My Royal Rumble Card Prediction

I got back into wrestling recently, and while I could go on about why, I instead want to talk about.

Well less talk about it, but predict the card for the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV, which is one of the most fun events of the year.


I expect two matches here considering this is a big event.


Simple enough.

Nikki Bella Vs Natalya

As this has been the weakest feud on Smackdown, and if any brand is going to get screwed over with a pre-show match for a feud it will be Smackdown because the WWE want to maintain that Raw is the is A-Show.


Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match — American Alpha vs The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper)

The split between the Wyatt family is starting now and heated up in their loss to American Alpha in their title re-match on Smackdown last week. They will get one last crack where I’d book it as Harper betraying Bray himself in a match which loses them the match and that’s a feud that can go into Wrestlemania.

Sasha Banks Vs Nia Jax

This is the other Raw rivalry between women which hasn’t got going yet mainly as it’s been played out as a sub plot to the Championship feud between Charlotte and Bayley. But will get a match here.

Rusev and Jinder Mahal Vs Enzo and Big Cass

Crap feud which has made everyone involved worse off, which I didn’t think was possible for Jinder Mahal but here we are, and should be burned off in the pre-show and forgoten about. But they won’t, and here it is.

Raw Tag Team Championship Match — Sheamus and Cesaro Vs The Club

This is a feud. You may not have noticed it because it’s being built up in the most forgettable and standard way possible, but it is. Should be a fun match whoever wins though.

Crusierweight Championship — Rich Swann Vs Neville

Already confirmed and should be fun.

Smackdown Women’s Championship — Alexa Bliss Vs Becky Lynch Vs La Luchadora

So we’ve all become interested in who La Luchadora is and while I get the feeling that she may be revealed during the steel cage match next Tuesday, I think they will wait and get the big reveal done on the Royal Rumble. Making the match a triple threat would make the ongoing rivalry between Bliss and Lynch more interesting and having La Luchadora reveal her identity after the match, after winning the Championship perhaps, would make it a big moment.

WWE Championship — AJ Styles Vs John Cena

Already confirmed, should be main event but yeah, that’d be admitting Smackdown is better.

Raw Women’s Championship — Charlotte Flair Vs Bayley

Already confirmed, go Bayley!

Universal Championship — Kevin Owens Vs Roman Reigns

Already confirmed, God help us.


Royal Rumble:

Apollo Crews
Baron Corbin
Big E
Big Show
Braun Strowman
Brock Lesnar
Chris Jericho
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
Finn Balor
Heath Slater
Jack Swagger
James Ellsworth
Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry
Mojo Rawley
Sami Zayn
Samoa Joe
Seth Rollins
The Miz
The Undertaker
Titus O’Neil
Tye Dillinger
Xavier Woods

Ok, so that’s the card. If anything I feel this is too long. This is a four hour show, with an hour for the Royal Rumble and if you exclude the pre-show matches, I’ve put nine matches which need to be done in three hours. And that’s not including all the promos, entrances and other pageantry that goes on with this sort of thing. So you know, I’m probably wrong.

Sorry for wasting your time.




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