WWE Announces MASSIVE Women's First

Raw: Three big men get Royal Rumble main event spots, while the women get to make history

Raw: Three big men get Royal Rumble main event spots, while the women get to make history

Now, to cap off 2017, Stephanie McMahon announced to the world that for the first time ever, the Women of the WWE will compete in their own Royal Rumble match. Some big names will go head-to-head with the victor receiving a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 in April.

There were no additional details announced about the Royal Rumble match, but it's unlikely going to feature 30 women as I don't think there's enough women on the main roster to fill in the numbers.

WWE has been hitting out a lot of women's firsts since the start of the women's revolution. The latter item was the real selling point of the Rumble telecast, as WWE Champion Hulk Hogan and challenger Andre the Giant would be on hand to officially sign for their championship rematch, airing 12 nights after the Rumble. A subsequent WWE announcement provided to 411 noted that the victor will get a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34.

There are now 22 female competitors on Raw and SmackDown, meaning if the event is to include 30 people - as is the case with the men's match - then some non-main roster talent must be used.

This year, WWE created the first-ever women's tournament, Mae Young Classic, which included 32 of the top female competitors from 16 countries, underscoring the breadth and worldwide diversity of women in sports entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. A year later, the Rumble would become the fourth column of the pay-per-view structure, but in 1988, it was free to anyone with a cable box. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. The event will be available for you to watch either on PPV or the WWE Network.

Adrian Peterson heads to IR, wants to play next season
Then, he fell back to earth, failing to rush for more than 79 yards over the next three games before suffering his neck injury. He churned out 134 yards and two touchdowns in his desert debut, and he racked up 314 rushing yards over his first three games.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

WWE Monday Night Raw is heading to Miami for New Year's Day night (Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) at the AmericanAirlines Arena, home to the three-time National Basketball Association champion Miami Heat.

So far at next year's Royal Rumble, only two matches had been confirmed for the January 28 pay-per-view which takes place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

WWE will be at the Amalie Arena in Tampa for a SmackDown house show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, and tickets are also on sale.

Many credit Paige for being an innovator and bringing in a new wave of female wrestling with others to soon follow such as Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss.

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