During the latest installment of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the betting odds for the Men’s Royal Rumble match for Sunday’s show. Meltzer believes that someone from the SmackDown brand will win The Rumble because Roman Reigns could earn his shot at Brock Lesnar’s Universal Title at the upcoming Elimination Chamber event.
The likely winners for SmackDown include Nakamura and Randy Orton, or perhaps Baron Corbin or even Rusev as a long shot. Nakamura and Orton have both been top favorites in the betting odds for weeks now and WWE previously had plans for Nakamura vs. Styles and Orton vs. Styles but those matches never happened.
The other possibility is that an outsider who makes a surprise entrant in the Rumble ends up winning.