It’s the beginning of Wrestlemania season and we kick things off as we always do with the Royal Rumble.
The card for Sunday’s PPV is STACKED to the nines.
Big title changes are likely in this event.
Let’s get into the predictions for the show!
|Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship [Kick-off Show]|
|Buddy Murphy (C)||vs||Akira Tozawa|
|PREDICTION: I feel a bit weary about this match as it is a Fatal 4-Way which tends to use a majority of the 205 Live roster, but I will give credit where credit is due and while I think that Buddy Murphy could retain it, I would like to see it change hands a bit more often. I would like to see Hideo Itami win the title as he has been a powerhouse in WWE (Even when he was in NXT).|
|Singles Match for the United States Championship [Kick-off Show]|
|Rusev (C)||vs||Shinsuke Nakamura|
|PREDICTIONS: There is no feud with his match, Shinsuke is just simply getting his rematch and to be honest, I do not want Shinsuke to have the title, just to be sitting around doing nothing fo the next 3 months until someone comes in and takes it from him at Wrestlemania. Rusev to retain.|
|2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match|
|PREDICTIONS: Seth Rollins to win. If not him, Drew McIntyre or a returning Matt Hardy!|
|2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match|
|PREDICTIONS: My prediction for this is either Ruby Riott. If not her, then Naomi or Sonya Deville.|
|Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship|
|Sheamus & Cesaro (C)||vs||The Miz & Shane McMahon|
|PREDICTIONS: Well, after the build-up that this has had over the last couple f months, I would like to see Shane & Miz winning it, at least it will give A) a non IC Title to The Miz and a title on Shane. Last time he held a title was in 2000 when he was a Hardcore champion for 6 days!|
|Singles Match for the RAW Women’s Championship|
|Ronda Rousey (C)||vs||Sasha Banks|
|PREDICTIONS: Well, after the rumors came out this week that Ronda is set to leave WWE after Wrestlemania would mean that she could be dropping the title soon (That’s IF the rumors are true though) – Sasha got this push from absolutely nowhere, but it is not going to be her night, Ronda to retain and then hopefully by Elimination Chamber, Sasha (Along with Bayley) will win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.|
|Singles Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship|
|Asuka (C)||vs||Becky Lynch|
|PREDICTIONS: It’s Becky’s time again and of course, since I am Irish, I am rooting for our Limerick girl to bring it home once again. She was not defeated for the title at TLC and there is no reason for Asuka to hold the title. Becky to win!|
|Singles Match for the WWE Championship|
|Daniel Bryan (C)||vs||AJ Styles|
|PREDICTIONS: There is no reason for AJ Styles to hold the WWE Championship at the moment as Daniel Bryan has such momentum with this “New Daniel Bryan” shtick that he has. Although the build-up for this match has been a bit subpar, this should still be an interesting match. Daniel Bryan to retain!|
|Singles Match for the Universal Championship|
|Brock Lesnar (C)||vs||Finn Bálor|
|PREDICTIONS: Of course, I am going to use the whole “Finn is Irish” as a way for me to predict that he is going win, but I honestly think that he is going to win as he never lost the title on the RAW after Summerslam of 2016. Brock is well overrated and I would like to see the Universal Title on TV a lot more (Just like Kevin Owens did back in 2016/2017). Finn Bálor to win the title!|
And that is my predictions for the Royal Rumble! See you on Sunday Night on Twitter @Wressling_ for live reactions!
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