Tomorrow marks the point where one of the most significant WWE PPV is taking place it’s the Royal Rumble. Therefore I will provide you with my overall thoughts and my predictions about what will happen. In the kick off preshow match it’s a six man tag match the New Day will take on Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose. Now I don’t even know why this match is taking place because this feud is very irrelevant.
I like Kofi, Xavier and Big E because their all quality in ring workers, but their overall gimmick to me still doesn’t make any sense and I just continue to tune out during their matches. I want Cesaro, Kidd and Rose to win however I don’t envision them winning because they will continue to get buried in my opinion. I believe that both Cesaro and Kidd need to distance themselves away from Adam Rose because he absolutely sucks.
Then we have a Divas tag team match it’s the Bella’s against Natalya and Paige and once again this is a pointless match. Ever since Nikki Bella won the Divas title from AJ, Brie Bella all of a sudden is back on good terms with Nikki Bella with no explanation for why from the WWE. It was a unique way that Natalya and Paige became friends via Total Divas, in addition Paige looked up to Natalya because of her abilities in the ring. This match had absolutely no built up and instead this should have been a divas title match in my opinion. I envision Natalya and Paige being victorious via a Sharpshooter and PTO submission at the same time.
This Ascension are a new up-and-coming tag team on the main roster after dominating on NXT and possessing the longest title reign in an NXT history for the Tag Team titles. They have been destroying jobbers on the main roster for close to a month now and they are always constantly bashing legendary tag teams like Demolition and the Road Warriors their main mission is to gain heat and gain respect but all they do is put people to sleep. This match was set up on the RAW reunion show when the NWO came out and were cutting a promo about the revolutionary and making a change in the wrestling industry the Accession interrupted them.
Therefore the Ascension challenged by JBL couldn’t take it anymore and made a statement when he brought out his tag team partner Ron Simmons a.k.a. Faarooq and the New Age Outlaws also made their presence known. JBL then landed a Clothesline from Hell and then all the legendary tag teams and factions in the ring beat up the Ascension. Therefore come this Sunday is their opportunity to make their biggest statement so far early in their career in their first PPV match. The Ascension has to win clean and lay a beating on the New Age Outlaws and make a statement out of them.
Now often fans will complain in the WWE because their main events on their PPV are too easy to predict, because you know what will happen for good reason and I agree. However this Sunday is completely different because the triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title can go three different ways. Nobody knows what will happen due to the fact that WWE has teased incredible angles that will leave fans thinking what will happen next.
I must say that the WWE has executed excellent build up for this match and I am really excited to see what will happen. Because the contract signing was amazing they always are amazing and they leave an impact. I have to give respect to Seth Rollins for stepping up his game to a whole new level ever since The Authority was brought back in power he was the main reason why, therefore for that he was awarded with a title shot at the Royal Rumble.
While being involved in this match people thought he was going to be the weakest link in the match. However everything has changed because he actually became one of the biggest heels in the company and WWE has built his character so perfectly in my opinion.
Now it’s very difficult to predict what will happen, because of this match could go all three ways. So I will give you all three different scenarios that could happen. Brock Lesnar will find a way to cheat and retain his title and keep it until WrestleMania and lose it either to Bryan or Reigns. Have Cena win the title but moments after he wins it Rollins capitalizes and cashes in his MITB briefcase to win the title.
However I would love to see Rollins become the new champion, but it’s too obvious because he always teases the fact that he will always do it. I have a feeling that Randy Orton will make an appearance and screw Rollins out of an opportunity to cash in his briefcase. Therefore in that scenario it sets up a very intriguing and entertaining battle at WrestleMania with Rollins and Orton which could potentially steal the show.
Now the most entertaining match in the WWE or in wrestling for that matter because it only happens once a year. It always gets the fans on the edge of their seats for the entire match which is hard to do, in this day and age I am talking about the Royal Rumble match.
Every fan knows the significance of this match, because of the winner gains a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Title in the main event of WrestleMania 31. This match often provides fans with the opportunity to mark out as many times as possible because of the surprise returns every year. Since they are in Philadelphia this year you can expect to see a lot of ECW originals like Tommy Dreamer maybe the Dudley Boyz, The Sandman, RVD or Rhino.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sheamus return to action. Now obviously the two favourites for this match are Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. I understand that Daniel Bryan had his Wrestlemania moment already last year. Bryan is already a big star but his title reign was cut short and his career this year was put on hold due to shoulder and neck injuries which required surgery.
I don’t care how over he truly is it makes sense for him to win the Rumble because a match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 has money written all over it. It’s truly has a David versus Goliath feel, this is the perfect way to execute a transition in case the WWE loses Brock Lesnar to the UFC or Bellator. Therefore if Lesnar leaves it makes it not seem like a big deal because the title is in good hands.
On the other hand as far as Roman Reigns is concerned I thought he had a promising future and he still does. However he lacks a very significant characteristic that all champions must have and that’s incredible mic skills. Reigns promo work has been absolutely pathetic but I have seen a slow change in his mic skills over the last couple of weeks.
My only dilemma of having him winning the Royal Rumble is that yes he will become a big star and he will win the title off of Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. I can see a similar situation for Reigns such as Lesnar against Goldberg via WrestleMania 20. That match was arguably one of the most anticipated matches in WWE history. It turned out to be one of the worst matches, because the expectations were so high but the fans were not invested in the match at all.
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