Saturday, January 23, 2016
Royal Rumble Predictions
I don't normally post these type of blogs but I figured that I would this time.
Darren Young & Damien Sandow vs The Dudley Boys: Bubba Ray & D-Von vs. The Ascension: Konnor & Victor vs. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger
The winners of this match get to enter the Royal Rumble alter in the night. Of all the people in the match the Dudley's are the only ones I can see the fans caring about moving forward. Realistically though none of them are going to win the Rumble match itself.
Tag Team Champions: The New Day: Kofi Kingston & Big E w/ Xavier Woods vs. The Usos: Jimmy & Jey
New Day retains, I don't see them dropping the tag titles anytime soon to any team at this point.
United States Champion: Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto
Alberto retains, although I don't see him as a long term champion I also don't see Kalisto as a viable champion. Sin Cara will be back soon from his injury bringing their team back together. The US Championship used to mean something a long time ago and men raged wars over it. Cena's US Open Challenge was really good and I would love to see that come back.
Diva's Champion: Charlotte w/ "Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch
Charlotte will retain cheating of course. I see Charlotte with a nice long title run, I'm hoping over a year making it mean more when she loses it. Nikki Bella's long title reign did nothing to strengthen the title as she is the last of the WWE "barbie doll" wrestlers. I do see Becky coming out looking even stronger and more over as a babyface than when she went into the match.
Intercontinental Championship Last Man Standing: Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens will win this match and take his Championship back. Owens can make the title mean something that Ambrose just can't do. The only way I would be okay with Owens not winning is if he returned later and won the World Championship in the Rumble Match.
Royal Rumble Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
For the first time the Champion, Roman Reigns, will have to defend his championship in the Rumble match, and of course he has number one. I do not see Roman walking out as champion. I predict two possible outcomes for him. Either he and Lesnar will eliminate each other building to a match at WrestleMania or Triple H will cause Reigns elimination leading to a match between them at WrestleMania.
I think WWE has the perfect opportunity to do something they have never done before, something that is historic by having AJ Styles debut in and win the Rumble match and the WWE World Championship.
I also think Jake Roberts will be a surprise entrant, other good ones would be Kevin Von Erich and Tully Blanchard.
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