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Stephanie McMahon joining announce team for women's Royal Rumble


Stephanie McMahon will be joining the commentary team for Sunday's women's Royal Rumble match.

McMahon made the announcement on Twitter today: "Announcing the first-ever women's #RoyalRumble match was one of my all-time favorite moments in @WWE... And now I'm proud to share that I'll be joining the Announce team for this historic match this Sunday! #RumbleForAll #RoyalRumble"

McMahon joined the women's division in the ring on the December 18th episode of Raw to announce that WWE's first-ever women's Royal Rumble would be happening in 2018. While speaking with The Mirror earlier this month, she explained why the announcement was a character-breaking moment: "We were chastised by some fans because we broke character and I told the women earlier in the day -- they knew I was coming out but they didn't know what I was going to say -- I told them react naturally, don't feel like you have to be in character, it's okay for you to react however you want to react, to whatever I'm going to say. We all broke character that night."

There have been 18 entrants officially confirmed for the women's Rumble, which is everyone on the current roster who is active and doesn't hold a title. The remaining participants in the match figure to be wrestlers from NXT and potentially some surprise appearances.