WNW Predicts - Royal Rumble 2015

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Welcome to WNW’s Royal Rumble 2015 Predictions! The Royal Rumble 2015 will be emanating this year from the Wells Fargo Center in the Land of Extreme, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! This time, we have Kendra Bunyon, Joshua Tucker, CJ Blaze, Zack Krasney, and myself writing them. And before we get to the Predicts themselves, Kendra has a few words on the Royal Rumble she'd like to share.

Kendra:

The Royal Rumble is my favorite PPV of the year, and this one is shaping up to be a quite exciting one. The white board is out, many names of who could win, and many more names who haven't a chance, but will add an exciting flavor to the PPV as a whole. The Royal Rumble is one of the best PPVs for getting every Superstar possible on the card, and giving them the PPV bonus, but that doesn't explain why none of the other matches on the card are singles competition. I guess I shouldn't complain as the Tag Division has been a load of horrible and boring for much of the time since the big three gave us such an exciting time during the AE.

Preshow 6 Man Elimination Tag Team Match:

The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Adam Rose

Kendra:

Normally the Pre-PPV match is something very exciting, and hypes everyone up for the show. Sadly, as much as I love some of the wrestlers in this match, I don't see this match doing what it needs to do for the Royal Rumble PPV. I'm sad that Cesaro has been dragged down, and I'm worried that Kofi will be too worn down to pull the double duty he needs to to play spot monkey in the Royal Rumble Match. Kofi is known for doing something odd, obscure, absurd, and shocking in each Royal Rumble Match, and I expect the same from him again this year, and I worry that he won't be as great when pulling double duty. Then there's Cesaro who is so much better than the Royal Rumble Pre-Show! Cesaro won the Andre The Giant Battle Royal last year at WrestleMania, and has been destroyed at every turn since then. Continuing on the beat down of Cesaro, Kidd, and even Rose, I think A New Day will be winning this one. They can't turn A New Day heel right now with their opponents being heel, and the Dusts being heel, and Miz with Mizdow being heel, that would leave all of the Usos as the only faces in the Tag Division. All that drivvel being said, A New Day will win this, and the continuing abuse of Cesaro, Kidd and Rose will be perpetrated through the new year.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: New Day

Sam's Predicted Winner: Cesaro, Kidd, and Rose

Josh:

This to me is pretty easy to figure out. The New Day is still on the rise and despite how well Cesaro and Kidd work together they aren't really going anywhere right now. So I'll say Kofi will be the sole remaining member of the New day and will win the match pinning Cesaro.

Josh's Predicted Winner: New Day

CJ:

I like The New Day, but they just don’t seem to be connecting with the rest of the fans. I also really like the pairing of Cesaro and Tyson Kidd, as they don’t exactly have any direction on their own right now. Pairing Cesaro and Kidd with Adam Rose isn’t my ideal team. I think they could have put in Titus O’Neil or Curtis Axel in that spot. This match will be an elimination match, which is a “step up” from the regular six-man tag. This should be an entertaining match as they've been having good performances on TV. I’m going with the logical outcome and have The New Day win with a clean sweep to keep them looking strong.

CJ's Predicted Winner: New Day

Zack:

The New Day has already grown stale and boring, I don't know how they could do it at the Rumble, but there needs to be a heel turn and soon. This match is at least a good way to get Cesaro and Kidd featured time. I can only hope they make the most of it, then again they usually do. In terms of getting the crowd going, it might not be the best. The only person in this match that really garners any type of crowd reaction is Cesaro. In terms of wrestling, there are some talented workers in this match so we may get something fun to watch. I see the New Day going over, if only to get the crowd happy and buzzing.

Zack's Predicted Winner: New Day

Jesse:

At this point, the New Day and Cesaro/Kidd's feud has already grown stale, and it has only been going on a month. Maybe it is because of the fact that Rose was shoehorned in, maybe it is because of the fact that Cesaro and Kidd are much better than curtain jerkers, or maybe it is because The New Day is absolutely unengaging in any way. Any way this match goes really doesn't have an impact on anything else storyline wise, so I'll go with the New Day simply because faces typically win the opener.

Jesse's Predicted Winner: New Day

Tag Team Match:

The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension

Kendra:

I really hope this is the last we see of The Ascension in this form. They've been more than a kerfuffle, and while I don't think they were given a chance, because of McMahon's disdain for NXT, I have to say that they were not who should have been brought up from NXT right now. There's so many other bright young Superstars who are on the cusp of breaking out and being huge in NXT (as well as on the actual WWE roster), that the fans are the ones who are going to make out the best over the coming years. These two were not who should have been elevated, and hopefully the New Age Outlaws will send them back from whence they came, to be repackaged, and hopefully up their mic and ring skills.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: New Age Outlaws

Sam's Predicted Winner: New Age Outlaws

Josh:

No one cares about this match and for good reason. No one cares about The Ascension. The Ascension have been set-up to fail with no way to succeed. There was nothing wrong with their NXT gimmick and they could have been given a slow ascend through squash matches leading to better opponents and matches. Instead they were given an awful look that looks like it was meant to make fun of the Road Warriors and made to cut promos that they would beat any of the great tag teams of the past. With all that said the only reason this match was made was to put the Ascension over a “Legend” team.

Josh's Predicted Winner: The Ascension

CJ:

This match kind of came out out of nowhere, but I guess it makes sense following Raw Reunion. The Ascension has not been squashing jobbers for just the last month. The Ascension has been squashing jobbers for over two years! Fans that have watched NXT, like me, are beyond sick of seeing the same thing week in and week out. My other problem with them is their ring work. I don’t see it, and I haven’t seen it at all. When they cut promos, you can hear crickets chirping and awkward silence! Hopefully we will see some actual ring work with the New Age Outlaws. Expect The Ascension to win this one.

CJ's Predicted Winner: The Ascension

Zack:

As much as people say that Vince McMahon is trying to sabotage the Ascension, they did end up with a tag team match on the card at the Royal Rumble. Not everyone can say that they have a featured match, most are only involved in the Royal Rumble itself. It's great to see the Outlaws back, and they will be helping these guys get over with the crowd as heels. As we all know the New Age Outlaws can still wrestle their ass off, so it'll be a fun one to watch. It will be interesting to see how the Ascension handles being in a big featured match on a big pay-per-view. This is kind of a make it or break it moment for their careers. In the end I'd say the Ascension has to win to further their career. It will be very telling how much stock the company has in them if they win or lose. If they win the company is going to continue pushing them, if they lose their stock will plummet.

Zack's Predicted Winner: The Ascension

Jesse:

First off, I was diametrically opposed to WWE's insistence that the Ascension be called up to the main roster. Most of Konner and Viktor's year and a half together in NXT was nothing but squash matches, and neither one of them could cut a promo to save their lives. But they are here, and their first "real" test is a tag team from WWE's geriatric division. And while I love the New Age Outlaws as much as anyone else, I know WWE is going to use them to make the Ascension look better than they are.

Jesse's Predicted Winner: The Ascension (BAKA!)

Tag Team Championship Match: 

The Usos © vs. The Miz and Damien Mizdow

Kendra:

This is quick and easy. Usos will win this, because Miz and Mizdow will have blossoming issues during this match, and they will continue during the Royal Rumble Match. I hope it's not a simple version of the typical Royal Rumble double-cross, in that Mizdow eliminates Miz, then shrugs down at him, ending up getting eliminated himself. With Mizdow's creativity and charisma, I hope they put together something wonderfully inventive and unexpected. He really does deserve to have 2015 be his breakout year.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: The Usos

Sam's Predicted Winner: The Usos

Josh:

Tick Tick Tick... You hear that? That's the sound of the Timebomb known as the partnership of Miz and Mizdow coming to an end. This match sole purpose is for that explosion that will happen in the Rumble match setting them off for a match at Mania. The Usos move on and will feud with someone else after this match.

Josh's Predicted Winner: The Usos

CJ:

Before WWE added a few more filler tag team matches, I thought this was a strong filler match. The problem now is this is an afterthought and now one really cares, not that they necessarily did in the first place. The Usos and The Miz and Mizdow have had some decent matches lately and this should be no different. Expect The Usos to retain and more tension between The Miz and Mizdow.

CJ's Predicted Winner: The Usos

Zack:

This match will be relatively good, these teams have faced off enough that they know how to put on a good match. Damian especially knows how to get the crowd into it. Usos always deliver, too, especially at pay per view events. I see the Usos retaining but the bigger news coming out of this match will be a bit of dissension between Miz and Mizdow. I see the Miz costing them the championships because of selfish reasons. He will try to tag himself in, or not let Damien in the match and it will cost them the win. This will lead to Mizdow eliminating the Miz in the Royal Rumble event later that night.

Zack's Predicted Winner: The Usos

Jesse:

I have to say, out of all of the lower card matches, this is the only one I am actually looking forward to. The dichotomy between Miz and Mizdow has been slowly turning, and the magic that they have created with the crowd will make the moment a great one when it surely happens latter on in the night. The Usos, sadly, are just a vehicle in this transformation, and the Tag Titles a prop. Maybe we will get a real Tag Title defense at Fast Lane.

Jesse's Predicted Winner: The Usos

Divas Tag Team Match:

The Bella Twins vs. Natalya and Paige

Kendra:

I'm not at all excited about this match. Paige and Nattie are so much better than the Bellas, but the Bellas are heels, and are married/dating two of the biggest Superstars on the roster. I'd like to believe that the Bella relationships have no bearing on their work lives, but I honestly cannot. I will say that their relationships have helped their ring work in huge ways, but they're still nowhere near where Nattie and Paige are, and their mic work also isn't as good. The Bellas are great on Total Divas, as that seems much more suited to their talents. I think having them around on Raw and Smackdown is a good thing for Total Divas, but they sure shouldn't be Divas Champion, and shouldn't be pushed as if they're great female wrestlers. I know McMahon has a very different idea of what the Divas should be, and great wrestlers isn't part of his vision, no matter what the fans want. I just hope the stronger wrestlers actually win this match.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: Paige and Natalya

Sam's Predicted Winner: Paige and Natalya

Josh:

The only reason this match is made is to protect the champion who seems to be dealing with a injury of late. The Champion doesn't have to wrestle for the title is can use Brie as a way to not have to do a lot of work in the match. Paige and Natalya make for an interesting partnership but someone should tell Nattie what tends to happen to people that befriend Paige. It doesn't usually end well. My prediction for this match is The Bellas find a way to steal the win and Natalya and Paige get into it after the match.

Josh's Predicted Winner: The Bella Twins

CJ:

I had originally expected to see a Diva’s Championship match here, but I want to give WWE props for this one. I figured we would’ve seen Paige turn on Natalya on Raw, but instead, they are still a team... for now. This match allows for the story to develop and for tensions to rise between Nattie and Paige, like on Total Divas. The Bella’s can then pick up the win. Plus, Nikki Bella needs a win after loses to both of her opponents recently.

CJ's Predicted Winner: The Bella Twins

Zack:

This match is obviously just to feature the girls from Total Divas on a major for pay per view. Now luckily, we have Paige and Natty involved so we are guaranteed some good wrestling on their side. Brie has also stepped her game up, and Nikki is a different style but not bad. Overall, this match won't be bad, but it won't be good either. In the end we're not having the Divas title defended at a major for pay per view, yet the Divas Champion is wrestling, and that's a crime. It just goes to show how much the WWE cares about their titles and their women's division. It will be interesting to see how they tie in Tyson Kidd, if at all.

Zack's Predicted Winner: The Bella Twins

Jesse:

Ah, champion protection! Nikki got injured and can't work a full match herself, so a planned Divas Title match gets scrapped into a Total Divas Tag Match. As long as I get quite a bit of Paige in the match, I won't complain here, but considering the fact that it is a Bella match, I have to put that they are going over.

Jesse's Predicted Winner: The Bella Twins

Royal Rumble Match: 

Winner gets a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania 31,

Kendra:

Before I get into who I think will win the Royal Rumble Match, I want to look at who could be surprise entrants into the match. Normally I have my white board out to figure out who will win the Royal Rumble Match, but this year I quickly knew my prediction, so my white board was out to look at the numbers, and see who I thought might be surprise entrants. First off, I have to say I'll be shocked if we don't see RVD in the Royal Rumble Match, it just feels like a natural to me. Maybe I've been watching too much of the first months of Raw from 1993, but it's about time we see Doink again. I know, it's silly, but it's been a while, and that character can be played by any number of people, so why not squeeze him in? Then again, there's already a character on the roster who could easily slip into the Royal Rumble Match, and if Rose ends up in this Royal Rumble Match, it will absolutely be the Bunny who takes him out. I just think it would be hysterical to see Doink and the Bunny in the ring together.

I was going to predict that at least Dolph Ziggler would be in the Royal Rumble Match, even before he was 'rehired' when Cena won his match on Raw. Just to be crazy, I think there's a real possibility that Ziggler could win the Royal Rumble Match, and I could make a huge case for Ziggler winning the Royal Rumble Match, and I'm calling for a ½ point if Ziggler does win, because he's my crazy prediction of the night.

But back to reality. There's been so much talk about Roman Reigns winning the Royal Rumble Match, but I don't see that happening, and I will round out my reasoning for it with my WWE WHC Predict. Beyond that, as much as I love Roman Reigns, I don't think this is his year. He's still a little too green for this. We've all seen what can happen when a Superstar wins the Royal Rumble Match too early, or is just the wrong person at the wrong time. Just look at Vince McMahon, Batista, ADR, Sheamus, and Batista again. Too much too soon for young Reigns, and rather than rush him, I think they should wait for him to be ready.

On my top five list for those who could win the Royal Rumble Match, we've looked at Ziggler and Reigns, so that leaves Ambrose, Wyatt, and Bryan. Like Reigns, I think Wyatt has some time needed to grow, and really needs to be pushed, not buried like he's been too many times at too many PPVs. Working with Ambrose and winning that Ambulance Match helped Wyatt, but not enough to push him to the top of the list to win the Royal Rumble Match. Ambrose absolutely has all it takes to win the Royal Rumble Match, go to WrestleMania, work the main event, and beat whoever is WWE WHC at that time. While I'd love to see it happen, I'm not sure the WWE has enough faith in the man to push him into that slot at this very moment, though they should, because he'd kill it, and bring us along for a most fantastic ride. Honestly, I wish I had the guts to pick Ambrose to win this Royal Rumble Match, even though Flair picked him in the Royal Rumble Legend Panel on Raw. So, that leaves Bryan.

People found it strange that Daniel Bryan would return and announce that he would be entering the Royal Rumble Match if he wasn't destined to win it, but also, most everyone thinks that Reigns will win this match. I see things going very differently. During this Royal Rumble Match, Reigns will be looking great, going over a number of people, really looking like he's going to win, but then Brock Lesnar appears. It will look as though Brock is out there to cause problems for someone else, could be almost anyone, but ends up causing the elimination of Reigns. This will set up for their continuing down the Road to WrestleMania, and culminating in their match at WrestleMania, even though Brock Lesnar will cost Reigns the Royal Rumble Match. That way they can have the match that Reigns winning the Royal Rumble Match would have led to, but without the pesky WWE WHC in the middle of it all.

That leads to the big question, who will win the Royal Rumble Match? To be honest with you, when I started this, I knew who had to win it, and why. Further, nothing that has happened on Raw, Smackdown, Main Event, or the WWE Network, has adversely effected my prediction, and yet I'm changing it. No clue why, and while I really do hope Bryan wins, and he needs this win, I have this Ambrose feeling, and he's just as fantastic going against Rollins and The Authority. So, while I know I'm going to be kicking myself Sunday night, my guts (what little physical bits I have left) are screaming Dean Ambrose!

Kendra's Predicted Winner: Dean FREAKING Ambrose

Sam's Predicted Winner: Daniel Bryan "Because he needs a big comeback!"

Josh:

One of the reasons we all love this match is because it's so darn unpredictable. Anything usually can happen and anyone can end up winning this match. This year is no different as there are many many different directions WWE can go with this match. I believe WWE will try to set up the future with this match. WWE has to start on producing more stars to carry the company into the future. Normally this match produces 1 star since the winner goes to the main-event of Wrestlemania. However I'm predicting that this match will create 2 stars. I believe WWE will employ the 1994 finish to the Royal Rumble match and WWE will crown it's second set of Co-Winners in the matches history with both going on to main-event Wrestlemania.

Josh's Predicted Winner: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns

CJ:

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to find out who will main event WrestleMania! Over the last three years, I’ve narrowed it down to three people who could win, and one of them ended up winning. So, this year I’m hoping my streak continues. In this order, I have it narrowed down to Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler. I want to give credit where credit is due for WWE not making it obvious who will win the Rumble. For the last two years, it was too obvious that John Cena and Batista would win. Also, do they look like “the future” to you? No, but Reigns, Bryan, and Ziggler do. Reigns is being built as “the guy” and I he has my vote of confidence, so why not pull the trigger and give him the massive push? Roman Reigns wins his first Royal Rumble match.

CJ's Predicted Winner: Roman Reigns

Zack:

There are so many options the WWE could go with, but it seems like lately we're down to two. Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns are the favorites going in. It seems like Roman Reigns is set to pair off with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. Which I actually like; as a match at WrestleMania to pass the torch. I just don't want to see it as the WWE Championship match as well. I would much rather see Daniel Bryan wrestles Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship match. Some side notes, I'd like to see Kane only get one elimination so that he doesn't surpass Shawn Michaels elimination record. I'd like to see Roman Reigns eliminate more superstars this year than he did last year, if only by one. I'd like to see Mizdow eliminate the Miz, and Cody Rhodes eliminate Goldust. I'd like to see Jericho return to television along with a few good surprise returns. I'd also like to see no wasted entrees this year, no Hornswoggle, no announcers, nothing like that. In the end I want Daniel Bryan to win the Royal Rumble and get his redemption storyline. Daniel deserves to be WWE champion again at WrestleMania, and regain the title that he never lost. The company has something surefire with Daniel Bryan and as much as I love Roman Reigns, they should go with a sure thing instead of a potential up and comer who still needs some work. Have Roman face off with Brock Lesnar, and have Lesnar pass the torch to Reigns in a nontitle match.

Zack's Predicted Winner: Daniel Bryan

Jesse:

The Royal Rumble! This is easily my favorite match all year simply because of the multitude of storylines that can emerge from just one point. We could see the Superman Punch wielding Roman Reigns win and set up an encounter against The Beast that could be one of the bigger brawls at Wrestlemania or set up a match against his former "brother" in the Shield for the WHC. We could see Daniel Bryan defy the odds, and the Authority, to rise above the B+ moniker. His facing of Lesnar would make for a great wrestling match that could be a technical masterpiece, or a match with Rollins that will most certainly be the Match of the Year. We could get someone out of left field, such as Bray Wyatt, which could right the wrong done to him last year at Wrestlemania. We could see Dean Ambrose shock everyone and pull it off, and set up any number of scenarios with his unhinged personality. We could see Dolph Ziggler finally receive his time in the spotlight! But after looking at it, I have decided on one scenario that could make for not only interesting TV, but would also make a rising star be cemented in the main event. The Authority will make Bryan enter at #1, just to make him prove a point that if he truly wants it, he can win it from there. To test his mettle and throw another Authority opponent under the odds, Dolph Ziggler will be #2. Things will go typically in the match, until entrant 27, Roman Reigns. He will go Superman, and take out 4-6 people before entrant 28. Entrant 29 will be a returning Randy Orton, to a massive babyface pop, and will hit the ring RKOing everyone. Reigns, Orton, and Bryan will get the ring down to just them before entrant #30... Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security. Rollin will take his time getting to the ring and will get a 3 on 1 from the three faces in there, but being the Rumble, J&J will get it down to just Rollins and Bryan. Bryan will go for a Flying Knee, and Rollins will take advantage of his momentum to eliminate him, giving him not only the title match in just a few minutes, but one at Mania and his MITB!

Jesse's Predicted Winner: Seth Rollins

Triple Threat for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship:

Brock Lesnar © vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins

Kendra:

With Daniel Bryan as the Royal Rumble winner, who will he be facing at WrestleMania? As I stated in my Royal Rumble Match results, Reigns will be facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, so I don't have him winning this WWE WHC Match. With all the questions about whether Brock will re-sign with the WWE, or return to MMA in some way, the WWE doesn't want to leave the strap on Brock all the way to the night before he leaves the company. That would leave the new WWE WHC with no recourse, and nowhere to turn, so he has to drop the strap here. I see Cena being beaten down quite a bit by both Brock and Seth Rollins in this match, looking as though Cena is out of it all, the way Benoit did in his Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania XX. Brock and Seth Rollins will get into it over who is going to pin Cena, and all that other ire that's been between them lately, ending up taking the much smaller Rollins out of it all – even after all the help of J&J Security. Further, I wouldn't be shocked if Orton somehow got involved to attack Rollins, as they sure as heck aren't done with their issues. Maybe with Heyman's help, screwing over Brock (possibly), Cena will end up getting the shocking pinfall over Brock and his redemption for all the losses he took from Brock through 2014.

Cena will get his redemption, but it won't last for long. With the help of Brock, or possibly Heyman, or even Kane, J&J Security, The Authority, and maybe even using the actual case to beat Cena with, Rollins will be cashing in his MITB contract and after beating Cena for the WWE WHC. That will leave The Authority's golden child as WWE WHC, leaving Cena screwed again. Further, Rollins will be going into WrestleMania facing one of The Authority's loathed Dean Ambrose!

Kendra's Predicted Winner: John Cena, followed by Seth Rollins cashing in.

Sam's Predicted Winner: John Cena (Seth will cash in on Raw.)

Josh:

This match is pretty important to see how plans for Wrestlemania roll out. The winner of this match will be the champion going into Wrestlemania. I believe that WWE has a moment to do something pretty special here. The Future is Here. Seth Rollins is helping lead that future too. However I do not see him winning this match. I do however see him walking out with the championship.

Josh's Predicted Winner: John Cena, followed by Lesnar F-5ing Cena and Rollins cashing in on him.

CJ:

I had no interest whatsoever in another Cena/Lesnar match. It was very obvious Lesnar would retain at that point. My interest was finally sparked when Seth Rollins was added to the match. Rollins is on a roll right now, and it’s only a matter of time before he reaches his full potential: the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. WrestleMania plans are finally starting to come together and it looks like Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar is on the horizon. That would pretty much means Lesnar would retain here, right? While that would be okay, I really want to see a different outcome at the Royal Rumble.
Seth Rollins is the number one heel right now and this may be the time to capitalize on his momentum. When was the last time Rollins won something without help? Exactly. So, I’m sure J&J Security, and maybe even Kane or Big Show may interfere. It won’t be enough at first as The Beast Brock Lesnar will pull out the win and retain. But it’s not over yet... Whether Paul Heyman turns or someone else interferes, I want to see Seth Rollins cash in his Money in the Bank contract to win his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

CJ's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar, followed by Seth Rollins cashing in.

Zack:

This match has all the potential in the world, and I am more interested in this than I have been in many other matches over the last several months. Mostly because the WWE Championship is being defended for the first time in almost 6 months. But, it also has to do with the fact that there are a lot of potential outcomes, and all of those potential outcomes lead to different potential WrestleMania matches. We have Seth Rollins, who is chaotic evil, Brock Lesnar who is chaotic neutral, and John Cena who is chaotic good. This leads to an excellent potential match in terms of storytelling. John Cena, Seth Rollins, and even Brock Lesnar know how to tell a good story in the ring. Then there is also the looming Money in the Bank contract that Seth Rollins will be bringing with him to the ring. Does he cash in before the match even starts? Could he cash in after being defeated? One thing is for certain, Seth Rollins has proven that he is by far the company's greatest heel right now. He has elevated himself to be worthy of being in a triple threat match at the Royal Rumble with John Cena and Brock Lesnar, and that's not to be understated. In terms of outcome, for once I'm not sure where the company will go, and I don't want to overthink it. I'd be very happy with Seth Rollins winning, or at least walking away as WWE Champion. I'll also be happy with Brock Lesnar retaining. I know I would be unhappy with John Cena winning, and that's just due to future storyline bookings going into WrestleMania. I think the outcome I pick for prediction sake is Brock Lesnar retaining the WWE Championship, and then having Rollins cash in and defeating him to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Zack's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar, followed by Seth Rollins cashing in

Jesse:

With all of the hype they have going into this match, it has to go on last, even beyond the Royal Rumble. And honestly, I expect it to tear the house down. With Rollins having a secure title shot and having just come off of the Rumble match, if they follow what I'm thinking, Rollins will be weakened and the target for Cena and Lesnar to pick off early in the match. Once they do so, we will see a match not unlike the one they had at Extreme Rules 2012. Cena will eventually gain the advantage, and Paul Heyman will save the match right as Cena looks to be winning... Just for Rollins to blast Cena in the head with the MITB case and get the 3 count, becoming your new WWE World Heavyweight Champion! Heyman will stand tall gloating with his new client, while Brock looks on betrayed and Cena, once awake, in sad puppy mode. This also creates a much more interesting scenario of who will get a shot at Rollins at Wrestlemania, as Rollins is technically his own opponent!

Jesse's Predicted Winner: Seth Rollins

Jesse:

Thanks everyone for reading our predictions this round! Feel free to post yours in the comments below, and don't forget to join us tomorrow at 7:00 PM EST for our live coverage and Open Thread Party for the Royal Rumble!

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