Battle royals are awesome. They're even better when you factor in a countdown, and the unexpected nature of the Royal Rumble.
Waiting to see who emerges from the dressing room when the clock strikes zero is just as cool as the action in the ring. We know 20 of the WWE Superstars who will appear, but the other 10 are a mystery.
Here are the 20 Superstars who are confirmed for the match:
- CM Punk
- Alberto Del Rio
- Big E Langston
- The Miz
- Xavier Woods
- Kofi Kingston
- Cody Rhodes
- Rey Mysterio
- Roman Reigns
- Seth Rollins
- Dean Ambrose
- Erick Rowan
- Luke Harper
- Damien Sandow
- Jimmy Uso
- Jey Uso
We know Punk will enter first, but none of the other participants have had their entry numbers revealed.
Despite the lack of concrete information, that hasn't stopped several Internet outlets from speculating about Superstars from the past, present and future who could appear in the match. Here are three Superstars who would make the match even better with their inclusion.
Perhaps the most talented man on the NXT roster is ready for the call-up. Bringing him up on one of the companies biggest platforms could give him a huge push.
Zayn's in-ring abilities and charisma will do the rest.
As long as the WWE doesn't mishandle his booking after the show—like it did with Bo Dallas—this could be the beginning of a great WWE run for Zayn.
It feels like Sheamus injured his shoulder in 1972. He's been out of action so long, he's faded from the memory of many of those in the WWE universe.
In actuality, he suffered the injury on Aug. 7, 2013. Let's face it, in the dramatic world of professional wrestling, that's like a year off.
Sheamus hasn't been given the attention many top Superstars get during their recovery. We have to remember, Sheamus is a former Rumble winner, King of the Ring, World Heavyweight champion, and WWE champion.
Basically, he used to be a pretty big deal.
Having him return during the Rumble could symbolize another strong run towards the top of the WWE food chain. He was tweeting during the pre-show, so this is probably just a pipe dream.
This is a long shot, but one that several people would love to see. Of all the well-known professional wrestlers in the last 30 years, Sting is the only one without a tour of duty in the WWE.
There is hope though.
Anthony DiMoro of SportsRant.com writes:
I have heard it from a good source that Sting and WWE have actually agreed to a deal, including a WWE Hall of Fame induction.
The Hall of Fame induction may not come in 2014, but possible 2015 as WWE may want to feature Sting and get the fanbase familiar with him on WWE Television over the next year so that his induction is even more special. I anticipate a career DVD will also be in the mix later this year as well as a heavy presence of Sting on WWE Network.
Could the WWE be looking to launch Sting's WWE tenure on Sunday?
As I said, it's a long shot, but one to look out for.
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