5 WWE Superstars with the best odds to win Royal Rumble 2017
This year is as wide-open a Royal Rumble field as we've seen in years.
The Royal Rumble match is one of the biggest traditions in the WWE every year. The winner has come to be guaranteed at least a shot at a world championship at WrestleMania, so the event is generally regarded as the beginning of the “Road to WrestleMania.” In some cases, as in 2016, the winner is actually granted the world title, with Triple H grabbing gold for the 14th time last year.
The tradition of predicting the Royal Rumble winner has become a tradition of almost equal prominence. Each year, fans and writers alike try to discern who will win, and this year is no different, especially with as wide-open as the odds seem so far. Here are five guys who could come out on top in 2017.
Braun Strowman has been a pleasant surprise in his move from the Wyatt Family to a solo act on Raw. His feud with Sami Zayn has been better than was to be expected, and he is completely believable as the unbeatable juggernaut. That could serve him well in the Rumble environment.
Vince McMahon notoriously loves big, strong giants like Strowman as main-event participants, so Strowman’s push to the top shouldn’t be unexpected. Having him go over in one of the company’s big events would be a sure sign that the creative team is ready to take him to the next level.