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5 Potential Royal Rumble Entrants

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408.91K   //    13 Oct 2016, 15:15 IST
Who could be a surprise entrant in January’s pay-per-view event?

It’s hard to believe, but WWE’s Royal Rumble is only three months away. To take that a step further, the road to WrestleMania 33 is only stone’s throw from becoming a reality.

The first event of 2017 in the new era of the company should be well worth the show in San Antonio, Texas. I am sure I am not the only one who is curious how this will all play out. Does the winner have to challenge the champion of their brand, or will they have an opportunity to choose who they wish to meet in Orlando?

Hopefully, this won’t turn out to be an 18-second victory for the challenger, much like it was for Sheamus when he defeated Daniel Bryan in 2012 at WrestleMania 28. Yes, we all remember the kiss that proved deadly.

Rumours are already flying around the Internet about who may and may not enter the 40-wrestler elimination match. According to, The Undertaker may make an appearance at the event. The Dead Man is from Texas, after all.

Besides the usual suspects, who may surprise us with their presence is anyone’s guess. This is a match that tends to bring back the past to compete with the present stars of the company. AJ Styles made his initial appearance in last year’s Rumble match, as the second participant along with Roman Reigns.

Seems like that may have been the best move WWE has made all year.

Who will be the “shocking” entrant this year – besides ‘Taker? While Steve Austin would be a pick no one would expect, let’s assume the rumours will find their way to the “Texas Rattlesnake.” Even if there is a better chance to win the lottery, it’s still fun to think about.

Here is a look at five possible “surprise” entrants in the Royal Rumble match (besides The Undertaker).

#5 Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle has wanted to return to WWE for some time

Here is another former WWE star who has expressed interest in making it back to where it all started. A lot has been said over the past year about his return. He says it will happen at some point. He’s even confirmed that the negotiations and talks of a return are on in full swing.

Also read: Kurt Angle confirms WWE return talks

Triple H hasn’t been as confident. It is only right for the former Olympian to give it one more go in WWE before he hangs up his boots for good.

What better way to make a splash on his return than in this match? Would his return lead to a “retirement” confrontation with Daniel Bryan – the one wrestler Angle said he wants to wrestle in his final match?

I’m salivating over that possibility.


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