The Royal Rumble is apon us, as the next pay per view on the 29th January and has been described as the fastest sixty minutes in wrestling history, not to mention that is also one of the “Big Four” in the WWE calendar not to mention one of my personal favourite pay per views of the year.
But out of the many competitors to enter the squared circle, we here at Wrestling.MajorMadness.co.uk thought since the show is here once more, we would bring you our top five on who we need to see win the Royal Rumble.
Paul Donald Wight Jr. (born February 8, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name (The) Big Show. He is signed to WWE, where he has performed since 1999. He began his career in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was known by the ring name The Giant, which remains a nickname in WWE.
Wight has been a world heavyweight champion seven times and is the only person to have held the ECW, WWE (both) and WCW world heavyweight championships. Wight has also found success in the tag team division, having been an 11-time world tag team champion, holding the WWF/World, WWE and WCW World Tag Team Championships multiple times with various partners. Having also been Intercontinental, United States and Hardcore Champion, Big Show is the 24th Triple Crown and 13th Grand Slam winner in WWE history. Between WWE and WCW, Wight has held 23 total championships. He has also won WCW’s 1996 World War 3 60-man battle royal and the 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31. Wight has headlined many pay-per-view shows for WCW and the WWF/E since 1995, including the 2000 edition of WWE’s premier annual event, WrestleMania.
Twice he has been the final man eliminated in the annual Royal Rumble match, the first by the Rock in 2000, where he went on to prove he should have won the event as the Rock’s feet hit the floor first, this led him to main event that year’s WrestleMania along with the Rock, Triple H & Mick Foley for the (then) World Wrestling Federation Championship.
The second Rumble match, he was eliminated by Chris Benoit which may have led to a brilliant Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Triple H main event at WrestleMania 20 but it would see the Big Show defending his United States Championship and losing that championship to the challenge of John Cena
The man has won every championship he can but the big event at the start of the year has alluded the big man and it is high time that he was given another run with the gold
Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler and actor. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992. He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the monstrous and/or demonic younger brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.
Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company’s Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship in his first pay-per-view (PPV) main event at King of the Ring 1998. He has continued to compete in world championship PPV matches through the mid-2010s.
Kane has won 18 total championships during his WWF/E career, including being a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship, and World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWF/E (World) Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship, and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion and a 2010 Money in the Bank winner. Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has called Kane “the best in the world”.
In his 18 appearances in the Royal Rumble he has only been the last eliminated once in 2001 by Stone Cold Steve Austin but would go on to win the Hardcore Championship at WrestleMania 17, taking on the Big Show and Raven in a triple threat match.
He was the man who would hold the record for most eliminations in a single Rumble match before it was broken and currently is holding top spot in overall eliminations with 44. And after 18 appearances its time he was given the win and a run with the gold.
Rami Sebei (born July 12, 1984) is a Syrian Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Sami Zayn, on the Raw brand. He is a former NXT Champion. Prior to signing with WWE, Sebei wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name El Generico, using the character of a luchador from Mexico with a catchphrase of “Olé!”. Generico wrestled while masked from his debut in 2002 until 2013. Upon signing with WWE, Sebei began wrestling without a mask.
Generico achieved much success in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) as a two-time PWG World Champion and five-time World Tag Team Champion. He is the only person to have won both of PWG’s annual tournaments, the Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament in 2010 and the Battle of Los Angeles in 2011. Generico has also held the ROH World Television Championship and World Tag Team Championship with Kevin Steen, with whom he later earned the 2010 “Feud of the Year” award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Having wrestled internationally, Generico won the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship in Germany and DDT Pro-Wrestling’s KO-D Openweight Championship in Japan.
He is without doubt a fan favourite, can you imagine the eruption in any area that you would get if he won the Rumble match, to headline WrestleMania, I don’t care if he went for the Universal championship or the WWE World Heavyweight championship, that man in the main event would bring the crowds in.
Nicholas Theodore “Nick” Nemeth (born July 27, 1980), best known by the ring name Dolph Ziggler, is an American professional wrestler, actor, and occasional stand-up comedian. He is signed to WWE on the SmackDown brand.
Nemeth signed a development contract with WWE in 2004, and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He was brought up to the Raw brand in 2005 as Kerwin White’s sidekick. He was, however, sent back to OVW shortly afterwards, where he joined The Spirit Squad as Nicky. They debuted on Raw in January 2006, and won the World Tag Team Championship once before returning to OVW that November. In September 2007, Nemeth was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice, with Brad Allen and later Gavin Spears.
Nemeth returned to the WWE main roster under his current ring name in September 2008. Since then, Ziggler has held WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship twice, the Intercontinental Championship five times, the United States Championship once, and was the 2012 Money in the Bank winner. He has also been the sole survivor of two Survivor Series elimination matches at the 2012 and 2014 events.
I think that him winning the Royal Rumble and another push with the gold would cement what is already an incredible career, it is high time they got him another shot at the top spot, I think he would have great matches with the likes of A.J Styles, Dean Ambrose and the man’s a fan favourite, you just can’t go wrong
Yep, that’s right, we need a female winner of the Royal Rumble, the ladies have participated before, China, Kharma and Beth Phoenix all have taken a spot in the fastest sixty minutes of the WWE’s year.
Imagine the history that would be made if a female competitor got the shot to headline WrestleMania, imagine the history made if the main event at WrestleMania wasn’t for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship or the Universal Championship but the WWE Women’s Championship instead.
Woman have proven in the past they can mix it up with their male counterparts and even hold the mainstream championships and the WWE are finally getting the Women’s division where it’s needed to be for a long time now.
not only are they finally be given the chance to close out and main event episodes such as Monday Night Raw but also finally took centre stage, headlining the main event at pay per views such as Hell in a Cell.
Can you imagine the spot light getting any bigger or brighter then on the grandest stage of all, headlining the main event of their biggest pay per view of WrestleMania, now that would be a sight to see.