Fan favorite Ronda Rousey has sadly confirmed she will not be participating. Her nickname while competing in UFC was Ronda (Rowdy) Rousey, inspired by the late, WWE great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. However, Rousey will reportedly be in Columbia at the time of the Rumble shooting a movie, and Triple H has said she hasn't signed with the company. For decades, women have been fighting and working so hard and I think it's a result of hard work and a lot of effort from so many driven, strong, really talented, passionate women that got us to this point. The victor of the grueling matchup will go on to compete for the WWE Universal or WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
Kane's involvement seemed unusual, but I think he's there to take the loss in the match. They called me on a Friday and told me I was going to debut on a Tuesday.
The Orlando-native also discussed her fondest memories being a dancer for the NBA's Orlando Magic as well as a back-up dancer for Flo-Rida. This would also play into that no one is ready for Asuka.
"I'm a fighting champion", Bliss confidently said at the time.
Women have main evented Pay-Per-Views, fought inside Hell in a Cell, competed in the Money in the Bank, and wrestled in the Middle East for the first time previous year. While it seems clear that everyone either wants, thinks or believes Asuka is going to win it all.
As we closed in the finish, Styles continued to take a beating from his two opponents and was almost pinned at one point after a Blue Thunder Bomb.
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He's also the first black filmmaker ever nominated for directing , writing and producing in the same year. Elsewhere, Rachel Morrison has become the first woman to get nominated for the cinematography award.
I was a big fan of Kelly Kelly when she actively competed in WWE. I remain concerned that having two Royal Rumble matches on one show will be too much of a good thing, but I'm all for finding out.
I am not buying the Daniel Bryan 5/1 betting odds story. If she's not in the match, then I vote for a feel good victor to set up a long overdue Smackdown Women's Championship match with an ideally heel Charlotte Flair.
That would leave three options. I'm leaving the door open ever so slightly for a Strowman win to set up a Triple Threat with Reigns and Lesnar for WrestleMania, but I'm certainly not banking on it. I would place my money on either Liv Morgan or Sarah Logan going over the rope first. Rousey (12-2) lost two straight bouts in 13 months and took a break to extend her entertainment credits, including a stint as team coach in the reboot of "Battle of the Network Stars". Don't see WWE wanting the fun co-champion angle set up to be just a short run. They could save that for Summerslam.
Is there a WWE pay-per-view that attracts as much speculation as the Royal Rumble?
Well there you have it.
"Get the most important statistics, facts and figures before the 2018 Royal Rumble event", the caption of the clip reads. "For Jericho and Omega to top it, because it had emotion, I thought that was great".