5 women's wrestlers who could compete in the Royal Rumble
Five ladies you probably don't expect to see in a list like this!
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson is widely regarded as one of the greatest creative minds in professional wrestling history.
In fact, Dave Meltzer describes Patterson as "one of the chief architects of the WWE, playing an integral role in helping the company become a global phenomenon." Patterson has been the guy who is not afraid to get on Mr. McMahon’s ear and let him know what he thinks, be it popular or not.
Pat has also spearheaded many WWE creative ventures throughout his near 6 decades of being involved in the industry.
However, when it comes to all the ideas that Patterson has brought to the table, his brightest idea came in the late 80s, when he created the event that came to be known as The Royal Rumble.
The Royal Rumble would become one of what we now know as "The Big Four." The Big Four represents the four most prestigious pay-per-view events that the WWE carries on an annual basis, which include Wrestlemania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and of course, The Royal Rumble itself.
Since the inception of the Rumble, it has consistently been one of the most exciting, as well as anticipated events of the year, with the Royal Rumble match being the climax of the event.
Each year, WWE creative officials try to raise the bar from the year before, primarily by using bigger names for the surprise entrants. In the entire history of the event, the Rumble match itself has been a predominantly male dominated contest.
However, there have been a grand total of three female superstars to make an entrance into the Rumble match. But, with that said, the women's talent continues to prove that they are just as good, sometimes even better than their male counterparts.
The way the women's division is evolving at such an astounding rate, it would not surprise me in the least, if the female superstars became more active in the Royal Rumble match in the near future.
When you think about the ladies of wrestling from today, as well as the past, who are some of the names that may come to mind when you consider which of the women's talent could participate in the Royal Rumble match?
Here's a look at five women's wrestlers that I've come up with, as viable Rumble entrants.
#5 Sarah Bridges (Crazy Mary)
For some of the WWE Universe, this may not be a familiar name. Sarah just recently joined the NXT roster when she signed her WWE developmental contract in October of 2016. Prior to joining the WWE family, Sarah made a name for herself as Crazy Mary Dobson.
For those who don't know much about her, the best way I know to describe her for your understanding is to ask you to think of what Bray Wyatt's "Sister Abigail" would look like in the flesh. That image is pretty much what Crazy Mary portrays.
The company landed a jackpot with Sarah. She comes to the WWE with a lot of really good experience, despite only being 23 years old. Sarah has a lifetime of quality years ahead of her, yet will require minimal training.
Sarah is a gritty, relentless, powerful young lady, who also has a great deal of experience with inter-gender wrestling. In fact, she teamed with Mad Man Pondo in 2015, to capture the JCW tag team championship.
It's also worth noting that Sarah is currently in a relationship with Ring of Honor star Ray Rowe. Ray is an incredible talent, as well as one-half of the former ROH tag team champions War Machine.