3. Dean Ambrose
Despite how over he is with the fans, Dean Ambrose definitely got the short end of the stick since the destruction of The Shield. The only ex-member not to win the WWE world heavyweight championship, while he did challenge Rollins on numerous occasions and failed, he did end up beating Kevin Owens to win the Intercontinental title at TLC.
Like Kevin Owens, no matter what the result of a potential triple threat match with Dolph Ziggler will be, Ambrose can still participate in the Rumble. And while a win seemed unlikely a few months ago, it very well could be possible for the Lunatic Fringe as things stand.
With Randy Orton and Seth Rollins injured, Ambrose needs to take the ball and run with it. He certainly showed he could be the company’s next babyface, especially through the crowd’s reaction when everyone thought he beat Rollins at Elimination Chamber. And a Rumble win would not only push Ambrose to main event status, but it could set up an interesting storyline with his “brother” Roman Reigns, possibly leading to a heel turn for one of them. Whether you like Ambrose or not, you have to admit this has potential.
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2. John Cena
Ah, John Cena. Now an “upper midcarder,” Cena has only challenged for the WWE world heavyweight championship once since last year’s Royal Rumble. It’s only fitting for him to come back from his mini hiatus and win the Rumble for the third time, joining prestigious company in Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In search of the 16th title win to equal Ric Flair’s record, Cena is highly unlikely to retire without breaking the record, so the sooner he does it, the better. But if he does win the Rumble, he’d face off against Reigns—the face of the company against the future face of the company.
According to reports, WWE’s long-term plans were to have these two face off in a passing of the torch match which would mean Cena losing to Reigns…most likely cleanly at a Wrestlemania. That would definitely be some match, and if Cena is going to Wrestlemania and Reigns is still over by then, it could also implicate a much-awaited heel turn for the former doctor of thuganomics in the process. Whatever happens, things might finally be interesting for a change if Cena wins another Rumble.
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