LiquidAE.com is counting down to the WWE Royal Rumble event on January 28, 2018. Taking place live from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, this will be its 30th anniversary.
The Royal Rumble match is a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor.
The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion or WWE Universal Champion.
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The Rumble match has been historically intended for men. We have however seen women enter in past. Our staff is among the many who wished for the late, great Chyna to outlast the guys of the famed Attitude Era (1997 – 2002). Recognizing her as a contender made us wonder which women of today’s WWE would likely have a chance.
The first two Superstars who came to mind were Nia Jax and “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka. This thought process prompted us to ask Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis, HighTyde, True Hardcore Wrestling Fans member Jamal STEELE, and Rigo Flores – 4 of the experts who appeared in our 1st Annual Royal Rumble Q&A and Potluck – which of these 2 women they felt stood a chance.
HighTyde chose Asuka. The dominant competitor from Japan remains unbeaten since arriving in WWE. Her in-ring debut took place at NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 2015. She is the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history.
Jax was the choice of both STEELE and Roc Bottom. A towering powerhouse, she like Chyna looks to be a serious a threat. Any man who’d attempt to throw her over the top ropes would be in trouble.
Flores flipped our question on its ear by saying neither Asuka nor Nia Jax could win the Royal Rumble match. He suggested the only possible choice was Charlotte Flair, daughter of 2-time WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Skillful and cunning, Flair’s won every championship currently available to women in WWE. |
We feel it would be both awesome and historic to witness any of these three women win the Royal Rumble then go on to challenge their male counterpart for a world title at WrestleMania. |
Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13), Batista (’14), Roman Reigns (’15), Triple H (’16), Randy Orton (’17)
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