Ruthless Roundtable: WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions

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Ruthless Roundtable: WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions

“It’s time, once again, for everybody to come aboard” The Ruthless Roundtable…

Borrowing just a little bit from The Godfather, we all know how that quote is supposed to end…and if you don’t, you didn’t live through the Attitude Era…

Tonight is the 2012 Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View, with out a doubt my favorite PPV of the year. But I’m going to happily miss this years viewings because we were out last night celebrating my 30th birthday. So, while the actual event is going on, I might just be asleep.

I got myself up out of a nap just to finish this thing up. And I have to be honest with you, my explanations might not be that thorough. But not to worry, there are plenty of others on the list that either explained their thoughts or like me, just kind of answered the question.

WWE Royal Rumble 2012 card (as of today), matches are subjected to be added:

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII
Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry.

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee. Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside.

John Cena vs. Kane Singles match

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Anyway, here we go!

Cos

Cos’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions:

Again, this is the short version:

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII
Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry.

2012 Royal Rumble winner: Chris Jericho

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee. VickieGuerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside.

Winner and Still WWE Champion: CM Punk
John Cena vs. Kane Singles match

Winner: Kane

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Winner and Still World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan

 

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Mother Brain’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions
By Mother Brain

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship

I see Bryan skating by on this one. He’s got the size advantage against the much larger Henry and Big Show. Plus there’s a tremendous amount of drama with Bryan’s slow heel turn which has made his World Heavyweight Title run more interesting. Expect him to go over against these giants and carry the title into Elimination Chamber.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

John Cena vs. Kane

Many of us still want the Cena heel turn to happen. But all I’m seeing is a wuss company man finally growing some balls and embracing “the hate”. With a lack of momentum and a series of losses in the past few PPV’s, Cena has to go over and get his revenge against Kane.

Winner: John Cena

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee (Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside)

The real story of this match is whether or not Johnny Ace will screw Punk in the match. I get the feeling there will be a ton of moments where he’ll tease it. But he’ll ultimately have to make the right call so he can save his job. No Y2J or Triple H run ins. Punk wins clean over Ziggler.

Winner: CM Punk

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII (Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry)

Only 3 possibilities I can see winning the Rumble this year: Y2J, Randy Orton, or Triple H. Jericho has not ever won a Rumble match and many signs point to a serious feud with CM Punk very soon. Orton has the St. Louis hometown advantage and the fact that a babyface is due to win this year. Triple H is my wildcard pick because he’s rumored to face Punk instead of Undertaker at Wrestlemania. For now, I place my bets on Jericho.

Winner: Chris Jericho

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Ato’s Royal Rumble Predictions:

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII
Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry.

Winner: Y2J Chris Jericho

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee. Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside.

Winner: CM Punk
John Cena vs. Kane Singles match

Winner: Kane

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Winner: CM Punk

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Chosen 1’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions:

Let me start off by saying I was planning on buying this Rumble anyway but Jericho just sealed the deal. Kudos to the WWE this move has created such a unknown that anybody who was on the fence of buying this pay-per-view are dropping the 45 bucks to see exactly what he is going to do. We can only hope that the @WWEUNIVERSE doesn’t get screwed. On to the predictions:
CM Punk (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler (John Laurinitis special guest referee) – Dolph is on a serious roll and up until Monday night with the FAX about Laurinitis not being able to screw Punk I thought Dolph would take the belt from Punk. With the curveball thrown at us on Monday I am dropping an audible Punk wins. This match will have an early lead on match of the year candidate but Laurinitis will most likely reverse screw job and some how hinder Ziggler and help Punk to try and maintain his job.
Winner Punk via GTS time of match 15 mins.
Daniel Bryan (C) vs Big Show vs. Mark Henry (Steel Cage Match)-I am not really into this match at all. Daniel Bryan is losing a lot of his crowd following and his heel turn is completed in this match. Mark Henry is still hurting I don’t see him doing much during the match. Look for most of the action to happen between Bryan and Big Show. Big Show will take out Henry and Bryan will escape the cage after some sort of cheap shot on Show.
Winner Daniel Bryan via escaping the cage time of match 9 mins
Cena vs. Kane (Embrace the Hate) -The month long build up to this match has had a lot of ups and downs. Who better to heel turn Cena than Kane. I liked the premise of how they were having Cena “embrace the hate” unfortunately he is still Super Cena. I think the heel turn is a little too soon. Knowing that Rock will garner most of the cheers at Wrestle Mania 28 I think they should have waited til next month to begin his heel turn. It gives him less time to mess it up. This match is just going to be a fight. Look for some sort of scenario created by Kane during the match to put Cena in some sort of moral battle with himself and Cena choose the “darkside”. Match will end in no-contest.
Winner No-Contest via double DQ time of match 12 mins.
Main Event 30 Man Royal Rumble Match (winner receives title shot at Wrestle Mania 28– This is honestly my favorite match of the year. It is always fun to see some surprise entrants. Even though you know there are the throw away entrants ie. Santino or Jinder Mahal, it creates that atmosphere that you just dont know what is going to happen. I think that this is going to be one of the best Rumble matches of all time. Look for some surprise entrants (Brock Lesner (return from MMA), Christian (return from injury), Goldust (set up a retirement vs. title match with brother Cody) I dont see any of those surprises winning but should garner some pops and help set up feuds for them. The final four I have are Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Y2J, and Randy Orton.
Y2J with the help of Stephanie eliminates Barrett and wins the Rumble and sets up PUNK vs Jericho at the grand daddy of them all
Wrestle Mania 28…
Most eliminations- Barrett
Longest survivor- Miz
Shortest survivor -Jinder Mahal

Biggest Surprise entrant – Rey Mysterio (return from injury)

 

JJJ’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions:

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII
Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry.

Winner: Wade Barrett

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee. Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside.

Winner: CM Punk

John Cena vs. Kane Singles match

Winner: Kane

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Winner: Daniel Bryan

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Justice’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions:

Triple threat world title match: Winner: Daniel Bryan- I have a feeling Bryan doesn’t go to Wrestlemania as champion but I don’t see him losing here. I think he’ll lose at Elimination Chamber to either Barrett or Orton

John Cena vs. Kane: Kane will look so weak losing to Cena here so thats Why I see Cena winning. Eventually we all want to see Cena turn heel and while this may be a catalyst to a turn,don’t expect to see it yet.

Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk: Even with Laurinitis trying to screw him, CM Punk wins and rides a wave of momentum all the way to Wrestlemania. I expect this to be a great match-of-the-year candidate.

Royal Rumble match: I see Orton being one of the last 2 competitors but I don’t see him winning. There’s the new “everyone is eligible” rule so I see some sort of swerve going on but I predict Jericho

 

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Smark Central’s Royal Rumble 2012 Predictions

30-Man Royal Rumble Match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXVIII
Note: The Miz (due to losing a match to R-Truth) will be the #1 entry.
What I want to see: I think it’d be interesting to see one of the title holders or challengers (not henry or show) to win this thing. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. I mean that “everyone is eligible to enter” stipulation is there for a reason so while it may not be a lock, its certainly something to keep in mind.
What will happen: Usually the logical choice usually takes it. If you look back over the years the winner is obvious. With that said, I’d look for Jericho, Barrett, or Orton to take it.

CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler Singles match for the WWE Championship with John Laurinaitis as special guest referee. Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger are banned from ringside.
What I want to see: This is a tough one. I mean you literally have the two BEST wrestlers in the business today vying for the title (what a concept). I want Punk to win only because if Ziggler wins, his reign will not last. Punk would without a doubt, win it back before mania. Dolph deserved better than a 1 month chump change reign.
What will happen: Punk wins

John Cena vs. Kane Singles match
What I want to see: This feud has been good, but it’s borderlined on cheesy at times (as all Cena and Kane storylines tend to do). However, the intrigue has been there despite most people with a brain knowing that Cena will never turn heel (psst…constipation faces into the camera don’t count). I don’t care who wins. I just don’t want Kane to miss the Rumble because of Cena and his phony anger routine.
What we will see: Cena wins, Kane jobs (haven’t you been watching for the past 7 years?)

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Mark Henry vs. Big Show Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship
What I want to see: Bryan is really coming into his heel persona. It’d be a shame to cut him off at the legs now. I really hope Vince knows how good this guy is.
What will happen: I don’t see any of these guys making it to Mania as champ, but Bryan will win it here.

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