Last night, two former friends turned into bitter enemies, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, locked themselves in a steel cage to do battle for the WWE Women’s Championship. The two heroes slammed each other against metal chairs and hurled each other through wooden tables in a harrowing and violent match, putting their bodies on the line and risking serious injury for glory. The event, the first women’s match of this kind, headlined the WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.
Usually considered too brutal and violent for women, the WWE’s long history with cage matches (which, by the way, have ended numerous pro-wrestling careers) has been largely non-inclusive. Last night’s match was the culmination of the WWE’s renewed commitment to gender parity and equality, dubbed the Women’s Revolution.
It should also be noted getting the main event (usually the last match of the night) is an honor in pro-wrestling culture. Women’s matches are still