As we approach the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble, rumors and speculations have been flying as to which 30 women will be included in the match.

As of this writing (Jan 11th), 17 women have been confirmed for the Women’s Royal Rumble:

An additional report from PWInsider (via Squared Circle Sirens) suggests that Paige may not be medically cleared in time to compete at the Rumble. Paige suffered an injury at a house show last month and has not competed in the ring since.

Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke are currently the only women (outside Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair) to have not announced their entrants to the Rumble.

Today Dana threw her hat into the ring though saying she deserves a spot in the Rumble.

According to PWInsider, two former Women’s Champions have been contacted to take part in the match.

Molly Holly has agreed to compete at the Rumble and will mark her first match with the WWE since last competing in Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25. She has appeared on two episodes of WWE’s Table for Three.

Michelle McCool has only been in talks with the WWE about making a possible return. Her final match with the company was back in 2011 at Extreme Rules where she defeated by Layla.

Fans have also speculated that a number of NXT Women could also be featured in the Rumble. According to the Wrestling Observer (via 411Mania), NXT talents have been told that several women on their roster will be in the Royal Rumble match and that as many as nine are being considered.

Today, Triple H also confirmed his dinner meeting with Ronda Rousey and had this to say about the chance of her making an appearance at the Royal Rumble:

“We have nothing to announce at this time. But she’s a huge fan of what we do and she’s incredibly interested in what we do and the opportunities that lie there. We’re fans of hers and incredibly interested in what those opportunities could be with us. But there’s a lot of things to walk through. We’re talking. We’re having conversations.”

What are your thoughts on all the recent speculations surrounding the Women’s Royal Rumble? Which NXT Superstars would you like to see be featured? Who are you most excited to see at the Rumble? Let us know in the comments below!