Column Of The Week: The 21st Royal Rumble

Tonight, the 30 man Royal Rumble will determine who is going to the highest spot of wrestling entertainment, the main event match with a heavyweight champion at Wrestlemaina. Over the years, superstars like Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart have took the prize. There are also great talents like Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and Kane who never had to chance a to be crowned the man. Let’s us look at some the potential winners for tonight, the 21st Royal Rumble.

Undertaker
Don’t be surprised if the Deadman wins the Rumble tonight. Management wanted to push Taker as the World Champion opponent, at Wrestlemaina. Whoever that might be, Taker/Edge could pull some stop. Undertaker has told the corporation that this could be his last few years in the company. A last strong push is well-deserved for Taker.

CM PUNK
Punk has dropped his title last Tuesday and that makes him a strong possible winner for this year, Royal Rumble. WWE.com has just removed Punk and Chavo match from the tonight event. A hunch is crawling somewhere that Punk sudden lost to Chavo is due to Lashley departure. Since Edge has been feuding with Punk lately, with Punk winning the Rumble and facing Edge at Wrestlemaina seems really feasible.

Triple H
Perhaps one of the most overrated superstar in the corporation. Triple H has used his powers to establish himself as the Game, not just to the fans but also to everyone backstage. Only his story is hype up this month, so I could say, he stands a high chance to win. He seems to be on a conquest for the heavyweight title again.

Batista
If management team were going for a safe bet that it is likely that Batista would win it and head to RAW. Raw Creative Team wanted to put him in a match against Randy Orton or Triple H. These men are protégé of the Evolution and the angle would easily lead from there. Furthermore, these men have feud since the Orton Lashback in 2004 and recent heat from Raw 15th Anniversary Show.


This year Royal Rumble should be a stick in the mud. What the creative team have done wrong was to placed too much hope on returning superstars. Cena is still on the recovery list. Lashley is going to quit. Big Show return might not be able to draw as much. RVD refused to come back YET.

It is even more annoying to learn that rising talents like Jeff Hardy, JBL, Mysterio, Y2J are involved in separate matches. Especially Jericho and Jeff who deserved to be pushed as Rumble winners instead of the potential winners.

CM Punk (Mystery Slot), Triple H, Batista and Undertaker now joins Umaga, Snitsky, Hardcore Holly, The Miz, Morrison, Hornswoggle, Foley, Kane, Noble, Finaly, Cody, Shelton Ben, Carlito, Santino, Shawn Michaels, Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Kennedy, Tommy Dreamer, Big Daddy V and Chuck Palumbo in the battle of tonight’s main event. This leaves 5 more mystery slots.

My personal support goes to Punk. Let’s see tonight show to find out!

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5 Responses to “Column Of The Week: The 21st Royal Rumble”

  1. Sue Massey Says:

    I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Sue.

  2. Junhao Says:

    Shawn Michaels FTW!!

  3. wrestlingmat Says:

    Hey Sue Thanks!

    Junhao, I don’t think Michaels is going to win for the third time =/

  4. Junhao Says:

    I also know its not possible. ;(

    Anyway, the last 3 was quite nice, each of them showing their taunt. Cena… 😦

  5. wrestlingmat Says:

    haha! when Cena showed up, I was already counting down for the bell

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