Trish Stratus Teases WWE In-Ring Return For Women's Royal Rumble

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According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ex-UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey might make her WWE debut during the Rumble. The match consists of 30 wrestlers (it's been 20 and 40 at times) entering the ring approximately every two minutes at a time and trying to throw the other competitors over the top rope.

You can watch McMahon's announcement in the video below. Professional wrestling history will be made next month in the City of Brotherly Love when the WWE brings the Royal Rumble pay per view event to the Wells Fargo Center.

McMahon made the announcement, that closed out Raw, following a Tag Team Match between Bayley, Sasha Banks and Mickie James against Absolution consisting of Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.

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Also on Raw, general manager Kurt Angle announced who reigning Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be defending his title against at the Royal Rumble after last week's No. 1 contender match between Braun Strowman and Kane ended in a double count out.

Michelle McCool was incredibly athletic during her days as a performer in the WWE, and although ring rust may be an issue-should she decide to stage a comeback at the Royal Rumble-participating in such as historic event would be a monumental accomplishment, in and of itself.

If they're going for a full 30, that means that there are perhaps as many as 10 spots that could be filled by a combination of NXT rookies making the step up and, just as excitingly, a smattering of legends from eras past. The Royal Rumble pay per view has been held in Philadelphia twice before, in 2004 and 2015.