10 Milestones of the Women's Revolution
Women’s wrestling has come a long way in a short period of time, even referring to the female talents as ‘Women’ is a significant development as they are no longer known as ‘Divas’.
Even as far back as three or four years ago, the typical Women’s match would last just a couple of minutes and consist largely of slapping and hair-pulling, yet already this sort of action feels archaic and modern Women’s wrestling is an entirely different entity.
This Sunday will see Sasha Banks face Charlotte in the first ever Women’s Hell In A Cell which could potentially also be the first ever Women’s main event on a WWE pay-per-view. Whether the latter happens or not, this Sunday will certainly be a significant moment in the recent rise of Women’s wrestling.
But how did we get to this point? This article will look at 10 milestones of the new era of Women’s wrestling, beginning with…
#1 - Paige becomes the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion
Many fans will tell you that the Women’s revolution began in NXT and the crowning of the first NXT Women’s Champion was when the female division officially arrived.
The final of the tournament to crown the inaugural Champion would see Emma take on Paige.
Paige was the standout star of female wrestling in its early days in NXT, not just for her in-ring capabilities but also her look and attitude, it was something that fans were not used to seeing and she was exciting to see purely for being different to the super models that had made up the majority of WWE’s Women’s division in the years prior to her arrival.
She was arguably the catalyst for the entire Women’s revolution as it’d be hard to see anything significantly changing without her and therefore her defeating Emma to capture the NXT Women’s Championship is the first milestone on this list.