I came into this thread after the 2K wrestling game thread.
The only guys on that list I really know anything about are The Rock, Cena, Kane, Rick Flair, and Brock Lesner. I vaguely aware of Orton, Sheamus, CM Punk, and The Miz, but I couldn't tell you anything beyond what they look like (don't know any of their signature moves). Everybody else I've never heard of before. That Ryback guy looks like the 2nd coming of Goldberg (mixed with the face of Deebo from Friday).
How WWE is gonna position Cena into the upcoming WrestleMania will be revealed at this event. Likely without Undertaker, I can only imagine Cena headlining the WM against either CM Punk or the Rock if available. With Punk likely to defend his title again, the belt's value will be all-time high at the WM and having Cena winning it at that event would be perfect.
RyBack could just face the Shield in a 3-on-1 match with some stipulations.
Pretty sure Rock beats Punk and Cena wins the Rumble. That's the only way they'd be able to "reluctantly" set up another WM match between the two even though the big sell on last years WM was that the match was "once in a lifetime".
As far as Punk goes, the storyline I'd probably go with is Punk loses the title and goes on a rant over the next few weeks about how his title reign was "the most impressive streak in WWE history"...that triggers a match with Taker because his WM streak is "the most impressive streak in WWE history". I think with Taker they'd want him in a match with Punk cuz they need someone who can get a really good match out of him while takin care of him at the same time
Re: Official 2013 Royal Royal Rumble Match: Participants announced thus far:Thread
Royal Rumble Match:
Participants announced thus far:
The Great Khali