WWE News: Hall of Famer warns WWE of fan backlash if the Women's triple threat match doesn't headline WrestleMania 35
What's the story?
Foley warned WWE that not letting the women close the show would result in massive fan backlash around the world.
In case you didn't know...
The 35th edition of the show of shows is less than a month away. The main events have been set in stone with Seth Rollins going toe to toe with Brock Lesnar for the Universal title, and Ronda Rousey defending her Raw Women's title against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat match.
The Women's match has been building up ever since Becky Lynch turned heel on Charlotte at Summerslam 2018. Although the original WrestleMania plans were to pit Charlotte and Rousey against each other, Becky's sudden popularity forced WWE to modify the plans to bring "The Man" into the mix.
All three women were recently featured in a list of the top 10 most mentioned female athletes on Twitter, with Lynch bagging the 2nd spot, just behind Tennis star, Serena Williams.
The heart of the matter
Mick Foley, who himself has main-evented a WrestleMania, stated that this is the perfect opportunity for WWE to let the three women close the show.
“I believe the women are going to main event WrestleMania this year and if they don’t, I think there’ll be a mass exodus of people from around the world."
"I believe their time has come. Becky Lynch has succeeded in becoming the biggest name in our business and I think that’s great. She’s a good friend, she’s a wonderful person and it couldn’t happen to a nicer lass."
"I see it being an exciting match; Ronda is going out on a limb to create this really dislikeable persona and I think it works.”
Foley went on to add that Becky Lynch made the most of the opportunity she was given, just like Austin did back in the day.
“I go back to my messages about eight or nine months ago and when she came to me for some advice I told her to be patient and to be ready. Then when she got the opportunity, she ran with it like nobody I’ve ever seen, like ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.”
Foley couldn't be more right when it comes to Becky's popularity. The Irish Lasskicker has become the most mentioned female wrestler on Twitter, and was recently featured in a shampoo commercial for a major brand.
The Women's Revolution has resulted in female WWE Superstars getting a chance to shine on the big stage, instead of being mere eye candies. The three women headlining WrestleMania 35 could be the biggest, and certainly well-deserved, achievement of the Women's Revolution.
Would you like to see Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair headline WrestleMania 35? Yay or Nay? Sound off in the comments!