WWE Royal Rumble 2017: 3 Reasons Randy Orton Should Not Have Won

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With all of the buzz surrounding the WWE Royal Rumble, Randy Orton winning felt like a disappointing surprise for the WWE Universe.

The WWE Royal Rumble is usually one of the most exciting matches on the WWE’s pay-per-view calendar. Fans had a lot of things to talk about that ranged from who would win and who would debut. But this year felt like a disappointing event that didn’t see anyone huge return or debut – well, at least there was Tye Dillinger.

Randy Orton winning the Royal Rumble match was certainly unexpected. Not in the good way where fans are happy about the result. This is like expecting to get a brand new toy at Christmas morning and unwrapping what turns out to be a re-gifted old toy you lost interest the previous May.

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Despite being a long-tenured WWE veteran, Orton feels like an awkward choice to have win the Royal Rumble. Then again, the entire match felt awkward. That’s not to say the entire match was terrible.

While it was nice seeing Dillinger get a shot in one of the biggest pay-per-view events of the year. Fans got their fix with Goldberg delivering spears to multiple superstars and even eliminating Brock Lesnar with ease. But it all started to fall apart shortly after Roman Reigns came in at No. 30.

No Kurt Angle, no Samoa Joe and no one else surprising making a return or debut. True, it was an unexpected result to start the Road to WrestleMania. But it was disappointing because it feels like the WWE scrambled to do something no one was predicting. In an effort to shock everyone, they picked someone who WWE fans certainly didn’t like seeing win the match.

The following are the three main reasons why Randy Orton should not have won the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble main event.