WWE to hold first ever Women’s Royal Rumble

January’s Royal Rumble will see the first ever all-female Rumble match

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WWE will make history at next month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, with the first ever women’s version of the annual event. 

The Royal Rumble match dates back to 1988 and sees thirty superstars compete in an over-the-top elimination battle royal, where by the winner is the last man standing. Up until this point the event had been exclusively for the male roster, however as announced during Raw’s main event last night by Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, 2018 will see the first all-female Royal Rumble when the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia hosts the pay-per-view on January 28. 

Further details have yet to be revealed about the match and whether like the male version, the winner will go on to get a title shot at WrestleMania or if indeed it will consist of the same number of competitors as the mens event. 

Only three females have ever competed in a Rumble event, with Chyna being the first in 1999 and 2000 followed by Beth Phoenix in 2010 and then Kharma two years later. Now as well as both Raw and SmackDown representatives fans will be looking forward to the possibility of former stars returning for the match, like Lita, Trish Stratus – who tweeted her excitement about the match – and Kelly Kelly or seeing new faces emerge from either NXT or outside WWE, with Ronda Rousey already linked with a possible role in proceedings. 

 

 

 

 

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