Bianca Belair makes history once again.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced that Bianca Belair has topped the Women's 150, beating out Utami Hayashishita, Deonna Purrazzo, and Britt Baker.
Belair had a banner year, winning the Royal Rumble and winning the SmackDown Women's Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 37 night one. She finished 23rd in last year's rankings, which was topped by Bayley.
BREAKING: As revealed by PWI Contributing Writer @KristenAshly on the latest episode of @ReneePaquette's Oral Sessions, WWE superstar @BiancaBelairWWE is the #1 ranked wrestler in this year’s #Womens150.— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) October 21, 2021
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PWI expanded the list from 100 to 150 this year.
The PWI Women's 150 was assembled with input from experts in the field. Several factors were used as ranking criteria, including wins & losses, quality of competition and cultural impact. The evaluation period ran from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
- Bianca Belair (WWE)
- Utami Hayashishita (Stardom)
- Deonna Purrazzo (Impact)
- Britt Baker (AEW)
- Thunder Rosa (AEW)
- Sasha Banks (WWE)
- Siri (Stardom)
- Io Shirai (NXT)
- Tam Nakano (Stardom)
- Raquel Gonzalez (NXT)
Belair is set to challenge for the SmackDown Women's Championship at WWE Crown Jewel when she faces Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match.
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