In historic news from the world of wrestling, the WWE has announced that, for the first time ever, women will be the main event of its annual mammoth WrestleMania event.
The event’s 35th iteration will feature women closing the show out for the very first time, via a Triple Threat match for the RAW Women’s Championship between incumbent champion and former MMA behemoth Ronda Rousey, and challengers Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
— WWE (@WWE) March 25, 2019
The announcement from the WWE caps off a meteoric resurrection of the company’s women’s division, which as little as four years ago was relegated to a haphazard side show whose chief purpose was to serve as internal cross promotion for an E! network reality TV series.
It also represents the culmination of a white hot 8-month period for Lynch, who has risen to be by far and away the most popular performer in the company of any gender.
In the 34 previous WrestleMania events, the main event (i.e. the match that goes on last on the card) has featured Hulk Hogan a record eight times, closely followed by current WWE executive Triple H with 7 appearances, and John Cena, The Rock, and Shawn Michaels all with 5.
The WrestleMania 35 card is already stacked top-to-bottom, featuring virtually the entire current WWE roster in what’s shaping as an extremely lengthy event.
However the importance and significance of Rousey, Lynch, and Flair going on last cannot be understated, particularly for Lynch and Flair and to a much lesser extent Rousey (who, as a person, kinda totally sucks).
WrestleMania 35 is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 8th (Australian time) from MetLife Stadium in the New York/New Jersey area.
It will stream live via the WWE’s Netflix-style WWE Network service.