Royal Rumble 2017
Its that time of the year again folks. Let get ready to rumble!
The Royal Rumble is know as the match that kicks off the road to Wrestlemania. For me the Rumble is the match of the year. 30 participants enter, 1 goes on to headline the event of the year this April.
Last year we seen one of the greatest Rumbles ever with Tripple H being the last man standing. Its gonna be tough for the WWE to top last years show, but this year we’re going to see some of the heaviest hitters on the roster in the rumble. Besides the main event they also have a great lineup of matches to kick things off.
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
After Sasha Banks multi-month rivalry with Charlotte Flair ended, Nia Jax put her on the shelf with a leg injury. The beast of the Raw women’s division brutal attack didn’t stop there. She has been relentless with her assault on The self proclaimed Boss.
Nia has been showing Sasha who the real boss of the women’s division is for weeks. Can Sasha keep her legs under her long enough to prove her bad ass bossitude over Nia Jax. Sasha Banks is my favorite female wrestler on Raw, but I think she has her hands full with Nia this Sunday.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Luke Gallows & Karl
I’m not really that excited about this match. Personally I think Raw & Smack Down’s tag team divisions have become garbage. The New Day we’re pretty entertaining when they had the belts.
I think Shamus is one of WWE’s best players, but they have really downplayed him for years. Cesaro is an okay wrestler also, but both of these guys are singles wrestlers. Tag teams are better left to the guys who can’t compete on their own like Gallows & his mini me.
Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella & Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Natalya
Raw no doubt has the more dominant male wrestlers, but Smack Down hands down has way better Diva’s. Besides the Rumble, I think this is the match I’m most excited about.
Becky Lynch is one of my favorites. I call her Lady Leggasis. Alexa Bliss is another one of my favorites. I love watching these two square off in the squared circle. Becky Lynch is as tough as they come, and loves to kick a little lass. Alexa Bliss is as cute as a kitten, but devious like a Disney villain.
Nikki Bella is another drop dead gorgeous Diva with an axe to grind since Natalya’s sabotage incident. Natalya is tired of being overlooked in the Smack Down Diva’s division. I’m looking forward to these two getting some 1 on 1 time in this match.
Naomi is a walking show in herself. Naomi has the coolest style in all of the WWE, is a skilled competitor, and has booty for days. She is another wrestler that I think is getting overlooked by the WWE. I’m always happy to see Naomi get some screen time.
The biggest surprise is the return of Mickey James. Its been quite some time since we’ve seen Mickey. She recently emerged as a masked ladies luchador. When the mask was ripped off I was happy to see her cute face. It looks like shes aging nicely.
Rich Swann vs. Neville
When the WWE brought back the cruiser weight division I thought they should have left it stay dead. To my surprise its working out better than expected. Cruiser weight champ Rich Swann seems to be a pretty fun loving guy with some nice moves.
His competitor Neville is possibly one of the most skilled athletes on the roster. Like Natalya, Neville is tired of being overlooked and under utilized. Hes beefed up quite a bit and adapted a whole new attitude. I think Rich Swann will have his hands full in this match.
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
This is another match I’m not to impressed with. I’ll most likely be making something to eat when its going down.
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
Now here is a match I’m interested in. I do like Kevin Owens, but I’m so tired of the best friends bit. Its really getting old. Chris Jericho got old a long time ago. He should put down wrestling and go back on tour with Fozzy. I do think its funny their going to be suspending him in the air in a shark cage. Hopefully Roman Reigns takes the belt so these two besties get less screen time.
AJ Styles vs. John Cena
John Cena is chasing his 16th world title in this match, and I hope he wins it. I’m am not an AJ Styles fan. He is a bit of a douche. I’m not really a John Cena fan, but don’t mind him. John Cena is getting a bit played out, but anybody is better than Styles for me.
The 2017 Royal Rumble Match
This years show has a couple of exciting pre-game matches that I think have potential. Really they are all just an appetizer for the main dish. As you can see from the above image, they are breaking out the big boys for this one.
Every year it seems like WWE has to dig up one legendary fogey for the rumble. Last year the fogey Tripple H won. This year the undertaker will be taking off his diaper and lacing up his boots.
The obvious highlight is Goldberg and Lesnar both joining the rumble. They haven’t met in the ring eye to eye since Goldberg destroyed The Beast at Survivor Series. If these 2 meet up I expect to see a better fight this time around.
Besides Goldberg and brock there are several big guys to look out for. The first that comes to mind is Braun Strowman. Braun is a animal, but has many enemies. Big guys are usually at a disadvantage because everyone gangs up on them as soon as their feet hit the ring. The Big Show & Big E have also been announced.
I’m seriously excited for this years rumble. In the days of WCW Goldberg was my favorite wrestler. In 2017 I’m happy to say he is my favorite to win. There is some hefty competition, but I think Goldberg is probably the overall fan favorite. You never know whats gonna happen in the rumble though. This year should be very interesting.