WWE Royal Rumble 2014: Undercard Feuds That Will Surprise Fans
With the Royal Rumble just around the corner, speculation is rife and talk is aplenty over just who will be the man that triumphs in the 30-man extravaganza.
However, it is often the case with the pay-per-view that some fantastic feuds will be overlooked in favor of the traditional Royal Rumble match.
The show is likely to deliver some superb feuds all across the card, with some hot rivalries developing in the company.
Lets take a look at some of the feuds on the undercard for the Royal Rumble that may well take us all by surprise.
AJ Lee vs. Natalya
AJ Lee is on an absolutely phenomenal run as Divas Champion right about now. She has defended the strap over a lengthy period of time—and is a highly credible champion.
It almost feels as if she has fought every single Diva on the roster during this reign as champion. So hang on, why would another feud with Natalya surprise fans?
Well, Natalya is just about the only Diva who can really hold her own with AJ Lee in the ring. She is technically good—as is AJ—and the two have had some interesting battles.
Whilst I wouldn't condone AJ Lee losing the belt at the Royal Rumble, another run with Natalya would make for good viewing in terms of the Divas division.
Big E Langston vs. Fandango
On Monday's edition of Raw, Big E Langston is booked to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Fandango.
Whatever the outcome of that match—although it would be hard to envisage Fandango winning the strap—it could be the start of a smart rivalry between the two.
Langston is on a huge roll at the minute, and having him work with Fandango will hopefully help to kick-start Fandango's career again—after it has gone a touch stale.
The two could quite easily drag a rivalry out that would last until the Royal Rumble—and they could summon up a decent string of matches, too.
The Brotherhood vs. the Real Americans
This one would surprise the fans for sure, but The Real Americans are in a good place to challenge for the tag titles right about now.
With The Brotherhood acting as the top dogs of the division for a good few months now, they are desperately in need of a rivalry that can bring the best out of them. They need a rivalry that will last for a prolonged period of time, as it seems as though the champions are switching between different teams on a regular basis.
Big Show and Rey Mysterio seemed to be in the running to challenge for the belts—but their absence from Raw last week could suggest that they may not be the challengers.
So why not Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger? The former generates great hype from the crowd when he uses his patented swing maneuver on opponents, and they do operate well as a team together.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
Wouldn't it be nice if the United States champion actually put his title on the line at a pay-per-view?
It is something that Dean Ambrose hasn't done for months—perhaps understandable, given just how prevalent The Shield is within the top storylines in the company.
Maybe creative are waiting for The Shield to implode before having Ambrose defend the strap against Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins.
However, it would certainly add a huge twist to the pay-per-view if Ambrose was required to defend the belt before the main event. If Dolph Ziggler was given the shot, it would add another exciting match to the card of the Royal Rumble.
The two could produce some great wrestling from one another throughout, and it would make for great viewing.