History being made.
Women's wrestling has been on a tear over the past few years with the rise of the women's revolution. Promotions like STARDOM, RISE and SHIMMER have spotlighted female superstars of the wrestling scene and provided them with a platform to showcase their skills without any limitations. Companies such as IMPACT Wrestling/TNA and WWE have played their part in bringing women's wrestling to the mainstream audience and the overall growth of the women's wrestling scene has more eyes on it now than ever.
This is exampled by a match that took place at the 'RISE 10' show on Friday night in Illinois. The current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard defended the 'Phoenix Of RISE' Championship against Mercedes Martinez. The two stars battled in an Iron-Woman match and wrestled for 75 minutes.
The Internet Wrestling Database has it listed that Martinez was involved in the last two 70-minute women's singles matches. Martinez faced Alisha Edwards in 2011 for 70 minutes and in 2009 she faced Lexxus for 73 minutes.
Martinez was able to best Tessa Blanchard with a 5-4 score as the timer ended but the story coming out of the match was not only that there is a new 'Phoenix Of RISE' Champion but Mercedes Martinez and Tessa Blanchard have officially wrestled the longest women's wrestling match of all-time.