Today, WWE are proud to present top female wrestlers like Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Bayley. Back during the 1990s, throughout the Attitude era and even into the PG era, fans would have bitten your hand off for just one of those women. This 'Women's Revolution' WWE tout nowadays? It didn't exist until a few years ago, and the promotion's formerly lax outlook on females in general meant we witnessed some of the worst choices as champ in history.
Strong female titleholders we did see, such as Trish Stratus, Lita and Mickie James, were anomalies in a system that rewarded pin-up models who couldn't wrestle a lick. Beyond that, WWE booked drivel like male managers (in drag) making a mockery of equality in wrestling.
Next time you worry about the state of women's wrestling in WWE, just revisit the past to remind yourself how far things have come...
During her three years with the company between 2001-2004, Jazz became a two-time Women's Champion. She's not on this list because she was a terrible worker though. No, Jazz is here because both her title reigns were pretty forgettable.
It's a shame Jazz isn't around today. Her work would be a much better fit for WWE's current female model than it ever was for the 'Divas' era. Back then, women were expected to wear skimpier outfits, appear in lingerie photoshoots and generally talk about how much fun they were having.
That didn't suit this ex-ECW bad-ass.
Jazz came along at the wrong time, and both her stints as Women's Champ felt ill-fitting in 2002 and 2003. She was a tough one to put on this list, and it was hard to put her below others when she could actually wrestle, but her face didn't fit in WWE.
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