With two songs that I absolutely fell in love with at least a month ago if not before, “Hero” by Skillet and “Martyr No More” by Fozzy, I’ve been jamming to out even more now on my iPod due to the fact they are the official theme songs for this year’s Royal Rumble! YES! Same with WWE’s Hell in a Cell ppv, I am surprised that they’re having Skillet because they are a Christian Rock band and Fozzy, I’m not surprised, because they had “Enemy” from the “All That Remains” album as their ppv theme song for No Way Out back in 2005, with the lead singer being the one and only Chris Jericho! Another YES!
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Babyface Champion versus Babyface Challenger
With the description I’m giving this match up, if I was a betting man (or mang, if you hang at my place every Monday night for WWE Raw), I would put my money on a babyface to walk out of the Rumble as World Heavyweight Champion. To put all jokes aside here, it is World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker taking on his challenger Rey Mysterio.
[adinserter block=”1″]A match that I find very interesting, this match, because of WWE Creative is putting two babyfaces against one another. Why that’s interesting and strikes me a little odd because I feel like the WWE could move this main event to another pay-per-view, and in past Rumble history, normally the World title main events at the Rumbles are usually put champion against challengers who normally don’t or wouldn’t get a chance for the title.
But in the end, I think this match would and could be one of the best title matches on the card on Sunday because these two men are some of the best that’s in the company today. Who can I see walk out as champion? It is hard for me to see Undertaker losing to Mysterio, and it would be hard for me to see Mysterio winning the title where it seems like it will be Taker/Michaels at WrestleMania.
Prediction: Rey Mysterio, new World Heavyweight Champion [I will explain more later].
WWE Championship Match: Heel Champion versus Heel Challenger
Along with the World Heavyweight Championship match, if I was a betting man, I would place money on the heel to walk out of the Rumble as WWE Champion. It’s odd that the WWE Creative is having heel WWE Champion Sheamus defending his title against heel challenger Randy Orton.
This match strikes me as odd. I don’t know what to make of this match. Who can I see win this match? I really don’t know. I can tell you who I want to win, and in ways I don’t like going with who I want to win because normally who I want to win normally loses.
But this match should, hopefully, be a decent match. Like said, hopefully.
Prediction: Sheamus, still the WWE Champion.
WWE Royal Rumble match
Trying to pick a stray out of 30 and picking the right one is extremely hard, and as of Saturday, January 23th, there are only 24 men named. So I am gonna go with a couple of names of guys who are listed as who I can see win and a couple of numbers that I can see possibly win.
Prediction 1: Shawn Michaels. The “Heartbreak Kid” wants a match with the Undertaker. If the Undertaker retains the World title at the Rumble, I can see HBK winning the Rumble and facing the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI for the World Heavyweight Championship.
[adinserter block=”2″]Prediction 2: Chris Jericho. I would love to see at WrestleMania XXVI, for the World Heavyweight Championship, being Rey Mysterio defending the title against challenger Chris Jericho. But would this happen? I don’t think so. Would I like to see this happen? Yes. Why can’t I see this happening? Triple H. Enough said.
Prediction 3: Kane. A guy who has the record for most eliminations in a single Rumble back in 2001 Rumble. Who else, in the main event scene, deserves a title match at WrestleMania than Kane? I think if Kane is going to do it, this will be the year of the Big Red Machine.
Numbers Predictions: 3, 5, 17, 23, and 27. Why these numbers? Ric Flair won his first WWE title as number three in the 1992 Royal Rumble, Steve Austin won the 1997 Rumble as number 5, 17, I don’t know, 23, Lex Lugar was one of two men to win the 1994 Rumble, and 27’s the most won Rumble number. So as of numbers, I am going with that the Rumble winner to come out as one of those numbers.
To conclude, this is the Rumble predictions that I’m putting out. Let’s see how well I’m gonna do. This is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, disliking the current weather outside, goodbye.
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