4. Tegan Nox
The United Kingdom has become a hotbed for emerging pro-wrestling talent in recent years. One of the many shining stars from the region is Tegan Nox – a 25-year old out of Bargoed, Wales. In spite of an injury-riddled career, with the shiniest wizard of them, the female athletes all has shown plenty of upside.
Nox’s recent feud with her partner Dakota Kai has become one of the most discussed topics in NXT. The Bargoed woman is an incredible athlete with so many potential, and Knox should be in for a big 2020 if she can be healthy.
5. Toni Storm
Australia’s own Toni Storm is another young gun firing on all cylinders. The 24-year-old athlete was first introduced to the WWE Universe when she joined the 2017 Mae Young Classic. While being eliminated from the May Young Classic in 2017, Storm would win the annual tournament the following year.
From there, she would continue to defeat Rhea Ripley and become the NXT UK Women’s Champion. Storm is an exciting young athlete with contagious energy, which is a big reason why her career has gotten off to such a hot start.
It doesn’t seem easy to find too many 22-year-old athletes who have been in the pro wrestling business for more than 10 years. But Tokyo’s Riho fits the bill, having started her wrestling career at the age of nine. After 13 years, she has become a star in Asia and is now one of AEW’s top female stars.
In October of last year, Riho became the inaugural AEW Women’s Champion. She built on that momentum by having some phenomenal matches with performers such as Britt Baker and Kris Statlander. Riho will certainly remain a key player in the AEW women’s division for coming years.