5 predictions for the first women's Royal Rumble
The Royal Rumble, perhaps more than any other WWE match, is driven by numbers. It isn't just about the number of entrants, but the numbers that those entrants rack up during the match. Elapsed time, entry spots, and eliminations can all serve to tell stories and get Superstars over even if they aren't slated to win the big event.
For example, though he's never won a Royal Rumble, Kane's stats are very famous among WWE fans. For many years he was the holder of the record for most eliminations, with 11, in his starring 2001 performance. He still holds the record for the most total combined eliminations, with 44. Roman Reigns broke Kane's 2001 record in 2014 in a huge moment that is rightly seen as the genesis of his massive push.
Eliminations aren't the only record that matter. Who could forget Rey Mysterio's emotional hour-long survival in 2006, or how much total time Chris Jericho has spent in all his Rumble appearances?
With the inaugural women's Royal Rumble soon to come, our thoughts will surely turn to these records. Who will make them on January 28th? Based on current booking, a few standouts come to mind.
First entrant: Becky Lynch
Whose music will we first hear to kick off the festivities? Often, the spot is given to a popular babyface to get the crowd amped for the start of the match.
Becky Lynch fits that description, and though she's probably slated to return before January 28th, it would be a far better idea to stage her comeback as the first woman to ever enter an all women's Royal Rumble.
Regardless of the precise date, Becky Lynch is a strong candidate to draw the kickoff spot.