So on Uncooked, the McMahon household got here to make a historic announcement. The ladies’s revolution takes its subsequent massive step, as for the primary time ever, ladies can have a PPV all to themselves, merely referred to as Evolution. This announcement comes on the heels of ladies pushing the envelope of what their limitations on this enterprise are, and nobody can say they haven’t earned this second. Nevertheless, there was one thing I’ve been pondering behind my thoughts. Does this sign the tip of the revolution, or is that this merely the subsequent chapter for one thing that isn’t but accomplished?
The ladies’s revolution, in line with Stephanie McMahon, started when AJ Lee made a viral tweet in regards to the unfair therapy ladies get in WWE again in early 2015. For just a few weeks or so, ladies received matches that may really go to business, however there wasn’t something particular within the works. It wasn’t till later in the summertime when Stephanie would introduce NXT standouts Sasha Banks, Charlotte Aptitude and Becky Lynch to the principle roster the place there appeared to be a altering of the guard. The ladies nonetheless clearly had a decrease place than the boys, however issues kicked into excessive gear the next 12 months, when WWE exiled the maligned butterfly title, signaling the tip of the Divas period. As an alternative, ladies have been referred to as ladies once more (loopy, proper?), and they’d combat for the ladies’s championship, which resembled the WWE Championship. Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Aptitude would steal WrestleMania, with it being successfully the most effective match on your complete present.
Later in 2016, it will be Sasha Banks and Charlotte Aptitude that may begin to push themselves and your complete ladies’s division to new heights. From RAW principal occasions to the primary time ever Hell in a Cell, Iron Man and Falls Depend Anyplace match, the 2 grew to become stalwarts within the revolution. This transferred over to the SmackDown LIVE model as effectively, as Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch would compete within the first ever ladies’s metal cage and tables matches would happen over there. The next 12 months, it continued with the first-ever ladies’s Cash within the Financial institution ladder match, and this previous 12 months, we received the primary ever ladies’s Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber matches.
This actually has been a course of, and I’m happy with this technology of feminine WWE superstars for making us really feel as if ladies are equal to males, or at the very least considerably. However is WWE Evolution on October 28th the height of the ladies’s revolution? Some consider ladies’s revolution lastly got here full circle with this announcement. Different individuals consider the ladies’s revolution won’t ever be accepted as a real factor that occurred till they principal occasion a WrestleMania. We additionally noticed that in the actual world, the ladies nonetheless have an effective way to go, as they weren’t allowed to compete in Saudi Arabia for the Best Royal Rumble occasion.
One other concern I’ve is that WWE goes to saturate this ladies’s revolution factor till it turns into irrelevant. I do know you are ready for weeks to come back with countless recaps of this announcement, with emotional ladies stating how far they’ve come and countless tweets speaking about their pleasure. If that is used as a advertising and marketing ploy, then I consider your complete factor would have misplaced its which means and what it was actually got down to do. If it’s one thing real, then I consider this generally is a landmark second for WWE. I can truthfully say I’d have by no means conceived of the ladies coming this far three years in the past. I used to be so accustomed to seeing The Bellas stink it up in 30-second Uncooked matches, I’d by no means have thought that girls might have show-stealing matches at WrestleMania, compete in Devil’s construction or have a PPV all to themselves.
However once more, is that this so far as they’re going to go? Or have they got yet one more gear we by no means thought they might attain?