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The gauntlet match on Monday, the MITB ladder match on Tuesday, and Last Woman Standing tonight on NXT. They really are committed to pushing the women.

Question: When was the last time women main-evented nearly every show in WWE in a single week?

Answer: Never. It’s never been done … until this week. Excluding 205 Live, which features no female competitors as of yet, every major WWE show is main-evented by its Women’s division. Monday’s Raw ended with Sasha Banks’ victory in a historic Women’s Gauntlet Match to determine Alexa Bliss’ challenger for the Raw Women’s Title at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, while last night’s SmackDown LIVE was capped off with a rematch of the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which was won by Carmella.

Finally, WWE.com can confirm that the main event of tonight’s NXT, streaming at 8/7 C on WWE Network, will feature Asuka defending her NXT Women’s Championship against Nikki Cross in a no-holds-barred Last Woman Standing Match, completing the trifecta.

Congratulations, ladies. Here’s to many more weeks like this one.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/women-main-eventing?sf93762216=1
 

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It's good for the women, I just wish the matches were as good. I guess we cant have everything. The Gauntlet match was pretty cool despite I kind of wished it was Emma v Sasha int he final two. but that's nitpicking really :p


I hope the Asuka/Cross match lives up to expectations, as much as I love Asuka, her matches always end too abruptly :(
 

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The gauntlet match on Monday, the MITB ladder match on Tuesday, and Last Woman Standing tonight on NXT. They really are committed to pushing the women.
Raw's main event is a true main event, though. Because their 3rd hour is when viewership drops off, the real main event or segment is at the end of the 2nd hour. That's where you'll usually see the best match or segments; right at the end of the 2nd hour and beginning of the 3rd hour.
 

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They are indeed, and as much as I say good on them for it, it's starting to get a little much. Who (aside from Stephanie) was that Raw main event done for? We have Samoa Joe vs Lesnar happening for the main title on a Raw PPV very soon and THAT confrontation should have been the main event, no disrespect to the ladies, they put on a fine gauntlet match.. mostly.. sort of.. not thrilled with some of those squashes.. but anyway. That show should have ended with Joe being held back by the jobbers spitting fire at Lesnar! It fit Smackdown the ladies' MITB match main-evented because of the "historic" story line, but there was no logical reason to not have Lesnar and Joe end Raw. It's not like Lesnar is bloody well there to close the show that often anyway. How far away is Great Testicles of Fire? This week or the next? The main title, while it was actually there to do so should have closed the show! That was a completely wrong decision, and I don't care if anyone screams "sexist" for me saying this.. Main titles need to be highlighted when someone is actually bothering to put a match on for it.
 
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They've been given too much for good PR. They're just not good enough for all these stipulations and main events. The WWE need to let them breathe and stop trying to force it.
People are going to resent the women if they keep up with these disappointing main events. Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks will be the last straw imo.
 

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Saw the highlights of the gauntlet in a 4 minute YouTube video. Haven't bothered with the MITB,because it shouldn't be on free TV. I'll watch the highlights of tonight on YT, but I can't say I'm enthusiastic about it. It's just gonna be Asuka winning again.
 

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No holds barred last woman standing match?

Why not just call is a Last Woman Standing match For Goodness sake?
 

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It's a great opportunity for the women. However, at this point they really can't complain anymore about lack of opportunities. Yes not everything is going to be booked amazing for them, but it happens with the guys too. They want to be seem as equals to the guys, well here it is.
 

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There is thing, in the case of NXT neither the stipulation or the main event felt forced or anything, it was just the progression of story that this had to culminate in a LWS because both women are gonna keep killing each other until the one isn't able to stand up. But both in the cases of SD (with an unnecesary 2nd MITB womens match) and especially RAW (with a random Gauntlet match that buried the entire division with the exception of 2 women) the main event or the match wasn't justified, they just did it for the sake of doing it, maybe because Steph was named one of the most powerful women on sports, but there were more important things in both RAW and SD that deserved the main event more (Roman/Braun, Joe/Lesnar in the case of RAW, any AJ or Nakamura match would have better/more important than that shitty 2nd MITB match in the case of SD).
 

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I have to raise the eyebrows at anyone moaning about this, because it's not as if any of the men are setting the world on fire and generating numbers, either. Not too long ago, you had the two hardest pushed men on the full time roster in Seth and Reigns headline and as the numbers showed, the interest was nonexistent. The show from top to bottom is as drab and lifeless as I've ever seen, and amidst a brand split with absolutely no genuine draws, now is as good as a time as ever to expierement with some of the women. There are no Stone Colds, Rocks or even HHH's on these rosters. The company is neither gaining (nor losing) anything by featuring the women in marquee spots. If the show continues to struggle, it won't be because we've let the women out of the kitchen, it'll be because the other 95% of the show absolutely sucks.
 

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Just doesn't feel natural. I mean if we had all of these stipulation matches and main event matches back in the day during 2000-2005 it would have been fine.
 

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I've never seen a Gauntlet Match treated as a big deal nor has it ever main evented a show before not even by the men but because the women are now competing in it, it's historic, special and let's throw a parade for it all of a sudden. You know this "Women's Revolution" is rubbed in your face so much and unnatural when a Gauntlet Match is being treated as if it's some big gimmick match.

Feel sorry for the women of the past. It's as if people act like they have never main evented before. There was Fabulous Moolah vs. Wendi Richter on MTV's Brawl To End It All, which was the only televised match. Alundra Blayze vs. Bertha Faye and Lita vs. Steph on Raw. And obviously Trish vs. Lita.

Remember when people gave a shit?

And they never bragged it was a "Women's Revolution". It just happened as if it was a normal main event like any other and was part of a compelling personal blood feud.
 

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I just watched those two ladder matches on youtube. They were shit

Remember when people gave a shit?

That raw drew 4,000 fans in charlotte a night after drawing 5,800 in Madison square garden. Lets not pretend people cared at the time or there was some huge boom in business due to the match.

Yes it gained prominence in the years after especially given it was eventually seen as the only real female mainevent in history of raw and the more time passed the more the legend grew. It wasn't a great match either, not as bad as their match at survivor series a few weeks earlier.

I've never seen a Gauntlet Match treated as a big deal nor has it ever main evented a show before not even by the men but because the women are now competing in it, it's historic, special and let's throw a parade for it all of a sudden. You know this "Women's Revolution" is rubbed in your face so much and unnatural when a Gauntlet Match is being treated as if it's some big gimmick match.

Feel sorry for the women of the past. It's as if people act like they have never main evented before. There was Fabulous Moolah vs. Wendi Richter on MTV's Brawl To End It All, which was the only televised match. Alundra Blayze vs. Bertha Faye and Lita vs. Steph on Raw. And obviously Trish vs. Lita.
Some of these weren't legit mainevents. Lita and Steph was all about hhh and rock not them just like if say Paul heyman wrestles Samoa joes brother next week on raw mainevent. It would all be about brock and Joe still.
 
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