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WWE Royal Rumble 2013: 4 Match Predictions That You Can Take to the Bank

Alex MussoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2013

WWE Royal Rumble 2013: 4 Match Predictions That You Can Take to the Bank

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    WWE's first pay-per-view of 2013 is six days away, and it should be a great show.  So far, four matches have been set for the Royal Rumble.  

    Those matches include the actual Royal Rumble match, a WWE Tag Team Championship match, a World Heavyweight Championship match, and the headliner, the WWE Championship match.

    In the following slides, each match will be predicted, of course with complete accuracy.  Read on to know the future... 

Team Hell No (C) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars for the WWE Tag Team Championship

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    Daniel Brian and Kane have had a great run as WWE Tag Team Champions.  I expect that to end at Royal Rumble.  

    Team Rhodes Scholars is hot right now, and arguably the most entertaining tag team in WWE.  Team Hell No appears to have run its course, and it's time to see the belts on a new team.

    Plus, how can you bet against Cody's Mustache these days?  

    Prediction: Team Rhodes Scholars wins after Daniel Bryan and Kane can't get on the same page.

Alberto Del Rio (C) vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship

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    Alberto Del Rio unexpectedly won the World Heavyweight Championship 10 days ago on SmackDown. Now, he'll defend his title for the first time.  

    Big Show had a long run, and some great matches with Sheamus.  That said, Big Show will not be walking out with the championship belt, unless he steals it.  

    Don't forget Ricardo Rodriguez at ringside...

    Prediction: Alberto Del Rio retains after interference by Ricardo Rodriguez costs Big Show the match. 

The Royal Rumble Match

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    So far, the Royal Rumble match has nine entrants: everyone in 3MB, Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Randy Orton, and John Cena.  The 21 other entrants don't matter at this point, because the winner is already on this list.

    It's no secret that John Cena and the Rock will be at WrestleMania, and I predict that they will face each other for the WWE Championship. 

    In order for that to happen, The Rock will have to be WWE Champion by WrestleMania.   See the next slide for how that will happen.  John Cena, then, must be able to pick him as his opponent.

    Prediction: SuperCena wins the 2013 Royal Rumble by eliminating Dolph Ziggler as the last elimination, despite taking seven finishers by Ziggler and Big E Langston. 

CM Punk (C) vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship

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    This match is arguably the biggest in CM Punk's career.  His WWE Championship reign ranks fifth all-time for a single reign, and will stand at 434 days when "the Best in the World" squares off against "the Great One" this Sunday.  

    The Rock swore to God that he would beat CM Punk on last week's Raw.  God has made an appearance in WWE before, and, as Kayfabe News reports, God loves wrestling.  

    Responding to questions about his Backlash 2006 win over Vince and Shane McMahon, God was quoted as saying “I mean, just being booked in the main event was a blast in itself, but to actually beat Shane and Vince—I was, like, OMS—Oh My Self!”

    Will God run in and help The Rock defeat CM Punk?  Only time will tell.  Either way, the Rock walks out with the WWE Championship (and he won't have to steal the belt after losing).

    Prediction: The Rock defeats CM Punk for the WWE Championship, but, sadly, WWE couldn't come to terms with God for a one-night contract, and he doesn't appear.

So What Do You Think?

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    After seeing the previous sure-fire predictions, what do you think?

    Will Cody's Mustache be enough to propel Team Rhodes Scholars to victory?

    Will God hit CM Punk with a steel chair behind the referee's back?

    These great questions, and more, will be answered this Sunday.  Stay tuned. 

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