The Royal Rumble 2015 will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunday night, and WWE fans are already expecting to be majorly disappointed.
According to a r/squaredcircle survey of more than 3,000 participants, the winners that fans expect will not be the winners that they get.
Before delving into the guts of this thing, it’s worth pointing out that Triple H and other members of the WWE creative team are said to be avid lurkers when it comes to the r/squaredcircle subreddit, so there is a chance they could be watching this for ideas on any last-minute swerves.
Since Vince McMahon reportedly decided to end the Undertaker’s streak at last year’s WrestleMania approximately four hours before the event started, anything is possible.
So without further ado, let’s go over some of the major results so you can see how and in what ways fans plan to be disappointed with the Royal Rumble 2015 event.
Let’s start with the two main events.
Up first, there is the triple-threat match between John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Seth Rollins. While 85 percent of the participants enjoyed the buildup for this match, 34 percent believe that John Cena will win it.
Around 57 percent believe Lesnar will win, and only 10 percent believe that Rollins will. But here’s where the disappointment comes in. When asked who they wanted to win the match, redditors were overwhelmingly against a Cena win. Fifty-five percent wanted Brock Lesnar to win and 40 percent wanted Seth Rollins to win.
That’s 95 percent against a John Cena victory.
Those expectations of disappointment also carried over into the Royal Rumble match itself.
Fifty-seven percent are hoping for a Daniel Bryan victory in the battle royal. The next closest to him is Dean Ambrose (14 percent).
But 63 percent expect Roman Reigns to get the victory. And 53 percent said they would be disappointed if he did, with another 26 percent saying they would be “sort of” disappointed.
Finally, it looks like WWE may have a winner with a Sting vs. Triple H matchup. When asked how much interest they had in seeing “The Vigilante” do battle with the boss man, 43 percent said they were “very interested” and 41 percent said they were “sort of interested.”
Only 10 percent identified with being disinterested in the matchup.
Click here for full Royal Rumble survey results.
What do you think, readers? Will the Royal Rumble 2015 deliver disappointing results, and will you be upset to see John Cena and Roman Reigns victorious? Sound off in our comments section.