- Becky Lynch (+250) is the early favorite to win the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble
- Charlotte Flair (+600) is expected to make her return to the WWE after taking a short hiatus to get married
- The WWE event will take place in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on January 28, 2023
Earlier this month, we made our early predictions for the 2023 WWE Men’s Royal Rumble. Since that time, the WWE announced that San Antonio, Texas will host the signature pay-per-view for the fourth time in the city’s history.
While storylines will surely shift in the four-month lead up to the January 28th event, we can still look at which female superstars are favored to outlast 29 other women and earn a Championship match at WrestleMania in Los Angeles. Before we look at all the Women’s Royal Rumble contenders, here’s where you can view the best 2022 WWE betting sites.
Women’s Royal Rumble Winner
Becky Lynch opens as the favorite
Becky Lynch (+250) suffered a dislocated arm at SummerSlam in late July. That should leave her with more than enough recovery time to mount a comeback at the January 2023 PPV. The only problem is the winner of the 30-woman Royal Rumble earns a title shot at Wrestlemania 39. And since ‘Big Time Becks’ is a crowd favorite, it’s highly unlikely she would fight fellow face, and current SmackDown Women’s Champion, Liv Morgan (+2500) at WrestleMania.
Essentially, that means ‘The Man’ won’t be the last woman standing in the Alamodome unless Morgan loses her belt in the coming months.
Bianca Belair loved every moment of her story with Becky Lynch 💯 pic.twitter.com/BLuQ1rnN1T
— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) September 13, 2022
A return for Ronda Rousey?
Ronda Rousey (+2000) won the 2022 Royal Rumble in her first WWE appearance since WrestleMania 35 in April 2019. While that makes a second-consecutive victory in San Antonio unlikely, ‘The Baddest Woman on the Planet’ is set to face Liv Morgan at Extreme Rules on October 8.
This looks like a prime opportunity for Rousey to regain the SmackDown Women’s Title she lost to Morgan at WrestleMania Backlash. And that would set the table perfectly for a Becky Lynch Royal Rumble win followed by a title fight with Rousey at WrestleMania 39.
Bayley and Bianca on separate paths
Bayley (+450) returned to the WWE at SummerSlam and recently pinned Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair (+1000) in a six-woman tag team at Clash at the Castle in early September. That set up the Damage CTRL leader to face Belair Extreme Rules on October 8.
With both women locked into their own storyline for the less prestigious of the two women’s championship belts, don’t expect either to win the Royal Rumble.
Charlotte Flair is up next for Bianca Belair 👀 pic.twitter.com/nXhBMhV2cY
— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) September 15, 2022
What about Charlotte Flair?
Charlotte Flair (+600) has been on hiatus since May after taking time off to marry AEW star Andrade. In her last WWE appearance at WrestleMania Backlash, she lost the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Ronda Rousey. The daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair could make her triumphant return at The Royal Rumble, setting up a return bout with Rousey.
However, the wheels could be in motion to have ‘The Queen’ to square off with Belair as she’s the last of The Four Horsewomen that the Raw Women’s Champion is yet to defeat. Liv Morgan would also make a worthy Wrestlemania opponent for Flair if she holds on to her belt against Rousey at Extreme Rules.
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