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5 NXT Superstars who could enter the 2018 Men's Royal Rumble

The Rumble could feature some surprise NXT appearances.

Top 5 / Top 10 11 Jan 2018, 15:30 IST

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Will any of Triple H's NXT stars appear in the Royal Rumble?

With the 2018 Royal Rumble fast approaching, WWE Raw and SmackDown Live Superstars continue to confirm their entry in the annual match.

Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt are among the star names who have announced their participation so far, while the returning John Cena is many people’s favourite to win.

As ever with the Rumble, we can expect to see a few surprises. Tye Dillinger, The Boogeyman, DDP, Kevin Nash and JBL have all been unexpected recent entrants in the 30-man match, and we can expect a shock name or two to appear again in 2018.

In this article, we take a look at five Superstars from NXT who could feature in the match, ranking them from the least likely to the most likely.

#5 Lars Sullivan

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Lars Sullivan is starting to rise up the NXT ranks

If you were to choose any NXT Superstar who would make a huge impact in a Royal Rumble match, there’s a good chance you’d go for Lars Sullivan.

“The Leviathan” has a monstrous presence about him, not too dissimilar to Braun Strowman, and he made quite the name for himself by defeating Kassius Ohno in the opening match at TakeOver: War Games in November 2017.

He is highly thought of by Triple H, who tweeted a photo of a hand in 2014 with the caption ‘This fist could change everything’. It was later revealed that the hand, much larger than HHH’s, belonged to Sullivan. Not to mention, many fans consider Sullivan to be the next Brock Lesnar!

Would the Denver native make a massive impression at the Rumble? Definitely. But is it a little too early for him to make his main-roster debut, if only as a one-off appearance? Probably, which is why he’s only fifth on this list.

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