For many years, there has always been one mainstream superstar to represent the WWE outside of the squared circle. Since WWE’s inception, that person has always been a man.
During the WWE’s attitude era, Dwayne Johnson dominated professional wrestling with his character and superstar presence. The Rock would become the organization’s household name, playing in Hollywood movies and making appearances on television. He held many titles during his time with the WWE and continues to have success in Hollywood landing a variety of movie gigs.
Once Johnson stepped away from professional wrestling, the next mainstream name to represent the company on a similar scale hailed from West Newbury, Massachusetts. John Cena would later follow The Rock’s path, holding many titles, landing movie gigs and television appearances, and representing the brand on every level. Cena recently made his return, however, he’s been landing multiple gigs in Hollywood since his break up with Nikki Bella. The pattern exists and its only a matter of time before Cena leaves his WWE days behind him, for a career as an actor.
With the current void, the WWE has made many of its superstars into megastars. WWE NXT has allowed wrestlers to solidify a platform and following, to gain momentum before making their main card debuts. Aside from that, the signing of Ronda Rousey and the women’s revolution has remained a hot trending topic for the organization, leading to more viewership as the WWE makes history with many first-ever matches.
Throughout the revolution, there have been many women in the spotlight. However, none have elevated the belt to be the most talked about championship strap in the organization.
One woman has changed the game forever. Becky Lynch is at the head of the most impressive women’s division in WWE history. The Man is the biggest name in wrestling, and she recently main-evented WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018 with the promotion’s first-ever all-woman TLC match.
As a mic worker, Lynch had always been among the best. She’s a part of the Four Horsewoman of WWE, was the first SmackDown Women’s Champion in history, and also made her acting debut, playing a role in the Marine 6. Lynch was riding high, holding her championship and carrying the brand forward in a way no one could have expected, but it was after the punch from Nia Jax that made Lynch the biggest star in the business today.
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 22, 2018