WWE Preview…Demons and Monsters and Beasts, oh my!
The squared circle is certainly no stranger to the phrase “the irresistible force meeting the immovable object.” However, at the 2018 Royal Rumble, not one, not two, but three immoveable objects will be facing off when Brock Lesnar puts his Universal Championship on the line against Braun Strowman and Kane in a Triple Threat Match.
Though a knockdown drag-out showdown between Strowman and Kane on the Dec. 11 episode of Raw was meant to decide Lesnar’s pay-per-view opponent, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle should have known that the hard-hitting bout was destined to descend into all-out chaos. On the other hand, perhaps he did have such an instinct because, after the match ended without a winner, Angle can now offer the WWE Universe a colossal free-for-all pitting the three forces of nature against each other in one historic clash.
Certainly, Lesnar has earned every bit of his place of prominence by out battling some of the biggest names of WWE to stand alone at the top of the mountain. Enter Braun Strowman, an absolutely dominant Superstar who has left a path of destruction in arenas all over the world. Moreover, when he battled The Beast for the Universal Championship at WWE No Mercy, there was no fear in his eyes nor in his actions.
However, despite The Monster Among Men’s penchant for brutality, it would be a huge mistake to discount the 320-pound-plus demon in the room. After all, Kane is the most sinister Superstar in the fray and boasts an extensive history of in-ring destruction. Nothing is off limits for Kane when it comes to getting the best of his adversaries, and the ruthless Big Red Machine will certainly be at his most sadistic while battling for the Universal Title.
The stage is now set for the three dominant monsters, but will The Devil’s Favorite Demon or The Monster Among Men have what it takes to dethrone Lesnar? Or will The Conqueror vanquish his monstrous adversaries to Suplex City?
Prediction: Brock Lesnar to retain
With more and more rumours about Brock losing the title at WrestleMania, he isn’t about to have it taken off him at the Rumble – expect the champion to retain as the Road to WrestleMania gets underway.