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5 superstars who can be the No. 30 entrant in the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match 

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48.69K   //    07 Jan 2018, 22:10 IST

The number 30 spot is pivotal in defining a great Royal Rumble match

The unpredictability, the exhilaration and the anticipation, every single year the Royal Rumble match creates a thunderous atmosphere waiting to explode. From veterans delivering a nostalgic appearance to young up and comers making an emphatic statement, the 30-man battle royal is arguably the greatest gimmick match in WWE’s extensive vault. 

Since its inception, the January multi-man spectacle has produced countless classic displays. Moments such as Goldberg running a mock in 2004, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels 5-star showdown in 2007 and John Cena’s unexpected return in 2008, all those remarkable moments have one thing in common, the number 30 spot. The number 30 spot is arguably the most crucial spot in the Royal Rumble, as it can provide a hot babyface or a hated heel with momentum. 

However, over the past few years, that pivotal number 30 spot had predictable entrants, disappointing conclusions, and controversial booking by the WWE creative team.

Here are 5 superstars that should be number 30 in the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match

#1 Goldberg

Enter caption Goldberg has rampaged his way through multiple Riyal Rumble matches, will the 2018 edition be next?
Goldberg has rampaged his way through multiple Royal Rumble matches, will the 2018 edition be next?

Who would have fathomed that WWE’s resident 2K video game series would become a career redeeming run for one of the greatest superstars in WCW history?Usually, the WWE Universe is very sceptical about the company’s creative direction and things could have gone south when WWE made “Da Man” a focal point of the red brand. However, Goldberg’s re-emergence on WWE programming sent shockwaves of nostalgia throughout the wrestling world.

But soon as the nostalgia had worn off, a majority of the WWE Universe had turned on Goldberg for taking younger stars opportunities. Therefore, when Brock Lesnar had destroyed the former Universal Champion at Wrestlemania 33, the exit of the WCW icon from WWE made numerous fans happy. Although Goldberg had supposedly retired from in-ring action back in April, countless interviews and rumours have only sparked the topic of whether Goldberg has one more giant run left in him. 

Even though WWE has started a trend of announcing things that would have been considered huge surprises beforehand, the last spot in the 2018 Royal Rumble match should feature Goldberg's potential return. Bearing in mind that “Da Man" has not yet received his mandatory rematch for Universal Title, his involvement in the Royal Rumble is warranted and it gives him a valid reason to make a legendary comeback to the squared circle.

WWE booking Goldberg as the 2018 Royal Rumble winner would not be a perplexing decision, as it could set up colossal encounters with Braun Strowman or Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 34. One match with the WCW legend would elevate these young athletes to incredible heights. Therefore, when the WWE Universe is asking the obvious question of “who’s next” in the Royal Rumble match, Goldberg would be more than happy to answer that question. 

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