has been well documented that when she was younger she got in with the wrong crowd and almost ruined her life before she had really begun. Despite this, Becky managed to turn it all around and graduated from the University of Dublin with a degree in Acting. She has also attended Columbia College Chicago and the Gaiety School of Acting before she decided to sign for WWE and head to NXT back in 2013.
11 Carmella - Bachelor's Degree In Marketing
The first ever Miss Money in the Bank has slowly climbed through the ranks in WWE over the past few years after teaming with Enzo and Cass down in NXT. She was promoted to the main roster of SmackDown Live back in the summer of 2016 during the WWE Draft and has since been aligned with James Ellsworth.
Carmella has a bright future ahead of her and has managed to set herself up quite well when it comes to her foundations before she came to WWE. Carmella attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she graduated with a degree in Marketing before going on to work as a cheerleader for he New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Lakers. Hopefully, her degree in Marketing will come in handy in the coming years.
10 Charlotte Flair - Bachelor Of Science In Public Relations
The Queen of WWE is a former NXT Women's Champion and former four-time Raw Women's Champion. She is considered to be one of the best female wrestlers in the company right now if not one of the best in WWE history. Charlotte is currently making history and smashing glass ceilings over on the SmackDown brand.
Charlotte is the daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, but that doesn't mean that she has always wanted to be a wrestler. Charlotte had other dreams when she was younger and even attended the North Carolina State University and acquired a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations back in the Spring of 2008. She then studied and become a certified personal trainer before she decided to follow in her father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler with WWE in 2012.
9 Eva Marie - Bachelor Of The Arts In Business Management
The former Total Divas star and winner of the 2013 Diva Search hasn't made a great impression with the WWE Universe over the past few years. Eva Marie has been disliked for a while and when she was suspended from WWE for 30 days for violating the Wellness Policy for the first time back in August 2016 it seemed like the perfect excuse for her to take some time away from the company.
Eva has been part of many films over the past year and is ready to leave her career with WWE behind. Even though this is a drastic move, Eva is a very smart woman. She obtained a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Business Management before she decided to take up modelling full-time, and definitely knows what is right for herself and her career.
7 Cathy Kelley - Mensa Journalist
Cathy Kelley has been with WWE now for a number of years and has mostly been seen on their YouTube channel as their Social Media correspondent. Cathy has worked in Journalism for many years prior to signing with WWE and is even a certified Mensa Journalist.
Kelley is an active member of Mensa International, which is the world's largest and oldest High IQ Society. The organization was set up to recognize some of the smartest people in the world who have an IQ in the 98th percentile on certain standardized intelligence tests. Cathy is being used more and more by WWE now and has begun interviewing backstage and even ring announcing when needed. It would be interesting to see what would happen if they allowed Cathy to fully use her intelligence to help their creative process.
6 Dasha Fuentes - Degree In Microbiology
Dasha Fuentes can be seen on WWE TV over on the Raw brand as their main backstage interviewer. Dasha has only been with the company since 2016 but it seems that she has already become one of the best-known females on WWE's broadcast team.
Dasha came to WWE as a wrestler but after various matches in NXT, she was placed backstage as an interviewer instead. Dasha isn't only good for talking though. She is a fairly bright woman and actually attended the University of Central Florida where she obtained a degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. She then went into fitness and modelling and was crowned Miss UCF whilE she was studying at University. Dasha will hopefully be given her chance in a WWE ring once again in the near future.
5 Asuka - Graduate And Graphic Designer
Asuka has been making headlines all over the world recently as she has managed to remain undefeated as the NXT Women's Champion for more than a year now and has proven to be one of the most popular stars on the developmental brand.
Asuka is another female who decided to create a foundation for herself before she began wrestling. Asuka graduated from the Osaka University of Arts Junior College as well as working as a Graphic Designer for companies like Nintendo DS and various other mobile applications. She also excelled in figure skating and badminton and even opened and ran her own salon while she was still studying. Asuka then started a career in wrestling, one that has taken her from Japan to WWE and now in NXT.
4 Mandy Rose - Degree In Speech Pathology
Mandy Rose came to light with the WWE Universe when she placed second in WWE Tough Enough back in 2015. She later signed with WWE and was added to E! Reality Show Total Divas, but was taken off the show after just one season.
Mandy has been performing down in NXT and at their live events ever since. And even though the WWE Universe look at Mandy Rose likes she's another attractive female wrestler and nothing more, there is a lot more to her than meets the eye. Mandy attended Iona College and earned a degree in Speech Pathology before she began entering bodybuilding and fitness competitions in 2013 that later led to her auditioning for Tough Enough. In WWE, she has lasted longer than the eventual winner of the competition.
3 Lana - Degree In Dance And Acting
Lana is perhaps one of the best female talkers in WWE right now. She has recently made the switch over to wrestling after years of being the valet for husband Rusev, who is currently out of action after he required shoulder surgery.
Lana recently battled Naomi for the SmackDown Women's Championship at Money in the Bank, but she lost. Lana has always been seen as a flexible style dancer and she's brought that into her character on WWE TV and Total Divas recently. Lana isn't just a dancer, she has a degree in both Dance and Acting from the Florida State University. She also attended various dance schools over the course of her teenage years, before she auditioned for the 2013 Diva Search and was then signed to WWE and sent down to NXT.
2 Nikki Cross - Bachelor Of Arts Degree In History
Nikki Cross has been making waves in NXT over the past few months as part of Sanity as well as in the Women's Championship picture as she has been locked into a feud with Auska over the title.
Nikki has been a fantastic character on the brand and has brought something different to the Women's Division. But she is also much more than a pretty face. Nikki came from Scotland and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in History before she began training to be a wrestler and was known on the UK circuit as Nikki Storm. WWE later signed her to a contract and unveiled her as Nikki Storm, someone who could become the next NXT Women's Champion.
1 Stephanie McMahon - Degree In Communications
Stephanie McMahon may only be part of the WWE because it is a company she was born into, but there is a reason she is one of the most powerful women in sport, and that is because she is one of the smartest.
Stephanie commands respect. She is a talented wrestler and part of the WWE creative team and even played a huge part in the Women's Revolution. While Stephanie was growing up she was part of WWE part-time and also concentrated on her education. She attended Boston University and gained a degree in Communications back in 2008 before she decided to work for the company full-time. Stephanie has been the main force behind a number of WWE's biggest projects and was recently voted as one of the most powerful females in sports.
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