Speculation is that WWE has decided Ronda Rousey versus Becky Lynch is a big enough draw that their match will headline WrestleMania 35. If the report by Sports Illustrated is accurate, it will be the first time a women's match has been the main event of a WrestleMania.
Despite speculation that Charlotte Flair will be added to the Rousey vs Lynch match (making it a Triple Threat), according to Sports Illustrated, sources close to WWE have said the current plan is to have WWE RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch be the main event of the company's biggest show of the year. Undoubtedly a marquee match-up for the show, this news signifies that WWE believes these two women are a big enough draw that they can fill the MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
While WWE has not confirmed this news and there are other matches that could wind up being the main event — such as WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar taking on Seth Rollins — there is some appeal to the idea of having these two women close the show.
Lynch may be the most popular superstar in the WWE these days and is certainly the most popular female. Meanwhile, Rousey is a huge draw and marketing dream, having come over from the world of MMA and taken professional wrestling by storm. She's an icon, a movie star and will certainly draw media interest if she's announced as the main event of WrestleMania after only one year in the business.
The question people will ask is whether or not this is the right time and these are the right two women to make history.
What This Means
If this match becomes the main event, it has to be assumed that Charlotte Flair will not be added. Perhaps she becomes a special guest referee or is somehow involved in the finish, but WWE will want to push this as two of the best going toe-to-toe. WrestleMania 35 will be billed as Rousey vs Lynch and adding Charlotte lessens the marketing draw these two women would have.
It also suggests that WWE is not confident in the rest of their talent. Brock Lesnar's popularity if fading, the company is missing a number of key stars and it's time to take things in a new direction.