Was The Royal Rumble Winner The Right Pick?
Royal Rumble weekend wrapped up a few weeks ago in stunning fashion. Milestones were made, bars were set even higher, Kofi Kingston still amazes, and Shinsuke Nakamura wins the Royal Rumble. Nakamura had the choice between “The Beast, Brock Lesnar” or “The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles”. And of course his choice brought Philly fans to their feet as we have finally gotten our dream match at Wrestlemania. Now to hardcore fans, you guys already have witnessed a match take place whereas the everyday fan, myself included, had to YouTube it. Here’s what you should expect between these two – nothing short of an amazing match with incredibly chemistry between two of the best the company has to offer. These two have been in my WWE fantasy matchups since they both hit the scene.
A dream match to come true, but the question is who walks out of Wrestlemania standing with their hand raised in victory? With my pick, I have to stick with the face that runs the place, the P1 AJ Styles. No disrespect to Shinsuke Nakamura, but I strongly believe that he has had no real uphill climb yet. It almost feels like Nakamura is getting the Roman Reigns treatment, which is not always a bad thing, but let’s face it – you just read “Roman Reigns” and you cringed. “But Dan-Gogh, this is an epic storyline!” Yeah I get it, but why rush a storyline that frankly has no expiration date on it.
Even though my pick to win the Royal Rumble was Roman Reigns, I would’ve been emotionally invested if Finn Balor had taken the victory. Let’s face it, since winning the first ever RAW Universal Championship and having to relinquish it the next night, there has been nobody other than Bayley that have had to go through some real struggles. The weak feud with the likes of Bray Wyatt is the only memorable battle and 90% of it were computer graphics and cheap camera angles. And would you really be upset with Finn Balor versus either Brock Lesnar (Paul Heyman voice) or the face that runs the place, AJ Styles? It’ll either be another fantasy matchup with Styles that now could’ve been Balor Club vs Bullet Club, or it could’ve been a true David vs Goliath type of storyline if Finn Balor were to choose Brock Lesnar.
Who do you think should’ve won the Royal Rumble? Do you think Finn Balor would’ve been a good pick like I do? Let me know on social media or in the commens below!
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