THIS Sunday WWE makes historical past with the primary ever girls’s Royal Rumble match – with the winner getting a title shot at WrestleMania.
WWE wants to usher in some additional expertise to fill the total quota of 30 superstars – from NXT and elsewhere – so SunSport appears to be like at 11 girls who could possibly be shock entrants.
A powerhouse from the Japanese wrestling scene, Kong had a quick stint with WWE in 1995 – and eradicated and whole Survivor Sequence group singlehandedly.
At 47-years- outdated she’s nonetheless going robust. A possible candidate to look for a hard-hitting showdown with Asuka.
This nails-hard former UFC fighter acquired to the ultimate of the Mae Younger Basic, however misplaced to Kairi Sane – and has since debuted in NXT.
She challenges Ember Moon tomorrow night time at TakeOver.
Might Baszler present up within the Royal Rumble as reigning NXT Ladies’s Champion?
The Mae Younger Basic winner has the perfect prime rope drop within the enterprise (test it out – critically), however hasn’t been on NXT since December, after being attacked by Baszler.
The hearsay is that she’s recovering from accidents, however the Rumble is an ideal alternative to return – particularly if it means getting revenge on Baszler.
AKA Superior Kong, she’s the true monster of US girls’s wrestling. She appeared in WWE approach again in 2010 – and was a shock entrant within the 2012 males’s Royal Rumble.
Higher recognized for her work in Affect Wrestling, Karma has unfinished enterprise in WWE – and would higher go well with right this moment’s girls’s division than the dreary division from 2010.
Nikki hasn’t been within the ring since final 12 months’s WrestleMania, when she teamed with fiance John Cena to defeat Miz and Maryse.
A real star, she’s nearly a assured shock entry – and it’s been some time since Nikki had an actual shot at a girls’s championship.
Don’t rule out a shock entry from Steph herself, who’s set to affix the commentary group for the match (a number of ringside commentators have been shock Royal Rumble entrants through the years – Jerry Lawler, JBL, and even Michael Cole).
Followers criticise Steph for hogging the ladies’s evolution glory – so think about the heel warmth she’d get for successful the primary ever girls’s Rumble.
Although a part of the dire “Diva” era of ladies’s wrestling (see additionally Candice Michelle, Jillian Corridor, and Michelle McCool), WWE remains to be hung up on Kelly Kelly.
She’s labored as an envoy for the corporate and made an look on Uncooked 25 – which could possibly be WWE’s approach of testing the water for a possible one-off return.
Scottish wrestler – AKA Viper – has a glance and magnificence in contrast to any girl competing in WWE.
She impressed followers by reaching the quarter finals of the Mae Younger Basic.
However she already had an enormous rep on the UK scene, as considered one of its most spectacular and distinctive opponents – and a driving power in our homegrown girls’s evolution.
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New Zealander Dakota also got to the quarter finals of the Mae Young Classic, defeating Kavita Devi – WWE’s first ever Indian female wrestler – along the way.
Dakota is now on NXT – she actually debuted in a battle royal there too – and has a likeability factor that’s reminiscent of Bayley’s (now long gone) popularity.
Still one of the most popular female superstars in WWE history, Hall of Famer Trish last wrestled at WrestleMania 27 in 2011.
She’s not likely to make a full-time comeback or compete in a major WrestleMania match, but a surprise appearance at the Rumble would be popular with fans.
After months of speculation – not to mention footage of her training in the ring – the former UFC champ is an obvious pick as a surprise entrant and winner.
Rousey has denied she’ll be at the Rumble, but don’t believe a word – it’s a work, sister.
If she wins the Rumble, Ronda v Charlotte at Mania is money match, but don’t be surprised if she ends up facing Stephanie McMahon instead.