First WWE Royal Rumble, Women’s Royal Rumble entrants announced WWE YouTube screenshot

WWE will make history on January 28 in Philadelphia when the the promotion will put on not one, but two Royal Rumble matches.

For the first time, a Women’s Royal Rumble match will be one of the premier events on the schedule of matches. In that contest, it was announced Tuesday night on Smackdown Live that two-time Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi will be one of the many entrants:

Naomi joined FCW in 2009 and has appeared in WWE since 2010. Originally a “Funkadactyl” backup dancer, Naomi has transformed and developed into a legit contender for the women’s title on Smackdown.

As far as the men’s Rumble, Elias announced himself as the first entrant:

“Elias is a legend. On January 28, it will be the performance of the year, when I enter and win the Royal Rumble match.”

Elias joined WWE in 2014 after six years on the independent scene.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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