Can you blame her? There are certain moments in wrestling that you just know are special. It might be a great match, a great interview or a great segment, but when you see one of them, you know that you are seeing something that is going to be remembered for a long time. A lot of those moments come at WrestleMania, and that was the case again this weekend.
The Women’s Revolution has changed the was wrestling world and that has been a very good thing. Nearly six years ago, a group of women came up from NXT and brought in a new generation of women’s wrestling, changing the way that everything worked. Women were suddenly being treated as something serious and it was a huge change of pace. There was still a long way to go, and one of those milestones was covered at WrestleMania 37.
The main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37 featured SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks defending her title against Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair. The match ended with Belair defeating Banks to win the title, marking the first time that two women headlined WrestleMania in a singles match. The moment was a special one, and it got a special reaction.
How’s that for emotion? Check out how things looked after the show was over:
A fan has captured footage of Banks smiling up at Belair during the post match celebration following the main event. Banks is seen leaning up against the barricade and being unable to contain her emotions. The show ended with Belair celebrating and Banks’ face was not shown on the broadcast feed. This is the first time that either Banks or Belair has headlined WrestleMania.
It was a pretty awesome moment. Check out how the match went:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that might not be the most popular among some people as Banks should have been more upset about losing the title, but come on. This is about as cool of a moment as you can get, along with being one of the few milestones left for women’s wrestling. To have been a part of that match and to have nailed the whole thing so well is certainly worth a smile.
At the end of the day, Banks is one of the biggest female stars that WWE has ever had and getting such a spot is very well deserved. I’m not sure when a women’s match will headline WrestleMania again, but they have now done it two of the last three years and that is more than almost anyone ever would have guessed. It is now a nearly regular thing and that is quite the accomplishment worth smiling over.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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