It took a while, and its “announced online late one Friday afternoon” arrival doesn’t make it feel like any less of an afterthought, but... now we know what the members of the WWE women’s roster who aren’t among the 11 in one of WrestleMania 35’s title matches will be doing at the Showcase of the Immortals on Sun., April 7.
WWE confirmed the second annual WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal will take place in MetLife Stadium next weekend. It will be a standard, everyone-in-the-ring-at-the-start battle royal like the men’s Andre The Giant Memorial. There are no stakes attached beyond a trophy that looks like a picture in a sex ed text book.
We already know 13 of the competitors. That includes the recently deposed SmackDown Women’s champion, and the four wrestlers who were scheduled to wrestle for the right to challenge her at WrestleMania - until Charlotte Flair got and won a title shot last Tuesday:
There were 20 women in last year’s WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, so this leaves an opening for WWE to use NXT talents or returning legends as surprise entrants. The 2018 edition was a pre-show match. No word yet if this one will follow suit... but it doesn’t seem like an unreasonable assumption.