Royal Rumble 2012: Brodus Clay and Superstars Who'll Be Eliminating Machines

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorJanuary 29, 2012

It seems as if every year, there is a wrestler or two who are eliminating machines destroying everyone in their path. This year, a wrestler like Brodus Clay will come into the rumble and toss multiple opponents over the top rope.


Brodus Clay

Clay has been on an impressive run since he came out with his new gimmick. The fans have seemed to buy into Clay as the dancing big man who destroys his competition.  

At this year’s Royal Rumble, Clay will enter the match early—at like eight or nine—and then clear the ring over almost every wrestler. While he has his all of his opponents incapacitated, he will break out his dancing moves to the delight of the crowd.  

I would say that the Funkasaurus eliminates between five to seven people at the Royal Rumble.



Sheamus is one of the bigger wrestlers on the WWE roster. At any point, the WWE can turn to Sheamus and push him to the top of the card, and the WWE Universe would believe that he could be the WWE or World Heavyweight champion.  

Sheamus will enter the rumble and be a force whenever he hits the ring. 

I would expect the Celtic Warrior to come into the match somewhere in the late teens, like at No. 17. Sheamus will come in and toss some of the smaller talent over the top rope, like Epico and Primo, Yoshi Tatsu and Heath Slater. 

Then, Sheamus will go on to eliminate some of the bigger superstars like Clay, or Mason Ryan. 


Randy Orton

Orton is coming off of an injury that almost knocked him completely out of the Royal Rumble. However, luckily for Orton and the WWE, Randy will be healthy enough to participate in the match.  

Orton will enter the Royal Rumble somewhere in the late 20s, like 25 or 27. This will enable Orton to come into the match and eliminate a group of wrestlers quickly, allowing him to look great while not having to do a lot of work.

I would expect Orton to be one of the final four wrestlers in the match, and he could be the last man standing at the end of the match.


These three wrestlers will be at the top of eliminations at the end of the night, with Orton being the one with the best chance at winning the match.