Larger-than-life athletes have always been a part of professional wrestling. Commentators have long made it a point to draw attention to a performer’s height. For wrestlers who are unusually tall, this is especially true. In fact, it would be difficult to locate a Big Show match in which a pundit didn’t bring up his 7-foot height. But for some reason, when it comes to their female performers, WWE doesn’t appear to place as much attention on height. This may make fans question which tallest women have ever entered a WWE ring.
Kharma is one of the biggest women to work for WWE, standing at 5-foot-11. Despite having a contract with the organization from 2010 to 2013, she only participated in one official event, the 2012 Royal Rumble. She spent a significant chunk of her time working for the corporation on maternity leave until being released in 2013. Kharma did compete for WWE, although she was much more successful both before and after her tenure there in TNA Wrestling. She actually held the title of TNA Knockouts Champion twice while using the ring name Awesome Kong. At the most recent AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view, she made an unexpected appearance.
Fans of professional wrestling seldom ever hear the name Linda Miles (also known as Shaniqua) these days. The 6-foot-1 talent shared the championship with Jackie Gayda in WWE Tough Enough’s second season, which helped her land a deal with the company. She performed as a wrestler and a manager for WWE from 2002 until 2004. She was never a particularly popular performer and is arguably better known for being The Basham Brothers’ manager. In the end, Miles’ contract was terminated in early 2004. Shortly after being let go by WWE, the former Tough Enough champion announced his retirement from the sport. Since then, the now-43-year-old has worked as a basketball referee and a substitute teacher.
Nia Jax, who is 6-feet tall according to her bio, is tied for being the second-tallest female wrestler in WWE history. She acquired a contract with WWE in 2014 and was previously the Raw Women’s Champion. Jax tore her ACLs in both of her knees, which has forced her to miss time due to injuries. The Anoa’i wrestling family, which also includes celebrities like Yokozuna, Roman Reigns, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, includes Nia Jax. Given that she is a member of the Anoa’i Family, Nia Jax’s release in November 2021 came as a surprise. Jax has won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship twice with Shayna Baszler. She was formerly the Raw Women’s Champion. The Irresistible Force is not currently competing for any significant wrestling promotions.
One of the tallest women in WWE history is Raquel Rodriguez. She has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch. The WWE often favors taller athletes, and Raquel is a superb in-ring competitor. As a former NXT Women’s Champion and member of the two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai, Raquel has an impressive resume. Raquel did compete against Ronda Rousey on SmackDown, but she hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire. Even though Raquel is still only 31 years old, anticipate huge things to happen in her WWE career because she has time on her side.
Nicole Bass holds the record for being the tallest female performer in WWE history at 6-foot-2. In 1999, Bass spent a brief time working for the organization. She served as Sable’s bodyguard at WrestleMania 15 and is perhaps best remembered for that during her stint in the WWE. Debra McMichael and the tall powerhouse engaged in a fight. The former bodybuilder briefly participated in ECW in 1998 before beginning her career with WWE. Bass was an outstanding bodybuilder outside of wrestling. She was a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show and a part of the Wack Pack, the radio host’s gang. Bass sadly died in 2017 from a cardiac problem.
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