Royal Rumble 2023 promises to be full of surprises as it will be the first Rumble event to be witnessed live by Triple H. The report states that The Game wants to make the Road to WrestleMania memorable this year.
Now rumors have surfaced that either Becky Lynch or Rhea Ripley are favorites to win the Rumble match next year. If the rumors are true, this would be Ripley’s first Royal Rumble victory.
Rhea Ripley has dominated Raw and shone as a member of The Judgment Day. A victory for The Nightmare would help elevate her to the top tier, and finally put her back in the running for the Raw Women’s Title after a long time away. A match between Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania would be a good bet.
According to betting odds (via CSS), the current favorites to win the Women’s Rumble match in 2023 are Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch. The Man has gone to the top of the mountain multiple times and won a Rumble match in the past, thus making Ripley a better option.
“Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch are the top favorites to win the Women’s Royal Rumble at BetOnline.”
Could the Royal Rumble be the start of Rhea Ripley’s ascent?
It is almost certain that Bianca Belair will enter WrestleMania 39 as the Raw Women’s Champion. As such, fans would like to see a new match for The EST, as Lynch vs. Belair has happened several times already. Ripley would be the perfect foe for Belair as both women began their main roster journeys at the same time.
While Ripley is a former Raw Women’s Champion, she floundered on the red brand until she joined Damian Priest, Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio as part of The Judgment Day. By winning the Rumble match, she will return to the women’s title picture and will get a chance to become the top champion on Raw.