On September 7th, Pro Wrestling Illustrated will release an issue featuring the third annual "PWI Female 50" list, which ranks the top 50 female wrestlers in North America. It has been revealed that WWE Diva Michelle McCool will rank number one on the list, topping last year’s number one female, Mickie James. PWI noted that the decision was made based on the following:
FACT: In June 2009, McCool became the first woman in WWE history to have held both the Divas and Women’s championships, thanks to a win over Melina.
FACT: Over the past 12 months, McCool has scored pinfall victories over Melina, Gail Kim, and Mickie James—three of the most decorated women wrestlers of the past decade.
FACT: From July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, McCool held (or co-held) the WWE Women’s championship for 325 of 365 days.