Looking At The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble & Rumble Predictions

Now that we are days away from the 2015 Royal Rumble, we can start to take bets on who is going to win or not. While I’m not a fan of making predictions, you can’t help yourself for this match.

Although scripted, this is the one match where we fans keep guessing until the very end.

Unlike years prior, this is a year that almost guarantees that we will see a brand new Rumble winner. I’m okay with whoever wins the Rumble, but the past few winners have been multiple winners like Batista, John Cena, Randy Orton, etc… It’s time to get some new blood in there. I’d like to take a moment and look at some of the potential winners.

Obviously, the rumor mill has been running this story since mid-summer, but Roman Reigns is a top choice to win the Rumble. With an injury sidelining him, he healed up and came back just in time to be thrown into the mix of this match. His ring work looks solid as ever, but his mic work could be the one thing that’s holding him back. A week or two ago on Raw he talked about having beans for a beanstalk and a giant laying an egg…something like that and it just made me facepalm harder than a 3-Man Band song. That aside, he’s got the look needed as someone who could be a threat to Brock Lesnar, if he can survive Cena and Rollins, and carry the banner for WWE past the Mania season. When people say mic work could hurt his opportunity (which although I facepalm, I don’t care) I point out Brock Lesnar. Lesnar sounds like Mickey Mouse when he talks and can’t form a coherent sentence…but he’s our champ.

Next potential winner is going to be Daniel Bryan. I would have bet money on him retiring and now he’s healed, back in action and ready to Rumble. I have a feeling the Authority will play a part in the Rumble and we could have a continuation of the Kane/Authority/Daniel Bryan storyline that was going on prior to him needing surgery. If that happens, it will mirror how Kane eliminated CM Punk at last year’s Rumble and could upset a lot of fans for rehashing a story. Then again, what is WWE without a good rehashed storyline every now and then? Still, the YES movement is strong as ever and will be present at Sunday’s PPV. You can bet that if Bryan doesn’t win, he won’t go down without one heck of a fight.

The following potential is someone whom I’ve rooted for every year since 2001 to win it…Kane. The man has gone virtually his whole career without any injuries, drug problems or long time off aside from filming a movie or two. The work he puts in is insurmountable (given he’s been in longer than Cena). The Rumble is also Kane’s match where he had the record for most eliminations until Roman Reigns broke that last year. I don’t see how Kane could be thrown into the Title picture with fellow Authority member Seth Rollins having the MITB briefcase. Anything is possible in the WWE.

Side note, I also feel Big Show is overdue for a Rumble win.

My prediction for a surprise entrant and hopeful victor: Chris Jericho. Hitting the Live Event scene, Jericho is no stranger to making surprise visits to his alma mater. Jericho is a proven champion and also someone whom I’ve longed for a Rumble victory. Sadly, I don’t see him fitting in as well to the championship picture given his outsider status of late.

Let’s not underestimate the power of the guys on the “You’re Fired” list: Rowan, Ryback and Ziggler. Ryback and Ziggler have been on the verge of the title picture on and off for some years now. Rowan, and Harper, are etching their names firmly into the singles scene. Could WWE throw a curve ball and let one of them win? I don’t know…but I’d be happy for either of them. After Ryback’s touching, and real, promo he did a few weeks back, I’m rooting for the Big Guy to make it all the way to the top and not look down.

Rumble Elimination Side Note: I can totally see The Miz being eliminated in the Rumble and then Damien Mizdow jumping willingly over the top rope. It’s going to be funny if that happens, but also make me sad because both The Miz and Sandow are hard workers and could use the rub of a Rumble win. I’m not holding my breath on that one.

Finally, Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt. Both of those men are having classic matches together and with the Rumble being the platform to the next level, both are ready. I know the rumors of WWE trying to groom Bray for Taker are there, but that shouldn’t disqualify him from talks of winning this match. Wyatt has been kind of a slow burn instead of a massive push and his character has benefited from that. Ambrose was able to give Rusev a run for his money and that showed us he can brawl with the big guys.

Honorable mentions for potentially putting on a great show: Rusev, Kofi Kingston and Tyson Kidd. Also, let’s hope to see some NXT guys.

With all that said, I hope that I have made some heads nods, eyebrows raise and conversations started. Sound off in the comments if you feel I missed the mark, hit the nail on the head, or if I totally forgot someone.

What do you think? Comment below with your predictions, thoughts, opinions, feedback and anything else that was raised.

  • Nesha

    My prediction is that since the rumble have surprising superstars I predict that Orton makes a huge return and win the rumble. He has the most to gain since HHH didn’t grant Orton his rematch for the belt. Plus he’s got Rollins in his sight since Rollins curbed stomp his head on the announce table. This would be a great feud leasing into WM 31.

    • tkthetank

      Hes gonna cost rollins the title sunday not win the rumble

  • tkthetank

    Im not really sure who youre predicting to win here, sounds like you think everyone has a shot. RR is the top dog to win the RR. Nobody else makes sense.

    I would say Dbry, but if he was going to win he’d be a surprise entrant. They never would have brought him back before the rumble if he was going to win.

    That being said I think the real wild card could be Dolph Ziggler. Dont underestimate what he did at survivor series. Making him look strong willed and Impossible to put down was big. If him and Reigns are the final 2 we could see a shocker ending.

    That being said im still sticking with reigns. Hes your winner for better or worse.

    • Matt Kunka

      I was just predicting situations that could lead to multiple winners. With the internet knowing Reigns was gonna win the Rumble for months, I wanted to explore options in case Vince wanted to screw over the Universe. Of course I want RR to win. I was so mad when he didnt win last year!!

      • RReigns15 #NewDay

        Really???
        Same here!

    • RReigns15 #NewDay

      Believe That!

  • pancho

    Im down to four that I think legitimately have a shot … those guys are Bryan, Reigns, Orton, and my wild card-Dolph Ziggler. Who has the most to gain and is the right fit? The winner faces Lesnar for the title and will probably beat him at WM. So, it needs to be a passing of the torch moment or someone that will cement their legacy on the business. With that said, I dont think it’s Reigns. To me, he’s not the right fit. Mainly, I dont feel he is ready to carry the torch just yet. Daniel Bryan had his moment last year. While, I would most rather see the David v Goliath at WM, I dont think it does anything major for his career. He is well established already and doesnt really need it as much as others imo. That leaves me picking either Orton or Ziggler. Orton could really put the stamp on his career by beating Lesnar on the grandest stage. He has already done it all-true. But, he deserves more imo. To me, it would be fitting for Orton to highlight his career with a win over the Beast. I can imagine watching his hall of fame vignette years from now on Raw and seeing him RKO Brock for the improbable win. It would be nice. Now, Ziggler, on the other hand, would gain that signiture moment. Not only that, but it would instately springboard his career to a place where the fans want him. Unlike Reigns, he is ready for that torch imo. He also would gain more from winning than most. It would be the curveball that the fans desire. Let’s be honest, Ziggler has paid his dues and the fans know it. They crave this type of underdog hero. Imagine Ziggler, crying in the middle of the ring at WM with the title in his hands and the confetti pouring down from above. Magic. So, Im stuck mainly between Orton/Ziggler with DBry and Reigns as my outside choices. In the end tho, one man will be walking away from Mania as WWE Heavyweight Champion and his name is … Seth Rollins.

    • Matt Kunka

      I love that situation. Ziggler is due for that Mania moment. We’ll see in a few days!!

      • pancho

        I think he deserves it. He has busted his ass day in and day out. He has put on some great matches. The fans love and respect him. He can be heel or face. Right now, his face run is amazing. They should strike while the fire is hot to catapult his career.

  • Arvind

    I feel Ziggler is being built up for this big win. Before Sting arrived, I was thinking Hunter was going to put him over at Wrestlemania. Honest to god, I hope Rollins wins the title at the RR by hook or by crook and then they have Ziggler win the rumble and have them main event Wrestlemania. All their 1v1 matches have been great but they can easily take it up a notch given 20-25 minutes to work.

    • pancho

      Rollins will cash in at WM i do believe.

  • RReigns15 #NewDay

    Matt Kunka my friend, you forgot about Shelton Benjamin and David Otunga being suprise entrants for Sunday! I hope today or tomorrow we get an article relating to Benjamin and the Rumble.

    It’s One versus ALL on Sunday and Roman Reigns is the One! You can only know by the reaction he got on Smackdown when his music hit and he was the last one to hit the ring and cleared house (all be it Big Show and Titus O’Neil) minus Daniel Bryan, Ambrose, Ziggler etc standing tall with him at the end. That is going to be the same if not similar reaction he gets at the Rumble when his music hits I guarantee it and I wish I was going to be there to see, hear and be apart of it! I hope Reigns does make his entrance through the Philly crowd like he did at TLC and Smackdown and not like last year, that would be fitting!

    Also it would be fitting to have Reigns in the ring with Heyman and Lesnar and Heyman uses Reigns’ OneVsAll catchphrase by telling Roman that he’s “actually looking at the 1 in 21 & 1” or something along those lines.

    Y’all have a great weekend and enjoy the Rumble it will be interesting to say the least!

    Believe That!

    • pancho

      I would love to see Shelton return. That would be pretty cool. I could care less about Otunga tho. There have been rumblings about The Dudleys. Now, that would make me mark.

      I don’t think Lesnar wiill be in the Rumble match so I’m not sure how you would have them in the ring together honestly. But yeah, Reigns needs to enter through the crowd for sure.

      • RReigns15 #NewDay

        Oh yeah I forgot about The Dudleys seeking to make a comeback tomorrow. That would make sense and hopefully they could feud with New/Old Age Outlaws and The Ascension and have matches like they did in TNA last summer.

        • pancho

          I like the idea of the Dudley’s feuding with the Ascension and the Usos. I think the Outlaws are done. Hopefully they are done.

          • RReigns15 #NewDay

            Yeah I want someone fresh and different like The Dudleys. We already had Old Age Outlaws last year!

          • Matt Kunka

            If Dudleys in fact return, they’d put on a clinic with Ascension!!

          • pancho

            It would be perfect for The Ascension to fued with the Dudleys. It would be a great way to put them over and a great way for the Dudleys to return. They really could go any direction with a returning Dudley or Dudleys. Im skeptical of their return tho.

    • Matt Kunka

      Holy crap that would be so awesome! I’m not really excited for David Otunga as he’s never impressed me too much, but Shelton Benjamin was making Rumble memories for years. Kofi took over the cool fake elimination spots, but Benjamin made the memories first. That would be awesome. I’m at a point where I could think of a situation that would lead to like…6 people winning the Rumble. I’m okay with all of them. The only thing I really WANT from tomorrow’s PPV is a brand new Rumble winner. I hate when guy’s win multiple Rumbles.

      • RReigns15 #NewDay

        Agreed and that brand new Rumble winner will be Roman Reigns!

        • pancho

          Dolph Zigggggggler!!!!

          • RReigns15 #NewDay

            Hmm maybe

      • RReigns15 #NewDay

        And I forgot aswell as you about Alex Riley, Darren Young, Heath Slater, RVD and Mark Henry! If Batista doesn’t return as well as Christian and Chris Jericho or even others that I think I mentioned on another article, then I’d like to see Hardcore Holly, at least ECW Original Sabu, and Billy Kidman make a return!

      • pancho

        Id love to see Shelton and Kofi do some spots together. Huge possibility there and exciting.

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