We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
WWE Superstar: Dolph Ziggler
Weight: 213 lbs.
From: Hollywood, FL
Championships Reigns: World Heavyweight Champion (x2), World Tag Team Champion (w/The Spirit Squad), Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion
“The Showoff” Dolph Ziggler has less to brag on since losing the World Heavyweight Championship.
The agile Superstar could use a springboard back to the top of the WWE. Winning the Royal Rumble match could be his boost.
This past year, rumors swirled surrounding a possible pairing of Ziggler with two-time Hall of Famer and 16-time World Champion Ric Flair. Winning the Rumble then aligning with “The Nature Boy”, Ziggler could walk into WrestleMania with more confidence then ever! This could lead to showing off the WWE World Heavyweight Championship the next night on RAW.
What do you think?
Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena (’13)
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