WWE Royal Rumble 2017 is about to kick off on Sunday. With this, everyone has their bet on who will win this time around.
Even contenders have their predictions on who they think will come out as victor on Sunday. Rusev and Triple H have shared their thoughts and predictions about the upcoming event. Aside from the two, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, and Dean Ambrose are among the top contenders this year.
In an interview, Rusev is confident that he can bring home the title this time. Triple H, on the other hand, believes that there will be a surprise winner this year.
“I think that’s when the Rumble’s at its best, when you can’t really put your finger on what’s going to happen. I can see this year going a lot of different ways and I think it’s going to go in a way that nobody expects,” he told IGN.
Meanwhile, sports media personality Chuck Carroll, who is also a former pro wrestling announcer and referee, gave out his prediction to CBS Detroit Local. “I don’t really see Randy Orton winning for the same reason as his match against Bray Wyatt won’t be for a strap. That leaves Jericho and Undertaker.”
Nevertheless, Carroll also adds that the Undertaker-Cena match is “questionable.” Hence, he sees Jericho as having more potential than the rest.
The WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Contenders
There will be 30 entrants in an over-the-top-rope battle royal on Sunday. Twenty-two names were confirmed for the match, leaving eight spots open for more action and surprises.
Among the confirmed wrestlers are Baron Corbin, Big Cass, Big E, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and Brock Lesnar. Also in the running are Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Goldberg, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper and Mojo Rawley. Finally, Randy Orton, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Sheamus, The Miz, The Undertaker and Xavier Woods complete the roster.
The WWE Royal Rumble 2017 match is happening on Sunday, January 29 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Watch the match live here.
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