WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018: Roman Reigns Defeating Brock Lesnar And 5 Smart Booking Decisions
April 26, 2018 - WWE
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 is a singular eventuality for a company, an general pay-per-view philharmonic featuring The Undertaker, John Cena, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and a slew of other vital names wrestling on a Friday instead of a common Sunday.
The initial uncover of a kind will atmosphere live from Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on Apr 27 and outlines a initial vital eventuality to be hold there as partial of WWE’s 10-year understanding with a country, one that’s alighting a association a massive payday. As WWE looks to enhance in a Middle East, a association is loading adult a initial Greatest Royal Rumble eventuality with a star-studded uncover that facilities 7 championship matches, special appearances by stars like Triple H and Rey Mysterio, as good as a first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match.
WWE, of course, is looking to continue to float a call of a movement it started during WrestleMania 34, when a WWE Network strike a record 2.12 million subscribers. Thus, we have a Greatest Royal Rumble, one of a many star-studded shows in pro wrestling story and a special eventuality that will atmosphere on a Friday afternoon rather than a Sunday night. Not usually will this examination infer to be critical for WWE’s attempted enlargement in Saudi Arabia and a Middle East, yet it will offer as a vital eventuality for marquee storylines as well.
With AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy and Lesnar among a names fortifying their championships, a storyline happenings in Saudia Arabia could have a vital outcome on a series of tip angles going forward. Keeping that in mind, how should a pay-per-view be booked? Well, let’s take a demeanour during 5 intelligent engagement decisions WWE contingency make during a first-ever Greatest Royal Rumble.
Seth Rollins Retains The Intercontinental Championship
There might not be a hotter act in WWE right now than Seth Rollins, who continues to beget some of a loudest throng responses in all of WWE.
After Rollins had a severe go-round for many of 2016 and 2017 interjection to injuries and weird booking, WWE got him behind on lane with his record-setting performance in that epic gauntlet compare on Raw in Feb (when he pinned Roman Reigns and John Cena clean, nonetheless) and continued that movement during WrestleMania 34 when he won a Intercontinental Championship. Thus, there’s no genuine reason since WWE should hindrance a implausible movement he’s built adult during a Greatest Royal Rumble.
Rollins appears on a verge of firmly entrenching himself as arguably a best altogether performer in WWE during a time when his recognition is soaring. WWEShop.com advertisements indicate that he might now be positioned as a No. 2 sell seller in a company, even brazen of Reigns, that continues his run of ranking among WWE’s best sell movers, a clever indicator that he’s clicking with a masses.
At Greatest Royal Rumble, Rollins will urge his Intercontinental pretension in a four-way ladder compare conflicting The Miz, Samoa Joe and Finn Balor, and yet they are all excellent choices to unseat Rollins during some indicate down a road, now is not a time.
AJ Styles Gets Cheated Out Of The WWE Championship
WWE’s best engagement mostly comes when a dear babyface needs to go by a despised heel to strech a tip of WWE.
The stream adversary between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, however, is now a conflicting approach around. The good news, though, is that a Greatest Royal Rumble provides a ideal theatre for a newly heel Nakamura to change that by defeating Styles in inexpensive conform in sequence to serve concrete himself as a loathed villain. It’s usually been a few weeks given Nakamura surprisingly incited heel during WrestleMania 34, yet he’s already shown a ton of intensity in that role, so many so that WWE contingency strike while a iron is prohibited and climax him a WWE Champion.
After all, Nakamura’s conflict on Styles and Daniel Bryan on SmackDown generated more than 3.3 million YouTube views, display not usually that there is seductiveness in both Styles and Bryan as tip babyfaces yet that there is something to this new-look Nakamura. But given that Nakamura was WWE’s many renouned new star in 2017, it won’t be easy for WWE to truly settle himself as a hated heel because, utterly frankly, some fans will continue to hearten Nakamura simply since he’s so charismatic and captivating.
In sequence to safeguard that a disapprove birds sleet down on Nakamura, he needs to be a slippery and dishonourable heel who will do whatever it takes to win a WWE Championship. That means that Nakamura shouldn’t better Styles in purify conform during a Greatest Royal Rumble. Rather, he should lie in obvious, annoying fashion, that both will change a account of this story so that a babyface is chasing a heel yet also pledge that Nakamura’s grand opening (which has been somewhat tweaked) will be met with boos instead of cheers going forward.
Styles has hold a WWE pretension for some-more than 5 months and will not be harm by losing a belt, yet Nakamura can safeguard super-heel standing by winning with unwashed strategy in Saudi Arabia.