WWE: PWI Top Women’s 100, More on 3rd Quarter Report, Finn Balor, WWE Backstage

Pro Wrestling Illustrated Names Becky Lynch as Their Top Female Wrestler of 2019

Pro Wrestling Illustrated recently announced that Becky Lynch took the number one spot for this year’s PWI Top Women’s 100 List. While Lynch was ranked #11 in last year’s Top Women’s 100 official list by PWI, she did manage to win PWI’s fan voted Woman of the Year award for 2018.

Rounding out the rest of PWI’s Women’s Top 10 in order are Nicole Savoy, Mercedes Martinez, Io Shirai, Natalya, Bayley, Tessa Blanchard, Shayna Baszler, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair.

With the exceptions of Nicole Savoy and Mercedes Martinez, who wrestle for SHIMMER Wrestling, and Tessa Blanchard, who wrestles for Impact Wrestling, everyone else in the top 10 are currently from WWE.

More on WWE’s 2019 Third Quarter Fiscal Report

As noted before, WWE released their third quarter fiscal report this past Thursday, which revealed financial declines in key business sectors and generated an overall negative reaction from Wall Street.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the $3.5 million loss in house show revenues posted for the fiscal quarter was the most amount of money lost for house show revenues in a fiscal quarter in WWE history. WWE also had never before lost that amount of money over the course of an entire year for house show business.

Finn Balor NXT Status Update

Prior to Finn Balor going to NXT, WWE had plans for him to join the SmackDown brand, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Those plans were dropped in favor of using Balor’s star power in order to help boost NXT’s ratings.

WWE also recently pulled Balor from the SmackDown brand’s upcoming United Kingdom tour despite him being previously advertised for the tour.

WWE Reportedly Hired Ryan Satin for Their New WWE Backstage Show on FS1

Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin reportedly has been recently hired by WWE for a regular role on their new weekly WWE Backstage television show on FS1, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported that Satin’s role for the show will likely be as a reporter to break news similar to the role Ariel Helwani had on FS1’s former UFC version of the show. Meltzer also reported that he did not hear of any other names considered by WWE for that role from his sources.