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WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Predictions: Shane McMahon & The Miz vs. The Bar

Riju Dasgupta
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3.19K   //    20 Jan 2019, 22:41 IST

Could we see a big heel turn during this match?
Could we see a big heel turn during this match?

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The SmackDown Live Tag Team division is certainly far better than its RAW counterpart. The New Day, The Usos, SAnitY and The Club are four specialist tag team units in the division at this point in time. It is therefore surprising that the oddball team of Shane McMahon and The Miz is taking on The Bar, at the event. I will try and make sense of it, in this article.

Shane McMahon and The Miz came together in much the same way that Cesaro and Sheamus did. Both teams were definite oddball pairings, to begin with. The difference being that Sheamus and Cesaro went on to become one of WWE's best teams.

Why would WWE have Shane McMahon and The Miz cut in line ahead of The Club and SAnitY, two teams that haven't received their due? In my opinion, they could have a WrestleMania plan in mind, stemming from this title match.

It is very clear that Shane McMahon and The Miz are on a collision course for WrestleMania 35. This unlikely pairing could potentially disrupt leading to the big grudge match, on the grandest stage of them all. Shane McMahon and The Miz are both household names and because they're such timeless characters, even the pre WrestleMania feud should be fun to watch for fans.

But when it comes to making a prediction for the Royal Rumble, I'm actually going to say that The Miz and Shane McMahon will coexist long enough to win this one. For the WrestleMania program to make sense, the team has to appear as a composite unit before the eventual heel turn. Therefore, I have a feeling that they will become SmackDown Tag Team Champions at the Royal Rumble. They will split up not long after that.

This is what I think will happen. The Miz has been showing signs of becoming a babyface and the audience has been gravitating towards him. But does anyone really think that The Miz can be a babyface over the long haul when he's probably the best heel in professional wrestling right now? I say that The Miz turns on Shane McMahon shortly after winning the title.

Remember the Dean Ambrose heel turn? It was even more powerful because of just how unexpected it was. While we all believed that Dean Ambrose would go heel, we did not know he would right after he won the RAW Tag Team Championships.

So, going into WrestleMania 35, the Tag Team Championships will be vacated. The returning Bludgeon Brothers could certainly stake a claim.

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In a nutshell, what is my prediction for this title match? I think Shane McMahon and The Miz win this one and a heel turn follows.


Do you agree? Let us know in the comments.


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Riju Dasgupta
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Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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