The road to WrestleMania makes a pit stop at the Royal Rumble. And for the first time in years, a favorite to win the WWE’s famous 30-man namesake is up for grabs.
The Royal Rumble takes place Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Denver Post pro wrestling nerd Joe Nguyen breaks down the event’s matches and predicts who he believes will win:
Podcast: Denver Post pro wrestling nerds Joe Nguyen and Hugh Johnson break down their predictions for the Royal Rumble.
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Who should win: Jax.
The Raw women’s division needs more challengers to Charlotte Flair’s title belt and a win for Jax would propel her into the upper echelon.
Who will win: Jax.
Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Who should win: Cesaro and Sheamus.
Gallows and Anderson are deserving of a big push in the tag-team division, but I don’t see them switching the titles in a pre-show bout.
Who will win: Cesaro and Sheamus.
Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya
Six-woman tag team match
Who should win: Lynch, Bella and Naomi.
It’s a pre-show six-person tag match. It’s a win for the good guys.
Who will win: Lynch, Bella and Naomi.