Pretty much everyone involved in WWE’s Women’s Evolution as stated their goal as being one of the first female wrestlers to main event WrestleMania.
In a recent interview with the Phoenix New Times ahead of this week’s Raw and SmackDown tapings in the Arizona capital, Becky Lynch re-affirmed a spot atop the ‘Mania card as being on her to do list. But the fan favorite demonstrated again why she’s such a compelling performer (and a fan favorite) by putting a little more thought into her answer.
Lynch doesn’t just want to go on last at the Showcase of the Immortals. She wants that spot because she’s in a story that deserves it - one that will give the audience a satisfying emotional payoff.
“The goal has always been to be the first woman to main-event WrestleMania, and you know that’s what you want to do and that’s your goal and that’s what you set off to achieve. I think we’re on the cusp of it. I don’t know if it’s going to be this year. I think it’s plausible. I don’t see a reason why not.
Here is my bottom line of what I really want: a good emotional build in the characters towards that. And I would like to see that starting so that people are so invested that there is no doubt whatsoever that whoever is main-eventing WrestleMania – if it’s girls, guys, whoever – they should be the main event.”
It’s debateable how much any big ‘Mania storyline has met these criteria. Undertaker/Roman Reigns ended up being emotional last year, but the build wasn’t much to write home about. You’d have to go back to the last time WWE was in New Orleans for ‘Mania to find a main event most fans would agree was fulfilling from a storyline perspective.
Can they get there for the women? Absolutely. But they’ll have to be willing to devote more time to developing characters and rivalries for more of the roster to increase their odds of making it happen.
We’ll see what happens. In the interim, we wouldn’t argue with any Lasskicker match WWE chooses to give us on April 8.