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Wrestleview Staff and Readers Predictions
WWE Royal Rumble 2013 Edition
January 27, 2013
Written by: Mr. V of Wrestleview.com

Introduction

Hello everyone and welcome to the LAST edition of Predictions from the Faculty (Season #4)! This time, we will predict the outcomes of WWE’s Royal Rumble. The show will be held live at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ!

No need for the rundown. As of now we know that if you, the reader, finish in the top 3 overall (from TNA Against All Odds 2012 – Royal Rumble 2013) they get a prize. Here are the standings for the Wrestleview staff and readers.

The next season will begin on February 17, 2013 with WWE’s Elimination Chamber. Next season will have some changes. I will explain them after our predictions.

The 2012-2013 Wrestleview Staff Standings (As of TNA Genesis)

1) David Stephens (WWE Raw Recaps/Teacher’s Lounge)……………………111-49 (5-3)
2) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)………………………………………………110-50 (4-4)
3) Nick Gray (Independent Roundtable Host)………………………………………108-52 (4-4)
4) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)……………105-55 (4-4)
5) Wrestleview Readers…………………………………………………………………………104-56 (5-3)
6) Greg McNeish (WV International Desk/WV Telemundo)……………………101-51 (6-2)
7) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)…………………………………….99-61 (6-2)
8) Josh Boutwell (Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)…………………………………98-56 (4-4)
9) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds/WV Polls)…………………………96-55 (7-1)
10) Jason Namako (ROH/WWE Superstars recaps/Ind. Round. Host)……95-65 (5-3)
11) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)…………………………………94-66 (2-6)
12) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/Eye Gouge)………………………………33-15 (NR)
13) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper/WV Telemundo)……………31-9 (NR)
14) CJ Bowman (WWE Main Event Recapper)…………………………………………21-15 (6-2)
15) Rocky Jiminez (WWE Saturday Morning Slam Recapper)…………………13-6 (NR)

Wade Bradford, the previous Student of the Week, went undefeated on the last PPV and retained his spot for this weekend’s Royal Rumble.

The Top Five Readers in the Wrestleview Readers Standings

(As of TNA Genesis)

1) Wade Bradford………………………………………111-40 (8-0)
2) James Lacerenza…………………………………..110-41 (6-2)
3) Jordan Benterman………………………………..106-45 (5-3) (2011 Winner)
4) Robert Downing……………………………………105-46 (2-6)
5) Jamie Sowter……………………………………….104-47 (6-2)

As of Press time, I have yet to receive picks from Gregory Walek, Jose Marrero, Mike Tedesco, Clinton Bowman, and Rocky Jiminez.

Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) (c’s) vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)

David S. – TEAM HELL NO.

Evan O. – TEAM HELL NO.

Nick G. – HELL NO.

Anthony V. – RHODES SCHOLARS. Now that Kane and Daniel Bryan graduated Anger Management, it is time for them to implode. It’s time for a change.

Greg M. – TEAM RHODES SCHOLARS.

Darragh O. – TEAM HELL NO.

Josh B. – HELL……NO!

Matt O. – RHODES SCHOLARS.

Jason N. – TEAM RHODES SCHOLARS.

Wade B. – Time for a change. The Team Hell No routine is getting old, and RHODES SCHOLARS is easily the hotter team. Four Words: Dr. Shelby Heel Turn! You’re Welcome. Rhodes Scholars win the tag titles.

CONSENSUS:TIE 5-5.

Singles Match for the WWE United States Championship
(To be shown on WWE’s YouTube Channel)

Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. The Miz

David S. – CESARO.

Evan O. – ANTONIO CESARO.

Nick G. – CESARO.

Anthony V. – CESARO. This is the only match I feel comfortable predicting. The Miz does not need a title. Cesaro does, and he represented the title well. Let him keep it.

Greg M. – ANTONIO CESARO.

Darragh O. – THE MIZ.

Josh B. – CESARO.

Matt O. – ANTONIO CESARO.

Jason N. – ANTONIO CESARO.

Wade B. – Another layup for the champ. CESARO retains. Hail Cesaro!

CONSENSUS:CESARO 9-1.

Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. The Big Show

David S. – DEL RIO.

Evan O. – ALBERTO DEL RIO.

Nick G. – SHOW.

Anthony V. – DEL RIO. I think Del Rio has something special with this face turn and as champion. Del Rio will find an intelligent way to keep Big Show down.

Greg M. – ALBERTO DEL RIO.

Darragh O. – ALBERTO DEL RIO.

Josh B. – ALBERTO DEEEEEEEEEEEL RIOOOOOOOOOOO.

Matt O. – ALBERTO DEL RIO.

Jason N. – ALBERTO DEL RIO.

Wade B. – They put the title on Del Rio for a reason, and I don’t think it involves him losing it to the same guy in the same match two weeks later. DEL RIO retains.

CONSENSUS:DEL RIO 9-1.

Singles Match for the WWE World Championship
Stipulation: If anyone from The Shield interferes, CM Punk must relinquish his WWE Championship

CM Punk (c) vs. The Rock

David S. – CM PUNK.

Evan O. – CM PUNK.

Nick G. – THE ROCK.

Anthony V. – THE ROCK. For some reason, I think Punk “may” find a way to retain and The Rock wins it at Chamber (or Cena wins a title shot at Chamber for the impending Cena/Rock II). Either way, Rock will win this match. The question is “Will he get the WWE Championship”?

Greg M. – THE ROCK.

Darragh O. – CM PUNK.

Josh B. – THE ROCK.

Matt O. – THE ROCK.

Jason N. – THE ROCK.

Wade B. – 1) They can’t have the same Rock/Cena “Once in a Lifetime” match at WM two years in a row. 2) It makes much more sense to continue Punk’s historic title reign as part of the build going into WM, instead of just ending it at the Rumble. 3) Vince’s stip pretty much insures that Punk somehow weasels out of this match some other way, maybe with Brad Maddox. PUNK retains, and we probably will end up with Punk/Rock/Cena at WM.

CONSENSUS: THE ROCK 6-4.

NON TITLE MATCH

The 30-Man Royal Rumble

We picked the winner and what number they will be entered.

David S. – JOHN CENA at 30.

Evan O. – RYBACK at 22.

Nick G. – RYBACK at 10.

Anthony V. – DOLPH ZIGGLER at Number 1. I really think if there is a way to make him a threat to a World Title, he needs to win and face Del Rio. I am overthinking it, but I have nothing to lose.

Greg M. – RANDY ORTON at 27.

Darragh O. – RYBACK at 29.

Josh B. – JUAN CENA at 25.

Matt O. – JOHN CENA at 23.

Jason N. – JOHN CENA at 18.

Wade B. – The second JOHN CENA enters, everybody else will be Five Moves of Doomed. Cena wins the Rumble and bgins his Year of Redemption. Final Four: Cena, Ziggler, Orton, and Sheamus.

CONSENSUS: JOHN CENA is predicted to win on five of the ballots. Ryback is on 3 of them with Orton and Ziggler getting one each to round the prediction out.

And now, changes for Next Year’s Predictions Game

1) ROH iPPVs WILL count next season (but only a few of them).

One of the things that we all mainly agreed on four years ago is that in order for a PPV to count in our standings a company must have a Weekly TV Deal in the United States that covers a vast area in the country. Ring of Honor Wrestling meets the criteria, but we will only count six of their iPPVs. The list will be featured in a bit.

2) We will be using a Points System.

This will make it easier and many other sites now use a points system. It will be easy. I will award two points for a championship predicted correctly, and one point for a non-title matches predicted correctly. I will still keep a private win-loss standing in case people do not like the new format. It will be up to the readers and staff who participate.

3) Next Season will end later…at WrestleMania XXX!

Due to popular demand, we listened and will invoke a new law that all season from here on out starting with Season #5 will end at Wrestlemania. So next season will go from Elimination Chamber 2013 – WrestleMania XXX.

4) Don’t worry, we will have a separate readers standings.

This will be the only non-change. This is for the readers so they can be a part of the predictions process as well. The readers of the week next season still have the same rules. One must outright defeat the defending Reader of the Week to get theirs posted in a future article. One can’t tie with them. If a Reader of the Week goes undefeated (or accumulates the most possible points) in a PPV, they automatically retain their position.

Next season, we feel, will be easier for all readers to participate in if they choose. And have fun with it! Don’t take it seriously!

The 2013-2014 PPV Predictions Projected Schedule

WWE

Elimination Chamber 2013
WrestleMania XXIX
Extreme Rules 2013
(June PPV – Name TBD)
Money in the Bank 2013
SummerSlam 2013
Night of Champions 2013
Over the Limit 2013
Hell in a Cell 2013
Survivor Series 2013
Table, Ladders, and Chairs 2013
Royal Rumble 2014
Elmination Chamber 2014
WrestleMania XXX (will mark the official end of next season)

TNA

Lockdown 2013
Slammiversary XI
Bound for Glory 2013
Genesis 2014
Lockdown 2014

ROH

Anniversary Show from 2013
WrestleMania Weekend Shows for 2013
Best in the World 2013
Death Before Dishonor XI
Glory by Honor XII
Final Battle 2013
Anniversary Show from 2014
WrestleMania Weekend Shows for 2014

Dismissal

Well, that concludes this recent season of Predictions from the Faculty! We will take a well-deserved 21-Day break and will be back for WWE’s Elimination Chamber (and FIRST PPV of the new season!)

UPDATE: Due to the TNA’s elimination of the Against All Odds PPV in February we will start the NEW Predictions Season on February 2013 with WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV.

Take Care and enjoy the show tonight! Be sure to listen to the Royal Rumble Post-Show hosted by Adam Martin, Hunter Golden, and Doug Lackey on the Wrestleview Radio Network.

Until next time, you are DISMISSED!

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