Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch are about to make history at WrestleMania.
WWE has announced that 2019’s WrestleMania will feature a women’s match as the main event for the first time ever. A previously-announced triple threat match between Rousey, Flair, and Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship will take center stage at the show, WWE confirmed on Monday.
In recent years, women have gained greater prominence in WWE amid what the company has referred to as the “women’s revolution,” the rise of which Flair and Lynch played major roles in. WWE finally stopped calling its female wrestlers “divas,” in 2016 replacing the Divas Championship with the Women’s Championship, of which there are now two for Raw and SmackDown Live. In October 2018, WWE held Evolution, its first pay-per-view event centered entirely around the female talent.
Still, despite all this progress, women have yet to perform in the main event of WrestleMania. The match currently scheduled between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship would typically be expected to conclude WrestleMania. But not this year. Instead, with Rousey set to defend her Raw Women’s Championship, WrestleMania‘s main event is about to get rowdy.