Backstage Speculation on Upcoming Women's Royal Rumble Match

-- According to Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Live, the feeling is that the inaugural women's Royal Rumble is likely to be 20 competitors with less than two minute intervals.

-- Other speculation on this match suggests that it could actually be 30 competitors, which would include NXT talent who would make one-time appearances on the show before going back down to NXT. There's also a strong chance that if WWE makes it a 30-woman Royal Rumble, there will be some surprise entrants from the past.

-- The belief is also that WWE will align the match with the men's in that the winner will get a title shot at WrestleMania, which would imply that neither of the champions going into the PPV (currently Charlotte and Alexa Bliss) would be participating.