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On this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown fans saw Charlotte Flair make her way down to the ring, and the current SmackDown Women’s Champion introduced a video package that confirmed some interesting names for the women’s Royal Rumble match.

It was confirmed that Hall of Famers such as The Bella Twins, Michelle McCool and Lita will be competing in the match, and it was also announced that former WWE Superstar Summer Rae will be returning. Summer Rae opened up about her WWE return in an Instagram story, and she noted that originally her appearance was supposed to be a surprise.

“Okay, so obviously I can’t sleep. I’ve been on Twitter and I am so overwhelmed by the amazing response on Twitter by you guys. Oh my gosh, like, we weren’t even supposed to announce that I was going to be in the Rumble, it was going to be a surprise and then, I found out a couple of hours ago. So I was really nervous to look on Twitter, because people are mean, like, people just be mean on Twitter and the response — everyone was so nice.

You guys have me in my feels. Everyone’s so hyped. I don’t know, I’ve just been gone so long that I didn’t know what the response would be like, I didn’t know if it’d be positive or negative and it’s just so good. Thank you so much. All my friends are being so supportive and just the fans like, WrestleTwitter’s just insane, and I’m just so excited, and now I’m happy that I don’t have to keep this a surprise until the end of the month.”

For a full list of names that were confirmed for the women’s Royal Rumble on SmackDown this week you can click here. The Royal Rumble pay-per-view will air live on Saturday, January 29. Stay tuned for updates.

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