The WWE’s Women’s Revolution continues to thrive in the world of professional wrestling. After having seen a ton of firsts for the female competitors in WWE, Monday Night RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announced earlier this week that the next step in the revolution is to hold the first-ever all-female Royal Rumble match.
The Rumble participants will be comprised of women from both RAW and SmackDown. It’s expected that competitors from NXT will also be called upon to fill some spots in the match.
There’s also the possibility of surprise appearances from various WWE legends. We noted yesterday that WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus took notice of the Women’s Rumble announcement and mentioned that she might need to find her wrestling boots to be part of the historic event. Other possible names to keep an eye on regarding possible surprise appearances would be Kelly Kelly and Michelle McCool, both of whom have teased that we probably haven’t seen the last of them in a WWE ring.
Of course, the elephant in the room is former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who is training for her WWE debut and is rumored to be competing at WrestleMania 34.
The 2018 Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place next month on January 28th from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.