It was announced by Stephanie McMahon on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that she is joining the announce team for the 30-Woman Royal Rumble match, which takes place this Sunday, January 8 in Philadelphia.
Could she be a part of the Rumble match? That’s not known, but the fact that she’ll be announcing does make it a possibility.
If she doesn’t throw in the phrase “What A Maneuver” during the match like daddy Vince then I’ll be very disappointed.
Announcing the first-ever women's #RoyalRumble match was one of my all-time favorite moments in @WWE… And now I'm proud to share that I'll be joining the Announce team for this historic match this Sunday! #RumbleForAll#RoyalRumblepic.twitter.com/ehovcuGCXG
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 24, 2018
TJR Thoughts: Stephanie joining the announce team is pretty rare, but I’m not surprised by it. The McMahons love putting attention on themselves. Steph will probably do a good job of it although will also likely say the phrase “making history” 45 times during the match.
Here’s the updated Royal Rumble lineup with our official proving coming on Friday.
Men’s Royal Rumble match with 30 competitors – The names announced so far are John Cena, Finn Balor, Randy Orton, Elias, Shinsuke Nakamura, Baron Corbin, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Rusev, Aiden English, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, The Miz, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and more.
Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Championship: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Women’s Royal Rumble match with 30 competitors – The names announced so far are Asuka, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Lana, Tamina, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Becky Lynch and Carmella.
Raw Tag Team Championships: Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
Smackdown Tag Team Championships 2/3 Falls: The Usos vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable
There’s nothing announced for the Kickoff Show at this point.