5 WWE Superstars likely to win Royal Rumble 2018
2017 has almost come to an end and all of the WWE pay-per-views for the year are over. Now that could mean only one thing. It is time for one of the most anticipated WWE Pay Per Views, the Royal Rumble. The WWE Universe just loves the Royal Rumble PPV, especially the main event that features 30 superstars from both the brands competing in a Royal Rumble match for obtaining a chance to headline WrestleMania.
The Royal Rumble match is always exciting to watch, thanks to some unexpected surprise entrants, gravity-defying moments, jaw-dropping eliminations and much more. The Royal Rumble 2018 PPV is scheduled on January 28, 2018, and will be held at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. With that said, let us look at a few of the superstars who stand a chance of emerging victorious in the Royal Rumble match next month.
#5 Samoa Joe
The Samoan Submission Machine has a good chance of winning the Royal Rumble match next month. The WWE creative team has always seemed to protect Samoa Joe by booking him strong. Joe was booked as Lesnar's equal during their feud over the Universal Championship a few months ago and although Joe ended up losing to Lesnar at the Great Balls of Fire PPV, there seemed to be a moment when we all thought that Joe had got the better of Lesnar.
Joe also boasts of not losing to Roman Reigns in a singles match as of yet. Currently, Samoa Joe appears to be in the middle of a feud with Roman Reigns and we might get to see Reigns vs Joe at the Royal Rumble PPV for Reigns' Intercontinental Championship. It won't come as a surprise if Joe somehow finds a way to overcome Reigns and become the new Intercontinental Champion.
However, this doesn't diminish his chances of winning the Royal Rumble match and challenging Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34. After all, his performance against Lesnar at the Great Balls of Fire PPV and during the buildup to the same does make him a deserving candidate to re-challenge Lesnar for the precious prize that he holds.