There may not be a clear favorite to win the men's Royal Rumble on Sunday but there are certainly some stars we know definitely won't win.
This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the WWE Royal Rumble, and this year's installment of the pay-per-view could be the biggest yet. For the first time ever there will be two Rumble matches in the space of one night, one for the men and one for the women.
What makes the event even more exciting is that it is very hard to pick a winner, in either match. For the women, the more likely picks are stars such as Asuka or Becky Lynch, but there is no guarantee and we could even see Ronda Rousey enter and win the whole thing. There's a similar situation with the male Superstars. Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura's names are being muttered, but so are John Cena, Randy Orton, and of course Roman Reigns'.
One way of finding out who the favorites are is to take a look at the betting odds if you are so inclined. While we aren't going to divulge the favorites to win the Rumble matches, we did stumble across an entertaining stat among the odds. Curt Hawkins, the man currently on perhaps the world's longest losing streak, is apparently less likely to win the 30 man match than Hollywood star Vin Diesel and even President Donald Trump according to Sky Bet's odds.
According to Sky Bet. Curt Hawkins has LESS chance to win the #RoyalRumble than Vin Diesel, Donald Trump & the SD head writer.— PWM - Pro Wrestling Coverage (@ProWrestlingMag) January 25, 2018
Hawkins is currently trying to make a gimmick out of his incredible losing streak and has actually had some success. The number is currently at well over 150 straight losses so it is understandable why Sky Bet would believe him to not exactly be a favorite to win Sunday's big match. He is still currently under contract with WWE though so giving him worse odds than the president feels a little like kicking a guy while he's down.
While we aren't likely to see the likes of Donald Trump and Vin Diesel competing at Sunday's Royal Rumble we will almost definitely see some returning and perhaps unexpected faces. The likes of Trish Stratus and Beth Phoenix could make cameo appearances in the women's Rumble and the rumors that Daniel Bryan will be in the men's equivalent still won't seem to go away.