Maria Menounos be a part of the first ever Women's Royal Rumble match.
WWE announced today that the Afterbuzz TV founder will be the guest ring announcer for the match. WWE.com posted the following:
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 former “Extra” host and AfterBuzz TV founder (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.
Menounos has an extensive history with the WWE. She has taken part in red carpet festivities for the WWE Hall of Fame for the last few years. She has also hosted WWE Raw in the past, taking part in a six person tag team match back in 2010 and was a part of WrestleMania XVIII, teaming with Kelly Kelly to defeat Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.