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First ever Women’s Royal Rumble match announced for 2018 event



The 31st WWE Royal Rumble event will mark another historic moment for women in professional wrestling. Following tonight’s RAW main event that was supposed to be a 6-woman tag team match that would instead turn into an all out chaos, Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon came to the ring to make a special announcement. Here’s what she said.

“Three years ago a revolution started in the WWE, led by all of the women in this ring and all of the women on SmackDown Live and every single woman to ever step foot inside the squared circle including the Fabulous Moolah and the great Mae Young. And all of you, turned that revolution into an evolution. Because of you, the Divas division became the Women’s division. You became the superstars and the headliners, main eventing just like the guys; Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, NXT pay-per-views and blowing the roof of the joint. Because of you we had the first ever women’s Hell in a Cell match, the first ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match and just two weeks ago women competed inside the ring in the Middle East for the first time in WWE for a women’s championship match and what was the chant, Sasha? The chant was “this is hope”. This is hope. You saw tears in the eyes of little girls ringside because you [points at Sasha] inspired those little girls, all of you have inspired people all over the world with your courage, with your passion, with your unbridled talent—but that’s not enough. Whaddaya say ladies, you make history once again? [Asks the crowd] Do you people want to see these women make history once again? Then on January 28th, the road to WrestleMania kicks off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and we will have for the very first time an all women’s Royal Rumble match!”

Stephanie would then tell the crowd that this was the right time to fire off a YES! chant, to which they would accept. With the recent addition of the Riott Squad faction to SmackDown Live and Absolution to RAW, in addition to what is a very strong women’s roster on NXT and this past summer’s highly entertaining Mae Young Classic, there’s more than enough female competitors to make this a 30-woman match. You could also give fans a couple of surprise legends as entrants to even further solidify this historic moment as one for the ages.

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