The WWE have a history of hiring some incredibly beautiful women, sometimes it works out as they become fantastic in-ring competitors (see; Stratus, Trish), but sometimes, this philosophy contributes to making the company look ridiculous, which has led to the companies reformed policies on hiring women based on talent, rather than looks, leading to the current women’s revolution. Thankfully, that means we likely won’t see in-ring competition between the likes of Candice Michelle, Ashley Massaro or Sable anytime soon, but what about those women that are actually assets to the company in terms of their in-ring work?
Some people may see these women as utterly gorgeous and breathtaking, while others will see nothing special at all, which is why today we will look to begin that debate, and look at whether the following 15 women in wrestling are hot or not? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, whether we’ve been too harsh on some of them, or whether we’ve hit the nail on the head.
15 Becky Lynch
Outside of Bayley, Becky Lynch is perhaps the most incorrectly used woman on the current WWE roster, as she has the strong support of all of the SmackDown Live fans, but is never given meaningful programs. But with a great career ahead of her, she will most likely be remembered as one of the best to ever enter the ring (alongside her fellow Four Horsewomen). While some people don’t like redheads, Lynch has a legion of followers who believes she is “straight fire” in character and look as well, but it’s definitely up for debate. As a big fan of red heads (as well as Lynch’s character and in-ring work), I think that Lynch is very hot, and while no one will ever call her ugly, there are definitely those in the camp that think she isn’t as attractive as I and a majority of fans think she is.
14 Billie Kay
As we will note in this article plenty of times, the women’s revolution that WWE is currently pushing started in NXT, and despite the fact that the top stars like Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Bayley are gone, the division has undergone a slow rebuild, and with the chances that some of these women have got since the departure of those stars, the women have been able to fail or succeed under their own will, and one that has taken that chance is Billie Kay. Alongside her fellow Aussie Peyton Royce, the two make up the Iconic Duo, and despite their poor booking, they have become effective heels who the fans in Full Sail love to hate, and she has plenty of talent and potential if ever promoted to the main roster. She’s quite attractive, as are most women in the WWE, but to define her as “hot”, well that’s just up to each individual fan.
The first-ever Ms. Money in the Bank seems to be a star on the rise on SmackDown Live, and with James Ellsworth by her side, she is a genuine heel that is drawing genuine heat. While she doesn’t have the pedigree of someone like Charlotte or Natalya, her character is becoming very interesting, and she is working hard on her in-ring ability, and will no doubt be SmackDown Women’s Champion in the near future. Her in-ring ability and potential as a solo character is probably debated more than her looks, but as she is a very attractive woman in the public eye, that conversation will always come up, and it’s a very divisive topic. The real-life partner of Big Cass is attractive, but the tanned blonde is definitely a divisive look, and while most will think she’s gorgeous, there is always going to be some out there who don’t like her look.
At first glance, you can see why Asuka wouldn’t be considered hot, especially with the caliber of looks among the women in the WWE today, but you can’t deny that there are plenty of people out there who find Asian women much more attractive. Whether you’re one of them or not, you can’t deny that the ass-kicking Asuka is certainly attractive. When compared with the likes of Eva Marie, Lana or Maria Kanellis, some may say that Asuka doesn’t stack up, but that does The Empress of Tomorrow a disservice, as she is attractive, as well as being one of the most brutal women in the wrestling business. Still, we can’t say one way or another that the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history is "hot."
11 Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke is a very interesting case, as she debuted in NXT as "The Total Diva," and with her partnership with the now-Evil Emma, it looked like she would make a great presence at ringside. But when Emma got promoted to the main roster, Brooke came with her, and continued on despite Emma’s injury, and since then, her plethora of flaws have been well and truly exposed. Still, this list isn’t about potential or in-ring ability, it’s about looks, and out of everyone on this list, Brooke is probably the one with least supporters who find her "hot." It’s obvious that Vince McMahon was only so high on her because of her strong build, and while I wouldn’t ever call any female in the WWE "ugly", Dana is probably the least likely of anyone here to have unanimous support in the "hot" category.
10 Peyton Royce
We’ve already talked about one stunning Aussie, Billie Kay, so what about her partner Peyton Royce, who many fans and industry veterans think could be one of the best performers in the company if given the true chance to develop and show off her skills. With her long legs, improving promo ability and great in-ring work, she offers something for all type of fans to enjoy, and despite the fact that the Iconic Duo have been heavily underutilized, they could be stars on the main roster together, but we just can’t work out if Royce is traditionally "hot." Sure, she’s attractive, and coming from Australia, I’m a big fan of her work, but just like everyone else on this list, her hotness is definitely up for debate.
9 Mickie James
Mickie James is an absolute legend in the wrestling industry, as she has left her mark on both WWE and TNA as one of the most talented and all-around entertaining women to ever enter a wrestling ring, but that career didn’t come without controversy, as there are photos all over the internet which feature James in very provocative poses. I am sure that males everywhere who have found said photos would immediately put James in the "hot" category, but with the Piggie James angle that WWE ran several years ago, it’s left many people in the WWE Universe actually questioning their physical perceptions of James. Even at her current age, James is very impressive, both looks-wise and as an in-ring competitor, so I’d definitely put her in the "hot" camp, but there is no denying that this one should, and no doubt will be up for debate for quite a while.
8 Liv Morgan
NXT has been restocking on women’s talent in the past year, and ever since Bayley left, they have been looking for credible challengers for the dominant crowd favorite Asuka, and at one point in time, it seemed like management thought New Jersey’s Liv Morgan could be that challenger. Unfortunately for the plucky, underdog baby face, it just hasn’t worked out that way. On top of that, Morgan hasn’t been seen in quite some time, and with Nikki Cross, Ruby Riot, Ember Moon and the Iconic Duo all stepping up, it might be quite some time until we see her again, but the question is, is Liv Morgan hot? She is certainly attractive, but the New Jersey accent, as well as the bleach blonde hair is certainly an acquired taste, and while she stacks up with the best in NXT today, we are just unsure whether we’d definitely classify her as hot.
7 Stephanie McMahon
During her time with the WWE, Stephanie McMahon has gone through many different phases, and while her looks haven’t declined over time, and she still remains very attractive, her characterization as "hot" may definitely not still be intact. Her onscreen character may definitely have a role to play in that, as her shrill voice and constant emasculation of the wrestlers make her almost unbearable to watch on Monday Night RAW. But with that being said, she is still very attractive for someone her age. Don’t get me wrong, there’s people out there who love women of a certain age, and I completely get why they would call her "hot," but there is just so many reasons why this fact is still very much up for debate.
6 Sasha Banks
Among the current crop of female WWE talent who are leading the current women’s revolution, Sasha Banks is probably the most talented, and among every section of the WWE Universe, she is easily the most popular, and there’s rarely a WWE post on the internet about her that doesn’t contain many fans commenting on how hot she is. Because she definitely does have a unique look, this topic will always be up for debate, but among the legendary Four Horsewomen, it’s safe to say that she is the hottest of the lot. Banks is an incredibly wrestler, and when she is given the chance to succeed in the ring, you’ll rarely see anyone criticize her in-ring ability and character work (especially as a heel portraying "The Boss"), but it is the internet after all, and rarely anyone can agree, as Banks’ appearance is no different.
5 Nia Jax
Nia Jax is an incredibly dominant physical force, and while she hasn’t got her shot at a title on the main roster yet, it’s obvious the company has big plans for her, and her time will come. But away from the in-ring performance, Nia is proving to be a very positive role model for "body positivity," as she shows that you can be more than skin and bones and still succeed in the very physical world of the WWE. Obviously, most people aren’t going to look at Jax up against the likes of The Bella Twins or Lana and see a comparison between their looks, but for someone with her body type, she is very attractive, as she was once a plus sized model. For obvious reasons, however, this is definitely up for debate whether she can be categorized as "hot."
4 Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss is definitely one of the best all around female performers in the WWE today, and with improvements to her in-ring ability, she could go down as one of the best women to ever step foot in the WWE, if not the outright best. A lot of fans in the WWE Universe see her as one of the hottest in the company today, but for some reason, I just can’t decide one way or another. The diminutive dynamo has turned into one of the best talkers in the game, and has passed both Bayley and Sasha Banks in the ranks on Monday Night RAW as the top woman, and while she’s better looking (in my opinion) than those two, she isn’t traditionally "hot." That doesn’t really matter now, as she is one her way to being the outright best performer on Monday Night RAW, but it’s still something worth debating or thinking about.
During the Attitude Era, when Lita was teaming alongside the Hardy Boyz as a part of Team Xtreme, Lita was smoking hot, and one of the best parts of the WWE product. Over the years she proved just how hot she was during her run with The Rated-R Superstar Edge, but to this day, because of her unique, "punk" look, some fans haven’t seen it that way. It’s fine for people to have differing opinions and their own taste in women, and while I definitely applaud each person having their own opinion, I just don’t see how anyone could look at Lita, even now in her 40s, and see her as anything but hot. Because of the debate I’ve seen, however, it’s worth it for me to include her on this list, so let us know in the comments which side of this heated debate you lay on.
2 Charlotte Flair
Charlotte is a fantastic performer, and in my opinion will be regarded as the best female wrestler to ever step foot inside a WWE ring by the time she retires, and it’s safe to say that she is physically the most impressive performer than the Women’s Division has seen in decades, perhaps in company history. There are obviously those out there who like the look of a physically impressive woman like Charlotte, but understandably so, there are plenty of people who also aren’t fans of the overly muscly woman. Either way, it’s definitely helped her meteoric rise to the top. To be completely honest, I myself or anyone reading this would love to have a chance with someone as gorgeous and successful as Charlotte, and while I definitely find her hot, I can see why there is some criticism and debate from the WWE Universe about this topic.
Bayley is one of the most popular women to enter the WWE in the past few years, and her matches in NXT rank as the best in recent years, male or female. But ever since her debut on the main roster, she has been used terribly, and it has forced the WWE to limit her actions on TV to rethink their use of the character. Her character play and in-ring abilities are unquestionable (when used correctly), but her innocent look has become very debated on by the WWE Universe, with some people seeing the innocence as very attractive, while others just see her as a very bland young woman. While no one is ever going to call Bayley ugly, her "hotness" is very debatable, and while I think she’s very cute, I wouldn’t consider her hot, especially when you compare her to the likes of Lana and Maryse.