Merry Christmas! We hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday!

What will happen on tonight’s Christmas edition of Monday Night Raw one week after the ground breaking announcement that the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble will take place next month?

Read WWE.com‘s preview to tonight’s show below:

“Last Monday night, sports-entertainment changed forever when Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon proclaimed that the Royal Rumble event on Sunday, Jan. 28, will play host to the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match, granting the winner a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

Based on the emotional reactions to the revelation, the Raw women will be stepping up their game in the forthcoming weeks.

Will new Superstars declare for the historic bout? Who will separate themselves from the pack as the Royal Rumble event approaches? Such questions will be answered Christmas night.”

Discuss the show in the comments below!

  • conan_kun

    Possible match for women
    1) Sasha, Bayley & Mickie vs Absolution in Santa’s Helpers 6-women tag match
    2) Santa’s Helpers Battle Royal to decide No 1 contender for Raw women title

    • It

      Wrong! LOL no more Santa’s Helpers lool

  • It

    My RR booking is Nia Jax needs to enter and eliminate 3 in a row then enter Kharma, Beth and then Tamina. They have a staredown. Lana enters and is quickly eliminated. Tyler Breeze should enter dressed as women only to be military pressed by Beth or Kharma and thrown over the top rope. Bianca Belair should make an appearance and show some powerful moves and even have a stare down with Beth Phoenix. Trish and Lita should be in it too. I would book Iconic Duo and Bella Twins to be surprise entrants as well as Stephanie McMahon.

    Nº30 should be Ronda cleaning the ring. I would have the last 3 be Nia, Asuka and Ronda Rousey. Ronda eliminated Nia and has a Arm Drag vs. Arm Drag battle only to be eliminated at last by Asuka!

    WWE book this!

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I’m thinking more so Lana does get the early elimination, Trish, Lita, Kelly Kelly and Michelle McCool return and make iconic stares down and spots.

      Nia and Asuka eliminates and dominates the competition for majority of the match.

      Asuka will be in the final two or final three

      Naomi and Sasha will be the MVP’s of the match

      Ronda makes an appearance ?

      Both Bella’s or just Nikki Bella(leaning more towards just her) returns.

      Iconic Duo, Ember Moon and Nikk Cross will be the NXT participants.

      • ???

        Just one or two NXT participants is enough, if I’d choose one it’ll be either Nikki Cross or Kairi Sane and if it’s two then I’ll chose Iconic Duo.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I would love for a some sort of Santa’s Helper match. He’ll probably do something like TNA did when all the Knockouts came out in Christmas gear and had a no dq gauntlet match!

  • MiguelAngl

    Hopefully a divas santa’s little helpers tag team match or battle royal hehehe ?

  • It

    tonight they should make official that the rr will have 30 stars and stephanie should anounce she is in lool

    • ???

      I hope it’ll be 30, and hope the winner will be one of “WWE women’s wrestlers” and not by Rounda Rousey or by a man like in Miss Wrestlemania or MITB.

      • It

        yes, Ronda should be in the final 2 and have lots of elimination but should not win. Asuka should be the winner

        • ???

          Agree, I’m okay with Rounda be in RR but not winning it. Hell, I’ll also be okay if Dana or Tamina won but NOT outside WWE women.

        • ???

          Agree, I’m okay with Rounda be in RR but not winning it. Hell, I’ll also be okay if Dana or Tamina won but NOT outside WWE women.

  • ???

    I wonder if they’ll announce how many women will be in the RR? they have to! OMG I’m so excited for RR!

    If I’m the one who to make the RR this is how it should be.
    Entrants:
    1st : Becky Lynch
    2nd: Natalya
    3rd: Lana
    4th: Sonya Devile
    5th: Mandy Rose
    (Lana eliminated by Natalya )
    6th: Tamina
    7th: Nia Jax
    (Nia Jax eliminates both Sonya Devile and Mandy Rose. )
    8th: Dana Brooke (eliminated by Nia Jax soon)
    9th: Peyton Royce
    10th: Billie Kay
    (Iconic Duo eliminated Natalya. )
    11th: Alicia Fox
    (Got eliminated by iconic duo )
    (Nia Jax eliminated Tamina )
    12th: Ruby Riott
    13th: Sarah Logan
    14th: Liv Morgan
    (Riott squad eliminates Nia Jax )
    ( Becky eliminated Liv Morgan )
    (Ruby and Sarah eliminated Becky )
    15th: Victoria
    16th: Melina
    17th: Nikki Bella
    18th: Brie Bella
    (The Bella Twins eliminated Iconic Duo )
    19th: Paige
    (Paige Eliminated both Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan)
    20th: Asuka
    21: Beth Phoenix
    22: Kharma
    (Kharma Eliminated The Bella Twins)
    23th: Mickie James
    (Beth Phoenix Eliminates Melina)
    (Victoria eliminates Mickie James )
    (Beth Phoenix and Victoria eliminated Kharma
    24th: Sasha Banks
    25th: Bayley
    (Sasha Banks eliminated Victoria )
    26th: Naomi
    (Sasha Bayley and Naomi eliminated Beth Phoenix )
    27th: Michelle McCool
    (Michelle eliminates Paige)
    (Asuka eliminated Bayley)
    28th: Kairi Sane
    29th: Lita
    (Asuka eliminated Kairi Sane )
    30th: Trish Stratus

    (Naomi eliminated Michelle McCool )
    (Lita eliminates Naomi)
    (Trish eliminates Sasha and Lita )

    Final: Asuka eliminates Trish Stratus! Or vice versa.

    • It

      Every 90 sec a new woman enters
      1. Alicia Fox
      2. Dana Brooke
      3. Candice Larae (MYC)
      4. Nia Jax
      (Nia eliminates Fox, Brooke and Larae and then brags about winning the championship until…)
      5. Lana (She is quickly eliminated by Nia Jax)
      6. Kharma (Staredown)
      7. Beth Phoenix (3 Way Staredown)
      8. Tamina Snuka (4 Way Staredown)
      9. Carmella
      10. Mickie James (Tamina and Kharma were trying to eliminate each other and Carmella goes from behind and eliminates both)
      11. Naomi
      12. Tyler Breeze (Eats everyone finisher and gets eliminated by Beth Phoenix with a military press slam)
      13. Bianca Belair (Hits everyone with her braid and throws everyone around including Nia. Has a staredown with Beth Phoenix and they fight
      14. Asuka
      15. Liv Morgan (Bianca is able to eliminate Beth Phoenix)
      16. Sarah Logan (Liv and Sarah eliminate Naomi)
      17. Bayley
      18. Lita
      19. Trish (Both Lita and Trish eliminate Liv and Sarah Logan, interactions with Mickie, Asuka, Bayley and Nia)
      20. Ruby Riott (Eliminates Mickie James. Lita and Trish battle it out and everyone as everyone watches. Bianca tosses them out and eliminates both legends. Bianca tries to eliminate Asuka but ends up eliminated)
      21. Sasha Banks
      22. Mandy Rose
      23. Peyton Royce
      24. Billie Kay
      25. Brie Bella (Iconic Duo are eliminated by Asuka)
      26. Stephanie McMahon
      27. Nikki Bella
      28. Becky Lynch
      29. Sonya Deville
      30. Ronda Rousey (Ronda eliminates: Bayley first, Steph, Nikki, Sonya, Mandy and Brie Bella)

      Asuka and Ronda take action to the outside and Ronda powerbombs Asuka through the announce table. Ronda enters the ring, Sasha and Becky attack Rousey and she lifts them up and puts the on the apron. Carmella runs to eliminate them but Rousey throws Carmella against Becky and Sasha eliminating them.

      Rousey eliminates Carmella next. Rousey vs. Nia with Rousey eliminating Nia. Asuka attacks Rousey. Arm Drag vs. Arm Drag. Counters out of nowhere. Asuka ends up eliminating Rousey.

      After the match, Rousey attacks Asuka!

      Simple as that!

      • ???

        Sadly, this will most likely happen. I really don’t like the idea of Rounda came in and eliminates so many women, I like Bianca Belair but isn’t she too new to eliminate 3 LEGENDS like Trish, Lita, and Beth? Carmella eliminating Kharma doesn’t make sense tbh and I don’t think she’ll be in the match because she already has the briefcase.

        I respect your opinion BTW!

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Dolph Ziggler participated in the Royal Rumble in 2013 while being Mr. Money in The Bank. He even entered as the first participant against Jericho. I don’t think winning the MITB should limit your chances because if so, then it ends up being very boring like it is already with Carmella because she can only cashes in for the SD women’s championship.

          When it comes to Ronda, I think we can all agree that she shouldn’t win but if we bring her in, they better at least make her look dominant tbh.

          Totally agree on Bianca, I don’t even think she should be in it too.

          • ???

            Oh really? I thought she couldn’t compete in the RR.

            That’s why I don’t want Rounda to be in the RR because they’ll make her look dominant on WWE women and this is their time to shine not Rounda’s time, she can be in WWE but not to ruin the first ever RR.

            Bianca is still not well known to the audience, people need to know her more and if they see she’s likeable she can be top star, but even if someone like Charlotte or even Asuka eliminated 3 legends that easily will be too much for me and the past generation will be useless and a joke.

          • It

            Rusev before his debut entered in the Royal Rumble and he was dominant. Yes, he didn’t eliminated legends, but the only way to make a true impact in the Women’s Division is to eliminate legends… and im a big fan of hers so i booked her that way LOOL

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            No no, she can! ;)

            I wouldn’t be bothered by Ronda’s presence and I actually think she would be great in there. Her reactions for this match are part of why RR matches are successful. We need surprise returns or debuts and that’s what Ronda brings. Not everyone will shine in the RR as some are just there to make others look great and that’s fine. As long as she doesn’t win it, I think WWE is right bringing her in for this.

            Bianca is top star material from what we’ve seen so far from her but the reason I don’t want her in is because I don’t want them to rush her. Let her have her time on NXT and then we’ll talk about that next year maybe.

        • It

          Bianca Belair will be a big Star and is evolving too quickly! She should be showcased like a dominant force and strong woman. Also she needs to be a top heel. She can achieve it by eliminating 3 legends! They wouldnt mind to put over a future champ

          Carmella eliminates Kharma and Tamina when they both are almost eliminating themselves. She needs to be booked like a chicken and strategic heel

          Ronda needs to be dominant. Since she is losing and likely getting a championship match at WM

          • ???

            I see your point, but in my opinion I think Bianca neede to be developed on NXT first and have storylines and she can be dominant in the next RR.

            But I don’t know if eliminating 3 top legends and hall of famers is a good idea, she can eliminate someone like Molly Holly and Jazz but not Beth Phoenix along with Trish and Lita this easily. The past generation will look weak and useless TBH, they can lose to the newer girls but not to be dominated by them.

          • It

            it would be a shock elimination, like the men have. Bianca would gain instant heel heat. She is as good (if not better) as Mandy, Sonya and Liv. She should get the call-up after Mania

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    If we have to endure another six woman tag match……

  • YonceLuvsDivas
  • carmellsworth

    elias snacksonnn

  • Connard mistl

    WWE needs to shock the world and have Alicia Fox win the first ever Women’s Royal rumble.

    I wonder if it’ll be over the top rope like the guys?

    • I’m certain it will be. Since the women’s revolution I’m pretty sure all the battle royals for the women have been over the top rope. I think they’ve only had then in NXT though.

      WWE doesn’t have it in them to allow Foxy to win

      • Connard mistl

        Usually it’s through any of the ropes, I’ll be pleasantly surprised if it’s over the top only. NXT always does it right for the women.

        Sadly you’re right WWE doesn’t have the grape fruits in them to allow Foxy to win. That would be a great career highlight for momma Fox.

        • They threw foxy the scraps of being captain of the SS team…

          • Connard mistl

            And then didn’t even let her pin anybody. I’m still salty over that….

          • Yup

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I believe the winner will be a shocker much like MITB. Alicia to is a strong maybe. But that’s with anybody honestly.

      • Connard mistl

        We need a huge shocker like this, having Asuka or some one like Sasha win. Would be too predictable.

  • carmellsworth

    Walk With Elias =WWE.

  • txistedbliss

    you would think the show would start w the women

    • Connard mistl

      They don’t want to make people burnt out on the women.

  • Connard mistl

    I hear the Royal rumble will only have 20 women. That’s pointless, because I need some former “divas” to make their presence felt.

    Jazz

    Molly Holly

    Sable(LONNNGGGG SHOT)

    Jillian Hall

    Kristal Marshall (another long shot)

    Melina

    Jacqueline

    Ivory

    Michelle McCool

    And I’ll be happy.

    I also think Bianca Belair should make an appearance, that girl is going places.

  • Elias is great…please put him over Cena

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Ok this match is going on longer than it needs to. I miss commercials already…

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Of course Cena would get the commercial free time -_-

  • Shawn Nation

    THIS MATCH putting me to sleep smh it’s awful .. they gonna give Cena the entire commercial free hour smh

  • If the 4HW feud is to happen at Mania. Then the winner of the battle royal should be:
    1. Mickie James (we know she can deliver a great 1v1 showing at Mania)
    2. Paige if sis can get her sh*t together
    3. Naomi if she can continue to stay consistent
    OR
    4. Bianca Belair because…Bianca Belair

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Paige has been doing well though?

      • I mean her wrestling. As long as she does something other than her kick. Get back to actual wrestling and I’m all for it

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          Pretty much ring rust. I think she has it to give a good program with someone as long as the hackers don’t make it impossible to move forward with the recent leaks. Wonder what WWE has planned for the women tonight.

          • I want Mickie vs Logan
            Sasha vs Liv
            And/or
            Paige vs Bayley

    • Connard mistl

      Bianca Belair is the truth,they should rush her up to the main roster,and let her grow in front of our eyes. And she’s more than that awesome hair whip.

      • Bianca impressed me in her match against Aliyah. Then I started watching her training videos…she’s a beast. Then her performance in the MYC completely sold her to me…she is a star

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    Cena is gonna bury Elias. *facepalm*

    • Cause he just couldn’t lose and give this guy a good Christmas present

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    That brutal clothesline Elias gave Cena couldn’t defeat him but he loses to that slam? -_-

  • Shawn Nation

    Am I the only one who thinks Samoa Joe should win the RR match

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Yes Santa for blessing me wit the sight of Jason Jordan.

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    Either we get a six woman’s tag match, an Asuka squash match against Mickie, or Stephanie once again saying how she’s responsible for the Women’s Revolution.

    • Connard mistl

      We don’t need Stephanie taking responsibility for something she could’ve done YEARS AGO!

  • Connard mistl

    Trish stratus should’ve been the one to make the announcement last week. And subsequently entered her name into the pot.

  • Another six woman tag…

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Called it!

      • They have no creativity. I need Bayley to eat this pin

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          You called it!

          • That’s sad…two random can call E’s creative team

  • Randall

    Damn I tired of seeing this match!

  • Randall

    I feel like this storyline has gone no where…

    • Connard mistl

      Your feelings aren’t unwarranted.

      • Randall

        Lmao then why the hell did you feel obligated to respond?

        • Connard mistl

          Um I was agreeing with you. :/

          Saying your feelings aren’t unwarranted, means you’re right to be disappointed.

          *backs away slowly*

          0_0

  • Connard mistl

    I say this every week just let Fox loose attacking people backstage. We need something entertaining.

  • txistedbliss

    I def would’ve preferred a battle royal to name a contender for Alexa

    • Bad and Bossy

      Same and build up the Royal Rumble at the same time

  • Connard mistl

    Always a glorious day when Pam jobs.

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    Wonder who Asuka will be facing tonight?

    • Max

      Alexa i hope

    • Connard mistl

      Fox again. Sigh…

  • ???

    Beautiful match! Glad that Mandy showed some of her moves! The crowd are totally awesome too.

    But isn’t it getting boring that Absolution win every single match? The face team should have gotten the win this time.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      They want to continue booking them as a threat and strong as much as they can.

    • conan_kun

      Riott Squad already lost clean mean they may about give up on them.

      • Gerg

        they never really tired to dress as a unit. It was just a lazy way to put more women on smackdown. Paige had a legit reason behind her trio/stable so i get they want her team to still dominate. Honestly, I’d like the Riott Squad more since theyre new faces and act shield like

  • Phenomenally AWESOME

    I’d like to unwrap Balor for Christmas

  • conan_kun

    I can’t even imagine they let Paige score a win in all her matches after she violated Wellness Policy twice, showed up in another wrestling promotion and almost committed domestic violence.

    • carmellsworth

      bad publicity if then didnt

  • conan_kun

    Are they tried to make us forget about Alexa is current Raw women champ. None of the women want title shot against Alexa.

  • txistedbliss

    the Cruiserweights are literally the divas ?

  • Connard mistl

    Bayley was a mess in the match. While Mandy impressed.

  • txistedbliss

    Asuka & Alexa face off already whaa

  • conan_kun

    Alexa gonna asked for Nia on her back.

  • Geo14

    Why they didnt let Alexa talk? She can destroy Asuka with three lines.

    • ???

      Because she’s scared.

  • ???

    First time Asuka talked on the mic! (In the main roster)

    Glad that Alexa finally showed up, sheesh where was she all that time? She’s the champion and there need to be two storylines for the women, one for the championship (Alexa vs Asuka) the other is side feud (Absolution vs Sasha’s team)

    • conan_kun

      Asuka said she entered the women rumble match, not challenge her title.

      • ???

        Oh, right. I misunderstood and here I thought she’ll feud with Alexa.

        I wonder how many women going to be in the RR match? Hope it’s 30.

  • Connard mistl

    Was there any wild Fox sightings?

  • Gerg

    LMAO Cruiserweight division and their holiday gimmick tag match. They’re the diva division sadly lol