PTBN Draft Wars: Royal Rumble

Welcome to Place to Be Nation’s Draft Wars: Non-Rumble Matches and Royal Rumble Rosters! Eight staff members huddled up for a snake style draft to choose 16 non-Rumble matches and build a roster of wrestlers for the Royal Rumble. Below are each drafter’s match choices, rosters and explanations from the drafters about their strategies plus more!

Non-Rumble Matches:

John Cena vs. Umaga- Royal Rumble 2007

Trent Williams:

John Cena vs. Umaga – 2007
Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine – 1990
Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – 2019
St. Slaughter vs. Ultimate Warrior – 1991
123 Kid & Bob Holly vs. Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka – 1995
Vader vs TAFKAG – 1998
Minis 6 Man Tag – 1998
The Islanders vs. The Stallions – 1988
Neville vs. Rich Swann – 2017
Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show – 2003
Triple H vs. Goldust – 1997
Beth Phoenix vs. Melina – 2009
Brock Lesnar vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman – 2018
Chris Jericho vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Chyna – 2000
Trish vs. Jazz – 2002
Mickie vs. Ashley – 2006

Triple H vs. Cactus Jack- Royal Rumble 2000

Tyler Kelley:

Triple H v.s Cactus Jack – 2000
Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio – 2010
Hardy Boyz vs. MNM – 2007
Ric Flair vs. Mr. McMahon – 2002
Dudleyz vs. Edge & Christian – 2001
Rock vs. Ken Shamrock – 1998
Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show – 2013
John Cena vs. Edge – 2006
Tatanka vs. Bam Bam Bigelow – 1994
Christian vs. Ezekiel Jackson – 2010
JBL vs. Big Show vs. Kurt Angle – 2005
John Cena vs. Randy Orton – 2014
Chris Jericho vs. JBL – 2008
Road Dogg vs. Big Boss Man – 1999
Evolution vs. Dudley Boyz – 2004
Bobby Lashley vs. Test – 2007

AJ Styles vs. John Cena- Royal Rumble 2017

Logan Crosland:

AJ Styles vs. John Cena – 2017
Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose – 2016
Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels – 1993
CM Punk vs. The Rock – 2013
Jeff Hardy vs. Edge – 2009
Edge vs. Rey Mysterio – 2008
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn – 2018
New Day v.s Usos – 2016
Del Rio vs. Kalisto – 2016
Miz vs. Randy Orton – 2011
Triple H vs. Randy Orton – 2005
Eddie Guerrero vs Chavo Guerrero – 2004
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. The Bar – 2018
Koko B. Ware vs. Mountie – 1991
LOD vs. Disasters – 1992
Outlaws vs. Acolytes – 2000

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar- Royal Rumble 2015

JT Rozzero:

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar – 2015
The Harts vs. The Quebecers – 1994
Hardyz vs. Dudleyz – 2000
Sasha Banks vs. Ronda Rousey – 2019
Mountie vs. Piper – 1992
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle – 2001
Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy – 2008
Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry – 2012
Vader vs. Undertaker – 1997
The Rhodes Family vs. Dibiase and Virgil – 1991
Jim Duggan vs. Big Boss Man – 1990
Ahmed Johnson vs. Faarooq – 1997
New Age Outlaws vs. LOD – 1998
Spike and Tazz vs. Dudley Boyz – 2002
Canek/Aguayo/Garza vs. Metal/Guerrera/Estrada – 1997
Brock Lesnar vs. Hardcore Holly – 2004

Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat- Royal Rumble 1988

Jennifer Smith:

Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat – 1988
Shawn Michaels vs. Edge- 2005
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker- 1998
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels -2004
John Cena vs. JBL – 2009
Goldust vs. Razor Ramon- 1996
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Boss Man – 1993
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch – 2016
The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Bar- 2019
The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart- 1996
The Usos vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow- 2015
Brutus Beefcake vs. The Genius- 1990
The Miz vs. MVP- 2010
Rockin’ Robin vs. Judy Martin- 1989
The Undertaker vs. IRS- 1995
The Bella Twins vs. Paige & Natalya- 2015

Kurt Angle vs. Chris Beniot- Royal Rumble 2003

Jacob Williams:

Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit – 2003
Chris Jericho vs. Rock- 2002
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns – 2017
Glamour Girls vs. Jumping Bomb Angels – 1988
CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2012
Jeff Jarrett vs. Razor Ramon – 1995
Team Hell No vs. Team Rhodes Scholars – 2013
Jack Swagger vs. Matt Hardy – 2009
Shawn Michaels vs. Sid – 1997
Haku vs. Harley Race – 1989
Dave Batista vs/ Mr. Kennedy – 2007
Dudleyz vs. Lance Storm & William Regal – 2003
Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Jarrett – 1996
Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show – 2014
Bushwhackers vs. Rougeaus – 1990
Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie – 2003

Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho- Royal Rumble 2001

Steve Riddle:

Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho – 2001
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt – 2014
Mankind vs. The Rock – 1999
Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor – 2019
Bossman vs. Barbarian – 1991
New Foundation vs. Orient Express – 1992
6 Way Cruiserweight Open – 2006
AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan – 2019
Harts & Jim Duggan vs. Rougeaus & Dino Bravo – 1989
Edge vs. William Regal – 2002
X-Pac vs. Gangrel – 1999
Ric Flair vs. MVP – 2008
Undertaker vs. Heidenreich – 2005
Scott Steiner vs. Triple H – 2003
Ken Shamrock vs. Billy Gunn – 1999
Michelle McCool vs. Mickie James – 2010

Diesel vs. Bret Hart- Royal Rumble 1995

Neil Trama:

Diesel vs. Bret Hart – 1995
Rockers vs. Orient Express – 1991
Razor Ramon vs. Bret Hart – 1993
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2011
Tazz vs. Kurt Angle – 2000
Steiners vs. Beverlys – 1993
Yokozuna vs. Undertaker – 1994
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley – 2017
Razor Ramon vs. IRS – 1994
Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin – 2018
Gunns vs. Bodydonnas – 1996
Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry – 06
Rey Mysterio vs. Jamie Noble – 2004
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton – 2010
Brodus Clay vs. McIntyre – 2012
Natalya vs. Eve Torres vs. Michelle McCool vs. Layla – 2011

Check out the 30 man Royal Rumble rosters on page 2!!

Author: Place to Be Nation Staff

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