The reason that I decided to do a separate write up on this match is due to the fact that I don't normally go to far in depth into the Battle Royals when I do the PPV predictions. For that reason I will be giving my thoughts on the big match right now instead of going fat in depth and also this way I can express how I think this match should be booked. At first it really seemed like this match would be used as a replacement for the Money in the Bank Ladder match which was given it's own PPV. In my opinion this should have meant that they used the battle royal to accomplish the same thing that the ladder match would always accomplish.
When Cesaro won the first battle royal that really made fans wonder what the future would hold for him after the win especially with the finish of the match. However, nothing came of it and he would continue to be lost in the shuffle. Then with Big Show winning the match it was more so about giving him a thank you for years of work and finally letting him win a major battle royal. The last two winners of the match have been both surprising and disappointing with Mojo Rawley and Baron Corbin both accomplishing very little since there wins.
In my opinion the point of the battle royal should be to allow new faces to either bring themselves up and get themselves in a better position. See this gives them a way to stick out as for months after the match the winner is almost always introduced as the "Andre the Giant Memorial" Battle Royal winner. This is almost like a gimmick for the winner in an age where very talent have gimmicks. Now even though it would be incredibly difficult to predict who will be in the battle royal this year as they don't usually pick the talent until fairly close to the show. Overall though if I had to pick some names that I would like to see win the battle royal this year are Big Cass, Elias, or Rusev. My choices are also dependent on how the talent are booked following the battle royal and if they finally stick out from the rest of the talent and improve their position on the roster. Ahead of the event I will breakdown each choice that I have picked to win the battle royal.