WWE Royal Rumble Predictions (and Preview)

I’d like to give you a rundown of my Royal Rumble Predictions and provide a preview of one of the most exciting WWE events of the year.

The road to Wrestlemania starts at the Royal Rumble. This year it will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, where 20 years ago it broke the Royal Rumble attendance record with over 60,000 strong in attendance. This Sunday WWE looks to shatter that record, and to do so they assembled the most electrifying Royal Rumble match in history. This year’s Royal Rumble is star studded with names such as The Undertaker, Goldberg and Brock Lesner which collectively have the draw power of Wrestlemania.

If the Royal Rumble match itself wasn’t big enough, the event also includes 5 championship matches too. I can’t remember a WWE pay per view event that I was more looking forward to watching than this year’s Royal Rumble.

I think the setup of this card is a great way for WWE to spotlight the younger stars like Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Charlotte Flair while still keeping their big draw superstars involved.  I expect to see some surprise entrants into the Royal Rumble match and I won’t be shocked to see appearances from Triple H and Seth Rollins somewhere in the show.

Here is a preview and my predictions for matches currently scheduled on the pay per view along with the confirmed entrants into the Royal Rumble match itself.

    • WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens © vs. Roman Reigns (No DQ Match, Chris Jericho hangs over the ring in a shark cage)
    • WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles © vs. John Cena
    • RAW Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair © vs. Bayley
    • WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Rich Swann © vs. Neville
    • RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Cesaro & Sheamus © vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
    • Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax (Royal Rumble Kickoff Match)
    • Royal Rumble Match

Entrants List (21 confirmed):

  • Undertaker
  • Goldberg
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Big Show
  • Dean Ambrose
  • The Miz
  • Sami Zayn
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Big E
  • Xavier Woods
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Randy Orton
  • Luke Harper
  • Braun Strowman
  • Chris Jericho
  • Baron Corbin
  • Cesaro
  • Sheamus
  • Big Cass
  • Rusev

My Predictions:

  • WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns
  • WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles
  • RAW Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair
  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville
  • RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Cesaro & Sheamus
  • Royal Rumble Match: Bray Wyatt
  • Some Potential Surprise Entrants: Kane, Samoa Joe & Kurt Angle

– Lipko