Royal Rumble ranks among WWE’s top five pay-per-view shows, and rightly so, thanks to its massive following among fans. With WWE’s Monday Night Raw ushering in the new year, Royal Rumble 2023 will set the tone as the first mega event while paving the way for WrestleMania 39 in April 2023.

It’s not only the thrill of the potential matchups fans expect at Royal Rumble. Placing a stake on who’ll stay longer in the ring or special appearances that’ll shake the Alamodome to its core isn’t far-fetched. For a concise betting catalog, fans can check out any dedicated UK betting sites list for the best and most competitive odds from various betting markets.

Paul’ Triple H’ Levesque, WWE Creative Head, makes several changes after taking over from Vince McMahon. Superstars such as Bray Watt and Braun Strowman are making a comeback to WWE, and fans are eager to see what Triple H has in the offing on eventful showdowns or surprising reactions at Royal Rumble.

So, what likely scenarios can we expect from Royal Rumble 2023?

Liv Morgan Fancying Her Royal Rumble Chances?

2022 was a successful year for Liv Morgan; consequently, expectations are high from a cadre of fans coming into the new year. One of her highlights of the year was her entertaining win against Ronda Rousey to clinch the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Many are expecting Liv to cause a stir in this year’s Royal Rumble and win the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble Match. A win for Morgan will set up a potential clash against any world champion at WrestleMania 39. If Liv comes out on top at Royal Rumble, she could face Bianca Belair in an exciting event.

A Potential Comeback For Cody Rhodes?

Rhodes made a comeback at WWE following a successful stint at AEW. WrestleMania 38 was a shocker for fans as Cody managed to hand Seth Rollins defeat in his first match since his return.

Cody’s comeback was slow, and his June 2022 injury didn’t help, forcing him out of the ring. However, recent updates suggest Rhodes’ recovery is faster, with fans expecting him to make an appearance at Royal Rumble. An interview on WWE TV Raw captured Cody talking about his return though chances of him facing Roman Reigns in WrestleMania 39 are low.

Roman Reigns Vs. Kevin Owens

Roman Reigns will square it off with Kevin Owens at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in Royal Rumble 2023 with a world title at stake.

They last clashed in 2021, with Roman Reigns retaining his title, and predictions are vouching for Reigns to come out victorious.

A Surprise Appearance By Chris Masters?

Masters’ last appearance at WWE was almost a decade ago, and his cryptic tweet sent waves over the WWE fandom. Fans wondered if he would grace Royal Rumble with his presence which will be historic considering he may go head-to-head with Sami Zayn, and Seth Rollins, among others.

Royal Rumble Pitch Black Event

The 2023 Royal Rumble will witness the inaugural Pitch Black contest between LA Knight and Bray Wyatt. Sponsored by Mountain Dew, Pitch Black will be a highlight as it marks Wyatt’s first in-ring debut since returning to WWE in October 2022.

Several other matches are yet to be confirmed, but Kofi Kingston is officially confirmed to feature in the men’s contest.

Where To Catch The Royal Rumble 2023 Action

The 2023 Royal Rumble will be held at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on January 28, 2023 from 6:30 pm CT. This will be the third time the iconic event is taking place at the Alamodome and the fourth time overall in San Antonio, TX.

Online viewers can stream the action live on Peacock in the US and WWE Networks on January 28 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.