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December 30, 2019

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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  • Reply Seth Amphetaminess December 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Super Tough Dude Laurie Blake!

  • Reply Jonathan Panetta December 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    It’s actually not January yet lol

  • Reply XI_AT December 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Free pete

  • Reply Jesse Venable December 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Support Wrestling Talk!

  • Reply DezYirz December 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I’m here early and I bet you $$$ you still don’t reply

  • Reply seth huerta December 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Male winner:Roman Reigns?

    Female winner:Charlotte flair

  • Reply Joe DeFilippo December 30, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    It means all will be Fakidor

  • Reply Mr. Oscar December 30, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Mark that on your calendar y'all, you can't miss choppa's birthday.

  • Reply i am the drum and bass farmer December 30, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    happy birthday choppywop

  • Reply Johnny The Fastest Flash December 30, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    If CM Punk returns in the rumble that would break the internet.

  • Reply PuNKD Steven December 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    "It's January, you know what that means!…"

    Oh good god, i've been in a coma for 2 days it seems

  • Reply Sammy4549 December 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I would be okay with Roman winning the Rumble, if it means he can get out of the feud with Corbin.

  • Reply Seth Colby December 30, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    "it's January , you know what that means"
    laurie blake being a time traveler confirmed?!

  • Reply Justin Valdez December 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I agree rhea for rumble win

  • Reply Seth Freakin Rollins December 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    The last 4 remaining in the women's Royal Rumble :

    Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey.

    The last 4 remaining in the men's Royal Rumble :

    Roman Reigns, Roman Reigns, Roman Reigns & Roman Reigns! (Jk. It could be anyone remaining, but Roman is most likely winning).

  • Reply Mafia1997 December 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Not that I dislike Roman, but that would just be boring if he won imo.

  • Reply Magical Penis December 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Honestly don't know if roman winning the rumble is the right move.

  • Reply FASHIONandLUST December 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Will he bring Melina with him?
    Well hes married to taya valkyrie so doubt it.

  • Reply Semolois.v1 December 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I really appreciate the hard work that you guys doing, but it would be great if you add the host name somewhere in the video/description or the title
    I only watch oli's videos till the end because he is my favorite, it doesn't the others are bad it just I prefer oli's narration.
    And good luck for you guys!

  • Reply Jobber.JJ496 -Oli Davis Number1 Fan TM December 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE & KING CHOPPER WHOPPER. It's a coincidence that you both share the same Birthday. Who said Ronda Rousey is returning? WWE to reporters who they like. If she returns, she returns but she's NOT returning. LETS HAVE TWO BRAND NEW ROYAL RUMBLE WINNERS.

  • Reply Horvat Dejvid December 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    In my opinon i would let Alistair Black win

  • Reply Ryan Ghantous December 30, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    How about a WWE debut of Killer Kross at the Royal Rumble?

  • Reply Wombat Man December 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    The Best what WWE can do ist that Kairi Sane win the Royal Rumble Match and challenge Becky or Asuka for the Title.

    The Man Rumble Match has to win a NXT Guy…Gargano, Ciampa, Kushida, Walter, Pete Dune etc….

  • Reply kingslayer86 December 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I think it's time we waged war for the return of oli's jacket

  • Reply moh amine December 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    i hope drew wins the rumble

  • Reply ben ey December 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I want demon finn balor to win the royal rumble 2020

  • Reply Salman Utim December 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Imagine if Cm Punk returns and wins the royal rumble.

  • Reply Jumnation Creed December 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    So why can't Sheamus win the Rumble?

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