When WrestleMania 35 takes place, the female superstars of WWE will be in the main event for the first time in history. Ronda Rousey will face off against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a big Triple Threat match, but what about all the others? As of now, there are only two other women’s matches on the card and it is the Women’s Battle Royal which has seen a number of big names added to it in the past week.
The official website of WWE has updated the list of participants in the battle royal, and it’s a great way to get a number of other superstars on the card. Even if they all can’t be in individual matches, they can participate in the event and be in that spotlight for a little while.
At the beginning of this past week, things looked very different in the women’s division as Asuka was the SmackDown Women’s Champion and likely headed for a title match at WrestleMania 35. After Tuesday, Charlotte Flair had captured that title and that eliminated the chances of four other superstars getting a shot at a title match.
A number of superstars were not happy about this change, and they made their feelings known on social media when things went down. Now, the majority of those women have been added to the battle royal which means they will still be a part of WrestleMania 35.
Last week, WWE revealed that a Fatal Four-Way would take place on this week’s SmackDown Live to determine a new No. 1 contender for Asuka. The match was supposed to feature Mandy Rose vs. Carmella vs. Sonya Deville vs. Naomi, but it was scrapped at the last second for Charlotte vs. Asuka.
After their match was nixed, the superstars in that Fatal Four-Way hopped on social media to voice their displeasure.
Push through. ????????♀️
— MELLA I$ MONEY (@CarmellaWWE) March 27, 2019
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) March 27, 2019
I’m a very very patient person with a long fuse, but let me tell you when it blows, you won’t want to be the one in my way. #HairUpSquareUp
— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) March 27, 2019
— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) March 27, 2019
Other female superstars spoke up, as Lana let it be known that they can all feel the frustrations she feels all the time.
— Lana Day (@LanaWWE) March 27, 2019
The former SmackDown Women’s Champion took to Twitter as well, and she didn’t have much to say after losing the belt.
— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) March 27, 2019
All of the women involved in the SmackDown Women’s Championship debacle from this week have been added to the WrestleMania 35 card. Here is the updated list of participants for the Women’s Battle Royal:
- Mandy Rose
- Sonya Deville
- Nikki Cross
- Dana Brooke
- Ruby Riott
- Liv Morgan
- Sarah Logan
- Mickie James
- Zelina Vega
The Women’s Battle Royal looks to be a potentially great match and one that gets a number of additional superstars onto the WrestleMania 35 card. However, it also shows how a lot has changed in the women’s division over the course of the past week.