WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Rumors: Last minute rumors you need to know
Who could win the 30th edition of the Royal Rumble?
It’s finally January and time for the Royal Rumble 2017, arguably the most anticipated WWE PPV of the year. This year sees the 30th edition of the Rumble. 30 men will enter the Rumble match and only one will be left standing at the end of the night to go on to ‘main event’ Wrestlemania.
Apart from the Rumble match itself, both the WWE Universal Championship and the WWE World Championship will be on the line as Roman Reigns challenges Kevin Owens and John Cena challenges AJ Styles. Will 29th January 2017 be the night John Cena claims his 16th world championship?
On the undercard, Cesaro and Sheamus will defend their WWE Raw Tag-Team Championship against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. After the shenanigans that have gone on in this match recently, two referees have been announced for this match which is weird stipulation and will probably lead to more shenanigans for the finish.
Charlotte will also defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Bayley, who will challenge for her first title on the main roster. Charlotte has been berating Bayley in recent weeks, calling her a glorified fan so it will be interesting to see which Bayley we will see on Sunday – the one who laughs it off or the Bayley with a fire in her that we saw in NXT.
Neville also challenges Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Raw’s Cruiserweight Division has been a flop so far so there’s a lot of pressure in this match to deliver. As long as Swann and Neville get a little freedom to show what they can do, they’ll deliver.
Apart from these, Sasha Banks will also face Nia Jax while Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi will face Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya.
With the Rumble only a few days away, rumours have been flying left, right and center.
As the Rumble draws closer, we’ll take a look at the latest WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Rumors coming out:
Ziggler and the ‘King’
According to Cagesideseats, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler will continue his mini-feud with Dolph Ziggler at the Royal Rumble and will play play some part in eliminating Dolph Ziggler from the Royal Rumble match. This will be Lawler’s revenge on Dolph for Dolph’s Superkick to Lawler’s chest a couple of weeks ago on SmackDown live.
Ziggler recently turned heel on SmackDown Live and his ongoing storyline with Lawler is a way for WWE to get heat on Ziggler for his heel run.
According to F4WOnline, neither member of American Alpha will take part in the Royal Rumble match. Neither Gable nor Jordan will be amongst the 30-men who come out to fight for a Wrestlemania spot later today.
What makes the situation even more interesting is that the SmackDown Live Tag-Team Champions aren’t even scheduled to defend their titles at the Rumble which means that they didn’t even make the card.