WWE Hall Of Famer Says Women Need To Prove They Can Carry WrestleMania Main Event

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Some fans were disappointed not to see women in the main event of WrestleMania 39 but Madusa thinks Triple H and WWE made the right call with what went on last.

Sunda night’s main event was a give-in before the show started with Roman Reigns headlining the event in that slot for the third year in succession. His opponent on the night was Cody Rhodes who had won the 2023 Royal Rumble to earn the right to try and finish his story on the grandest stage of them all.

The women’s Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley might have expected to headline Saturday night with Charlotte Flair but given the incredible reaction generated by Sami Zayn in recent months, the decision was made to have Zayn and Kevin Owens go on last against The Usos in only the second WrestleMania tag team main event in history.

Speaking with, WWE Hall of Famer Madusa gave her thoughts on the situation and says that she doesn’t think there was a women’s match and storyline strong enough to headline WrestleMania this time around:

“It’s not that I’m going to take Triple H’s side, but women want equality and women want what everyone else has, and because rightfully so in a world and where we’re at. However, I’m going to go back to where you have to prove that you can do that spot.

“So people and women and everybody feel that, ‘Hey, we’ve earned this spot. We need to main event’, or ‘Hey, straight from the Royal Rumble, we get a spot.’ But you gotta ask yourself this question and everybody out there. “Is a match or a storyline strong enough to carry a main event at WrestleMania?’ So on the defense of women, we’re only as good as a group. You yourself as a wrestler and your training and your ability to deliver.

“Number two, I’m only as good as the ring because if that ring ain’t put together and it falls apart and I’m wrestling, my match goes to crap. Number three, I’m only as good as the creative writers and what the storyline they give me. Number four, their social media and how they market you. You are a package. You’re a total package and you rely not just on yourself all the time 100% to deliver, but these other three people, and it’s very f’ing important. I cannot stress enough, I would love to see women carry a whole card at WrestleMania, but we’re not there (yet). We’re not.

“You’re gonna tell me as soon as we can have women’s stories that are creative enough to make sense, and women that can deliver all of that stuff because there are many, many talented women that could and that deserve longer times and more input and whatnot, but it’s got to have that believability and you’ve got to have that support with the company you work with.

“I know they say they do, they’ve given them that platform, and they get all of this stuff, but that whole Bloodline, that whole match, it was Cody Rhodes, and I’m sorry, but it was so good, and I can’t think of one woman’s match during WrestleMania that would have carried WrestleMania. I have to take his (Triple H’s) side and I’m a woman. If I think it’s right, I’m going to say it. It is what it is. Those are my feelings. Those are my facts.”

It’s safe to say that Ric Flair didn’t share Madusa’s views when he complained that the company “broke tradition” by not having Ripley and his daughter go on last.

Women have had the main event slot at WrestleMania in the past with the first time that ever happened taking place in 2019 when a white hot Becky Lynch unified the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships by defeating Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey.

Two years later, women were back in the spotlight of the main event when Bianca Belair dethroned Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women’s Title.