WWE superstar Becky Lynch defeated RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match to capture both championships Sunday Night at WrestleMania 35 in MetLife Stadium. It was the first time in company history that a women’s match main-evented a WrestleMania, the company’s biggest show of the year. The main event ended the longest show in WWE history lasting seven hours and twenty-five minutes. Lynch has now won four championships since her debut in the company in July 2015.
Becky Lynch posted a photograph holding both championships on Twitter Monday morning stating, “Unthinkable to think what was once unthinkable. Those 3 seconds last night were a lifetime in the making. Thank you to all of you who have been on this crazy whirlwind journey with me. We’re only getting started.” Former Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair posted the following on Twitter Sunday Night about the main event, “Attention, opportunity, trust, and RESPECT. We dreamed of it. We worked for it. We deserve it. Thank you to all female Superstars then, now, and in the future who made tonight possible.” Wrestling journalist, Larry Csonka of 411mania.com gave the twenty minute match three and a half stars stating, “The match was very good overall, as they did a good job with the format and layout.”
Lynch was a former two-time Smackdown Women’s Champion coming into WrestleMania. She won the inaugural Smackdown Championship at Backlash 2016 on September 11 by winning a six woman elimination match. Her second reign began by defeating Charlotte Flair at the Hell in a Cell 2018 event in September. A match that was made after Lynch attacked Flair at Summerslam the previous month. The attack sparked her rise in popularity which led Lynch to the Main Event Sunday Night. The WWE, Sports Illustrated, CBS, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and The Wrestling Observer Newsletter all awarded Lynch Women’s Wrestler of the year in 2018, and Lynch is expected to appear on RAW Monday Night to address the WWE fans after her historic victory and begin the next chapter in her career.