Summer Rae shares that WWE talents thought she would be in 2023 women’s Royal Rumble

Summer Rae learned through Emma that talents were expecting her to appear in the women's Royal Rumble match

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The Royal Rumble was the topic of discussion. 

For six years, Danielle Moinet (Summer Rae) was with WWE. After exiting the company in 2017, she made her return as a part of the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble match

The women’s Royal Rumble became a topic of discussion during a signing that Rae did for Golden Ring Collectibles. She shared that she received a text message from Emma ahead of the 2023 women’s Rumble

At the practice session, talents assumed Summer would be there or would be coming in as a surprise because she shared a video of herself training with Natalya on the lead up to the event. 

So funny, Tenille (Emma) texted me from the Royal Rumble practice this last week and she goes, ‘I walked in and everyone –’ she goes, ‘Half the roster thought you were in the Rumble,’ and I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And she was like, ‘Everyone thought you were fabing them and you’re in the Rumble because you were training with Nattie,’ like two weeks ago and I was like, ‘If I was in the Rumble, I wouldn’t post that I’m training with Nattie. I’d make it a secret.’ Isn’t that funny? Actually, like Dana (Brooke) and all those people…

Looking back to the 2022 Rumble, Summer was asked why she did not use her ‘Summer Crush’ finisher. She shared that the directive that was given to the wrestlers was not everybody needs to go in the ring and there be finisher after finisher. 

(I didn’t use the ‘Summer Crush’ in 2022 women’s Royal Rumble) because they (WWE) told people they didn’t want everyone coming in and just hitting a bunch of moves. They didn’t want everyone coming in running a comeback because it gets a little monotonous… And Nattie and I had our feud so it was just nice to just get in there with her so, it was a cute little spot. Nattie could have slapped me a little quicker. There was like this weird lag time. But, it was good and Nattie had like 45 minutes of match to remember so…

When AEW was in Fresno, California, Summer was backstage and she talked about her experience running into old friends and meeting some of the AEW roster members. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Golden Ring Collectibles with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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