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Men’s Royal Rumble preview

The match

The men’s Royal Rumble, the annual 30 man over-the-top-rope battle royal, where the winner earns a title shot at WrestleMania. It will likely headline tonight’s pay-per-view of the same name at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

Who has a shot at winning?

Let’s just go through the announced entrants and see what we think:

Brock Lesnar: Although he’s already WWE champion, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see Vince McMahon, who has been infatuated with him for many years, give him the victory here.

Roman Reigns: It’s Roman Reigns, of course he’s a major threat to win this match.

King Corbin: Another guy you can’t rule out because McMahon is infatuated with him.

Dolph Ziggler: LOL

Shinsuke Nakamura: Probably not.

Braun Strowman: He’s been more concerned with Nakamura and the Intercontinental championship lately.

Kofi Kingston: Maybe a cool save or two, but he’s not winning.

Big E: We’ll continue to wait for the big singles push.

The Miz: His positioning on the card dictates he be in the match but not actually a threat to win it.

John Morrison: It will be more interesting to see if he matches Kingston with a fancy elimination save, which is to say he’s not winning.

Erick Rowan: It’s more likely whatever is in the cage wins.

AJ Styles: At least possible.

Randy Orton: You can never rule him out.

Elias: No.

Rey Mysterio: At least possible, but more likely he’ll be used to get heat on a heel for eliminating him.

Ricochet: You saw what happened to him when he went out to challenge Lesnar on Raw.

Drew McIntyre: A dark horse candidate, considering literally everything about him. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him win and finally get that big push we’ve long expected. Then again, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he didn’t get anywhere close to winning either. Such has been his latest run with WWE.

Otis: Nope (but he totally should, because he’s incredible).

Tucker: Absolutely not.

Rusev: Lashley is also in this match.

Bobby Lashley: Rusev is also in this match.

Aleister Black: He hasn’t lost on television. It doesn’t seem likely he’ll win, but it will be interesting to see how he’s booked here.

Buddy Murphy: There’s a clear belief in him and what he can be for them, but that likely doesn’t include a title shot at WrestleMania. At least not this year.

Seth Rollins: He’s got other stuff going on, and they’ve done the Lesnar match to death, but it’s Rollins, so it’s at least possible they go the whole way with this Monday Night Messiah thing.

Kevin Owens: He’s been given a few solid pushes during his run, but probably won’t win this match.

Samoa Joe: At least a possibility, though it seems unlikely he would be chosen.

R-Truth: He should win but we don’t even know if he’s actually in. He won’t win even if he is.

Possible surprises

Edge is the big one that’s been talked about for a while, but who knows.

Undertaker and John Cena are names that have been thrown around and/or teased.

Will it be a good one?

It’s the Royal Rumble, baby.

See you tonight!


Who will win?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Brock Lesnar
    (25 votes)
  • 30%
    Roman Reigns
    (88 votes)
  • 2%
    Seth Rollins
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Randy Orton
    (2 votes)
  • 34%
    Drew McIntyre
    (99 votes)
  • 1%
    AJ Styles
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Braun Strowman
    (5 votes)
  • 19%
    (55 votes)
285 votes total Vote Now

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