WrestleMania 34 is in the books and tentative plans are already in place for next year’s show at MetLife Stadium in the New York/New Jersey area.
Ronda Rousey exceeded all expectations and it looks like the reaction to her in-ring debut was mostly positive. The mainstream media attention is certainly making management smile because they had more media outlets covering Mania than at any other point in their history.
A few weeks ago, we talked about WWE’s plans to push the women’s division more than ever before because Rousey is now their biggest mainstream star. The original long-term plans were for Rousey to challenge Asuka for the Smackdown Women’s Champion but that has changed and it’s looking more like it will be Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair.
On Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that there are already plans for Rousey to be in the main event of next year’s show.
He said, “[Rousey] was always a big signing even if she didn’t have a good match and she didn’t have good interviews. Just the fact they had her, because of her rep and everything, but yea this is real big. It’s big enough to where they’re already talking about Ronda Rousey in the main event at next year’s WrestleMania. That’s how big it is.”
Meltzer also noted that they have filmed stuff with wrestlers talking about how they want to see women in the main event of a future WrestleMania so it seems like are serious about having the women close out the show next year.
Several of the women have already said publicly in interviews that they want to see women main event a WrestleMania. Well, it now looks like it will happen much sooner than later.
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