All-female angle headlines RAW for the first time in 10 years

Stephanie McMahon

WWE made a gutsy move yesterday and decided to end RAW with an angle featuring two women, something that hasn’t been done in a decade.

The angle involved Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella, who managed to get her job back and get a match against Stephanie at SummerSlam in return of dropping the charges from the angle that ran last week when McMahon got arrested.

The finale drew a great crowd response especially after Stephanie McMahon went from crying to slapping Brie and telling her that at SummerSlam she was going to make her her bitch. A brawl then took place with WWE officials separating the two.

It was the first time since the August 21, 2000, episode of Monday Night RAW that Stephanie McMahon was involved in the most important segment of the show – the final one – with another woman. On that night in Lafayette, Louisiana, at the CajunDome, McMahon lost the WWE Women’s title to Lita with The Rock as the special guest referee in the main event.

Since then, RAW has been headlined by females only once more with Trish Stratus vs Lita for the Women’s title on December 6, 2004.