Royal Rumble Predictions
As mentioned earlier, this is probably the first Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View that is almost impossible to predict, but here at SunSport we never back out from a challenge.
So here’s pro wrestling writers Kostas Lianos, James Orr and Gary Stonehouse doing their best:
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley
It’s easy to predict that WWE Champion and UFC legend Brock Lesnar will win the dream match against former Bellator star Bobby Lashley.
But it’s obvious Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns are going to meet again soon, almost definitely at WrestleMania 38.
Therefore, we can’t rule out Reigns and/or SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos getting involved as The Bloodline is still feuding with The Beast and his advocate Paul Heyman
Kostas Lianos: Bobby Lashley
James Orr: Bobby Lashley
Gary Stonehouse: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs Seth “Freakin” Rollins
This is an easier match to predict as Universal Champion Roman Reigns is the face of WWE and shouldn’t be dropping the title before WrestleMania.
Unless, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman pull off the same move that we also suggested above.
Kostas Lianos: Universal Champion Roman Reigns
James Orr: Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Gary Stonehouse: Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Edge & Beth Phoenix vs The Miz & Maryse
This is the first time ever Edge and Beth Phoenix team up as they got married after both of them stopped being full-time wrestlers.
No WWE power couple has won more titles between them as The Rated-R Superstar is an 11-time world champion and Phoenix is a four-time women’s champion and thus pose as favourites against The Miz and Maryse, who can’t be counted out
Kostas Lianos: Edge and Beth Phoenix
James Orr: Edge and Beth Phoenix
Gary Stonehouse: Edge and Beth Phoenix
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs Doudrop
This is probably the easiest match to predict ahead of tonight’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View as there is no way RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is losing her title before WrestleMania.
But we will never stop believing in fellow Brit Doudrop, who will surely put together an incredible performance.
Kostas Lianos: RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
James Orr: RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
Gary Stonehouse: RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
It is simply impossible to pick an obvious winner out of this year’s Royal Rumble Matches.
What we do know for certain is that there will be some last-minute additions in the 30-men over-the-top-rope battle royal as only 25 competitors have been announced.
Kostas Lianos: Brock Lesnar
James Orr: Brock Lesnar
Gary Stonehouse: AJ Styles
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
The same goes for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match, although the biggest favourite is Sasha Banks who probably returned before the event to boost ratings as her fans will be expecting her to prevail.
But there are also some other big comebacks that are being touted to fill up the remaining seven slots, such as a UFC legend who is not finished with WWE just yet…
Kostas Lianos: Ronda Rousey
James Orr: Ronda Rousey
Gary Stonehouse: Ronda Rousey