The Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge: The Results

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The Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge: The Results

The results are in. The 2013 Royal Rumble has officially come to pass, and we now know that it will be (surprise, surprise) John Cena heading to the MetLife Stadium to headline WrestleMania 29.

As per Rumble tradition, last Sunday saw shocks, returns and also its fair share of predictable outcomes.

But how did YOU do with your predictions for the event?

Well, 150 of you entered the Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge, and after analysing the data, and collecting all of the results, we finally have our league table to see who came out on top in predictions for the big event.

Let me just say a huge thank you to all that took part in this challenge, and I do hope you will all join me in The Elimination Chamber Prediction Challenge which will be published within the next few days on B/R.

So, without further ado, here are the final standings for the Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge 2013.

 

1st - Dom Martin (101 Points) 

Congratulations, Dom! Managing to successfully pick eight of the Rumble participants, including the winner (Cena), three of the final four (Cena, Ziggler, Sheamus) and the final entrant (Ryback), proved enough to ensure a concise victory of four points.


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2nd - Kelvin Ash (97 Points)

Kelvin finished second with an extremely impressive 97 points. Again predicting three of the final four participants, and Ryback as the final entrant, in the end it was only Dom's prediction of Cena entering the match at No. 19 which cost Kelvin the honour of topping the table.

As with nine of the top 10, Kelvin correctly selected John Cena as the winner of the Rumble match.

 

3rd - Dr. Hackenbush (96 Points)

Similar to Dom and Kelvin, Dr. Hackenbush correctly selected Cena, Sheamus and Ziggler as final four superstars, and Ryback as No. 30. In the end it came down purely to the number of eliminations of each superstar to decide second and third, though, with Dr. Hackenbush's selections managing one less than Kelvin's.

 

T4th - John Stocco and Mark Holmes (92 Points)

6th - Kyle Gregson (89 Points)

7th - Dillon Borchard (88 Points)

T8th - Jordan Turner and Sayan Cena (87 Points)

10th - Trey Lee (85 Points)

 

A full list of the final position of all entrants is available below. Since I've highlighted the top three, though, it's only fair that I also shed some light on the bottom three from the 2013 Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge

 

 150th - C**t Rubber (10 Points)

A lack of appearance from Eugene, The Repo Man and Chris Benoit cost this entry dearly. Only Cena, Jinder Mahal and Brodus Clay saved this entry from zero points.


149th - Josh Fry (14 Points)

Josh had two entries in the Prediction Challenge. His second attempt, however, didn't seem too farfetched. The fact that The Shield, Undertaker and Triple H meant that this entry was doomed before the match had even begun.


148th - Puppies (15 Points)

Much to my chagrin, the entrant named after my favourite Jerry Lawler catchphrase was not as successful at predicting the Rumble match as I had originally hoped. With Kermit the Frog, Vickie Guerrero and George "The Animal" Steele as part of his selections, this again, was an entry with no real hope.

 

The Final League Table for the 2013 Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge

1st

Dom Martin

 

101

2nd

Kelvin Ash

 

97

3rd

Dr. Hackenbush

 

96

T4th

John Stocco

 

92

T4th

Mark Holmes

 

92

6th

Kyle Gregson

 

89

7th

Dillon Borchard

 

88

T8th

Jordan Turner

 

87

T8th

Sayan Cena

 

87

10th

Trey Lee

 

85

11th

Zachary Wake

 

84

12th

Justin Williams

 

83

13th

Jerrick Braxton

 

82

14th

Joe Cianciolo

 

81

T15th

Jamie Nash

 

80

T15th

Mohammed Ali

 

80

17th

Mike Mulholland

 

79

T18th

Edwin Krapf

 

76

T18th

Mohsen Als-Leo

 

76

20th

Jay Nyuzo

 

75

21st

Mike Scott

 

74

T22nd 

HEEL 2.0

 

73

T22nd

Trez Wiles

 

73

T22nd

Brandon Galanti

 

73

T22nd

Caleb Helmen

 

73

26th

Austin Edwards

 

72

T27th

Billy Prickett

 

71

T27th

Shean Bradley

 

71

T29th

Thomas Schneider

 

69

T29th

Marcus Whipple (2)

 

69

T29th

Rude Boy

 

69

T32nd

Lekshmi Punk

 

67

T32nd

Lewis Miller

 

67

T32nd

Tim Jackmon

 

67

T32nd

Brendan Ross

 

67

36th

Rich Isler

 

66

T37th

Alex Gutteridge

 

65

T37th

Team Drink It

 

65

T37th

Kyle Dudley

 

65

T40th

Travis Taylor

 

64

T40th

Hosea Williams jr.

 

64

T42nd

Rocky Vang

 

63

T42nd

Jeff Hardy

 

63

T44th

Osiris Jackson

 

62

T44th

Brandon

 

62

46th

Luke Brennan (2)

 

61

T47th

Raghu Subramanian (1)

 

60

T47th

Raghu Subramanian (2)

 

60

T49th

Luke Brennan (1)

 

59

T49th

Beckas Pinho

 

59

T51st

Bradd Pitt

 

58

T51st

Great Sasuke

 

58

T51st

Vincent Baldiconza

 

58

T54th

Raymond Li

 

57

T54th

Scott Waters

 

57

T54th

Marcus Whipple (1)

 

57

T57th

Bailey Reynolds

 

56

T57th

K M

 

56

T57th

Money Man

 

56

60th

Marcus Miller

 

55

T61st

Dave Harlan Jnr.

 

54

T61st

Hunico For WWE Champ

 

54

T61st

James Fink-Jensen

 

54

T64th

Richard Christon

 

53

T64th

Connor Walsh

 

53

T64th

Jack McKenzie

 

53

T67th

Sam Cook

 

52

T67th

The Logician

 

52

T67th

John Morrison

 

52

T70th

Andreas Boldsen

 

51

T70th

Omar S

 

51

T70th

Joshua Heath

 

51

T70th

Lee Woolsey

 

51

T70th

Ross Jarrar

 

51

T70th

Ryan Cox

 

51

T70th

Zak Mitchell

 

51

T77th

Joe Schmoe

 

50

T77th

Austin Hanover

 

50

T77th

Inner City Sweathog

 

50

T77th

Alan Carrillo

 

50

T81st

Abiyyah Razaan

 

49

T81st

Jake Weisslender

 

49

T81st

Matt Moore

 

49

T81st

Michal Zawistowski

 

49

T81st

Jamie Hartle

 

49

T86th

Charles Neil

 

48

T86th

Dr. Phil

 

48

T86th

Jacob Infante

 

48

T89th

Joma Cooper

 

47

T89th

Jordan Summers

 

47

T91st

Bring Back The Attitude

 

46

T91st

Devin Allen

 

46

T91st

Devin Johnson

 

46

T91st

Joe Horrell

 

46

T91st

Pankaz Singh Tanwar

 

46

T96th

Jackson Hoy

 

45

T96th

Macho Man Randy Savage

 

45

T96th

Dominik Krzyzanski

 

45

T96th

Ryan Gardner

 

45

T100th

Caetano Ceccon

 

44

T100th

Cody P

 

44

T100th

Jackson Sharp

 

44

T100th

Jadon Eugene

 

44

T100th

Braden Moles

 

44

T105th

Frank Peavey

 

43

T105th

Andy Kelly

 

43

T105th

Alberto Buckley

 

43

T105th

Sean Patrick

 

43

T105th

Teddy Jordan

 

43

T110th

H-Man Wells

 

42

T110th

Bryn Lowe

 

42

T112th

Victor Roque (2)

 

41

T112th

Jack Horton

 

41

T112th

Ian Kozlov

 

41

T112th

Jadon Rutman

 

41

T112th

Paul Jang

 

41

T112th

Stax Dunphy

 

41

T118th

Keith Greene

 

40

T118th

James Styles

 

40

120th

Alec Ventura

 

39

T121st

Ryoga Toran

 

38

T121st

Andrew Conklin

 

38

T121st

John O'Donovan

 

38

T121st

Brandon Lynd

 

38

T125th

Joe Houghton

 

37

T125th

Tyler Tripoli

 

37

T127th

Matt Snyder

 

36

T127th

Olli Seppala

 

36

T129th

Evan Behr

 

35

T129th

Michael Buitrago

 

35

T131st

David Woodley

 

34

T131st

Michael Richardson

 

34

T131st

Valentin Abt

 

34

134th

Storm Surge

 

33

T135th

Teddy Morrison

 

32

T135th

Tim Sillery

 

32

137th

Matthew Chippendale

 

31

138th

Blake DeLaGarza

 

30

139th

Charlie Bassett

 

29

140th

Mido HHH

 

28

T141st

Adam Sheperdson

 

27

T141st

Chip Turner

 

27

T143rd

Michael Logan

 

25

T143rd

Keiran Morley

 

25

145th

Josh Fry (1)

 

23

146th

Shaun Girling

 

22

147th

Victor Roque (1)

 

21

148th

Puppies

 

15

149th

Josh Fry (2)

 

14

150th

Clit Rubber

 

10

 

While I appreciate that this challenge was released extremely early, I am very glad for all of the comments, support and positive feedback received for this competition.

Undoubtedly, storyline developments recently (ADR winning the WHC) may have had some effect on predictions made, but despite this we still had some astoundingly accurate, educated guesses when it came to the Royal Rumble match.

While I will not be publishing individual entries in this article, the following is a selection of superstars who would have yielded the most points if selected for the Royal Rumble Prediction Challenge:

Winner—John Cena (19), 42 Points

Final Four—Ryback (30), 22 Points; Sheamus (11), 22 Points; Dolph Ziggler (One), 20 Points

No. 1—Dolph Ziggler (as above)

No. 2—Chris Jericho (10 Points, 13 if selected as Alumnus)

Alumnus—Goldust (Eight)/The Godfather (17), 10 Points

Raw—Kane (24), Nine Points

SmackDown—Cody Rhodes (Three), 11 Points

No. 30—Ryback (as above)

Now, please bear in mind with the above entries that I have listed the perfect entry in order to maximise the most possible points available (this has meant selecting Kane and Rhodes, instead of doubling up with the actual MVP for Raw—obviously John Cena).

This particular entry (provided that the corresponding entry numbers selected were correct) would yield 146 points. With that in mind, this makes Dom's winning entry of 101 points that much more impressive.

I do hope that everyone enjoyed the challenge, and I will be running a similar competition for the Elimination Chamber in February. If you do choose to take part, then scores will be carried over cumulatively, in addition to a brand new league table for WWE's next pay-per-view.

If you do have any suggestions for future challenges, please feel free to leave any thoughts, comments or feedback below.

Once again, thanks for reading and taking part!

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