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Lists the various female wrestlers and personalities throughout the history of WWE. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


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     Debuted in the WWWF Era (1963-1984) 

The Fabulous Moolah (Mary Lillian Ellison) 1955-1987, 1998-2007

Winona Littleheart (Winona Barkley) late 1970s - mid 1980s

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Judy Martin (Judy Hardee) 1981, 1985-1990

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Velvet McIntyre 1982, 1984-1990

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Desiree Petersen 1984–1985, 1988

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Princess Victoria (Vicki Otis) 1983-1984

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Wendi Richter 1982, 1983-1985

     Debuted in the Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993) 

Jumping Bomb Angels - Noriyo Tateno (立野 記代), Itsuki Yamazaki

Leilani Kai (Patricia Schroeder) 1985-1990, 1994

Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ann Hulette) 1985-1992

Rockin' Robin (Robin Denise Smith) 1987-1990

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Sherri (Sherri Schrull, born Sherri Russell) 1987-1993

     Debuted in the New Generation Era (1993-1997) 

Alundra Blayze (Debra Ann Miceli) 1993-1995, 2018

Bertha Faye (Rhonda Ann Sing f.k.a. "Monster Ripper") 1995-1996

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Marlena/Terri Runnels (Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels) 1996-2004

Bull Nakano (ブルなかの, Nakano Keiko) 1994-1995

Sable (Rena Mero Lesnar, born Rena Greek) 1996-1999, 2003-2004

Sunny (Tamara Lynn Sytch) 1994-1998, 2009

Luna Vachon 1993-1994, 1997-2000

     Debuted in the Attitude Era (1997-2001) 

Nicole Bass (Nicole Bass-Fuchs) 1999

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  • Amazon Chaser: A somewhat twisted Real Life case. She filed a lawsuit against WWF and claimed she was sexually harassed by Steve Lombardi backstage. The suit was eventually dismissed however.
  • Arch-Enemy: Debra.
  • Brawn Hilda: A female bodybuilder, though not one of the typical Amazonian Beauty,variety.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: As a female bodybuilder, she was pretty strong.
  • Fan Disservice: She and Chyna participated in a bikini contest. Whether or not the disservice was intentional or not is up for debate.
  • The Dragon: Became the bodyguard to Sable following her 1999 heel turn.
  • Finishing Move: A chokeslam or a powerbomb.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappeared only months after she debuted.

Barbara Bush/B.B. (Katherine Dingman) 1999-2000

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  • Alliterative Name: At first.
  • Arch-Enemy: For the short time she was there, Ivory.
  • Bigger Is Better: In hyping the Miss Royal Rumble Swimsuit Competition, she asked Lawler if he thought the fans might want to see a "bigger show."
  • Clothing Damage: This was part of her debut, though before she was officially named. Jacqueline had defeated Ivory in a "Gravy Bowl Match" with Miss Kitty as the referee on the 1999 Thanksgiving Episode of SmackDown!. Kitty had something lodged in her throat and BB came down to giver her the Heimlich maneuver. Ivory attacked BB, tore her top open, so she was there in her bra, and threw her into the gravy.
    • Ivory ripped BB's shirt off again that following Monday on Raw.
  • Emergency Services: Her gimmick was of an EMT.
  • Non-Action Girl: Other than her appearance in the Evening Gown in a Pool match at WWF Armageddon 99, she was not used in an in-ring capacity.
  • Only Known by Initials: She was first introduced as Barbara Bush, but from that point on she became known as BB.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Not her, but Bubba Ray Dudley used one to set up the above item. Edge and Christian had defeated the Dudleys, and Bubba acted like he was injured, which naturally brought out BB. Cue tablebomb.

Chyna (Chyna, born Joan Marie "Joanie" Laurer) 1997-2001

See also: D-Generation X

Debra (Debra Gale Marshall) 1998-2002

Molly Holly (Nora Kristina Greenwald) 2000-2005, 2009, 2018

Ivory (Lisa Mary Moretti) 1999-2005, 2018

See also: Right to Censor

Jacqueline (Jacqueline DeLois Moore) 1998-2004, 2018

Lita (Amy Christine Dumas) 2000-2006, 2018

Miss Kitty/The Kat (Stacy Carter) 1999-2001

Ryan Shamrock (Alicia Nicole Webb) 1999

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Trish Stratus (Patricia Anne Stratigias) 2000-2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2019

Tori (Terri Poch) 1998-2001

Victoria (Lisa Marie Varon, née Sole) 2000-2009, 2021

Mae Young (Johnnie Mae Young) 1999-2000, 2003-2014

     Debuted in the InVasion Era (2001-2002) 

Jazz (Carlene Denise Moore-Begnaud) 2001-2004, 2006-2007

Stacy Keibler (Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler) 2001-2006

Nidia (Nidia Guenard) 2001-2004

Sara (Sara Chirie Frank, formerly Calaway) 2001, 2002

Queen Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman) 2001, 2005-2007, 2013

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Torrie Wilson (Torrie Anne Wilson) 2001-2008, 2009, 2018, 2021

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     Debuted in the Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008) 

Brooke Adams (Brooke Nichole Adams) 2006-2007

Ariel (Shelly Leonor Martinez) 2006-2007

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  • Absolute Cleavage: That top leaves almost nothing to the imagination.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She's Latina, but her heritage was never mentioned and began wearing makeup to appear pale once the vampire thing started.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kelly Kelly.
  • Cat Fight: Her debut match was an "Extreme Catfight" with Francine.
  • Fortune Teller: Was this until she became Kevin Thorn's valet.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: She participated in a Halloween costume contest with Kelly Kelly and Trinity...wearing the same vampire getup that she always did. That combined with Kelly's Fetish Retardant CM Punk-tribute attire more or less guaranteed Trinity's victory.
  • Gag Boobs: She rivals Jillian Hall in this area.
  • Minidress of Power: Her trademark outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: If vampires are your thing.
  • Panty Shot: Short skirts and thongs were her stock and trade. One of the infamous moments of ECW December to Dismember 2006, besides the low quality of the overall show, was how due to the short skirt she was wearing during her tag team match with Kevin Thorn against Kelly Kelly and Mike Knox, the camera caught a lot of these.
  • Put on a Bus: Was released after getting into a backstage altercation with Batista.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The New Breed was one strange bunch.
  • Power Stable: The New Breed.

Ashley (Ashley Marie Massaro) 2005-2008

Cherry (Kara Elizabeth Drew) 2007-2008

Francine (Francine Fournier) 2006

Jackie Gayda (Jacquelyn Gayda-Haas) 2002-2005, 2009.

Joy Giovanni 2004-2005, 2009

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  • Arch-Enemy: Amy Weber would probably be the biggest. She also had brief feuds with Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie and Melina.
  • Awesome McCoolname: You must admit, it's fun to say.
  • Cat Fight: Got into one with Amy Weber.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Like most Diva Search participants. She participated in a bikini contest against Torrie Wilson and was fond of shaking her assets for the fans.
  • Put on a Bus: Released in 2005 due to "budget cuts".
  • The Bus Came Back: Participated in the Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25.
  • Would Hit a Girl: She served as Big Show's on-screen girlfriend and ended up being targeted by Show's opponent JBL.

Jillian Hall (Jillian Faye Hall, born Jillian Faye Fletcher) 2005-2010, 2021

Christy Hemme (Christina Lee "Christy" Hemme) 2004-2005

Mickie James (Mickie Laree James-Aldis) 2005-2010, 2016-2021

Maria Kanellis (Maria Louise Kanellis-Bennett) 2004-2010, 2017-2020

Kelly Kelly (Barbara Jean Blank-Souray) 2006-2012, 2018

Gail Kim (Gail Kim-Irvine) 2002-2004, 2009-2011

Layla (Layla El-Young) 2006-2015

Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis) 2002-2005

Kristal Marshall 2005-2007

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  • Action Girl: She had some believable victories over Jillian(before her jobber period, that is) not long after coming in on Smackdown. On the other hand, this lead Kristal to feud with Ashley, whom she believed herself to be more talented than.
  • Beauty Contest: She was a beauty queen and a model before joining the company.
  • But Not Too Black: She had light hair and was fairly light-skinned.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She had blonde hair for a brief period.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Toward Ashley Massaro after she lost the diva search, setting up a Face–Heel Turn in the process.
  • May–December Romance: With Theodore Long, with the two set to have a Kayfabe wedding, only for Teddy to have a Kayfabe heart attack during it.
  • Meganekko: She wore glasses at times.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She participated in many bikini contests and even the odd bra-and-panties match.
  • Put on a Bus: Kristal was quietly released after the Teddy Long incident.

Maryse (Maryse Mizanin, née Ouellet) 2006-2011, 2016-

Michelle McCool (Michelle Leigh Calaway, née McCool) 2004-2011, 2018

Beulah McGillicutty (Trisa Laughlin, née Hayes) 2006, 2007

Melina (Melina Nava Perez) 2004-2011

Candice Michelle (Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich) 2004–2009

Beth Phoenix (Elizabeth Kocanski Copeland. neé Carolan) 2006-2012, 2018, 2019-

Shaniqua (Linda Miles) 2002-2004

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Teased with Benoit.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She was considered ugly by some but most, especially the wrestlers she managed and Tazz, thought she was fine.
  • Dominatrix: While managing the Bashams, she even had a whip (but not of the bullwhip variety).
  • The Giant: Though she's most known for managing Shelton Benjamin and the Basham Bros this was how she was in the ring when she started on SmackDown and was beating up Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Nidia and Scotty 2 Hotty. Turned around on her against Rikishi.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She was the tallest woman on Smackdown and was the second tallest woman to be on the main roster after Nicole Bass.
  • Voodoo Shark: She was "mistaken" for Shelton Benjamin, attacked by Bradshaw and removed from WWE television. The logical conclusion was to sell the injury she got even though WWE really took her off to get a boob job. When she returned WWE insisted on drawing attention to them by claiming it was due to swelling caused by Bradshaw's attack, which was so unconvincing it killed all the heat fans gave to the APA/Basham feud and lead to Shaniqua's release not long after. Worse, the increase wasn't as drastic as others in the past, like General Manager Stephanie McMahon's!
  • We Used to Be Friends: To Shelton Benjamin when she moved on to the Bashams and he was in the world's greatest tag team and Jackie Gayda, who betrayed her for Ivory and Molly Holly.
  • Weapon of Choice: The "Magic Stick"

Eve Torres (Eve Torres Gracie, born Eve Marie Torres) 2007-2013

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio) 2006-2007

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  • Amazonian Beauty: Claimed to have the best biceps in the business, and they were pretty impressive.
  • I Have the High Ground: Relied on the turnbuckle for a good deal of her offense, particularly her finishing move, fall from grace.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was "dressing" in police tape before Orlando Jordan made it (in)famous...though she never did it quite to the extent he did and mostly limited it to photo shoots. She even won a costume contest for it, and considering that she was against Kelly Kelly,note  that's saying something.
  • Power Stable: Managed The Full Blooded Italians.
  • Retired Badass: Retired to focus on her stunt work.
  • Signature Move: A standing shooting star press.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling stunt woman, this was not just a gimmick either, she really worked in both professions at once, being a stunt double for the likes of Jennifer Garner.

Krissy Vaine (Kristin Eubanks) 2007

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Amy Weber (Amy Marie Weber) 2004-2005

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  • Arch-Enemy: Joy Giovanni.
  • Catfight: Got into one with Joy.
  • Heel: JBL's "Image Consultant."
  • Ms. Fanservice: Typical of Diva Search girls.
  • Non Action Girl: Managed JBL and only wrestled once, defeating Joy by forfeit.
  • Power Stable: The Cabinet, led by JBL.
  • Put on a Bus: She requested her release in February 2005 because she was unsatisfied with the pay and was allegedly sexually harassed backstage. She compared the locker room to a "frat house".
  • Sexy Secretary: Dressed as this while part of The Cabinet.

Lena Yada 2007-2008

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  • Alpha Bitch: Turned heel in ECW and joined forces with Layla to beat up Kelly Kelly.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A former model.
  • Neutral Female: The first and only match thst she did have was a tag match that she was never tagged in for.
  • Ninja: Dressed as one for a costume contest at Cyber Sunday 2008.
  • Non Action Girl: Competed in the 2007 Diva Search contest. Once hired, she mostly served as a backstage interviewer and valet. Once she finally did have a match (which was a tag match that she was never tagged in to), she was subsequently let go.
  • Put on a Bus: Was released at the end of 2008, shortly after her in-ring debut, which was a tag match that she was never tagged in to.

     Debuted in the WWE Universe Era (2008-2011) 

Aksana (Živilė Raudonienė) 2010-2014

Brie Bella (Brianna Monique Danielson; née Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012, 2013-2016, 2018-2019

Nikki Bella (Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012, 2013-2019

Katie Lea Burchill (Katarina Leigh Waters) 2008-2010

Serena Mancini/Serena Deeb 2009-2010, 2017

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Alicia Fox (Victoria Elizabeth Crawford) 2008-2019, 2021

Kaitlyn (Celeste Beryl Bonin) 2010-2014, 2018-2019

AJ Lee (April Jeannette Brooks, née Mendez) 2010-2015

Maxine (Karlee Lelani Perez) 2010-2012

Rosa Mendes (Milena Leticia Roucka) 2008-2017

Naomi (Trinity Fatu, née McCray) 2010-

Natalya (Natalie "Nattie" Katherine Neidhart-Wilson) 2008-

Tamina Snuka (Sarona Polamalu, born Sarona Moana-Marie Reiher) 2010-

Tiffany (Taryn Nicole Dryden, née Terrell) 2008-2010

     Debuted in the WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014) 

Cameron (Ariane Nicole Andrew) 2011-2016

Kharma (Kia Stevens) 2011-2012

Eva Marie (Natalie Marie Coyle; née Nelson) 2013-2017, 2020-

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) 2013-2017

     Debuted in the Reality Era (2014-2016) 

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) 2015-

Charlotte Flair (Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr) 2015-

Emma (Tenille Dashwood) 2014-2017

Lana (Catherine Joy "C.J." Perry) 2014-2021

Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) 2015-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-2018

     Debuted in the New Era (2016-Present) 

Asuka (Kanako Urai) 2017-

Shayna Baszler 2020-

Bayley (Pamela Martinez) 2016-

Bianca BelAir (Bianca Crawford, née Blair) 2020-

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  • Alliterative Name: Bianca BelAir.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Look at those abs...
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Tough and badass you may be, but taking that braid across bare skin hurts like hell. And sounds like it does, too.
  • Braids of Action: Occasionally uses her very long hair to whip her opponents.
  • Catchphrase: "Girl."
  • Combat Pragmatist: Ain't No Rule, apparently, that states that you can't use your hair as a weapon.
  • Finishing Move: Currently using an Argentine Rack dropped into a Facebuster dubbed the KOD (Kiss of Death) she previously used the Alley-Oop and the Spear.
  • Happily Married: to Montez Ford.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Belair may be one of the best pure athletes in WWE, regardless of gender. She's tall and lean but very well-muscled (again, look at those abs...) She's strong enough to perform her KOD finisher on multiple women at once, and carry the 300-pound+ Otis on her shoulders a considerable distance. She's also a former track sprinter that can bust out a 450 splash from the top rope.
  • Logical Weakness: Her braid makes a good weapon, but an even better weak spot for opponents to exploit. The sight of opponents yanking her around by her braid is not uncommon.
  • Older Than They Look: Her in-ring look, mannerisms, and relative inexperience in pro wrestling aren't quite indicative of a 30-year-old.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A very long braid that hangs all the way down to her knees.
  • Red Baron "The EST of NXT/WWE", as in fastest, strongest, etc.
  • Signature Move: The Spear, which she previously used as a finisher. And there is also her hair whip.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Bianca typically competes separately from Montez Ford and doesn't manage him directly, but when Ford was poisoned by Zelina Vega in the lead-up to a championship match with Vega's team of Angel Garza and Andrade, Bianca inserted herself into the program, even going as far as to hunt Zelina down at her house and beat the crap out of her while she was in the middle of a Website/Twitch stream.
  • Whip It Good: Has a habit of using her hair to whip opponents in the face. It looks pretty badass. Downplayed more recently, as she relies more on her skill and athleticism than the hair gimmick as of late, saving the hair weapon for when it's time to get serious.
  • Wild Card/Tweener: Possesses the requisite heel nastiness and arrogance as well as a moveset, crowd-working ability, and Determinator attributes that lean more toward what is typical of WWE faces. As such, she's been able to serve as this to NXT's Women's Division. A perfect example of this is her interactions with Shayna Baszler, as she's both competed as a babyface against Shayna and served as a member of Shayna's heel team in a War Games match without really changing her character.

Alexa Bliss (Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman) 2016-

Dana Brooke (Ashley Mae Sebera) 2016-

Carmella (Leah Van Dale) 2016-

Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) 2019-

See also: SAnitY

Sonya Deville (Daria Berenato) 2017-

Jessamyn Duke (2020-2021)

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  • Amazonian Beauty: A Statuesque Stunner and regarded as the most conventionally beautiful of the MMA Horsewomen.
  • Co-Dragons: She and Marina Shafir are Shayna Baszler's cronies.
  • Satellite Character: The only Horsewomen who isn't characterized outside of being a member of the group. Shayna is The Leader and most decorated member, as she is the first two-time NXT Women's Champion and the runner-up of the inaugural WWE Mae Young Classic beforehand. Meanwhile, Shafir is at least known for being Roderick Strong's wife and was involved in her husband's pre-Undisputed Era storylines.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands 5'11". That's an inch taller than Charlotte Flair, who easily towers over most of her contemporaries in the main roster's Women's Division.

Lacey Evans (Macey Estrella) 2019-

Chelsea Green (Chelsea Anne Green) 2020-2021

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Nia Jax (Savelina Fanene) 2016-

Billie Kay (Jessica McKay) 2018-2021

Sarah Logan (Sarah Rowe, née Bridges) 2017-2020

See The Riott Squad.

Mercedes Martinez/Retaliation (Jazmin Benitez) 2020-

Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese) 2018-

Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio) 2017-

See also The Riott Squad.

Ruby Riott (Dori Prange) 2017-2021

See also The Riott Squad.

Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett) 2021-

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  • Alliterative Name: Rhea Ripley.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Tall, muscular and beautiful.
  • Anti-Hero: Even as a face she's arrogant, bloodthirsty and creatively violent.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her move sets are mostly power-based. It's not obvious from her gear but she's decently endowed.
  • Catchphrase: Fond of saying she will 'rip' certain things/people apart. Three guesses why that's a favorite word of hers.
  • Chained by Fashion: Some of her ring gear, including various jackets and pants she's worn, feature small dangling metal chains. These can also be seen on her name as shown on her titantron.
  • Character Development: At first, her Heel–Face Turn didn't mean much other than that she was primarily targeting heels she didn't like. The months that followed gradually changed this, with her coming to the aid of Piper Niven against Jinny and Jazzy Gabert, taking charge of the female faces of NXT following the announcement of a women's WarGames match and forming bonds with them as a result of fighting Team Baszler, and responding to Dakota Kai's heel turn and subsequent heelish behaviour by coming to the aid of Candice LeRae during a post-match beatdown by Kai and setting Kai up for an attack by Mia Yim after learning she'd sabotaged Team Ripley before they even reached the stage by taking out Yim to weasel her way onto the team during the WarGames Pre-Show. All-around Rhea is now decisively a face, albeit still with a hard edge in the form of her pre-existing character traits.
  • Dawn of an Era: Resurfaced in the new NXT UK brand and became the brand's first-ever Women's Champion a few weeks after its launch.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite turning face, she still wears black leather ring gear and has a rock metal entrance music.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: After Shayna Bazler dominated the NXT women's locker room for two whole years and held the NXT Women's champion for 400 days (along with a long undefeated streak), Rhea ended it at the December 18th, 2019 episode of NXT.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: She was a traditional Face wearing a different red gear in her debut in the first Mae Young Classic. She would debut her familiar look and attitude the following year.
  • Evil Wears Black: At least until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Subverted. At first her conflict with Shayna Baszler looked like it would be this, but then she tacitly turned face, and there went that.
  • Finishing Move: The Riptide, a pumphandle powerbomb.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Candice LeRae, and Mia Yim and Tegan Nox to a lesser extent, as a result of the build-up to TakeOver: WarGames. Dakota Kai would have been this if she hadn't betrayed all of them.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Her Heel–Face Turn hasn't removed her aggressive demeanor.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After a consistent run as a heel at WWE, she was switched to face for her feud with Shayna Baszler.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Black leather ring gear really demonstrates her dark and violent moods in the ring.
  • The Hero: Since moving to the main NXT roster, she has effectively become the highest ranking female face in NXT, and was positioned as being in prime position to take Shayna Baszler's NXT Women's Championship more or less from the first moment they came face to face. She now boasts the impressive accomplishments of scaring Shayna Baszler enough to make her force a disqualification during their championship match, leading the face team in NXT's first WarGames match to victory despite a two-to-four numbers disadvantage, and being the leader of NXT's Women's team at Survivor Series, which she also led to victory.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She was the one who goaded Charlotte Flair to challenge for her NXT title at WrestleMania 36 after winning the 2020 Women's Royal Rumble match. Charlotte ended up beating Rhea for her 12th championship.
  • Large and in Charge: When she led her team during the 2019 WarGames and Survivor Series events, she visibly towered over her teammates.
  • Metal Scream: Her entrance theme opens with a loud "THIS IS MY BRUTALITY!" followed by shrieking.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Despite her match with Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 36 being widely praised, a number of fans and even critics have noted their grunts to be too... "distracting".
  • Outside-Context Problem: Served as this to Shayna Baszler in NXT. Most of Baszler's past opponents, on top of being smaller/not as strong as Baszler physically, had come up through the ranks in the American NXT Women's locker room and were therefore subject to several months to years of Shayna's mind games and gang beatings by the Horsewomen. These would build to matches in front of massive crowds at Takeover events, whereas she rarely fought full matches with any stakes on the Wednesday night shows, creating an atmosphere where Baszler was already in opponents' heads before matches started, giving her a psychological advantage on top of her physical dominance. Rhea had established herself in the UK first and had already won a title, and as a result wasn't remotely afraid of Shayna. She was also one of the first superstars (except possibly Bianca Belair) who was Baszler's physical equal, perhaps even superior. Their match ended up being on the last live weekly show of the year (as the following Wednesday fell on Christmas). Baszler found herself somewhat on the back foot because of this combination of factors and eventually ended up losing her championship.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: She's as brash and aggressive after turning Face as she was when she was a Heel, gradually becoming a compassionate babyface without losing her hard edge. Given her lawyer-friendly cosplay of Vegeta at WrestleMania 36, her path to that point was clearly inspired.
  • Statuesque Stunner: An Amazonian Beauty standing at 5'9.
  • Tournament Arc: Competed in the first two Mae Young Classics, and then won the 2018 NXT UK tournament for the newly instated NXT UK Women's Championship.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When Rhea chose Mia Yim as the final member of her WarGames team, she also used the wrong words to Dakota Kai, telling her that "she didn't make the cut". She didn't mean anything by it, but given that Dakota was already having a terrible night, including failing to prove herself and being defeated by Shayna Baszler for the fourth time, Rhea accidentally laid the groundwork for Dakota's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Ur-Example:
    • The inaugural NXT UK Women's Champion. She also led the victorious team in the first ever female WarGames match.
    • As of her 2019 defeat of Shayna Baszler, she is the first competitor in WWE to hold a singles title on NXT brands in multiple countriesnote , as she has held both the American and United Kingdom NXT Women's Championships.
  • Use Your Head: Beginning at NXT Takeover: Wargames (2019), she would frequently use headbutts during her matches.

Mandy Rose (Amanda Saccomanno) 2017-

Ronda Rousey (Ronda Jean Rousey) 2018-

Peyton Royce (Cassie McIntosh) 2018-2021

Kairi Sane (Kaori Housako) 2019-2020

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  • The Ace: According to Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer Newsletter, she, along with Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani, are three best female wrestlers in the world. Kairi does not boast a very wide arsenal or exceptional strength, but her charismatic persona has her captivating every audience she performs for, and what moves she does, she does so well it can be watched on repeat forever and looks as devastating as if a 300lb shredded man did it.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Kairi's been working on her legs and biceps for a while now, and she shows progress.
  • Arch-Enemy: Shayna Baszler, a rivalry that began since the Mae Young Classic in 2017 in which Kairi defeated Shayna in the Finals. When Baszler debuted at NXT, the first thing she did was attacked Kairi from behind. In February 2018, the two had a match in which Shayna won. Fast forward a few months later, Shayna is the reigning NXT Women's Championship and belittled Kairi for not accomplishing anything since the Mae Young Classic. For the latter half of 2018, the two continue their rivalry with the NXT Women's Championship on the line, with Kairi winning it on NXT TakeOver Brookyln IV but dropping it a few months later at Evolution and failing to reclaim it at TakeOver WarGames II. The feud intensified when Shayna brought in her MMA buddies to interfere in their matches while Kairi is aided by Io Shirai and Dakota Kai and ultimately ended when Kairi Sane was called up to the main roster, but not before getting brutalized by Baszler and the Horsewomen.
  • Badass Adorable: Her cute face belies a ferocious competitor who's not to be taken lightly. Applies in Real Life as well since she's no less amiable a person as is the character she portrays, and as any other wrestler, she's not the person you'd want to pick a fight with.
  • Bash Brothers: Or sister; on NXT she teamed up with Io Shirai as a tag team called the Sky Pirates, while on the main roster she's been paired with Asuka as a tag team called the Kabuki Warriors.
  • Break the Cutie: Quite literally, courtesy of Shayna Baszler and her squad, who injured Kairi's arm on various occasions. On the last NXT show before Kairi was called up to the main roster, not only did they beat Kairi up and kayfabe break her arm, but forced Io Shirai to watch it for bonus points.
  • Evil Makeover: After she and Asuka turned heel she began gradually changing up her appearance and gear, ditching her pirate garb for gear that resembled a Japanese noblewoman's and abandoning her wheel and telescope for a parasol. She also got whisker-like warpaint on her face, and a lot of her ring gear was turned black and gold.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At Hell in a Cell 2019 the Kabuki Warriors turned heel after Asuka sprayed green mist from her mouth into Nikki Cross's eyes (a long-standing traditional heel tactic in Japanese wrestling) and kicked her in the face. This allowed them to win the Women's Tag Team Championship belts.
  • Finishing Move: A diving elbow drop known as the "Insane Elbow". She also uses a Cross-Legged Boston Crab known as "The Anchor".
  • Giggling Villain: As a heel she spends a LOT of time chortling, guffawing or cackling. She practically doubles as Asuka's laugh track.
  • Happily Married: She's announced her marriage on her Twitter and Instagram.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After she's congratulating Becky Lynch and celebrate Asuka's championship victory before interrupt by Nia Jax.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Io Shirai and Asuka.
  • I Have the High Ground: The height she gets on her "Insane Elbow" has to be seen to be believed.
  • Meaningful Name: Her in-ring name 'Kairi' means "ocean village", derived from the Japanese 'kai' for "sea/ocean" - perfect for a Pirate Princess.
  • Nice Hat: A snazzy-looking tricorn.
  • Older Than They Look: Look at that face. Would you believe for a second that she's 30?
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She may be a rather short woman, but her elbow drop is absolutely deadly.
  • Pirate Girl: Her longstanding entrance gear evoked a pirate captain's outfit. Subverted after she abandoned the pirate gimmick once she and Asuka were heels.
  • Precision F-Strike: In a PG show no less, she delivered one to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair while interrupting a Miz TV session on the October 7, 2019 edition of Raw. Ironically, she and Asuka weren't speaking English so most people couldn't tell.
    Kairi: (in Japanese) You [Charlotte and Becky] look tired...so tonight, we're going to...BEAT THE SHIT...out of you.
  • Red Baron: "The Pirate Princess".
  • Signature Move: The Sliding D, a sliding elbow strike to a cornered opponent. The Interceptor, a striking Spear.
  • Sky Pirate: When teaming with the "Genius of the Sky" Io Shirai, they are called the "Sky Pirates".
  • Tournament Arc: Debuted during the inaugural Mae Young Classic (2017) and was its first winner.
  • Use Your Head: Whenever she is on the top rope or on the apron, chances are she is going to knock her opponent down with a headbutt. This is usually followed by her signature elbow drop.

Marina Shafir (2020-)

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Zelina Vega (Thea Megan Trinidad) 2018-2020

Mia Yim/Reckoning (Stephanie Bell) 2020-

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  • Anti-Hero: Her feud with Shayna Baszler saw her evolve into a Combat Pragmatist often seen using the same brutal sneak attack tactics employed by heels. In her case, though, it's partly out of necessity as Shayna's Girl Posse tends to get involved in her matches, and she was very concerned with standing up for the trainees and other wrestlers Shayna was bullying all the time.
  • Attack Hello: Has snuck up on Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke like this. In Duke's case, she didn't even see Mia until after the latter slammed her arm in a gym locker.
  • Battle Couple: Her Real Life relationship with Keith Lee made it to the screen in 2020, as an angle on NXT pitted them against the heel-turned Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae.
  • Cool Mask: As a part of Retribution.
  • The Dark Chick: As Reckoning
  • Finishing Move: An arm-trap variation of the Overdrive, she's dubbed "Protect Ya Neck."
    • Previously she used an inverted stomp facebreaker which has been called "Seoul Food" and "Eat Defeat." She's since used it as a signature move.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She's African-American on her father's side and Korean on her mother's. She calls herself the "Blasian Baddie" due to this.
  • Precision F-Strike:
  • Red Baron: The HBIC, or "Head Baddie In Charge". Also Blasian Baddie.
  • Signature Move: Code Blue (a delayed sunset flip powerbomb).
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: Mia has a lot of urban, inner-city affect about her, such as her baseball cap and scarf entrance gear and speech manmerisms, and expresses pride in her background by calling herself "the rose that grew from concrete". On the flipside, some of the heels in the NXT women's locker room (namely Vanessa Borne and Aliyah and Shayna Baszler) look down on her for it and call her a street rat or some such.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: She debuted as a heel on the main roster in RAW as a member of Retribution and change ring name to Reckoning despite being face in NXT.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: Wears one as part of her entrance.
  • Tournament Arc: Debuted in the 2017 Mae Young Classic. Came back in 2018 for a return tour shortly before signing to NXT as a full-time competitor.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She does.
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