Fans should not anticipate this very soon, if at all. Before Lynch vs. Ellsworth, the last notable WWE intergender bout was in 2003, when Stephanie McMahon faced off against her father, Vince McMahon. Since then, the firm has been significantly more protective of its image.
The first female wrestler in the company was Ethel Benton-Cooper, who began working for Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1969. She played a role as an authority figure, helping to teach other wrestlers proper wrestling moves and etiquette. During this time, many women did not receive credit for matches they had participated in, so it is possible that some females wrestled against each other without knowing it. According to former WWF executive Jean Barthelemy, this was because there were no women's divisions at the time and the men would have been credited with winning any match they participated in. He also said that since most women didn't want to hurt others, they usually chose to stay on the sidelines rather than fight one another.
Benton-Cooper left the company in 1974, but she was brought back in 1983 when Vince McMahon started his own promotion, WWF. This time, she acted as a trainer for several younger wrestlers including Cathy Yates, who was responsible for teaching McMahon's daughter, Stephanie, how to wrestle. In January 1984, Stephanie defeated her mother in a match at WrestleMania 2 in New York City to win ownership of the WWF.
The People's Champion hasn't competed in almost four years, with his most recent match taking place at WrestleMania 32 against Erick Rowan. Due to insurance issues, WWE has had to cancel several of its plans involving The Rock in the past. Becky Lynch's pregnancy was revealed in July 2020. There is no date set for her return.
He debuted on January 23, 2002 as a character based on Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was then known as "The Great White Hype". He went on to become one of the world's biggest stars and the face of World Wrestling Entertainment for several years. The Rock sold over 10 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards. In 2004, he became the first wrestler to be given the Icon Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
His departure came as a surprise to many, but it was reported that The Rock was unhappy with WWE management because they wanted him to go back into wrestling mode and restart his career from scratch. He decided to move on to pursue other opportunities outside of WWE.
There have been rumors that The Rock could make an appearance at some point during WWE's Royal Rumble event, which takes place on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm ET on the WWE Network. However, there is no confirmation if this will actually happen.
Benoit and Hart struggled for over 30 minutes in what would turn out to be one of the final great Bret Hart battles before his in-ring retirement in 2000. Of course, we have to discuss Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels from the Survivor Series, but it's not that match we're interested in. No, this matchup has a much more definitive conclusion.
Bret Hart lost his final match at WrestleMania XV in a Triple Threat Match also including The Rock, who you'll remember got his first WWE Championship opportunity here. So it was definitely the right decision by WWF management to move on from Hart after he suffered his injury during the match against Stone Cold Steve Austin. It came as a surprise to many, but WWF officials had been planning on replacing Hart with Shawn Michaels ever since he left the company in October 1999.
Michaels made his return at Survivor Series 2002 where he defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin in a special guest appearance to end Bret Hart's career. This is probably why this match isn't included in many top ten lists about the greatest matches in WWE history. However, it's certainly one of the most important matches in WWE history because it represented the final step before Michaels' departure from the company in 2004 after failing to win the WWF Title back from The Rock.