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5 early favourites to win the 2018 Royal Rumble

Danny Hart
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80.12K   //    12 Oct 2017, 14:07 IST

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Roman Reigns was the 2015 Royal Rumble winner

WWE has gotten into a frustrating habit of disappointing fans at the Royal Rumble. Just look at 2014, when Daniel Bryan didn’t even appear in the match and Batista was the eventual winner. Or look at 2015, when Bryan was eliminated early and Roman Reigns booked his place in the main event of WrestleMania.

Ever since Edge’s triumph at the 2010 event, the Rumble match has infuriated fans more than it’s elated them, but is 2018 the year that WWE repays fans for their loyal support by having someone win who the majority of people actually like?

In this article, we take a look at the top five favourites, according to the bookmakers, who could be walking away from Philadelphia as the 2018 Rumble winner.

#5 Braun Strowman

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Braun Strowman eliminated seven men in 2017

Given that Braun Strowman has already feuded with Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and both of those men are likely to be in the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 34, the chances of “The Monster Among Men” winning the Royal Rumble are slim.

Maybe if WWE allows the 2018 Rumble winner to challenge for the main title on either Raw or SmackDown Live, then we could see Braun switch to the blue brand and challenge for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.

If that’s not the case, we can probably rule Braun out, but don’t put it past the former Wyatt Family member to break Roman Reigns’ record of 12 eliminations.

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