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5 dark horses who could win the 2018 Royal Rumble

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10.79K   //    04 Jan 2018, 00:35 IST

Royal Rumble
It's time to rumble!

It's that time of the year again when the WWE stirs up the excitement of the fans more than ever, it's time for the 2018 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The annual tradition is one of the big-four pay-per-views of the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and the WWE will do everything in their capacity to put on an excellent show on 28th January at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Royal Rumble marks the beginning of the road to Wrestlemania and the 30 men battle royal will decide which Superstar will go on to the main event of the show of shows. In the past few years, it has been quite predictable who would be eventually winning the Rumble match, but this year looks to be different as there is no clear idea on who the WWE is planning to win the match.

As per the speculations in the wrestling world right now, three names are expected to win this year's match and they are Roman Reigns, John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura. But this is the Royal Rumble we're talking about which is known for its unpredictability and this year's result might baffle all of us as someone who we least expect might be the one to win the 30 men bout this year.

Let's see 5 of those superstars who could be the dark horses and go on to win the 2018 Royal Rumble match.


#5 Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin
Will the lone wolf redeem himself after failing to cash in the money in the bank contract ?

The WWE universe didn't see it coming when Baron Corbin walked out with the money in the bank contract at the titular pay-per-view last year. It was evident that WWE had some big plans for the lone wolf and it was expected that Corbin would be successfully cashing in the contract to become the WWE Champion.

However, things soon went downhill after Corbin became a victim of his own doing after he got caught in a social media dilemma which resulted in him unsuccessfully cashing in the contract while becoming the third person in history to do so.

It is clear now that the backstage heat on Corbin is cooled off and it was made evident when he was given a run with the United States Championship. WWE can pull off a real surprise if they decide to go with the Lone Wolf as the winner of the 2018 Royal Rumble match; it would be a good opportunity for the superstar to redeem himself and also for the WWE to provide some fresh program going forward into Wrestlemania 34.

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