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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

Judy Martin (Judy Hardee) 1981, 1985-1990

Velvet McIntyre 1982, 1984-1990

Desiree Petersen 1984–1985, 1988

Princess Victoria (Vicki Otis) 1983-1984

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

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
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Fat Comic Relief: About all she was good for in Vince Russo's WCW. While in poor taste, she still decimated the waifish Nitro Girls.
  • Finishing Move: Powerbomb.
  • The Giant: She was not any taller than Alundra Blayze or Bull Nakano but was much heavier and very difficult to move
  • Plucky Comic Relief: When not beating up other wrestlers.
  • Stout Strength.
  • Villain Decay: Someone on the booking team decided that she should not be allowed to use the same power moves male wrestlers were using. She couldn't come up with enough not-taken moves to really command matches anymore, reducing Bertha from dominant villain into a Joke Character.

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
  • 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
  • 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, 2022

Ivory (Lisa Mary Moretti) 1999-2005, 2018, 2022

See also: Right to Censor

Jacqueline (Jacqueline DeLois Moore) 1998-2004, 2018

Lita (Amy Christine Dumas) 2000-2006, 2018, 2022

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

Ryan Shamrock (Alicia Nicole Webb) 1999

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

Torrie Wilson (Torrie Anne Wilson) 2001-2008, 2009, 2018, 2021, 2022

     Debuted in the Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008) 

Brooke Adams (Brooke Nichole Adams) 2006-2007

Ariel (Shelly Leonor Martinez) 2006-2007

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
  • Arch-Enemy: Amy Weber would probably be the biggest. She also had brief feuds with Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie and Melina.
  • The Bus Came Back: Participated in the Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25.
  • Cat Fight: Got into one with Amy Weber.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She served as Big Show's on-screen girlfriend and was the Tiny Girl to his Huge Guy.
  • 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".

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, 2022

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

Kelly Kelly (Barbara Jean Blank-Souray) 2006-2012, 2018, 2022

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2022

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

Melina (Melina Nava Perez) 2004-2011, 2022

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

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

Shaniqua (Linda Miles) 2002-2004
  • 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.

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

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio) 2006-2007
  • Amazonian Beauty: Claimed to have the best biceps in the business, and they were pretty impressive.
  • 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

Amy Weber (Amy Marie Weber) 2004-2005

Lena Yada 2007-2008
  • 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, 2022

Nikki Bella (Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace) 2008-2012, 2013-2019, 2022

Katie Lea Burchill (Katarina Leigh Waters) 2008-2010

Serena Mancini/Serena Deeb 2009-2010, 2017

Alicia Fox (Victoria Elizabeth Crawford) 2008-2019, 2021, 2022

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

A.J. 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) 2010-2023

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, 2022

Kharma (Kia Stevens) 2011-2012

Eva Marie (Natalie Marie Coyle; née Nelson) 2013-2017, 2021

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) 2013-2017, 2022

     Debuted in the Reality Era (2014-2016) 

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado) 2015-2022

Charlotte Flair (Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr) 2015-

Emma (Tenille Dashwood) 2014-2017, 2022-2023

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

Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin) 2015-

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) 2014-2018

     Debuted in the New Era (2016-2023) 

Aliyah (Nhooph Al-Areebi) 2021-2023

Asuka (Kanako Urai) 2017-

Shayna Baszler (Shayna Andrea Baszler) 2020-

Bayley (Pamela Martinez) 2016-

Bianca Bel Air (Bianca Crawford, née Blair) 2020-

Shotzi Blackheart/Shotzi (Ashley Urbanski) 2021-

Alexa Bliss (Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman) 2016-

Dana Brooke (Ashley Mae Sebera) 2016-2023

Carmella (Leah Van Dale) 2016-

Nikki Cross/Nikki A.S.H (Nicola Glencross) 2019-

See also: SAnitY

Sonya Deville (Daria Berenato) 2017-

Jessamyn Duke (2020-2021)
  • 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.

Doudrop/Piper Niven (Kimberly Benson) 2021-

Maxxine Dupri (Sydney Zmrzel) 2022-

  • Incompletely Trained/Reality Subtext: Maxxine was in NXT very briefly under the name Sofia Cromwell and didn't get the chance to do much of any in-ring work on television before her shock callup in 2022 to act as a manager to the Maximum Male Models. When she joined the Alpha Academy and began wrestling, her real-life inexperience and status of having to learn on the job was incorporated into storyline, with Chad Gable being cast as her trainer onscreen trying to get her prepared for her very first match.
  • Power Stable: She's the current manager of Maximum Male Models. Later left to join the Alpha Academy.

Lacey Evans (Macey Estrella) 2019-2023

Raquel Gonzalez/Rodriguez (Victoria Gonzalez) 2022-
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her being a Perpetual Frowner was a telling sign that she wasn't approachable in the beginning unless someone earned her trust.
  • Aliterate Name: As Raquel Rodriguez.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Tall, beautiful, and built and wrestles like a brute. Her entrance in fact focuses a lot on her having a massive, muscular back.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: With Dakota Kai. Then again with Liv Morgan.
  • The Brute: She has a brutal smashmouth style of wrestling and enjoys brutalizing other women.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • She's also been compared to Diesel during his run as Shawn Michaels' heavy, with Mauro Ranallo even bestowing on her the nickname "Big Mama Cool" to reflect this.note  Other similarities include her height relative to the rest of her division and her usage of an elevated powerbomb as a finisher.
    • The explanation for her joining a smaller heel wrestler, because she empathized with her, is very close to Erick Rowan joining Daniel Bryan.
  • Finishing Move: The "Chingona Bomb", a one-handed powerbomb. It was renamed the "Texana Bomb" shortly after her move to the main roster.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Via Bilingual Bonus.
    • In Mexican Spanish, "chingón"/"chingona" roughly means "the greatest", but is also considered vulgar in Spanish to the point of being considered a curse word (akin to "badass"). WWE, while famously PG, has its programming in English, and as such has no problem using it. It was finally averted once she moved to the main roster though; while "chingona" was uncensored in her first match, it was censored for her second. Her finisher was renamed the "Texana Bomb" afterwards.
    • During a promo where she was confronted by Franky Monet, Raquel threatened to shove Franky's poodle pet "up [Franky's] culo". "Culo" means "ass" or "asshole" in Spanish, but once again, no problem being used in English-speaking WWE.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Turned babyface just shortly after winning the NXT Women's Championship, when her former partner, Dakota Kai, turned her back on Raquel, eyeing up the championship for herself.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Like her former rival and WarGames 2021 partner Io Shirai, she's very fond of leather pants.
  • The Giant: She's 6 feet tall, causing her to tower over the rest of her division.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Who's 'we'?" after announcing that "they" (not "she") wants to reclaim the Women's Tag Team Championships that they never lost.
  • Red Baron: La Chingona, Big Mami Cool.
  • Sudden Name Change: Upon joining the main roster, her last name became Rodriguez. This is due to Chelsea Green and Keith Lee's legal disputes with WWE over merchandise money caused Vince McMahon to reharden his stance against newly called-up or signed talent using their real or preexisting names.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6 feet tall and an Amazonian Beauty.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In 2020-2021, going from Dakota's heavy to a dominant singles star in her own right, culminating with her winning the NXT Women's Championship.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Dakota Kai. She views helping her as an act of solidarity with a kindred spirit downtrodden and abandoned by the rest of the NXT Women's Division.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Dakota Kai since Raquel's Heel–Face Turn after her winning the NXT Women's Championship.

Chelsea Green (Chelsea Anne Cardona) 2020-2021, 2023-

Xia Li (Zhao Xia) 2021-
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed, but Xia was one of several NXT wrestlers who showed up for the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble match, and since then has gradually moved up the card after primarily working house shows for most of her time with the company.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is respectful to both allies and opponents so long as they do not disrespect her. Notably, she opened her fights during the Mae Young Classic by bowing to her opponents. But insult or slap her and she'll remind you that she's a highly-trained martial artist whose kicks pack a punch.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has a short bob cut and throws a mean kick.
  • Combat Hand Fan: She walks to the ring with such a fan, although she's never used it as a weapon.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After a losing streak she snapped, went through Training from Hell with Boa, and came back a ruthless warrior who brutally dismantled her opponents in the ring and often continued to beat on them even after winning at the direction of Mei Ying.
  • Finishing Move: A cyclone kick.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Taynara Conti, another female NXT wrestler whose gimmick incorporates martial arts (judo, in her case). They have fought together and opposite each other, and gotten along fairly well each time.
  • I Know Karate: As the announcers never hesitate to remind you, she knows kung fu, taekwondo and other martial arts. She incorporates such moves into her fighting style.
  • Kick Chick: Uses kicks a lot in her moveset, with some variation of a kick usually functioning as her Finishing Move.
  • Minidress of Power: Generally wears one as part of her ring gear.
  • Red Baron: "The Protector", since joining the main roster.

Nia Jax (Savelina Fanene) 2016-2021, 2023

Dakota Kai (Cheree Crowley) 2022-
  • Arch-Enemy: Dakota has been tormented by Shayna Baszler since the start of 2018, being Shayna's first victim in her NXT debut match. Following encounters had Shayna intimidating Dakota to the point she couldn't do anything. During a title match against Shayna a few months later, Dakota was too scared to fight and lost the match without putting up much offense. The feud eventually has Dakota allying with fellow Shayna rivals Io Shirai and Kairi Sane, and Taking a Level in Badass by the time of their third match (she still lost, but put Baszler through a lot more punishment along the way).
  • Breaking the Fellowship: One of three ladies, the other two being her Team Kick partner Tegan Nox and Candice LeRae, who shared a friendship so close they likened it more to a sisterhood. When she chose to violently assault and betray Tegan and abandon Candice and Rhea Ripley to a 2-on-4 disadvantage in their WarGames match, Candice was in visible shock.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Dakota's entire ordeal of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Shayna Baszler, culminating in a spirited but unambiguous defeat at Baszler's hands. Bianca Belair seems to be stepping into the role of Kai's next tormentor.
    • After spending nearly the whole of 2019 recovering from a torn ACL, Dakota returns hoping to capture the NXT Women's Championship, only for her return to be overshadowed by her friend Tegan Nox, who also returned from a long injury. When the first women's WarGames was announced, Dakota was hoping to be one of Rhea Ripley's team only for Mia Yim to be called in instead, especially after she lost to Shayna for the fourth time. It took an attack on Mia Yim the night of the event for Ripley to finally insert Dakota into the match… but by that time she was already broken. See below…
  • Cavalry Betrayal: At NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019. She was drafted to Rhea Ripley's WarGames team after a mystery assailant took out Mia Yim before the PPV started. But after she was let out of the cage, she turned back and attacked her friend Tegan Nox, leaving her unable to compete, and left Ripley and Candice LeRae to face a four-on-two numbers disadvantage. And then she later revealed (confirmed, really) that she was the one who took out Mia so she could get herself into position for this.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Since becoming a heel she has taken to coming to the ring with Tegan Nox's knee brace, which she ripped off her leg at WarGames.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Her heel turn was motivated by being left out of Rhea Ripley's WarGames team, which is understandable but doesn't justify the lengths she went to for revenge, or what she did to Mia Yim and Tegan Nox.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • The suddenness and vicious physicality of her Face–Heel Turn, as well as her post-betrayal behavior (including said betrayal being symbolically represented in part by a knee brace), is taking some obvious cues from the now-infamous heel turn of Tommaso Ciampa on Johnny Gargano a couple years earlier.
    • Besides the sudden and vicious nature of her turn against a established teammate, the fact that she would afterwards take credit for the success of the team via putting a twist on a Red Baron she had during her run with said team ("The Captain of Team Kick"), recalls Seth Rollins's infamous turn on The Shield, and how afterwards he would use the nickname he was given during his run with the stable, "The Architect of the Shield", to take credit for its success.
    • Her use of a much larger wrestler as an enforcer after said larger wrestler helped her win a match recalls Daniel Bryan during his Planet's Champion phase.
    • Her being joined by a larger wrestler is also the latest in a long line of acts very reminiscent of Shawn Michaels during the time he adopted Diesel as his heavy. And going back to the Face–Heel Turn against a tag team partner, Michaels of course made the mother of all turns against Marty Jannetty.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: A key factor of her Face–Heel Turn in 2019. Despite the hype of her return, she immediately becomes The Chew Toy again which include getting her face sprayed by Asuka's green mist. Then, when Rhea Ripley is finding members for the upcoming WarGames match, both Tegan Nox and Candice LeRae were immediately chosen while she needs to compete in a match against Shayna Baszler in order to prove herself. Not only did she lose the match, but Rhea chose Mia Yim to be the final member of the team while Dakota was told straight to her face that "she's just not cut out for it".
  • Evil Costume Switch: Went from very colorful outfits to wearing a lot more black after her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Evil Wears Black: Her Evil Costume Switch above saw her ditch her colorful wrestling gears in favor of darker and muted colors.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Perhaps not coincidentally, her hair is styled very differently during the night of her Face–Heel Turn, and has kept it that way since.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Viciously attacking her friend Tegan for seemingly no reason, including removing her knee brace to attack her surgically-repaired leg. The commentary team were aghast. And that was after she hospitalized Mia Yim so she could take her place on Team Ripley, specifically to set herself up for the attack on Tegan.
  • Finishing Move: The Kairopractor (a sunset flip into a double knee backbreaker). She previously used a double foot stomp from the top rope. After returning from injury, she adopted a finisher called "Go To Kick" which is similar to the GTS but involves her kicking with her foot instead of her knee.
  • Hard Head: During her Progress Wrestling Chapter 71 match, Jinny delivered several headbutts to Dakota, only for them to hurt Jinny more. Dakota shouted "I'm Samoan!" before dropping Jinny with a headbutt of her own. She delivered one in a similar fashion to Vanessa Borne in NXT.
  • Jobber: Her first appearance in NXT was being squashed by Nia Jax in 2015 before signing in 2017.
  • Kick Chick: Her offense includes a ton of kicks, to the point where she is called the Captain of Team Kick.
    Corey Graves: You talk about superstars that have educated feet; Dakota Kai's got a PhD.
  • Oh, Crap!: She is clearly scared out of her mind whenever Shayna Baszler appears, as Shayna had previously attempted to break her arm during a match that kept her sidelined for weeks.
  • Power Trio: Currently, she's one-third of Damage CTRL with Bayley and IYO Sky.
  • Precision F-Strike: After her Face–Heel Turn. Production truck cut that, but after viciously attacking Tegan Nox, Kai called Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae "filthy cunts".
  • Red Baron: The Captain of Team Kick.
  • Shovel Strike: Starting at NXT: Halloween Havoc 2021, she started using a shovel as part of her deranged, banshee-like persona.
  • Signature Move: A pair of running Big Boots to a cornered opponent. One while the opponent is standing, followed by another while the opponent is sitting.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Debuted in the main roster in 2022 as part of an evil Power Trio with Bayley and IYO SKY, being a Face in her last appearance in NXT months prior. Notably, she just pulled a Heel–Face Turn then after being a Heel for over two years.
  • Use Your Head: Even though the majority of her striking arsenal consists of kicks, she sometimes favors the use of headbutts in her matches.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Raquel Gonzalez. She views her as her only true friend in the division, until Dakota betrays her on July 27th, 2021.
  • Waif-Fu: As one of the smallest women in WWE, her opponents nearly always have a size advantage on her. Needless to say, that doesn't prevent Dakota from kicking the crap out of them.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After a controversial ending for the Women's Tag Team Championship, William Regal introduces the NXT counterpart for the title and awards Dakota and Raqual as the inagural champions, finally giving Dakota her first title in six years. However, their reign is short lived as they lost the championship to Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart on the same night.

Billie Kay (Jessica McKay) 2018-2021

Candice Lerae (Candice LeRae Gargano, née Dawson) 2022-

Sarah Logan/Valhalla (Sarah Rowe, née Bridges) 2017-2020, 2022-

See The Riott Squad.

Mercedes Martinez/Retaliation (Jazmin Benitez) 2020-2021

Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese) 2018-2021

Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio) 2017-

See also The Riott Squad.

Tegan Nox (Steffanie Newell) 2021, 2022-
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Was viciously beat down by her friend Dakota Kai and left unable to compete at WarGames. The sheer pain as a result of it left her screaming bloody murder and openly weeping, to the point she was unable to compete. And yet according to a tweet she made a day or two later, the emotional pain of it was worse than the physical.
  • Finishing Move: The Shiniest Wizard, a shining wizard attack using her leg with the titanium knee brace. This move is a holdover from her earlier identity as Nixon Newell at Fight Club: Pro.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Has had serious issues with her knees, where consecutive freak injuries in the Mae Young Classic kept her out of the ring for the better part of two years. (Invariably, this gets worked into Kayfabe where Heel opponents will always go after her knees.) Dakota Kai exploited this for huge heat during her Face–Heel Turn, which basically consisted of a few attacks followed by about 30 seconds of Kai rapid-fire-slamming a cage door onto Nox's knee in a frenzy. Unfortunately, 2020 would see her suffer yet another legitimate injury to her ACL, which would result in her missing most of that year.
  • A Shared Suffering: She and Dakota Kai had knee injuries within a few months of each other and did rehab training together, sparking up a friendship.
  • Tag Team: Returned as part of one with Dakota Kai in NXT before Dakota's Face–Heel Turn. On Smackdown she's teamed up with Shotzi.
  • Use Your Head: She is likely to do this at least once per match.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Has started modeling her ring gear on the outfit of Carol Danvers as seen in Captain Marvel (2019), complete with airforce bomber jacket.

Ruby Riott (Dori Prange) 2017-2021

See also The Riott Squad.

Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett) 2021-

Mandy Rose (Amanda Rose Saccomanno) 2017-2022

Ronda Rousey (Ronda Jean Rousey) 2018-2019, 2022-

Peyton Royce (Cassandra McIntosh) 2018-2021

Kairi Sane (Kaori Housako) 2019-2020
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: Her in-ring name 'Kairi' means "ocean village", derived from the Japanese 'kai' for "sea/ocean" - perfect for a Pirate Princess.
  • 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 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.

Scarlett (Elizabeth Chihaia) 2022-

Marina Shafir (2020-2021)

Io Shirai/IYO SKY (Masami Odate) 2022-

Toni Storm (Toni Rossall) 2021

Zelina Vega (Thea Megan Trinidad Budgen) 2018-2020, 2021-

Mia Yim/Reckoning/Michin (Stephanie Hym Lee, nee Bell) 2020-2021, 2022-
  • 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.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent for several months following the disbandment of Retribution, she returns on November 7 episode of Raw, aiding The O.C. against The Judgement Day.
  • Cool Mask: As a part of Retribution.
  • 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.
  • In-Series Nickname: Much like Pete Dunne as Butch, The OC began publicly coining the nickname "Michin" for Mia, meaning "crazy" in Korean, which WWE toyed with applying as a new ring name. Subverted in that this was her idea, as when The OC approached her about needing a nickname she told them how her Korean mother would call her crazy whenever she did something mischievous as a child. Still, after enough fan backlash, it was decided that she would keep the Mia Yim name, announced to the ring as "Michin" Mia Yim.
  • Power Stable:
  • 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 Versus 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.

     Debuted in the TKO Era (2023-present) 

Kayden Carter (Allyssa "Lacey" Lane)
  • Life of the Party: She and Kacy "Katana Chance" Catanzaro started taking up the party animal lifestyle in late 2021.
  • Tag Team: Frequently pairs together with Kacy Catanzaro as Team Ninja.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Xia Li after she joined Tian Sha and Kayden and Kacy failed to bring her back to being a Face.

Kacy Catanzaro/Katana Chance (Kacy Catanzaro)
  • Life of the Party: She and Kayden Carter started taking up the party animal lifestyle in late 2021, which wound up playing nicely into her Sudden Name Change as Katana Chance when an edict came down in April 2022 stamping out non-WWE-created ring names for developmental talent and new call-ups.
  • Meaningful Name: Katana Chance bears the same initials as both her real name of Kacy Catanzaro and her tag team partner's ring name of Kayden Carter, not to mention having the exact same amount of letters and syllables as her partner's name. In addition, it evokes both her American Ninja Warrior background and her party animal persona.
  • Put on a Bus: Requested her release from WWE at one point and even retired for a time because of injuries and doubts about continuing in the wrestling business. The Bus Came Back several months later and she has been heavily involved on television ever since.
  • Tag Team: Frequently pairs together with Kayden Carter as Team Ninja.
  • Waif-Fu: Most of Kacy's offense. Listed at 5' tall and 95 lbs., she is likely the smallest in-ring competitor in WWE, full stop, and is a former gymnast.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Xia Li after she joined Tian Sha and Kacy and Kayden failed to bring her back to being a Face.

Isla Dawn (Courtney Stewart) 2023-present

  • Cool Teacher: Was trained by Aleister Black. Which isn't really brought up much on programming, but may also explain quite a bit about her onscreen character (see Dark Is Not Evil).
  • The Corrupter: Isla, a former face in NXT UK who debuted as a heel on the main NXT, got into the head of Alba Fyre, a former heel in NXT UK who turned face on the main NXT, and turned her back over to the dark side in more ways than one to form a deadly alliance.
  • Dark Is Evil: Plays a "witch" character with occultist overtones, and her first course of action on NXT 2.0 was to antagonize and corrupt Alba Fyre back into a heel.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite her interest in the occult, she operated as a face in the UK.
  • Hot Witch: Dresses like a provocative heel wrestler, has her share of sensuous mannerisms, and routinely partakes in backstage vignettes involving hexes, spirits, and rituals.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Established herself on the stateside version of NXT by costing Alba Fyre the NXT Championship and antagonizing her for months.

Alba Fyre (Kayleigh Rae) 2023-present

  • Batter Up!: Alba Fyre is typically carrying a baseball bat. A flaming baseball bat. And can and will use it in the right context.
  • The Corrupter:
    • When she tortured Toni Storm in an I Quit match for the NXT UK Women's championship. It resulted in Toni's first Face–Heel Turn on the November 25th, 2021 edition of WWE NXT.
    • Was placed on the other end of this by Isla Dawn in late 2022 into early 2023, resulting in her first Face–Heel Turn since becoming Alba Fyre.
  • Evil Redhead: She has dyed red hair and is mostly a Heel.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Her brief face run on NXT culminated in a feud with Isla Dawn which turned out to be Isla's means of getting into Alba's head, initiating her into Isla's occultic ways as they joined together in a heel duo.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Right after saving Io Shirai from the attacks of Toxic Attraction, and since then, she's now an Anti-Hero and later an outright Face as Alba Fyre.
  • Manipulative Bitch: An expert at psychological warfare.
  • Meaningful Rename: After years of being known as Kay Lee Ray, she turned up in a vignette using the new WWE-ordered ring name Alba Fyre in 2022, where she talked about retracing her past to unlock her true self. The name also matches well with her red hair and daredevil nature.
  • Red Baron: The Scottish Daredevil, or The Scary Queen of Scots.
  • Odd Friendship: With Io Shirai, who barely showed any kind of empathy to anyone, even her former tag partner Zoey Stark. Resulted in a sort of Heel–Face Turn for her.
  • Use Your Head: Staying true to her Scottish heritage, she often precedes her finishing move with a Glasgow Kiss.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: A prominent Heel known for her distinct cheekbones.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Toni Storm.

Indi Hartwell (Samantha De Martin) 2023-present

Zoey Stark (Theresa Serrano) 2023-present
  • Face–Heel Turn: After failing to win the tag titles from Katana Chance and Kayden Carter on the November 8, 2022 edition of NXT, Zoey turned on Nikkita Lyons by hitting her with one of the tag team titles and finishing off the attack with a sliding kick for good measure.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After she unable to help her mentor inside the steel cage at Payback against Becky Lynch, Trish berates her and gets a slap to the face for her trouble. This would be the last straw when Zoey knocks the Hall of Famer out with a knee to the face.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When she teamed up with Io to take the tag titles from The Way, Zoey tried to get along with Io after they became champions, but they were too different and did not become friends. However, they respected each other and worked well enough together in the ring to defend the titles for several months.