Royal Rumble 2018
Kalisto, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik vs TJP, Jack Gallagher, Drew Gulak
Anderson & Gallows vs The Revival
US Open Challenge:
Bobby Roode vs TBA
Female Royal Rumble:
For the first time in history the WWE is having women compete in the traditional Royal Rumble of their own and even though we will be seeing a lot of surprises it shows how far things have come. However, as always it is very difficult to figure out who will win the Royal Rumble and therefore I will be making three selections for the match and keeping my prediction short. First of all Rhonda will not be in the match as she is in Colombia so she is out. With that being said Asuka, Nia Jax, and Bayley are my picks to win the Royal Rumble. Let's just say no better way to make Bayley look better then to have her win the Royal Rumble as the Iron-Woman of the match.
2 out of 3 falls match for the Smackdown Tag Titles:
(c) The Usos vs Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
Comparing the two tag team divisions over the last year there is no doubting that Smackdown has had the better division with The Uso's really leading the charge. But now with the Gable & Benjamin sort of on the heel side it might be a good time to give them a run and allow them to embrace the "dark side" and build up a new feud heading on the "Road to Wrestlemania." With that being said Gable & Shelton will gain the victory to win the belts.
Raw Tag Team Title Match:
(c) Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs The Bar
For one I have loved the change in Jordan's character with him befriending Seth in Dean's absence, but not sure how I feel about the booking heading into this match. Recently, The Bar has suffered to loses to Titus Worldwide with no pay-off as in why aren't Titus & Apollo in this match too. However, either way the only thing that I hope is after tonight this feud ends. This feud was fantastic at the start, but it has reached the point where they need to move on to something new. Which is why Jordan & Rollins get the win tonight.
WWE Championship Match: 2 on 1 Handicapped
(c) AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Since Hell in a Cell things started to change on Smackdown Live as it seems like one match gave the show a much needed shot in the arm. With a Zayn heel turn and the continuation of tension between Shane & Bryan it has made SD Live all the more interesting. Now with the inclusion of AJ Styles it just added another layer to the feud. However, with the suspected injury to Kevin Owens it puts doubt on this match and how I thought it could originally. At one point I though AJ could loss the gold tonight but that changed just recently and I don't think AJ will lose. I do think we see Shane & that he may play a part in the ending, but that leads to something else with Shane & AJ. Either way AJ Styles keeps the title.
Triple Threat for the WWE Universal Title:
(c) Brock Lesnar vs Kane vs Braun Strowman
I don't know how the WWE has been able to suddenly book a guy like Strowman as well as they have in recent months and even over the last year. Nobody has been as protected as Strowman dare I say in the last decade which is awesome to see. Even though I would love to think that a title change is possible I think I would have to be crazy to think that would happen. With that being there is no doubt that anyone leaves the Wells Fargo Center tonight with the gold other than Brock.
30 man Royal Rumble Match:
Much like the female variation of the match it is tough to predict who will get the win in the match due to the high number of possibilities. Even though some might say that only a handful of people are likely to win still it isn't easy to predict. However, it for that reason that Rumble is always one of my favorite times of year. To the people who think the WWE may follow an old track I would say that I hope WWE learned their lesson from the last time and to try and make it more organic this time. Finally to quote someone from Twitter "I would rather a fresh face win over someone who has before." For that reason I am selecting my picks as Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor, and Rusev.
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