WWE's female Superstars ticked off yet another first this week. Main eventing a Madison Square Garden show.
WWE may be the giant that never sleeps, but at least Vince McMahon let his Superstars spend Christmas with their families this year. Last year, for the first time ever, Raw aired live on Christmas Day. However, even though Raw fell on Christmas Eve and SmackDown Live on Christmas Day this year, WWE pre-taped the shows so that wrestlers didn't have to be on the road.
As always though, their break was a short one. It has become WWE tradition to run a holiday show at Madison Square Garden every year on December 26, and 2018 was no different. It has also become customary for John Cena to return for this date, which he did. Mr. McMahon made a surprise appearance at the show and announced to Baron Corbin that he would be facing Cena instead of the injured and absent Braun Strowman.
There were a number of noteworthy matches on the card, including one inside of a steel cage between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. However, the biggest take home from the MSG show was what happened in the main event. A Raw Women's Title match between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax. Yes, it's a match we have seen before and yes, Rousey obviously won, but the bout had some historical significance.
According to WrestlingNews.co, the match marks the first time female Superstars have ever main evented a WWE MSG show. Considering how long the company's history with the arena goes back, that's a pretty big milestone to have ticked off the checklist. The Riott Squad, Natalya, and Ember Moon all ran out after the match too as a chaotic brawl ensued after the match.
There really aren't many firsts for WWE's women left to accomplish. Along with the first ever female TLC match, the division has now ticked off two more this month alone. The big one is, of course, headlining WrestleMania. Considering the momentum the division is currently picking up, it seems extremely likely that ultimate milestone will be passed at WrestleMania 35 next year.