If you ask wrestling fans and pundits about WrestleMania 32, there is one match that most agree was either the best or one of the best of the night: the WWE Women's Championship match pitting Charlotte Flair against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
The triple threat match didn't main-event WrestleMania, but it was easily one of the top three matches of the night. It probably was the best when you consider that its competition was Roman Reigns vs. Triple H (which was mediocre, at best) and a half-hour contest between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker, which was way too long.
WWE is setting itself up for a repeat of the same mistakes made last year. Shane McMahon is wrestling again. (He'll battle A.J. Styles for reasons that aren't clear.) Triple H will be in action against Seth Rollins, which at least has a good story behind it. The match, though, could be a stinker. And then there's the likely main event — Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg. The expectations for that match are — and should remain — really, really low.
The one match that has a good story and the potential to be a show-stealer is the WWE Raw Women's Championship match. Bayley will defend the title against Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks. (Nia Jax could be added to the match.)
There's a lot at play in this one. Charlotte has been the champion off and on and is looking to win back the title she lost to Bayley. Charlotte has already received her WrestleMania payoff with last year's win, so she probably won't go home the winner.
The Bayley-Sasha Banks dynamic is also interesting. Bayley, the current champion, won her belt and retained it with the help of Sasha. Banks seemed to be content aiding Bayley, but then had a chance to get in the match herself. Stephanie McMahon pitted Sasha against Bayley in a match last week. If Sasha won, she would be added to the title match at WrestleMania.
Sasha beat Bayley, making the WrestleMania title match a triple threat. It's possible WWE isn't done adding people to the match. Nia Jax, given her feud with Sasha, could be next.
The women's divisions in WWE bring out the best in the company. They have told a lot of good stories and there are strong rivalries. The Bayley-Charlotte-Sasha link dates back to NXT. These three have been involved in some of the best WWE matches of the last few years.
It begs the question: Why not make the women's title match the main event?
Doing so would be good for a few reasons: (1) It would be a good match. (2) It would recognize the work of full-time performers — something WWE hasn't always recognized at recent WrestleManias. (3) There's a real story fans can appreciate.
The Goldberg-Lesnar duel might be good for the Vince McMahons of the world, but for die-hard wrestling fans it's a bore. Two part-timers with little stake in WWE's future and limited move sets battling it out for the WWE Universal Championship? That's not worth the price of admission. Seeing Shane McMahon injure himself again won't be either.
Charlotte, Bayley and Sasha Banks can steal the show. They've done it before. They can do it. Give them the main event at WrestleMania 33. It'll be historic. It'll be a match we won't forget.