The Greatest Women's Matches in WrestleMania History
The WWE Universe is currently on the fast-paced and entertaining ride all the way to WrestleMania 35 where we'll see Rondy Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair tear the house down, possibly in the MAIN EVENT.
Over the years, the women of WWE have been itching to achieve this dream of being a huge commodity in the sport of professional wrestling, especially at the grandest stage of them all. They've all put countless amounts of hours into attempting to develop women's wrestling into something extraordinarily special. Although it took a long time to get to this point, all their hard work has finally paid off, and now we all get to witness the females TAKE OVER the biggest show of the year!
I thought about all the WrestleMania matches that the women have had the opportunity to put on over the course of women's wrestling. I watched them all back on the WWE Network and came up with my very own top 10 favorite women's matches in WrestleMania history.
10) Wendy Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) vs. Leilani Kai (w/ The Fabulous Moolah)--WrestleMania 1
Although the grappling in this match wasn’t the most ideal for a wrestling fan, you can’t undermine the importance of having a woman’s match at the very first WrestleMania. The iconic image of Wendi Richter and Cyndi Lauper running towards the entrance before the match will forever be remembered. Having a big star in the mix like Lauper was at the time AND having the biggest women's superstar in The Fabulous Moolah involved made this battle extra special. When it comes to the very first women’s match at Mania, Wendi Richter and Leilani Kai will ALWAYS be known as the two women who achieved that.
9) The Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational—WrestleMania 30
The first half of this match was a little bit sour as the WWE Universe was just getting over the fact that The Undertaker’s streak had just ended, but the women took control of their match and really made it an entertaining one. There were 14 women vying for the chance to win the then Diva’s title as talent like AJ Lee, Brie and Nikka Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Tamina, Summer Rae, and Layla did a phenomenal job making the match entertaining enough to surpass the agitation of the crowd after witnessing the broken streak. The match became a non-stop action-packed battle that ended with AJ Lee coming out on top and retaining her title, much to the chagrin of one Vickie Guerrero.
8) AJ Lee and Paige vs. The Bella Twins--WrestleMania 31
The former rivals, AJ Lee and Paige, teamed up at WrestleMania 31 against the mean-spirited Bellas in a match primarily to shut the mouths of the twins up. This match was truly an emotional moment for both Paige and AJ Lee, for different reasons. After a long journey in the wrestling career of Paige, she finally wrestled her very first WrestleMania match. However, it was also AJ Lee's last. Each one of these women in this bout looked like they were at the top of their game and pulled off a solid outing despite the duration of time they had to do so.
7) Victoria vs. Molly Holly in a 'Hair vs. Title' match--WrestleMania 20
This match for the Women’s title saw Molly Holly completely destroying Victoria throughout the entire bout. The in-ring prowess of Molly came out to its highest level until one tiny mistake led to a backslide victory for Victoria. Not only did Molly lose the match and the chance to regain her coveted Women’s championship, she lost the freedom of being seen in public without hair!
6) Alundra Blayze vs Leilani Kai for the Women's title--WrestleMania 10
Alundra Blayze is one of the greatest in-ring competitors the WWE Universe will ever know, and she proved that fact in this match at WrestleMania 10 against the fierce Leilani Kai. The smoothness of her wrestling style was absolutely remarkable to the point that it makes you wonder just how perfectly fitting Alundra would have been in today’s division. After a hard-fought battle against Leilani, Alundra german suplexed her way to victory and retained her title at the biggest show of the year.
5) Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax in a Fatal 4-way for the Raw Women's title--WrestleMania 33
In this Elimination match for the Raw Women’s title, Bayley kept her impressive momentum going when she defeated three of the toughest women in WWE. In order to eliminate Nia Jax, the other three had to gang up on The Irresistible Force so that they had a much bigger chance to walk away with the gold. It then became a knock-down, drag-out fight between Bayley, Charlotte Flair, and Sasha Banks that the WWE Universe will always remember. Although I personally believe that Charlotte was the MVP of this match, Bayley’s heart and determination shined through as she retained her Raw Women’s title in front of the thousands of fans in Orlando.
4) Trish Stratus vs. Victoria vs. Jazz in a Triple Threat Match for the Women's title--WrestleMania 19
One of the most underrated triple threat matches in WWE history, these three women fought with everything they had for the Women’s title at WrestleMania 19. The resiliency of Trish Stratus in this match makes you understand just how phenomenal of an in-ring competitor she really was and why she’s a WWE Hall of Famer. Victoria and Jazz are two of the toughtest females that have ever graced a wrestling ring, and really made this triple threat match as incredible as it was. If you haven’t seen this match or you haven’t watched it in a long time, do yourself a favor: Go turn on the WWE Network, sit back, relax, and enjoy. This was an extremely hard-fought match with three women who possessed a load of heart and respect that was spread all over the squared circle.
3) Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat match for the New Women's title--WrestleMania 32
Before “The Man” heads to her Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 35, it’s essential to note that it won’t be her first Triple Threat match for a title at the biggest show of the calendar year. At WrestleMania 32, Becky Lynch took on both Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks in a highly anticipated bout to crown a new WWE Women’s champion. With a new shiny championship belt introduced by Lita, the three women put it all on the line in hopes to make history and have that belt hanging over their shoulder when the dust settled. Although Charlotte walked away with the gold, that match was the epitome of what this amazing Women’s Evolution has blossomed into.
2) Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka for the SDLive Women's title--WrestleMania 34
In one of the most hard-hitting matches you will ever see, Charlotte Flair and Asuka took it upon themselves to steal the entire show at WrestleMania 34. From start to finish, these two women gave the WWE Universe something incredibly special that not many would be able to pull off. The fact that Charlotte beat Asuka wasn’t just important in the fact that she successfully defended her Smackdown Live Women’s title, she also broke the undefeated streak of The Empress that reigned supreme for nearly three years. This was an incredible match by two of the greatest in-ring performers the WWE Universe will ever know.
1) Trish Stratus vs Mickie James for the Women's title--WrestleMania 22
Not only is this my personal favorite women’s match in the history of WrestleMania, it’s one of my favorite rivalries in all of WWE history. The impact that Mickie James made in the WWE at this point was astronomical. The way her mysterious mind games got inside the head of Trish Stratus leading up to this match at WrestleMania made the members of the WWE Universe incredibly excited to see what she’d do at the grandest stage of them all. Those mind games played a HUGE role in this title match and led Mickie to a victory over her beloved idol.
With all the years that women's wrestling sat in the backseat waiting for the opportunity to drive, it's absolutely amazing to see how far it's come in 2019.
The women of WWE continue to astound us all with their in-ring ability, with their desire to steal the show every night, and with their poise to keep this Women's Evolution at an all-time high.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm ready to watch these remarkable women make history at WrestleMania 35!