Michelle McCool expresses her opinions about the women main-eventing WrestleMania.
For the first time in the 34 year history of the show known as WrestleMania, women will close out the show come April 7th at MetLife Stadium as Ronda Rousey defends her RAW Women's Championship against "The Man" Becky Lynch and the current SmackDown Live Women's Champion Charlotte Flair. The wrestling world came out and showed their support as WWE made the announcement that Lynch, Charlotte and Rousey were headlining the next "Show Of Shows" and a part of that group of supporters was former 4-time WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool.
Michelle chatted with TMZ Sports about the main event of WrestleMania 35 and shared her reaction to the match and recounted a time when it was a struggle for women to get more than eight minutes on a card and added that she thinks Lynch, Flair and Rousey will deliver on April 7th.
“Gosh, you know it was so cool because when I was wrestling, we literally fought tooth and nail to get… I remember my retirement match, Layla and I truly fought for weeks begging for ten minutes and that was with our entrances so maybe like a six or eight minute match so, for the girls to now be main eventing, it’s just, it’s [not enough] words but what I can say is that the story has a ton of momentum behind it, obviously. I think they’ll deliver and I don’t think it’ll be the last time that they main event which is super cool." Michelle expressed. "I was always begging for it, clearly, but I'm glad it did [happen] and I think it’s just the WWE Universe, they finally demanded that the girls get the attention that they deserve so, I think women, past, present, future should forever be grateful for our super fans."
The topic of equal pay was brought up and Michelle was asked does she think the women should be paid the same as the men because they are the main event of WrestleMania and McCool shared that she hopes that is the case because regardless of who's in it, a main event is a main event.
“You know, I do think the women should get paid." She continued, "A main event is a main event whether it's the guys, the girls, or both of them in some mixed capacity, but I hope they do and I think they should.”
This past Tuesday on SmackDown Live, Charlotte Flair defeated Asuka to win the SmackDown Women's Championship. To hear some thoughts and opinions about the title switch, head over to the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel for our post-SmackDown review podcast.
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