Professional wrestling has long been a sport that features larger-than-life athletes. For years, commentators have often made a point to emphasize a performer’s height. This is particularly true for extremely tall wrestlers. Heck, one would be hard pressed to find one of Big Show’s matches were a commentator doesn’t mention the fact that he’s 7-feet tall.
However, for whatever reason, WWE doesn’t seem to put as much emphasis on height when it comes to their female performers. This may leave fans wondering just who are the tallest ladies to ever set foot in a WWE ring? Here are the answers.
At 6-foot-2, Nicole Bass has the distinction of being the tallest female performer in WWE history. Bass had a brief stint with the company back in 1999. During her time in WWE, she is arguably best remembered for being Sable’s bodyguard at WrestleMania XV. The tall powerhouse was also featured in a feud with Debra McMichael. Prior to her WWE run, the former bodybuilder appeared in ECW for a short time back in 1998.
Outside of wrestling, Bass was an accomplished bodybuilder. She made frequent appearances on The Howard Stern Show and was a member of the radio host’s group known as the Wack Pack. Sadly, Bass passed away in 2017 due to a heart condition.
Billed at an even 6-feet tall, Nia Jax is tied for the second tallest female wrestler in WWE history. She is a former WWE Raw Women’s Champion who signed with WWE back in 2014. Jax is currently sidelined due to injury, having suffered ACL tears in both of her knees.
Nia Jax is a member of the Anoa’i wrestling family, which features stars like Yokozuna, Roman Reigns, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. She is actually The Rock’s second cousin. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, the 34-year-old superstar previously worked as a plus-size model and played basketball for Palomar College.
Linda Miles (aka Shaniqua) is a name wrestling fans don’t hear very often these days. The 6-foot tall performer was the co-winner of the 2nd season of WWE Tough Enough (along with Jackie Gayda), which is how she earned her contract with WWE. She worked for WWE from 2002 to 2004 – as both a wrestler and a manager. She never really caught on as a performer and is perhaps best remembered for managing The Basham Brothers. Miles was ultimately released from her contract in early 2004.
The former Tough Enough winner retired from pro wrestling shortly after being released from WWE. Since that time, the now 40-year-old has worked as a substitute teacher and a basketball referee.
Standing at 5-foot-11, Kharma is one of the tallest ladies to work for WWE. Though she was technically under contract with the company from 2010 to 2013, she only officially wrestled in one match – the 2012 Royal Rumble. She was on pregnancy leave for a good portion of her time with the company and was granted her release in 2013.
Though she did wrestle for WWE, Kharma had far more success in TNA Wrestling, both before and after her time there. In fact, she was a 2-time TNA Knockouts Champion while performing under the ring name Awesome Kong. She recently made a surprise appearance at AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view event.
Retired wrestler and valet Stacey Keibler is just an inch shy of being 6-feet tall. She first debuted back in 1999 as a member of a dance troupe known as the Nitro Girls in WCW. She would go to become a valet known as Miss Hancock and would stay with WCW until they were bought out by WWE in 2001.
Keibler would stay with World Wrestling Entertainment for the remainder of her wrestling career managing acts like the Dudley Boyz and occasionally wrestling – before calling it quits in 2006. Keibler would go to appear on the reality television show Dancing With The Stars and date actor George Clooney.
Not to be confused with recent WWE Hall of Fame inductee Torrie Wilson, Tori (Terri Poch) was also a female wrestler during The Attitude Era – and a tall one at that. While her height was rarely mentioned by commentators, she was actually billed as being 5-foot-11, making her one of the tallest women the company has ever employed.
She was famously involved in a feud with Sable in the late 90s. Tori was also a member of D-Generation X and Kane’s on-screen girlfriend. The former DX member was released from the company in 2001. Tori would retire from wrestling soon after her release and was last seen running a yoga studio in Portland.
Though she often appeared taller, Chyna was billed as being 5-foot-10. She performed in WWE from 1997 until 2001. Known as the “Ninth Wonder of the World,” Chyna made history by becoming the first (and so far only) woman to hold the Intercontinental Championship. She was also the first female to enter the men’s Royal Rumble Match. The former D-Generation X star also holds victories over top male stars like Kurt Angle, Triple H, and Jeff Jarett. She would go on to leave the company in 20o1.
Chyna would struggle with personal issues following her departure from WWE, which were chronicled on several different reality shows. She passed away in 2016 and was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of DX last April.
One of the handful of 5-foot-10 stars rounding out our list is none other than Charlotte Flair. The daughter of the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair looks poised to join her father in the WWE Hall of Fame. At just 33 years of age, she is already an eight-time WWE Women’s Champion.
She continued her history-making ways last April by becoming one of the first women to headline WrestleMania – along with Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch. Prior to becoming one of pro wrestling’s top stars, Flair was an outstanding volleyball player who excelled at both the high school and college level.
Former Diva Search contestant Michelle McCool is 5-foot-10. The Palatka, Florida native signed with WWE back in 2004 and worked there up until 2011. Over the course of her career, she managed to capture a version of the WWE Women’s Championship on 4 separate occasions.
Fans will no doubt remember her stint as a member of LayCool along with her former tag team partner Layla. While no longer a full-time competitor, McCool still wrestles on occasion and recently performed in the 2018 Women’s Royal Rumble match. The semi-retired former champ is also married to a very well known professional wrestler, The Undertaker.
Back in 1993, WWE signed 5-foot-10 Alundra Blayze to help revitalize the women’s division. During her time with the company, she is best remembered for her feuds with wrestlers like Bull Nakano and Bertha Faye. She was released from the company in 1995, due to financial difficulties. Following her release, Blayze would sign with WCW and throw the WWE Women’s Championship in the trash can in what would turn out to be the most memorable act of her career.
Blayze was blacklisted from WWE for years following the now infamous trash can incident. However, in 2015, WWE decided to let bygones be bygones and allowed Blayze to enter the Hall of Fame.