The 35th annual Royal Rumble event took place in St. Louis on Saturday. The 4th annual women’s royal rumble bout was, in my view, the finest rumble of the night, and the WWE Universe was treated to it as a result. The contest included 14 of the greatest female wrestlers who have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. What I thought of these results will be broken down, and I’ll provide my honest assessment.
Melina – #2 ENTRANT
Melina’s comeback left me flabbergasted since I’ve been a fan of hers from her early days in WWE, all the way back to her time with MNM. When she made her usual entrance, it was amazing to see how enthusiastic the audience was for her. My excitement for Melina’s inclusion in the Rumble is fueled by the fact that she will be facing off against Sasha Banks as the first two women in the Rumble this year, as this is a match I’ve been looking forward to seeing since WWE announced Evolution but was denied to us. Hopefully, we will see Melina Splitting her way back into the WWE very soon, and that this was not a one-time occurrence.
Ronda Rousey – #28 entrant
Someone, please explain to me WHY we needed to do this. When it came to the Royal Rumble, Ronda Rousey’s return was the most talked-about event, and it caused a rift among fans. The fact that Ronda Rousey won the Royal Rumble this year was not something I wanted to see because it was extremely disrespectful and was a slap in the face to all the women who bust their behinds year after year, who travel around the world and TRAIN in the ring. Ronda Rousey did not need to win this year’s Royal Rumble because it should’ve been given to someone else in order to make a new star, but that is typical WWE.
Cameron #13 entrant
GIRL BYE! Cameron made his first appearance in a WWE ring in over 5 1/2 years. Wrestling fans took to social media to express their desire for Cameron’s return, with the hashtags #WEWANTCAMERON and #RESIGNCAMERON trending, pleading the WWE to please bring Cameron back to the organization. Cameron seemed to be in fantastic shape, and she put on a nice performance in the ring throughout the allotted 50 seconds. Even if WWE decides to bring Cameron back for Mania and have Laycool vs. The Bella Twins vs. The Funkadactyls vs. Carmella and Zelina Vega for the Women’s Tag Team Titles at Mania, I would not be upset because any of those three teams would make those belts relevant again.
Kelly Kelly – #4 entrant
Kelly Kelly competed in her fourth women’s royal rumble match on Saturday night, and I have to admit, her outfit is very nice!!! If Kelly decides to return to the company in the near future, I would be delighted as she can provide some more iconic feuds with the likes of Carmella, Sasha Banks, Zelina Vega, and even Liv Morgan. I am a huge fan of Kelly and have a great deal of respect for her for not being afraid to take risks in these matches and demonstrating that she is still capable of competing in the ring with the women of today.
Mighty Molly- #27 entrant
Mighty Molly was a prominent wrestler during the days of attitude and merciless aggressiveness, and her performance in the ring continues to demonstrate that Molly is still a threat in the ring. There is only one resident (almost) super hero that the WWE world can rely on, as that was shown in this adorable advertisement with Nikki A.S.H.
Nikki Bella – #24 entrant
Nikki was finally able to return to the ring after almost two years, and she wasn’t sure if she would ever be able to return to the ring again. “It’s been a long time,” she said. Another reason why this was such a memorable occasion was that her son Matteo finally got to see his mother kick butt in the ring. My hopes are pinned on Nikki and Brie to remain in their positions after the rumble because I genuinely want them to elevate the championships and make them mean something once again.
Michelle McCool #10 entrant
When Michelle demonstrated anything, it was that she hasn’t lost a step in the ring since her first appearance at the Women’s Royal Rumble. If Michelle proved anything, it was that she hasn’t lost a step in the ring since her first appearance at the Women’s Royal Rumble in 2015. What made her reappearance so memorable was when she brought Queen Zelina what she described as a “Faithbreaker.” The future will tell whether or not Michelle returns to the WWE ring again, but if she does, her first bout must be against Charlotte Flair in order for her to be considered successful.
Alicia Fox #21 entrant
Alicia Fox, a WWE legend, would make her third appearance in the women’s royal rumble. Fox would only stay until 6:30, but one thing I will say for her is that she is still one of the best-selling female wrestlers in the history of the WWE. A brief reunion with Team Bella took place, but it was Nikki who ended up removing Fox from the match.
Ivory #18 entrant
Ivory would return to the women’s rumble with her gimmick of having the right to censor. When this happened, it was a comedy moment for the rumble, and I was laughing out loud since Vickie and Ivory were responsible for some of my favorite comedic moments throughout the rumbles, respectively. Ivory would not remain long in the rumble, as she would be ejected by Rhea Ripley as soon as she arrived.
Mickie James #20 entrant
This entrant has been the most talked-about since they announced the competitors for the women’s royal rumble because Mickie James would be the first woman in history to work for another promotion that has now competed against WWE. She would also not enter with the WWE theme music, instead choosing to enter with Hardcore Country as her theme music. As a result, Mickie would go on to finish 11:40 seconds and remove Michelle McCool, who was one of her all-time opponents before that. Now that WWE has opened that previously closed door, only time will tell whether they will be able to profit from it.
Summer Rae #23 Entrant
“Call to me, Call to me”, Summer Rae made her long-awaited return to the WWE after almost six years away, and she was in the best condition of her life when she did so. Summer had rekindled her long-standing animosity with Natalya, which dates back to their time on the reality show Total Divas together. Summer would square off against Natalya in the ring, but she would only survive 52 seconds before being eliminated by Natalya herself, with assistance from Charlotte. Summer Rae is capable of making a quick return to the WWE in the near future; however, only time will tell whether she will finally get that one-on-one bout with Natalya that fans have been waiting for.
Brie Bella #19 Entrant
Finally, after being locked up for over three years, Brie mode could be accessed. Among the many things Brie would do to prove to the WWE fans that she was back and better than ever would be her reappearance in the ring with her twin sister, who would be there to cheer her on. It would be Brie’s last 19:21 before she would get retribution on her sister Nikki Bella and be sent out by Ronda Rousey, who would then eliminate Brie. In the event that Brie and Nikki ever returned to the WWE, they had one objective in mind: to capture the WWE women’s tag team titles. I predict that Wrestlemania 38 will be the night that they accomplish that ambition.
Sarah Logan #25 Entrant
In addition to the fact that Sarah Logan’s Royal Rumble appearance was entirely unexpected and took everyone off guard, it was amazing to see Sarah Logan back in WWE after she was suddenly fired from the company earlier this year. And it was much more enjoyable to see her reconstitute The Riott Squad with Liv for a single night.
Lita #26 entrant
In the end, Lita would go on to compete in her second women’s royal rumble match of her career, and one thing I will say about Lita is that she has not lost her step in the ring, and I would like to see her return full time and square off with Shotzi, as these two women had a moment in this year’s women’s royal rumble match, and I believe a Wrestlemania match is in the cards for these two women in the future.