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The WWE Royal Rumble 2018 pay-per-view is scheduled for The month of january 28, 2018 in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Confirmed entrants to date (19) = Aiden British, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Elias, Finn Balor, John Cena, Matt Sturdy, Mojo Rawley, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz, The Brand New Day, Titus O’Neil, Tye Dillinger
For several weeks, I have been thinking this can be a two-person race between Roman Reigns and Shinsuke Nakamura, but I am beginning to possess serious doubts about Nakamura and rather, I must throw Daniel Bryan’s name in to the running.
I understand there’s been speculation that John Cena might win, however i think he’s far more prone to fight The Undertaker from the title picture instead of getting either of these win the belt and so the other challenge for this.
Reigns will certainly challenge Brock Lesnar for that Universal Championship, which puts him in a slight advantage as a guarantee. However, the Elimination Chamber event is really a Raw-branded one, and I am ready hope that which means the chamber match is to determine no. 1 contender rather of getting the title be defended inside it like they have done a great deal. Make Alexa Bliss defend the Raw Women’s Championship inside a second EC match rather. Produce Reigns, Strowman, Kane, along with a couple of others within the EC for that No. 1 contender’s place.
As a result, I believe since SmackDown has Fastlane, they should be those using the Royal Rumble champion, but here’s where it will get tricky: why did they announce a Fatal 5-Way as the primary event of Fastlane? Why don’t you simply make that the mystery until later? Sure, it is not formally announced, but it is been marketed multiple occasions, so that must definitely be a choice they are a minimum of thinking about, and individuals five competition is AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura. If Nakamura is within that match, he can not be the Royal Rumble champion. Either they switch that up and Nakamura wins the Royal Rumble, with Fastlane being a Fatal 4-Way or anything else entirely, or another person wins the Royal Rumble…and alone who are able to do this and also have the match cost a damn is Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan, for those reports, continues to be not removed to compete, but he’s been more heavily involved with being anti-Styles during these past couple of days, making me curious if they have removed him and merely ensure that it stays all hushed behind the curtain. Bryan versus. Styles is certainly a larger match than Nakamura versus. Styles, also it is needed keep Bryan signed to WWE when his contract expires later this season.
Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura or Daniel Bryan. Gun to my mind, I am likely to say Nakamura, but I am not super positive about that any longer.
30-Lady Royal Rumble Match
Confirmed entrants to date (18) = Alicia Fox, Asuka, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lana, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Naomi, Natalya, Nia Jax, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Sonya Deville, Tamina Snuka
Individuals 12 extra spots approximately have to be full of women from NXT, the Mae Youthful Classic outsiders, or legends who’re coming back. At the minimum, Nikki Bella will probably be involved, with many different possibility of Brie Bella too. With some type of mixture of individuals elements, I am really curious who definitely are appearing. Could we have seen Michelle McCool, Molly Carol, Janet Phoenix, Ivory, Victoria, and maybe even Lita or Trish Stratus? Will The Legendary Duo be known as up, or Ember Moon?
Another rumor surrounds Ronda Rousey, who definitely are among the two favorites to win together with Asuka, based on what WWE’s plans for WrestleMania are. I’m able to certainly see Rousey winning to be able to challenge Flair, in which the other three horsewomen is going to be ringside in all of their corners. However, if Asuka loses this, then that counts like a loss, and that i sincerely hope this is not the very first loss handed to her.
Almost always there is an opportunity they are doing something where Nia Jax injures Asuka, forcing her to depart the match. This way, she does not lose because she only agreed to be medically eliminated, instead of really thrown outrageous rope.
It is good that they are carrying this out and that i hope they accomplish it very well, however i also hope whether it winds up sucking, that no-one deludes themselves into thinking it had been much better than it had been simply because it’s historic.
Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) versus. Kane versus. Braun Strowman
I’d have preferred just Kane, because this means Strowman loses all over again, but maybe they did this particularly to prevent getting Strowman get eliminated in the Royal Rumble match itself. I truly, really hope they do not result in the mistake of getting Strowman go ahead and take pinfall or something like that. We’ll observe how they handle it…
WWE Championship Handicap Match: AJ Styles (c) versus. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Thinking about how things can get incredibly confusing if a couple are holding the title simultaneously, I imagine how’s that for Styles retaining. On the other hand, maybe they’ve some type of weird plan happening..
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins (c) versus. The Bar
Meh. To tell the truth, this really is total filler and also the bathroom break from the event. I do not mind one of the ways or another. this Jordan/Rollins combo does nothing for me personally and also the Bar regaining the titles could be established order, essentially. I am presuming the champions retain, however i doubt anything important is going to be discussed before the week before WrestleMania.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: The Usos (c) versus. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin
This will produce the definitive ending of the feud prior to the Usos proceed to another tag team, whether it is The Bludgeon Siblings, Rusev Day, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, The Brand New Day and maybe even The Authors of Discomfort. I do not see Gable and Benjamin winning whatsoever.
U . s . States Championship Open Challenge Match: Bobby Roode (c) versus. TBD
Man, how awesome will it be if the one who solutions the phone call became James Storm?
The Revival versus. The Balor Club
I had been really wishing this match would occur at WrestleMania using the titles at risk, however i guess we are just tossing it around the pre-show. This is a shame, because this is rushed and meaningless and no-one will bother watching it except me. Both of these teams are superior to this.
Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado versus. Drwe Gulak, TJP and Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Besides this not matter whatsoever and will probably be overlooked by everyone watching, but it is additionally a shame they could not consider anything better. I understood this would happen when the Enzo Amore stuff sprang up, and that i really was wishing they’d have announced something with a few actual weight into it. Hell, they could not even pair up people who made sense, could they? It is a shame this really is totally meaningless since it just makes everybody who watch believe that the cruiserweights aren’t worth looking at. This really hurts them greater than it will help.