WWE Royal Rumble: Could the Winner Become Undisputed Champion at WrestleMania?

Al ConstableSenior Analyst IJanuary 26, 2012

It's funny how things just pop into your head when your trying to get to sleep. This is one of those articles where something just occurred to me when I was thinking back to last Monday's "By the Numbers" promo for the upcoming Royal Rumble event.

"For the first-time ever, every WWE Superstar is eligible to enter the Royal Rumble".

At least words like these were said to an effect. At first, I didn't really take much notice. After all, aren't all Rumbles open to all wrestlers? But then it struck me. Obviously in the past, World Champions have been barred from the event.

Does this mean the event can now allow the WWE or World Heavyweight Champion to compete for a match against the other?

For a couple of years, rumours about unifying the World Championships of the company have been pretty active. In my first month here, I even wrote two articles discussing the benefits and negatives of taking such an action.

But since it was majorly assumed the action would happen at WrestleMania, the buzz about such an event died off when The Rock vs. John Cena was announced. The unification of the titles would surely be the single most important event of the evening.

Then again, I wouldn't put it past WWE to have a massive historic event such as this played down to further advertise this year's super-duper-mega-match of the century.

There is also the fact that in the past few years, WrestleMania has been built around three main events. Two of them for the World Championships and one is for whoever faces off against The Undertaker with his Streak on-the-line.

So far, it looks as if we may end up getting four with the addition of Rock vs. Cena on the card. But with last year's WrestleMania poorly timed and many matches rushed, would WWE risk having four major matches instead of three?

While it would be nice to witness CM Punk Vs. Chris Jericho, maybe it would be more interesting to watch CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. Along with Rock/Cena and Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho, this is a more than sell-able WrestleMania card.

I'll admit it is a long shot. But something just tells me there has to be why the promo made the distinction of having this Rumble as the first one to allow any WWE superstar in... unless it's just to let Michael Cole in. That would suck.