Are we finally on pace for the women to send us home on WrestleMania? Juan gives us his take!
Women’s wrestling in just a few months will have one of its most historic night, in April 7th, WWE will present it first ever WrestleMania main evented by women making it one of the biggest accomplishments in women’s wrestling history. Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and possibly Charlotte Flair will wrestle in this match that will change history forever.
7 women made this possible
In the history of wrestling women like Manami Toyota, Chyna, Mae Young, Trish Stratus, Alundra Blayze, Lita and many others are important figures in the history of women’s wrestling and there legacy helped wrestling achieve new heights.
A few years ago, women’s wrestling was perceived or looked at by most fans (I include myself in this category) as the bathroom breaks of WWE shows. For those who don’t remember, women’s wrestling was generally always consider filler and would be given only 2 to 5 minutes to wrestle a match, and let’s not forget some of the bad storylines they were given.
7 women in the modern era changed things for the Better in WWE. The first one was Ronda Rousey, back on her days in UFC she showed the entire world women can be a draw on contact sports and even be the main event of this shows. Ronda is an important factor of today’s culture on women’s wrestling in WWE. Paige and AJ Lee during this ‘’dark ages’’ of women’s wrestling they were setting the bar on the main roster with the little they were given, and they made possible that not only men, but all WWE fans wanted more for women in the WWE main roster.
The 4 Horsewomen of WWE ( Lynch,Banks,Flair and Bayley) during their run in NXT they were the ultimate changers of women’s wrestling in WWE. Amazing matches and great work rate from them saw how if you give women a chance, they will take it and succeed with it. These 7 women made possible the idea of women being part of the main event of WrestleMania.
The unsung hero
WWE likes to give credit to Stephanie McMahon for the change WWE has made in women’s wrestling but, the credit should be given to Triple H. The Game and NXT, he was the one who believed in women and that bet turn out to be a massive jackpot for him and saw in him as the perfect and only person capable of taking control of WWE creative once Vince retires.
Triple H and NXT would later be the perfect ground for women to show their abilities in the ring instead of relying on sex appeal programs and most importance in ring work was more important over looks.
The rise of: The Man
2018 started as a terrible year for women’s wrestling with the controversy of women not wrestling in Saudi Arabia or the terrible booking of Asuka, Carmella, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss in the first half of the year. But everything changed when WWE botched Becky Lynch’s heel turn and gave birth to The Man.
Becky Lynch roasting Charlotte Flair and anyone in the WWE roster on twitter day after day made her stock rise in WWE’s eyes and for a while the most entertaining act in SmackDown Live and all WWE.
Becky Lynch during a SmackDown invasion of RAW and The Man attacking Ronda and her performance after being punched in the face by Nia Jax made everything fall into place. Her match with Ronda was cancelled by these events and the plans of the first ever women’s main event took shape.
More change to come
This WrestleMania main event Will change WWE in a lot of positive ways. Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch have proven women don’t need ‘’sexy segments’’ for women to be the main focus of a show, women’s wrestling in WWE is changing for the better, looks are still a important factor in the mind of Vince McMahon specially in women.
But, what will WWE do next? Women need more, maybe WWE will give more PPV main events or even better 2 women’s only PPV. WrestleMania will change women’s wrestling in WWE forever.
NXT Minus 6: Moving Forward
What does the next era of NXT hold?
It’s WWE NXT: We’re moving on. We’re not bitter. We’re happy with what we have.
6. The WWE reeeeeally loves to screw with us. They spend weeks dumping on NXT then kick off a show with a 4.7 star banger?!?!?! Buddy Murphy is a big league striker. He packs a punch far above his weight class. Meanwhile, Velveteen Dream steals another victory. I like where they’re going with him. Shades of the Ultimate Opportunist. Living on the Edge of a Dream?
5. “Charlie Brown finally kicked the football.” Oh Mauro, sometimes you are just too good.
4. Dominik Dijakovic is in desperate need of a save. I have no idea what that promo was. Ancient Wicca prayer? Medieval magnet poetry? He is world class in ring and absolutely floundering on the mic. He’s so bad, it would be an upgrade if Io Shirai was his manager.
3. Speaking of promos, Johnny Champion adds another layer to his story. Johnny Smartass absolutely crushed Adam Cole on the mic. I know they said 2-out-of-3 would be definitive, but if we get Johnny Gargano-Adam Cole part 2 in HIAC or falls count anywhere, I’d find it in my heart to forgive them.
2. Shayna Baszler watches Dark Side of the Ring. She thinks it’s a comedy. She is PURE EVIL. She is as pure of a heel as there is. She is the anti-Ricky Steamboat.
1. I’m trying to overlook how poorly WWE handled Kairi Sane’s last NXT match. Instead, I am focusing on how much it adds to the inevitable Baszler-Io Shirai matchup. Shirai has improved in ring every time out, but she’s still anime nicey nice. It will be exciting to see her turn up the emotion and intensity and really look to hurt Baszler as payback for her best friend. This one could steal the show at the next Takeover.
That’s right…I said it.
Mcleod: Will We Ever Get The Lee vs. Dijakovic Rematch?
Will we ever see the anticipated rematch?
Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic tore the house down in their first WWE NXT encounter, and Scott Mcleod is eagerly awaiting the rematch–just like the rest of us!
Cast your minds back several weeks when we saw a short but physically impressive match between Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic. We saw Lee get monkey flipped only to land on his feet and Dijakovic hit a corkscrew plancha to the outside. The match unfortunately ended in a double count out but we were lead to believe this wasn’t over as they continue to brawl while refs try to pull them apart.
They were scheduled to face off on the episode where the 5 way to face Gargano took place and that was the focus of that episode. A week or so later Lee said they would settle their differences in two weeks time.Two weeks should have this week but Lee was nowhere to be seen. Dijakovic came out and beat an enhancement in record time before declaring his intentions to challenge for the North American Championship. Judging from this week it looks like they’re feud is done which is just a shame.
They teased us with what could be with that match several weeks ago. Two guys who have the size but can pull out incredible displays of athleticism. Put that on a takeover give them around 10 minutes between two title matches and they would tear the house down. It would be a shame to not see this match at least one more time in NXT. If a few weeks ago didn’t convince you then check out their match from the PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2017 which was rated 5 stars.
It would be something different to everything else on the card. If Dijakovic is set to challenge Velveteen Dream can we not not add Lee and make it a triple threat. Think of how good Dijakovic vs Lee was and add the Dream. Don’t tell me you don’t want to see that on a Takeover. They could have a good build as well. You have the charisma of Lee & Dream along with the intensity of Dijakovic. I need to see that now.
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