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WWE News: Paige gets emotional while discussing first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match

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1.48K   //    19 Dec 2017, 12:19 IST

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What's the story?

When Stephanie McMahon announced the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match would take place on January 28th, it was a big step in the already impressive WWE Women's Revolution.

Paige has been there since the early stages and really helped jumpstart the process of bringing women into the spotlight of the WWE Universe once more. When she spoke to WWE backstage after Raw this week, she was overcome with emotion as The Anti-Diva spoke about this huge moment in women's wrestling.

In case you didn't know...

Even though Emma liked to take credit for starting the WWE Women's Revolution, it was actually Paige who defeated her in the finals to crown the first-ever NXT Women's Champion. Paige carried her NXT Women's Title until jumping right to the main roster where she defeated AJ Lee for the WWE Diva's Championship on the night after WrestleMania XXX.

Many credit Paige for being an innovator and bringing in a new wave of female wrestling with others to soon follow such as Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss.

The heart of the matter

With the addition of Absolution and Riott Squad, WWE now has enough women on the main roster to pull off the long talked about the idea of holding a Women's Royal Rumble Match. They also have a plethora of females from NXT they could call on to fill any openings as well.

This announcement will mean way more than just an exciting addition to the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January because it will also add a new story leading into WrestleMania showcasing the women this time around.

What's next?

The biggest question is who will win the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match? Since it's WWE, you can't ever take anything off the table, therefore, you have to entertain all options.

Author's take

If WWE surprised everyone with a Ronda Rousey debut in the Women's Royal Rumble match and gave her the victory, it could set up a logical match with Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey as suggested by the rumour mill.

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