If you've watched any amount of WWE television over the past month or so, you'll know the company is in the midst of what it's calling a "Divas Revolution." Essentially, women deserve better than what they've been getting and we're watching change unfold in real time in the form of new talent called up to the main roster, more segments dedicated to that talent, and more time for matches/angles.
In an interview with The Sun, Paige credits UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for it:
"That's the way the world's going right now, with the whole Ronda Rousey phenomenon - and I'm proud of her for saying what she did to Floyd Mayweather. I was, like: ‘Good one!' She's a great role model for all us women - and definitely, I feel like she's a huge part of that [the Divas' revolution] too. Just her appearance at ‘Mania really helped as well, and her main eventing UFC and just becoming such a dominant force in the entertainment and sports worlds. Yeah, I think it all the time, she's amazing. It's her, it's all her!"
WWE really started jumping on board the Rousey hype train when she was a special guest backstage at SummerSlam last year. She later appeared in a segment alongside The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31and was the star of the show. The promotion is hoping to get her back to finish what they started at that event, and Rousey has made clear she'll be coming back someday.
It could be an entirely different landscape by the time she does, largely due to her influence.