WWE: Who should win the Royal Rumble?
This year, the Royal Rumble will happen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It will be the third time since 2000 that the Road to WrestleMania will start in the City of Brotherly Love. The last time that the Royal Rumble was in Philadelphia was in 2015 when Roman Reigns won.
You have guys like Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, and others who are all worthy. However, there is one specific person who I feel should win it. The winner of the 2018 Royal Rumble will be Shinsuke Nakamura, in my opinion. This will only work though if AJ Styles is still holding the WWE title in early 2018. He is currently feuding with Jinder Mahal. AJ Styles and Jinder Mahal will be facing at Clash of Champions. The feud between the two will either wrap up at the Royal Rumble or not until Fastlane (Smackdown Branded Event).
While AJ Styles and Nakamura have teased several times, they have yet to meet in a singles match in the WWE. However, the two of them do have history. The most recent history that these two have took place at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo. Nakamura would end up defeating Styles to keep the IWGP Intercontinental Title. There are people who still say that there match was one of the best matches that they have seen.
In case you don’t know, Wrestle Kingdom is in the same level to WrestleMania or the Super Bowl. These guys can not only tell a great story, but they kept the viewers on the edge of their seat. These two kept the people of the Tokyo Dome on their feet.
Being that these two have the history, I would find the WWE foolish to not book these two in the main event of WrestleMania 34. In all honesty, I am quite sick and tired of the part timers being in the main event scene. Since WrestleMania 27, there had been a part timer in the main event. At WrestleMania 27,28,29 we had the Rock. At WrestleMania 30 it was Batista. WrestleMania 31 was Brock Lesnar. WrestleMania 32 was Triple H. We saw two-part timers in the main event of WrestleMania 33 with Goldberg and Brock Lesnar.
I have said it before that the WWE needs to start pushing new guys. While I am aware that Nakamura and Styles are not rookies, they are only been in the WWE for the last year or so. Let us know below who you feel should be winning the Royal Rumble.Follow @jon_blayne