The Royal Rumble match is where anything can happen because it's where wrestlers return from injuries, old-timers make special appearances and 30 men (and sometimes a woman) mix it up.
It's no wonder the Pay-Per-View with the same name is the second biggest event for the WWE.
So, what do I think will happen and who has a chance of winning?
First, especially since WWE keeps emphasizing that ANYONE can participate, I believe either the WWE or World Heavyweight Champion
will enter the Rumble. Yes, you heard me correctly. One of those champions will get the itch be an undisputed champion. And, you know what? I actually think he'll have a chance of winning.
Here's why: We already have a main event for WrestleMania in the Rock v. John Cena. If Taker does make the return everyone seems to be thinking he will make to face Triple H once again, there's another main event. (Personally, I think the WWE should have Taker make a surprise return at WrestleMania and screw someone. The streak doesn't have to be in consecutive years to stay alive.) Do we really need two more main events with the championship matches? No. That's why it makes sense to have a Champion v. Champion match at WrestleMania this year.
But, if that doesn't happen, and CM Punk
still ends up getting screwed out of the title, he will win the Rumble.
Now, let's say Punk retains the title, and the first scenario doesn't work out. Christian
will be making his return from injury, and, in Edge fashion, will win the Rumble. Oh, and see him facing Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania.
Of course, there are a few other guys have shots like Randy Orton, Kane (and if it is him, Taker will be screwing him in my personal WrestleMania thought) or even Zack Ryder if he is "medically cleared."
Brodus Clay will be our mid-Rumble entertainment, entering at about 15. Kofi Kingston will be the workhorse and probably stay in the longest. I see Mick Foley, unfortunately, getting humiliated.
I see the Miz somehow staying in the match for a pretty long period of time. You know he'll "get got" by R-Truth, though, when he enters sometime in the 20s.
One person we will not see is Evan Bourne, who was issued his second suspension last week for violating the Wellness Policy.
If you would like to ridicule me for my picks that do not come true, or just want to chat during the Royal Rumble, join The Trentonian's chat during the event Sunday night. Watch for a blog post here on Sunday with the link to the chat room. I'll also post the link on my Facebook page and on the Trentonian's Twitter feed.