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Predicting All 30 WWE Women’s Royal Rumble 2019 Superstar Entrants

Women's Work.

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It speaks to the overarching success of the first ever Women's Royal Rumble that the second edition won't need to be booked in the same fashion. That's not to say the inaugural edition wasn't a stellar effort - far from it, in fact - but 2018's headline attraction was as much a sales pitch for WWE's "Then, Now, Forever" strapline as the show-opening video package.

That field featured a heady mix of older and newer stars in order to put over the significance of the occasion rather than a particularly competitive element. Returnees from all eras were given showcase spots (and in Michelle McCool's case, a perplexingly large number of eliminations) as celebrations and acknowledgements of the work they'd put in helping a company trapped in the past try and catch up with the real world's present.

The period that followed built proudly on that, as the Raw and SmackDown Live divisions surpassed their male counterparts and own expectations alike. We stand on the precipice of the first ever all-female WrestleMania main event not just because of the stars at the top of the card, but those bolstering the middle and propping up the bottom.

Ironically, there's a chance this match won't close the Royal Rumble pay-per-view this year, but each combatant will know exactly what headline spot does await if they can survive the wrath of the other 29. This particular edition might not form part of history in its own right, but the winner most likely will...

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