Predictability will maim the entertainment value of WWE Royal Rumble 2016 Results if Roman Reigns is the last man standing.
Reigns overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds would be the most obvious way to end the 30-man Battle Royal. It would be the action hero fighting off the small army to save the day, the cookie-cutter approach to this story.
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The surprise change made to the 2016 Royal Rumble match should be kept to keep the fans guessing and make another superstar shine the spotlight in addition to Roman Reigns.
This change in format is momentous, adding an electricity to the event that has been lacking in recent years. It will mark the first time since 1992 that the Battle Royal will decide the world champion. There's history to be made here, and a variety of options are at WWE's command.
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Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net believes "no one wants to see" that scenario. He's right in the sense that it's a story that threatens to undo all the work WWE has put in to win fans over.
Reigns ride to top has been a thrill ride Having him win his second Rumble in a row, this time with so many forces conspiring against him, could lead to Reigns fatigue, though.
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Daily DDT's Eugene Schacht summed it up perfectly, "The change to the Royal Rumble match is a nice twist, but it's a risky one. Even though Reigns has been getting over as of late, it's unlikely that he'll get a warm reaction if he wins the Rumble two years in a row."
The only men to win consecutive Rumbles are Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin. Is WWE confident enough in Reigns' popularity to give him the same treatment it did for those three?
That leaves an opportunity on the table to generate momentum for someone else in addition to Reigns, who is already on a hell of a roll.