This coming Sunday at the Royal Rumble PPV Event, the card of the show is stacked from top to bottom, with a WWE Title Match taking place as well as a WWE Universal Title Match and also a couple of Royal Rumble Matches. Speaking of the Royal Rumble Match, the company has announced that the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match currently has only 12 competitors, which leaves 18 more spots to be flied. It’s expected that some Stars from NXT will be added along with a few surprises.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio that Rhea Ripley was scheduled to be moved up to the main roster two weeks ago but apparently, those plans were pushed back. Meltzer said, “Rhea Ripley is on the main roster. She was gonna debut a couple of weeks ago and they put it off for a couple of weeks. A couple of weeks is now. Debuting her as a surprise in the Rumble and winning the Rumble, that just makes sense.”
In regards to the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match, there’s no word on any possible surprises but Edge seems to be the favorite for the match and several months ago there was talk of Edge facing Orton at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship.