Over the past two years, the WWE has set many “firsts” for the women’s division. Last year, Sasha Banks and Charlotte faced off in the very first women’s Hell in a Cell match for the Raw Women’s Championship.
But this year, WWE is going even bigger. On this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon ended the show by announcing that the first all-women’s Royal Rumble will happen in the new year.
The women’s division is as talented as ever before, with stars like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Natalya headlining the roster.
This is a huge stepping moment for the WWE’s history, and one Hall of Famer wants to get in on the action:
— Trish Stratus (@trishstratuscom) December 19, 2017
Stephanie didn’t announce how many participants would take place in the match. If it’s the standard number of 30, then the WWE would probably bring back some old faces to fill out spots.
Stratus—who’s widely considered by many to be the greatest female wrestler in WWE history—was a seven-time Women’s Champion, one-time Hardcore Champion (you read that correctly), and was named Babe of the Year three times.
Since retiring from the ring in 2006, Stratus has made sporadic appearances with the WWE, appearing in matches back in 2008 and 2009. Stratus also teamed up with Snooki and John Morrison at WrestleMania XXVII, where they defeated Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool, and Layla.
There have been rumors over the years about Stratus possibly coming back for more matches, where she could help put other talent over. It’s highly unlikely she’ll ever be a full-time performer again, but it would be awesome to have her back at the women’s Royal Rumble.
We should find out soon enough as to whether or not Stratus joins a historic feat for the WWE. Stay tuned.
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