4-time RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is currently on a roll with her newfound aggressive heel persona, having played a key role in changing the status of female talent in WWE.
The Women’s Revolution is now on the front foot with WWE giving the female Superstars the first-ever all women’s pay-per-view event Evolution back in October.
With the “Divas” term officially a thing of the past, the women are now considered to be much more than a 90-second attraction as the female Superstars continue to spearhead the product in WWE, the latest being the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match that main-evented TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
During an interview on Fresno’s Fox 26’s Great Day, Flair declared that the days of it being a major deal that female Superstars are headlining a WWE PPV is now completely normal as the women gradually take over in what used to be a male-dominated industry so far.
“My moment’s right now and the women are absolutely killing it in the WWE. We’re taking over in a male-dominated industry which is now women headlining it. It’s almost like we main-evented Sunday and it’s like ‘oh they main-evented.’ It almost sounded normal.”
The Queen is rumored to headline WrestleMania 35 with Ronda Rousey on April 7, 2019 – the first time in over 3 decades that women are going to main event a WrestleMania event.
This goes on to explain how far women have come in the professional wrestling business, especially in WWE, the juggernaut that used to feature women in lustful matches/segments back in the day.
It’s evident that WWE needs to put it’s female talent on a high pedestal, if not higher than the men’s, for Stephanie McMahon is the Chief Brand Ambassador of the company and being a woman herself, she needs to protect the brand’s image by uplifting the status of female Superstars and giving them the best opportunities to showcase themselves because that’s what’s “best for business”.