As noted, WWE announced three matches for the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show for this Sunday night. Also on Friday, WWE revealed that there will be a special guest ring announcer for the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match.
WWE announced via their official website on Friday afternoon that Maria Menounos, who has appeared on WWE television and pay-per-views multiple times in the past, will be serving as the special guest ring announcer for the match at this Sunday’s show.
Featured below is the official announcement from WWE.com:
Maria Menounos to serve as guest ring announcer for the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match
The first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match already has a special guest commentator in Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon. Now, it has a special ring announcer: Maria Menounos.
The “Extra” host (and WrestleMania veteran) filled in for Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” earlier today and let slip during an interview with Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) that she will serve as the guest announcer for the inaugural contest.
“Maybe we can throw you in last-minute,” she quipped to Brosnahan. As to whether that happens, there’s only one way to find out. The Royal Rumble event airs at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT this Sunday, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
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