The Royal Rumble is typically one of the best events of the entire year. The event always features the 30-man battle royal that it is famous for. 30 men enter the ring and try to toss one another over the top rope to be the last man standing. Here are our Royal Rumble 2018 predictions for who could (and who won’t) win.
Could Win – Braun Strowman
I could not have a Royal Rumble 2018 predictions list without Braun Strowman. If Braun Strowman is in the Rumble match, everyone else needs to watch out.
In 2017, Strowman has received one of the biggest pushes that we have seen in recent memory. There is no question that WWE is extremely high on him and likely sees him as one of the main features of the company for years to come. Strowman has the size, the strength and the athleticism that will take him a long way.
I think WWE will begin to give Strowman some career accolades over the next year. One of these could be having him win the Royal Rumble match. I could easily see him winning the Rumble and going on to headline Wrestlemania 34.
The only way that Strowman doesn’t win the Rumble, is if he is already Champion by the time the event takes place. If he is in the match, he will be a heavy threat to be the winner.
Won’t Win – Baron Corbin
If I wrote this list several months ago, Baron Corbin would NOT be on the list of people that I don’t think will win the Rumble. He would be on the opposite side and have a legit chance to win the whole thing.
There were rumors that came out in early 2017 that suggested WWE was extremely high on Corbin and planned for him to be in the main event scene for a long time. This clearly had some truth to it as Corbin won the 2017 Money in the Bank ladder match.
Unfortunately it looks like WWE has soured a bit on Corbin. He lost his Money in the Bank contract, which tells us that WWE has changed their minds on him being ready for the main event scene of WWE (at least for the time being).
I would find it a bit silly for WWE to have him win the Rumble, when they had him fail a cash-in a few months prior. Seems like if this was the plan, Corbin would have waited and cashed in to become Champion.
I really don’t think Corbin will be winning the Rumble this year.
Use the buttons below for more on our list of Royal Rumble 2018 predictions!