WWE News: First-Ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match Announced

Arindam Paul / 19 December 2017

WWE started the women’s revolution three years ago with the motto to elevate the calibre of the female superstars by letting the spotlight on them. With big-time matchups, going forward, that gradually became the Women’s Evolution as they continued to break the barrier between the male and female locker room. Last night was one of them as we received another first-ever matchup featuring the women superstars.

Last night on WWE Raw we had a main event featuring the team of Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James who took on the Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville in a six-woman tag team match. The contest was disqualified when Stephanie McMahon returned on her show with a blockbuster announcement.

She declared that the company is determined to take the ongoing revolution to the next stage on a regular basis. So, they will be organizing a first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match at the next edition of the dual brand PPV on January 28th, 2018 when the event returns to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

WWE’s corporate website was proud to deliver a press release following this path-breaking announcement which stated,
“For the first time in history, WWE’s female Superstars will perform in a Royal Rumble match on Sunday, January 28, where Superstars will go head-to-head with the winner receiving a championship opportunity at WrestleMania® 34 this April. This milestone was announced tonight by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon during Monday Night Raw® live on USA Network.

The women’s Royal Rumble marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution, which has placed a spotlight on its female performers, involving them in more prominent storylines, with deeper character development and longer matches.”

Just a couple of weeks ago, WWE women set another record of having the first-ever wrestling match in the country of Abu Dhabi during a live event. Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss tore the house down setting an example for the females in the country who can now be able to aspire their dreams to be a WWE superstar.

Stephanie McMahon has always been a cornerstone of this ongoing women’s evolution and hence sounded excited while reacting to this confirmation that is set to alter the history of WWE, forever,

“The first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match will mark a significant moment in the evolution of WWE. WWE’s female performers are role models, inspiring and empowering women and girls to be confident and strong. They deserve their match at Royal Rumble.”