Two Major Things We Learned From the 2018 WWE Royal Rumble PPV

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The Women’s Division Is In A Better State Than The Men’s Division

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While both the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches were incredibly entertaining, there’s no question about which one was the better match. While the all-male iteration had some incredible standout moments, it was the Women’s Royal Rumble match that maintained the standard the whole way throughout. And the reason for that is the star-power on the roster.

Just like every year, the Men’s Royal Rumble match was weighed down by numerous pointless entries and a significant lack of surprises. It’s beginning to feel like each year, the Royal Rumble match gets less and less star-studded. Granted, the match did have a lot of its exceptional talent in there like Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura but there were only a handful of stars throughout. Moreover, the match was based around the company’s two big “headliners” John Cena and Roman Reigns… and the problem is that half of the audience literally hates both of them. So while having them in the match added a certain amount of star power, the fact that they were both polarizing characters didn’t help the match.

Furthermore, with Kane, Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn all featured in the Championship matches, it left the Rumble match at a significant disadvantage. There were too many men in both title matches, and all six of them would have been great additions to the Rumble.

Even though they may not have won the match, seeing any of these perceived favourites enter would have added more of a main-event feel to the match.

On the other hand, the Women’s Royal Rumble match not only highlighted the significant talent in the women’s division, it also made time for some of the ladies who paved the way for a match like this. Simply put: There were little to no wasted entries. The female roster is quite possibly at the strongest it’s ever been. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the men’s division.

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