WWE News: The NXT Women's Championship is re-named after Becky Lynch's passionate gender equality speech

NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley and Triple H

Whilst Raw and SmackDown's women have been reaping the benefits of the Women's Revolution, NXT have slowly built their female roster up to be incredibly strong once again.

The likes of Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey all did incredible things in 2018 and 2019, but there's an argument to be had that the likes of Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai and co did it better.

Speaking of Baszler, she is expected to move to the main roster soon, and she could do that by winning the Royal Rumble match this weekend.

She's the hot favourite to enter and succeed following the end of her year-long reign as NXT Women's Champion - she was bested by the Aussie sensation Rhea Ripley.

The NXT Women's Championship is seemingly no more though, as it's being officially re-named.

According to Mike Johnson of PW Insider, the title is going to be simply known as the NXT Championship, the exact same name as the belt Adam Cole holds, with the gender being completely dropped.

The timing of this is certainly interesting, especially after Becky Lynch's appearance on WWE Backstage this past Tuesday, where she gave an impassioned speech on gender equality within wrestling.

Becky Lynch's passionate speech on WWE Backstage may have led to the change of name for the NXT Women's Championship

"I think the best thing for the women’s division right now is that we eliminate the term ‘women’," the Lasskicker said.

"I think it’s now starting to hold us back. We’re then going ‘Oh this is the women’s segment’ - why do we need that division?

"We need people, we need characters, we need people looking for the main event spot, not the top women’s spot. It [gender] shouldn’t be an issue at this point.

"We’ve made all the history - of course there’s always going to be more history to be made – but that’s out of the equation now, let’s normalize it, let’s get going."

Raw and SmackDown may end up following suit, but this is definitely a big move to try and eliminate the gender gap in WWE.

Not everyone will be a fan of the change, but it's happening - so get used to it!

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