WWE Royal Rumble 2018 is scheduled to take place on January 28, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This event includes matches like AJ Styles vs KO & Sami Zayn, Men’s & The first ever women’s royal rumble match and more. This blog post is a prediction based on the events that will take place so read on as a dissect and analyse the following matches
WWE Universal Championship match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Braun Strowman vs Kane
I find this match very interesting with the events that have gone on as of (RAW 15/01/18) Braun was fired and hired again which I don’t get but whatever, I think Kane getting one last run is good, I want a full time wrestler to hold the title but I get the feeling Brock Lesnar is gonna hold on to the title as Reigns and Lesnar is a scheduled match plan for the future
Prediction: Brock Lesnar
WWE RAW Tag Team Title Championship Match: Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins (c) vs The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus)
Since Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins won the tag team titles, some fans have been angry at the fact that Jordan is trying to replace Dean but it’s puzzling to me any who, I think Jordan and Seth will retain as I’m really interested to see where storyline with Jordan pans out, As of watching RAW these past two weeks Titus Worldwiiiide (Titus O’neil and Apollo Crews) would be a great addition to add to the match as they have defeated the #1 contenders The Bar two weeks in a row.
Prediction: Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins
Update: Enzo Amore has been fired so I don’t know what situation is with Crusierweight championship, it’s gonna be vacated, so another match is scheduled to take place at the rumble and down the line they’ll probably do battle royal with all the crusierweight to contest a winner for the championship, if thats the case I still Cedric should win the title
Bobby Roode’s open challenge?
The United States Championship was vacated by Dolph Ziggler after winning the title from Baron Corbin at Clash of Champions, due to this there was a US Championship tournament that took place and the final two competitors being Bobby Roode and Jinder Mahal, Roode ended up winning as of the SmackDown Live edition 16/01/18. I would think Dolph Ziggler will return answering Bobby Roode’s open challenge, it could also end up being another superstar.
WWE SmackDownLive Tag Team Championship Match – The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (c) vs Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
A few weeks ago there was some controversy regarding the finish of the tag team title match between The Usos and Benjamin and Gable, Benjamin and Gable had thought to have won the title except that Chad Gable pinned Jimmy Usos, who wasn’t even legal so match restarted and The Usos went on to retain.
I think The Usos should retain their title, I would like for them to get to WrestleMania as the tag team champions although as of writing this, hearing about the circumstances involving Jey Uso, They may be stripped off the titles at the Royal Rumble even though I would like them to retain
Predictions: The Usos (hopefully)
WWE Championship Match – AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (2 on 1 Handicap Match)
Long story short Styles defends his WWE Championship in a 2 on 1 handicap match which was made SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan following a sarcastic comment which AJ Styles made stating he’ll face both superstars
I think AJ is going to end up retaining because KO and Sami Zayn haven’t been a team that long in my opinion and this is just going to split them up.
Prediction: AJ Styles
30 Man Royal Rumble
The 30 man over the top royal rumble is due to take place, entrants in the match include John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, Rusev and many more, the winner of this match decides to face the champion of their respective brand at WrestleMania
A top guy is going to win the mens royal rumble because that what usually happens so I would like to see Bray Wyatt win the rumble, he’s career was good in 2017 as he held the WWE Championship (when he was on SmackDown Live) and I think winning can help revive his career get it back to where it was but also another option would be Finn Balor, winning it will get another championship opportunity for the title he never lost
Prediction: Bray Wyatt or Finn Balor
30 Women’s Royal Rumble
This is year WWE is putting up two royal rumble matches by adding the first ever woman’s royal rumble, the history making match is going to see women compete in 30 women over the top rumble in order to determine a contender for the women’s championship at WrestleMania, entrants include Naomi, Becky Lynch, Tamina, Lana, Bayley, Sasha Banks, The Riott Squad (Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan), Nia Jax, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Asuka and more
When this match was first announced there were some questions of how this will work but there probably be some NXT Superstars and Legends in order to feel the spaces as there isn’t more than 30 women on the roster, there has been some talk of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey making an appearance I would not be surprised if this happens as she has signed with the company but in terms of legends I would like to see Trish Stratus, Kharma, Lita, Beth Phoenix.
I would like to see either of these three women win the royal rumble: Naomi, Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks