Pro Wrestling Illustrated officially released their entire Woman’s 100 ranking on October 15, 2020. Eleven of the top females in the industry were from Australia and New Zealand, essentially 1/10th, highlighting a deep and diverse talent pool between the two countries.
Of the 11 woman 6 were from WWE and 5 were from various Independent’s, emphasising a spread of talent present outside of the mainstream.
The ranking’s evaluation period was from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2020 and took into account the following factors; Championships won, opposition quality, technical proficiency, win-loss records, overall activity and momentum/“push”, with special considerations given for Covid-19 complications.
The woman in order of ranking were;
- Rhea Ripley, 11– Australia
- Dakota Kai, 24– New Zealand
- Bea Priestley, 37– New Zealand/UK
- Toni Storm, 45– Australia/New Zealand
- Peyton Royce, 57– Australia
- Billie Kay, 59– Australia
- Charli Evans, 61– Australia
- Shazza McKenzie, 62– Australia
- Indi Hartwell, 83– Australia
- Jessica Troy, 91– Australia
- Candy Lee, 92– New Zealand