Women’s wrestling has never been better. There are women taking on the men, and women have even engaged in iron man matches — or rather iron women matches. WWE NXT began the surge towards equality in the professional wrestling ring. While the Independent scene made strides, it was the exposure of Triple H’s brand that pushed them over the edge. A young core of Paige, Emma, Summer Rae, Charlotte, Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks pushed women’s wrestling to the forefront in the WWE.
There’s only been one other time where women’s wrestling was equally as relevant in the WWE. That was during the Trish Stratus and Lita era. Mickie James was a late bloomer in that period, and she even wrestled Stratus at WrestleMania. While the Ruthless Aggression Era had its ups and downs for the females, the WWE has never had more depth than they do in 2016. Disregarding the ladies mentioned above, they still have Nia Jax, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, and even more.
The women are so impressive that even the WWE Universe is behind them. Four years ago, AJ Lee, Kaitlyn Natalya, and Beth Phoenix were the only credible wrestlers on the roster, and they weren’t given the respect they deserved. Four years made the biggest difference, and it shows on WWE Raw and SmackDown Live. Sasha Banks just defeated Charlotte for the Raw Women’s championship. According to a report by the Inquisitr, she won it because she was never supposed to drop it that soon.
The Four Horsewomen, comprised of Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley have already main evented a WWE NXT Takeover special and an edition of Monday Night Raw. So, what’s next for the dynamic group? In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Charlotte said that the Four Horsewomen will main event a WWE pay-per-view one day.
“‘I want to headline a pay per view, and I want it to be the fatal four-way with the Four Horsewomen,’ Charlotte said of her plans for the future. ‘The last time I cried was watching the Women’s Revolution on WWE Network a couple of weeks ago when they asked Bayley if she felt left out of WrestleMania , and she said, ‘No, I felt a part of it, because even though it was the three of them [Banks, Lynch, and Charlotte] there, it took the four of us to get to where we are.’
“‘Becky is my Sting,’ said Charlotte. ‘She is a white meat, pure babyface. There is no gray area. She’s my size, she’s hard-hitting, and we’re best friends.'”
Charlotte is 100 percent correct when she says they’ll main event a WWE PPV soon enough. They have the talent and appeal that just doesn’t bring in a male audience. Combined, the women nearly hit every demographic that WWE cares about. What makes it better is that Charlotte isn’t the only one who believes they can main event.
Becky Lynch said the same thing in an interview with ESPN in September.
“I don’t know if we will be reunited as a group, as a unit. But we will be reunited to main event Wrestlemania.”
If anybody could do it, it’s the Four Horsewomen. They have all the tools to create a WrestleMania main event moment. If Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE brass believes they could do it, then it can be done. Women’s wrestling in the WWE has never been better. Time will tell if it can be proven behind the scenes as well.
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