WWE has officially confirmed that the triple threat between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair will be WrestleMania's main event.
The definition of WrestleMania's main event is one Vince McMahon seems to have struggled with in recent years. The chairman likes to view the show as having more than one main event, thus watering down the very definition of the phrase itself. However, in the eyes of most, there is only one main event. That being, the match that closes the show.
In the build to this year's WrestleMania, which is now less than two weeks away, there have been rumors that for the first time ever, female Superstars will feature in the main event. However, by that does WWE mean the main event, or one of Mr. McMahon's three or four main events. We thought we would have to wait until WrestleMania itself, but apparently not.
WWE officially announced via WWE.com on Monday morning that the triple threat match between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair will main event WrestleMania. The opening line of the statement from WWE reads "for the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania." We are taking the use of the word "the" ahead of main event to mean that this match will indeed close the show.
Upon hearing the news, we here at TheSportster breathed a collective sigh of relief. That's due to the fact that there have been signs indicating that this match would not go on last. Also, we know what WWE is like. The signs include Seth Rollins claiming his match with Brock Lesnar is the main event, and also that Universal Title match being given top billing on the WWE.com's WrestleMania preview page.
Normally we qualify almost all of WWE's plans with the caveat that plans can change. However, can you imagine the backlash if WWE decides to renege on this announcement between now and April 7? We'd also like to think that CM Punk will be pretty tickled by this news. When the former WWE Superstar asked why he was never in a WrestleMania main event, he claimed that he had been when he took on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29. As you likely recall, that match did not go on last.