I cannot be clearer about my prediction: Chris Jericho is going to win and if he does not then his whole return will be a joke. If you have read my articles over the last month then you know I do not even support Jericho’s return, but he has to win after all of the promos and build up. Anything else would be a failure and even I recognize that.
Unfortunately the Rumble will be extremely predictable this year.
Another favorite to win is Randy Orton since it is being held in his home town but it would be a mistake to pick Orton due to this fact. Orton would make a great winner to challenge Daniel Bryan for the title at WrestleMania, but he cannot win because of the Jericho factor.
Randy Orton deserves the win more than anyone because of his selflessness over the last few months, but it is not going to happen.
I am rooting for Wade Barrett to win because I believe he is a main event star in the making, but it would not make sense for him to win considering Daniel Bryan is a heel. I do not see a heel vs. heel match being a good World Heavyweight Championship bout at WrestleMania. Of course Bryan could lose the title before that, but it’s not likely.
I have heard a lot of fans calling for Sheamus to win the Rumble as well. I like Sheamus but I do not see how he would supersede the above three names. Perhaps the “Celtic Warrior” will have a nice showing but I do not see a victory for the “Great White.”
Surprise Entrants: Christian, “Cowboy” Bob Orton
Most Eliminations: Randy Orton with 6
Longest Time in Rumble: Wade Barrett 36:58
Final Four: Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Wade Barrett, John Cena
Winner: Chris Jericho by eliminating Randy Orton
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