The greatest matches to maintain an eye on are plainly the Rumble match by itself, as properly as the WWE championship match in between CM Punk and The Rock. The activities of people certain bouts are planning to inform us a good deal about what we can count on to see in East Rutherford, N.J. on April seven.
Naturally there is a lot that can occur amongst the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania—they're far more than two months apart and have Elimination Chamber sandwiched in among them. Even so, the WrestleMania plans are presently in movement now with the Rumble nonetheless a month in the long term.
Seeking back at final year's Royal Rumble, it was relatively obvious what WrestleMania was heading to appear like. John Cena vs. The Rock was previously set, but CM Punk retained his title and eventually faced Chris Jericho, even though Sheamus won the Rumble match and challenged Daniel Bryan for the Globe heavyweight championship.
Factors are not really as apparent this calendar year thanks to wild cards like The Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H and Brock Lesnar, but we ought to be capable to get one thing from the 2013 Rumble. The winner of the WWE championship match will enable a significant chip to fall. If Punk wins, the opportunities are unlimited. If The Rock wins, however, it almost certainly guarantees that he'll experience Punk, John Cena or some combination at WrestleMania.
The most probably state of affairs at this level is The Rock beating Punk and Cena successful the Rumble. That would seemingly set up Rock vs. Cena II, with the title on the line this time close to. Nonetheless, the better route would be to have Punk get back the title at Elimination Chamber and established up a Triple Threat match pitting Rock, Cena and Punk against every other in the principal function.
If somebody other than Cena wins the Rumble, though, it will be very tough to predict what may possibly happen. Apart from Cena, the Rumble favourite is most likely Ryback. If he arrives out on leading, it really is a virtual promise that he'll go immediately after the Entire world heavyweight championship. A single of Rock, Punk or Cena will be WWE winner heading into 'Mania, and Ryback won't be going through any of them.
The World title scene is muddled, so there is lots that can occur among the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. Massive Present could probably hold the title during, but the Elimination Chamber match at the occasion of the very same identify could modify everything with credible contenders like Sheamus, Randy Orton, The Miz and other folks perhaps included.
Also, the Money in the Lender deal is in engage in throughout the highway to WrestleMania for the initial time and it could very easily shake factors up. You by no means know when Dolph Ziggler may possibly income in. He's a menace to do it on every episode of Uncooked and SmackDown and on every single pay out-per-watch with WrestleMania integrated.
If an individual other than Cena wins the Rumble, we'll nearly definitely know the challenger for the Globe heavyweight championship, but the true winner would even now be anyone's guess. Also, inside the Rumble match by itself, there is typically a rivalry or two that commences and qualified prospects up to a 'Mania match.
Those are unattainable to forecast, but there are definitely some alternatives. I could see Lesnar coming into the Rumble and maybe tussling with Ryback. They could remove each other and that would instantly start a feud that would culminate in a WrestleMania showdown.
Another point that I would take pleasure in observing is Chris Jericho becoming a shock entrant. There has been some chatter that he would like to return for a WrestleMania program and it could be started at the Royal Rumble. The ideal prospect for his opponent would be the guy who compelled him to depart the WWE in a storyline feeling. That, of system, is Ziggler.
They presently faced every single other at SummerSlam, but I would love to see Jericho arrive back again for revenge, only for Ziggler to go in excess of at 'Mania and cash in properly on the identical night. That would create Ziggler as a reputable star and Jericho would get to put in excess of a rising star, which is possibly what he needs to do.
The Royal Rumble is an thrilling celebration each and every yr, but the 2013 edition looks even more specific than typical. The time in between the Rumble and WrestleMania is vitally crucial, but we'll possibly have a pretty excellent concept of what we'll see at WrestleMania when Jan. 27 comes and goes.