5 WWE Superstars who should not win the Royal Rumble 2018
The year 2017 was a mixed bag for the WWE. RAW is the crown jewel of the company and thus was stacked with a plethora of larger than life superstars. RAW was, therefore, able to deliver one stellar show after another. But unfortunately, SmackDown played second fiddle to RAW and limped its way towards the finish line. The WWE did manage to finish the year on a high note, but the damage was already done.
But the year 2018 is finally here, and the WWE has the opportunity to regain its lost glory. Several other wrestling promotions like NJPW, Lucha Underground and Ring of Honor are catching up with the WWE at a rapid pace. Thus, it is imperative for the WWE to pull up its socks and deliver a phenomenal Royal Rumble PPV.
Royal Rumble is a marquee WWE PPV and one of the most exciting events of the year. The road to Wrestlemania officially kick-starts at the Royal Rumble. And obviously, the most exciting match of the PPV is the Royal Rumble match itself. The Superstar who wins this prestigious match goes on to main event Wrestlemania. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that the right superstar wins the Royal Rumble.
Several insanely talented candidates like Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Bobby Roode, Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura deserve to win the Royal Rumble match. But the WWE is infamous for handing over the victory to the wrong superstar, at the wrong time. So, only time will tell who actually wins the Rumble, but let’s take a look at the Superstars who should not be the last man standing in the 2018 edition of the Royal Rumble.
#1 Roman Reigns
It is no secret that the WWE wants to establish Roman Reigns as the next face of the company. But the members of the WWE Universe have not accepted Roman Reigns with open arms. They love to hate Roman Reigns and have expressed their disapproval on a plethora of occasions. But WWE's decision to consistently back Roman is baffling beyond belief.
Ever since his main roster debut in the WWE, Roman Reigns has been established as the most dominant superstar to have ever graced the WWE ring. Reigns' dominance was also established in the Royal Rumble match as well. He walked away victorious in the year 2015, and by the looks of it, he might win the 2018 edition of the Royal Rumble as well. A Roman Reigns victory will then lead to a long rumoured rematch between him and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 34.
But hopefully, this will not be the case. Fans don’t like Roman Reigns even a wee bit. He lacks the in-ring and mic skills needed for the job. Thus, the WWE should stop the travesty of shoving Roman Reigns down the throats of the fans.
WWE should pull the plug on Roman Reigns almost instantly, and push other fan favourites like Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Braun Strowman instead. Therefore, Roman Reigns should most definitely not win the Royal Rumble 2018. If he wins, then it will not be anything short of a blasphemy committed by the WWE.