WWE has worked hard on their women‘s division and we witnessed the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble and an all women‘s PPV in 2018. It is also being speculated that the women will main event WrestleMania 35.
Asuka won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble this year and got the opportunity for a shot at the Women's Championship of her choice. With Asuka winning the SmackDown Live Women’s title at TLC, the likes of Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose, Becky Lynch, Shayna Baszler, Sasha Banks and Bayley are amongst favourites to win the 2nd edition of Royal Rumble.
WWE gave fans a dose of nostalgia last year by bringing back some legends in the Rumble match, such as Lita, Trish Stratus, Beth Phoenix, Vickie Guerrero and The Bella Twins.
So, with the most unpredictable event looming around, here are our predictions for the female superstars who can make a shocking return at Royal Rumble 2019.
#5 Eve Torres
Eve Torres hung up her boots in 2013 and is currently teaching self-defence along with having stepped in Hollywood. She was a 3-time WWE Divas Champion and was a prominent part of WWE. She was also a part of the pre-show panel at WWE Evolution 2018.
She had been one of the most integral parts of the Divas Division and the fans would love to see her back. There will be no better stage than the Royal Rumble to have her return after five long years. We wouldn't necessarily see Eve for a long run in WWE but a one-off appearance would be good for fans it would bring back some memories.
Kharma was a part of WWE earlier but she has currently shifted her career to movies and TV. She has been away from WWE for quite a while but allowing Kharma to have a confrontation with Nia Jax or Tamina Snuka will certainly excite the fans.
Awesome Kong was highly expected to return at Royal Rumble this year but those rumours proved to be falste. WWE could bring her back to eliminate a couple of women from the match and shatter everyone in the ring.
#3 Stephanie McMahon
Yes, it's a weird choice but being a prominent part of The Authority and also being involved in a feud with Ronda Rousey have increased Stephanie McMahon's chances of not only entering the Rumble but also winning it.
The Billion Dollar Princess made her in-ring WrestleMania debut at Wrestlemania 34. So it really makes sense that she could put herself in the women’s Royal Rumble and probably headline Wrestlemania for the Women‘s Championship. With Triple H unfit to compete, Stephanie could play the heel role from The Authority at Wrestlemania 35.
After suffering from multiple injuries, Paige finally retired this past year and was surprisingly revealed as the General Manager of SmackDown Live.
Though she has rejected news and denied a return to the ring due to her severe injuries, there always remains hope. We have seen Daniel Bryan recently who came out of retirement to wrestle inside the ring. So, Paige‘s return can also be expected to happen anytime.
#1 AJ Lee
AJ Lee was the woman who made the Divas championship prestigious. She officially retired from pro wrestling in 2015 with the reason being revealed as she was not happy with the treatment given to her husband CM Punk.
WWE has shown interest to bring back AJ Lee and make the women‘s division even more star-studded than it is. We have seen many WWE superstars settling their differences with the company and returning to WWE.
So the WWE could be planning to book one the most shocking returns of the year by signing the former Divas Champion once again and possibly even for a longer run this time. She will undoubtedly receive a huge pop from the crowd when her theme song would hit.