Sunday, 31 January 2010

Royal Rumble 2010: WWE Championship Match

The Viper vs. The Milkman

This is my first one of these so lets make it a good one. Sheamus the Celtic Warrior vs. Randy Orton. Well rewind a few months and no one would have believed that this would ever happen. But as they always say 'anything can happen in the WWE!'

Well this match came about after about two years of people seeing the same three people in the main event picture on RAW one way or another usually together: Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena. Vince for once listen to the fans and went for a young new champion in Sheamus. However, some fans were not happy with that, they moaned that it should have been Bourne or Kofi. Well the old saying goes you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time. Personally I like Sheamus as champ but I am bias because he is from Ireland and I am from England and we hate the Irish slightly less than the Americans (joke although most stereotypes would have you believe this.)

Orton vs. Sheamus is a Heel vs. a Tweener. WWE would rather Orton was fully heel but the people just love to cheer him. This match could be a classic or it could suck majorly. This depends on Orton's temperament and the crowds reaction and believe it or not the commentary. How this story is told is perhaps more important outside the ring by the commentary team as both Sheamus and Orton are good workers.

The 'smart money' is on Orton according to many people because he is the safe hands the veteran going into Wrestlemania. But given the right opponent at Mania and the right under card joint main event I don't see why he cannot be trusted with the match. Personally, I want to see the Celtic Warrior Sheamus to win. Just to prove that Vince can put faith in a non-veteran to win at a big four.

Royal Rumble is Sunday, 31st January 2010 Live on Pay-Per-View at 8pm ET/5pm PT/1am GMT.

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