Becky Lynch has said in a recent interview that she believes more female WWE stars will be main eventing pay-per-viewing events within the next ten years.
On NXT most recent TakeOver event, NXT TakeOver: Respect, Bayley vs Sasha Banks in an Iron Man match for the NXT Women's Championship was the main event of the special. It was an epic clash between the two women, with Bayley coming out on top, and many believe this is the start of more female wrestlers being given the chance to main event on the main roster too.
Lynch, one of the newest divas to be added to the main roster, said in an interview with the Irish America magazine, according to NoDQ, that she believes more female wrestlers will be main eventing pay-per-views within the next ten years.
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She said: “When I walk down to the Performance Center, there’s a hallway, and there’s a display of all the pay-per-view posters. It’s all the headliners, all the moneymakers, and they’re all men. All of them. Every single one of them.
"I walk down and every single time I just kind of shake my head a little bit. Because I know in five years, definitely in ten years, but no, five years, even three years, I know I’m going to be walking down and I’m going to see female wrestlers like Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks and Bayley, and maybe myself, there on those posters.
"That’s what it’s going to be, because that is the future.”
There is hope that this could happen because of the wrestling talent the likes Bayley, Banks, Lynch and Charlotte possess. However, they have two obstacles in their way. The fact it's a male dominated sport, and Vince McMahon & WWE creative.
Lynch even said every single main event in that hallway of pay-per-view posters was an all men competition, and it's going to be hard to sway the opinion of buyers to not have that until the product, being women's wrestling, is good consistently. But this is just a minor problem, as you're unable to provide consistency without overcoming the major problem which is Mr McMahon and the creative team.
Quite simply, him and the rest of the WWE creative team are unable to book the female wrestlers in their 'Divas Revolution' correctly and it has become a travesty. This is the foundation towards women main eventing WWE pay-per-views in the future. Until the booking is improved, divas aren't getting anywhere near the main event.