On Monday Night Raw this week, the main event was the contract signing between Natalya and Charlotte for their submission match at Extreme Rules for the WWE Women's Championship.
Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon oversaw the contract signing between the two women superstars, and another stipulation had been revealed that if Ric Flair so much as goes down the ramp towards the ring at Extreme Rules during his daughter's match, Charlotte will have to forfeit the championship.
But what was the most surprising thing about this was the fact the women wrestlers were in the main event of Raw for once. While the feud of Natalya and Charlotte doesn't exactly merit the main event slot, it's nice to see WWE creative give the Women's division a chance to shine.
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During a recent interview with Sporting News - according to Daily Wrestling News - Natalya discussed being in the main event on Monday night, and said she was shocked to find out that herself and Charlotte would be last on:
“It was shocking to find out. I got to the arena and then we were told that you guys are on last. We were like “oh my God.” Not only are we main-eventing Raw but we’re closing Raw. It was surreal. And it’s still surreal.
"I was on my drive last night from Greensboro to Greenville and I was just processing it all, taking it all in and going wow. I can’t believe I did that. Just being able to hold up that Women’s Championship and to think about wrestling for 15 years and after going through the highest of highs, the lowest of lows."
She went on to reflect on who was in the ring with her, having the McMahon's, the Hart's and the Flair's all in one place, and how it doesn't get much bigger than that. She also said how the fact they were allowed as women to main event shows the division is moving forward.
She continued: "To me, it wasn’t an easy ride to be born into a big, crazy world of wrestling. (Monday) night, holding up that championship on Raw and closing Raw, it’s a huge moment for myself, it was a huge moment for Charlotte, it was a huge moment for women in the WWE moving our division forward. It just shows that WWE is embracing their women with all their efforts.”
Ever since Charlotte alongside Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch debuted on the main roster, there has been a bit of a revolution in the Women's division. That looks set to continue as more interesting storylines develop for them all with women's wrestling and the division itself is being taken more seriously.