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WWE: Making a Case for Potential Royal Rumble Winners

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IJanuary 14, 2009

THE ROYAL RUMBLE IS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PICKS THAT PEOPLE ARE MAKING TO WIN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. HERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE A GOOD CHANCE TO WIN, ALONG WITH THE REASONS WHY THEY SHOULD WIN IT.

  1. TRIPLE H: HE WAS THE LAST ONE ELIMINATED. FOR SOMEONE THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE BACK FOR ANOTHER SEVEN MONTHS, TRIPLE H IS WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IN HIS RECOVERY FROM INJURY, AND LIKE LAST YEAR, WILL BE THE FAVORITE THIS YEAR, WITH THE MONUMENT GOING INTO THE RUMBLE.
  2. RANDY ORTON: HE HAS TWO PEOPLE IN THE RUMBLE THAT HAVE HIS BACK, OR DOES HE? CODY SEEMS LIKE HE DOES, BUT SOMETHING TELLS ME THAT DIBIASE HAS A MIND OF HIS OWN. THEN AGAIN, ORTON ISN'T CALLED THE LEGEND KILLER FOR NOTHING.
  3. UNDERTAKER: HE WON TWO YEARS AGO AND LOOKS TO BE IN GOOD POSITION TO WIN IT, BUT I DON'T SEE A TITLE MATCH FOR TAKER AT WRESTLEMANIA 25. HE WILL BE IN THERE AT THE END, THOUGH, AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN.
  4. SHAWN MICHAELS: HE HAS BEEN ON A ROLL, BEATING ORTON-JERICHO TWO WEEKS AGO AND CENA THIS WEEK. CAN THAT BE A LITTLE GLIMPSE OF WHAT WE'LL SEE FROM THE SHOW-STOPPER AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE? I THINK SO.
  5. MVP: HE HAS BEEN ON A LOSING STREAK, AND I THINK IT'S TIME TO GET THAT MUCH NEEDED WIN. PLUS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE WWE.
  6. MR. KENNEDY: AS MVP IS "GETTING MONEY" FROM HIM, I THINK HE CAN BE A QUIET FAVORITE THIS YEAR. HE COULD MAKE HIS RETURN AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE.
  7. TED DIBIASE, JR.: HE HAS THE TOOLS TO BE A CHAMPION, AND THE RUMBLE IS THE FIRST STEP TO BEING IT, BUT ORTON WILL STOP THAT FIRST.
  8. REY MYSTERIO: HE COULD WIN IF HE COMES IN LATE, BUT I THINK GOING BACK TO SMACKDOWN WOULD BE GOOD FOR HIM BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING OPEN FOR HIM IN RAW. HOWEVER, WINNING THE RUMBLE WOULD PUT HIM ON TOP OF THE LIST.

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