9 NXT Superstars who could enter the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble
Expect plenty of surprises in Philadelphia.
With the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble fast approaching, Raw and SmackDown Superstars continue to confirm their entry in the annual match.
Asuka, Sasha Banks and Bayley are among the star names who have announced their participation from Raw so far, while Becky Lynch, Naomi and The Riott Squad have confirmed that they will take part from SmackDown Live.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently reported that NXT talent has been told that nine female Superstars from the brand will appear in the historic match on 28 January.
In this article, we take a look at which nine Superstars could feature in the match, ranking them from the least likely to the most likely.
#9 Kairi Sane
Credentials: As far as credentials go, they don’t get much better in NXT’s women’s division than Kairi Sane. The Japanese sensation debuted on WWE television in 2017 at the Mae Young Classic, in which she defeated Tessa Blanchard, Bianca BelAir, Dakota Kai and Toni Storm before pinning Shayna Baszler in the final to win the tournament.
Chances of Royal Rumble appearance: Kairi is only so far down in this list because she hasn’t had a match on NXT television since the TakeOver: War Games event in November, with a recent tweet from pro wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer suggesting she is dealing with injury problems.