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5 things John Cena will most likely accomplish at the Royal Rumble

James Ojuoke
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John Cena announced himself as a participant in the Royal Rumble via Twitter
John Cena announced himself as a participant in the Royal Rumble via Twitter

John Cena announced himself as officially being a participant in the Royal Rumble match via his Twitter handle on January 1, 2018. The 16-time Champion is going to attempt to win the Royal Rumble match and main event Wrestlemania for the 6th time in his career. Cena already has two Royal Rumble wins and is one win away from tying Stone Cold as having the most Royal Rumble wins. "The Face that Runs The Place" is synonymous with breaking records in WWE, and thus it will be no shocker if he actually won the Rumble.

Vince is known to have a soft spot for John, and at 40 years, he still sees much potential in the man who was the face of his company for over a decade. There have been speculations on who John Cena could face at Wrestlemania this year, with some quarters indicating he will challenge for the WWE title for a record 17th championship win whereas there have also been rumours of Cena facing a WWE legend at the show of shows. Whatever direction Cena will take is likely to be determined by his performance at the Rumble.

Here are the 5 things Cena will most likely accomplish at this year's Royal Rumble match;

#5 Most eliminations

John Cena will be on a mission at the Royal Rumble
John Cena will be like a man possessed at the Royal Rumble

Cena has competed in 7 Royal Rumble matches and boasts a total of 22 eliminations which is the 9th most number of eliminations recorded by a wrestler. It was at the 2011 Royal Rumble that he registered the most eliminations despite not winning the match. He eliminated 7 participants that included CM Punk and members of the Nexus.

As we approach the 2018 Royal Rumble, all the momentum is with Cena with betting firms having him among the favourites to win. This past Monday night on Raw, Samoa Joe vowed to eliminate the 16-time World Champion in what could seemingly lead to a Wrestlemania encounter. The obvious prediction is that Cena will eliminate Samoa Joe, and also toss out the most number of participants in the Royal Rumble match. After a 5-year absence from the Royal Rumble match, big match John is set to return with a significant impact.

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James Ojuoke
Professional writer, Wrestling Analyst, and fan from Nairobi, Kenya.
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