5 Female Wrestlers Who Had Legitimate Heat With Each Other (& 5 Who Kept It In The Ring)

Considering the long hours spent traveling across the world together, it is little wonder that tempers can run high in the WWE locker room. For the most part, confrontations are kept solely in the ring and Superstars are well-versed in drawing a line between their personal and professional lives.

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There have been some iconic feuds in the women's division over the years, as well as some backstage altercations that got a little too heated. Here are five duos who had legitimate issues and five who were great friends.

10 Real Heat: Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks

There have been rumors of bad blood between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks circulating for years now, exacerbated with each passive-aggressive shot they take at each other on Twitter. Bliss and Banks, both former Women's Champions, have allegedly struggled to see eye to eye since their days in developmental.

Bliss addressed the rumors in the Cheap Heat podcast, maintaining that no amount of personal issues will interfere with her professionalism. The two have had their fair share of social media spats and do not currently follow each other on Twitter.

9 Ring Heat: Trish Stratus and Lita

Trish Stratus and Lita had what is considered by many fans as the greatest women's rivalry in WWE history. Both Hall of Famers and former Women's Champions, the two were the first women to main event Raw in 2004 and displayed a bitter, mutual hatred on-screen.

Their in-ring relationship could not be more different from their real-life rapport, however. Stratus and Lita are proclaimed best friends and have voiced a desire to wrestle as a tag-team against Superstars such as the Bella Twins. Lita is also godmother to Stratus' son.

8 Real Heat: AJ Lee and Nikki Bella

AJ Lee cut a scathing promo against the rest of the Divas division in 2013 that was promptly dubbed the 'pipebombshell.' Nikki Bella, who was one of the women to be berated alongside twin Brie Bella, was unaware that Lee would be cutting that promo - and she wasn't happy about it.

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The Fearless One and the Black Widow have little love between them, both of them coming from different backgrounds as very different people. The rumors of their animosity were only fueled by WWE's controversial booking that saw Bella surpass Lee's historic reign with the Divas Championship.

7 Ring Heat: AJ Lee and Paige

The feud between AJ Lee and Paige signaled the beginning of a revolution for WWE's women's division. The Anti-Diva changed the game in NXT and left the NXT Four Horsewomen to pick up the mantle, and Lee had long been the only standout female star on the main roster.

Paige's debut in which she defeated Lee for the butterfly belt has become an iconic moment in WWE history, though the beef between the two was kept solely in the ring. Both Paige and AJ are good friends in real life and have shown nothing but support on social media for each other since Lee's departure from the company.

6 Real Heat: Paige and Lana

The same cannot be said about Paige and Lana, however. The Anti-Diva and the Ravishing Russian have never faced each other in singles competition, though they did come close during the ten-women tag-team match on the WrestleMania 32 pre-show.

Lana has accused Paige of bullying her during their days in NXT on social media, claims which the Brit has denied, replying that Lana was "trying to get a storyline."

5 Ring Heat: Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax

Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax feuded in 2018 with Bliss portraying a bullying heel and Jax a sympathetic babyface. Their rivalry culminated at WrestleMania 34, where the Irresistible Force defeated the Goddess to win her first Raw Women's Championship.

Despite being rivals in the ring, Bliss and Jax are good friends and co-exist harmoniously in the locker room. Both former champions have appeared on reality show Total Divas, showcasing their friendship.

4 Real Heat: Stephanie McMahon and Chyna

It isn't hard to see why Stephanie McMahon and Chyna had issues with each other. The Billion Dollar Princess' relationship with Triple H transitioned from kayfabe to reality, which didn't sit well with Chyna due to her relationship with The Game.

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The animosity between McMahon and Chyna was alleged to have been one of the reasons the former Intercontinental Champion departed from the company, eager to escape a more than awkward work atmosphere.

3 Ring Heat: Sasha Banks and Bayley

Sasha Banks and Bayley are two of the biggest stars in the women's division, especially now that The Boss has returned from hiatus and The Huggable One has turned heel. They have been the best of friends and the worst of enemies in front of the camera, putting on stellar matches in NXT and becoming the first women to headline a developmental PPV at the same time.

Their heat is purely for the cameras, however, as the two are great friends. Sharing such a pivotal journey for so long can only have contributed to that.

2 Real Heat: AJ Lee and Stephanie McMahon

AJ Lee wasn't afraid to use her voice whilst working for WWE. She was a pioneer for change in the women's division, constantly pushing for more screen time and better booking that would add credibility to WWE's female talent. She wasn't afraid to stand up to management either, calling out Stephanie McMahon on Twitter regarding the gender-based discrimination in the company.

Lee and McMahon have had their fair share of tense encounters in the ring and this could have only added fuel to the fire. It's a shame that fans will likely never see a match between them.

1 Ring Heat: Asuka and Ember Moon

Asuka and Ember Moon have fought valiantly against each other in NXT for the NXT Women's Championship, with Moon coming close to taking the title away from the Empress of Tomorrow.

When the cameras aren't rolling though, these women have shown nothing but a respectful camaraderie. Their collisions in developmental have built the foundation for a fond friendship.

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