The Royal Rumble isn’t WWE’s greatest show of the year, however it might be the most enjoyable. On Sunday’s show there’ll be two Rumble matches, one for the men and one for the females, with title shots at WrestleMania on the line. Unlike some past years, there are no apparent winners– which makes for a more exciting Rumble.
Who can toss Brock Lesnar over the leading ropes? That’s the story of this year’s Royal Rumble. Lesnar, the current WWE Champ, will be entering the males’s Royal Rumble at No. 1. (The Royal Rumble is a 30- person battle royale, where two wrestlers begin and a brand-new one is added every 90 seconds. You’re gotten rid of by being tossed over the leading rope.) That’s unusual, due to the fact that Lesnar is a world champ and the whole point of getting in the Rumble is to make a chance at a world champion. Perhaps he wishes to win in order to get WrestleMania off? Or possibly he wishes to challenge for SmackDown’s Universal Champion and become a dual champion?
More likely, he’s being established to eliminate a lot of individuals and be eliminated in amazing style by someone. Who that individual will be is a secret.
In Other Places, Becky Lynch protects her Raw Women’s Champion versus Asuka. Asuka tapped Lynch out at this really occasion last year, and Lynch wants her win back. It’s one to look forward to. The Universal Championship is also on the line, with Daniel Bryan shooting for the gold in a strap match versus Bray Wyatt. Strap match plus Bray Wyatt isn’t the most appealing calculus, however if anyone can make this excellent it’s Bryan.
Royal Rumble 2020 occurs in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, Jan. 26 The primary card begins at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET If you’re a WWE Network subscriber– at $9.99 each month, but totally free for one month for brand-new subscribers– you can view it live for totally free. Otherwise you’ll need to call your regional cable television provider and pay a separate fee to see. The two-hour Kickoff Show begins at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET on WWE’s YouTube channel and the WWE Network.
Viewers in the UK will need to stay up late, as the show begins there at midnight Monday GMT (10 p.m. Sunday kickoff). For Australians, Survivor Series begins at 11 a.m. AEDT time (9 a.m. kickoff) on Monday
- Men’s Royal Rumble.
- Women’s Royal Rumble.
- Raw Women’s Champion match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka.
- Universal Championship strap match: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan.
- Falls Count Everywhere match: Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship match: Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans.
- United States Championship match: Andrade (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo.
- Kickoff Program match: Sheamus vs. Shorty G.
Roman Reigns will win the Rumble: Reigns is a sure thing to win nearly any prominent match he’s in ( curious loss to Erick Rowan regardless of), however that’s not why I’m anticipating this. The spotlight is on Brock Lesnar, but he’s not likely to win. I predict him getting rid of most likely a dozen or two wrestlers, and mauling a dozen more, prior to being removed. It’ll be a big increase for whoever that person is– and that individual will end up challenging for Lesnar’s WWE Championship at WrestleMania. That looks after the Raw world champion for ‘Mania. That leaves SmackDown’s Universal Championship, which Reigns, after winning the Rumble, will challenge for.
Bray Wyatt maintains the Universal Champion: Which brings us to The Fiend. Wyatt has been developed as an unequalled beast. As much as I would like to see Daniel Bryan topple him at the Rumble, WrestleMania is where the unequalled are beaten.
A surprise entrant will win the Women’s Royal Rumble: Lynch is the focal point of the females’s department, so she needs a huge WrestleMania match. She’ll probably beat Asuka to maintain her gold, so Asuka’s out as a challenger. Charlotte Flair is always a possibility, but Flair and Lynch have actually battled a million times currently– so that rematch is finest left for next year’s show. WWE needs to make a challenger for The Guy, and the finest method to do that is for her to win the Rumble. My head states Shayna Baszler, considering that Baszler beat Lynch and Bayley in a triple-threat match at Survivor Series, however my heart says Ronda Rousey.
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