The 2016 Royal Rumble could mark big changes for the WWE

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As 2016 is fast approaching, the January pay-per-view event WWE have on offer could well be the perfect opportunity for the company to turn around the poor state it is in.

The Royal Rumble is one of the biggest nights of the year for WWE and is certainly seen as one of the best events in the eyes of the WWE Universe.

Perfect Opportunity 

With the Royal Rumble match itself consisting of a staggering 30 professional wrestlers, this event is often one which produces a number of surprise appearances.


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Looking back to last year's Royal Rumble match, the bout was unusually heavily criticised not least because of Daniel Bryan's speedy elimination, but also because of the eventual winner; Roman Reigns.

Reigns was booed heavily following his achievement in front of a crowd who were understandably angry following everyone's favourite 'Yes!' man's quick exit. This year's event, however, could be and should be an entirely different story as it would certainly please the WWE Universe if the company got 2016 off to an impressive start.

Surprise Appearances 

Possibly the simplest way for this to happen would be to continue to surprise followers of WWE with incredible returns or even one-off appearances on the night.

Although nothing has yet been confirmed with regard to Daniel Bryan's ongoing injury worries, a shock return at this year's Royal Rumble and a chance to redeem himself following last year's disappointment would be incredible to say the least.

Even if Bryan's comeback is short-term, it would give both the company and its fans a much-needed boost and a burst of creativity to play with which WWE is lacking so much at present.

Perhaps an even bigger return would be that made by none other than professional wrestling icon, Kurt Angle. As reported by Fansided, Angle was offered a WWE contract last year but turned it down as it required him to work full-time, and instead signed a deal with TNA which runs out in January.

At 46-years-old, Angle is certainly experienced when it comes to a professional wrestling ring and what better time than at the Royal Rumble in January for him to make an epic return to WWE's roster. Angle would undoubtedly teach the young stars of today's top roster a thing or two and the idea of a WWE legend facing a fresh-faced WWE superstar is undoubtedly one which fans would welcome.

Overall, WWE must utilise one of their biggest pay-per-view events in the Royal Rumble in January, as it will set the standard for what fans can expect throughout the rest of the year.

There is no question that the company is struggling at present with several of its big names out of action, but there are always part-time superstars and legends they can rely on to get their ratings back up. 

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