Royal Rumble 2012 Matches: Kane and Superstars Desperate for Victory

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2017

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Big Red Monster Kane during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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As the WWE heads into their biggest stretch of pay-per-views, wrestlers are desperate to gain a huge victory. It is why Kane and these other wrestlers will do whatever it takes to score a win, so that they head into WrestleMania on the top of their game and with positive momentum behind them.



Kane’s match against John Cena will be his first return to in-ring action at a pay-per-view in quite some time. However, going up against someone as dominant as Cena is never easy.  

But, if you watched the end of RAW you noticed that Kane has finally gotten under the skin of Cena. By destroying Cena’s friend, Zack Ryder, it seems as if Kane will have Cena not completely focused on their match. 

Here, Kane should be able to force Cena into making crucial mistakes that will help Kane score an impressive victory.  

A win at the Royal Rumble for Kane will carry him into a huge match at WrestleMania 28. 


Daniel Bryan 

Daniel Bryan has to come away with a victory at the Royal Rumble. His title run is still in its infancy stage and a win at the Rumble will go a long way in cementing Bryan as a legit champion. 

If you have noticed on SmackDown recently, they have teased Bryan going from fan favorite to heel. This recent streak of “win by any means necessary” for Bryan will go a long way in his World Heavyweight Championship match against Mark Henry and Big Show at the Royal Rumble. 

With Bryan stealing a victory at the Rumble, it not only will help in keeping his development as the top heel wrestler on SmackDown, but showing that Bryan has it in him to find ways to keep his title. 


Dolph Ziggler 

Dolph is a newcomer to the main-event scene, and the WWE Title scene. However, in his program with WWE Champion CM Punk, he has proven that he can hang with the best wrestler in the WWE, Punk. 

If, and this is a big "if," Ziggler can pull off the upset victory at the Rumble, it will prove that the WWE believes in Ziggler to be the main guy in the company. 

However, even in defeat, if Ziggler goes out and has a great match on Sunday night, it will go a long way in keeping Ziggler at the top of the card post-WrestleMania. 


The Royal Rumble can help these three wrestlers spot on the WrestleMania card. With a win, they almost guarantee a spot on the biggest card of the year.