WWE: Another key moment in the women's wrestling movement

YouTube WWEStephanie Mc Mahon announces first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match in WWE history to take place in 2018

As reported by WWE.com, Stephanie McMahon made the monumental announcement on Raw this past week.

The encouraging news for WWE female wrestlers was announced by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon during Monday Night Raw live on USA Network. Female performers are role models, inspiring and empowering women and girls to be confident and strong.

Really, the most common fact that ever seems to come out of this show is that Hacksaw Jim Duggan was the victor of the first Rumble match.

It's been a long-time coming - can't wait for the FIRST EVER WOMEN'S Royal Rumble!

The event will also be headlined by the 30-man Royal Rumble where the victor gets a title shot at WrestleMania 34.

The recent push for women's wrestling in the WWE has resulted in a number of firsts - first time women closed a pay-per-view event, first time women competed inside a Hell in a Cell cage match, first time women were presented as a co-main event of WrestleMania - and now they've got one more. The female superstars have been incredible over the past two and a half years, and there is more than enough talent on the roster to make this match incredible. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages.

So far at next year's Royal Rumble, only two matches had been confirmed for the January 28 pay-per-view which takes place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is now available in more than 180 countries.

WWE will be at the Amalie Arena in Tampa for a SmackDown house show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, and tickets are also on sale.

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