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WWE’s WrestleMania 35 to Be First With Women’s Match as Main Event – See Poster Here

For the first time in WWE history, a women’s wrestling match will main-event WrestleMania. Next month’s WrestleMania 35 will be closed by a Triple Threat match between Raw Woman’s Champion Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

Their fellow WWE Superstar Natalya predicted the Women’s Division would close the next so-called Super Bowl of pro-wrestling when she stopped by TheWrap’s offices in the fall.

WrestleMania 35 is set for Sunday, April 7 at New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. It will stream live on WWE Network.

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Here’s the poster:

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Pretty cool, right?

The top men’s match will be Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. challenger Seth Rollins.

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Monday’s official announcement that Rousey-Flair-Lynch will close the pay-per-view doesn’t come as a huge shock, but it is huge progress. Many people have considered the women main-eventing WrestleMania to be the final hurdle for the WWE Women’s Division.

Three years ago at 2016’s WrestleMania 32, WWE re-branded the “Divas Division” as the “Women’s Division” and unveiled a new Women’s Championship title. Since then, the company’s women’s evolution has placed a greater spotlight on its female performers, including more prominent storylines and deeper character development that showcases their athleticism, charisma and star power. Those are WWE’s flowery words from its Monday media release — but they’re also correct.

Last October, WWE held its first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, Evolution. The company says the show was sold out.

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Jack Davenport to Star With Lucy Liu on CBS All Access’ ‘Why Women Kill’

“Smash” alum Jack Davenport is set to star opposite “Elementary” actress Lucy Liu on the dark comedic drama series “Why Women Kill” via CBS All Access, a spokesperson for CBS told TheWrap on Friday.

The series shares the same creator as “Desperate Housewives,” with Marc Cherry of Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios at the helm.

Taking place across three decades, the series follows the lives of three women: a ’60s housewife (Ginnifer Goodwin), an ’80s socialite (Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). As each woman deals with infidelity in their marriages, the series examines how the roles of women have changed while their reactions to betrayal haven’t.

Davenport will play Karl, seen in 1982. Karl is described as handsome, well-mannered and “endlessly amused by his wife” Simone (Liu), whose extravagance he indulges. “He knows he’s a supporting player in his wife’s life, but happy to play his part,” according to a character description, and he’s devastated when Simone uncovers a part of his life that he has tried to keep hidden from her.

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Davenport is perhaps best known to American audiences for his role as Norrington in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and as Derek Wills on the TV series “Smash.” He also starred in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and recently appeared in indie film “A United Kingdom” with Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, as well as “The Wilde Wedding,” alongside Glenn Close and John Malkovich. In addition to “Smash,” his TV credits include Showtime’s “White Famous,” “Flash Forward” and “Swingtown.” Davenport is repped by Gersh, Thruline Entertainment and Hamilton Hodell.

“Why Women Kill” is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios, with Cherry executive producing along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb will direct as well as executive produce.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Tucker Carlson’s Ratings Dip in 1st Show Since Resurfaced Comments About Rape, Women

Tucker Carlson’s show slipped a bit in demo ratings on Monday, which was the Fox News host’s first episode since Media Matters unearthed old audio of Carlson making crude remarks about women and statutory rape during radio interviews.

Last night’s program drew 2.895 million viewers, with 495,000 of those coming from the key adults 25-54 demographic. Those numbers topped all of Tucker’s cable news competition, but they’re down from his quarter-to-date averages.

Versus last Monday (2.862 million) and the same night last year (2.791 million), Carlson’s latest episode ticked up in total viewers.

“Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality at a TV network, and we are grateful for that,” Carlson addressed the online boycotts against him during Monday’s show. “We will never bow to the mob, ever, no matter what.”

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Carlson is the host of cable news’ No. 2 show, sitting just behind fellow Fox News program “Hannity,” which airs after his. That means Carlson owns his 8 p.m. hour among direct competition, and that claim holds true for both total viewers and among adults 25-54, which is the key demographic for companies advertising on news programming.

We can extrapolate that even further: Carlson has the most-watched show at 8 p.m. in all of cable, including the ESPNs and HGTVs of the world. Among his main demo, Carlson currently ranks below ESPN and USA Network.

For 2019 to-date, Carlson episodes are averaging 2.937 million total viewers per episode, with 525,000 of those coming from the main demo.

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Carlson has lost dozens of sponsors over a series of comments led to backlash. In December, he said that immigrants made the United States a “poorer” and “dirtier” country. Carlson subsequently lost more advertisers after suggesting that high-earning women had become a cause for social ills in the U.S. and warned that men would not want to marry them.

The latest outcry arose after liberal watchdog group Media Matters on Sunday dropped a compilation of years’ worth of audio that documented Carlson’s regular appearances on the the radio show of Florida shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011. In the recordings, Carlson made disparaging remarks about women, including calling television host Alexis Stewart “c-ty.”

“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago,” Carlson said on Sunday. “Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”