WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley, has been ranked first in this year’s PWI Women’s 100. Another accolade to add to her already heaving resume.
Bayley graces the front cover of this month’s issue alongside former friend and bitter rival, Sasha Banks, who ranked fifth as first revealed on the magazine’s Twitter page.
— PWI (@OfficialPWI) October 15, 2020
While the magazine’s ranking and rating system has been brought into question by fans in recent years, the honour is undoubtedly one that adds to the star’s record breaking year, surpassing 365 days as SmackDown Women’s Champion.
The criteria for inclusion in the list looks at win-loss record, technical ability, influence on the industry, success against the highest grade of competition, activity and success against the most diverse competition.
Elsewhere on the PWI Women’s 100, the top ten shaped up like this. (1) Bayley, (2) Becky Lynch, (3) Asuka, (4) Charlotte Flair, (5) Sasha Banks, (6) Hikaru Shida , (7) Tessa Blanchard, (8) Riho, (9) Io Shirai and (10) Mayu Iwatani.
Bayley won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship on the October 11, 2019, Friday Night SmackDown when she defeated Charlotte Flair in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Currently, Bayley is in the midst of a blood feud with former best friend Sasha Banks and the twosome will battle over the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship inside Hell in a Cell on October 25.