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Bayley and Sasha bring a dramatic sea change to women's wrestling the like of which hasn't been seen since Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff squashed the previous female wrestling revolution in TNA. They both have the added bonus of not needing a day job while working as the top competitors of their division, but they also get a sign of respect that TNA could never have imagined then or since with their main event berth at Respect. While NXT might be a secondary product to the main WWE roster, it shows week in and week out that fans will respond as strongly to the women as they will to the men. Now the women get their chance to show why at the top of the card on a special event for the first time in WWE's history.
Before NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, I advocated for the women to take the top spot. They didn't, but the ladder match between Kevin Owens and Finn Balor felt anti-climactic as a result (as I also warned in the same article.) Now WWE has learned its lesson, and the women of NXT now have the biggest chance yet to prove their worth in the future of wrestling.