For the first time ever, a women's match will headline WWE WrestleMania, a triple threat between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair. Created in 1985 by WWE boss Vince McMahon, WrestleMania has come to be known as the biggest event in professional wrestling, regularly selling out massive stadiums and drawing in fans from all corners of the globe. This year, WrestleMania XXXV will take place at MetLife Stadium, just outside New York City, a city that itself has hosted multiple Wrestlemanias at the prestigious Madison Square Garden.
Most WrestleManias have been main evented by a match for a world championship, of which WWE currently has two, Raw's Universal Championship and SmackDown's WWE Championship. On the Raw side, Brock Lesnar is set to defend against Seth Rollins, while over on SmackDown, Daniel Bryan's challenger still has yet to be officially determined, but seems likely to be Kofi Kingston. Whether for a title or not, one thing all prior 34 WrestleMania main events have had in common was a lack of female participants. That is, until now.
Due to it being pretty easily the hottest feud in WWE today, many fans have assumed for awhile now that the triple threat Raw Women's Championship match between champion Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair would headline WrestleMania. Today, WWE made it official, announcing that the three-way showdown will in fact go on last. This follows last year's first ever all-women's pay-per-view event, WWE Evolution.
With the Rousey/Lynch/Flair triple threat officially set as the main event for WrestleMania, one would assume that WWE will send the fans home happy by booking Lynch to tap out Rousey for the victory. Since Rousey has previously been rumored to be leaving WWE after WrestleMania, this would seemingly be the perfect opportunity to cement "The Man" as WWE's new female standard bearer. That said, there's a chance WWE doesn't do the obvious thing, as they've shown a willingness to send the crowd out of the stadium angry several times before.
Whoever walks out the victor, this announcement represents a milestone for women's wrestling, which was often formerly treated by many fans as the "bathroom break match" on each pay-per-view card. Rousey's bout with Lynch and Flair now goes down in history alongside past WrestleMania main events like Hulk Hogan vs "Macho Man" Randy Savage" and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. The Rock. Hopefully it'll measure up to those classic encounters.