Orton is basically bulletproof by this point, Roode needs to make changes to his character, and Mahal is an extremely boring and bland performer, so that leaves Rusev as the best possible choice to crown champ. However, turning "on paper greatness" into "on screen greatness" (not to mention "live and in person greatness) is another matter entirely. That would be a 5% increase over last year's paid subscriber number, enough for WWE to tout that they've reached a milestone of 2 million total subscribers for the first time in the service's history".
Ahem, anyway. I've also got a feeling that AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, making this one of the rare few occurences of a Royal Rumble victor not triumphing against the title holder.
It seems that Strowman will remain tight lipped about the whole thing too.
It's not 2015 anymore. He makes his way onto every big PPV, having competed at all of WWE's "Big Four" pay-per-views in the previous year. Instead, he's leaving us wanting more like the legend that he is.
Analysis: There is a lot going on in this match.
You're not wrong to say Rousey has already made an impact. Now Brock is different, because he was a WWE star before he became a UFC Champion. On the other hand, Ronda Rousey is greener than asparagus-flavored urine...and fans know this.
However, WrestleMania itself does have several interesting records and statistics that any fan should know.
The WWE's largest show of the year, WrestleMania, airs this coming Monday Australian time.
Kurt Angle is my number one favorite of all time, full stop and bar none.
When this match was announced, I expected there to be plenty of old faces turning up to put on a little show at WrestleMania. That leaves Balor as the obvious choice for the victor here, and a strong run with the Inter belt will do him the world of good.
It's not 2008 anymore. WWE is even promoting it as a dream match.
Yes. Yes. Yes (using Daniel Bryan voice). In fact, it might be the biggest contract signing in the history of pro wrestling. She is one of the most famous female athletes in the world today, and thus the pressure on her to succeed in the squared circle is paramount.
But the Wrestling Observer claim: "Cena vs Undertaker has been planned for WrestleMania for months, and Undertaker has been training for the match". He should not be defined by flatback dropkicks and suicide dives and toprope headbutts.
We are going to see The Undertaker, right? The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment.
I can't do seven hours of anything. "Don't tempt me with a good time!" Let's take a look at each of the night's matches, and find out.
And a Rock cameo or two somewhere in between.
You talk about gettin' a shot in the arm.
If this match happened a decade ago, there's no doubt that The Undertaker vs. John Cena would top the list. Start with these five indie shows that everyone will be talking about this weekend. You can view parts of that construction from this WrestleMania week below.