Welcome everyone to my 3rd Royal Rumble Predictions.
- 2016 – https://padraig.blog/wwe-royal-rumble-2016-predictions/
- 2017 – Part 1 – Part 2
This year is a historic year as the first Women’s Royal Rumble match takes place for a shot at the brand specific Women’s championship match at Wrestlemania 34!
If you do not know what the Royal Rumble is, let me explain. It is the name of the PPV but also a match type in WWE.
The Royal Rumble match is a “30-man over the top rope elimination match” where 2 superstars where ‘drew’ (Picked by WWE Producers) 1 & 2 enter the ring and start the Rumble. After 90 seconds, a new superstar enters the ring. Elimination occurs when a superstar is thrown over the top rope and both feet landing on the floor. The last person standing after all 30 members have entered the match will become the victor and will challenge the current champion on their specific brand (ie. RAW = Universal Championship, SmackDown = WWE Championship) in the Main Event of Wrestlemania.
In this first part, I am going to through whom has entered themselves in the Royal Rumble match and my predictions on who would appear in the Rumble and pick the winner. This applies for both men and women matches.
Women’s Royal Rumble Match to become #1 Contender for either RAW Women’s Championship or SmackDown Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania.
There is currently 18 entries for the match as of 21st January 2018
- Naomi (SmackDown)
- Asuka (RAW)
- Ruby Riott (SmackDown)
- Natalya (SmackDown)
- Sasha Banks (RAW)
- Bayley (RAW)
- Mandy Rose (RAW)
- Sonya Deville (RAW)
- Carmella (SmackDown)
- Tamina (SmackDown)
- Lana (SmackDown)
- Liv Morgan (SmackDown)
- Sarah Logan (SmackDown)
- Mickie James (RAW)
- Nia Jax (RAW)
- Becky Lynch (SmackDown)
- Alicia Fox (RAW)
- Dana Brooke (RAW)
- 19. Ronda Rousey (Debut)
- 20. Nikki Bella (SmackDown)
- 21. Kelly Kelly (Not affiliated)
- 22. Ember Moon (NXT)
- 23. Billie Kay (NXT)
- 24. Peyton Royce (NXT)
- 25. Nikki Cross (NXT)
- 26. Stephanie McMahon (RAW)
- 27. Lita (Not affiliated)
- 28. Michelle McCool (Not affiliated)
- 29. Bree Bella (Not affiliated)
- 30. ??? Will come back to this ??
I was trying NOT to put many NXT one’s in there. I didn’t put any Mae Young Classics competitiors in there as I don’t feel that any of them should be in it in my humble opinion.
I am going to come out and say that the winner will Becky Lynch and this will start a hell turn against Charlotte at Wrestlemania.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match for the #1 Contender for the WWE Universal Championship or the WWE Championnship at Wrestlemania.
There is currently 18 out of 30 people entered into thew Royal Rumble as of 27th January 2018.
- Elias (RAW)
- Randy Orton (SmackDown)
- Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown)
- John Cena (Not affiliated)
- Finn Balor (RAW)
- Baron Corbin (SmackDown)
- Matt Hardy (RAW)
- Bray Wyatt (RAW)
- Rusev (SmackDown)
- Aiden English (SmackDown)
- Apollo Crews (RAW)
- Titus O’Neil (RAW)
- The Miz (RAW)
- Tye Dillinger (SmackDown)
- Big E (SmackDown)
- Kofi Kingston (SmackDown)
- Xavier Woods (SmackDown)
- Roman Reigns (RAW)
Here is my predictions on who will enter the Royal Rumble Match:
- 18. The Undertaker (Not affiliated)
- 19. JBL (SmackDown)
- 20. Braun Strowman (RAW)
- 21. Bobby Roode (SmackDown)
- 22. Roderick Strong (NXT)
- 23. Johnny Gorgano (NXT)
- 24. Tommaso Ciampa (NXT)
- 25. Shane McMahon (SmackDown) (This was Roman Reigns but he has now declared himself entered)
- 26. Dean Ambrose (RAW/Return)
- 27. Curt Hawkins (RAW)
- 28. Neville (RAW/205 Live Return)
- 29. Cederic Alexander (RAW/205 Live)
- 30. Daniel Bryan (SmackDown)
PREDICTION: Well, this is going to be a very difficult one to call, but if I was thinking WWE, it would probably be Roman Reigns but whom I would like to win: Finn Balor
Yes, I am being biased for choosing Irish people for the winners of the Royal Rumble, but to be honest with you, both of them have a really good chance of winning. I could be well surprised as I didn’t know that Randy Orton was going to win last year….no one seen that coming.
Anyway, that is my Part 1 done, I will have Part 2 with the predictions for the other matches in the next day or so!