- WWE Royal Rumble 2019 will take place at Chase Field in Phoenix on January 27th
- The men’s Royal Rumble match is all about the numbers and who can outlast everyone else
- Who will have the strongest showing in this year’s high-stakes Battle Royal?
There have been over 30 installments of WWE’s patented Royal Rumble match since 1988, yet it still feels like an extraordinarily special occasion every January. This year’s Battle Royal will be no different, and with such a stacked field, it’s shaping up to one of the most must-see and unpredictable Rumbles in recent years.
Notable names such as Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, John Cena (assuming he’s medically cleared to compete by Sunday), Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton have already declared they’re ready to rumble. With a shot at either the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship hanging in the balance, every competitor will be bringing their A-game to the match.
Lasting long in the Rumble is easier said than done, as all it takes is a single moment for someone to be thrown over the top rope and down to the floor. A lengthy Rumble run doesn’t automatically mean that Superstar will win, mind you, but it does speak highly of how the company views them.
We’ve already covered our 2019 WWE Royal Rumble odds and predictions, but now it’s time to dig into some of the latest props available at Bovada.
Who Will Last the Longest in the 2019 Royal Rumble?
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Not only is he among the favorites to win the whole Rumble, Rollins is also currently favored to last longer than anyone else, according to Bovada. Only an elite few have won from the No. 1 spot, but if any Superstar had the stamina to start out the match and go on to emerge victorious, it would be The Architect.
Andrade is a likely contender to be this year’s “iron man” for the men’s Rumble as well. He is coming off a spectacular series of matches with Rey Mysterio, and similar to last year, he can gain a ton from outlasting the competition.
As impressive as it is to survive during a Rumble, taking initiative and eliminating everyone in sight is an incredible feat in itself. In 2014, Roman Reigns broke Kane’s record for most eliminations in a 30-man Rumble with 12, raising the bar for future Rumble participants in the process.
Who Will Score the Most Eliminations in the 2019 Royal Rumble?
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Drew McIntyre is right up there with Rollins as a logical pick to win the Rumble, and considering the chaos he’s created in the last few months alone, fans should expect him to do extremely well in the Rumble by eliminating anyone who stands between him and the WrestleMania 35 main event.
Braun Strowman, on the other hand, hasn’t been confirmed for the Battle Royal, but it’s entirely possible he’ll be a last-minute entrant and wreak havoc the same way he did at the Greatest Royal Rumble.
WWE’s larger Superstars typically dominate in this category, so Samoa Joe trailing McIntyre and Strowman in the odds for most eliminations is hardly a surprise. He, too, has been unstoppable lately and will be a force to be reckoned within the Rumble.
Whether any of the aforementioned athletes will make it to the Rumble’s final four remains to be seen, however.
Who Make the Final Four in the 2019 Royal Rumble?
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Since a majority of the WWE Universe expects him to come out on top, Rollins making it to the final four is virtually a given. The odds are accurate in that case, with it more being a question of who he’ll be joined by at the end of the bout.
McIntyre is heavily believed to be come close to winning the Rumble, so a spot should reserved for him in the final four.
As previously noted, McIntyre is heavily believed to be come close to winning the Rumble, so a spot should reserved for him in the final four. Meanwhile, Finn Balor is already contending for the Universal Championship on Sunday, so while him competing in the Rumble later on in the evening is a bit far-fetched, it has happened before and it can happen again.
Andrade has a way better chance of surviving until the final four than R-Truth, who will be entering at No. 30 and will hopefully be tossed out quickly. Strowman and Ambrose make sense for a storyline standpoint, though WWE would probably want someone from SmackDown Live in there to make it even for both brands (Orton and Joe come to mind).
The possibilities are endless when it comes to what might happen in the Royal Rumble, but the numbers never lie, making the odds for this match more important than any other WWE outing throughout the year.
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