Countdown to WWE Royal Rumble 2016: What if Sting 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: Sting
Height: 6' 10”
Weight: 299 lbs.
From: Death Valley

According to reports, “The Icon” Sting is home nursing an injury sustained during his WWE Championship bout with Seth Rollins at Night of Champions. It’s been noted he’s currently unable to wrestle, his condition may require surgery. The one thing we know for certain about Sting is “nothings for certain”. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is the only major title the resilient Stinger has yet to hold. Don’t be too surprised if he shows up in the Royal Rumble match and claims it.

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)