|WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Spoilers|
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Here are my predictions for the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble PPV. Check back for Royal Rumble 2015 results and review coverage here.
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Royal Rumble Match
As you guys should know if you've followed this site, the Royal Rumble predictions will eventually include everything from the winner to the Iron Man, most eliminations, quickest to be eliminated, the final four and all of the entrances as well. As such, I'll be updating this quite a bit, but right now I would say the final four would have to be comprised of four of the following names: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose. Adding Rollins into the title picture has thrown my original predictions for a loop, as I figured he would be a final four member along with Orton, Reigns and possibly Rusev. Then again, there's a chance Daniel Bryan takes this whole thing. The fact that I can't quite call ANYTHING yet in this makes me super excited, as I don't want this to be as predictable as it has been like John Cena's win in 2013 or anything.
Confirmed participants so far: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Rusev, Bad News Barrett, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Kane, Big Show, Goldust, Stardust, Fandango, Justin Gabriel, Fernando, Diego, R-Truth, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Luke Harper.
WINNER: Roman Reigns
IRON MAN: Rusev
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Rusev
SHORTEST TIME: Justin Gabriel
COMIC RELIEF SEGMENT: If anything, it will involve Adam Rose or having Mizdow eliminate himself to mimic Miz's elimination
POST-ELIMINATION ELIMINATION: Either Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins
THE ACTION STOPS: Rusev eliminates everyone and stands alone
ATTACKED BEFORE ENTRANCE: If anything, Dean Ambrose attacks Bray Wyatt
SHOCK ENTRANCE: Randy Orton returns as well as possibly Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, and a hat tip to The Bunny possibly being an entrant
NOSTALGIA COMPETITORS: Rob Van Dam. I don't expect much else.
TAG TEAM SUCCESSION: The Miz won't be too far off from Damien Mizdow
THE BIG MAN TEAM-UP: Not this year, although if it does happen, either Big Show or Rusev have to be the candidates
THE HOUSE CLEANER: Rusev, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan could all qualify for this
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF: The Miz and Mizdow
SPAWNED FEUD: Randy Orton and Seth Rollins rekindle their feud
FINAL FOUR: Roman Reigns, Rusev, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins
#1-30 ENTRANTS PREDICTION:
2. Kofi Kingston
3. Tyson Kidd
4. Jey Uso
5. Justin Gabriel
10. Jack Swagger
13. Bad News Barrett
14. Dolph Ziggler
16. Luke Harper
17. The Miz
18. Adrian Neville
19. Adam Rose
20. Damien Mizdow
21. Roman Reigns
24. Daniel Bryan
25. Bray Wyatt
26. Dean Ambrose
27. Big Show
28. Jimmy Uso
29. Seth Rollins
30. Randy Orton
To say my entry predictions are a total shot in the dark is to be kind. Normally, I have at least a decent idea of what could go down, but this year, I'm completely dumbfounded and just guessing almost at random. My philosophy behind the most likely 100% wrong predictions above is to book Rusev as a house cleaner at the number that frequently accomplishes this task, setting up some expendable people beforehand. Ryback would be the first to put up a fight. The same happens with Dolph Ziggler midway through when it comes to having fodder surround him. Some sacrificial lambs are placed around Roman Reigns to do the same yet again. Finally, I think Seth Rollins will be included in the match after losing the title fight, and he'll be instrumental in eliminating a lot of people before Randy Orton makes his surprise return and eliminates him. The final four eliminations are Orton taking out Rollins, Rusev taking out Orton, and Reigns taking out Rusev. What really threw me off this year is how Erick Rowan didn't qualify, nor are Adam Rose, The New Day, Cesaro or Tyson Kidd announced, nor is Luke Harper, but Los Matadores, R-Truth and Justin Gabriel are. Those names alone changed all of my previous predictions around and now I'm lost. Do not place your bets on what my predictions are! They're probably the furthest thing from what will happen!
[WWE World Heavyweight Championship]: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
It really is a shame that Brock Lesnar's entire title reign will just be three matches with John Cena, instead of being worthy of someone who had been given the spot of breaking the Undertaker's streak. However, it's nice to see Rollins added into the mix. That is, of course, if that doesn't just act as a means to make Cena look better. Lesnar needs to look stronger going into WrestleMania than he's been this entire title reign. This cannot be a situation where Cena only loses because it's 2-on-1 and he still puts up a good fight and almost wins. If Lesnar destroyed Cena before, there's absolutely no reason why Lesnar AND Rollins can't make Cena look like a pathetic afterthought. If anything less happens, it's going to do more damage to the person who wins the Royal Rumble and defeats Lesnar at WrestleMania rather than any damage to Cena. I'm sure WWE knows this, but they'll probably book it that way despite the problems. If you make Lesnar only win through luck or interference or something, then what the hell good is it to have Reigns as the champion? He'll have beaten someone who is nowhere near as impressive looking as what you claim he is.
PREDICTION: Brock Lesnar retains and WWE fucks up by protecting the hell out of Cena in the process.
[WWE Tag Team Championship]: The Usos (c) vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow
I fully expect The Ascension to win the titles from The Usos down the line, so this is merely a formality in stalling. The Miz and Damien Mizdow hopefully won't break up at this point, because I want to see Miz get eliminated and Mizdow eliminate himself out of imitation. In fact, I'd like to see those two remain a team going into WrestleMania and break up afterward. This should be a good match that I'll definitely be into watching, but it will be eclipsed by so much more on this event and probably be forgettable in comparison.
PREDICTION: The Usos retain.
The Bella Twins vs. Natalya and Paige
Tag match? Meh. This is a stall. One of these two will face Nikki Bella at Fast Lane or it will be a triple threat match and then we'll have Nikki vs Brie at WrestleMania.
PREDICTION: Natalya and Paige win.
[Pre-Show Six-Man Tag Team Elimination Match]: The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Adam Rose
I'm surprised this found its way on the card instead of these guys just being in the Royal Rumble. Hopefully, that doesn't mean that they aren't in that match, as Kofi Kingston needs to do something crazy. This could be fun, but it'll be the least important match on the whole card for sure.
PREDICTION: The New Day wins.
The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg Jesse James)
This is super cool and I can't wait to see it! Rest assured, I'll be rooting for the New Age Outlaws in the arena, but knowing full well that The Ascension should be winning this and I legitimately not only hope that they will, but I also expect that to be the outcome.
PREDICTION: Konnor and Viktor win.
I wouldn't expect any more matches to be added to the card other than what has already been announced.
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