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WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 pay-per-view is presented by Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live and scheduled for April 27, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view.

The following are my predictions for the 2018 WWE Greatest Royal Rumble PPV. Check back for Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 results and review coverage here when the time comes and take part in the WWE Royal Rumble Drinking Game while watching this event, too!

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50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match

Currently advertised participants (24) = Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Big E, Bobby Roode, Braun Strowman, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Elias, Goldust, The Great Khali, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Kurt Angle, Mark Henry, Mojo Rawley, Rey Mysterio, Sami Zayn, Shane McMahon, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Titus O'Neil, Xavier Woods

Unofficial entrants rumored or featured on promotional material but not 100% confirmed (14) = Big Show, Bo Dallas, Bobby Lashley, Curtis Axel, Dash Wilder, Fandango, Heath Slater, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Randy Orton, Rhyno, Scott Dawson, Tyler Breeze, Zack Ryder (injured) + all potential other competitors from other matches on the card

Well, the jury is still out for whether or not this will be the GREATEST Royal Rumble, but it's certainly going to be the biggest. I'm not sure why they're doing this match in the first place, as this event could have had any other kind of gimmick attached to it instead of a second Royal Rumble for this year, but sure, whatever.

Until they announce whether this is for a title shot or if something else is on the line, it's impossible to know who will even be in the running for this. However, I might as well throw out some random predictions of some possible winners, just for the sake of it, and off the top of my head, Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin stand out to me.

PREDICTION: Let's go with Daniel Bryan or Braun Strowman for now.

WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Hm...I could see a scenario where Nakamura wins the title, but a bigger part of me says WWE isn't willing to take the title off Styles to give it to a guy who is currently doing a "can't speak English" gimmick. This is a hard call. I'm leaning more toward Samoa Joe being the guy to dethrone Styles rather than Nakamura.

PREDICTION: AJ Styles retains the title.

Universal Championship Steel Cage Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns

If you mean to tell me you spent an entire year ignoring the fans and setting up a rematch at WrestleMania that nobody wanted, adamantly refusing to listen to any alternatives, pushing Braun Strowman aside despite how much more over he was for the job and repeating what happened 3 years prior at WrestleMania 31 just to have Lesnar retain and have another match with Reigns at the very next event....give me a break. Rumor has it, this is where Reigns will win the title, because he'll be cheered as opposed to being booed like he was at WrestleMania. Here's a thought: if you've been trying for years to get this guy to be cheered and it isn't working, and you need to figure out strategies around that, why not just admit that it isn't working and try something different? Seriously, why would it be a bad thing for Braun Strowman to have this title instead of Roman Reigns? It isn't as though being cheered this one night is going to make Reigns over with the crowd that doesn't like him, and I'm really getting tired of not being able to get into any of his feuds because the dynamic is totally off. I like Roman Reigns. I want to be able to cheer for him or boo him in what the storyline logically dictates. This tweener type stuff that they've had him do for years isn't that. Likewise, I've been sick of Brock Lesnar for multiple years and I don't want him to hold that title anymore. It's just a no-win situation.

PREDICTION: Roman Reigns wins the championship.

John Cena vs. Triple H

Because reasons?

PREDICTION: John Cena wins, and I think it'll be half to offset his loss to The Undertaker at WrestleMania.

Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar vs. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt

Remember when this was The Hardy Boyz against The Bar before WrestleMania had even happened, and then Braun Strowman and a 10-year-old boy named Nicholas won the tag titles, and then they dropped them the very next night, and then it was decided that it would be The Bar against Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy, and then The Bar got moved over to SmackDown despite fighting for the Raw tag titles?

This is the most chaotic card in WWE history.

PREDICTION: Hardy and Wyatt win the titles.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Usos

Makes sense, which is super rare for this card.

PREDICTION: The Bludgeon Brothers retain the titles.

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

The outcome of this is entirely dependent upon the United States Championship match, and vice versa. If Jeff Hardy retains against Jinder Mahal, then Seth Rollins or Finn Balor have to win this match, as both midcard titles can't be on SmackDown.

Likewise, if Jinder Mahal wins the United States title and brings it back to Raw, then The Miz or Samoa Joe have to win the Intercontinental Championship here to bring a midcard title over to SmackDown.

With the way things have been going lately, where nothing makes sense and matches are advertised and then changed on a whim, I wouldn't be shocked if the title does change hands.

PREDICTION: Seth Rollins retains or The Miz wins.

United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal

Remember how Randy Orton dropped the title and instead of getting his rematch, he had to fight for it, setting up a match against Jinder Mahal at Backlash, before Jinder Mahal was traded to Raw and then dropped the belt to Jeff Hardy, who was then traded over to SmackDown?

I repeat: this is the most chaotic card in WWE history.

PREDICTION: Jeff Hardy retains the title, unless Samoa Joe or The Miz win the Intercontinental Championship.

Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Kalisto

Remember how Buddy Murphy won a match to grant him a title shot, and then they acted like that was still up in the air, and then that it was a guarantee? Well, now, Buddy Murphy's title shot has been negated with him not making the 205 weight limit. I repeat: this is the most chaotic card in WWE history.

A new challenger was declared after a gauntlet match that saw Kalisto come out on top. Placeholder. That's all I can think about. There's no way Kalisto takes this title, as he's just eating up time before Murphy gets his shot at Backlash.

PREDICTION: Cedric Alexander retains the title.

Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev

Remember how this was Rusev completely at random, and then they changed it to Chris Jericho at random, and now they've changed it back to Rusev at random?

WWE clearly has no idea what they want to do with this event and are just swinging at the fences, trying to overload it and stack everything possible in ways that make no sense, but with a "who cares?" mentality.

Obviously, Rusev isn't going to win this, but it's interesting that if Undertaker couldn't wrestle enough to have a legitimate match against John Cena, why would they book him in this? Is it going to be another squash under 5 minutes? What's the point in that?

I repeat: this is the most chaotic card in WWE history.

PREDICTION: The Undertaker wins.

PREDICTED MATCHES (as of 4/24/2018)

I'm not expecting anything but what we have above, but knowing the way this has been booked so far, that seems foolish of me. WWE has switched this event around so much already...

This page will be altered to reflect newer opinions whenever new information about this and surrounding events takes place.


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