The very first female Royal Rumble will take place at the pay-per-view event on Jan. 28, with 30 women slated to compete in the match. Of course, WWE doesn't have that many female superstars - and current champions Alexa Bliss (Women's Raw), and Charlotte (SmackDown Women's), aren't eligible to compete.
So it's widely expected that a handful of surprise entrants will take place, which will obviously include past female superstars. According to PWInsider.com, former diva and two-time Women's Champion Michelle McCool has been in contact with the company about making an appearance.
Also, another past diva in Molly Holly has been confirmed to appear in the Royal Rumble match. She won two Women's Championships in WWE, and last fought for the company at WrestleMania XXV in a women's Battle Royal. She briefly worked in the independent circuit, but has been out of full-time wrestling for the better part of a decade now.
Two months ago, McCool teased about a possible return to the WWE - though it was a singles match against Charlotte:
Just seeing this.....I’ve been dying for someone to ask!!!!💙 https://t.co/AfyT74wrAg— Michelle McCool (@McCoolMichelleL) November 6, 2017
McCool was one of the most decorated and successful female superstars of her era, so coming back for the historic Royal Rumble would be fitting and deserving. That remains to be seen, though.
Other surprising appearances could include Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita, who revolutionized the diva's division in The Attitude Era. They were involved in the first women's main event match, so why not reward the two icons with spot in the Royal Rumble?
Some also believe Ronda Rousey could be set to finally join the WWE by taking part in the 30-women battle. The former UFC star was recently spotted having dinner with Triple H in Los Angeles. A run with the WWE seems inevitable for Rousey, and it would make perfect sense to bring her on during a historic moment for the female division.
The pay-per-view is less than three weeks away, so we won't have to wait long to see which past superstars make dramatic returns.