After female professional wrestling came back big time in the 1980s, the WWF once again phased out the division in 1990. Rockin’ Robin was the final WWF Women’s Champion before they were all sent packing. The only ones that stuck around were Sensational Sherri and Miss Elizabeth. Both of them moved over to major managerial roles for male wrestlers. But in 1993 the WWF brought back the women’s title again and held a 6 woman tournament to crown a new champion that was won by Alundra Blayze.
Blayze was brought in to get the female division going again but Vince McMahon wouldn’t let her wrestle under her better known name of Madusa, because she had trademarked the name. It opened the door for many female wrestlers to come back into the ring as the females once again took a more prominent role inside the squared circle. But with all of the new talent coming in, not all of it could be good. So here we will take a look back at some of the worst female wrestlers of the 1990s.
15 Stacy Carter
The 90s was a time that women’s wrestling was about looks above all else for the most part. And looks very rarely translate over to talent. Stacy Carter was also known as Miss Kitty and The Kat, and for a while even as Mr. Jerry Lawler. She had the looks and put them to full use in hopes that nobody would notice her lack of ring skills. As a matter of fact she was so bad that she made this list twice.
14 Bertha Faye
Bertha Faye was known as Ronda Sing before changing her name when she came to the WWE. She didn’t fit the current cast of characters in the female division who were bringing nothing but looks to the ring.
Faye actually did have some wrestling skills although she didn’t show them off during her brief stint with the company. She was much bigger than the other women and she dressed horribly in the ring. She used her weight to beat Alundra Blayze at the 1995 Summer Slam event to win the Women’s Championship but only defended it one time, two months later when she lost it back to Blayze. She held the title officially for 57 days.
13 Chaparita Asari
12 Aja Kong
Kong is an icon in Japanese women’s wrestling. When she entered the ring you could tell she was all business and there weren’t many that looked forward to getting in the ring with her. She was big and strong and won many titles in her career over there, but then she came to the WWE for a short time and all of that went out the window.
Debra came over to the WWE in the late 90s from WCW and immediately replaced Sable as the company’s top sex symbol. Sable wasn’t too happy with that and eventually the two ended up in the ring for an Evening Gown match.
Sable got outside help and ripped off Debra’s dress to retain her WWE Women’s Championship but Shawn Michaels, who was the Commissioner at that point, came out and changed the ruling. He basically said that he loved how Debra looked in her bra and panties and awarded her the title.
10 Miss Kitty
9 Bull Nakano
Ivory was in the business for more than twenty years. She started out with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 80s before joining up with the WWE during the 90s. She wasn’t real high on how the company put looks and sex appeal before actual wrestling and she took steps to try and do something about it.
6 Luna Vachon
Luna Vachon was part of some seriously bizarre story lines, even for the WWF. She made her first appearance in 1993 and became involved in several mix tag team rivalries, mostly which included Sensational Sherri and Bam Bam Bigelow. She went after the Women’s Championship which was held by Alundra Blayze at the time and failed. So she recruited Bull Nakano to go after the title and she eventually won it.
Sable was one of the most recognizable female athletes of the 90s. But it was all based on her looks and you can’t blame her for taking advantage of the situation. But as far as inside the ring goes, she just didn’t have what it took to impress.
The company let her ride the wave because of the large popularity that she had built up, but eventually her ego got out of control, while her wrestling skills didn’t get any better. She actually had the Women’s Championship taken away from her after winning a title defense against Debra in an Evening Gown match. That’s how bad she was. The company had grown tired of her abundance of ego and lack of skills, so they just came right into the ring and took the title away from her.
4 The Fabulous Moolah
3 Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon is an extremely smart woman outside of the ring. She has been a major factor in the company growing to the magnitude that it has. However the same can’t be said about her in-ring performance. When she won the WWF Women’s Championship she needed help from several people to take the title because she is a horrible wrestler. Nobody would have bought it if it didn’t happen that way.
Chyna was dubbed the Ninth Wonder of the World, because Andre the Giant was the eighth. Credit must be given for her physique and the energy that she brought to the ring. But the company played it much too hard and most of her stay in the WWE was obviously more along the lines of fantasy.
The way she destroyed any other woman that got into the ring with her just wasn’t real. Most would have put up more of a fight than they were allowed to. And the fact that she won the Intercontinental Championship twice and was once considered the number one contender for the WWE Championship, just made everything even more unbelievable.
1 Alundra Blayze
When Madusa joined the WWE they forced her to use the name Alundra Blayze. She held the Women’s Championship three different times and much like Chyna did, she destroyed opponents that she never would have if the outcomes weren’t predetermined. Sure maybe she would have won, but not in the dominating fashion that she did most of the time.
In 1995 after she had left the WWE for WCW, she threw the WWE Women’s Championship belt into a garbage can on a Monday Nitro show. That single move showed a lack of respect to the profession that nobody has ever reached before. And it clinches her the top spot on the list.
Sources: thesportster.com, whatculture.com, wwe.com, wikipedia.org, profightdb.com, bleacherreport.com
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