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Becky Lynch holds both Women's Championships aloft at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania women's main event was botched according to backstage WWE sources

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WrestleMania 35 is now in the history books, and we certainly witnessed some surprising moments.

The show went some length - almost five-and-a-half hours on the main card added to a two hour pre-show, and the crowd got visibly tired as the night wore on.

But it came back alive of sorts for the main event, where the women of WWE closed out the show for the first time in its history.

From Charlotte Flair recreating her father's iconic Great American Bash helicopter entrance in 1985, to the legendary Joan Jett performing Ronda Rousey's theme song at the top of the stage, there was a huge-match feel for the occasion.

The match itself was really good for the most part, everyone getting their moves in and some heavy bumps were taken - one in which Ronda was knocked off the apron in particular looked rough.

Many were under the expectation that with Rousey supposedly departing the company for an undisclosed length of time following the event, that Lynch would get her fairytale ending and make the former UFC champion submit in the middle of the ring.

That didn't end up happening though.

Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey go at it in the main event of WrestleMania

The Lasskicker was able to reverse Rousey's Pipers Pit finishing move into a crucifix pinfall, and the 80,000-strong crowd inside MetLife Stadium were visibly shocked when the referee's hand hit the mat for a three-count.

Ronda looked stunned too, and you could visibly see in the ring that she was displeased about something.

Not only were her shoulders not on the mat at the start of the count, it seems as though Rousey was not meant to take the fall.

According to SE Scoops news reporter Kristen Ashly, her backstage source stated that Charlotte was meant to tap out to Lynch instead of Rousey taking the pinfall, and that the referee botched the count.

This was corroborated by Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, who stated that the match 'didn't finish as planned' and that Rousey was unhappy that the finish to the bout 'made her look bad'.

If that's how it went down then she has a point - Vince McMahon clearly wanted her to look good in defeat and the botch gives her her first loss as a WWE superstar.

It'll be interesting to see how WWE handles this on Raw tonight, but everyone got what they wanted in the end with the Irishwoman standing tall to close the Show of Shows.

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