The WWE Royal Rumble 2016 spoilers and rumors have been in full swing as the big pay-per-view arrives this coming Sunday for professional wrestling fans. Match odds have been available online which seem to give fans a good prediction of how things might play out. So does that mean current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns will do the unfathomable and last the entire match from the No. 1 entry to win? Will Brock “The Beast” Lesnar dethrone him as champion and reclaim the title belt that Paul Heyman says his client never officially lost? Or will a totally different superstar walk out of the building as the champion? Here’s some information on Rumble match odds and the prediction for who will win it.
According to a Jan. 19 article from The Big Lead, Triple H may not be seen much on pro wrestling TV shows these days, but the odds favor the head honcho to win this year’s Rumble. Jason Simbal from Las Vegas bookmaker CG Technology released odds to ESPN’s Cheap Heat podcast and indicated that Triple H is the main favorite due to the fact that WWE has been “so intentionally failing to mention him in any context.” Fans will remember back to Raw a few weeks ago when Mr. McMahon had all of the superstars assembled on stage, clearly drawing attention to everyone but the guy missing from TV, Triple H. Recently, attention has been put on Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and The Wyatt Family as well.
So Triple H leads all contenders at -110 from CG Technology’s list or +115 (versus the field at -155) on the 5Dimes website. Reigns is next at 2 to 1, followed by Brock Lesnar at 5 to 2 and then Daniel Bryan at 12 to 1. Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose are tied for the next spot with 14 to 1 odds, followed by Randy Orton and Rusev at 16 to 1. The Undertaker is an 18 to 1 favorite. Another interesting name on the list is AJ Styles at 20 to 1. Finn Balor (25/1), Samoa Joe (40/1) and Vince McMahon or Shawn Michaels (150/1) are some other interesting choices who probably won’t win, but would be fun to see go all the way. Of note, Brock Lesnar is probably the biggest name in this match to have never won it before.
The biggest prediction or spoiler floating around for how the match plays out is the obvious one. Roman Reigns starts the match at No. 1 since Vince McMahon made a “random” selection of his name on Raw to start the match. Reigns lasts almost all the way until the end only to hear Triple H’s music hit for the No. 30 entry. Triple H comes in and takes out an exhausted Reigns to take away his championship belt and set up a huge headlining match for WrestleMania 32. Of course if Seth Rollins has made a quicker recovery than expected, it may not be surprising to see him enter, or the WWE is saving Rollins as a future opponent for Triple H as well.