WWE Planning Female Royal Rumble?

NXT influx could make it a possibility.

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WWE will hold the first ever women's Royal Rumble in January, according to a report in The Sun.

Five NXT rookies were introduced to the main roster this week, whilst long-term absentee Paige at last returned from the injury that had kept her sidelined since the summer of 2016.

The sudden expansion to Raw and SmackDown's female ranks has led to speculation that the company is finally set to pull the trigger on an all-woman Rumble to accompany the traditional men's match on 28 January.

Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer had initially poured doubt on the idea, but The Sun believes an announcement to this effect is imminent.

According to the British tabloid, the event could be used as a way to introduce Ronda Rousey to the division ahead of a purported "dream match" with Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 33.

The former UFC star is currently said to be stepping up her preparation at the company's Orlando Performance Centre, having agreed a short-term deal in the fall.

A female Rumble would represent the latest in a line of historic firsts for the WWE women's division over recent years.

In July, we saw Carmella win the inaugural female Money in the Bank ladder match at the SmackDown event of the same name.

And, last year, it was Charlotte and Sasha Banks who made history by closing Hell in a Cell, the first time a women's match headlined a WWE pay-per-view.

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