With Royal Rumble simply over per week away, WWE has been discussing the plans across the occasion in latest conferences and it seems they’re certainly transferring ahead with the UFC Corridor of Famer.
Fightful Choose stories that Ronda Rousey isn’t presently deliberate for the Royal Rumble PPV. This comes completely in opposition to what the sooner stories have claimed and that she was nonetheless scheduled to carry out as of December.
Nonetheless, then she dropped the SmackDown Girls’s Championship to a returning Charlotte Aptitude on the December 30 version of SmackDown after which WWE will need to have taken a modified route in route, “We’re advised that as of final week, Ronda Rousey really wasn’t deliberate for the Royal Rumble PPV, on the time she misplaced the title, which may clearly change. Till December, Rousey was scheduled for the present in a singles match.”
The supply additionally added that a number of veterans have contacted WWE about making Royal Rumble appearances and the corporate officers have been stated to be leaning out of what they name “non-traditional surprises.”
Nothing concrete was given in regards to the potential shock attendees because the inventive and producers are nonetheless making pitches concerning this. It looks as if WWE might stay adamant about not together with NXT names identical to they did within the 2022 version.
Fightful Choose was advised, “WWE was very assured of their ladies’s roster as is with the hires and call-ups over the past 12 months, and the way it will play into the Royal Rumble match.”
Final 12 months, the feminine roster suffered high names because of mass releases and therefore plenty of veteran superstars needed to be referred to as in for the Girls’s Rumble match together with the winner, Ronda Rousey.
Till December, The Baddest Lady on the Planet was nonetheless scheduled for the present in a singles match. However maybe, WWE desires to maintain her away from TV for a number of weeks in order that she may very well be again with a brand new mojo, avoiding the continued backlash from the viewers.
That being stated Rousey ought to be again after Royal Rumble to be included in one of many Wrestlemania storylines. Talking of Rumble, Smackdown stars like Zelina Vega, Shayna Baszler and The Banger Bros declared their entries to respective Rumble matches.
The #RoyalRumble is sort of right here!
— WWE (@WWE) January 21, 2023
WWE Royal Rumble 2023 premium stay occasion takes place, Saturday, January 28 on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. At present, the match card for the present stands as follows,
– Undisputed WWE Common Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
– Pitch Black Match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight
– Uncooked Girls’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (stipulation TBD by Bliss)
– Males’s Royal Rumble Match: Rey Mysterio, GUNTHER, Baron Corbin, Kofi Kingston, Ricochet, Santos Escobar, Seth Rollins, Austin Concept, Bobby Lashley, Omos, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and 16 Superstars TBA
– Girls’s Royal Rumble Match: Raquel Rodriguez, Liv Morgan, Candice LaRae, Rhea Ripley, Zelina Vega, Shayna Baszler, and 24 Superstars TBA
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