WWE Announces Wrestlers In Women’s World Title Battle Royal

Rhea Ripley WWE Women's World Champion

The Women’s World Title will be up for grabs in a battle royal on WWE after Rhea Ripley had to relinquish the title due to injury.

Injuries are a part of pro wrestling and sadly they can come at any point without any warning. On WWE Raw in Montreal last Monday in Montreal, Rhea Ripley revealed that she had a right shoulder injury and she would be out of action for a few months. No specific timeline was given, but it’s long enough to where Ripley had to give up her title after 379 days as the champion.

Ripley’s right shoulder injury happened one week earlier when Liv Morgan attacked her in a backstage segment that saw Ripley take a bump into a wall on her right shoulder. Nobody was to blame because it was a fluke thing that happened.

On tonight’s April 22nd edition of WWE Raw in Columbus, OH, the company has announced that a battle royal will take place. The woman who wins that battle royal will be crowned the new WWE Women’s World Champion.

In a preview of the match on WWE’s website, the following women were announced as competitors in the battle royal. Everybody listed below is part of the women’s division on Raw.

Becky Lynch
Shayna Baszler
Zoey Stark
Tegan Nox
Ivy Nile
Maxxine Dupri
Katana Chance
Kayden Carter
Nia Jax
Liv Morgan
Piper Niven
Chelsea Green
Candice LeRae
Indi Hartwell

It’s also possible that there could be a surprise entrant who could be in the match as well.

Former WWE Women’s Champions like Becky Lynch, Liv Morgan and Natalya have chimed in with their thoughts about becoming the new Women’s World Champion.

WWE Rosters Will Be Shaken Up In Upcoming Draft

The timing of tonight’s battle royal on Raw is also significant because it’s taking place just days before the WWE Draft kicks off this Friday, April 26th on Smackdown and concludes next Monday, April 29th on Raw. After the draft takes place, some of the women competing in tonight’s battle royal will be Smackdown wrestlers instead of Raw wrestlers.

There is also a WWE Digital video on YouTube featuring women from the Raw roster talking about the vacated championship.