As we come off of the heels of celebrating Women’s History Month, WWE’s Wrestlemania 38 seems to continue the celebration of the women a little bit longer becoming the epicenter of Black Girl Magic.
The two-night event took place in Dallas, Texas and it is the company’s biggest event of the year. Fans fly in from all over the world to see their favorite wrestlers from the past and present, anticipate special surprises, and witness history-making moments and this year was no different.
Aja Smith, one of the first official women referees, celebrated her history-making moment by becoming the first black woman to officiate a match on the grandest stage. She would post her excitement on her Instagram page.
“First Wrestlemania, First Black Female to officiate on Wrestlemania. Right after my match I cried, called my family, and then gave myself the biggest pat on the back. I worked hard for every ounce of this. Keep grinding. It’ll pay off! And that’s on Daphanie LaShaunn.”
The moments kept happening. Bianca Belair went from challenger to champion in her match against Becky Lynch. In what is considered the best form of storytelling in a match, Belair and Lynch brought the best out of each other.
Belair, who is known as the EST of WWE, would come out of the match victorious becoming the new Raw Women’s Champion, which she has made history to win the women’s championships in back-to-back matches at Wrestlemania.
Lastly, Sasha Banks and Naomi competed in a fatal four-way women’s tag team match against three other women tag teams. These two women are no strangers to making history at any WWE event. However, Banks has never won a match at any Wrestlemania until last Saturday night.
Sasha Banks and Naomi became the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, ending Banks’ losing streak at Wrestlemania.
For those who have been following wrestling for years, it is no secret that the representation of Black female wrestlers has been few and far in between, but this past weekend proved that representation of Black Girl Magic was the missing piece that wrestling fans needed.