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Backstage news on the plans for Women’s Royal Rumble

Womens Royal Rumble

As noted before, Stephanie McMahon made her return to WWE Programming during this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw and announced the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble.

Since the most exciting part of the 30 Men Battle Royal is the surprising return of stars from past and present as well as debut of new stars, many believed that the case will be same with the female equivalent of the bout.

However, Bryan Alvarez discussed this upcoming bout at next year’s first WWE PPV in the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Live and revealed otherwise.

According to him, the current plans are to have all the women from the main roster who are not holding either of the Women’s title compete in the bout and the remaining spots will be filled by female contestants from NXT.

Though he mentions that this won’t be a call up for these NXT Women and they are expected to stay in the development territory even after their appearance at the show.

While plans could always change, Bryan also said that currently there are no plans to bring any star from the past for this match so no real surprising entrances are expected to be revealed.

  • CC

    that makes no sense. they can perform the same as men, but against them is ridiculous.

  • MindTricked

    Pretty much exactly my thinking on it.

  • Sparti Love

    Toni Storm please

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Deserving equal opportunities doesn’t mean that the women and men should be in direct competition. That said, I do think having two rumble matches in one night makes the men’s match feel less special.

  • jack

    this will ruin the mens royal rumble too. heres the thing, if the women are the same as the men then just have them compete against the men.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I can see a 20 woman match, with appearances by at least one of the Bellas, and maybe a one-off by someone we haven’t seen in a while. Maybe someone from the Mae Young Classic also.