This Friday WWE invades the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to bring you the greatest Royal Rumble. This event will air on the WWE network at 12pm ET with the kickoff show starting at 11 am. Every single males (yea I know, no females) title will be on the line that day as well as the first ever 50 man Royal Rumble. This card seems like a test for WWE as every match is WrestleMania worthy (besides John Cena vs Triple H). Their maybe testing a mega event outside the United States in hope of one day bringing WrestleMania overseas. But let’s go ahead and get into these predictions.
Universal Championship (Steel Cage Match) — Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
The rematch America doesn’t want to see….only makes sense to bring it overseas. For the past couple of weeks we have hear Roman do promos and kind of crying like a baby and now he gets his shot( for the 1000 time) to bring home the gold and cement himself as Vince’s face of the company( I wouldn’t be surprised if #NotMyChamp gets going). Once again we all know the outcome. Vince wants a more receptive crowd for when Roman is crowned what he believes he deserves (seriously there’s way better talent in the WWE). Roman wins and no one should be surprised. But hey this match will go over well because of the steel cage.
Prediction: Roman Reigns by default
WWE Championship- AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Their so called dream match was very disappointing but now this rivalry has a since of direction. Shinsuke is a heel and I like him that way. They changed his theme music and it’s nice especially with the Japanese rap. I expect this match to be way better than the first one buy Bad Guy Shin will take home the gold. I’m calling it now, low blow with a Kinshasa.
Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura
Intercontinental Championship (Ladder Match) – Seth Rollins vs Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor vs The Miz
Easily you can name this match of the night; Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are in it. This one should be competitive but honestly on 2 can win this match because the title is not coming to Smackdown. I’m taking Finn Balor in this one, Finn hasn’t held gold in a while and this match is right up his ally to get some gold. Seth is a great champion but Finn wins and I think WWE will capitalize on actually making a feud between the 2.
Prediction: Finn Balor
John Cena vs Triple H
I personally don’t see any point of this match. WWE doesn’t let Cena lose often and they will definitely not allow him to lose this match especially after being the best jobber of all time at WrestleMania. The match won’t be great because both of these guys are out of their prime but it still should be solid. Cena wins.
Prediction: John Cena
The Undertaker vs Rusev (Casket match)
Rusev is super over right now and the WWE isn’t doing anything with him but using him for loses. Rusev takes on Taker and Taker just needs to retire I’m sorry. WWE is continuously burying Rusev but this time he will be put in a casket and then buried. Taker wins. Can’t see WWE putting Rusev over Taker.
Prediction: It will be the Greatest Rusev Rumble but Taker wins
United States Championship- Jeff Hardy vs Jinder Mahal
The thing I love about Jeff is that you can put him anywhere and he will shine. The push for Jeff is on as he just became a Grand Slam champion and will defend his title at GRR. Jinder is on Raw now so he can kiss that US title good bye. Jeff retains in an average match.
Prediction: Jeff Hardy
Smackdown Tag Team Championship- The Bludgeon Brothers vs The Usos
The Usos will always be over and give you great matches in the process. The have history with Harper and Rowan and it’s always fun to see these 2 teams go at it. Bludgeon Brothers will win. These guys are unstoppable.
Prediction: Bludgeon Brothers
Raw Tag Team championship- The Bar vs Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt
This is a no brainer. Matt Hardy and Bray and super over right now and on top of that The Bar is on Smackdown now. The Woken Warriors will cap Tag Titles of Raw and DELETE The Bar.
Prediction: Matt and Bray *DELETE DELETE DELETE
Cruiserweight Championship- Cedric Alexander vs Kalisto
This should be an exciting match but I don’t see anyone beating Cedric anytime soon to be honest. Alexander the Cruiserweight all the way.
Prediction: Cedric Alexander
50 man Royal Rumble
This is a first time match and it has a lot of talent from the past present and future involved. The winner gets a trophy (no comment). Anyways, for such a staked Royal Rumble there only seems like 1 true winner in this….BRAUUUNNNNN!!!! Braun is on a roll right now and this match should be added to his list of accomplishments. I’m going with Braun all day. He is truly a monster among men.