Women’s wrestling in the WWE has had its shares of ups and downs over the last 50 years. From the likes of the Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young to more recent WWE Divas like Trish Stratus and Lita, some fans love when the ladies hit the ring, while others use it as a time to hit the concession stands.
When it comes to WrestleMania, the card usually doesn’t give much time to the ladies, and in more recent WrestleManias, they've had a Divas match involving a large number of women just to get as many involved as possible.
Since the first WrestleMania in 1985 at Madison Square Garden, there has only been 19 women’s matches at WrestleMania. There’s only been two Manias that have had more than one women’s match, that being WrestleMania’s 20 and 22.
For our list of the “Top 15 WrestleMania Women’s Matches of All-Time,” we are only going to use true women’s matches, leaving off the list the couple of matches that have involved both men and women, such as the WrestleMania VI mixed tag featuring Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Queen Sherri against Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire.
While there are not many matches to choose from (just 19 as we mentionned earlier), today we take a look at the 15 best WrestleMania matches involving female wrestlers.
15 10-Diva Tag Match – WrestleMania XXVI
14 Torrie Wilson and Sable vs Stacy Keibler and Miss Jackie – WrestleMania XX
13 The Fablous Moolah vs Velvet McIntyre – WrestleMania 2
This match kicked off the Chicago portion of Mania 2, and was given a whole 1:25 as Moolah won with a splash after McIntyre missed a leap off the second rope. This was one of the shortest matches in WrestleMania history and didn't really give these two women a chance to put a real match together. That being said, it was an interesting curve ball to throw and is one of the more entertaining women's fights in WrestleMania history for that reason.
12 Beth Phoenix and Melina vs Maria and Ashley – WrestleMania XXIV
11 Sable vs Tori – WrestleMania XV
10 Vickie Guerrero Invitational Match for WWE Divas Championship – WrestleMania XXX
9 Trish Stratus vs Christy Hemme – WrestleMania 21
8 Alundra Blayze vs Leilani Kai – WrestleMania X
7 Melina vs Ashley – WrestleMania 23
6 Chyna vs Ivory – WrestleMania X-Seven
5 Trish Stratus vs Jazz vs Victoria – WrestleMania XIX
4 Victoria vs Molly Holly – WrestleMania XX
3 Jazz vs Trish Stratus vs Lita – WrestleMania X8
2 Leilani Kai vs Wendi Richter – WrestleMania I
1 Trish Stratus vs Mickie James – WrestleMania 22
The best WrestleMania women’s match took place in the middle of WrestleMania 22, with a super-hot crowd in Rosemont, IL. Leading up to the encounter, Mickie James played the role of stalker to her hero Trish Stratus, and eventually the ladies champion told James she wanted to have ‘time apart.’ That didn’t appeal to James, who during a tag match attacked Stratus, setting up the Mania battle. The two were given nearly nine minutes, the longest ladies match at a WrestleMania and the pair stepped up. The crowd loved the antics of James, who played the role of being in love with Stratus and using a number of sexual tactics during the bout. Fans ate the match up, and in the end the title changed hands when James hit her ‘Mick Kick’ for the win, much to the delight of the crowd. Of all the Mania ladies bouts, this one delivered more than any other.
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