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5 Biggest achievements by female Superstars since WWE Evolution

The women have done a fantastic job after receiving the spotlight
The women have done a fantastic job after receiving the spotlight
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Ali Akber

On July 23, 2018, episode of RAW, Stephanie McMahon made one of the biggest announcements in history pertaining to the female roster of the company. The first-ever all-women pay-per-view called Evolution was announced during that night, and Hall of Famers Trish Stratus, Lita, and Beth Phoenix were all advertised to take part in the event.

The event ended up being a huge success and gave us some top matches such as the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament final match between Toni Storm and Io Shirai, and the Last Woman Standing Match for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

The main event of the night saw Ronda Rousey defend the RAW Women's Championship against Nikki Bella in a high-profile clash.

Now that it’s been a year since the event, there has been a lot the company and its female talent has achieved. This has been a good reflection of the benefits that Evolution brought for the women’s division.

In this article, we will look at the 5 biggest achievements by the female Superstars of WWE since the pay-per-view.


#5 Shayna Baszler’s undefeated reign

It has become nearly impossible to defeat Shayna Baszler on NXT
It has become nearly impossible to defeat Shayna Baszler on NXT

Throughout the past two years there has been no woman who has been as dominant as Shayna Baszler in WWE. She has managed to take over Asuka’s crazy undefeated streak and made it into something completely different on the Black and Gold Brand and made fans realize that a figure like Brock Lesnar can also exist on the female roster.

At WWE Evolution, Baszler was up against Kairi Sane for the NXT Women’s Championship. Sane had recently defeated the dominant Baszler for the Championship and was looking to extend her reign over NXT.

However, Baszler was helped by the distractions caused by Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke, who were at ringside. This led to Baszler applying the "Kirifuda Clutch" on Sane who passed out and The Queen Of Spades was awarded the match and the NXT Women’s Championship by technical submission.

This allowed Baszler to become the first two-time NXT Women's Champion. Since her victory, Baszler remains the only female in WWE today who has not lost a single televised match. This has allowed her to become the longest-reigning Champion in the company since WWE Evolution, and the most dominant figure on all three rosters.

#4 WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships

The company has pushed a lot of female talent over the past year on the back of the Tag Team Championships
The company has pushed a lot of female talent over the past year on the back of the Tag Team Championships

Throughout the lead up to the WWE Evolution event, fans were expecting to see WWE release a new Championship for the Women's division. The Tag Team Championships seemed to be the best option out of all the titles the fans could cook up.

The company did not unveil a single new Championship for the event, but fans kept campaigning for the company to come up with the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

Their prayers were finally answered almost two months later when the Championships were established on December 24 2018, episode of Monday Night Raw.

The titles also became the first female Championship which could be defended on all three brands of the company, namely RAW, SmackDown, and NXT.

The Boss 'n' Hug Connection were the inaugural Champions, and the women found a new direction as many of them started teaming up to compete for the titles.

Since then, we have seen The IIconics, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross, and The Kabuki Warriors win the titles. The Championships have been a huge step forward for the company since WWE Evolution. Not only has the female talent of the company benefited from the launch of the Championships but even the fans have gotten some great moments and matches out of it.

#3 First Grand Slam Champion

Bayley has achieved something no other woman has
Bayley has achieved something no other woman has

Back in the days, it was special for a female Superstar to win just a single title during her entire career as there was a limited number of Championships for the women in the company.

Now, we can safely say that the women of WWE have a good number of titles to fight for as the company has a top Championship for each of its three brands and also the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

In May this year, Bayley was the announced the first Women’s Grand Slam Champion. Bayley has won the NXT, RAW and the SmackDown Women’s Championships along with the Tag Team titles in just over six years!

Considering the fact that there have been over 25 male Grand Slam Champions following the original and the modern format, it is one of the biggest achievements any woman has accomplished in the wrestling industry.

Bayley has revealed that "I'm the SmackDown women's champion now, I'm a Grand Slam women's champion and I'm also a future WWE Hall of Famer. I have a long legacy and there are so many things that I want to do and so many things that need to be done here.”

#2 Headlined WrestleMania

Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair have been at the forefront of the revolution
Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair have been at the forefront of the revolution

Throughout history, we have seen men like Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, John Cena, and Roman Reigns headlined WrestleMania on separate occasions.

The legacy all these men have left behind will mold the future generation of Superstars who are constantly looking for role models to follow.

Similarly, the females around the world have also always been on the lookout for top women to make their role models, and Trish Stratus, Lita, and Mickie James have usually led the way.

The new generation now has Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to look up to, and the three women main evented WrestleMania for the first time in history. The RAW and SmackDown Women's Championships, which were then held by Ronda Rousey and Charlotte respectively, were on the line in the main event of WrestleMania 35.

This was arguably the biggest step the women have ever taken in the company, surpassing the first-ever all-women pay-per-view event, Evolution.

The match was ultimately won by Becky Lynch who walked into the match after a Royal Rumble victory and several controversies to back her up.

#1 Becky Two Belts

Becky Lynch's hard work has paid off thanks to the women's revolution in the company
Becky Lynch's hard work has paid off thanks to the women's revolution in the company

The victory in the main event of WrestleMania 35 led Becky Lynch to become the first-ever woman in WWE to win and hold two Championships at the same time.

We have seen many men in WWE hold two Championship belts at the same time, with Seth Rollins leading the list. Becky Lynch defied all odds to have one of the quickest rises in the WWE roster, and with the backing of the fans, became the first woman in the company to hold both the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship at the same time.

The move led fans to clearly see the investment the company was now ready to make in the female department, and Becky Lynch has proven to be the perfect ambassador for the change. Her work inside and outside the ring has made her get much more spotlight than any other Superstar in the past year.

Since WWE Evolution, Becky Lynch has arguably become the face of the company and led them in many major events. That’s not all, as Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Bayley have not been too far behind in leading the change, and we believe that the company now sees the true potential in its female talent.

Edited by Alan John
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