Who Could Win the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble?

Who Could Win the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble?  January is when we’ll learn a lot more about who will be in the main event at WrestleMania 39. The Royal Rumble is being held on January 28 and sees 30 men hoping to be the last wrestler left in the ring and earning themselves a title shot in April on the biggest show of the year. Who are the leading candidates to win this match?

The Rock

It was back in 2000 that The Rock won the Royal Rumble in New York. Anyone in the state who wanted to bet on that victory wasn’t able to do so at that time. Now they (and residents in neighboring New Jersey) can do just that and may well back a winner if doing so.

A lot depends on the availability of the former WWE champion. If he can fit in one last run with WWE, then a match with Roman Reigns (who he is related to in real life) would be the perfect WrestleMania main event. Can The Rock beat The Tribal Chief and take his place at the Head of the Table?

Cody Rhodes

Rhodes returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 for a feud with Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins. That went down a storm but then came an injury that put him on the shelf. Will he return in the Royal Rumble and be the last man standing? A lot depends on whether WWE see him as a WrestleMania main eventer.

Drew McIntyre

2020 saw the Scottish wrestler win the Royal Rumble. This year has seen him challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal title but hasn’t really been in the title picture much since then. He may well be in the final four and there are betting odds available at these New York legal mobile sportsbooks for that but he doesn’t look like being the winner.


Is Riddle someone who should be in the main event at WrestleMania? That’s the decision that WWE has to make when deciding who is going to win the Royal Rumble? His partnership with Randy Orton was a success and he’s had a strong feud with Rollins. One problem here is after losing a title challenge to Roman Reigns, he’s barred from another title shot against him.

Brock Lesnar

Lesnar won the 2022 Royal Rumble, so can he make it two in a row? It’s difficult to rule him out but it would probably take the dethroning of Roman Reigns for it to happen. We’ve seen Reigns v Lesnar far too much already.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins

He’s been mentioned in this article already but could he win the Rumble for the second time? The 2019 winner remains near the top of the card even if he is so irritating. He knows how to put on a good match though and a Reigns v Rollins match at WrestleMania 39 would be interesting, if Rollins could get the fans cheering for him.

AJ Styles

It was at this event that AJ Styles finally made it to the WWE. He’s been the champion since then but in recent years has been in the tag division or in mid-card feuds. WWE know that Styles wouldn’t let them down if put in the main event. He’s an outsider but again could be worth betting on to make the final four.