— The decision to skew heavily towards former women stars from the past instead of up-and-coming talent from NXT for the women’s Royal Rumble was because the company was filming footage and interviews for an upcoming documentary about the previous era in women’s wrestling. As a result, they wanted to involve as many of the past stars as possible.
— The call to have the women’s Royal Rumble end the PPV was made on Sunday morning and while none of the participants were told about the reason (Ronda Rousey’s debut), pretty much everyone figured out that was why the match was taking place last.
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