With WrestleMania 36 around the corner with matches such as Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte & other superstars such as Sasha Banks, Bayley, Asuka, Kairi Sane, Natalya, Naomi, Carmella & many more fantastic in-ring performers & athletes scheduled to be involved in the “Show of Shows”, it’s perfect time to once again recognize how Women’s Wrestling has come a LOOOOONG way in the past few years…
Let’s get into the list…
- Inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble – Royal Rumble 2018
- Charlotte Flair (C) vs Sasha Banks – RAW Women’s Championship – Monday Night RAW – November 2016
- Asuka vs Sasha Banks – Monday Night RAW – January 2018
- Charlotte Flair (C) vs Ronda Rousey (C) – Champion vs Champion – Survivor Series 2018
- Trish Stratus (C) vs Mickie James – Women’s Championship – WrestleMania 22
- 10 – Charlotte Flair (C) vs Asuka – SmackDown Women’s Championship – WrestleMania 34
Reason – Asuka, winner of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble, challenged Charlotte to a match for her SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 34, later that year. Asuka was new on the main roster after being NXT Women’s Champion from April 1st, 2016 until August 24th, 2017 when she relinquished the NXT Title after breaking her collarbone then moving on to the main roster where she remained undefeated until this match where Charlotte defeated her via submission. Watch the match in it’s entirety, below.
- 9 – Lita (C) vs Trish Stratus – Women’s Championship – Unforgiven 2006
Reason – Stratus announced that this would be her final match as a full-time Wrestler & has stuck to that, 14 years later, only fighting in a few matches ever since. Trish Stratus vs Lita was the first Women’s rivalry to ever garner mainstream attention & even main evented Monday Night RAW, which was a first for Female superstars. This was an emotional night in which Stratus would be crowned the Women’s Champion for a final time, in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. Relive the emotional match, below.
- 8 – Becky Lynch (C) vs Charlotte Flair vs Asuka – SmackDown Women’s Championship – TLC Match – TLC 2018
Reason – The first ever Women’s Tables Ladders & Chairs match culminated with the 3 present time best Female Wrestlers on the planet & it was a sight to behold. For the first time in WWE history, we witnessed Women brutally beating each other down with various weapons & tables. It was beautiful chaos. Watch the brutal encounter, in it’s entirety, below.
- 7 – Charlotte vs Natalya – Vacant NXT Women’s Championship – NXT TakeOver : 2014
Reason – The match everyone points to when it comes to the match that truly started the Women’s revolution. It was one of the best Women’s matches in NXT history & with Ric Flair & Bret Hart at ringside, that just added to the drama & importance of this match. Watch the historical match, below.
- 6 – Sasha Banks (C) vs Charlotte Flair – RAW Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell Match – Hell in a Cell 2016
Reason – The first ever Women’s Hell in a Cell match ended one of the best rivalries in Women’s Division history between Sasha Banks & Charlotte Flair. It was one of the most important matches in the history of the Women’s revolution. Watch the match, below.
- 5 – Becky Lynch (C) vs Sasha Banks – RAW Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell Match – Hell in a Cell 2019
Reason – The lone bright spot of one of the worst WWE PPV events in nearly 5 years, was the opening match of the evening. The best Women’s Hell in a Cell match in history. It was only the 2nd one, but it will be the best ever, for years to come, no matter how many more happen in the near future. These 2 ladies must of known this show would be lack-luster because they knew they could steal the show & did just that. This was easily one of the best Women’s matches of 2019, if not for the WrestleMania 35 main event, it would have been the best.
- 4 – Charlotte (C) vs Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley – NXT Women’s Championship – NXT TakeOver : Rival
Reason – The 4 horse-women of WWE had one of the most important matches in NXT history & the match that truly birthed the women’s revolution. I won’t blab on too much, here. Enjoy this historic match, below.
- 3 – Becky Lynch (C) vs Charlotte Flair – SmackDown Women’s Championship – Last Woman Standing Match – Women’s Evolution 2018
Reason – The first ever Last Woman Standing match headlined the first ever all-women PPV event in WWE history. The longtime bitter rivals in Becky Lynch & Charlotte battled in a match for the ages. I won’t bore you with anymore writing on this one. Watch the battle, below.
- 2 – Ronda Rousey (C) vs Charlotte (C) vs Becky Lynch – RAW & SmackDown Women’s Championships – WrestleMania 35
Reason – The first ever women’s main event in WrestleMania history has to be in the top 3. It featured the most athletically gifted Woman in WWE history, Charlotte against the biggest mainstream star in WWE Women’s history against the backbone of the Women’s revolution, Becky Lynch. The theatrical entrances including Charlotte coming in from a helicopter added to the drama of this match & culimated with “The Man”, Becky Lynch becoming “Becky 2 Belts” when she would defeat Charlotte & Rousey. Watch the most important match in WWE Women’s history, below.
- 1 – Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks – Inaugural WWE Women’s Championship – WrestleMania 32
Reason – The best match at WrestleMania 32 was this triple threat between 3 of the 4 horse-women of WWE. The Divas Championship was retired & replaced with a gorgeous new, Women’s Championship title belt. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks stole the show in front of over 100,000 members of the WWE Universe at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas/ From the spectacular entrances, including Snoop Dogg coming out to the ring with Sasha Banks, to Ric Flair making a cameo during Charlotte’s, to Becky Lynch’s smoke & pyro to the match itself, this match had everything you’d ever want in a Pro Wrestling match. Watch the best Women’s match in WWE history, in it’s entirety, below.