Still around 100 days to go, or only about 100 to go until WrestleMania 35 and it looks like WWE may have their main event locked down.
It’s funny how things work out, but maybe the trail of breadcrumbs were leading the pro world to this outcome all along. The first women’s Royal Rumble match, Ronda Rousey comes to WWE, the second Mae Young Classic, the rise of Becky Lynch, an all women’s pay-per-view, were just some of the touchstones women’s pro wrestling hit in 2018.
So why not have a women’s match be the main event of WrestleMania 35 on Sun, April 7, 2019? Should anyone be surprised? Four months from now, will this even be news or just business as usual for the biggest pro wrestling promotion in the world?
In latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required and encouraged) Dave Meltzer reports on WWE moving in a direction in regards to the main event of WrestleMania 35.
“The original plan was not even for Rousey to be the main event, but Reigns with whatever direction they were going with him. It probably would have been Ambrose but that’s not a sure thing, just that I figured Ambrose was turning since that had been the plan before he tore his triceps and they delayed it. He was always turning, but it probably was going to be on Reigns and not Rollins. Rousey vs. Natalya was to be the women’s main event, but the two things that took that out of the picture were that Lynch and Flair got hurt, and that Jim Neidhart died, and once Neidhart died, Vince didn’t want to turn Natalya heel on Rousey any time soon.”
Meltzer continues and writes about the possibility of Lynch versus Rousey or Lynch versus Flair versus Rousey serving as the main event for WrestleMania 35.
“It’s also best long-term for the company to put it on last, advertise it as the main event for the last month with the idea of the first time women are headlining rather than at TLC where they just did (and it wasn’t the first time on a PPV so that isn’t that big of a deal, but the first time at a Mania is). But Flair and Lynch are lifers, both have that on their resume, and in the long run it creates legends out of both of them. Everyone knows Rousey is not a lifer. Her life story is do to things for a cycle and then move on.”
Will 2019 be the year WWE selects a women’s match to headline and close WrestleMania?