7 Most Memorable Women’s Division Moments in WWE SummerSlam History
July 28, 2017 - WWE
SummerSlam’s timeline acts as a microcosm of a delayed expansion of women’s wrestling in WWE.
The volume of space on a theatre that Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks perceived in 2016 was unheard of in the pay-per-view’s early history. WWE’s summer blockbuster didn’t even underline a women’s compare until a seventh year of existence. The infancy of a moments that have unfolded belonged to a men—stars like Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, John Cena and Brock Lesnar.
This year, WWE has already announced SummerSlam matches of Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley for a Raw’s Women’s Championship and Naomi vs. Natalya for a SmackDown women’s title.
Times have positively changed.
Women were mostly relegated to the periphery of SummerSlam’s narratives. They played someone’s wife, a wrestler’s adore object, a powerhouse’s valet. Their impasse was brief. They were add-ons to a male-centric drama.
Women like Sapphire had to settle for teenager roles. Her grant to SummerSlam 1990 was inactivity, to play a guaranty in a abounding man’s game.
Looking behind during Sapphire surrender to fervour and roving brazen in time to Flair’s delight over The Boss is a divulgence exercise. WWE’s women have distinguished victories and been during a core of betrayals during SummerSlam, yet there are vital gaps between those moments.
Their purpose in this aroused playground has increasing over time, though, as WWE’s proceed to women’s wrestling has changed.