Jim Ross commented on the recent rumor that a women's match will headline WrestleMania for the first time in history during an appearance on Busted Open Radio. Ross claimed that it will only happen if Ronda Rousey is on the roster.
“You got three women that are very over. They’re very talented. They all bring something different to the table. They are all big time players…..This is an ensemble cast angle. Everybody needs to get together to make this thing work, so I believe that it helps everybody.”
“I would rather see a singles match close WrestleMania, as opposed to a multiple person match, but if they have a three way that includes Charlotte, I’ve got no problem with that either because I know it will be structured and orchestrated to be one hell of a match. Just as the old school traditional main event, I would love to see Rousey and Becky, but if Charlotte’s added, I understand. I get it and it’s not gonna hurt the match, in my estimation.”
“Let me be honest about it. We all know who the catalyst of this whole thing is, right? Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey’s presence, her image, what she means to the mass appeal audience is unsurpassed on the roster with the exception of maybe [Brock] Lesnar. The two most over people you can count on to sell pay-per-views in a big way is a hot angle involving Lesnar and/or a hot angle involving Rousey. I think Rousey’s there to help these other girls get over and get established because we know that Rousey’s not gonna be around forever and I don’t have a problem with that.”
“If Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster – and you can quote me on this damn statement – if Ronda Rousey’s not on the roster, there’s not a chance in hell a female headlines WrestleMania and closes the show.”