10 Most Likely WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Winners

You won't believe who's number one! 

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Picking the winner of WWE's annual Royal Rumble has traditionally been a fairly straight-forward task. Last year, for example, Randy Orton went into the event the odds-on favourite, and duly came out of it with a place in the WrestleMania 33 main event.

It's the same familiar story this time around too - at least on paper. Everyone knows that Roman Reigns is going to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the Show of Shows, making him the outstanding candidate to claim victory on January 28.

Delve a little deeper, however, and things are perhaps slightly less clear-cut than they first appear. While The Big Dog probably is heading into New Orleans as the number one contender, there's no guarantee that he gets there via the Rumble.

In fact, if WWE has learned the lessons of history, this is exactly pitfall they will want to avoid. Roman's latest push should be a more organic one that doesn't undercut any of the company's more popular faces, in the way that it did Daniel Bryan three years ago.

As such, there are one or two others potentially in the running...

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