With recent additions to the Raw and SmackDown roster, rumors are abound with the possibility of a Women’s Royal Rumble Match in 2018.

Reports are at odds with each other at the moment. The Sun is reporting that the influx of talent will lead to up to the historic first-ever women’s Rumble match on January 28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. But the publication is light on further details.

And another statement by The Observer contradicts that report as Dave Meltzer said WWE isn’t planning it just yet, though it’s possible in the future.

If WWE isn’t planning a Women’s Royal Rumble it’s also being rumored that the recent NXT call-ups to the main roster are part of Paige‘s invasion story line and not preparation for a Royal Rumble come January.

Per Cageside Seats, the company has discussed revealing Paige as the leader of the NXT call-ups who invaded SmackDown last Tuesday, in addition to fronting the Absolution stable on Raw.

What do you think? Is WWE making room for a Women’s Royal Rumble? Is Paige the leader of all the new NXT recruits? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Nicola Byrne

    Why? their battle royals are total hot mess and boring!! Bring on the elimination chambers

    • carmellsworth

      why not both

  • Michael Max

    I don’t think it’s time for a women’s royal rumble.. YET. However, I would like to see one in the future. My only concern is that running to rumbles in one night means the women’s match is going to suffer on time and thus be a hot ass mess.

    • carmellsworth

      your old pic was better! but see you at the sd discussion post tonight ;)

      • Michael Max

        I don’t think they do one, I thought they just did the results?

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Girl he’s hot af in both?????

  • carmellsworth

    discussion posts are back! i’ll see y’all on the SDL discussion post tonight!!

  • Hoooshi

    I would rather have a women’s elimination chamber than a royal rumble, especially if they do eliminations through the second rope, but tbh I can’t stand WWE going all “it’s the first everrrrrrrr”, “making history u guys!!!” at every first the women get.

    • Why is it one or the other? Why not both?

      • Hoooshi

        I meant which one they will do first, I doubt WWE would do both in the same year.

    • Cilla

      I doubt they’d have second rope eliminations to be honest.

    • Typical Heel

      2nd rope eliminations have been banned since the revolution, they have to go over the top rope like the men now

    • Neutral

      They go over the top rope now.

  • carmellsworth
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  • Cilla

    The Sun isn’t exactly the most reputable of sources, especially when up against actual wrestling journalists with access to inside knowledge (albeit Meltzer isn’t always accurate). I think the call-ups were a way to simply shake up both divisions. One has to also wonder if they’d be rushed with two Royal Rumbles on the same night, both containing 30 participants. Nevertheless, it would be fun to watch for sure.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      The sun literally makes up stories about everyone

      • Cilla

        The Hillsbrough disaster being the worst. Doesn’t deserve to be used as toilet paper, let alone an actual newspaper.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I agree. I think 20 for women would be enough. Both having 30 participants would truly be overkill. It’s the RR but how can you expect the crowd to be HOT for both? I think they will figure it out eventually.

      • Martin Trombley

        I think 20 active roster members and 10 either special appearances from NXT or special guests… like Kharma…

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          I feel like 20 with 15 actives members from the MR and then we have NXT women and some former superstars coming back for this.

          • AlexV

            That seems reasonable

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        I feel the 20 would be just enough. It’s not too much and not too less. If they have the women’s royal rumble first in the night and have a couple matches inbetween that and the men’s royal rumble we should be fine.

      • Raekon

        It wouldn’t if they would put the 30 women in the preshow since it’s mostly filled like over 1 hour of previews and talk anyway.

    • Omar Zaal

      If we want to think accurately
      It’s impossible
      So I would prefer to have them join the guys in The actual RR.

      • AlexV

        That’s close minded my friend, anything is possible. There’s no limits, it can happen if done right. ??

        • Omar Zaal

          Would be lovely I assure you.

  • Yas! Is something that I’ve always dream about, can’t wait to see the winner get a Main Event Women’s championship match on Wrestlemania.

    • carmellsworth

      which will end up a multi-women match haha but im happy that the 4HW are all booked for the mma vs wwe match so the match can have an interesting outcome. naomi vs ruby? asuka vs alexa?

  • The Wicked Bitch

    If Rosa was still employed she would enter at #1 and win the damn match.
    #Peligrosa
    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4888031/rosa-mendes-jump-rope-o.gif

    • Like Mike

      Enter at number one and some how eliminate herself first before the 2nd competitor even got in the ring lmao

      • The Wicked Bitch

        Gail is shook.

        • Like Mike

          Queen of eliminating herself.

          • The Wicked Bitch

            Yes queen of not giving a fuck about those nasty writers. Going out in style

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        • TorrieTrishStacyLita

          Queen!!!

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Damn that is you? You are daddy? Lol

        • Like Mike

          Lmao thank you

      • saul de la efe

        omg HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH
        queen of jobbers, at least we all remember her as a funny gimmick, she can have that at least

    • MK126

      LOL fitness rosa was everything! “Who let Roosssaaa in the riiiinnng? – Michelle McCool xD

      • Nia’s Barricade

        Screaming at all of this

    • Damn!

      Pink Slip Queen ?

  • Randall

    I don’t ever take Dave’s reports seriously! He’s incorrect the majority of the time.

  • Gerg

    If there is a royal rumble, who do you think would be the first winner? Or better yet, will it be controversal?

    • Neutral

      Santina queen making her return.

      • Typical Heel

        I want him to return as Satina just to troll us but then quickly get eliminated by Becky Lynch or someone, to symbolize #neverdfagain

        • Neutral

          The thing is he would be taking up a spot that could go to a legend or something.

          • Typical Heel

            1 spot isn’t too bad, especially if there’s 29 other spots

    • Like Mike

      I think they’d give it to Asuka tbh if it happened this year.

      • Gerg

        Oh that’s interesting. We could go a few months on whether she’ll feud with alexa or Charlotte

  • Neutral

    Asuka probably gonna be the first winner if her streak is still going by then, even tho she lost a battle royal in NXT they kinda want us to forget about that.

  • Kvngbalor

    Love it with The Iconic Duo & Ember making appearances I’d have Paige win with help from all 5 NXT call ups Paige vs Asuka at Mania

    • Neutral

      I´m sure Ember wont be in it since she is the champion.

      • Kvngbalor

        Well its for a shot at the women’s title on the MR at Mania i don’t see why she wouldn’t want that opportunity

        • Neutral

          Its more like WWE would not put her in it. You never saw the NXT Champion participate in the RR match.

      • Organization XIII

        Sasha was champ when she called up as well as Paige. Same concept can apply

  • aldo

    First winner… Asuka is the obvious choice but I’d love to see Becky being the first to win, tho. After being the first ever SD women’s champion, she lost the tables and steel cage matches. Becky winning the title at WM would be very emotional to watch. She deserves it.

  • Almarpar

    I think a elimination chamber will be next. Then a rumble 2019.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Na cus they say Asuka is undefeated but she was eliminated in battle royal. So no she won’t guarantee to fucking win will she. Ronda will

    • Randall

      Right..and was eliminated by Eva Marie at that lol…I guess they don’t consider that a loss. Smh

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        She was eliminated by Eva Marie but Carmella won the match!

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Battle royals are mess cus it’s all of them at once. I’ve wanted woman’s royal rumble since 15 years

  • GEO

    I’m up for it! If it does happen the women will finally main event a Wrestlemania and that will be the high point of the revolution. Hoping they don’t set up for a trash match tho.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b06eac5e11ba880e6756dcbfa519c54ff8032a0c0a829a7085e340df9c05b85c.gif
    TB to this iconic RR entrance

    • Neutral

      Just because there will be a women´s RR doesnt mean they will main event. They still have the men´s RR.

      • Typical Heel

        Exactly

  • Danny?

    So want a women’s royal rumble with plenty of surprise appeareances from past women and maybe even some coming back for a year stint or so

  • Kristina Buford

    If it happens, Asuka is winning it

    • Super Mateo

      If she’s in it, yes. But it’s quite possible she could have a title match instead.

  • Neutral

    Its a shame Charlotte wont be a part of it since she is the champion and I dont see her losing it by then. Alexa I wouldnt be surprised if she lost the title to Paige before RR.

  • Omar Zaal

    Funny how a week ago I had a dream about Sasha, Bayley and Nia in the Royal Rumble.

    I turned on the TV I see Bayley and Sasha trading strikes on the apron Nia enters at 20 or something she quick eliminates both ladies then seconds later Big Cass grabs her by the neck and eliminates her.

    Bam, days later there are rumors about it. Most of my dreams turn to reality, I love my superpower ?

  • Mitch Von Erich

    I KNO ONE THING TRISH OR LITA BETTER WIN THIS ESPECIALLY TRISH AND YES ALOT OF LEGENDS HAVE RETURNED TO A RUMBLE BEFORE

    • Randall

      I’m sure they would be in it if asked but they shouldn’t win at all! They’ve made enough history especially Trish. Let someone else get the shine!

      • Omar Zaal

        Oh hun, Most ppl here pray 5 times a day to Trish. Lol

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I pretty much thought this is where everything was gonna lead cause it’s just too many women for them not to have one!

    Off Topic: Who wants to start a boycott or petition here on DD? The way this site has been ran gotten out of hand. We need new writers who actually got time to post and care for the site.

    • MK126

      You mean about the discussion posts? They still here…

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        I seen someone post in the comments.

        • MK126

          Yeah carmellsworth i think… if you go to the mainpage where the “More” tab is they have discussion posts

    • Typical Heel

      This!!!

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I don’t think there will be a women’s rumble next year and I’m definitely not listening to a “The Sun” report..

    • Randall

      Yeah I’m not to sure about that either honestly especially since the rumble takes about an hour. I can’t see them doing 2 one hour long royal rumble mathes unless they do 15-20 person rumble.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    And sorry not to be nit picky but what was the point of this article then if you’re just going to talk about how Dave Meltzer said WWE isn’t having a Women’s Royal Rumble anytime soon? Thought you guys were focusing on news, as one of the writers stated, but this doesn’t look like news to me. :/

    This new “change” is unorganized and seems so out of the blue.

    • Super Mateo

      It opens up discussion about a possible women’s Rumble. In my view, this article is a good thing.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        It does and I have no problem with that but one of the writers said they’ll be focusing more on news here and well.. I just find these “changes” extra and unnecessary but I can’t necessarily blame the staff because it doesn’t kill to try new stuff, it’s not the end of the world so I give them credit for trying!

        I just feel like they should’ve removed the Dave Meltzer part because it basically just ruins the whole point of the post – WWE planning Women’s Royal Rumble?

  • DayOneISH!

    I just wanna see battle royals on tv again it’s been so long since I’ve seen one.Battle royals is one of my favorite match type.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      RAW should have one for the #1 Contender. That’ll be iconic!

      Nia, Asuka, Sasha, Bayley, Dana, Alicia, Paige, Sonya and Mandy is enough girls for a Battle Royal!

  • Diva_Fan

    I really hope it happens I see no reason why it shouldn’t happen !

  • conan_kun

    If there’s women Royal Rumble, Asuka, any of WWE Four Horsewomen or Paige may win. How do the Philly crowd react if they let Ronda Rousey win, cheering or booing her out of building.

  • Ollie Roche

    I’m up for it but if it’s on the card it will take up so much time from the other matches. I’d say have it on raw and the title match at the rumble. It will also make an epic episode of raw.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Yup and Queen Mandy is gonna win the royal rumble and toss all these hoes out ??

    • Xaos

      Kelly Kelly will return and win it

      • TorrieTrishStacyLita

        Kelly will MITB briefcase to the head ?

  • Jtiera

    I would be here for the surprise entrants. I would hope that they let a new girl other than 4HW,Asuka or Alexa shine. Also I would love more spotlight on the past Women not just Trish and Lita.

  • C Mack

    I’d rather a good one on one match for both brands. So rare on PPV now

  • AlexV

    They can open the show with the Women’s Royal Rumble and it can go on for atleast 30 minutes or so, so it won’t be overkill. As long as it’s carefully constructed it should be great. I was thinking Asuka could have a title match? Maybe a triple threat between her, Paige and Alexa? Or it could be at the end of the 1st hour and we can have a title match at the start, so the losers can enter the Rumble. I would lose it if Lita and Trish entered! Ofcourse I would love to see Victoria, Kharma, Ivory, Jackie, Madusa, Molly Holly, Melina, Beth, LayCool, Gail Kim! It can be so epic if they do it right. To pick a winner is the hard part. Assuming Asuka is Champion or wins it at the PPV, I’m guessing the money match is Sasha vs Asuka? I realize they might have met at NXT, but a Wrestlemania 1 on 1 could be MOTY worthy I’m sure.

  • A?.

    I read somewhere that Ronda could debut at RR and win it, which would be so gross.

    Anyways, where’s the Raw redux?

    • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

      No outsider past Superstar or NXT Superstar should win it has to be a MR Girl or else it’s a slap in the face to everybody

      • Ever heard of Brock Lesnar?

        • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

          Look what good his reign is doing for anyone but his bank account

          • No I know, I agree. But I’m saying WWE doesn’t care about what’s fair or who gets slapped in the face..if Ronda is supposed to win RR, she’s gonna win RR.

      • A?.

        I know, but it’s WWE.

  • Darryl lee

    If that’s their plan, then I’m sorry but to me that’s just lazy. They can easily set up the royal rumble anytime they want.
    I think solomonster’s idea of the rumble is great. 7 from raw, 7 from Smackdown, and 1 from NXT.

  • I’ll be the one to say it, I hope they don’t have a men’s rumble this year. A lot of people have said they can’t have two rumbles on one card and I agree. So this year should be the women’s rumble and going forward every even year belongs to the women. Including the main event at Wrestlemania.

  • Mike

    The Sun is the least trustworthy media source within the United Kingdom. So, take whatever news they report with a pinch of salt. Readers only need a mental age of 3 to be able to read whatever rubbish they print.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I actually really like the idea of them revealing paige as the leader of the nxt call ups on smackdown in addition to the absolution on raw. It makes the fact they are carbon copies much more reasonable.