Not Your Normal Saturday Night
Bad Bunny, left and The Miz, right, square off in their match at WWE Wrestlemania. (photo credit WWE.com)
On a rainy Saturday night in Tampa, Florida, history was made by two talented women for the wrestling world giant known as World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE. On a night where the wrestling world was shocked to see the Chairman and CEO of the WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon welcomed the 25,000 wrestling fans back to the ‘Showcase of Immortals’, night 1 of WrestleMania. The night saw wrestlers performing heights of athleticism that is not done by ordinary people. WrestleMania is known as ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’ and it is truly that. The started out with a bang, match after match, story after story, and even a highlight of international rap star Bad Bunny performing a wrestling move that is complicated for some to do, and he did it with ease. That’s not the historic part, the Main Event is what made history.
Sasha Banks, left and Bianca Belair, right, in the Main Event in a historic WrestleMania 37. (photo credit WWE.com)
Sasha Banks, who is known as ‘The Boss’ of WWE and defending Smackdown Women's Champion faced off against Bianca Belair for the final match of night one. The historic part of this wasn’t that two women headlined the main event, but it was the fact that two African American women headlined the night. In previous years only the wrestler Kofi Kingston wrestled in the main event and even won the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar. The WWE has been around for over 50 years and this was the 37th WrestleMania in its history. The WWE has had wrestlers like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Roman Reigns, Yokozuna ‘he portrayed a Japanese sumo wrestler but was actually Samoan’ and Kofi Kingston headlined the show before Banks and Belair, but never in the same match.
The emotion was surreal especially for Belair, as at the beginning of the match the fans in Tampa gave a thunderous applause which caused Belair to get teary eyed in the ring before she turned on the gear that fans have grown to love in WWE. Belair eventually won the match and let go of her emotion and cherished every moment.
Bianca Belair stands tall after defeating Sasha Banks to win the SmackDown championship. (photo credit WWE.com)