The WWE Royal Rumble 2020 in on Sunday, January 26th, live on the WWE Network. I’m pretty excited as I only fully got into WWE last year for the Royal Rumble 2019 so I’m a bit of a fan over the pay-per-view. It’s the time of year where all the wrestlers point at the WrestleMania sign and the crowd all cheer.
As always the PPV will feature the 30-person Royal Rumble matches for both the women and the men. There’s also matches for the Universal Championship and the Women’s Championships.
Here’s the match card as we know: 1. Men’s Royal Rumble Match 2. Women’s Royal Rumble Match 3. Strap Match for the Universal Championship: The Fiend Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan 4. Raw Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka 5. Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans 6. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin 7. Sheamus vs. Shorty G 8. United States Championship Match: Andrade (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo
I figured that I would share my predictions and wishes for the Royal Rumble because it’s a fun way to get involved.
WWE’s Super ShowDown pay-per-view is scheduled for June 7th in King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This event features some big superstars that are bound to fill your with nostalgia.
With the likes of The Undertaker, Triple H, Goldberg, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton scheduled to compete at the event, Super ShowDown promises to be an interesting event.
So, let’s talk about the matches..
The Undetaker vs Goldberg
These two have never had a match in the shared circle before so this will be a first. Simon is a huge fan of The Undertaker but for me, he is just getting too old and is no longer in his prime. Goldberg is getting older too so even though this match will be super fun for older WWE fans, this match doesn’t interest me all that much. I don’t have high expectations for this match at all.
Prediction: Goldberg wins.
Triple H vs Randy Orton
Triple H and Randy Orton have been feuding on and off for over a decade. Even though we have seen this match a few times, some fans are excited to see Orton and Triple H in the ring against each other again because they are at different points in their careers.
Predication: Triple H wins.
Finn Balor vs Andrade
Since The Demon has been advertised for the event, I’m pretty certain that Finn is going to win this one. That’s what I’d bet my money on anyway. Plus, he is one of my favourite WWE superstars.
Prediction: Finn Balor wins.
The Lucha House Party vs Lars Sullivan
There is a very obvious predication here. Lars Sullivan isn’t a fan fave but he is given plenty of wins. On the last episode of Smackdown Live, Lars was being called boring by the crowd and I couldn’t help but agree. He is made out to be intimidating but honestly, I just think he is boring.
Predication: Lars Sullivan wins.
Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin
There’s no way that Seth Rollins loses this title at this show and especially when it’s against Baron Corbin. It’s just not happening.
Predication: Seth Rollins wins.
Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston
Dolph Ziggler has been off the scene for a while now. Meanwhile, Kofi Kingston has been working hard, fighting for what he deserves. Both of these men have not had much attention even though they work hard so this match will be a good one.
Predication: Kofi Kingston wins.
Roman Reigns vs Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon has moved on from The Miz and set his sights on taking out Roman Reigns. It’s a fight that no one asked for but we are getting anyway. It’s completely unnecessary but hey ho.
It’s Money In The Bank tonight and I’ll be watching the PPV with Simon and staying all up night. I don’t do too well without sleep but I have plenty of coffee and snacks to get me through it.
Below are my predications for most the matches that have been announced.
Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
WWE Raw, Universal Champion Seth Rollins is scheduled to defend his championship against the phenomenal AJ Styles. This match should most definitely get the main event spot and have the benefit of having 20-minutes or more given to it to really get going. Even though both of these superstars are talented, I feel like Seth Rollins will come out on top this time.
Predication: Seth Rollins to win.
Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens
Again and again, Kevin Owens has proven himself to be one of the most untrustworthy Superstars of the WWE. Watching him play the good guy act before quickly flipping back to the bad guy we all know. That’s what makes him so endearing. Kofi Kingston certainly has a tough task ahead of him.
Predication: Kevin Owens to win.
Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
This match already bores me. It’s Lynch’s rival, Charlotte Flair that defeated Bayley to compete again Becky herself. I would have much preferred to see Becky vs Bayley but that’s not the match we will be seeing so I’m not going to say much more about this one.
Predication: Becky Lynch to win.
Roman Reigns vs. Elias
Roman Reigns is Vince McMahon’s current favourite, so he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure he’s presented as the number one face in the company. While I appreciate Elias, he is a little bit of a gimmick. He is loved by fan’s as he is entertaining but against Roman Reigns, he doesn’t stand too much of a chance.
Predication: Roman Reigns to win.
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon are at it again. I didn’t expect much from them at Wrestlemania 35 but I was intrigued by their performance. It turned out to be way better than expected. I doubt this steel cage match will be different from any other. People will get slammed into the sides of the cage and Shane McMahon will probably get a little carried away and The Miz will nab a win.
Predication: The Miz to win.
Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans
Becky ‘Two Belts’ Lynch certainly has her work cut out for her. At this year’s Money in the Bank, she has to defend both her titles against WWE’s superstars. One of those women is Lacey Evans. Her whole walk-down-the-ranp-then-leave stuff got pretty annoying and boring, so I’m happy to see her finally get into some action. Although Lacey is a pretty strong contender, it would be pretty dumb of WWE to make Becky lose her ‘two belt’ status so soon after Wrestlemania.
Predication: Becky Lynch to win.
Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross vs. Bayley vs. Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Carmella
Honestly, I’m not fussed with this match. Bayley’s getting boring, Mandy Rose is still unpolished and uninteresting, and Carmella already had her run as the very first women’s MITB holder. Now that leaves Natalya, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross and Ember Moon. As for Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi, they’re non-factors who’re pretty low on the current women’s roster totem pole. Now that leaves Nikki Cross and Ember Moon. With a move to SmackDown, it looks as if Ember Moon is getting set up to be one of the their hottest superstars. A win could get her a long way!
Predication: Ember Moon to win.
Andrade vs. Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Ali vs. Randy Orton
So the men’s MITB 2019 lineup has been set. This year’s group of ladder match participants includes three former MITB briefcase holders and a few fresh faces. Just by taking a quick look at the contenders, I can tell you that Randy Orton won’t win. He has had his time in the spotlight already. I hoping that Baron Corbin will also lose as he frustrates me so I’m not even going to consider him winning. Sami Zayn is used as a bit of a joke and not taken too seriously unless he is being punched in the face. That is why Zayn won’t win either. Ricochet was one of my faves for a short amount of time until I realised that he is literally just all flips. He is still a newcomer so I doubt that they would christen him “Mr. Money in the Bank” so soon.I don’t think it’s Ali’s time to shine yet either even though I feel he would do well with a win. Finn Bálor, Andrade, and Drew McIntyre are my top three picks for the ultimate victor of this group. Balor and McIntyre will do well even without the win. That is why I’m hoping for a Andrade win.
Predication: Andrade to win.
Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
After Rey Mysterio’s embarrassing match at Wrestlemania 35, I’m sure Rey’s going into this match with a stronger battle plan. And I’m also pretty sure that he’s taking on Joe in a much healthier state. Both men are now part of the RAW roster, and I have a feeling that even though Rey Mysterio will be better this time around, he won’t be good enough.
Predication: Samoa Joe to win.
Daniel Bryan & Eric Rowan vs. The Usos
I’m not a big fan on The Usos. I just find them a little annoying. Maybe that’s why I’m hoping for a Bryan & Rowan win. I did think that Daniel Bryan made an interesting champ though and since losing to Kofi Kingston, I’m hope that he can pick up another titles instead. When The Usos moved to RAW, I was pretty excited to see what they got up to but that excitement quickly turned into disappointment when Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso turned super annoying during the The Revival storyline.
Predication: Daniel Bryan and Eric to win.
In conclusion, this is going to be a very fun event and I’m super excited for it to start.
By the way, don’t Becky and Seth make the cutest couple?!