The best part? They are now offering one FREE month (which obviously includes a Royal Rumble live stream) for new subscribers! SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan thought it was a brilliant idea, not only making the Handicap Match official, but announcing that the WWE Title Match would happen at Royal Rumble, much to the shock of all parties involved, including SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon.
Many historic moments for women in WWE have taken place across the past few years, with the Rumble reveal the latest such development. The biggest story regarding this is that Taker has his bag with him that he has specifically used for his wrestling gear for years.
In regards to why the match is happening (in storyline), it's a tough call. My picks for who will win the rumble matches.
A short Benjamin-Gable run would freshen things up for a few weeks, but ultimately you would like to see The Usos vs. Rusev Day for the straps at WrestleMania.
So, who will win the Rumble? Let's be honest here, anyone that watches WWE programming or would have any interest in the historical footage already knows about the extensive selection of events on the network, as the video library was advertised consistently on WWE TV. No matter how frustrating the Royal Rumble gets, it has an undeniable appeal. Not even the Rock looked like he wanted to raise Reigns' hand.
After losing his Intercontinental Title to The Miz on Raw 25, it wasn't crystal clear what was next for Roman Reigns. The different spin I am putting on her win is that I could easily see Asuka coming in at number 1 and going the distance. The WWE could try to find an interesting way to not have Reigns win the match but get him the title shot against Lesnar between the Rumble and WrestleMania.
Maybe Styles or Lesnar will unexpectedly lose Sunday night. He's confident that his show will get the weekend off to an exciting start and knows history backs up that assessment. He hasn't appeared since and a new U.S. champion has been crowned in his absence.
For all the die-hard professional wrestling fans, we have some news. Would that open the possibility of John Cena winning the Royal Rumble? With that history, one of them nearly has to eliminate the other to set something up for the future.
Lince Dorado, Kalisto and Gran Metalik vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher, TJP and Drew Gulak - The Cruiserweight division will have a match in the event but not for the title.
Balor had been long rumoured to be Brock Lesnar's opponent at the Rumble but his push stalled when he lost to a returning Kane. The goofy stunts nearly stretch logic too far even for wrestling and there might be too much distance from the aspects that got Braun over in the first place.
Prediction: Nakamura takes this match to face AJ Styles at Wrestlemania 34.
A couple of outsiders at tasty prices are The Undertaker at 40/1 and Chris Jericho at 50/1. But, having co-WWE World Champions is just something WWE would do. Will Lesnar once again go over in the build to an obvious rematch with Reigns? His current odds of 5/2 are definitely worthy of investment. The women superstars from all the three brands of WWE will compete in their very first Rumble match.