WWE will have a special event called The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27 on the WWE Network. This event is poised to be very entertaining and has a stacked card. Below are my predictions for each match that have been set or is likely to occur, although the match card is subject to change.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali
Cedric Alexander won the Cruiserweight Championship at WrestleMania in a good match vs Mustafa Ali. This will be a fast paced matchup as both are great in-ring wrestlers. Alexander should be poised to hold on to the title for a while and it does not make much sense to have him drop the title a few weeks after winning the championship at WrestleMania.
Prediction: Cedric Alexander wins and retains the Cruiserweight Title
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match
Cesaro and Sheamus (The Bar) lost the Tag Titles at WrestleMania to Braun Strowman and a 10-year old Nicholas. The Bar will face either Bray Wyatt and Woken Matt Hardy or Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Wyatt and Hardy will face Dawson and Wilder on Raw to see who competes for the Raw Tag Team Tiles. I predict Hardy and Wyatt will beat Dawson and Wilder to face The Bar at the PPV. I can see WWE pushing Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt as a tag team and will beat The Bar at The Greatest Royal Rumble to become new Raw Tag Team Champions.
Prediction: Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt win the Raw Tag Team Titles
WWE SD! Live Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs The Usos
The Bludgeon Brothers beat The Usos and The New Day at WrestleMania in a triple-threat tag team match to become new SD! Live Tag Team Champions. The Bludgeon Brothers dominated the match and won in what was one of the shorter matches at WrestleMania. WWE will continue to push The Bludgeon Brothers as unstoppable and this match could end fairly quickly with The Bludgeon Brothers winning another squash match.
Prediction: The Bludgeon Brother win and retain the SD! Live Tag Team Titles
WWE IC Champion Seth Rollins vs The Miz vs Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe (Ladder match)
Seth Rollins, The Miz, and Finn Balor was the opening match for WrestleMania and it set the tone. The crowd was hyped and it was a very entertaining match which had Rollins pin Miz to become the new WWE IC Champion and a Grand Slam Champion. How do you top that match? You add Samoa Joe and ladders to the mix. I can see this match stealing the show and being the best match of the PPV.
Samoa Joe came back from injury on the Raw following WrestleMania and interrupted Roman Reigns. I don’t see Joe winning this match as he is better suited to battle for the WWE Title and the heavyweights like Brock Lesnar and Reigns.
The Miz lost his IC Title at WrestleMania and I don’t see him getting it back at The Greatest Royal Rumble. Miz just had a child with Maryse and it would not surprise me if he took some time off after the PPV to spend with his family.
This leaves me to believe either Rollins or Balor to win. I can see a similar situation where WWE did with Randy Orton winning the US Title to become a Grand Slam Champion, they do the same with Rollins. WWE could have given Rollins the IC Title to become a Grand Slam Champion but long-term plans do not have him holding the title long. This leads me to believe Balor will win and become the new IC Champion.
Prediction: Finn Balor wins and becomes the new IC Champion
WWE US Champion Jeff Hardy vs Jinder Mahal
Jinder Mahal beat Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, and Rusev in a fatal 4 way match at WrestleMania to become the new US Champion. Mahal winning the US Title at WrestleMania was very surprising as most thought either Orton or Rusev would win the match. Mahal moved to Raw in the superstar shake up and lost the US Title to Jeff Hardy. I do not see Jeff Hardy losing the title at the Greatest Royal Rumble. Hardy moved to SD! Live in the shakeup and I don't see WWE having both the IC and US Title on Raw. Hardy will keep the US Title and beat Mahal.
Prediction: Jeff Hardy wins and keeps the US Title
John Cena vs Triple H
This match really is unexpected as both have not been seen on Raw together. John Cena and HHH are two of the greatest ever and this should be a good match. Both guys suffered losses at WrestleMania. Cena got beat easily by Undertaker and HHH in a tag match with Stephanie McMahon lost to Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle. This will be the first battle between the two in eight years. With nothing on the line as this is a non-title match, this could go either way. In the end, I see Cena picking up the victory.
Prediction: John Cena wins the match
The Undertaker vs Rusev (Casket match)
The Greatest Royal Rumble will be Rusev Day after all. Rusev was replaced by Chris Jericho at first but WWE put Rusev back in the Casket match. Undertaker has been in 15 casket matches and has won 11 of them. It is quite surprising to see Taker wrestle after WrestleMania as he has not done so lately. Taker looked to be in good shape at WrestleMania which is good to see as he was looking banged up in previous WrestleMania matches. The casket match is The Undertaker’s baby and I don’t see him losing.
Prediction: The Undertaker wins the match
50-Man Royal Rumble Match
This Royal Rumble match will be the biggest Royal Rumble in history with 50 competitors. You will see the likes of Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman, Kurt Angle, and many more compete in this match. I am sure legends will also enter this match as surprise entrants. Rumors are Rey Mysterio will make a return during this match.
If this match follows Royal Rumble rules and each entrant enters the match every 90 seconds, this will be by far the longest match of the PPV. WWE could decide to have it be Battle Royal rules where they are all in the ring at the same time in order to save time but I think it will be Royal Rumble rules.
There are many options to win this match and it is quite difficult to predict a winner with so many people in this match. I think a few options could stand out like Bryan, Angle, or Strowman. I really don’t think WWE will have a legend win this match and have someone on the current roster take it. My prediction is nobody will be able to eliminate Braun Strowman and he picks up the win.
Prediction: Braun Strowman wins the match
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura
These two fought for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania and AJ Styles won the match. Shinsuke Nakamura turned heel in what was a very surprising moment at WrestleMania. This match was supposed to steal WrestleMania but was rather disappointing. I think this will be a better match and should be the match of the PPV. This could be a great rivalry in WWE if they keep it going. I think if WWE wanted the WWE Title on Nakamura they would have done so at WrestleMania. This leads me to think AJ Styles will win and retain his WWE Title.
Prediction: AJ Styles wins the match
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns (Steel Cage match)
WWE did it once again and shocked everyone at WrestleMania having Brock Lesnar win. Most people thought there was no doubt Reigns would win but instead Lesnar beat him relatively easily. This match will be in a steel cage and it should be a good match. After a squash match which saw Lesnar crush Reigns at WrestleMania, I am not sure why they have a rematch. It would not make much sense to have Reigns win after the Mania match but for some reason, I think Regins does indeed win. I would be happy if Reigns won as I am sick of Lesnar’s antics backstage. WWE needs a fighting champion who will be on Raw every week and Reigns is that guy. Whether you love or hate him, he would be a much better champion than Lesnar.
Prediction: Roman Reigns wins the WWE Universal Title