BY JANUARY 21, 2019
The Royal Rumble is always one of the most complex matches of the year as WWE attempts to balance interweaving 30 Superstars together in a crossover of brands, feuds, pushes and stories over the course of an hour.
While there is always an expectation that anything can happen, the writers have taken to several tropes that seem to apply to almost every Rumble in some fashion or another every year.
This goes beyond the standard hype for returning legends, surprise entrants and who will outlast the competition, and it expands into smaller details, such as WWE‘s tendency to book babyfaces in the No. 14 spot—only three heels in the past 13 years.
This writer is a big fan of keeping track of Royal Rumble statistics and spots, so let’s dive into some of the more overlooked aspects of the Rumble and give some predictions of how these tropes might play out for the matches… Read the Full Story HERE