Having filled only 17 of the upcoming women's Royal Rumble's 30 places with full-time main roster stars, WWE have now began the process of reaching out to ex-employees, with two former champions among those contacted.
PWInsider are reporting that Molly Holly and Michelle McCool are both in talks with a view to appearing on January 28th. The former has seemingly agreed to work the match, but McCool is still negotiating, and there's no indication of how said discussions are going.
Molly's onscreen debut came in November 2000, when she was introduced as a third Holly cousin alongside Crash and Bob. She was Hardcore Champion for a split second at WrestleMania X8, and later held the Women's Title for 301 days across two separate reigns before retiring in 2005.
McCool, meanwhile, worked for the company from 2004 to 2011. Best known for her spell as one half of LayCool, she's a four-time Divas/Women's Champion, a former 'Diva Of The Year' Slammy Award winner, and someone who hasn't appeared for the company in close to seven years.
Both would make welcome additions to the match, and with 13 spots still to fill, they won't be the last to be linked.