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Old 01-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Something Interesting about Recent Royal Rumble Winners

I was talking with some friends about the Rumble and who we thought was going to walk out the winner. Well that got me thinking and I went online and looked up results for past Rumbles and I found something interesting. The past 4 Rumbles you have had the winner of the Rumble in a WWE title match the year before. Sure thats not always the case, as with Alberto Del Rio, but let me show you the facts.

In 2007, John Cena defended the WWE title against Umaga. The following year in 2008 he won the Rumble.

In 2008, Randy Orton defended the WWE title against Jeff Hardy. The following year in 2009 he won the Rumble.

In 2009, Edge defended the WWE title against Jeff Hardy. The following year in 2010 he won the Rumble.

Now here is the where it gets slightly tricky. Sheamus was in a WWE championship match in 2010 and in 2011 he didn't win the Rumble due to the fact of the WWE over pushing ADR, but the following year in 2011 he won the Rumble.

(i'm sure if i did more research, I could back it up even further than this)

Here is where it gets good. If we use the above system, we can almost guarantee the winner of the Rumble this year. I know people will call me crazy but the fact is backed up. I believe that CM Punk will walk out of the 2013 Royal Rumble with a WWE Title shot at Mania. Now sure I could be wrong, but I thought this would be an interesting thread to post and see other people's ideas on this whole thing.

Personally I am rooting for Dolph to run the gauntlet and win from number 1, but idk if that would happen. He was in a WWE title match with Punk last year, so who's to say he couldn't pull it off with the current system WWE has with booking Rumble winners lol.

But regardless, if it's Punk or it's Dolph, the winner will have been in a WWE Championship match the year prior to the Rumble win.

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