WWE Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair spears Becky Lynch through the SmackDown Live stage on Tuesday. In two weeks, they will compete in a last man standing match for the SmackDown Women's Championship.

For the large part, WWE gets it. Vince McMahon gets it. Triple H gets it. The writers get it.

But we, as fans, also get it.

In two short weeks, WWE will continue its trend of simply “getting it” when it holds the first ever all-women’s pay per view: WWE Evolution.

All three women’s championship titles will be on the line on the same card, something that has never happened before. The Mae Young Classic finals will also take place, an NXT UK Women’s Championship will debut and several legends are expected to compete against today’s talent.

There are women who never had these opportunities that will compete Oct. 28 — Trish Stratus and Lita have been confirmed while others like Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool are among those expected to compete.

The hot topic of this show, of course, is what the main event match will be. Surely, it's going to be a title match from the main roster. That leaves two candidates — Becky Lynch defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against Charlotte Flair while Ronda Rousey, though not confirmed, is expecting to defend Raw's title against Nikki Bella.

To me, it's not a question of which match shouldn't main event, because both are very deserving. But it's a matter of what message does WWE want to send at Evolution, and it's that they care about the true pioneers of this "women's revolution" Stephanie McMahon loves to remind us about.

Lynch and Flair have earned that spot, and not just because of their work over the last few months but what they've done in the women's division since NXT. I wrote about this before Lynch's turn on Flair that the two should main event Evolution. And I spoke with Flair around that same time as well about how much it would mean to the both of them to be in the main event. 

Flair has said hundreds of times that she wants to one day main event a WrestleMania. And if that ever wants to become a possibility, WWE needs to treat her like the mega star that she is and pull the trigger in two weeks.

Here is why I think it can happen, and it goes back to Hell in a Cell. That show had just two matches inside the cell with Lynch and Flair, certainly deserving, not one of them. Perhaps WWE was saving something special for that feud for another day with Evolution being that time. That's why they are competing in a last man standing match.

It makes sense, especially because Lynch has been cheating to retain her title in their matches. And that type of match going on at the end will allow them the freedom to do what they want around the ring and go where they want. You can't bring a crowd back down after a match like that, only to risk the crowd turning sour on Rousey.

Do the right thing, WWE, and give the two women who deserve it most that spotlight at Evolution.

On a side note, I'm still waiting for a one-on-one women's ladder match.

Match of the Week

Going to debut a new segment on the blog, especially because WWE’s three top shows are delivering a wealth of great matches every week.

Ricochet (c) d. Pete Dunne, Adam Cole - NXT North American Championship match

Three incredible workers putting on a pretty incredible match that will certainly land itself in the top 25 best matches this year in WWE. It blended some of the greatest hits of their singles matches, including Ricochet’s moonsault getting countered with a double super kick. The highlight of the match, for me, was the chain wrestling between Ricochet and Dunne. All it did for me is hope that one day we see Dunne against Daniel Bryan, because that will be a match of the year candidate.

Weekly power rankings

A kayfabe look at the top 10 on each main show in WWE.

Monday Night Raw (Oct. 8)

  1. Roman Reigns (1)
  2. Braun Strowman (2)
  3. Ronda Rousey (3)
  4. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (4)
  5. Seth Rollins (5)
  6. Bobby Lashley (7)
  7. Dean Ambrose (6)
  8. Finn Balor (8)
  9. Elias (9)
  10. Authors of Pain (10)

On the bubble: Kevin Owens.

SmackDown Live (Oct. 9)

  1. A.J. Styles (1)
  2. Daniel Bryan (8)
  3. Becky Lynch (4)
  4. The New Day (5)
  5. Shinsuke Nakamura (6)
  6. Randy Orton (7)
  7. Samoa Joe (2)
  8. The Miz (3)
  9. Charlotte Flair (9)
  10. Jeff Hardy (10)

On the bubble: Andrade “Cien” Almas.

NXT (Oct. 10)

  1. Tommaso Ciampa (1)
  2. Ricochet (2)
  3. Velveteen Dream (3)
  4. Adam Cole (5)
  5. Pete Dunne (6)
  6. UndisputeD Era (7)
  7. Johnny Gargano (4)
  8. Kairi Sane (8)
  9. Lars Sullivan (9)
  10. War Machine (UR)

Out: Moustache Mountain (10)

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013