In the WWE Raw women’s championship match, Ronda Rousey will face off against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch

By Lindsay Kimble
March 25, 2019 11:57 AM
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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.

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.

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

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.”

Promised Flair, “We won’t let you down. 13 days. #HERstory #Evolution.”

WrestleMania will stream live around the world on WWE Network at 7 p.m. ET on April 7.