First-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match announced for January 28 in Philadelphia

Women's Royal Rumble match

During tonight’s episode of WWE RAW, a first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match was announced for the Royal Rumble PPV on January 28 in Philadelphia.

RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon made the announcement to close the show.

Here is an excerpt from Mike Tedesco’s recap on Monday night.

“Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and everyone stops brawling. McMahon gets in the ring and says a revolution started three years ago with the women in the ring, the women on Smackdown Live, and every woman who competed before, including The Fabulous Moolah and The Great Mae Young. They’ve turned it into an evolution and they’ve had a women’s Hell in a Cell, TLC, and a match in the Middle East for the first time ever. That’s not enough, though. How about they make history once again? On January 28, the Road to WrestleMania kicks off in Philadelphia, and we’ll have the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match. McMahon tells the crowd to do a “YES” chant, and the crowd obliges.”