5 Ways WWE’s Women Made History Before Money in the Bank

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4. WrestleMania 32: When “Divas” Became “Superstars”

It all started in NXT. With time to develop stories and put on excellent matches in the ring, fans began to realize just how talented the Women’s division was. The “Divas” on the main roster weren’t afforded the same time in the ring, and fans took it upon themselves to spark change, a #GiveDivasAChance hashtag trending worldwide on Twitter.

Within months, three of NXT’s top female stars—Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha Banks—were promoted to the main roster, and would later be joined by Bayley, Alexa Bliss and others.

A defining moment in the Divas Revolution and Women’s Evolution came at WrestleMania 32. Not only were the three former NXT stars competing on the grandest stage together, the entire division was about to get a long overdue shakeup.

Gone was the term “Divas”, and the Divas Championship got kicked aside too. The women of WWE would now be referred to as “Superstars”, just like the men, and the Women’s Championship made its return to the WWE.

Charlotte won the title in an excellent match that lasted over 16 minutes. This will forever be remembered as a defining moment in the Women’s Evolution.