Road to the Royal Rumble is Heating Up

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This Sunday’s Royal Rumble card appears to be finalized with eight matches that will be rounded out by the 30-Man Rumble match. The Kick-Off show will begin at 5:00 pm EST with the official pay-per-view beginning at 7:00 pm EST.

What I’m digging about this year’s Rumble is that I have absolutely no idea who is going to win. Normally, it’s easy to figure out the winner well in advanced based on story-line direction or if a particular wrestler is getting a main event push.

AJ Styles and John Cena will duke it out for the WWE Championship while Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns will battle in a No DQ match for the Universal Championship, which leaves four main event players out of the Rumble. 

Royal Rumble entrants:

  1. Brock Lesnar
  2. Goldberg
  3. The Undertaker
  4. Baron Corbin
  5. Dean Ambrose
  6. The Miz
  7. Brawn Strowman
  8. Kofi Kingston
  9. Big E
  10. Xavier Woods
  11. Mojo Rwley
  12. Sami Zayn
  13. Dolph Ziggler
  14. Chris Jericho
  15. Sheamus
  16. Cesaro
  17. Bray Wyatt
  18. Randy Orton
  19. Luke Harper
  20. Big Show
  21. Big Cass
  22. Rusev

Twenty two of the Rumble spots are filled, which leaves eight openings. There will probably be some surprise calls up from NXT along with a legend or two to fill the remaining vacancies.

Undertaker, Brock Lesnar and Goldberg are the three big favorites to go all the way. Brawn Strowman and Baron Corbin have been getting pushes on their respective brands, making them favorites in a different light.

Chris Jericho deserves to be in the discussion as a possible winner since his break up with Kevin Owens inevitable, which will lead to a match. Why not make it a Universal title match at WrestleMania?

Chris Jericho is the most entertaining performer in WWE right now. And it’s all because of how well he uses a clipboard called “The List.” He’s also the most notable superstar to never win the Rumble so this could be his year.

Unpredictability has made the build to this year’s Rumble the best it’s been in several years. Make sure you check the site tomorrow for our Royal Rumble Preview and Prediction show where Adam Kohn and I breakdown and of the news and rumors heading into the Almodome this Sunday.

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