WWE Had Substitutes Backstage For Women’s Royal Rumble Match


WWE was taking no chances with last weekend’s Women’s Royal Rumble match and had substitutes ready in case a Superstar couldn’t make it.

The sixth-annual Women’s Rumble saw Rhea Ripley win the match, becoming the first Australian to win a Rumble and the first woman to win from the #1 spot.


Pwinsider reports that Ivy Nile and Maxine Dupri were backstage as “alternates” in case any of the 30 women in the match couldn’t compete.

Thankfully, neither substitute was needed as the Women’s Rumble went off without a hitch.

On Monday’s episode of RAW, Ripley announced that she will be challenging SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39.

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