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Historic! Becky Lynch To Headline All-Female Wrestlemania Main Event

Historic! Becky Lynch To Headline All-Female Wrestlemania Main Event

Massive, massive news emanating from WWE this afternoon fight fans!

Less than a fortnight to go to the grandest stage of them all, and the company has dropped one of the most significant pieces of news, dare we say historic, in its four decades this afternoon.

When Wrestlemania XXXV rolls into the MetLife Stadium on April 7th, it will be doing so with an all-female bout as it's main event!

Moreover, the Triple Threat match will feature Ireland's very own Becky Lynch as she bids to take the Raw Women's Championship by force from Ronda Rousey.

'The Man' will face further competition in the ring however from former Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, with the first woman to score a pinfall or submission walking away from New Jersey with the belt.

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The three have been on a collision course for months and it seems WWE executives have taken advantage of the mainstream popularity that all three women have at this moment of time.

Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and Hall of Famer Rousey arguably is the brightest star among the trio, having been persuaded to jump ship to the WWE in 2018.

But over the last twelve months, Lynch has become a sensation within the wrestling community, not only being named Wrestler of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2018 but also winning the Women's Royal Rumble at the beginning of this year.

Of course, the name Flair is synonymous with the industry and second generation competitor Charlotte has risen o the top of the sports entertainment tree in recent years, emulating the status of her legendary father Ric 'The Nature Boy' Flair.

In recent years, the WWE has made a concerted effort to step away from the highly sexualised Divas Division that played a pivotal for the company over the last 25 years, particularly during its heyday Attitude era.

At Wrestlemania XXXII it was announced that the Divas Division would be rebranded to the Women's Division, with female characters experiencing storylines and character development that had not been forthcoming previously.

Dubliner Lynch, real name Rebecca Quin, began her wrestling career at the tender age of 15 at a wrestling school in the capital run by Fergal Devitt, before escalating to the Independent Wrestling Circuit in 2005.

Still only a teenager, she suffered a serious head injury in 2006, which saw her step away from the industry for six years before gaining notoriety after signing to WWE's developmental platform NXT in 2012.

The last six and a bit years have seen Lynch climb the lucrative ladder. She has twice held the Smackdown Women's title but, now 32, next month's battle at Wrestlemania will be her crowning moment.

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