WWE Women's Champion

Ranking every WWE Women’s Champion from worst to best

29. Hervina

The less said about this fiasco the better. The Attitude Era was a mixed bag. For every great character or historic moment, there were several missteps. This was one of the worst.

In 2000, Harvey Wippleman became the only man to hold the WWE Women’s Championship when he dressed up as a woman, Hervina, to compete in a “Lumberjill Snow Bunny” match on Jan. 31.

This was bad. It wasn’t funny and luckily he dropped the title in the next episode.

28. The Kat

The Kat won the WWE Women’s Championship when Evening Gown or Bra and Panties matches were the norms. As a matter of fact, she won the title in a Four Corners Evening Gown pool match at Armageddon 1999.

The match and its infamous ending was nothing more than low brow material used for shock value. It wasn’t indicative of what women’s wrestling could be if taken seriously.

To add insult to injury, The Kat lost the title to the last entry, Hervina.

WWE Women's Champion
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27. Debra

Much like The Kat, Debra won the title during a low point in WWE’s women’s division. She was crowned the new champion following an Evening Gown match with Sable on the May 10, 1999 episode of Raw.

Jeff Jarrett’s former manager actually lost the match as Sable’s bodyguard, Nicole Bass, easily disrobed her. However, Commissioner Shawn Michaels awarded her the title anyway as he considered the woman who lost her dress the winner.

Right. The list gets better guys. Bare with us.

26. Velvet McIntyre

Princess Victoria and Velvet McIntyre joined WWE in 1983. Because they brought the NWA Women’s World Tag Team Championship with them, they were recognized as the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria
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Mcintyre is one of three women who held the original women’s tag titles twice. She became a singles competitor in 1985, famously challenging The Fabulous Moolah for the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 2.

Although Moolah retained, McIntrye beat her for the title in the following summer. McIntyre made history as one of the only women to hold both the singles and tag titles. She only ranks this low because her reign only lasted for six days.

25. Leilani Kai

Arguably one of the most well-known WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions, Leilani Kai teamed with Judy Martin to form The Glamour Girls. The duo was the longest-reigning team and the only ones to hold the tag title two times.

A few months before their initial reign, Kai participated in one of the most iconic women’s feuds of the decade with Wendi Richter. Leilani defeated Richter at The War to Settle the Score in 1985 to win the WWE Women’s Championship.

Of course, Kai dropped it back to her a month later at the first WrestleMania.

24. Bertha Faye

Bertha Faye was one of the wrestlers WWE brought in to bolster it’s women’s division in the early 90s.

With Harvey Wippleman at her side, she started a feud with Alundra Blayze when she broke her nose on the Apr. 3, 1995 episode of Raw. She went on to upset Blayze at SummerSlam 1995, ending her second reign.

Alundra regained the title two months later. Faye was one of the better characters from this time period. Unfortunately, WWE didn’t really invest in their women’s division and they deactivated the title for a second time at the end of the year.

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