Sexy Star has claimed that her Lucha Underground Championship win is what inspired WWE to start its women's revolution.
Every time you think the women of WWE can't possibly get any better, they prove us all wrong. Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair did that yet again last weekend when they headlined WrestleMania. The women's revolution is still alive and well in WWE and has been for a number of years now.
What's difficult is pinning down exactly when the revolution started. Honestly, it is probably impossible to do so. Some claim it happened in NXT. Other people point to the night Paige debuted on the main roster. You could even claim it began when Stephanie McMahon introduced Lynch, Flair, and Sasha Banks to the wider WWE Universe during the summer of 2015.
One thing is for certain, the women's revolution was already in full swing in WWE by April 2016. That's why some recent claims by Sexy Star have left the wrestling world a little puzzled. During an appearance on The Roman Show, Star claimed that WWE was inspired to start the women's revolution when she became the first woman to win the Lucha Underground Championship. "I felt they (WWE) found out that that had a big buzz all over the world. I think it inspired them to act," she explained.
There are obviously a few glaring issues with that since Star didn't win the LU Title until April 2016. Just to clarify, that was two years after Paige debuted, and also a week after Flair, Lynch, and Banks stole the show at WrestleMania 32. Seems to us that WWE's women's revolution was already in full swing when the Mexican star made history in LU.
Wrestlers have been reacting to Star's comments on social media and as you can imagine, not much of it is positive. This also isn't the first time Star has made headlines for the wrong reasons. In 2017, the former LU Champion intentionally tried to break Rosemary's arm during a match. That coupled with her odd comments about the women's revolution probably negate her chances of ever competing for WWE, a goal she admits she still thinks she can achieve.