WWE is almost at one of the most exciting parts of any calendar year, the Royal Rumble. 30 participants enter the ring with a shot at WrestleMania in the balance. The winner typically kicks off months of booking towards the big show in a period that’s always full of surprises. The oddsmakers at BetOnline have come up with who is seemingly the most likely start to jettison into the main event of the show of shows, and it’s no surprise to any fans who’ve been paying attention.
On the men’s side of the equation, the new Intercontinental Champion Big E is the favored pick with 3/1 odds. However, sharing in those odds are two legends who could make their return just in time for the show. Both Edge and Goldberg are just as likely to win the big one according to the odds. Just under that with 5/1 odds are Brock Lesnar and Keith Lee rounding out the top five. At the bottom of the list, Stone Cold Steve Austin returning to the battle royale and winning it all has a 100/1 shot of happening, and Vince McMahon taking the glory for himself has a 250/1 chance.
The women’s results are a bit farther apart, with Bianca Belair being the odds on favorite at 9/2. Rhea Ripley graduating from NXT into the Rumble is the next likely pick with a 5/1 chance. The top 5 is rounded out by Alexa Bliss (6/1), Rhonda Rousey (7/1), and Shayna Baszler (8/1). For those who want to risk it all, a victory by Kelly Kelly or Lita holds 100/1 odds and Stephanie McMahon going to WrestleMania stands at 150/1.