2015 Royal Rumble match preview

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This Sunday is the 2015 Royal Rumble match and the official start of the Road to WrestleMania XXXI.

Philadelphia will see 30 men attempt to accomplish a guaranteed visit to the showcase of the immortals to take on the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Everyone has their favourites with each Royal Rumble match but there is always one who stands out above the rest.

Whilst each Rumble is rife with speculation about who will be headlining WrestleMania, there are a multitude of rumours about who will win.

Each year we are gifted with surprise entrants, long shots, shocking moments and a memory that leads to several months of the first big storyline of the year.


This year the biggest contender to win the match is Roman Reigns whilst the returning Daniel Bryan is likely to be amongst the final few.

Reigns has been the man linked with a Royal Rumble and subsequent WrestleMania victory for months as his popularity has increased.

However the return of fan favourite Daniel Bryan has thrown that theory into dispute with feeling that Bryan should have won the Rumble last year and that this could be his year.

The Wildcards

Alongside the big name favourites, there are the outer group of stars who many people would look at as suitable contenders to headline WrestleMania.

This year, those names include Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Rusev, Dolph Ziggler and even Ryback who are all amongst the most popular superstars on the roster.

Any would be fit to headline a WrestleMania but they may not be the first name to think of when it comes to winning the Royal Rumble.

One name who we can guarantee will not be in the Royal Rumble this year despite being elevated to main event status is Erick Rowan.

Rowan failed to qualify for the Rumble after failing to beat Luke Harper on Smackdown this week.

The returners

Every year, the Royal Rumble gives multiple superstars a platform in which to make their return to the ring after injuries or time away.

Two names who could be set to return during this years Royal Rumble would be the man who has already been rumoured to return several times in recent weeks, Randy Orton - also, lets not forget that he is on the poster for the event.

Orton has been off our screens since the build up to Survivor Series and there have been plenty of rumours about when he was going to return that proved to be false.

Orton could be set for a long overdue return whilst another superstar who has been quoted as eager to get back into the ring is Sheamus.

Sheamus has been gone for some time and is rumoured to be returning as a heel and the Royal Rumble certainly would give him the platform in which to do so.

Another name we could see return on Sunday would be the high flying Rey Mysterio but the rumours surrounding his return are far less than Orton and Sheamus.

Shocking rumours

You never know who will show up at the Royal Rumble and that is one of the oldest WWE clichés but it is also one of the most truthful.

Rumours are as always rife when it comes to possible cameos for this years Royal Rumble.

There could be a lot of shocks this year if all the rumours are to be believed including WCW legends or even former WWE superstars.

Names such as Diamond Dallas Page and even the Dudley Boys are the biggest rumours surrounding some of the shocks for this year.

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