So the biggest battle royal of the year is coming up this Sunday. WWE is hosting its annual Royal Rumble, one of the biggest and most popular PPVs (along with WrestleMania, Summerslam, Survivor Series, etc.). The Royal Rumble is my favorite PPV because its got the Royal Rumble match which is just awesome.
This year’s Royal Rumble will be held in the AlamoStadium in San Antonio, Texas. This is the second Royal Rumble to be held in that stadium (after 1997). The theme song will be “Blow Your Mind” by Ohana Bam and the PPV is sponsored Vudu (just putting that in there for you people).
So let’s take a look at the matches going on shall we:
Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the Raw Tag Team Championship
If I remember correctly, this rivalry started when Karl pushed Cesaro off of his chair at the announcer’s table. The following week they had a match where Sheamus punched the ref on accident. Gallows and Anderson hit a finisher and another ref came in to count to 3 for the win, giving them the championships. However, the first ref disqualified Cesaro and Sheamus, giving them the championship back.
My Winner: Cesaro and Sheamus
Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax
Sasha is injured and only 114 lbs while Nia could wrestle more than half of the superstars in the men division.
My Winner: Nia Jax
Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, and Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, and Natalya
Alexa Bliss and Mickie James vs. Becky Lynch
Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
Naomi just stands there looking lit. LITerally with her glowing shoes.
My Winner: Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, and Natalya (heel power)
Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
This rivalry has been going on for a long, long time. Like, WWE Draft long. Oh yeah, Mick Foley is going to get the Cage of Jericho and lock him in man.
My Winner: Roman Reigns (I hate him, but due to the stupidity of the WWE creative team, they’re most likely gonna make Reigns champ)
AJ Styles vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
My Winner: AJ Styles (God forbid anything else happens)
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship
No idea why Charlotte decided to add her last name to her ring name, she pretty much disowned her dad.
My Winner: Bayley
Rich Swann vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship\
A good guy gone bad, turning on his best friend. All too familiar storyline.
My Winner: Neville
And of course, the main event of the night: The Royal Rumble Match
Right now, there are many big names that have entered such as Goldberg and The Undertaker to name two. So far, 22 spots have been filled. The winner will receive a main event title match at Wrestlemania.
There are 8 spots left. Who will it be? Will it be another wrestling free agent? Will it be a superstar returning after a long time gone? Will it be a NXT star?
One more thing. On his Instagram page, John Cena posted a picture of Kenny Omega, one of the greatest non-WWE star. Omega has wrestled in many promotions including NJPW and IWGP. Last year, Cena posted a picture of AJ Styles and after that, he made his debut at the Royal Rumble. Although Omega has dispelled rumors of him being at the event, you never know.
Don’t forget to tune in to the Royal Rumble on Sunday, 1/29/17 at 7 pm ET. It will be on WWE network, which you can subscribe to for $9.99 a month (30 day free trial). Don’t miss it, it’s gonna be huge.