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Royal Rumble Predictions Showdown Results And Review

When we first decided to do a Predictions Showdown, I was convinced I’d have it in the bag.

Proves what I know, huh?

The Royal Rumble has been and gone and it didn’t work out brilliantly for your friendly neighborhood wrestling writer. In fact, you could say that I’m probably never going to hear the end of this, at least not until the next PPV.

But I am nothing if not valiant in defeat. So let’s lace up our boots and head to the ring for the Royal Rumble Predictions Showdown results and review.

Chad Gable vs Sheamus

Chad (I’m Not Bloody Calling Him Shorty G) Gable vs Sheamus

I have no idea if this was a good match or not as I didn’t watch it.

What? You’re surprised that I decided to take an already 4 hour plus long show and not add even more time to it?

I do have a life outside of wrestling you know.

Though you probably don’t believe that…

Winner: Sheamus

Our Predictions: 

Christopher FlackettSheamus

Andrew Grevas: Sheamus

Neil Gray: Sheamus

Conor O’Donnell: Sheamus

Score So Far: One Point Each.

Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo

United States Championship Title Match: Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo

Another match that didn’t get watched but one that, by all accounts, should’ve.

Heard a lot of good things about this and it looks as if this feud could be going all the way to Wrestlemania.

Just a shame I backed the wrong horse.

Winner And Still United States Champion: Andrade

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettAndrade

Andrew Grevas: Andrade

Neil Gray: Humberto Carrillo

Conor O’Donnell: Andrade

Scores So Far:

Flackett, Grevas, and O’Donnell: Two Points

Gray: One Point

Reigns vs. Corbin

Falls Count Anywhere: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin

This was vicious.

So vicious in fact, that I take back all the horrible things I’ve ever said about Baron/King Corbin.

It was a true slobber-knocker, with both competitors beating the living hell out of each other, sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of their factions.

I bloody loved it.

What I didn’t bloody love was the final result which saw me proven wrong, yet again.

Maybe I’ve been right about Corbin all along.

Winner: Roman Reigns

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettRoman Reigns

Andrew Grevas: King Corbin

Neil Gray: King Corbin

Conor O’Donnell: King Corbin

Scores So Far:

Flackett: Three Points

Grevas and O’Donnell: Two Points

Gray: One Point

Women's Royal Rumble

Women’s Royal Rumble Match

I took away three things from this excellent bout.

1: The WWE is very hot on Bianca Belair at the moment, having her break the record for most elimination just goes to prove that, and she’s got to be a dead cert to take Rhea Ripley’s title at the next TakeOver.

2: Beth Phoenix is a double hard bastard as that cut on the back of her head would’ve stopped most other wrestlers in their tracks.

3: the next time I say I’m going to pick Charlotte, I SHOULD BLOODY WELL PICK CHARLOTTE!!!

Ah well, at least my choice actually made it into the Rumble.

Winner: Charlotte

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettSasha Banks

Andrew Grevas: Shayna Baszler

Neil Gray: Shayna Baszler

Conor O’Donnell: Shayna Baszler

Scores So Far:

Flackett: Three Points

Grevas and O’Donnell: Two Points

Gray: One Point

Bayley vs. Lacey Evans

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans

Personally, I’ve never been more happy to be wrong.

I am so glad that Lacey Evans didn’t walk away as SmackDown Women’s Champion that I might just build a statue of Vince McMahon in my backyard.

This does set up an interesting prospect, however. With Bayley tanking as champion and Charlotte now able to take her pick of the belts, maybe we’ll see another unification match at this year’s Wrestlemania.

Winner And Still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bayley

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettLacey Evans

Andrew Grevas: Bayley

Neil Gray: Lacey Evans

Conor O’Donnell: Bayley

Scores So Far:

Flackett, Grevas, and O’Donnell: Three Points

Gray: One Point

The Fiend vs Daniel Bryan

Universal Title Strap Match: The Fiend vs. Daniel Bryan

If the Roman Reigns/King Corbin match that kicked off the Royal Rumble was vicious, then this was just brutality on a whole other level.

Both Wyatt and D-Bry did their utmost to put make sure their opponent would spend the next week eating hospital food and managed to take a Strap-Match and make it not only work but be pretty decent as well.

Bryan is a legend for putting The Fiend over, he’s helped make this character the one that should be truly feared within the WWE.

Winner And Still Universal Champion: The Fiend

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettDaniel Bryan

Andrew Grevas: The Fiend

Neil Gray: The Fiend

Conor O’Donnell: Daniel Bryan

Scores So Far:

Grevas: Four Points

Flackett and O’Donnell: Three Points

Gray: Two Points

Becky Lynch vs Asuka

Raw Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka

Considering how earlier I put out the idea of a unification match at Wrestlemania, I’m glad they kept the trap on Lynch.

She is the face of the company at the moment, and one of the most important wrestlers in the world today, so to have her drop the belt here would’ve just been insane.

Plus, who doesn’t want to see her win a triple threat match at the Show Of Shows to reclaim all the gold?

Winner And Still RAW Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettAsuka

Andrew Grevas: Becky Lynch

Neil Gray: Becky Lynch

Conor O’Donnell: Becky Lynch

Scores So Far:

Grevas: Five Points

O’Donnell: Four Points

Flackett and Gray Three Points

Men's Royal Rumble

Men’s Royal Rumble

This was an odd one and was on its way to getting the thumbs down after Brrrrrrrrrrrock Lesnar had pretty much run through a vast majority of the roster.

The Edge returned and all was forgiven.

He should’ve won it.

The Rated R Superstar should’ve been the one pointing to the Wrestlemania sign at the end of the match but, unfortunately for us and for Grevas as he was going to be his pick originally, that honor went to Drew McIntyre

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Our Predictions:

Christopher FlackettBrrrrrrrrock Lesnar

Andrew Grevas: Roman Reigns

Neil Gray: Roman Reigns

Conor O’Donnell: Roman Reigns

Scores So Far:

Grevas: Five Points

O’Donnell: Four Points

Flackett and Gray Three Points

Becky Lynch

Final Thoughts

Don’t worry, that picture of sad Becky isn’t a reflection on the show itself.

This year’s Royal Rumble was easily the best one for years and there wasn’t a bad match on the bill, the proceeding pout is because not only did I lose, I lost to Grevas which means I’m going to have to listen to him bang on about it until the next PPV.

It could’ve been worse mind, if Flackett hadn’t performed so badly I would’ve been last, so at least this way I can say I was tied for third place.

All of this can be forgotten, however, by the return of Edge.

I actually choked up when his music hit and when it all seemed to become a little bit too much for him as he made his way down the ramp, I’ll be buggered if I didn’t shed a tear as well.

It remains to be seen if that was his one and done or if we can expect to see him back for a program, possibly with Orton after he eliminated him.

Whatever happens though, it was great to see the Rated R Superstar back in a WWE ring, even if it was just for one night.

As for our own little Inner Circle, how did we fair?

Well, the table looks a little like this.

Predictions Showdown Winner: Andrew Grevas

Table:

Andrew Grevas: Five Points

Conor O’Donnell: Four Points

Christopher Flackett: Three Points

Neil Gray: Three Points

I may have lost this battle, but the war still rages on.

NXT: TakeOver Portland is the next stop and I intend to take no prisoners.

I’m coming for you Grevas.

Neil Gray

Written by Neil Gray

The Undisputed Sports Obsessive One Man Wrestling Writing Machine. He is The Gray and he is 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 damn good.

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