RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announced on Monday night that the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match will take place at next month’s Rumble pay-per-view event.
No word yet on who the participants will be, but expect to see qualifying matches on RAW and SmackDown in the weeks ahead. The match will likely feature female Superstars from RAW and SmackDown. The Women’s Royal Rumble match also explains why WWE recently called up 5 women from NXT to the RAW and SmackDown rosters.
Below is the updated Rumble card coming out of Monday’s RAW:
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
All-Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Title
Kane vs. Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar
WWE’s 2018 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on Sunday, January 28th from Philadelphia, PA.
Such an honor to announce the first-ever women's #RoyalRumble match on #Raw tonight. @WWE's female Superstars raise the bar every chance they get & I can't wait to see them make history once again at the #RoyalRumble next month. #WomensEvolution pic.twitter.com/Cerus16pWC
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 19, 2017