Don't expect Ronda Rousey to be involved in this year's women's Royal Rumble.
Dave Meltzer writes in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that as of midweek, WWE had no plans to include the former SmackDown Women's Champion in the over-the-top-rope battle royal. This is because the promotion wants to avoid marginalizing her star power by placing her in a match she wouldn't be winning - and wouldn't be booked as a focal point.
WWE has never announced Rousey for the women's Royal Rumble, which airs on Saturday's premium live event. Only seven women have been confirmed for the bout thus far, with SmackDown's Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zelina Vega and Emma joined by Raw stars Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae.
With 23 of the 30 slots still to fill, WWE has given itself plenty of room for surprises.
Rousey has not been around since dropping her SmackDown Women's Championship to the returning Charlotte Flair on 30 December 2022. There is currently no word on when she might return to television, though current reporting indicates that several creative ideas have not come to fruition for her lately.