WWE held its biggest event in history last night (Sun., April 3, 2016) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with WrestleMania 32. During the pre-show, the company unveiled a new championship title for its newly christened women's division, doing away with the hugely divisive term "Diva" in reference to its female performers.
Later in the evening, Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match to become the first champion of this new era.
After the show, Stephanie McMahon, spoke on the changes that have occurred within the company over the past year or so in an essay for The Player's Tribune. An excerpt:
The role of women in WWE has continued to evolve. For the first time in WWE history, Sasha Banks and Bayley became the first women to main event an NXT pay-per-view, and they tore the house down. In fact, their match the month before at NXT TakeOver was voted "match of the year" by our fan base. And earlier tonight, at WrestleMania, Charlotte, Sasha and Becky competed in a triple threat match, which ultimately saw Charlotte leave as the champion.
Our female performers are world-class athletes, actors, public speakers and philanthropists. They're role models, inspiring and empowering women and girls to be confident and strong. They dedicate themselves to WWE, achieve great success and earn the same respect as their male counterparts.
Therefore, from this point forward, all of our performers - male and female - will be known as "Superstars."
It's a new day, yes it is.