A couple of months ago, it seemed like a like it was a dead certainty that Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair would become the first women in history to main event WrestleMania.
After weeks of convoluted and complicated storylines, the once red-hot angle has mildly cooled off and with the likes of Kofi Kingston now getting a ton of support, it seems like WWE may switch directions.
Rousey, just over a year into her WWE run, recently turned heel on Monday Night Raw and has been ‘exposing’ the business ever since.
The UFC Hall of Famer has been talking about how wrestling is ‘fake and scripted’ on top of breaking kayfabe, something that has been a common practice to not do in the wrestling business since it’s inception.
Speaking on her weekly YouTube vlog, Rousey says her main eventing WrestleMania 35 is a ‘forgone conclusion.’
“I feel like I’ve already done everything necessary to make sure it’s the main event. It’s gotten to the point where people are talking about there’s rumors that it might not be the main event. But it seems like such a forgone conclusion. And I feel like I’ve already done everything I possibly can.”
Her husband Travis Browne – a UFC heavyweight who got physical with a security guard during Raw – also weighed in on the debate.
“There’s rumors that it may not be the main event,” he said. “So you know what that means? People already know it’s the main event.”
The Miz, who has main evented WrestleMania against John Cena and will face Shane McMahon this year, can see why Rousey would break the fourth wall of professional wrestling.
“It’s WrestleMania season, you do whatever you have to do to get people watching, and right now she’s doing exactly that. You’re paying attention, everyone’s paying attention and that’s what it’s all about.”
While there has never been a better chance for the women to headline the event, Kofi’s feel-good moment may yet scupper those plans.