You have to fill it up somehow. We are coming up on the Royal Rumble and with less than a week to go, most of the matches are finalized. However, WWE has a tendency to wait until almost the last minute to set some things up. That is the case again this week as a title match which had been teased and even suggested was officially st up during this week’s television.
One of the biggest problems with a pair of thirty people Royal Rumble matches is the rest of the show needs something going on. That is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to pull off with so many spots taken up. There are a few different ways around that though, with the easiest solution being to have wrestlers work more than once. That will be the case for a few wrestlers on the card.
During this week’s Monday Night Raw, a Women’s Tag Team Title match was announced for the Royal Rumble, where Asuka and Charlotte will defend against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. This comes after Jax and Baszler announced their intention to challenge for the titles at the pay per view on last week’s show. All but Asuka will be included in the Royal Rumble match.
Opinion: This is one those matches where you knew it was coming and it isn’t exactly the biggest surprise now that it has been announced. Charlotte and Asuka were thrown together as partners for Tables Ladders And Chairs and have not exactly felt like a top level tag team ever since. A title change would not surprise me here and it would probably be the best for everyone involved.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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