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Women Will Take Center Stage for the First Time Ever at WrestleMania This Spring — What to Know

Lindsay Kimble
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Women Will Take Center Stage for the First Time Ever at WrestleMania This Spring — What to Know

WWE's Wrestlemania to Feature First-Ever Women's Main Event

It’s official: the ladies will be ruling the ring at WrestleMania.

For the first time ever, a women’s match will be the main event at April’s WrestleMania 35, according to a press release. The Raw women’s championship match will see Ronda Rousey, 32, face off against Charlotte Flair, 32, and Becky Lynch, also 32, on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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Rousey — who made her WWE debut nearly a year ago after building her career in the UFC — is the current Raw women’s champion. Lynch, on the other hand, was named Wrestler of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2018. Flair — whose father is WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair — is a seven-time WWE champion.

The women’s division of the WWE was rebranded back in 2016, and was formerly known as the divas division.

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The exciting women’s match at WrestleMania 35 follows the WWE’s first-ever, all women’s pay-per-view event, called Evolution.

After the news broke, Flair celebrated the format change on Twitter.

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“It’s been my…it’s been OUR goal to main event #WrestleMania,” wrote Flair. “It was never just talk, it was the hard work of every woman past, present, and future to get us here.”