We are just weeks away from the Royal Rumble PPV. So far only a few names have been revealed by WWE who are going to take part in 30 men and women Royal Rumble match.
WWE is also planning to make some big announcements at 25th Anniversary episode of Monday Night RAW. With multiple superstars scheduled for return, we can certainly hope that this year’s Royal Rumble PPV will be great.
Despite the fact that there are 30 superstars who take part in the Royal Rumble match, the winner like every other thing in WWE is always pre-decided.
So, here are some the top 5 superstars who are likely to win the Royal Rumble match.
#1. John Cena
John Cena is now officially a part-timer and a free agent. The 16th time World Champion has been kind of busy doing Hollywood movies.
Despite being busy with movies, Cena is also working with the company but only on selected few dates.
A few months ago, there was news that Cena would be facing the then champion Jiinder Mahal for the WWE championship at the Royal Rumble PPV.
The outcome would be Cena winning the match and becoming the 17th time World Champion thereby breaking Ric Flair infamous record.
But as we all know, that plan got canceled, but WWE is still planning to make Cena the 17th time World Champion by 2018. The proper way WWE could have that match is by making Cena the winner of the Royal Rumble match and then have a match between him and AJ Styles at Wrestlemania.
Therefore, at this year’s Royal Rumble PPV, Cena is one of the most favorites to win the match.
#2. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ever since Shinsuke made his debut on SmackDown the king of Strong style has faced some of the biggest names of this generation and has been able to defeat all of them.
WWE is giving Nakamura a big push and that can be noticed from the fact that Nakamura has gotten the win over superstars like Cena and Orton.
Last month, during a live event, Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles had a confrontation and during their confrontation, AJ Styles hinted a match between them.
With Shinsuke Nakamura being in the Royal Rumble match, there is a high chance that WWE may make Nakamura the winner and thereby build a storyline for a match between him and the current WWE champion AJ Styles at Wrestlemania.
WWE will be making history at this year’s Royal Rumble as for the first time WWE is having the first ever 30 women Royal Rumble match.
At first, WWE was planning to have 15 to 20 women Royal Rumble match. Despite declaring it officially on RAW, the number of participants taking part in the match was kept secret.
However, now we now that there will be 30 women participating in it. WWE is also planning to bring back Hall of Famers like Beth Phoneix, Trish Stratus, Lia for the match.
Nonetheless, the winner is expected to be one of the RAW’s newest members i.e. Asuka. If you have been watching RAW, then you know that Asuka hasn’t been defeated yet, and last week on RAW she announced that she will be taking part in the Royal Rumble match and will also win.
With that being said, Asuka prediction may come true, as the current plan of WWE is making Asuka the winner of the first ever women Royal Rumble match.
#4. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe is one of the best wrestlers on the current RAW roster. After making his debut on RAW in 2017, Samoa Joe has gotten into feuds with some of the big names including Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, etc.
Joe has already faced Brock Lesnar at the Great of Balls of Fire PPV. Despite being lasting for a short period of 7 minutes, the match was one of best matches of 2017.
In fact, Joe is one of the few superstars who can physically dominate Lesnar. So, a rematch between these two powerhouses will be great.
The only way WWE can make it happen is by letting Joe win this year’s Royal Rumble match. Nonetheless, even though many want Joe to win the Royal Rumble match chances are that they may not happen this year.
#5. Finn Balor
Finn Balor is one superstar who has been able to create history ever since made his debut on RAW.
In his first night on RAW, he beat Roman Reigns who is the face of the company. And then he went to face Seth Rollins and defeated him to become the first ever WWE Universal Champion.
After winning the championship, the next very night on RAW Finn had to forfeit the belt due to a shoulder injury he suffered during his match with Rollins.
Fast forward, after Wrestlemania 33, Balor made his return to RAW.
During a segment, he revealed that his current plan is to face the current champ Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal championship match.
But Balor didn’t get his rematch nether he was given any push for any other title. 2017 was one of the worst years for Balor.
Even Triple H was quite upset with the way Balor was getting booked.
After Survivor Series PPV, it was rumored that Balor will get a shot at the Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble PPV.
But that plan was scrapped as Mr. McMahon didn’t think that Balor isn’t ready yet to face Lesnar.
Despite all the negativity, Balor is one of the favorites to win the Royal Rumble match. And this way, Balor can not only prove others but this will also set a storyline for his feud with Lesnar for a match at Wrestlemania.
So, these are top 5 superstars who could win the Royal Rumble match. Remember, these are just assumption based on the current rumors.
Tell us what you think, according to you who should win the Royal Rumble match.