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Charlotte Flair replaces Becky Lynch as favourite for the Women's Royal Rumble match winner

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The 2018 edition of the Royal Rumble featured more groundbreaking success for the WWE with the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match.

Superstars from Raw, SmackDown, NXT and icons of the past competed to try and earn a shot at glory, and it was Asuka who prevailed, although the victory was in vain as she unsuccessfully challenged Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 34, losing her unbeaten streak in the process.

And with just a few weeks to go until the 2019 show, the places are starting to be filled out.

We already know Carmella is entering at the prestigious number 30 spot after winning Mixed Match Challenge 2, and 11 other superstars have also confirmed their entry, with 18 still to go.

When SkyBet compiled the odds last week, they had the trailblazing Becky Lynch as a clear 2/5 favourite to win the match, and at the time it made sense.

There's been rumours for a while now that Lynch will eventually get the Survivor Series match that got cancelled with Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania - possibly even a main event.

But because of Lynch being booked for a SmackDown Women's Championship match against Asuka at the event, the betting firm have now installed a new market leader - and her name is Charlotte Flair.

Not currently confirmed to take part in the match, Flair is almost certainly going to compete after losing out in the number-one contender triple threat on SmackDown this past week.

Charlotte Flair is now the new favourite for the Women's Rumble match after Becky Lynch was booked for a title match.

It's interesting to note that she's overtaken Lynch in the betting odds though, as there's every chance the Lasskicker could be pulling double duty on the night.

Many superstars have done it in the past, in-fact in 2017 Roman Reigns was defeated by Kevin Owens in a Universal Championship match, only to come out at number 30 later in the night to a chorus of boos.

If Lynch did indeed lose to Asuka in whatever fashion and then surprisingly entered - and went onto win the Rumble match - we can guarantee the Chase Field will erupt with cheers, and we would be one step closer to getting Lynch v Rousey.

But with the rumoured current Mania plans being a triple threat match also involving Flair, the night of January 27 could be a ground-breaking one for the women of WWE.

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