10 HUGE WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Predictions You Need To Know

9. Buddy Murphy Vs. Akira Tozawa Vs. Hideo Itami Vs. Kalisto

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Buddy Murphy's 205 Live career reflects the true turning point of the Cruiserweight Division after Neville's unfair treatment through much of 2017 trying to do what he's since managed.

The Australian star and the cast of exceptional characters around him have brought the goods on an almost weekly basis and - despite the constant fight to get pay-per-view attention - haven't yet been disheartened by wilful neglect. Sunday's four-way will be the biggest match in the league since Buddy's emotional Super Show-Down victory, with an unfamiliar audience yet again likely to be wowed by the incredible efforts put forth by men desperate to prove themselves as more than punchlines. Kalisto will be there too.

Good lucha things aside, expect a stirring finisher-filled spotfest before Buddy retains to kick off a Road To WrestleMania for the prize that should really end in a singles showdown for Murphy and the brand's top contender. It may not be Akira Tozawa or Hideo Itami, but if either of them want to try and take the spot, a strong display here would be the best argument they could make.

Winner - Buddy Murphy


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