Less Likely Rumble Winners

It looks pretty obvious that Roman Reigns is going to win the Men’s Royal Rumble.  The women’s may be a little more open with Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler, or Ronda Rousey (?) seeming like realistic options.

Who would you actually like to see win the Rumble this year that makes sense but isn’t the obvious choice?  Personally, I think Ricochet or Kevin Owens would both be great choices – especially if they faced Brock, still allowing Fiend vs. Roman to happen.  For the women, maybe Sasha Banks as a logical way to get to the rumored Bayley vs. Sasha match.

Who winning would make it most worth your while when you sit down for a five hour PPV next Sunday?


I can't say that I have any particular emotional investment in anyone on the men's side.  The only person who I think was due to win for a while was Braun Strowman, but they've completely shit the bed with him at this point and it would be a waste.  Might as well be Roman, I guess.

For the women, if they're debuting Shayna on the main roster at the Rumble, then clearly she needs to bulldoze through the field after coming in at #20 or so and win the thing.  I'm just worried that Vince won't get her deal and won't like her look.  But the thing is also, people are saying "Oh, we need Becky v. Shayna at WM to pay off the Becky storyline", but we already had Becky v. Shayna v. Bayley at Survivor Series and it mostly sucked.  

So I dunno, I'm not seeing much out of this show.