A week after WWE created history with two women headlining a major pay per view in Hell In A Cell, recent developments suggest that there may be more gimmick matches involving women heading our way.
WWE recently put out a poll online, asking fans on their opinion about the type of matchup would they like to see women wrestlers in.
The decision was left to the WWE Universe to choose the type of match, with the choices being either a TLC match, ladders match, Ironman match, Falls Count Anywhere or even a Tables match. The WWE Universe too relished the opportunity to exercise their control over the product and cast their votes with 45% going with TLC.
A Ladder Match was second favourite garnering about 28% votes, while 16% votes were cast for a Falls Count Anywhere Match, 7% for an Iron Man Match and 4% for a Tables Match.
With TLC coming up in December and being an exclusive SmackDown Live pay per view, it is evident that the women’s division in the blue brand will now have the opportunity to step up and challenge their RAW counterparts.
Becky Lynch is almost certain to be a part of the match should a stipulation arise, it is not clear yet, however, who her opponent might be. She could continue her feud with Alexa Bliss or WWE might add Natalya to the picture for her trusted skills and technical acumen.
In a generation that has women like Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate of the UFC selling out arenas across the country, WWE too has stepped up its game with the introduction of the Women’s Evolution.
Both the women’s division and the WWE staff have managed to move away from the days when women were treated as eye candy ‘divas’ and were put on screen as programming fillers.
Last week at Hell In A Cell, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks created history as they became the first women in the history of WWE to headline a pay per view. Although the match could have been better given the fact that both Sasha and Charlotte are quality wrestlers, the two women certainly tore the house down.
The duo was able to tell a story inside the cold steel cage and proved many detractors wrong. It is evident from these reports that the WWE is open to experimenting with more gimmick matches for women and the Hell In A Cell encounter has set the tone for future matchups.
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