The Rock's Appearance Will Be Outshined by the Royal Rumble Match

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJanuary 27, 2013

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The Rock is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, but the Royal Rumble match is going to be special this year. The industry's biggest battle royal will prove to be the gem of the event.

Both the Brahma Bull and WWE champion CM Punk have had their fair share of entertaining promos leading up to the battle.

Both superstars are masters in the ring, but this year's Rumble will deliver the way a signature match should.

This isn't about predicting a winner, or even about picking someone to put on a Kane-like performance.

When 30 WWE superstars take to the ring at the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, Ariz., they will produce the night's best match.

There are so many side stories and elements involved at this year's Rumble. Let's take a look at a few of them.


The Possible Breakup of Team Hell No

Since I predict Team Hell No will lose their WWE Tag Team belts to the Rhodes Scholars, their breakup would seem to be coming shortly.

It isn't ridiculous to expect to see them blaming each other after the loss, and then having their argument spill over into the Rumble.

Kane is perhaps the greatest Royal Rumble contender in history; if Bryan plays a part in him getting eliminated, it could spark a nasty feud.


How Long Will Dolph Ziggler Last?

Drawing No. 1 or No. 2 probably signaled the WWE wasn't going to let this be Zigs year for winning the Rumble, but he's almost certainly going to have a great run.

In fact, after declaring on Twitter he'll be No. 1, it's evident he wants to go the entire distance:

He's on the cusp of becoming a true main-eventer. His stock will still rise in this match—even though he won't win. Fans will be talking about how he made it to the final four after drawing the earliest entry.

The Ryback Show

Skip Sheffield is going to put on a show.

The big man has been on the short end of the stick in every pay-per-view he's appeared in of late. This one will belong to him.

Not only am I predicting that he'll win the Rumble, but I also expect to see him put together a few amazing feats of strength on smaller competitors. 

Pray for 3MB and any NXT competitors that he gets his mitts on.


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