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5 reasons why 2018 was the year of the women in WWE

Divesh Merani
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Modified 21 Dec 2018
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#4 Two high-level main events to bookend the year

Asuka started and ended the year standing tall.
Asuka started and ended the year standing tall.

After the Royal Rumble main event, the next time we saw an all-female main event, aside from the obvious one, would be in the final pay-per-view of the year. Becky Lynch defended her Smackdown Women's Championship in a triple threat TLC match against Charlotte Flair and Asuka. What a match this was. It was every bit as brutal and engaging as a match involving the three best women's wrestlers in the WWE should be. And like the Royal Rumble, it was Asuka who stood victorious at the end.

Also, in another similarity to the January supershow, Ronda Rousey invaded the closing stretch of the show. This time she cost both Becky and Charlotte the match, setting up an extremely intriguing start to 2019 in the women's division. It was the perfect way to end the pay-per-view calendar, with the mighty Asuka on top, just like the way it began. The middle part of the year may have been difficult for the Empress, but she can now take solace in the fact that she finally is the Women's Champion.

Asuka is one of the best wrestlers in the world and she is finally being recognised as such.

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Published 21 Dec 2018
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