While it has not yet been confirmed, rumours this weekend suggested that we will finally get to see the first ever women’s Royal Rumble match at next year’s event. The women’s division has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and following last year’s Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, this seems like the next logical step.
Recent NXT call-ups also suggest that this is the case, with the company padding out the female roster a couple of months before the event takes place. One thing the company will be desperate to avoid doing, though, is botching such a historic moment in the same way that they did Carmella’s victory back in June. There are plenty of viable candidates to win the Rumble match, it is now just a case of them choosing the right one, and booking it correctly. Let’s take a look at five of those candidates.
Paige has been one of the most talked about WWE superstars of 2017, which is quite the achievement considering she has only stepped foot inside a WWE ring once this calendar year. The superstar’s shenanigans outside the ring have made her notorious, and while the WWE is often quick to distance themselves from such controversial stars, it is worth remembering that not only is Paige incredibly over, she is also the subject of an upcoming movie directed by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Paige is also an incredibly talented in-ring performer and she is great on the microphone, which makes her a fairly reliable bet heading into Mania season. She also now has her new little stable to help her out, and having them back Paige all the way through to a Wrestlemania title victory would be a nice way of giving those women a nice little rub through their initial 6 months with the company.