Jim Ross Blog: Royal Rumble Predictions

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog at JRsBarBQ.com with a preview of tonight’s Royal Rumble 2013 pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about:

CM Punk vs. The Rock: I expect the WWE Title bout the close the show featuring WWE Champion @CMPunk defending against @TheRock. It will be interesting to see how the challenger will be able to morph from movie star back to his wrestling roots especially against the intense Punk who is obviously walking into the main event with a sizeable chip on is shoulder.

As I have written, I see Punk, who is extremely physical and tough, using Muay Tai kicks and strikes, in general, against Rock who never really encountered anyone of Punk’s skill set when Rock was wrestling in WWE full time.

The longer the match goes the more it would seem to favor the Champion but I’m sticking to the prediction that Punk makes one mistake, likely mental, that cost him the WWE Championship.

2013 Royal Rumble Winner: I’ve picked John Cena to win the Rumble match but in reality this could go in a multitude of ways. I still feel Dolph Ziggler will make an impact and I can’t count out Sheamus, Ryback and Orton, among others. There will be so many different stories being told within this contest which makes the Rumble match so compelling. Who leaves not only the winner but who leaves this bout with their stamp on the night such as @KevinNash and Kane, among others, have done over the years? Is Kane’s record of eliminations in the Rumble match in jeopardy tonight? I say it gets broken.

Head over to JRsBarBQ.com to read the blog in its entirety, including JR’s thoughts on the other title matches at the Rumble and this day marking 20 years since the passing of Andre The Giant.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • http://twitter.com/HEELHaro Franky Haro™

    I can see Ryback breaking breaking Kane’s record. Hopefully Cena doesn’t win the Rumble, and let Ziggler win the rumble and he can be undisputed champion at WrestleMania. Either that or Orton winning the rumble resulting in a heel turn on the road to wrestlemania, my guess…

    • Sensible Sam

      unless they plan on giving Ziggler the chance to unify the titles, what’s the point in having him win? he’s already got MITB, it’s pointless imo.

      as for Ryback breaking Kane’s record – I’m done if that happens. I can’t stand the guy.

    • wwetnadudez

      I see him getting eliminated by whoever his RR opponent will be and snapping and costing them the match.

  • Bryn

    Cena or barret to win ryback gonna be like Kane or show eliminates a lot of guys but will never win