Ladies and Gentleman, Its time to RUMBLE
Ok people, its Royal rumble week! Now I know I cant wait to get my 1998 wrestling Tank on and crush as many steveweisers as my 185 pound frame can pack in while watching a bunch of jacked men and women put their bodies through hell all to entertain us. You gotta love it. This is one of the best wrestling events WWE puts on year in and year out, unfortunately for this year you can almost predict the outcome (of the rumble or main event matches which ever goes on last). There are a couple of story lines playing out that you know will be pushed to WrestleMania.
First, the Universal Title, you have Kevin Owens facing off against Roman Reigns. These two have been going at it for a while now with either Reigns winning clean or Owens getting help from Jericho who will be hung in a shark cage during the match so he cant get involved in the outcome. If Reigns wins this match you can almost throw the house on Braun Stroman winning the rumble or the other way around (depending on the order of the matches), they have been building this match for the last couple weeks on Raw. If Owens come out with the win you can make a pretty safe bet that Jericho will win the rumble, pitting best friends against each other in the main event of WrestleMania. This will have the best ratings for the WWE to go this route, and who doesn’t want to see Jericho have another World Championship run!
Next you have the World Heavyweight Title, A.J. Styles Vs. John Cena. In this match you have Styles who has been dominating everyone in his path since he won the title. Then you have Cena who is looking to tie Rick Flair for the most World Championship reigns in history with 17. If Styles wins the title match you can bet the Undertaker wins the rumble (or is taker wins the rumble, Styles will retain the belt which ever match plays out first) But if Cena wins you will see a man by the name of Samoa Joe win the rumble ( or if Joe wins the rumble first bet on Cena winning his 17th World Championship) Also there is the chance that Samoa Joe will interfere with the match to cost Cena the win and set up a WrestleMania tilt between the two.
There is also guys like Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, and Goldberg. that could be contenders but they all have story lines that will go on to WrestleMania too. Orton and the Wyatt family will have a falling out setting up a match at WrestleMania between the two which eliminates them from winning the Rumble. Seth Rollins has been calling gout HHH every week on raw so you know The Game will make a comeback during the rumble to either compete or cost Rollins the win to set up their Mania match. And Everyone already knows Lesnar and Goldberg will face off at WrestleMania eliminate both from rumble contention
Of all of the possible scenarios that can play out I would love to see Jericho with one last run with the title so im hoping to see Y2J as the last man standing. But All signs point to Reigns winning the Universal Title, and Braun Stroman winning the Rumble. I don’t see this as whats best for business because the fans cant get behind Reigns no matter how hard they, but I see this as what will be the end result. Any way this ends up I can almost bet WrestleMania looks like this:
Reigns vs. Strowman
Owens Vs. Jericho
Styles Vs. Undertaker
Rollins Vs. HHH
Orton Vs. Wyatt family
Goldberg Vs. Lesnar
Cena Vs. Samoa Joe