A new era is among us in WWE‘s women’s division.
Over WrestleMania 37 weekend, Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai during the night one main event of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver to become the NXT women’s champion but she wasn’t the only newly crowned women’s champion in WWE, last week. Bianca Belair defeated SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks during the main event of night one of WrestleMania 37 and Rhea Ripley was victorious over RAW women’s champion Asuka during night two of WrestleMania.
Raquel Gonzalez spoke with DAZN and detailed how this new era of “powerhouses” is set to takeover WWE’s women’s divisions.
“I would say it’s not even so much just the new athlete, but I think it’s the new powerhouses. I think the women’s division has always had maybe one or two women that are considered powerhouse athletes, powerhouse sports entertainers. Now you have multiple ones but powerhouses that are different in their own styles as well because Bianca as we know is very agile, and she can flip, and she can jump. She’s strong, she’s powerful, and she can throw. Then you have Rhea Ripley, and she’s quick, she’s swift, she’s vicious, and she’s brutal with everything that she does. Then you have someone like me who’s taller, strong, and developing a more big man type of style. But at the same time, we all find our similarities amongst each other. I think that’s what pushes us to be the new kind of athlete, like you said, of the women’s division in WWE because we all came into the Performance Center it was something that was more unspoken, but it’s something that you develop when you’re a part of a team, and that is you push each other in a good way, you push each other to work harder, you push each other to make the other person want to work harder for themselves by being your best, but you also want to see them succeed. I think that’s what all three of us have in common is that we kind of share that as a group and as family and as friends.”
Gonzalez, Belair and Ripley all shared a special moment during last night’s edition of WWE NXT, which can be seen by clicking HERE.