Somehow, the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble is already just a few days away. The most beloved gimmick match of all time makes its glorious return on Sunday, and for the first time ever, we’re getting TWO of them.
Yes, after years of rumors and speculation, this year’s event will bring with it the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match, where 30 women from Raw, Smackdown, NXT and elsewhere will compete in identical competition to the men for a title shot at WrestleMania 34. This is certainly a great way to kick off the Road to WrestleMania. Like, even more great than usual (which is always great).
Sort-of at the center of the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match has been Stephanie McMahon, who announced the big deal just over a month ago, but has been largely hands-off in the build-up since then. She has drawn criticism from some fans in the past for tending to put herself at the forefront of big and historical announcements regarding the women, although as the most predominant woman authority figure in the company, it tends to make sense.
On Wednesday, Stephanie took to Twitter to announce that she will play a very special part in the women’s Royal Rumble match.