The 5 Greatest WWE Women's Matches in WrestleMania History
A dream that has been shared by countless women throughout WWE History will finally become a reality this Sunday April 7 at MetLife Stadium, when three of the biggest names in women's wrestling bring new meaning to the term "Showcase of The Immortals."
The arrival of UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey was the final push needed for WWE to book a WrestleMania main event with the Women's division, but this match was also the culmination of decades of hard work and perseverance.
While the focus remained on the men's division throughout different eras in WrestleMania and WWE history, the work of women like Wendi Richter, Alundra Blaze, Trish Stratus, Lita, Mickie James and many others helped get the women's division to this point.
There were definitely dark days for women's wrestling in WWE, but there were also some great matches at WrestleMania over the years that deserve some praise.
So, to honor the women's divisions of WWE throughout the years, this article will list the top five greatest women's wrestling matches in WrestleMania history, and hopefully, we'll have one more match to add to the list after this Sunday!
Alundra Blayze vs. Leilani Kai (WM 10): A short, but entertaining match that was much better than the two WrestleMania women's matches that proceeded it.
Jazz vs. Trish Stratus vs. Lita (WM 18): The end of The Attitude Era was the first big turning point for women's wrestling and this was the first match in many years that wasn't unwatchable.
Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon (WM 34) - This was an amazing in-ring debut for Ronda Rousey. If this wasn't a mixed tag, it probably might be number one.
#5 Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James - WrestleMania 22
The storyline began when James debuted in October 2005 as a mega fan of Stratus and the newest Diva on the roster. Her obsession would eventually turn to hatred after Stratus rejected James on Saturday Night’s Main Event, leading to their WrestleMania match for the WWE Women’s Championship.
Stratus started the match with an unrelenting assault on James, but the tables would turn when Status attempted a Chick Kick and hit the ring post by mistake.
Despite being a deranged heel, the fans in the Allstate Arena showered James with cheers as she dominated the champion.
One of the best spots in the match was when Stratus tried to go for a head scissors in the corner, but James countered and drove her injured leg into the mat and immediately burst out in a crazy expression that would put Broken Matt Hardy to shame.
After a nasty botch, James hit a Chick Kick and won the WWE Women's Championship – ending Stratus’s record-setting reign at 448 days, the fifth longest reign in the belt’s history.
Not the best match, but definitely one of the most entertaining stories.