WWE is looking to load up this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match with more former talent than ever before.
As previously noted, Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion will be part of the show this year and a deal was worked out between WWE and Impact to get the deal done. However, James is not the only Impact star that WWE has reached out to.
Fightful is reporting that The IInspiration (formerly The IIconics) were offered spots in the Women’s Rumble match but they turned the offer down. It was noted that Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce) and Jess McKay (Billie Kay) are happy with their current path and they did not feel that it was the right time to return to WWE. Lee and McKay are the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions.
WWE has announced several former stars for this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match including Mickie James, Summer Rae, Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool and The Bella Twins. You can expect some unannounced surprises as well.
WrestleVotes recently reported that sources in the company believe that WWE will try for an “unexpected” forbidden door entrant for the Men’s Royal Rumble match.