Remember when Charlotte was still NXT women's champion, hadn't been called up to the main roster just yet, and was giving interviews saying she would headline a WWE pay-per-view one day? She's since lost that title to Sasha Banks, been called up to the main roster, and is now saying she will headline WrestleMania.
From the video package WWE ran on SmackDown tonight:
"I really just want to be the best. My inspiration comes from my dad. I've never met someone who has dedicated his entire life and never changed who he was. You don't meet that many people who believe in what they do that much, and you can see it. I don't look at myself as just a woman, I look at myself as I could be the biggest star in this company. To have that many people chanting when it was your first time out on Raw felt pretty good. The NXT Divas have come up and they're saying 'hey, this is a revolution, we're changing the game.' That's my focus. I will main event WrestleMania. Ronda Rousey, look at her. She is the highest grossing fighter right now. That's where the Divas division is going. The sky is the limit for me and I plan to go places no other Diva has been before."
That she brings up Rousey is interesting here in the sense that there have been talks that UFC will hold an event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas featuring Rousey vs. Miesha Tate and Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor. That event would likely be the biggest in the history of the promotion and while Ronda is undoubtedly a huge star, it's almost certain Aldo vs. McGregor would be the main event and Rousey vs. Tate would go on second to last.
Still, Rousey did just headline UFC 190 and early talk from the Observer is that it drew more domestic PPV buys than any WrestleMania in history except for maybe WrestleMania 17.
Of course, the landscape in WWE is entirely different than that in UFC and Charlotte doesn't have nearly the same backing Rousey does. That said, there's no better time for women in pro wrestling to be reaching for the stars.
Here's to hoping they get there.