The Women’s Revolution has come a long way in WWE; not only has it placed female talent on the same pedestal as the men’s, but The Revolution has also paved the way for women to headline this year’s WrestleMania.
On Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross gave credit to one woman and one woman only – Ronda Rousey, for without her, the women wouldn’t even stand a chance to main event WrestleMania.
“Let me be honest about it. We all know who the catalyst of this whole thing is, right? Ronda Rousey. “
“Ronda Rousey’s presence, her image, what she means to the mass appeal audience is unsurpassed on the roster with the exception of maybe [Brock] Lesnar. The two most over people you can count on to sell pay-per-views in a big way is a hot angle involving Lesnar and/or a hot angle involving Rousey. I think Rousey’s there to help these other girls get over and get established because we know that Rousey’s not gonna be around forever and I don’t have a problem with that.”
Rousey’s arrival in WWE has not only accelerated the Women’s Revolution, but it has also helped the company in shaping up its brand image with the female Superstars on the forefront.
“If Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster – and you can quote me on this damn statement – if Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster, there’s not a chance in hell a female headlines WrestleMania and closes the show.”
The Baddest Woman On The Planet is no wonder the missing piece to the puzzle – without her, the women may not have received the opportunities that they have received post-WrestleMania 34.
It’s no secret that WWE relied on Ronda Rousey’s star power to consider Evolution in the first place.
No matter how good Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks or The Bella Twins are, Rousey is simply greater and without her, WWE would have never ever considered the female Superstars potentially overshadowing the men to main event WrestleMania.