WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Should Baron Corbin Face The Winner Of John Cena Vs. AJ Styles?
January 4, 2017 - WWE
John Cena or AJ Styles will leave WWE Royal Rumble as a WWE Champion, though who hurdles possibly luminary for a pretension during WrestleMania 33 isn’t as clear.
The Undertaker is a favorite to win a Rumble (assuming he enters it) to set adult a preferred WrestleMania compare opposite Cena, a hitch that was earmarked for WrestleMania 32 before Cena’s injury. Likewise, Undertaker vs. Styles was rumored as a potential Royal Rumble pretension compare during one point, definition that could still be an choice for ‘Mania as well. As a result, it seems many fans have penciled in Taker vs. Styles or Cena for WrestleMania 33.
But here’s a furious label choice that would be a softened choice for WWE’s long-term future: Baron Corbin vs. whoever is WWE Champion.
On this week’s SmackDown, WWE hinted during Corbin’s intensity impasse in a WWE Championship design when he miscarry a Cena/Styles agreement signing and suggested that he was a blue brand’s initial Royal Rumble entrant. Now, Corbin is set to go one-on-one with Cena on subsequent week’s part in what could be a predecessor to a WrestleMania 33 adversary with Cena or maybe even Styles.
Just a few brief months ago, frequency anyone could have illusory Corbin removing a high-profile compare during WrestleMania, though clearly overnight, “The Lone Wolf” has softened leaps and end to a indicate where WWE has positioned him opposite “The Champ.” Corbin has shown a strides he’s done as an in-ring performer during large matches opposite Styles, Dolph Ziggler and even Kalisto, and with Styles stability to advantage a support of fans, Corbin is now narguably a biggest heel on a blue brand.
Translation: WWE has strapped a self-evident rocket to Corbin, and it couldn’t have happened during a softened time for him.
According to a Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer (h/t Inquisitr), WWE’s prior WrestleMania 33 skeleton are now adult in a air, and we could see a most opposite label for a uncover than was creatively rumored:
There’s been an renovate of aspects of a WrestleMania label in a final integrate days, though we don’t know what’s a new card. A lot of a things that was going to happen, is not going to happen, and they’re redoing a lot of a things right now.
Previously rumored bouts embody Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, a aforementioned Cena vs. Styles, Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens, Triple H vs. Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns. But with this week’s part of Raw hinting during a opposite instruction for several of those superstars and SmackDown doing a same, rising stars like Strowman and Corbin could and should be a ones to benefit.