WWE made more history with its women this week, headlining Monday Night Raw with a first ever Gauntlet match, SmackDown Live with the second ever Money in the Bank ladder match, and NXT with a Last Woman Standing match. They’re also slowly announcing participants in the upcoming Mae Young Classic, a women’s tournament that will air on the WWE Network in August.
It’s only a matter of time, then, before we get a women’s Royal Rumble, right?
Becky Lynch told Amarillo Globe News she thinks we’re close:
"I think there'll definitely be a time where the women get their own Royal Rumble. When you look at the fact that in July there is the Mae Young Classic taking place between 32 women. Then you have the women in NXT and the women on both brands. I think it's a year or two away from having our own Royal Rumble, then maybe our tag titles. The sky is the limit."
Including Paige and Eva Marie, WWE currently has 29 women on Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. Add in whoever is signed from the Mae Young Classic and Lynch’s prognostication may be right on the money.