Top 20 Matches of WrestleMania 35 Week (Part I)
- WrestleMania week is a carnival of the best of the best pro-wrestling has to offer from the small indies to the grandest stage of them all
#19 for the RAW/Smackdown Women's Championships: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (c), WrestleMania 35
Bogged down by a supposedly botched ending (though knowing WWE it's a way to extend the feud) and a deflated crowd after seven hours. The women's triple threat match might not seem as historic as touted but it is quite an interesting battle in retrospect.
What seems like a sluggish match is in fact what good old JR would call; a slobber knocker. Taking cues from the best of interactions between these technically refined women, WWE goes subversive yet again against the specialty of the competitors. That can seem a mistake if it weren't for how thrilling Lynch and Flair's last woman standing match or Rousey and Charlotte's Survivor Series battle was.
So what we have is Rousey fighting furiously to expose the business, yet Charlotte and Becky especially bringing it to her with equal grit and determination. There's a double team, a table spot, a painful injury, and even Rousey calling Charlotte's chops weak. All in all, there's a lot of hatred and it shows in the number of cuss words bleeped out and the hard-hitting variant these women bring to the table.
They should not carry the blame for that reaction, the oddly timed abrupt ending and the unwieldy structure of WrestleMania takes away from them. Yet even then, these three proved that not only are they here to stay but hopefully main event for a long time to come.
Result: Becky Lynch reverses Rousey's finisher into a crucifix pin for the win to become the NEW RAW and Smackdown Women's Champion!Published 14 Apr 2019, 14:11 IST