It took 35 years for a woman to main event WrestleMania, which was way too long for a company that claims inclusivity like the WWE does.
However, since then, the company has pushed the women as equally as the men, and it is paying dividends.
Some of the best women’s matches ever have taken place since then, including the recent five-star classic between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39.
In this article, we’ll look at every woman’s main event of WrestleMania, telling you the story of the match and which woman came out on top in the biggest match of the year.
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey (WrestleMania 35)
History was made at WrestleMania 35. The event saw the first time that a women’s match had main evented WrestleMania, on the 35th time of asking.
The match saw Becky Lynch gain enough of the fan support to become the most popular wrestler on the roster – man or woman.
In her triumphant rise to the main event, she reinvented herself as “The Man” – originally a heel, but turned face immediately due to the love the crowd had for the Irishwoman.
Her defining moment came before Survivor Series 2017, when a bloody-faced Becky Lynch faced off with Ronda Rousey, helping set up their match for WrestleMania.
The Lass Kicker went on to win the 2019 Royal Rumble, entering at number 28 to win the whole thing, to a huge crowd pop.
She chose Ronda Rousey as her WrestleMania match, and with Lynch’s popularity at an all-time high, the match was chosen to be the main event of WrestleMania 35.
For some reason, Charlotte Flair was later added to the match, making it so both the Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championships were on the line. The match did not need her, and honestly hurt the bout overall.
Becky Lynch pinned Ronda Rousey with an unconventional, if not underwhelming, pin fall to win the match, and take home both women’s championships.
Bianca Belair vs Sasha Banks (WrestleMania 37 Night 1)
The main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37 saw Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair against Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks.
This match made history. Not only was it only the second time two women main evented a night of WrestleMania, it was the first time two black women had main evented a WWE pay per view.
In fact, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair were the first two black women to main event a wrestling show, since the days of Ethel Johnson & Babs Wingo in the 1950s.
This was huge. And them main eventing had nothing to do with that face, they were simply two of the biggest stars in the women’s division, with all the hype to go on last.
Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair was the rightful main event of WrestleMania, being the first time two women had gone on last since Becky Lynch’s triumph at WrestleMania 35.
In one of the best matche sof the year, Binaca Belair pinned Sasha Banks to win the Raw Women’s Championship and ascend tot he top of the women’s division in the WWE