Jon's WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Predictions
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws (Kickoff Match)
The New Age Outlaws haven't shown signs of aging in the ring. Throughout their appearances in 2012 and most recently in 2014 you wouldn't be able to tell these guys haven't been apart of the main roster in about 10 years. Nonetheless if it wasn't for a heel turn, and a friend who happens to be the co-leader of The Authority, The New Age Outlaws wouldn't have a title shot. Cody & Goldust haven't shown signs of dissension, but tonight may be the beginning of the end if WWE wants these two to face off at Wrestlemania. The Rhodes will prevail, there is no point and having them drop the belts to a team who will probably not wrestle a full schedule. WINNERS: Cody Rhodes & Goldust
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt
This is how not to handle a storyline. For months Bray stalks Daniel Bryan who time after time told Bray "No!" Then on the December 30 edition of Raw, Bryan submits to the Wyatt family and becomes a full fledged member, custodial suit and all. Only to turn around and deflect barely two weeks in. These two will probably put on match of the night. But Daniel Bryan has to move on and get back into the title picture. WINNER: Daniel Bryan
Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar
The Big Show has an inept ability of sometimes playing a cry baby, a jokester, or a monster. At 7'0 and 425 lbs he's better a being a monster. Him and Brock have had a long storied history, their 2003 Royal Rumble match was good, and everyone remembers when they broke the ring on Smackdown over a decade ago. Brock is the self proclaimed number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, him losing to The Big Show would heed progress towards that goal. WINNER: Brock Lesnar
This a rematch that no one wanted. Randy Orton has struggled with a loss to Kofi Kingston, and barely any support from The Authority, Orton looks unsure of himself. Cena is well Cena, cut and dry, I have a sneaky suspicion that Cena will main event Wrestlemania, and though he could do this and has done this without being a champion, that won't be the case for the 30th Wrestlemania. WINNER: John Cena
The Royal Rumble Match
The winner of this match cashes a ticket to Wrestlemania 30 and since there is only one title we don't have to deal with the which title will the winner of the Rumble go after. As of this writing we only know of 17 Superstars who will be competing in the Royal Rumble, CM Punk being the first man to enter. Punk has been absent from this match the past two years since he was the champion at the time. Plus Batista's return should add some intrigue especially if and when him and Del Rio are in the ring at the same time.
LASTS THE LONGEST: CM Punk, being the first to enter Punk is the safe choice to last the longest, he will plot to ensure he wins The Royal Rumble to guarantee he headlines Wrestlemania 30
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Roman Reigns, he is the standout of The Shield and what better way to follow up his Survivor Series display than with a record setting Royal Rumble showcase.
SURPISES: Rob Van Dam, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, and Jake the Snake Roberts
FINAL FOUR: CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Bautista, Sheamus
WINNER: Daniel Bryan, he's done double duty before and tonight will be no different. His Wrestlemania moment will be redemption for his now infamous 18 second loss to Sheamus.