All of the focus was on Lynch as the calendar turned from to , and she paved a new path for women across the industry as she became one of the marquee stars for WWE. While there have been other female stars in WWE history, none were built through their in-ring ability and promo skills, especially not as headliners. Women traditionally had a place in WWE, but never atop the card. There were many other spectacular moments in wrestling this past year created by women. It is encouraging to see that women headlining a pay per view is becoming less of an anomaly, as the best wrestlers, regardless of gender, should main-event shows.
Throughout its history, women have served in various onscreen roles in the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. The term was discontinued at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, when the new Women's Championship was introduced. Thus, The Fabulous Moolah's reign was considered to have lasted 27 years by the promotion. The following year, music artist Cyndi Lauper began a verbal feud with her manager "Captain" Lou Albano ; this brought professional wrestling into mainstream culture in a storyline that became known as the " Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection ". In the summer of , the WWF did a storyline where all established managers in the promotion competed to offer their services to Randy Savage. In real life, Savage and Miss Elizabeth were married, but this was not mentioned on television. In the angle, Steele fell in love with Miss Elizabeth , angering Savage and leading to a series of grudge matches between him and Steele.