For the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania when the Raw Women’s Championship Match featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch takes place on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
WWE issued a press release today announcing Rousey vs. Flair vs. Lynch as the main event of WrestleMania 35. The press release was also posted on WWE.com.
According to PWInsider.com, the decision to make the Raw Women’s Championship the main event of WrestleMania “came down to the wire.” WWE officials strongly considered having the WWE Championship Match between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins close the show.
The decision is being seen internally as a “major victory” for everyone involved in that storyline, as well as the women’s division.
The three participants reacted to the news with the following messages:
I came. I saw. I changed the game.
Three women are going to headline #Wrestlemania this year.
I won’t hold my breath expecting any thank yous, but you’re all welcome anyway. ? #MRSwrestlemania
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) March 25, 2019
I ran my mouth, put in the miles, took the bumps and entertained the people till they couldn’t deny me any longer. It’s an emotional day just knowing I get to smash Ronnie and Char in front of the whole world on the biggest stage possible. To the people: THANK YOU. #IAMTHEMAN pic.twitter.com/XKRhMNdz5A
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 25, 2019
It’s been my…it’s been OUR goal to main event #WrestleMania. It was never just talk, it was the hard work of every woman past, present, and future to get us here. We won’t let you down. 13 days. #HERstory #Evolution ??
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 25, 2019