WWE WrestleMania to feature women's main event for first time ever

WrestleMania 35 will take place April 7
Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 25, 2019

For the first time ever, women will go on last at WWE's biggest pay-per-view of the year.

WWE announced Monday that it will be an all-women's main event at WrestleMania 35 on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. That match will feature Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair with the Raw women's championship on the line.

Rousey, a former UFC champion, is the current Raw women's champion. The Irish-born Lynch, arguably the most popular WWE superstar at the moment, along with Flair, daughter of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, will be the challengers in a triple-threat contest.

WWE has placed a major emphasis on women's wrestling in recent years. For the second straight year, WWE held a 30-woman Royal Rumble match to go with the traditional men's match at January's pay-per-view at Chase Field in Phoenix. In October, WWE held Evolution, its first-ever, all-women's pay-per-view.

WrestleMania will air Sunday, April 7 on WWE Network. First-time subscribers can watch for free.