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Sasha Banks, left, locks in the Bank Statement near the end of her 30-minute Iron Woman match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect. 

At times, wrestling fans can be wrong. Other times, they can be right. 

On Wednesday night, after Bayley and Sasha Banks made history at NXT TakeOver: Respect, the fans got it right when they started chanting, "Match of the year!" 

It's safe to say Bayley and Sasha have that honor locked up after an historic 30-minute Iron Man (read: Iron Woman) match. They became the first women to headline a WWE special event. Some might wonder what took WWE so long, but that's a discussion for a different time. 

Right now, let's enjoy what happened Wednesday night. 

If you didn't believe it before, you should now. WWE has some serious women competitors on their roster. Whether it's WWE's main roster or NXT, the women's division is stacked. There are talented women who deserve time to tell their own stories. 

That's what Bayley and Sasha did at NXT TakeOver: Respect. They told a story. They had a great match. The ending was phenomenal, with Bayley putting Sasha in a brutal submission hold to get the deciding point. (This is pro wrestling, I know. But that move looked like it really hurt.) 

This match had plenty of nasty bumps. Sasha took her fair share. Bayley was thrown into one of the video screens on the stage. The ring steps were used. 

Even in defeat, Sasha stood out. When she was introduced, she got a babyface reaction. During the match, she played the role of the heel. And she was at her best. 

Case in point: Her taunting and teasing of Izzy, Bayley's biggest fan. Sasha mocked Izzy in the ring and the crowd reacted with amazement. There was a buzz in the crowd when she did this. They didn't know whether to cheer or boo. It was so good! And yet, so, so evil. (A good kind of evil.) 

Bayley was at her best in this match. Before Wednesday, you could make the argument that she didn't get the same amount of attention as Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha — the other three members of WWE's Four Horsewomen. 

After NXT TakeOver: Respect, wrestling fans are probably wondering when Bayley will join the rest of the Horsewomen on the main roster. She has the NXT women's championship, so WWE might be reluctant to move her up now. But they shouldn't wait too much longer. 

It's amazing to think of how far the women's division has come in 2015. At NXT TakeOver: Rival, Sasha Banks won the NXT women's title in a Fatal 4 Way match against Bayley, Charlotte and Becky Lynch. That match helped draw attention to all four competitors and put the spotlight on the NXT women's division. 

At NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch battled it out for 15 minutes in an epic duel. It belongs in the top 5 or 10 best WWE matches of the year. 

And then came NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Bayley and Sasha stole the show in an 18-minute match, with Bayley winning the NXT women's title. 

The first installment of Bayley vs. Sasha would've been a good match of the year choice. But what happened Wednesday night was better. The bumps. The ring psychology. The characters. The finish. 

All of the pieces were there. And Bayley and Sasha delivered. 

It was historic. It was revolutionary. It was WWE's best match of 2015. 

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