Happy New Year readers! Every wrestling fan knows that when the new year arrives, we are less than 30 days away from the Royal Rumble Pay Per View. Winning the Royal Rumble gives you a Golden Ticket to Main Event WrestleMania competing for ether the WWE or the Universal Championships. Anyone can win the Royal Rumble, and here is a list of twelve superstars that can win the Royal Rumble this year.
12. Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre won the 2020 Royal Rumble and went on to have his ‘WrestleMania Moment’ by defeating the Beast, Brock Lesnar and became the new WWE Champion. Unfortunately, that big moment was in an empty arena. This year with the fans back, Drew can finally have his Big Moment the way it was meant to be. Drew can win the Royal Rumble and go on to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Title.
11. Liv Morgan
Despite several attempts to capture the RAW Women’s Championship, Liv Morgan has only been suffering losses. Becky Lynch has also been ridiculing Liv for never being able to win the big one. The management and creative are still high on Liv Morgan and Liv winning the Royal Rumble could be the big step towards winning the RAW Women’s Title.
10. Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair has been impressive from the day she made her main roster debut. Belair has been in two Royal Rumbles so far and she has been impressive on both. Belair emerged victorious at last year’s Royal Rumble and made history at WrestleMania 37. Given her track record, it certainly looks like the EST of WWE is in line to make history two more times. She could become the first woman to win the Royal Rumble twice and that too win it twice back-to-back.
09. AJ Styles
AJ Styles made his WWE debut in the Royal Rumble match back in 2016. Despite putting on a great show in every Rumble he has been in and having a dominant track record, Styles has never been able to win the Royal Rumble. This year the momentum is totally low since he was destroyed by Omos. Barely anyone is expecting Styles to win and thus this year Styles could be the surprise Superstar to win the Royal Rumble. According to Wrestle Votes, there are some big plans for both Styles and Omos. AJ Styles and Omos could be the final two and Styles may be the one to eliminate Omos.
If it felt like they sped up the Omos & AJ Styles spilt, it’s because they did. Source says both superstars have significant plans in early 2022, and wanted any type of blow off program done prior to the major Rumble & Mania events.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 21, 2021
08. Big E
Big E has had a fantastic 2021. He won the Money in the Bank briefcase and cashed in to become WWE Champion. He also had a good title run until Brock Lesnar dethroned him. Big E has not gotten his payback yet, and what better way to do it by winning the Royal Rumble and defeating the Beast at WrestleMania?
07. Bobby Lashley
Another superstar that wants to get his hands back on the WWE title is Bobby Lashley. Lashley has a title match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble PPV. Currently the favourite to win the match is the current Champion Brock Lesnar. Lashley frustrated with the loss and could unleash his inner monster at the Royal Rumble match and then challenge Brock Lesnar for another rematch at WrestleMania.
06. Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair is the current SmackDown Women’s Champion. This past Friday on Smackdown she announced some of the superstars that will be in the Women’s Royal Rumble match and for some reason Charlotte also declared herself into the match. It is still not clear if this is going to be for her title. Whether the title is on the line or not, Charlotte can win the match and show the entire WWE Universe why she is ‘The Queen’.
05. Brock Lesnar
As mentioned earlier, Brock Lesnar is the current WWE Champion and he is defending the WWE Title against Lashley at the Royal Rumble PPV. Bobby Lashley could defeat Brock Lesnar to become a 2-time WWE Champion. Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman pulled some strings to add Lesnar into the WWE Title match at Day 1 and the same way, he could pull some strings and add Lesnar in the Royal Rumble match and better yet, make Lesnar the 30th entrant. Lesnar can win and go on to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal title at WrestleMania.
04. Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss has been absent for a while now and she is making her return this week on RAW. The current Alexa can pull some Fiendish tactics to win the Rumble and go on to eventually become champion once again.
3. Sasha Banks
When Charlotte announced the contenders for the Women’s Royal Rumble, surprisingly Sasha Banks, an active member of the roster was not mentioned. This could be because WWE wants to keep Sasha’s return to action a surprise and that could make her win much bigger.
Bayley has been out of action due to an injury she suffered back in July last year. It was reported that Bayley will be out for 9 months. WWE is known to exaggerate on the time of recovery to make the superstars return look much stronger when they return earlier than expected. With that in mind, Bayley could make a surprise return and win the whole thing by eliminating Charlotte Flair.
Omos has been on a hot streak as of late. He recently broke-up with his tag partner AJ Styles, and as mentioned earlier he crushed AJ Styles last week on RAW and now he is all-in just for himself. Omos is without doubt the odds on favourite to win the Royal Rumble. This will be his first Rumble match and if he wins, he will join a group of elite superstars who have won their first Royal Rumble.
This is the list of the top 12 superstars who could potentially win the Royal Rumble. Who are your picks? Let us know in the comment section below.