After months of rumors, the WWE finally confirmed it this morning: The RAW Women’s Championship match will main event WrestleMania 35. Ronda Rousey will defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. For the first time in the history of the biggest event in professional wrestling, women will close out the show.
This is big for so many reasons. Over the years, matches have been coined the main event, but have actually gone on before the show actually ended. With the social media postings that WWE has put out today, the last image we will see is a woman holding up the RAW Women’s Championship to close out the “Showcase of the Immortals”.
Long gone are the days of women’s matches getting bumped from WrestleMania mid-event. Or having most of the women showcased in a multi-person match on the Kickoff show. Women in WWE are finally being treated as equals. Being the match that closes the show at WrestleMania further proves that.
Many people debate who started the “Diva’s Revolution”. Was it AJ Lee? Was it the call up of then NXT Superstars Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Sasha Banks? Or did it actually happen in NXT before those call ups? I would argue that to get to this point, it was an overall group effort. Clearly the WWE Universe helped out with the #GiveDivasAChance movement. The renaming and re-branding to the Women’s Division also gave more of a legitimate feel to the matches. The triple threat match from WrestleMania 33 was one of the best on the card. It also saw the Diva’s Championship transform into the Women’s Championship.
Women’s Championship Main Eventing WrestleMania
This year the women look to top that match. We’ve been treated to a long-term story line that’s been building since before Survivor Series. The Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey social media war has been a thing of beauty. While the edition of Charlotte Flair has some fans fired up, the way they’ve added her into this match has been interesting. As many are calling Becky Lynch the “modern day Steve Austin”, then a hand-picked Vince McMahon replacement in Charlotte Flair would be the perfect “modern day Rock”. Rousey has had issues with both Becky and Charlotte, so it makes sense to have the three biggest names in the WWE Women’s Division to headline the biggest show of the year.
WrestleMania 35 takes place in just under two weeks on Sunday, April 7th at MetLife Stadium. It will stream on the WWE Network all around the world.