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SK Exclusive: Historic first-time match planned for next year's Royal Rumble 

Billi Bhatti
SENIOR ANALYST
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17.06K   //    19 Sep 2017, 04:36 IST

A monumental Rumble is on the cards.
A monumental Rumble is on the cards.

What's the story?

According to our DirtySheets.Net sources, the WWE will shortly be making a ground-breaking announcement relating to a historic first-time match at next year's Royal Rumble.

In case you didn't know....

The 30th anniversary of the Royal Rumble will go down at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 28.

The heart of the matter

The WWE is set to confirm that in addition to the traditional men's 30 man Royal Rumble, a woman's Royal Rumble will make its debut next January.

This follows on from the first-ever women's Hell in the Cell and Money in the Bank matches, that both occurred in the last 12 months.

What's next?

The Raw Women's Championship will be defended this Sunday at No Mercy in a Fatal 4 Way match. It is currently unknown who Natalya will face at SmackDown's Hell in the Cell PPV.

Author's take

The pending announcement isn't a huge surprise, with company heavily focusing on legitimising their women's division over the last 2-3 years. Although the brand split has been a struggle, limiting the number of viable programs and matches the company can book.

The women's Royal Rumble will be a sure-fire hit with the fans, bringing together both Raw and SmackDown talents in the same ring -- something only seen at Survivor Series (providing the company continue to book the traditional 5 on 5 Survivor Series tag match, with Raw vs SmackDown).

Be sure to check out my work on DirtySheets.Net, for the latest and most accurate EXCLUSIVE breaking news. Also, check out our Dirty Sheets YouTube channel and podcasts (available for free on iTunes).

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Billi Bhatti
SENIOR ANALYST
In September 2015, Billi Bhatti launched The Dirty Sheets Podcast, with the goal to break and cover professional wrestling news, that people would actually care about — rather than developing a click-bait news site. The Dirty Sheets Podcast is available on iTunes. Billi was a participant on Big Brother UK in 2007. Prior to Big Brother, he worked as a personal trainer and commercial model, modelling for the likes of Telenor, Birkenstock, Ringspun and Animal. Billi appeared for IPW:UK Wrestling f
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