During the ending of the latest Monday Night RAW, Stephanie McMahon announced that the women of WWE would be a part of their very own Royal Rumble match.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the news of the announcement was kept as such a big secret, that even the Superstars on screen had no clue of it.

The women were kept in the dark until the moment it was announced, meaning that their on-screen reactions were most likely genuine.

Those backstage, including the production team, were also kept in the dark, as only a select amount of people were allowed to hear of the news until the moment of the announcement.

With the announcement of the women’s Royal Rumble, fans have been speculating about the potential outcome of the match.

Some believe that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey will make her WWE debut. Other rumors indicate that Nikki Bella and/or her twin sister Brie Bella will make their returns, as some pictures of training have been posted online. Although these are being discussed, they are just rumors as of now.

Every Royal Rumble event tends to have some surprise NXT call-ups and returns from former stars. So anything could happen.

What do you think of this news? Who would you like to see in the Royal Rumble match? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • Number One

    So many reasons why I’m excited for this, but the main one is surprise returns. I actually do expect to see Ronda and the Bellas, but suppose we see some names from WWE’s past! We may see Kaitlyn make a return; rumors were that she’s getting back into wrestling. We could see Beth Phoenix in there, maybe Lita. What if Melina returns?! Oooooh!

    • Neutral

      Its not a rumor, Kaitlyn indeed is training wrestling again as you can see in her Instagram, I really hope that means a WWE return!!

  • Scarlet Letter

    Kharma

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Time to hear this fantastic entrance music again… Make it happen WWE!
      https://m.imgur.com/8wgEm

      • Gerg

        shoo her theme is so chilling and iconic

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      • Mark?

        She should learn how to wrestle first. No thanks!

        • ssilva872

          You tried it and failed miserably…

          • Mark?

            Nope. Just spilling that truth tea too hot for DD to handle. Even her punches are sloppy.

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          Um, have you seen her matches with Gail Kim?? She is an amazing wrestler!

          • Mark?

            Yes and those are some of her ONLY good matches. And why? Because Gail made them exciting with her offence.

      • tstumo

        She needs to come back and clothesline both bellas over the top at the same time

    • TheMissingIconicMember

      I’m here for a Nia and Kharma face off

      • GLAMPIREQUEEN

        I was just going to comment this lol! It would be everything, the crowds reaction would be insane.

        • Jo9834

          It would be so insane a huge pop for sure! other Rumble dream face offs would be

          – Nia vs Kharma
          – Charlotte vs Trish
          – The Bella’s vs the Iconic Duo
          – Beth VS Nia
          – Aj vs Paige
          – Lita VS Trish
          – Ember VS Asuka
          – Melina vs Sasha

          • Bad and Bossy

            This got me goosebumps

      • Kendra

        nia no match for kharma

    • ???

      WWE posted the likely returns in 2018 and Kharma was one of them!

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I would particularly love to see Beth Phoenix and Kharma appear and FINALLY have that dream confrontation I have always wanted them to have. That would be very cool and these are girls people would react to.

  • GLAMPIREQUEEN

    I had a feeling the girls didn’t know because Paige began crying so quickly, it was so genuine and pure. I think a lot of people hate how they broke character by all holding hands and I get it 100%, but some moments are just bigger than them. It was a moment for women’s wrestling and HHH lives for the moments that are so impactful that it goes off script and you give a genuine reaction. He literally told Sasha to break character after her first NXT title win and “not be the boss.”

  • martin rioux

    My only problem i have with this is the way the announcement happened, By doing it the way they did, it made the entire raw women’s division look like complete idiots. What i means is that these girls have to play characters that fans have to get invested in, they do this big brawl at the end of the show were the entire raw division are trying to beat Paige, mandy and sonya then Stephanie comes in and they all stop brawling all of a sudden and they all stand in the ring side by side. The three girls that wants to take over the division and have pretty much tried to injured all of them are in the ring with them. Then she made the announcement which by the way felt like she was reading a press release and suddenly, all the girls the were fighting a minute ago and wanted to get even on absolution are celebrating the announcement in the ring with their enemies that took them all out at one point or the other over the last month. I know they wanted to make a big deal out of this but i feel like it would have made a bigger impact if Stephanie would have done the same announcement by herself without the whole roster behind her and then you start to get reaction from the women’s in character. At less you didn’t made every single characters look phony and pretty much made them all look the same in the process.

    The worst thing about it is that i feel like this won’t be about the women’S division and it’s just a PR move to make themselves look better because of everything that’s happening right now in the U.S with all the sexual harassment stuff and that this match just like the MITB match, will be the opening match and will be forgotten by most at the end of the night. Having said that, i’m still interested in founding out more about this match and seeing what the end result will be.

  • GlowTime

    I really don’t care to see Ronda Rousey in this match :(. Im hoping for The Bellas return, a couple of NXT stars (Peyton/Billie/Bianca) and a few returns (Lita/Victoria/McCool/Trish/Beth)

  • TheMissingIconicMember

    Shayna is already too much, we don’t need Ronda to interrupt this historic event

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Ronda annoys me so much. Didn’t she lose in 48 seconds in her return UFC match? Now she’s trying to be relevant again by coming to WWE. Some of the UFC/MMA fighters talk so much ? about WWE being fake but majority of their fighters end up going to WWE.

    • OJ Von Erich

      I don’t have a problem with Ronda, she’s basically The Rock of her industry & is being a businesswoman by taking these deals & she seems pretty genuine about it, so why not, as long as she pays her dues.

    • OJ Von Erich

      I don’t have a problem with Ronda, she’s basically The Rock of her industry & is being a businesswoman by taking these deals & she seems pretty genuine about it, so why not, as long as she pays her dues.

    • OJ Von Erich

      I don’t have a problem with Ronda, she’s basically The Rock of her industry & is being a businesswoman by taking these deals & she seems pretty genuine about it, so why not, as long as she pays her dues.

      • perceval

        Yep, she’s a fan of wrestling that wants to help a friend, not to mention doing something with friends who have been there a while (the Bellas, Nattie).

      • GLAMPIREQUEEN

        But we all know, she won’t pay her dues LOL. She will be pushed instantly because WWE will always be media attention-hungry and her push will come at the expense of others who have actually paid their dues. If she has to appear, I hope it’s only for the 4HW vs 4HW thing at Wrestlemania and then she leaves, but she is not worth wasting a RR win over or defeating Asuka’s streak at WM.

    • perceval

      Actually, most are openly pro wrestling fans that just don’t like what the product has become.

      And who else was Champion at UFC, suffered two humiliating knockouts, but still was a credible powerhouse in WWE? Answer: the current Universal Champion.

      And where do you get this “majority of their fighters” from? Shamrock, Brock, and Shayna don’t comprise the majority of the history of UFC.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Uh.. what do you mean where do I get majority of their fighters from …

        • perceval

          From your own words. “Some of the UFC/MMA fighters talk so much ? about WWE being fake but majority of their fighters end up going to WWE.”

          Again, a simple check of UFC’s will disprove your claim that Shamrock, Brock, and Shayna, alone, make up the majority of everyone who has ever fought at UFC. There’s been more than five fighters in the history of that promotion.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            What’s your point? I didn’t say ALL I said majority for a reason. I don’t get what you’re trying to accomplish here. Most of the ones from UFC and MMA end up in WWE, is that not true? Let’s not forget Sonya Deville either, I love her though. Or should I say a select few end up in WWE since it’s such a problem to you or? I don’t get what you’re trying to prove so anyways… I’m gone!

          • perceval

            Ah, I see the problem. You don’t know what the word “majority” means. Here, I’ll help…

            ma·jor·i·ty
            m??jôr?d?,m??jär?d?/
            noun
            1.
            the greater number.
            “in the majority of cases all will go smoothly”
            synonyms: larger part/number, greater part/number, best/better part, most, more than half; plurality, bulk, mass, weight, (main) body, preponderance, predominance, generality, lion’s share
            “the majority of cases”

            Don’t use the word if it’s the opposite of what you mean.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Many people here knew what I was talking about you’re just looking too deep into this. I honestly don’t care what you have to say so save your comments to yourself! My point still remains so thank you for your extra comment but I don’t need it, thanks ??

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg RIGHT!!

    • Hoooshi

      This reminded me of this tweet, Cody was dragging him
      https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/status/942532290244210688

  • Snappy

    So what does the winner get though? Do we just assume a title match at WM?

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Yeah, I think it’s a title match at Wrestlemania, probably for whichever brand that woman belongs to. So for example, if Sasha wins, she faces Alexa for the Raw Women’s Championship, but if Naomi wins, she faces Charlotte for the SD Women’s Championship. What I’m wondering though is what happens if an NXT Woman, or a returning woman wins.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        I assume they’ll have the opportunity to choose the title they’d like to compete for. And the title they choose will also be the brand they’ll be going to.

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          That would be a great way to do it. :)

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    Iconic Duo about to make their main roster debuts at the RR beginning a feud after eliminating the Bella Twins

    • TheMissingIconicMember

      I’m here for it! What I’m not here for is Billie taking these L’s

    • Joseph

      I can see them in it but only for the Rumble and not a full time call up yet.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    In other news, I’d love to see Trish, Kharma and Beth in the Rumble. A Kharma and Beth interaction would be iconic! Kharma and The Bellas interacting in the Rumble would also be good. Another person I’d love to see return is AJ Lee, it most likely won’t happen but if she does return her pop will be HUGE.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      I’d love to see Kharma vs Nia!

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        That’ll be good as well!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I think Kharma and AJ would elicit the biggest reactions out of all the returning ones for the chock factor or fans simply loving them. Now, I see one potentially happing but I wish I could say the same for the other one…

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        The crowd will go wild the moment they hear “light it, light it”… we need to hear it! Hopefully Paige or Bayley put the word in to Vince or Stephanie to give AJ Lee a Rumble spot.

        • Joseph

          Won’t happen cause you know CM Punk.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            What about him?

          • Joseph

            She won’t come back cause of Punk.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Eh. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind her coming back for one night at least. If it makes her happy then he’ll probably let her return just to see her happy. Who knows.

          • Joseph

            Depends if she really wants to come back for one night.

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            Considering he is being sued by the doctor who told him nothing was wrong with him and then he found out he could have died from that and AJ said she felt uncomfortable being stuck between the two and she had lingering injuries and health issues which also played a factor.

            It’s highly unlikely for her and given she blasted Stephanie McMahon for her hypocrisy.

          • QueenSableBomb

            Eh, stranger things have happened. Did anyone ever think Warrior would come back? Or Bret? I have no doubt that if AJ weren’t injured (which seems like the main reason she left) she’d come back for the RR. It’d be such a cool moment, especially because she was such a force to be reckoned with within WWE and was a pioneer for non-women’s wrestling fans beginning to take the girls more serious.

          • Raekon

            He even went that far letting Nikki Bella break AJs record so she won’t be the longest reigning Divas Champion in the wwes history books so I highly doubt he want’s to see her “happy”. :p

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Vince did that not Punk.

          • perceval

            More like Vince won’t want her back because of Punk.

          • Joseph

            Pretty Much.

          • QueenSableBomb

            Bret came back, and he had a legitimate reason not to – on top of having beef with Vince. AJ never seemed to have any problems with any of the McMahons. She’s not her husband. Besides, both Vince and Stephanie still follow her on twitter ?????

          • Joseph

            Yea 13 years later.

          • QueenSableBomb

            Still, he returned. No one thought that he would.

          • Bad and Bossy

            AJ was and still is a Vince‘s girl

          • Joseph

            Still Punk is a major factor.

          • Bad and Bossy

            Vince didn’t fire him, Hunter did

        • Bad and Bossy

          Me too

  • TheMissingIconicMember

    What I would really love if Absolution or the Riott squad start dominating and then BOOM, Kharma comes in and dominates all three

  • Looking Glass

    I hope we’ve come a long way since the Miss Wrestlemania Battle Royale, but I remember how excited people were to have Victoria, Molly Holly (not so much Joy, Jackie Gayda or Sunny) but the nostalgia was there. At least they’ll be guaranteed an entrance.

    I read somewhere they plan on it last up to 45 minutes with only 21 women, which leaves very little space for guest spots. I swear to god if they waste one on Ronda, let alone let her win.

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    If this whole thing, after all this hype and hope for years, is just a way to introduce Rhonda Rousey and put her over, I’ll be abit disappointed. I know it sounds abit extra of me but for, it’s the same thing as Santino winning that mess miss mania battle royal years ago and Ellsworth getting involved in the money in the back match…it would be taking away from the actual roster. I’m here for her being a surprise entrant but I’m not here for her winning the whole thing, and I can’t see them putting her in for her to then not win so I don’t know…

    I’m hoping for a good mix active women, Blasts from the past and Surprises but I with limited spaces, I would rather see all the active women get the spots.

    I honestly think AJ Lee coming back for this would be amazing and would have such a great reaction! I think seeing AJ, Michelle Mccool, Eve, Kharma and Trish would be a good mix of women from each generation.

    Plus seeing AJ in the ring with Alexa, Sasha and Bayley would be an incredible moment.

    Also, my question is….does the winner go onto a women’s championship match at mania, if so, can they pic which title? Lol

    • Gerg

      I agree with everything said. I am curious if the winner gets to choose which champ to face bc Charlotte did address the SDL women good luck in winning instead of every woman

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    Also, I think the top contenders to win are Asuka and Rhonda….it’s a hard call for who else.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    If Charlotte and Alexa are out of the Rumble then we have 19 girls (RAW and SD combined) that’ll compete in the Rumble which leaves us with 11 extra spots for returns and debuts! Here’s who I think will take those spots.

    1. The Bella Twins
    3. Ronda Rousey
    4. The Iconic Duo
    6. Trish Stratus
    7. Kharma
    8. Nikki Cross
    9. Michelle McCool
    10. Beth Phoenix
    AND
    11. AJ Lee! (Probably not going to happen but oh well!) I could see Stephanie hogging up some more spotlight and entering the Rumble if AJ isn’t in it.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Has the number of participants been announced?

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Nope. I’m just assuming it’ll be 30. Hopefully it is!

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Well, based on Naomi announcing her participation to the match, I assume not all the MR women will be in the match which is something I am fine with. Having TWO Royal Rumble matches with 30 participants is overkill for the crowd and people watching.

    • Neutral

      We still don´t know if the Rumble will have 30 or 20 women. I´m really hoping for a 30 women RR so we can have more surprise debuts and returns.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        I’m hoping for a 30 woman RR as well! The more surprise debuts and returns is the better!

        • Neutral

          I can see them doing a 20 women RR because of time constraints tho ugh

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Now that you mention it, I could see it as well. Or at least 25.

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Noooooo @ 3,8,11 lol

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Ronda will most likely be in it so! Nikki MIGHT be in it and AJ Lee is my dream pick!

      • Brittany Smith

        I like number 11 but 8 and 3 can go

  • Neutral

    I really want a 30 women RR with NXT, MYC and past Superstars.

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    I hate to be pessimistic because this is such a huge moment for womens wrestling. But everything just seems so…corporate. This whole “womens revolution” has been pushed on fans since 2015 despite the fact that we’re still not getting good storylines, booking, characters or anything of real substance besides “historic” matches that WWE tries to push to the mainstream to show how forward thinking they are. Not to mention Stephanie, who loves to put herself in the spotlight anytime women begin to receive attention, had to make the announcement followed by company-wide reactions to how historic this moment was and the evolution of women in the WWE. Just stop. If you want to start a “womens revolution”, stop trying to shove it down people’s throats, begging them for a “Yes” chant on television because the only thing this is doing is making people turn away from it. And we all know that none of the hype is going to live up to the actual Royal Rumble (as with almost all these “historic” matches these years – MITB etc.) because WWE has no idea how to book the women, there probably won’t be any returns by women who actually deserve to be in the match, and the only surprise will come with Ronda at no. 30 winning the entire thing followed by more press about Ronda’s arrival in WWE and the evolution of women in sports. Just my two cents.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      The moment felt forced, definitely. This emphasize on “making history” killed the moment for me and they could have done without all of this. Stephanie’s speech felt way too forced and the idea of having all the women out there, the way they were was just… I rolled my eyes more than anything else.

      Love that we are getting the Royal Rumble as it is something we’ve been fighting for a long time but I didn’t appreciate this moment tbh. Like many parts of the revolution, it indeed felt unnatural.

    • vincecabrera

      Exactly! Stephanie loves stealing the spotlight.

    • Glitter Bliss Banks

      I totally agree, it’s been so manufactured and I’ve been careful how I talk about it because these are the kind of things we have been gagging for her but I have to admit iit…..but my ear gets abit sore when I hear Sasha or Charlotte start talking about how “there is nothing a woman can’t do in WWE” and start going on about the women’s revolution in WWE….It’s just the same thing that’s been said and shoved into our faces since 2015. I HATE seeing Stephanie appear out of knowhere to play the martyr and take her media spotlight….she loves it.

      This is huge deal and we are all happy about it, but WWE act like they deserve a medal or higher honour just treating women equally…..something that should be done naturally in the world. Well done, you are finally giving you mr female employees the same stage to perform as your male employees ??….if you look at it from that stance, it’s really nothing to cry or be amazed at. I 100 percent get why the women are so emotional about it though, it must be thrilling for them to work for years and finally see that work see some substance.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Charlotte’s promo was the worse thing… So forced, entirely!!

        • Glitter Bliss Banks

          Eventhough I love her, for me it’s whenever Sasha decides to go on her tangents about making history and low key trashing Divas…..she gringes me more than anyone else tbh.

        • Joseph

          Yea that promo on SD felt and sounded scripted. Just like her talk from the heart.

      • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

        I have to say, I am a huge fan of Charlotte and Sasha. But I swear if I hear “womens revolution” come out of their mouths one more time…
        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpGQdezWYAAyF1O.jpg

        • Glitter Bliss Banks

          I’m totally the same, love them all! But Sasha grates on me more than anyone else, I stan her but I have to sit in a dark room for abit whenever she starts her rants on women’s history and changing the game…..it’s very self indulgent, VERY! But I would be the same with their accomplishments tbh

          • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

            Tbh. Good sis may be great in the ring but she need to stop with the tired “we’ve broken down barriers” speech.

          • Glitter Bliss Banks

            Totally, I’m proud of them all, so proud! But jeezzzz she knows she is good.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            SIS doesn’t write her promo

          • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

            But she says it in almost every interview of hers as well. I do think a lot of it comes from her.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Vince cancelled raw talk and the frequency of talking smack bc talking points were being ignored … You think for a sec they haven’t written talking points for their superstars ? Honey … Vince controls “EVERYTHING” and I do mean everything just speaking from business. Research it yourself you’ll see

          • Izzy4lw

            Also, you have to keep in mind that the company is watching – she has to hype the WWE and breaking barriers because that’s how the WWE has been selling the women’s division since 2015; Every talent that does any interview is essentially marketing and selling the WWE- it isn’t just self-indulgent prattle (though if it was, who cares? Paige/Emma may have put the women on the map, but it was the work Charlotte/Sasha/Becky/Bayley put in that knocked it out of the park and made it impossible to ignore the women any longer as credible athletes) but you have to understand that as a business, EVERYTHING these people say or do is representative of the company and WILL be controlled to some degree.

            for example, when AJ Lee went rogue and called out Stephanie and heat was building against the company for sexism, do you honestly believe Nikki Bella (who has proven to be an asset to the division post-revolution) thought that women couldn’t main event and that she was thrilled to be having 3 minute matches? yet she said it, and she did because she was told to. So… is it annoying because it’s repeated ad infinitum? yeah. Is it entirely her fault? probably not.

          • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

            Good point. That is very true.

          • QueenSableBomb

            Lawd yes. To some degree she toes the line between genuinely being excited about what they’re doing (she has every right to be proud) and then coming across as if the women before her have done nothing. Women in WWE have been quietly breaking barriers from the beginning. It just so happens that today it’s happening on a regular basis. It’s like every month we’re hearing about some new history making match…

          • Nadia

            Ya’ll need to read Sasha’s new interview. Its hilarious. She basically says enough already with the revolution stuff tell a story.

          • Glitter Bliss Banks

            Lol really? Which interview is that? I’m so into Lillian Garcia’s podcast at the moment, I thought Mickie James and Paige’s one was really riveting! Lillian is brilliant!

          • Nadia
    • Hoooshi

      After listening to Charlotte on the E&C podcast saying there were spots they were not allowed to do I don’t see this match going much beyond a normal battle royale tbh. WWE keeps wanting a pat on the back for this firsts and this and that, but we should never forget that they were the one who screwed up the women’s division in the first place and are only doing it because there is a (very) diluted brand of feminism going on.

      • Neutral

        Where is that podcast?

        • Hoooshi

          I’m sorry, I forgot to add she was talking about the MITB match. Anyway, it’s on Spotify if you use it!

      • Gerg

        IKR. The purposely made their women’s division a sideshow for the longest time. I remember giving a side eye to the butterfly belt when they first revealed it. Besides the women’s division was almost as big in 2008/09 than it is now; In retrospect, hey couldve built the women to be credible like TNA at the time and do a female royal rumble but they didnt WANT to.

        The constant mentioning of women’s evolution is so forced

        • Hoooshi

          Exactly, they didn’t want to. Now that the times have changed they want to go back and say “look, it’s so great to be a woman in WWE right now!!!” and yet everything seems forced and their storylines are awful.

      • Raekon

        The funniest thing in the whole “Womens Revolution” is that the wwe tries to Claim that they started it ignoring the fact that it happened for over a decade in the Indies and Japan day in, day out. Heck even TNA and LU were doing it before the wwe even started. They were the LAST Company in the world that started to give women what they deserve and they still have resttictions as confirmed by Charlotte herself unlike the Indies and other companies. They might be the first to have a all women royal rumble but other companies already had them in intergender rumbles already too.

        • Hoooshi

          Not exactly the last since ROH just added a women’s title (they seriously chose to have a six men tag team titles before this), but I agree, they are doing the bare minimum and expecting cookies for it.

          • Raekon

            That’s only because ROH had no womens Division. That’s why I didn’t added them. They still let women do stuff the wwe didn’t let in the pg era anymore though and that without even having a womens Division. Maria got piledrived by men, Marti Bell powebombed, Veda Scott had a say on stuff and lots more happen over the years.

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        • Joseph

          Lucha Underground started in the fall of 2014 the buzz for the Women’s matches in NXT had already started.

          • Raekon

            It had but it did only do stuff indie promotions had been doing for years already. LU even went that far to give their biggest Championship to a woman which is something only indie promotions and LU has done so far. They also had their women participate in their rumble (aztec warfare) and by that I don’t mean appearing for one Minute to eliminate one person and get eliminated themselve right after. So it is really noteworthy to say they are ahead of the wwe aswell.

    • Kvngbalor

      Tbh the battle royal nxt had not so long ago was perfect so many spots that had the fans going crazy it should be booked like that and the last 6 women in ring should come down to the most athletically gifted and ring savy to put the cherry on top my final 6 would be

      Sasha
      Asuka
      Naomi
      Peyton
      Becky
      Paige

      And that’s just going off the current roster no returns, debuts or surprises. Becky & Sasha has great chemistry, Naomi & Asuka going ham on each other with strikes, Peyton is just phenomenal and style against Sasha and Naomi will be lit

    • MickUso

      I completely agree with you. Is time to stop with the “Women’s revolution/evolution” thing and start producing good stories. Should the fans be thankful we got longer and better matches? No. This is the product we want to buy. If they don’t evolve with the market, then they’ll be loosing. So is not our job to appreciate their efforts. Back when Lita & Victoria had their steel cage match (that is not the first ever between women), it wasn’t booked as history between women but as Lita being punished by management. This made that steel cage match much more intimidating. When Victoria and Trish had their hardcore match for the women’s championship or the stree fight, it wasn’t a defining moment, it was Victoria being so obsessed with Trish that she wanted to destroy her. Melina’s match with Beth as an I Quit match worked because they despised each other. We need that, we want that. Is not just about the match stipulation. Can’t they give us a reason to care about the match?

      The reason no other main event between women has been better than Trish and Lita’s is because there were months of rivalry between the two, there was animosity, there was that electric thing that made us feel they dislike each other. I haven’t felt anything like that at all since this whack revolution started.

      The last time women in WWE made me feel some sort of way; McCool was turning heel and giving Maria THE BEATDOWN! These are the things I want to see.

      • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

        This is all so true! I definitely feel like Sasha and Charlotte told the story of pure hatred for each other in the ring, but outside of it it was all just based on “we’re making history”, with Mick Foley phoning in how historic it was for woman to be competing in a hell in a cell match and FCA match rather than how their months-long feud and grueling matches warranted it.

        • MickUso

          That feud has so much potential but WWE failed to tell a personal story… it was all about making history.

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    That being said, I really do hope we get some good moments, returns and a deserving winner out of this match. PLEASE don’t mess this up WWE.

  • vincecabrera

    I know it’s a stretch, but I would love a triple stare down from The Riott Squad, Absolution, & Vince’s Devils.

    http://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzlp2fubIf1r1eqygo1_250.gif

    • Coy Castillo

      Yesss! That would be epic! ?

    • Joseph

      Wasn’t the reason Torrie retired was cause of a back injury?

      • vincecabrera

        Yes. The original queen of Smackdown! retired due to injuries.

    • Gerg

      sorry but Candice retire official like a month ago

      • vincecabrera

        Yes. I know. That’s why I said “I know it’s a stretch”.
        But most wrestlers come out of retirement for special appearances.

  • Neutral

    I honestly see Asuka being No. 1 in the rumble and being in the last 2 but not winning, so they can still build her as super strong and dominant.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      A Smackdown girl should win. RAW girls have Elimination Chamber, maybe they can use that to determine the #1 Contender for the RAW Women’s Championship. And we get whoever wins that vs the champion at Mania.

  • OJ Von Erich

    I have absolutely no problem with Ronda Rousey entering the women’s Royal Rumble, as long as she doesn’t win & is used correctly.

    I mean, we’ve seen “celebrities” compete before & it can’t be any worse than the 2001 Royal Rumble can it…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1d4924ef75aaf9f78e62f9d51e9f1460b340b0347c7e0bb58793481c5cec5d0.png

    • Neutral

      I honestly think Ronda would be a great addition to the RR match but I also hope she doesnt win if she is in.

      • OJ Von Erich

        It would gain great exposure, create an awesome pop & imagine her getting into a little MMA with Sonya Deville, or a face off with Asuka/Nia…

        Then ultimately being eliminated, putting over a talent who could use a push, such as Sarah Logan or Mickie James.

        I’m here for it.

    • Jonny

      Agreed. Have Shayna eliminate her I say.

  • ???

    I don’t mind Rounda Rousey to be in the RR, but her winning the FIRST EVER women’s RR in history? Hell no!

    The women of WWE worked their butts off, and waited for this for a long time and Rounda Rousey comes out of nowhere and has everything? This will definitely hold the division back, and I hope this doesn’t happen.

    I hope there’ll be 30 women and not just 20, because we don’t want to see just one legend to return we want to see LEGENDS! There has to be 5 past women at least!

    • Bad and Bossy

      Facts only

  • Kvngbalor

    Who i want to see in Royal Rumble
    RAW
    Asuka
    Dana
    Mickie
    Nia
    Bayley
    Alicia
    Sasha
    Paige
    Sonya
    Mandy

    SD
    Naomi
    Becky
    Liv
    Ruby
    Tamina
    Carmella
    Sarah
    Lana

    NXT
    Billy
    Peyton
    Shayna ( bare with me )
    Nikki Cross

    Return
    Nikki Bella
    Brie Bella
    Kharma
    Trish

    Debut
    Ronda ( i want her to elimate Shayna )

    Surprise Entrant
    Stephanie McMahon

    • NOT Released Emma

      Lita?

  • Laquane Anderson

    I’m legit hoping for a surprise Eva return. Even if just for the night.

    • Coy Castillo

      With her 5 mins long entrance music before she goes out? ???

    • Neutral

      Eh there are so many deserving past women to fill the spots, why would you waste one on her? No.

      • Laquane Anderson

        Because the booking writes itself. Love her or hate her she will get attention and heat. Have her eliminate Asuka…again. That’d turn the arena upside down, and be way more exciting than trish for the sake of trish again.

        http://media.philly.com/images/011316_asuka-marie_1200.jpg

        • perceval

          Yeah, that would be really stupid.

    • OJ Von Erich

      The heat would be HUGE & I would LOVE it.

    • Hoooshi

      Comes out, eliminates Asuka, is eliminated. I would live tbh

      • NOT Released Emma

        No

    • Zeek Jones

      me too for some odd reason

  • Hoooshi

    I read somewhere, I think it was Bleacher Report that Ronda didn’t close a deal with WWE yet, although they are close. I’d hate to see her win because I don’t personally like her, but this is the WWE so you know if she’s in this match she will make it far.

    I don’t see many returns or surprises happening, tbh. Probably just the Bellas, some NXT talent for a one night only appearance, maybe Beth and whoever they are inducting into the HOF this year.

    I’m more interested to see if anyone will get the “the authority doesn’t like you will be the first” storyline.

  • Stuart McKay

    Is this maybe where those Kaitlyn return rumours are coming from? I want Victoria and Sable!

    • Neutral

      Those rumors started because she started training wrestling again some months ago.

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    I am, however, very happy that Mickie gets to be apart of this. Girl deserves her dues.

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    Also I hate to be petty but something definetely rubs me the wrong way about Mandy, Sonya, Sarah etc. getting to apart of this when they’ve done next to nothing to deserve it.

    • Everyone will be in, no need to single them out.

    • NOT Released Emma

      They will be included in the match.

  • OJ Von Erich

    My only hope is that it’s an over the top rope elimination & not your typical “through the ropes divas battle royal” type match.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d17621e47204e275bd2685f93ee745316b1d18aa1f6da7668d3ae06cde557250.gif

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    I was also keeping my eye on Mickie throughout the segment…..she was making me more emotional than anything, imagine working in the division for all those years, seeing the company evolve and change through the years, working different locker rooms and ladies from each generation to then coming back and being part of this! Must be so amazing for her in particular to go through crap with management for YEARS and to now come back and be apart of this! She has been apart of so much and Mickie is just an icon in the division, must be so humbling for her to see the division change through the years be apart of so much history and struggle.

    • Gerg

      RIGHT?!! She was the last of the golden era division, leader of the diva era division and now a veteran/mentor to teh new era girls. She’s the link to the women and im happy she gets to be apart of it

  • Anton

    I am dead excited for this.

    I agree with a lot of people and really dont want to see Rhonda turn up and win, sure have her debut, maybe eliminate one of the other 4 horsewomen, but I dont want to see her win it.

    As for surprise entrants, what I really want to see if McCool return, and then have Layla as next entrant, reunite LayCool, take out a few people, and then have one double cross the other (probably McCool on Layla, since Layla ‘forced her to leave WWE’

  • Joey

    Im hoping for a little Team Bestie

  • Jtiera

    This Ronda talk again. I’m just gonna have to accept the fact that she is with WWE. But I won’t like it at all. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d93ec1ed1d97df5a0f4cf044186494ad087e0c484799cc0640e7285fe7cdb58a.gif

    • Gerg

      XD same…im still getting used to her overrated friend she-ra or whatever

    • perceval

      Yeah. I mean, she’d get casual fans back and bring new eyes to the product. Why, the Women’s division would be at risk of bringing up the ratings and becoming vital. It could even potentially main event Wrestlemania. That would be horrible. (Sarcasm).

      Seriously, the ratings need all the help they can get.

  • NOT Released Emma

    Please don’t let Ronda Rousey win.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Only times of huge announcements like this will I allow WWE to give me a bad women’s segment tho…

  • Randall

    If Ronda was in this match and won this would honestly would be a slap in the face to the women who actually bust their butts each and every week.

  • -V

    It’s would be a slap in the face to all of women if someone like Ronda comes in & is given the win to a historic match like this, I mean c’mon get it right…

  • Lio

    Stephanie McMahon announcing history & the women’s revolution? Groundbreaking!

  • Mar_41

    Ok so with the entire roster (yes including Lana) & excluding both main roster champions that is 20 spots. If it’s a 30 Woman Rumble who do you guys think the other 10 spots. I see The Bella Twins returning and with that “Who you want to see return” video wwe posted a while back makes me think Kharma will return also. As for debuts only 1/2 of the Iconic Duo will come and seeing as how Peyton gets more opportunities I see her being that one. And if EY debuts in the male rumble maybe Nikki Cross will be in the female to represent Sanity on both fronts. That leaves 5 spots. I want former champions to make thier presence felt but maybe they’ll pick from the MYC (ie Candice, Toni or Piper) just my thoughts and wants

  • conan_kun

    If Asuka in the rumble match instead of challenging Raw women title but not in the rumble, she’s most likely the winner. Maybe WWE officials already forgot that Asuka being eliminated by Eva during NXT battle royal or they don’t even know that, so they let Asuka win any type of match as they think as long as Asuka losing in tag match or battle royal even she didn’t eat a pinfall or submission will also regard as her first loss.

    But seeing how they give us ridiculous men Royal Rumble winners in the last few years, do you guys have confidence that they book a right winner for women Royal Rumble.

  • Wicked Bliss

    They lost their characters so it must be true. And you can tell that their smiles and happiness are genuine.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    When this Queen returns and wins the Royal Rumble. Idc if it’s Askua, Kharma or Nia. You girls ain’t safe for the Queen of the WWE ??

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b_PFmQYZFcA

    • jabril

      When I tell you she’s the reason why I started watching wrestling as a youth … my girl !

      • TorrieTrishStacyLita

        Same!!! The baddest to ever do it! ?

      • Zeek Jones

        who is this the picture want show up on my screen

  • AlexV

    I’m a huge Lita and Trish supporter so if they both comeback I can die a happy camper!

    Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t appreciate others like Victoria, Melina, Kharma, McCool, and AJ Lee!
    But yea, Lita and Trish all the way! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c14b595bd8362a90f5c85d1587e8ac618011fa281668d97e897f6685256b142.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7eb996425466eac2def058ab7a614784a70bade9fb37ebdfb9a55caf7301e9b.gif

  • BC

    So much potential fun moments and showdowns if they bring back some alumni! Trish/Lita/Michelle/Kharma/A few others could have some great moments with a few of the current women. Like a Kharma/Nia showdown would be awesome lol. Trish/Alexa, Michelle/Charlotte, Mickie/Melina, Mickie/Trish…

    As for NXT women… I hope the most they get is 2 because there’s enough new NXT Women on the roster at the moment. Ember would be fun since she’s the champion. Another Ember/Asuka tease would be fun for the fans. It’d be a good one night main roster gig for Ember until she actually gets called up.

    I also hope they acknowledge Chyna is some way. Maybe a statue like the Andre The Giant one lol. Or maybe mention her in the package before the match.

    Asuka should be #1! I also definitely see Sasha lasting up until the final 2.

  • willh

    Let’s crunch some numbers:
    – assuming this is a 30-women Royal Rumble match and all the women on the main roster are going to be included in it EXCEPT for the Raw and SD Women’s champions, we ALREADY have the following women included in the match:
    – Alicia Fox
    – Asuka
    – Bayley
    – Dana Brooke
    – Mandy
    – Mickie James
    – Nia Jax
    – Paige
    – Sasha Banks
    – Sonya Deville
    – Becky Lynch
    – Carmella
    – Lana
    – Liv Morgan
    – Naomi
    – Natalya
    – Ruby Riott
    – Sarah Logan
    – Tamina
    That’s 19 women already, which leaves 11 spots open.
    I think it’s safe to assume that the Bella Twins are PROBABLY gonna make an appearance so that brings the total to 21 women with 9 spots left.
    It’s possible that a few NXT talent could appear, probably Ember Moon and 1/2 of the Iconic Duo (either Peyton or Billie)
    So now we have 23 women and 7 spots left for surprise entrants. I’d personally love to see the following women appear:
    – Trish
    – Lita
    – Kharma
    – AJ Lee (probably not gonna happen, but still, it’d be awesome)
    – Beth Phoenix
    – Melina
    – LayCool
    – Kelly Kelly
    – Eve Torres
    That’d be my DREAM Royal Rumble match!

    • Flutter_corn

      Heel Kelly Kelly would be good..

  • Danny?

    I really hope this will be a 30 women rumble and not a 20 women match like the rumours are saying. If they are concerned about the time being too long then just make entries happen every minute or minute & 15 seconds as opposed to every minute and a half which they do for the guys. So assuming that it is 30 women and every girl on the roster is included it will look like this:
    RAW
    Asuka
    Alicia Fox
    Bayley
    Dana Brooke
    Mandy Rose
    Mickie James
    Nia Jax
    Paige
    Sasha Banks
    Sonya Deville

    SmackDown
    Becky Lynch
    Carmella
    Lana
    Liv Morgan
    Naomi
    Natalya
    Ruby Riot
    Sarah Logan
    Tamina

    That’s 19 so with the remaining women I’m going to make some predictions/my hopes for women to be included:

    NXT
    Billie Kay
    Nikki Cross
    Peyton Royce

    Returns/Debuts
    Ivory (Assuming the rumours of her HOF induction are true)
    Kharma
    Lita
    Mercedes Martinez (Or another MYC girl like Bianca, Candice, Piper, Santana or Toni)
    Michelle McCool
    Ronda Rousey
    Trish Stratus
    Victoria

    • Danny?

      Also I see Naomi being #1 or #2 and lasting for a while in the match. Not sure why but it’s just a feeling I have and maybe because of her entrance.

      • Gerg

        Same, I think havng her up-beat entrance to hype up the crowd. I wonder which female superstar will be in aww making her entrance in the first female royal rumble. probably sasha

  • albert albie aldahawi

    I think it’s going to end up being a 20 women rumble even though I want 30 so fricken bad! Could be wrong!! I also think it will open the show which is a good thing too. My guess is only 2 former wrestlers will return for an appearance and they’ll just fill the slots with nxt girls cause it’s a good way to build up their division but if it was upto me I’d have half the girls before formers DIVAS lmao Layla melina Trish Lita Kharma McCool Kelly torrIE CANDICE? fml I can’t wait but honestly it’s better not to expect too much so that we can enjoy it and not be disappointed lol but either way this is huge and we’re gonna have good build up for a wm match for the women which is what I’m looking forward to the most instead of getting a match announced the week before mania like before.

  • 3???????

    There was rumors for months …

    • jabril

      Yessssssss

      • She gotta show out & eliminate someone major to cause some mess ?????

  • Jonnathan

    I see Stephanie McMahon being #30 and either winning the match to face Charlotte at wm 34 or being eliminated last by Rhonda Rousey leading to both feuding at wm 34

  • Mar_41

    Tbh i’d Rather have WWE bring back women who had to fight through the “Diva Era”. Bring in Beth, Kelly, Eve, AJ, Melina, Layla, Michelle, Taryn, Jillian, Katie Lea and even Trish & Lita for being the golden girls. I just really want them to be able to participate for all the hard work the gave to get the division where it’s at. If you seen Mickies expression when Stephanie announced it then you seen her jaw drop to the floor. In the off air scene she’s even crying and that’s because she’s worked so damn hard for it.

  • Famousrockstarr

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m_oySE3ErLw This is all I need to hear and I’m SCREAMINNNNNG!!

  • Raekon

    Who I would love to see in the rumble along with the main roster women:
    – Peyton Royce
    – Billie Kay
    – Melina
    – Jaqueline
    – Ivory
    – Jazz
    – Trish
    – Lita
    – Victoria
    – Beth Phoenix
    – Kaitlyn

    The reason I put only two NXT participants it’s because they only add NXT People that are getting a call up and I doubt they will call up Kairi, Shayna or Nikki after the recent debut of 5 NXT call ups.
    Excluded Kharma aswell since I don’t think she is coming back (unless the bellas return and she enters and eliminates them both as revenge to what happen back then).
    I also doubt we will see Jaqueline or Ivory compete again but they might surprise us with at least Ivory.
    Victoria and Jazz are still active from time to time, Melina is still active and Kaitlyn is already training for the last few months so they have good chances to be in it.
    My biggest hope is that they won’t go the predictable route and let Asuka win but rather have her get eliminated by a combined efffort of maybe the Absolution or the Riot Squad.
    PLEASE keep Ronda away or if you go and add her then at least get her eliminated.
    My winner would be Becky but I think it won’t happen so I can only dream.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      I think Jazz had a lawsuit with WWE a while ago?

      • Raekon

        As far as I remember she only supported one when it was about health insurance for certain things between the wwe and several wrestlers. She had no 1vs1 lawsuit with them.

  • DontCareB

    Who wants to see the ff. return?:

    – Ashley Massaro (improved in-ring)
    – Kelly Kelly (heel / dark Kelly Kelly)
    – Kaitlyn (Face / Two-toned hair)
    – Emma (Evil)
    – Eve Torres (vs Queen Charlotte)
    – Eva Marie (improved in-ring)
    – Aj Lee (Crazy version / face)
    – Lita & Trish (heels)
    – Summer Rae (serious heel version)
    – Cameron (heel / improved in-ring)
    – Raquel Diaz & Vickie Guerrero (heels & improved in-ring)
    – KHARMA (vs Nia)
    – Toni Storm (face / vs. Paige)
    – Blue Pants (With Price is Right theme / face)
    – LayCool (faces or heels)

    • eastcoast cam

      ashley has an ongoing lawsuit against the WWE so count her out.

  • It

    Last four: Ronda Rousey, Asuka, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks

    Ronda eliminates Sasha and Becky to a huge heat (or pop lol)
    Ronda and Asuka trade out of nowhere submissions. Asuka ends up eliminating Ronda.

    Ronda goes to Smackdown and challenges Charlotte and wins the title at WM
    Asuka challenges Bliss at WM and wins the title.
    Asuka vs Ronda Rousey at Summerslam. Ronda wins the champ vs champ match

    Ronda is finally beaten at Wrestlemania 35 Main Event 4HW vs 4HW

    WWE book it

    • Flutter_corn

      Just NO!

      • It

        WhY?

        • Flutter_corn

          Just don’t want Ronda anywhere title picture nor near Championship. There is more deserving woman out there who deserves to have title shots. If they want to do 4HW vs 4HW Charlotte should drop it to Naomi or Carmella (either if she cashed her MITB). And they can focus feud with HW at the Wrestlemania.

          I am not going to make expectations on Asuka when Eva Marie already Eliminated her at NXT Battle Royale so Eliminating her at RR with someone who most likely to get heel heat but it wouldn’t hurt her streak only if she got pinned or submitted her streak will end.

          If anyone will break Asuka record it will either Charlotte or Sasha or Ember Moon (once she called up at MR)

          • It

            I can see WWE doing what i wrote because that would get a huge mainstream attention and it’s best for business

          • Flutter_corn

            OH O.K

  • A?.

    I should be excited, but for some reason I am not. This is huge for women, but I’m sure it will disappoint as usual, Ronda is probably coming and winning the whole match with one move, imagine working your butt off for years to have some MMA girl come in and take it away from you just like that, pathetic.

  • Darryl lee

    Hopefully they do a 15 or 20 woman rumble. There’s no need to do a 30 women rumble just like the men. With the roster on both raw and smackdown pretty thin and lacking starpower, and for some of those that do have theirs diminished. And because of that, you run the risk of having a rumble where it could be filled with silence. And if So, wwe is forced to bring back some old faces to breathe in some light in this rumble. Boy does that says a lot about wwe when it comes to creating new, genuine superstars.

  • Trench158

    It will definitely be a 20 woman Rumble, with 90 second intervals. The show would be to long and the crowd will be exhausted by the end of it. They have to fit this between both women’s titles, and both men’s top titles. So that’s 4 matches and 2 Rumbles, there is just no way they can fit in the full load for the women and not have the show run 5 hours.

    • ???

      But if we will get this number then that means there will be no return! And we will only get the current women on Raw and Smackdown, if we are lucky then we will get only one 1 legend (either Trish Stratus/Kharma/Michelle McCool)

      If we will get more than one legend in a 20 women RR then that means some women of Raw and Smackdown won’t make it!

      This is my list if we had to choose only 20 women :

      Raw (8)

      Mandy Rose
      Sonya Devile
      Asuka
      Sasha
      Bayley
      Nia Jax
      Mickie James
      Alicia Fox

      Smackdown (7)

      Becky
      Naomi
      Natalya
      Liv Morgan
      Sarah Logan
      Tamina
      Lana

      Returns(5) :
      Trish Stratus
      Nikki Bella
      Brie Bella
      Kharma
      Michelle McCool

      Raw Women’s Championship match : Alexa Bliss vs Paige (Paige wins the title)

      Smackdown Women’s Championship match: Charlotte vs Ruby Riott (Charlotte retains)

    • ???

      But if we will get this number then that means there will be no return! And we will only get the current women on Raw and Smackdown, if we are lucky then we will get only one 1 legend (either Trish Stratus/Kharma/Michelle McCool)

      If we will get more than one legend in a 20 women RR then that means some women of Raw and Smackdown won’t make it!

      This is my list if we had to choose only 20 women :

      Raw (7)

      Dana Brooke
      Asuka 
      Sasha 
      Bayley 
      Nia Jax 
      Mickie James 
      Alicia Fox

      Smackdown (6)

      Becky 
      Naomi
      Natalya 
      Liv Morgan 
      Sarah Logan
      Tamina

      Returns(7) :
      Trish Stratus
      Nikki Bella 
      Brie Bella 
      Kharma 
      Michelle McCool
      Beth Phoenix
      Lita

      Raw Women’s Championship match : Alexa Bliss vs Paige (with Mandy Rose and Sonya, Paige wins the title with the help from her friends)

      Smackdown Women’s Championship match:

      Charlotte vs Ruby Riott (Charlotte retains)

      Carmella can’t compete because she already has the briefcase and doesn t need a shot at the title because she already can cash in anytime.

      Lana choose to manage and support Tamina instead of competing.

      Mandy Rose and Sonya shouldn’t be in the RR, they help Paige in her championship match causing Alexa to lose .

      • Trench158

        That is a great breakdown. I would love to see it happen. But the issue is time, they just can’t fit 2 60 minute Rumbles into a four hour show plus have the 4 main titles defended, unless the Women’s titles are defended on the pre show, and thats just a terrible look.

        • ???

          The women’s RR can be shorter like 40 minutes!

          The Raw Women’s Championship should be on the main show because of the title change, it should have between 7 to 10 minutes because of the time! The problem is only with the time not on how many titles are defended there..

          The Smackdown Women’s Championship can be in the kick off show if the title will be retained, but if it changed then it can move to the main show and have 5 minutes just like what happened with the Smackdown women’s title when they moved it to the main show.

    • Diva_Fan

      I can see them not having Women’s title matches tbh and tbh I don’t mind that much .

  • ralfikh

    If the OG RR run more thn 1hour.
    I really curious how long the women RR will last.

  • The speech was good and unexpected, I seriously thought this will never gonna happend, but it’s finally here a Women’s Royal Rumble and I don’t agree with much of the people here, because I’ll enjoy every single second of the match.

  • John Finnie

    My only fear is that wwe screw this up & have a dude in drag win it…….. & NO i dont mean Shayna ?
    I cant see trish or lita in this as they are to savvy & they knew NOT to be apart of the WM 25 BR so if either one appears i will have hope.

    • MK126

      Well weren’t Trish and Lita originally supposed to be apart of WM25 but then decided not to cause of the whole Santina thing? I really do think that the WWE wont mess this up given the fact that now all eyes are going to be on them to really make this match mean something

      • John Finnie

        They both said No to the WM match because they knew it would be won by a guy…. they both have said in interviews

  • FiguredRetro

    This HAS to be 30 women. A Royal Rumble is 30 entrants. Anything less is a Battle Royal and we’ve seen that plenty of times over the years.

    Jacqueline & Kharma have to be in this!!! I’ll go insane!!! Hoping for Torrie too for nostalgic reasons(better have her Julian theme) and although I know doubtful, I’d I’d lose it if Sable and Tori showed up. So sad Luna and Sherri couldn’t be part of this. Chyna too but the Rumble was already standard for her.

    • Trench158

      The first Royal Rumble only had 20 entrants.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Didn’t Torrie retire due to horrible back issues?

    • Neutral

      Do you even know the difference between a Battle Royal and a Royal Rumble? And like Trench said the first RR only had 20 men so.

      • FiguredRetro

        Yea the 1st…FIRST. That’s not tradition anymore. Otherwise, for me personally, this isn’t quite groundbreaking. The Wrestlemania Battle Royal had what 25 women? The only difference here is they don’t all start in the ring at the same time.

        For this to be done right and memorable, this is their time to truly do this justice and make a lasting impact. 30 women. Present. Past. Future. 1 entering every 90 seconds. Winner heads to Wrestlemania.

        • Typical Heel

          This!

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    Honestly, this rumble could be WWE doing some good fan service to Women’s wrestling fans.

    I want Kharma interaction with the Bellas, Kharma facing off with Beth finally, some more Mickie and Melina brawling, Trish and Charlotte, Mickie and Trish.

  • Marshy

    We want to see the excitement of seeing among the men and now it is the women turn to see on who got number one and then the theme music hits and then there is another countdown to see on who got number two and then the countdown to see on who got number three and so on until the very last competitor number is up and we all would want to see who got the very last number and now it is the women turn to do the same type of Royal Rumble that we have seeing for years and decades among the men.

  • QueenSableBomb

    I want to love this whole “Women’s revolution” so so much but it just feels so flat. Like there’s no heart in it. I’m completely aware of the fact that WWE is just going along with trends but I think they’re missing the point. What we wanted was for the women to get more time and to have more fully fleshed out storylines because they deserve it just as much as any man. As cool as it is, none of these “history making” matches make up for the fact that the divisions are still messy.

    Regardless, I love the RR because of the returns. I’m always excited to see who’s gonna make a return and it’s no different this time. I’m holding out hope to see my favorites like Lita, Trish, AJ (y’all keep forgetting that April is NOT her husband. Y’all really think she’d let a man keep her from doing something she wants to do? Pssh, please. Not that kween), and Torrie (the real SD kween) ?

  • Kyle

    Bring on Ronda, please.

    • It’s happening sweetie. She’s not winning, but a distraction with the horsewomen will get it poppin’

  • I’m calling it now– I think Trish is winning it. Might set up a women’s title match of beating the record or not…

  • Mickie James is the only woman on the roster to have had a 1v1 match at Wrestlemania.
    I’m sure alot of other woman could deliver, but we gotta get the RAW title off of Alexa. No shade. I love her but a 1v1 for the title at Mania should be done by women who can deliver.

    • ???

      Agree! I think it should be Paige w Mandy and Sonya vs Alexa at RR (Paige winning with the help of her friends)

      The winner of the RR should be either Asuka or Sasha to face Paige one on one at Wrestlemania.

      • Honestly… I’m happy Paige is back…but I don’t believe she would be able to give us the best quality match at Mania. She’s mostly running knees and kicks. She doesn’t do any slams or anything anymore. Again I like Paige but maybe she isn’t the best for Mania. As bad as it sounds…mania should be for Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Mickie, Asuka if its a 1v1…maybe Paige Naomi and Natalya

        • ???

          I think Paige is still great even with just using running knees and kicks, but in the end this is just my opinion. I do believe that she can give us great matches just like Charlotte and the rest you mentioned, and indeed they need to allow her to use all her moveset!

          Naomi is definitely good option! She’s just same level as 4HW/Asuka/Mickie/Paige ..

          Natalya OMG please no lol, she’s decent wrestler but lacks the charisma and mic skills, she’s not even as popular as the top women.. Naomi doesn’t have mic skills but at least can back it up with her charisma and popularity.

          • Natalya puts on good matches. If this were her retirement match and she was leaving as a face, it would be perfect. Yeah her charisma is almost non-existent but the qualo th of the match would probably be good…If she were a face ha

          • ???

            Indeed, no doubt on her wrestling skills. But to be a top star in the WWE you have to be great in both mic skills and wrestling skills.. and myself I prefer Alexa Bliss over Natalya because she’s way more entertaining.

  • Super Mateo

    Fantasy booking the Rumble:

    1. Sasha
    2. Nikki B
    3. Alicia
    4. Bayley
    5. Dana
    6. Becky (HW teamup takes out Dana)
    7. Peyton
    8. Natalya
    9. Liv
    10. Billie
    11. Mickie
    12. Non-wrestler guest (eliminates herself before Brie comes out)
    13. Brie (Iconic Duo eliminates Alicia and Becky)
    14. Lana (Bayley tosses out Sasha, starting friction between them)
    15. Aliyah
    16. Nia (who clears out Aliyah, Lana, Liv, and Natalya)
    17. Tamina (takes out the Icons, Nia takes out the Bellas)
    18. Paige
    19. Ruby (Tamina throws out Bayley)
    20. Trish (goes straight for Mickie)
    21. Sarah (Nia eliminates Tamina)
    22. Mandy (Mickie throws Trish over at this point)
    23. Sonya (Absolution finishes off Nia)
    24. Bianca
    25. Nikki C
    26. Carmella (eliminates Ruby)
    27. Naomi (takes out Mandy and Sonya)
    28. Kairi (Mickie eliminates Bianca)
    29. Asuka (flattens Carmella and Nikki C, both eliminated)
    30. Ronda (I’m giving in to the rumors)

    Remainder of eliminations:
    -Asuka drops Kairi
    -Ronda disrespects Mickie, then takes her out
    -A team effort takes out Ronda
    -Asuka ends it for Sarah
    -In a huge surprise, Paige and Naomi eliminate Asuka
    -Paige takes out Naomi; Paige wins a shot at Alexa

    Not perfect, but a surprise winner and some other stories open up…so I’ll leave it at this.

    • ???

      Tbh I don’t think it will be 30 women because it needs so much time, but here’s my list if it’s 20 (BTW Carmella won’t be in because she already got a shot)

      This list is based on what I want and makes sense to me.

      Raw (7)
      Sasha
      Bayley
      Nia Jax
      Alicia Fox
      Dana
      Mickie James
      Asuka

      Smackdown (7)
      Naomi
      Becky
      Tamina
      Ruby
      Liv Morgan
      Sarah Logan
      Lana

      Legends (4)
      Trish Stratus
      Lita
      Beth Phoenix
      Michelle McCool

      Returns (2)
      The Bella Twins

      Raw Women’s Championship match: Paige with Mandy Rose and Sonya vs Alexa Bliss (Paige beats her)