Rey Mysterio, Alexa Bliss, and More: The Shortest Male and Female Superstars in WWE History

Published 05/09/2021, 12:07 PM EDT

When we talk about WWE Superstars, the first outline that comes to mind is mighty men and women. Some, even giants! However, there have been several Superstars who’ve shined bright in the world of big guys. So without any further adieu, let’s look at the shortest male and female Superstars in WWE history.


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Hornswoggle – the last WWE Cruiserweight Champion

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 11: Actor Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postle arrives at the premiere Of Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” at the El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Standing at 4 feet 5 inches tall, Hornswoggle is the shortest wrestler to have ever competed in WWE. Despite his unusual stature for a pro wrestler, Hornswoggle was a part of several important yet entertaining storylines.


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He has shared the ring with legends of the business such as Vince McMahon, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and even John Cena!

Nikki Cross

‘The Twisted Sister’ Nikki Cross has to be the shortest female WWE Superstar in recent memory. She is only 5 feet tall, but her energy inside the ring is unmatched.

Cross is a terrific pro wrestler and has delivered some absolute bangers against the likes of Asuka, Bianca Belair, and more! Not just that, but she is also a former 2-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion.

Drake Maverick

NXT Superstar Drake Maverick also makes it to the list. The former 24/7 Champion is 5 feet 4 inches tall but has been a complete package of entertainment since day one.

Maverick is currently in a Tag Team with Killian Dain and has been the Manager of AOP, as well as the GM of 205 Live in the past. Talk about accolades, and this little man will only keep adding to it!

Alexa Bliss – 5-time WWE Women’s Champion

Alexa Bliss is only 5 feet 1 inch tall, and has earned the nickname ‘5 Feet of Fury.’ Why? Well, because she’s exactly that!

Don’t let the height fool you. Bliss has never let her height be a disadvantage for her. In fact, she is one of the most successful Women’s Superstars of all time with 5 Women’s Titles and 2 Women’s Tag Team Titles under her belt.

Rey Mysterio

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 12: Rey Mysterio Jr. appears on the ring prior to the the 6-man tag match during the New Japan Pro-Wrestling G1 Climax 28 at Nippon Budokan on August 12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by New Japan Pro-Wrestling/Getty Images)

If we’re talking about little men, then how can we not talk about the biggest little man in WWE/pro wrestling history? Rey Mysterio is the greatest luchador to ever step foot in a squared circle.

Despite only being 5 feet 6 inches tall, Mysterio has slayed the biggest and mightiest men. After all, he is a 3-time World Champion!

Ember Moon


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‘The War Goddess’ Ember Moon is right behind Alexa Bliss when it comes to height. Ember is 5 feet 2 inches tall but doesn’t really look that short on TV.

Her height has never factored into her matches as she has immaculate wrestling prowess, and her accolades back it up. She is a former NXT Women’s Champion as well as NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion.

There are several other Superstars who could’ve made the list. AJ Lee and Kairi Sane would tie with Ember Moon as they too are 5 feet 2 inches tall.


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Spike Dudley, one of the mainstays of Attitude Era’s Hardcore Title Division, would also make the list as he is only 5 feet 5 inches tall. Is there anyone else that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments.



Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.