Royal Rumble Match 2011 (Courtesy of WWE.com)
GSM: My expectations for this match aren't that high since the build to this bout has been subpar and last year's Royal Rumble was vastly disappointing, but I have my fingers crossed that we're in for a treat.
Obviously, the most predictable pick would be John Cena, but I don't think even WWE would be stupid enough to go with the guy everyone expects to win.
I'm not too keen on Sheamus or Randy Orton winning either, but I've got my money on Ryback. He's been on fire since re-debuting last spring and is one of the most over guys in the company at the moment.
I predict for him to clear house in the Rumble, win it, and advance to WrestleMania 29 and win the World Heavyweight Championship. Aside from that, the rest of this Rumble looks to be extremely exciting.
SiD: The most unpredictable event of the year, the Royal Rumble, is surprisingly predictable this year. While many fans, such as I, desperately want John Cena to lose, but in the end, it's pretty obvious that the Cenation leader will be the last man standing, as he wins the Royal Rumble.
Ryback and Randy Orton have some legit claims to win the Rumble, but in the end, it has to be John Cena to win, and face either Punk or the Rock. While I'm terribly hoping it's Punk, because I do not want to see Cena/Rock again, it will most likely be the Most Electrifying Man in all of sports entertainment, because WWE wants the money.
Expect multiple legends to return and do their flashy offense, but expect John Cena to defeat everyone, and be the one standing tall, as the show fades to black. Ladies and gentlemen, John Cena will win the Royal Rumble.
Massey: Sheamus and Randy Orton will be the last two and if they aren’t it’s a travesty. It has certainly been hinted at over the past few weeks on both Raw and SmackDown, and I’d love to see it. It would make for an extremely exciting climax to what will be a hell of a Royal Rumble match.
Sheamus will ultimately take it in my opinion as it is looking like he will face Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 and it is Orton that will be turning heel.
If Sheamus wins, it will validate his rise to the top of the mountain and put him in the same leagues as huge stars from the past. Winning two Rumbles is no easy feat, but I think Sheamus is fully capable of doing so as people would accept it. The Celtic Warrior going for two is my prediction.
Scaccia: So many people could win the Rumble this year. Orton, Sheamus, Barrett and, yes, John Cena could all be victorious. Personally, since I have The Rock going over CM Punk, I have John Cena winning the rumble. Obvious yes, predictable yes. But it makes the most sense. I don`t like it, but I think that is what is going to happen.
Final Consensus: Cena-2, Sheamus-1, Ryback-1