With the bevy of female talent that is in the WWE right now, it should come as no surprise that we are probably watching some future Women’s Champions amongst this group of professional wrestlers. Some are getting primed and ready as we speak to soon have a chance to hoist one of the WWE Women’s Championships above their heads while others may be a year or two away from that accomplishment. Either way, there are many, many talented you women in this crop of wrestlers currently signed by the WWE across its four brands of Monday Night Raw, SmackDown! Live, NXT, and NXT UK, and one day soon, we will see these women reach for that brass ring and make themselves legends to the WWE Universe. Personally, this list is of the ten women currently signed across the WWE that have not yet held a singles WWE/NXT Women’s Championship that I feel will one day become champion. I hope you enjoy the list and please comment below who which WWE female wrestler you feel will one day become champion.
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Weight: 122 lbs
DOB: January 9, 1991
I have been following Ruby Riott’s career for some time now, way before she signed with the WWE. The first time I remember seeing Ruby Riott was back in Shine Wrestling in 2012 or 2013… I can’t remember exactly which one; but I remember that back then she was known as Heidi Lovelace – and even back then I recall being amazed at her talent inside the ropes. I continued to follow her career at Shine and through her progress across Chikara, World Wonder Ring Stardom, and then to the WWE, passing first through NXT. I believe that out of all the wrestlers I have listed here, she has the in-ring presence, mic skills, and wrestling ability to become a champion sooner rather than later.
Weight: 139 lbs
DOB: September 9, 1993
The first time I heard about Sarah Logan, she was wrestling in the independents as Crazy Mary Dobson, and I heard that she was wrestling for Juggalo Championship Wrestling. And while I never did see any of her JCW matches, I did catch some of her matches in Ring of Honor and Shimmer Women Athletes, of which I can say that I was definitely impressed with her in-ring ability. She was young and still needed some polish, but you could see that she was on her way to stardom soon. The only obstacle to her being a singles champion in the WWE is her current Riott Squad teammate, Ruby Riott, but imagine the angle these two could have if they competed for the Women’s Championship on Raw.
Weight: 130 lbs
DOB: September 24, 1993
Like most of the WWE Universe, I first became familiar with Sonya Deville when she competed on the sixth season of Tough Enough – of which she was eliminated fairly quickly. Still, I remember she made an impression on me with her appearance on the show, and I was made more curious when she said that she was a former MMA competitor. (She actually does have a recognized MMA record of 2-1.) And as she moved on through NXT and onto the main roster of the WWE, I have become increasingly impressed with her in-ring ability and have found myself cheering for her to gain momentum in the company. And though most of the focus is on her tag-team partner and former Absolution teammate, Mandy Rose, I believe that Deville’s time is coming soon.
Weight: 105 lbs
DOB: December 27, 1990
The first time I saw Zelina Vega in a wrestling ring, she was at Total Nonstop Action as Rosita and was part of the heel stable Mexican America alongside Hernandez, Anarquia, and Sarita. And while I didn’t see much of her in-ring ability when she was in TNA other than when she was a co-TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion alongside Sarita, I also happened to catch her on AAA, Family Wrestling Entertainment, and Global Force Wrestling. I also remember seeing her manage Austin Aries in Ring of Honor, but she didn’t wrestle there – at least that I’m aware of. Either way, she has a presence in the ring and the athleticism that I feel makes her a prime candidate for a run with a singles women’s championship.
Weight: 119 lbs
DOB: May 8, 1990
Io Shirai is a legend in Japan thanks to her lengthy, successful run for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, where she held numerous championships and won numerous of the tournaments the promotion held during her seven-year tenure there. She made the promotion her own and was nothing short of the perfect wrestler while at Stardom. That is why I believe that she will soon become a champion in the WWE, starting with the NXT Women’s Championship – and probably hold the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside her friend and former World Wonder Ring Stardom alum, Kairi Sane. But definitely, she will be competing for the NXT title soon – and maybe even defend the title against my next selection below…
Weight: 132 lbs
DOB: April 16, 1989
The first time I saw Mia Yim, she was managing Adam Cole at Combat Zone Wrestling back in 2010. While there, I remember watching a brutal but excellent intergender match between her and Greg Excellent which put her high on my “must watch” list. I would follow her career as she moved through Shine Wrestling, Shimmer Women Athletes, and Full Impact Pro. I then watched her as she moved to Total Nonstop Action/Impact and formed a tag team with Marti Bell known as The Dollhouse, for which Yim was now being called Jade. And when Jade defeated Madison Rayne and Gail Kim to win the TNA Knockouts Championship, I felt it was a well-deserved ring. Now that she is in the WWE in NXT, I feel that it is only a matter of time before she wears gold around her waist once again.
DOB: February 2, 1994
Isla Dawn is fairly new to me. I first heard of her when she was announced as a competitor in the 2018 Mae Young Classic. Unfortunately, Dawn was eliminated in the first round, but I was impressed by what I saw from this young woman and I started following her career – especially since she is a part of the NXT UK roster. There, I have watched a number of her matches and have continued to be impressed with her in-ring ability as well as the presence that her Wiccan persona exudes to the WWE Universe. I may be a new fan of Isla Dawn, but I have some pretty high expectations from her and would love to see what she can do with a championship in her hands soon.
Weight: 110 lbs
DOB: October 16, 1998
Xia Brookside may be the youngest competitor on this list, but I have seen enough of this young lady to expect the best out of her in the coming years. She’s young, feisty, energetic, athletic, and amazingly vibrant that I feel she is destined to become a champion some time in the near future. Maybe not this year, but in the next couple of years, I can totally see her winning gold somewhere in the WWE. Of course, with a father like the legendary Robbie Brookside helping to hone those in-ring attributes, the only place for Xia to go is up.
Weight: 95 lbs
DOB: January 14, 1990
I was never a huge fan of the competition series American Ninja Warrior, but I do remember watching Kacy Catanzaro compete on the series a number of times and was thoroughly impressed with her natural athletic ability. But I never imagined that she would one day compete in a WWE ring – and I am absolutely thrilled that she is. Watching her in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, I was amazed at her ability, though you could tell she needed some polish. Then to see her again in the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble, I was amazed again and left wanting to see more of her. She’s technically still considered a WWE Performance Center prospect, but I believe that a run in NXT will give her the experience and polish she needs to not only be a champion, but become a legitimate star in the WWE – no matter what brand she will end up in.
Weight: 130 lbs
DOB: March 24, 1990
To be honest, I love the look and confidence that Lacey Evans has exhibited in the ring since she signed with the WWE at NXT back in 2016. She may have been green when she started off with NXT, but I have watched her grow as both an in-ring competitor and as heel persona, which I absolutely love. The nods to classic fashion designs, the pin-up inspired attire, that holier-than-though look she has… she is an amazing competitor and has improved much in the two short years she has been with the WWE. Though she is on the main roster, she isn’t assigned to any of the two major brands, but which ever brand she ultimately gets signed to, I believe that her looks and ability will one day mean she will hold one of those two championships soon.
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