The 2017 Royal Rumble will take place in the 60,000 seater Alamodome in San Antonio Texas. To fill up the stadium, WWE will look to have a few marquee matches at the event to make sure that they have a full house on the night.
One person who’s always an attraction is Brock Lesnar and WWE will look to put Lesnar in one of the top matches of the night, other than the Rumble match itself. Lesnar will face Goldberg at Survivor Series and later this months and will probably win. His next match, after his clash with Goldberg, will probably take place at the Royal Rumble.
There have already been rumours about who Lesnar’s potential opponent on the night could be and this list takes a look at 5 potentially epic matches for ‘The Beast Incarnate’.
5: Samoa Joe
One match that die-hard fans are itching to see is Brock Lesnar taking on former NXT Champion Samoa Joe. The two have quite a few things in common. Like Brock, Joe is a destroyer. Both men are deceptively quick and are as capable of winning by pinfall as by submission.
Brock is one of the most destructive forces that the WWE has ever seen and has mown down opponent after opponent in the last couple of years. If anyone in the WWE can go toe to toe with Brock, it would be Samoa Joe.
Joe has the size, the speed and the technical prowess to be a serious threat to Brock. The match would be a fight to the death between two men who don’t like to lose. As Joe’s feud with Nakamura showed us, an unhinged Joe who thinks that he isn’t the favourite to win is one dangerous individual and this match would interest both casual fans and the hardcores with the right build-up.