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The 2024 Royal Rumble is without doubt one of the most essential occasions on the WWE calendar, because it units the stage for the Highway to WrestleMania 40. With a card filled with proficient Superstars, wrestling followers have turned their consideration to who walks out of Florida victorious.
All eyes are on the lads’s and girls’s 30-person battle royales—and rightfully so based mostly on their WrestleMania significance—however there are two further championships on the road and the very actual risk that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may present as much as Tropicana Discipline.
Listed here are the ultimate picks for Roman Reigns, CM Punk, and the remainder of the marquee matches on the 2024 Royal Rumble match card.
2024 Royal Rumble Match Card
Males’s Royal Rumble Match: CM Punk and Cody Rhodes
Ladies’s Royal Rumble Match: Jade Cargill
Undisputed WWE Common Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Types vs. LA Knight
WWE United States Championship: Logan Paul vs. Kevin Owens
Roman Reigns Ought to Lose the Title
Roman Reigns has been a focus of WWE programming for properly over two years, nevertheless it’s virtually time for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship to vary palms.
On the 2024 Royal Rumble, the feud between Reigns and Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson ought to kick into excessive gear when the WWE legend exhibits up at Tropicana Discipline in Florida and interrupts the champion’s Deadly 4-Method for the title.
With Reigns taking over the function of a cousin jealous of his relative’s success and The Rock working to deliver concord again to the household, Johnson ought to hit the ring and decimate his cousin with a sequence of signature strikes.
Regardless of the Tribal Chief utilizing each heel tactic within the e-book to make sure a victory, Randy Orton ought to swoop in after The Rock ranges Reigns and win the championship. The now-former titleholder may then spend the next weeks livid, taking out his anger on a number of unsuspecting WWE Superstars whereas The Rock is again in Hollywood.
The Rock vs. Reigns does not want a world title, so WWE Inventive ought to discover a means so as to add it to a different bout as a option to make it really feel as essential as this household dream match.
CM Punk and Cody Rhodes Head Again to 1994
Anybody who’s a scholar of wrestling has seen the traditional end to the 1994 Royal Rumble that noticed Bret Hart—nonetheless nursing a knee damage exacerbated by his brother Owen—and Lex Luger hit the bottom on the identical time, leading to co-winners.
Whereas some trendy followers would scoff on the thought of CM Punk and Cody Rhodes falling excessive rope and hitting the bottom concurrently, it might be the right reserving scenario for the corporate heading into WrestleMania season.
WWE beforehand set the stage for Rhodes to dethrone Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship finally, however that was earlier than Punk made his triumphant return virtually a decade after he walked out on the followers.
With Punk on a collision course with Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship and Rhodes tied to Reigns, having them each contact the ground on the identical time would end in a tie and permit every man to fundamental occasion an evening of WrestleMania 40.
The Rock and his attainable want to struggle Reigns for the world title may complicate issues in February and March, however for the January Premium Dwell Occasion, Punk and Rhodes ought to share the highlight with a simultaneous victory.
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