It’s time for me to pull out the old defective crystal ball and do our WWE 2018 Royal Rumble preview and predictions.
Sixty superstars will walk in and two will leave on a clear road to WrestleMania.
The Usos is all set to have to go via a 2-out-of-3-Falls Match against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. Bobby Roode will hold a “Glorious Open Challenge” for his US Title, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will take on The Revival, and there will be Cruiserweight action when Lince Dorada, Kalisto, and Gran Metalik take on TJP, Drew Gulak, and Jack Gallagher. I look forward to seeing some female legends get a spot in a match for a change and my guess is that Lita is one of them given that she wasn’t at Raw 25.
The mystery surrounding his opponent could be for a surprise – maybe ECIII? – and if it’s a debuting wrestler, I’d expect the debuting wrestler to win the belt.
Asuka has a ready made Wrestlemania match set against Raw champion Alexa Bliss, while SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair has struggled to find acceptable rivals on the blue brand. Plus, we don’t know all the entrants in the Rumble.
Asuka will surely be in a title match Wrestlemania so she is the most likely victor, but I wouldn’t rule out Becky Lynch winning it from the number one position. The unlikely duo of Seth Rollins and his unlikable partner Jason Jordan will be defending their Raw titles against Sheamus and Cesaro, in what is probably the least hyped match on the card.
They could still easily switch the title back onto Styles at Elimination Chamber.
Is the Phenomenal One better than the Owens-Sami Zayn pair?
There is certainly for a specific line between honor and hubris, and the WWE Champion AJ Styles is proving itself from the on both sides of it.
When Roman Reigns was holding the Intercontinental Title, it could have gone in any direction.
Kane’s involvement seemed odd, but I think he’s there to take the loss in the match. Because I think Nia Jax should win and it would make a lot of sense story wise for her to win. But it seems a Reigns win could be one of the likely scenarios. I remain concerned that having two Royal Rumble matches on one show will be too much of a good thing, but I’m all for finding out.
Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
She later posted a video from Bogota on Instagram. The concept of the Royal Rumble is foreign to Nakamura as one-on-one competition is prided over all others in his native Japan.
I first thought that it would be silly if Tye Dillinger did not enter the royal rumble at number 10.
According to Paddy Power, Shinsuke Nakamura remains the favorite to win the Men’s Royal Rumble.
If you take Rousey at her word, it still gives her time to set up a match for WrestleMania. It would be a amusing wrinkle if we’re all ready for him to enter at 10 and instead its Curt Hawkins, and then we get Dillinger at 11.
The Rumble has always been among the most popular events of the WWE year.
This is going to be a repeat reaction. He eventually achieved his goal and the championship by defeating former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in a tournament to determine a new US Champion.