The WWE Divas era is over. In its place returns the women’s division.
WWE Hall of Famer Lita unveiled the company’s newest championship belt Sunday at WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas: the WWE Women’s Championship. Previously seen as one of the major stars of the women’s division in WWE, Lita went on to praise the many women who came before her that built the industry to what it is today.
“A lot has happened since the very first time I stood in a WWE ring. I remember the very first moment I saw Cindy Lauper, she raised Wendy Richter’s hand high in the air. It was at WrestleMania I. It was at that moment that I knew that I wanted to stand in this ring,” Lita said at WrestleMania 32. “And nobody was going to tell me ‘no,’ because I don’t like that. It was just like Fabulous Moolah. No one was going to tell her ‘no.’ Mae Young. The Sensational Sherri. Miss Alundra Blayze. How about 2016 Hall of Famer, miss Jacqueline? And we cannot forget about my bestie, Trish Stratus.”
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 3, 2016
Three women face off to become the WWE’s Women’s Champion in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 32. Incumbent titleholder Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch will vie for the chance to wrap their waist in the newly revealed belt, all of whom have played a major role in carrying the women’s division arguably higher than it’s ever been.
“Those three women have been very instrumental in this next evolution in women in this business: the Divas Revolution,” Lita said. “They are so much more than Divas here in this ring today. They are all WWE’s superstars.”