When asked who he believes will win each of the Royal Rumble matchups this Saturday night, Booker T responded without hesitation. On the most recent episode of his “Hall of Fame” podcast on Thursday, co-host Brad Gilmore asked who he believes will be the last man and woman standing at the big pay-per-view event on Saturday.
Cody Rhodes will win the men’s event, of course, as Booker remarked. Will Cody Rhodes triumph in the women’s division as well? The six-time world champion predicted that the opponent would be Rhea Ripley of the WWE, calling her “The Rip.” It’s time to give “The Rip” that boost. You know, The Rip needs to come out from under the women’s glare.
Booker also thinks that “being able to simply sit back in the wings, watch and wait with The Judgement Day as of late” has given Ripley the opportunity to “regain that hunger to go out there and really take charge of that women’s division.” He added, “I honestly believe she can.” In my opinion, the future of the women’s division is Rhea Ripley.
Rhodes’ and Ripley’s individual Royal Rumble battles
The current betting odds for winning each of Rhodes’ and Ripley’s individual Royal Rumble battles both have them at the top of the list. With The Judgement Day in mixed tag matches or acting as an outside force, Ripley has remained one of the most dominant female wrestlers over the past year. A lot of fans anticipate that Rhodes, a second-generation WWE star, will pick up where he left off in his pursuit of a WWE world championship when he makes his long-promised appearance at the Rumble.
After being sidelined for months due to a torn pectoral muscle, Cody Rhodes has now been officially announced for the Royal Rumble. Prior to his participation in the Royal Rumble this year, a number of fans had Rhodes as one of the tournament’s surprise participants after viewing “WWE Raw” video packages that highlighted his recovery process.