In 2022, the women of WWE as a whole have thrived in the main event scene.
Where there is certainly still room for improvement with utilizing the women’s roster throughout the main roster shows, one thing is for certain and that is that women main eventing has become the norm. So how many times have the women been the main event (or final) match on either Raw or SmackDown this year…so far?
On the Oct. 3 episode of Raw, Alexa Bliss took on one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions IYO SKY. This would be an impressive 14th time that the women have been in the main event (or final) match of the flagship show in 2022 (and we are just starting the month of October).
The full list from Raw this year includes (match times courtesy of Cagematch) –
- Doudrop vs. Liv Morgan vs. Bianca Belair – Jan. 10 (14:45)
- Asuka, Liv Morgan, and Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Rhea Ripley, and Sonya Deville – May 2 (15:15)
- Asuka vs. Bianca Belair – May 9 (3:05)
- Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – May 16 (9:55)
- Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – May 23 (11:25)
- Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley – May 30 (10:15)
- Rhea Ripley vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Doudrop – June 6 (14:35)
- Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – June 20 (12:00)
- Becky Lynch vs. Doudrop vs. Nikki A.S.H vs. Xia Li vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Tamina – June 27 (13:20)
- Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – July 4 (11:40)
- Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Dana Brooke vs. Nikki A.S.H., Doudrop and Tamina – July 18 (2:35)
- Aliyah & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) – Aug. 29 (11:17)
- Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss – Sept. 19 (15:05)
- Alexa Bliss vs. IYO SKY – Oct. 3 (9:15)
The full list from SmackDown this year isn’t as many, but with all things considered have held the final match on the show a total of seven times.
- Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi – Feb. 11 (19:55)
- Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville – March 4 (3:15)
- Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Queen Zelina – March 25 (8:43)
- Liv Morgan vs. Sasha Banks – April 8 (7:08)
- Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi (1:41) AND Aliyah vs. Charlotte Flair – April 29 (1:41)
- Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler – May 13 (8:30)
- Liv Morgan vs. Shotzi – Aug. 19 (6:48)
With still three months left to finish for 2022, hopefully, this number continues to grow!