WWE is loading up on former talent for this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
PWInsider is reporting that Cameron and Melina are booked to be surprises for this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match. That would leave 9 spots left. As previously noted, WWE does not want to bring in too many women from NXT for this year’s Rumble so there could be more ex-talent coming in this year.
Melina was actually booked for the Rumble a couple of years ago but she had to pull out due to injury. Cameron wrestled a match for AEW in 2020 and has since expressed interest in returning to WWE.
Here is the updated announced card for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view:
WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Bobby Lashley
30-Man Royal Rumble match
Announced so far: Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, Johnny Knoxville, Sheamus, Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E
30-Women Royal Rumble match
Announced so far: Nikki A.S.H., Rhea Ripley, Tamina, Dana Brooke, Zelina Vega, Carmella, Aliyah, Natalya, Naomi, Shotzi Blackheart, Shayna Baszler, Charlotte Flair, Mickie James, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (Champion) vs. Doudrop
Mix Tag Team Match
Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse