WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Rumors, Returns & Surprises! | WrestleTalk

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Rumors, Returns & Surprises! | WrestleTalk

It’s January, you know what that means. Though Luke Harper has been running this gimmick
on Twitter all year and I don’t know what he’s on about. So maybe you don’t. January means a few things: one: my birthday,
two: Pete’s birthday 31 times and three: the Royal Rumble. Which means 60 opportunities to be surprised,
60 potential massive pops and 60 opportunities where you might go: oh not that guy, I hate
that guy. But who is that guy, where is that girl? Is she coming back? And whomst faces whomst in matches that ultimately
are kind of just filler because it’s WrestleMania in three months? I’m El Fakidor Laurie Blake and here are
all of the WWE Royal Rumble rumors for 2020 that my team of snoops found. What was once the joke rumour: that Roman
Reigns would win everything, has come back round again. Only this time I think fan reaction is leaning
the other way for him. Whereas before WWE’s insistence on shoving
The Big Dog down our throats had people booing him big time. After he returned from his leukemia treatment,
made the leap to Smackdown and started this programme with King Corbin – which I’m not
saying has been great, lest we forget the dog mascot and the dog food and the dog noises,
rrrrr-ubbish, but it has elicited the right response from the crowd, actual cheers for
Reigns. Now would be a good time to have him pick
up a Rumble victory. And the bookies are backing it too as he’s
currently the favourite in their eyes to win the 30-man match in January and earn a coveted
opportunity to point at that big WrestleMania sign, in all its pirate themed glory and say
‘yaaar’ll be there’. He’s also won it before back in 2015 to
set up his infamous match with Brock Lesnar where Seth Rollins cashed in the Money in
the Bank briefcase and stole the WWE Championship away. Whatever happens it’d be nice to see Reigns
back in a Rumble match after he missed last year’s while undergoing his treatment. There’s a lovely sort of symmetry to this
– because it was Becky Lynch who limped through last year’s match to earn a shot against
Ronda Rousey at Mania. And since then it’s been Men’s hour on
WWE TV and we haven’t heard hide nor hair of Ms Rousey – who reportedly left to start
a family and enjoy the simple life up on her ranch. According to betting odds she is the favourite
to win the match with Shayna Baszler, her MMA horsewoman running buddy, close behind
but photo-finishing second. Now, the question of whether Ronda freaking
Rousey really needs to win the Rumble to set up a title match is a little moot, because
she could stomp through the door, mean face on and anime point at the Mania sign and the
management would be falling over themselves to book that main event. And while Baszler isn’t exactly the sort
of “new star” that could benefit from a big Rumble win, she has been the face of
NXT’s Women’s division for some time, so this could be a good signalling of her
main roster call-up being imminent and the start of the reported ‘big plans” WWE
has for her on Raw/Smackdown. If you want my opinion on who should win it
though that would be Rhea Ripley. She had a heck of a November and got over
like a legitimate star with important wins over the biggest names on the women’s roster, In a surprising turn of events, winning both
the SmackDown and Raw women’s championships at WrestleMania 35 actually stopped a lot
of the momentum Becky Lynch had built up at the beginning of 2019. Because once she captured the Raw title Ronda
Rousey left the company and WWE made far less effort with the women’s division overall. Becky was “Becky 2 belts” for a while,
but that didn’t last very long and following feuds with Lacey Evans and Sasha Banks, Becky
finds herself in the women’s tag division, despite being the Raw women’s champion. Other than Charlotte, the last person to defeat
Becky clean in a singles match was Asuka, who tapped her out at Royal Rumble 2019. Asuka would go on to lose the Smackdown Women’s
Championship to Charlotte, but she still has that important win over Becky which could
build into a storyline. Add to that the recent Raw storyline of the
Kabuki Warriors tormenting Lynch and Flair, and the victory over them at TLC, which ended
with an image of Asuka atop a ladder victorious… for about a second because look, look Roman
Reigns is doing a spear in the crowd! So with all that said and done Dave Meltzer
on Wrestling Observer Radio is reckoning, Lynch vs. Asuka is the likely direction for
them to go for the Rumble. What this means is that Becky will likely
get the win back to make sure no-one remembers that Asuka won clean last year, and will then
go on to feud with either Charlotte or a returning Ronda Rousey for WrestleMania season. It would be very easy for her to win, say
“there’s no-one left to beat” and then for Ronda to come out and challenge her. Daniel Bryan vs The Fiend is a feud that’s
been bubbling away nicely since before Survivor Series, which frankly D Bry did not survive,
he then survived even less when the Fiend attacked on Smackdown, dragged him through
the ring mat to… seemingly a barber shop. This ongoing razor war even raged at TLC,
where Bray Wyatt easily dispatched the Miz, but the match itself was really designed to
further the story of Bray and Daniel as post-match Bryan returns with a who’s your daddy busaiku
knee strike. He’s had a close trim, looks like American
Dragon Bryan and has brought back the Yes Movement too. Wyatt himself also said in a Firefly Fun House
promo that he isn’t finished with Bryan just yet, which teased that we could be in
for another match between the two. This makes more sense than starting another
filler-feud for Rumble season because the groundwork had been laid and Daniel Bryan
did something Seth Rollins didn’t manage in his Fiend matches: he got cheered. Which is important, because popular as the
Fiend is, he’s meant to be a monster. The theory then is that it will be Roman Reigns
vs. The Fiend at WrestleMania. At Survivor Series 2019, the NXT Championship
was on the line for the first time ever on a main roster PPV, when Adam Cole defended
against former United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne. It was easily match of the night, and with
WWE looking to do anything to give NXT a push over AEW, it would make sense to have more
NXT matches on big main roster PPV cards to funnel viewers over to USA on Wednesday for
the black and gold brand’s TV show. NXT dominated Survivor Series, and the Wednesday
Night Wars figures are closer than ever before, so you could imagine Vince McMahon would give
the NXT Championship a prominent spot on one of his big four PPV shows to cement those
sort of numbers. There were plenty of WWE fans talking during
the Survivor Series match saying they had only watched the ‘main roster’ stuff before
but they really enjoyed NXT’s style of wrestling, which goes to show if you feature it more,
you may convert more of the Raw and Smackdown faithful
to it It was announced in early December that Johnny
Morrison Mundo Impact Hennigan III Sr. had signed with WWE for the first time since leaving
the company in 2011. While we know that he’s signed on the dotted
line, there are few clues as to when he’s actually going to make his return. The Royal Rumble is famous for bringing back
old stars and re-debuts, and it would seem like the obvious choice for Morrison, particularly
given his particular set of skills in the ring. As with many stars who leave WWE, Morrison
has made a much bigger name for himself wrestling for the likes of Lucha Underground and IMPACT,
and comes back to WWE as a potential main event star, something he struggled to do while
under Vince McMahon’s burying umbrella. A sort of shovel umbrella. Although he’s now 8 years older than he
was when he left WWE, he’s lost none of his speed or high-flying ability, and will
be welcomed back with excitement by fans. Giving him a good spot in the Rumble will
remind fans what he’s capable of and show new fans what they can expect from John Morrison
going forward. But will he bring Melina back with him? Nia Jax fell victim to every wrestler’s
worst nightmare in April 2019, when she managed to tear her ACL in both knees. It’s an injury suffered by the likes of
Seth Rollins, Dominick Dijackovic, Tegan Nox and many others in WWE and wrestling promotions
the world over. The initial diagnosis was that she would likely
require around 9 months of rehab, and you know what comes 9 months after April? That’s right, it’s either January or December
depending on whether you started counting at April or May. That means with any luck she’ll be ready
to make her comeback any time now, and with there being no real rush to bring her back,
it would sense to wait for a big monster Royal Rumble spot. She could comfortably return and win the whole
match if WWE wanted to go in that direction with her. She’s proved that she can get over as a
heel and a baby-face, and although she’s definitely more suited to a heel, fans will
be happy to see her back in the ring either way. There’s also the possibility that she returns
in the men’s Rumble match, she appeared in last year’s one to great effect and even
though we don’t have a Dean Ambrose to embarrass on his way out of the company this time, I’m
sure they can find someone to be her fall guy. Thank you for watching, let me know in the
comments down below who you would love to see return at Royal Rumble 2020, and while
you’re down there leave us a like and subscribe if you haven’t already, it’s the only
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  1. I really enjoyed the content for the video! I am still wondering if John Morrison will debut on NXT because I heard a lot of talk about that, but the Royal rumble always have had good surprises for WWE fans.

  2. Bray Wyatt should win the Rumble, then challenge Brock for the WWE Title at Mania. THE FIEND VS THE BEAST! He can be Fiendy 2 Belts!

  3. Get Taya Valkyrie in WWE Roster with John Morricone her husband and Rosemary to WWE and Abyss and bring back RVD and James storm his wife Mickey james

  4. When the hell was this video made?? You seen to have no idea what month your in, Not to mention that Daniel Bryan vs THE FIEND has already been announced for Royal Rumble. DB already won the triple threat on Smackdown last Friday.
    What are you smoking El Fakador??? 🤷‍♂️

  5. I'm going with Mia Yim, Shayna Bayszler, Ronda Rousy, in the final three. You always have one surprise, and a Shayna, Rhonda, Charlotte, Nia, Alexa, or Sasha, per say would not be, Mia would be.

  6. Adam Cole will be the surprise winner of the Rumble, then go on to defeat Lesnar. It's fun to think about better timelines. 😅

  7. If Roman wins the Rumble I fucking quit….He doesn't need it and honestly, he's been given every fucking thing under the sun. Stop it, stop it, stop it. Just because he's starting to get over doesn't mean it's time to make him obnoxiously in our face again.

  8. The only reason I believe Roman Reigns will win the rumble is so he can face funhouse bray at elimination chamber and the fiend at wrestlemania

  9. It took them 6 years to get the boos to stop. If they feed the Fiend to Roman, they will never stop and it will weigh down the company.

  10. But the Daniel Bryan vs The Fiend is already confirmed for Royal Rumble, though, that's not a rumor, it was done in the #1 contender match on Smackdown last Friday

  11. My pitch for Royal Rumble: have a moment in the Men’s Rumble where Montez Ford, Otis and Velveteen Dream have a stare down. They are the most entertaining acts in the company and it would be magical.

  12. See you guys aren't getting a lot of views might be because we just watching wrestling with out your options.go back to comics

  13. Dave Meltzer I too old to know what he's talking about.he is a negative mark and those who follow him.

  14. At raw live right now guys sooo many people walked out nobody is interested in this wedding thing and half the place is empty

  15. Very much enjoy watching you guys! but just a suggestion, think we could get more coverage of other wrestling promotions along with the WWE news?

  16. If John Morrison is in the rumble and nobody starts a Johnny Tesco or Johnny Ganestop chant I'll probably cry.

    Unless Demon Balor or Aleister Black win

  17. If Roman does win, he should face Lesnar and beat him instead of the Fiend cause the Fiend is hot right now and they shouldn't take the belt from him.

  18. Honestly if wwe let Roman win the royal rumble again I’m done with the main roster.
    Roman has shown over the past year he isn’t a main event wrestler he has the same stale move set every match.

    He has become more overrated and more unbearable then John Cena

  19. Still don't want to see Roman will rumble. If that means he faces wyatt at mania and actually beats him, fans will turn on him just as fast.

  20. the rumor i heard is that king choppa whoppa will be the 30th entrant in the royal rumble …. ON HIS BIRTHDAY!! …..
    he will be booed by the crowd because they wanted MARTY SCRULL

  21. Plot Twist: Shayna Baszler surprise entrant to Women's Royal Rumble Match, Wins it to go onto WM36 to face (the new RAW Women's Champ, Asuka).

  22. The last chance we should be giving to Wwe if they fail we no longer look back at the current modern day product.

  23. Only chance of Ronda returning & winning RR is if she did not get pregnant & start family…it would be too soon for her to return at this point… WM would be better time to make her return.

  24. 2 Superstars i'd love to see return at this years RR but can't are Paige in the Women's Royal Rumble and Edge in the Men's Royal Rumble. Just imagine hearing either of their themes during their respective Rumble.

  25. Wwe finally gets it right with Bray Wyatt just to feed him to Roman Reigns. I can already see how this Match will be: Roman will kick out of 4 sister abigails and win the title with 2 spears. His matches are still Boring to watch.

  26. My dream list of wrestlemania matches:
    1.Humberto Carrillo vs rey vs andrade
    2. Fin Balor the monster vs the fat ass fiend
    3.undertaker and kane vs hhh and sting
    4.drew macintyre vs sheamus
    5. Brock lesner vs cm punk
    6. John morrison vs aj styles
    7. Randy orten vs John cena

  27. persuading children in small towns to cheer roman on SD is not the same as persuading post-takeover crowds to cheer roman

  28. Becky is boring and that's why she couldn't make roster better
    She needs rousey and that's truth,otherwise she's flat as pancake. ZzzzzZZZzzz

    I've watched wwf since 1991. Sorry but her in ring is so cringy. She cant kick well, she takes terrible falls… it's just not believable.

    Wwe needs rousey back in womens. She made it legit n' ppl wanted to see it. And those are facts. Wwe has just died this entire year

  29. Offer still stands!!! I will pay the bail for whichever fan hops the rail at a live televised event and pulls the towel off of Rowan’s cage

  30. Id prefer someone from NXT to win the Rumble. My personal pick would be either Champa or Gargano so they can start their feud up again after Mania

  31. I really hope that someone form NXT wins the Rumble. With this Wednesday night war WWE needs to push someone. Maybe Keith Lee or Riddle. 😯

  32. What a waste of asuka’s talent. It’s so predictable if they’re simply gonna have Becky win. They’ve booked themselves into such a predictable match.

  33. If it's true, then raw, Smackdown, AND NXT will each have 10 wrestlers in the rumble. Assuming that's the case for the men, you've got options that don't include Reigns having to win it. You've got until WrestleMania to write the storyline if need be (I know that's asking a lot.) and it would give WWE a chance to actually do something different as opposed to having the same main event set-up from the past years. Although, the only difference is Reigns getting cheered this time.

    For the women, same thing applies. Rousey doesn't need to win it and Becky doesn't need to stay champion. That's a match you could book quickly and a title doesn't necessarily need to be involved. Revenge for Rousey losing is enough. Hell, she was already getting booed like Reigns was before she left so have her be a badass heel. Bring up Baszler and you've also got an unstoppable tag team too. Christ, you can write the entire horsewomen angle from Rumble to next year's Mania.

    Hopefully, Jax does get back. She had all kinds of heat too. Her actual screw ups did the work for her, but I also wouldn't mind seeing some new female faces either. Speaking of which, if Ruby Riott could make it back, she can actually wrestle her ass off and she's not one of the horsewomen and that's a start right there. Ember Moon is still injured but she's another one. Meaning, push someone else and you still get to do your horsewomen storyline. You're welcome.

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