Countdown to WWE Royal Rumble 2016: What if Roman Reigns Wins?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. Traditionally, the last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. On Jan. 24th the Champion is required to defend his title in the Royal Rumble match; the first time its winner claims gold since Rumble ’92. | By Mr. Joe Walker

WWE Superstar: Roman Reigns
Height: 6' 3”
Weight: 265 lbs.
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Defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns is in quite the predicament. Having crossed the boss, Vince McMahon, he’s forced to defend the title against 29 other Superstars in the Royal Rumble match. Keep in mind Reigns won the previous Rumble, the odds are not entirely insurmountable.  Having gone through setback after setback fighting to gain the championship, The Big Dog will no doubt fight harder to keep it. Depending on his entry number, he could survive. We’ve seen him topple multiple opponents before. On the other hand, this time around everyone’s gunning for him. They’d surely team up to toss him out.

Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd (’89), Hulk Hogan (’90, ’91), Ric Flair (’92), Yokozuna (’93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger (’94), Shawn Michaels (’95, ’96), Steve Austin (’97, ’98), Mr. McMahon (’99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin (’01), Triple H (’02), Brock Lesnar (’03), Chris Benoit (’04), Batista (’05), Rey Mysterio (’06), The Undertaker (’07), John Cena (’08), Randy Orton (’09), Edge (’10), Alberto Del Rio (’11), Sheamus (’12), John Cena ('13), Batista (’14), Roman Reigns (’15)