New York- For the first time ever, the WWE will showcase their women’s division as the Main Event of WrestleMania, when the event takes place on April 7, 2019.
Ronda Rousey, who made her name inside the octagon of UFC will defend her WWE Raw Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
If you have been following WWE since at least their SummerSlam event last August, this is really where the seeds for this match started getting planted. Lynch turned on her longtime friend, Charlotte Flair after their Triple Threat Match in August in Brooklyn, NY. The backstory was Becky earned a title match against, then WWE Smackdown Women’s, Carmella. Before the event took place, Charlotte was given a spot in the match, ultimately winning the title at SummerSlam.
The result of Charlotte Flair winning the title in what should have been “Becky’s moment” angered her, and she attacked Flair, to a roaring Barclays Center. This was really the early stages of Lynch subbing herself “the man.”
Ronda Rousey came into play here when Survivor Series, the Company’s November Pay-Per-View event was being built. Over the past couple of years it’s evolved into a Raw vs Smackdown event, with interbrand matches. Rousey was slated to take on Becky Lynch. As tradition would hold, Smackdown and their superstars invaded an episode of Raw which led to a stiff punch from Nia Jax, breaking Lynch’s nose. This is where Becky took off even more and gained more steam behind her character.
Unable to compete against Ronda at Survivor Series, Becky was told to pick her replacement, and while they are no longer friends, Charlotte Flair was her choice, knowing that she’d be the most formidable opponent for “the baddest woman on the planet” at Survivor Series.
Enter Survivor Series, and Charlotte took Ronda to the woodshed, literally, with a kendo stick. She was subsequently disqualified from the match and kept going to work, hitting anything she could that was attached to Rosey torso. So now we have Charlotte and Becky in a feud, Charlotte and Ronda in a feud and Becky and Ronda in a feud. This is not even counting anything that has happened in 2019.
WrestleMania is in for a serious treat when these three women face off in the ring.