WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon recently sat down with The National in Abu Dhabi to talk about WWE’s empowerment of their female Superstars. While it is not set in stone, WrestleMania is likely to be headlined by the RAW Women’s Championship match. McMahon said she’s in favor of it, hoping it’d be the first of many.
“It would mean more to me then I could describe for our women to be the main event at WrestleMania. Charlotte, Ronda and Becky could do it this year. There is so much momentum behind the story. They are so incredibly talented. I know they would deliver. But what I will say is that I hope it is the first of many.”
McMahon also talked about how WWE recently made history in Abu Dhabi, holding the first pro wrestling match to feature women in the country.
“I will forever be grateful to our fans who were in Abu Dhabi that night that Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss were allowed to compete for the first time and a chant broke out from both men and women, chanting ‘this is hope, this is hope’. It was one of the most powerful moments in our history and it is what about the women’s evolution is truly about.”
McMahon was asked about Roman Reigns’s return to WWE since battling leukemia. McMahon thinks Reigns will be able to go on to do “great things.”
“Roman overcoming leukaemia and announcing he had leukaemia and sharing it with the world has been transformational for him as a person and in a way was transformational for the audience. It really brings full circle what life is all about and what is the most important thing in life and that is love. Roman talked about all the support that he got from the WWE Universe and how much it meant to him and now what he wants to do is use the WWE’s platform and use his celebrity to give back to others who are also fighting. It is an amazing story. It is a true story. And I think Roman is going to be able to do amazing things.”