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From the WWE rumour mill: Massive updates on Women's Royal Rumble match

Riju Dasgupta
6.63K   //    20 Dec 2017, 14:23 IST

Some developments in this historic contest!
Some developments are rumoured in this historic contest!

What's the story?

This week, RAW ended with an announcement from Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, that transformed the very landscape of WWE and Women's Wrestling for good. 2018 would be the year that the company would host its very first Women's Royal Rumble.

Bryan Alvarez from Wrestling Observer updated us about the likely participants in the match. We thank Ring Side News for the latest update.

In case you didn't know...

The Royal Rumble has been a mainstay match for the men since 1988. 2018 will see the very first Women's Royal Rumble, featuring talent from both RAW and SmackDown Live.

It is not known how many women will be part of the match, and considering that the main roster cannot fill 30 spots with female superstars, we were curious about the talent participating in the match.

Alvarez provided some insight into the configuration of the Women's Royal Rumble, as detailed in the section right below.

The heart of the matter

According to Alvarez, every RAW and SmackDown Live superstar who's not a champion (basically Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair) will be a part of this historic match in 2018. There will also be NXT superstars who will be called up to bolster the ranks.

However, this will be a call-up for one night only, and the superstars of NXT will return to the brand on the next night. He also shut down rumours that former talents would be brought in for this match.

What's next?

The weeks leading up to the Women's Royal Rumble match should be very interesting indeed. It should reveal more details with regard to this match. Whatever the outcome, every single woman involved, directly or indirectly, will be making history on this night.

Author's take

The NXT call-ups idea sounds fine to me. I'd like for some of the legends to return though.

Trish Stratus, especially! If anyone deserves to be in this match, it's her. She pioneered women's wrestling and it would be criminal to leave her out.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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