As previously reported, 19 women on the main roster will be competing in the Women’s Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. Those names include Natalya, Naomi, Ruby Riott, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Dana Brooke, Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Carmella, Tamina, Lana, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, Mickie James and Paige.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he’s been told that nine 9 women from the NXT brand are expected to make appearances in the match. That only leaves 2-3 surprise entrants in the match (3 if Paige doesn’t get cleared, 2 if she does). The belief is that the remaining spots could be The Bella Twins or Ronda Rousey. PWInsider reported earlier this week that those spots could also go to Michelle McCool and Molly Holly.
We will keep you updated if we hear anything new regarding Paige’s status for the match or rumored names for the match.