We've had a Hell In A Cell, and a Money In The Bank, now it looks as if we're mere months away from the first-ever women's Royal Rumble.
WWE's women have been breaking glass ceilings and knocking out first-time-evers like never before in WWE these past few years. Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair were the first females to headline Raw since Lita and Trish Stratus did so in 2004. Those same ladies then became the first of their gender to ever step inside Hell In A Cell. Plus, earlier this year, we even bore witness to the first-ever women's Money In The Bank ladder match.
That really is just the tip of the iceberg too when it comes to female firsts in pro wrestling recently, and hold on tight because they're not done yet. The biggest first of all is yet to come, and according to some speculation, it could be coming very soon. The first ever all-female Royal Rumble match.
DirtySheets.net reported the groundbreaking announcement will be made by WWE very soon, but other than that there are very few details. As of now, all we know is that if it does happen, it will simply join the established 30-man Royal Rumble match on the card in January. How many competitors will be in the female version exactly is unclear, but considering the sheer amount of female Superstars under contract with WWE right now, they will certainly have no shortage of options.
While an all-female Royal Rumble match has never taken place in WWE before, women wrestlers have occasionally entered the annual 30-man version of the bout. Chyna, Beth Phoenix, and Awesome Kong have all entered the Royal Rumble at times when inter-gender wrestling was more commonplace in WWE. Most of the time, they weren't seen as serious competitors either. Phoenix's appearance in the match, for instance, is remembered for her planting a lip lock on The Great Khali in order to eliminate him from the match.
The Royal Rumble match is always one of the most anticipated of the year by the WWE Universe. Having a card with two Rumbles can surely only be a good thing. Add to that the fact that it'll be an all-female affair with women's wrestling at an all-time high in terms of popularity right now, WWE really would be fools not to pull the trigger on this idea ASAP.