WWE Royal Rumble 2016: 4 Early Choices to Win and Headline WrestleMania 32

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Brock Lesnar

A part-timer has never won the Royal Rumble. Batista winning in 2014 may be argued but the plan for him was to stay around for two years. So much for that.

However, Lesnar is a different case.

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The Beast Incarnate is WWE’s second-biggest draw behind John Cena. It’s been made obvious by the company with this new “Go to Hell” tour through the month of October. This is seen as a desperate attempt to draw ratings and buzz for Monday Night Raw. If things are still bad by Royal Rumble, Lesnar could win the match and headline WrestleMania 32.

You could really argue either point that Lesnar would win because he’s a massive draw or because of WWE’s poor ratings. He would help sell out AT&T Stadium while being in the main event, though.

Lesnar winning the Rumble fits in with the stat of winners being 31 and up. He would also be the oldest to win since Undertaker in 2007. As noted, though, he is a part-timer, so that may hurt his chances. But, like how “John Cena is John Cena,” Brock Lesnar is Brock Lesnar, so that may be good enough. It’s part of the reason why he had a title reign from WWE SummerSlam 2014 to WrestleMania 31.

Who are your early favorites to win the 2016 Royal Rumble? Let us know below.

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