What a great weekend for WWE’s most iconic match, the Royal Rumble. Who will emerge victorious?
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Yet the rules are the same. Thirty contestants top eliminate over his rope and he is the only winner. He won his BoxingMania headliner. So, before Bob Arum hears about this and actually tries to put it up for the summer, let’s reveal our ranking of the winners from least to most likely.
30. Jake Paul
Forced to step into the ring alongside a handful of real boxers who are neither former NBA players nor aging UFC fighters, the “problem child” – and brother of Royal Rumble rival Logan – is a one-time fighter. We belted it over the top rope with a clean punch. It’s sad to lose a top heel like this early on, but we do our best to live with it.
29. Eddie Hahn
Using Shane McMahon’s theme song, “Here Comes The Money,” “Million Dollar Manchild” is an electrifying show just to last almost as long in the ring as one of Anthony Joshua’s early career opponents. Arrive grinning to a chorus of boos. fast cars; fast exits;
28. Chris Eubank Sr.
When Eubank Jr. goes out of action, his old man appears wearing a monocle, cane, pinstripe suit, and top hat. , your opponents will gather by the waiting rope, vault in, then vault out. It just doesn’t look the best.
27. “Rocky Balboa”
Sly Stallone, who plays his iconic movie character, Rocky, gets his fans cheering with a surprise entrance. Unfortunately, the Hollywood legend says he’s A) 76 years old and B) only performs martial arts. In the serious world of WWE, there is no place for pretend play.
26. David Hay
The returning two-division world champion comes out with his good looks and lean build. However, his body is secretly held together in sellotape, and in the first few moves we see Hei being bombed from above. However, he had scored a point at the stoppage.
25 & 24. Terence Crawford and Errol Spence
The big shock of two pre-Rumble favorites going out together. Both arrive at the same time and stand there waiting for the other welterweight to step into the ring first. Other competitors get fed up with the stall, pull into the ring, and quickly throw them both out.
23. Dillian White
It’s an impressive Jaws/Werewolf entrance, but “Dillian the Villain” has made so many enemies over the years that he’ll need a tombstone, a chokeslam, and more before being quietly pushed out. was powerbombed through a table. White later claims the push did all the damage.
22. Bernard Hopkins
The crowd bursts out for a surprise return and begins tediously hugging and wrestling until the masked “executor” rises to the ring. Joe Smith Jr. finally runs in from the crowd and hits a B-hop through the ropes. everyone ignores it.
21. Deontay Wilder
Shouting “Bomb Squad” and showing up in his best “Kinky Sauron” outfit, but by the time he gets into the ring it’s so heavy that pre-rumble favorite Wilder is running empty and sitting Duck Gets Down. Presents a list of the 1,001 excuses he lost on Monday’s RAW.
20. Josh Taylor
‘Rowdy Roddy Taylor’ isn’t happy about having to wear a kilt and bagpipes (when is he?), but before getting into a ringside altercation with rising star ‘Jack El Gato’ Show off your skills and lead to the elimination of distractions.
19. Oscar de la Hoya
Thanks to being a former pound-for-pound idol, the promoter is much better than Mr. “Make Money with Hahn.” However, when “The Golden Boy” finds “Stone Cold Dana White” in the audience, he becomes enraged and eliminates himself to go after Chromedome’s rival.
18. Andy Ruiz Jr.
As for the new slimmer Lewis Jr., he still boasts a Rumbles-winning Yokozuna-style physique. Besides, who will lift him up? Unfortunately, Titantron begins to falsely display the “highlights” of the rematch with Anthony Joshua, causing big Andy to fall asleep.
17. Jarvonta Davis
Come out in a real military tank and start KOing your enemies in the ring. However, Davis loses interest when he realizes that instead of his beloved WBA “regular” belt, a challenge is looming for his WWE Championship, a much more revered world title. Unexpectedly early departure.
16 & 15. Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo
Double DQ! ‘J Charlo’ was early on until it was discovered that the same pair pulled off some classic wrestling ‘twin magic’, swapping roles and one brother hiding under the ring. Immediate disqualification (but a challenge for the tag team titles awaits).
14. Anthony Joshua
WWE booker Triple H’s eyes light up when the toweringly handsome Adonis steps into the ring. It cleans the house early on, but is found and bundled midway through the Rumble while updating his Instagram story. Regardless, Triple H will book him for a WrestleMania pose-off with John Cena.
13. Gennady Golovkin
At 40 and past his prime, ‘Triple G’ is still tough and Kazakhstan ready to run for the late game, but one opponent is desperate and Chris Eubank Jr. is in his prime reminds Golovkin that he thought he could beat him with . Laughing and crumbling down.
12. Ryan Garcia
Good looking, fast, flashy (if unproven) and has a huge social following, WWE knows “King Ry” does all sorts of dirty tricks to get deep into the Rumble. However, when an overly wild headlock ruins Garcia’s perfect hair, he is unable to save himself.
11. Vasily Lomachenko
Even if he slows down and does his best, Roma’s footwork is still compelling, and who could have even caught The Matrix, let alone thrown him out of the ring? Haney runs in, sneaks out, trips Lomachenko, and pivots off the top rope to send him off.
10. Mike Tyson
The return of crotch-slicing DX superstar “Iron Mike” received the loudest applause of the night. As he showed against Roy Jones, even Tyson, who is in his mid-50s, still has enough old moves to beat some opponents.
9. Shakur Stevenson
A stylish southpaw with speed and fluid skills, Shakur could be a future pound-for-pound number one. But boxing like WWE is all about putting fading old stars on top, not promoting youth. Many veterans gather to bundle up Slickster.
8. Floyd Mayweather
yes! The revival of the ultimate heel “Money” drives the audience into a frenzy. Thanks to WWE’s experience in viciously destroying Big Show, Floyd will go a long way, but when the mid-rumble offer to sparr Prince Harry on a Dubai helipad for a Netflix special comes along, Floyd wants to be as close as possible. I will leave early.
7. Joe Joyce
The “Big Juggernaut” is a beefy, relentless heavyweight built to go deep in Rumble matches. Unfortunately, his trash-talking attempts proved so inadequate that Triple H himself sneaked into the ring and established a “Double J” pedigree just to keep Joyce from winning. I did. Boo!
6. Artur Beterbiev
The bearded Knockout King shows off his Ric Flair-esque ability to bleed profusely and stay competitive. He doesn’t care when he is knocked down, and ostensibly he continues to provoke people like Zangief in “Street Fighter”. Brutal.
5. Naoya Inoue
“The Monster” has KO power and a perfect pro wrestling nickname, but if you think WWE is going to take a small, technically superior hipster fan favorite from Japan to victory at the Rumble , you come another thing. Finishing fifth and boxing hardcore tearing up the ticket.
4. Oleksandr Usyk
I feel so much. Come out like crazy, dance in your pants and rock a packed crowd. His size and skill take him far, but one dastardly rival ends up bellyflopping him off the top of his rope. No cigar has gone far beyond the powerhouse of Ukraine.
3. Canelo Alvarez
With his flashy D&G pajamas and iron chin, this popular babyface is a pro wrestling dream and looks to add his PPV drawing power to the main event of BoxingMania 2023. 2.
2. Dimitri Bivol
The stone-faced Russian is similarly underrated and steadfast, showing admirable ring generalship to reach the final two… by the size of the final opponent Only to be put back together (and a mysterious mariachi guitar split his head from the outside).
1. Tyson Fury
Size, WWE experience, and hot promotions all the way through. The “Gypsy King” is slippery in the ring and rivals can’t get hold of his love handles and throw him over the ropes. Starting “American Pie”… Hold on, who’s that masked Ukrainian sneaking up behind Fury with a chair?