Royal Rumble Winner: How would you book it?
I was curious to see how you all would book the Royal Rumble match this year. Who would win? Who would dominate? I have my own idea that I think would be awesome to see. Let me know what you guys think and detail how you would book the Royal Rumble.
First off, if I were to pick the winner of this year's Royal Rumble match, I would have to go with someone who has yet to win it before. I also wouldn't pick a main event superstar with multiple world championships. That means no John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, CM Punk, Big Show, etc. The Royal Rumble match is the absolute perfect way to get someone over with the fans and give that superstar an instant push into the main event status in WWE. I would book an upper mid card superstar with a lot of main event potential to win.
There are two names who instantly came to my mind when I thought of this: Wade Barrett and Dolph Ziggler. Wade Barrett in 2010 could have been World Champion. He was the leader of the Nexus and the Corre. He has a lot of charisma and has the "look" that I feel a main event star should have. Unfortunately, Barrett had his momentum killed over time and it got worse with his most recent injury earlier in 2012. When Barrett returned, he was forced to regain his momentum (which I believe he has done quite well thus far.) However, Wade Barrett recently became the new Intercontinental Champion and is currently having a run with that title. It is for that reason that I feel Barrett must further establish himself as a dominant upper mid-carder before moving onto the main event. Perhaps a future Money in the Bank win is in order for Barrett.
That leads me to who I would book as the winner of the 2013 Royal Rumble match: Dolph Ziggler. Anyone who has been paying attention to the career of Dolph Ziggler will tell you he is ready to break out at literally any moment. Ziggler when he made his debut was thought of as a nobody. Someone who would never get over with the crowd and would never make it to main event status. Ziggler has become one of the absolute best talkers on the mic, and he has become much more confident in his abilities (which really shows during his matches and promos.) Ziggler had a very good 2012, and I feel he crossed the barrier into semi main-event status with his feud with John Cena. Ziggler can hang with the best in WWE right now, and the Royal Rumble would be the absolute best place to solidify him in the main event scene for years to come.
Having Ziggler win the Royal Rumble presents one of the most interesting scenarios in recent memory: Ziggler would then hold two World title shots. One for the World Heavyweight title and another one of his choice (presumably the WWE Championship)at Wrestlemania. I would have Ziggler win the Royal Rumble. Go on to Wrestlemania as the number one contender for the WWE Championship, cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on a weakened World Champion after his Mania match and win the World Championship. Ziggler would then have yet another match in the main event of Wrestlemania against The Rock or CM Punk (The Rock is most likely and that would be a very interesting feud between Ziggler and the Rock) and win the WWE title as well. This would make Ziggler the first Undisputed Champion since roughly 2002 and with the brand split pretty much dead already, it makes perfect sense to unify the titles. Ziggler would then become the top guy in the WWE, and a new main event star would be born.
What do you guys think of my idea? What are some of your ideas?
Last edited by phenom64; 01-15-2013 at 01:29 AM.