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Chris Jericho's Royal Rumble predictions
Throughout his WWE career, Chris Jericho has participated in many a Royal Rumble Match. Y2J took time before heading back to the U.K. with his band Fozzy give his thoughts on this Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Mickie James vs. Ashley with Trish Stratus as the special guest referee
Y2J's pick: Ashley
Mickie's got a little bit more experience and she's psycho, but Ashley won the Diva Search, and that's no easy thing. It's not easy eating that many hot dogs. I think Ashley is hot, so I'm going to vote for her. And Trish better make sure to read the rulebook because I know it's hard to be a referee. And what happens if Mickie James breaks Rule No. 75 part B and Trish doesn't know about it? She could lose her referee's license.
JBL vs. Boogeyman
Y2J's pick: JBL
It's hard to say. The Boogeyman has definitely captured the fans' imagination, but what's he like as a wrestler? It's hard to know. JBL is a former champion. Anytime you have a former champion against a relative newcomer, you have to go with the champion.
John Cena vs. Edge for the WWE Championship
Y2J's pick: No winner
Edge is doing a great job as champion. He just won the title, and he's not going to be easy to beat at this point. Having said that, it seems that Cena has been rejuvenated since losing the championship. Cena's more of an underdog without the title, and the fans are remembering why they liked him so much in the first place. It's going to be such a ferocious battle that I just don't see a clear winner emerging.
Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship
Y2J's pick: Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle will win. I think Mark Henry is about as much of a threat to Kurt Angle as Funaki.
The Royal Rumble
Y2J's pick: Triple H
I love to see Rey Mysterio win it. It's time he broke out and started becoming the major, major star on SmackDown that he should be. But I think Triple H is going to win it. I think it's been a long time since he was the champion, and I think he's going to become the champion again. Winning the Royal Rumble Match is obviously the best way to set up to do it.
One more prediction:
I also predict that Fozzy's return to the United Kingdom is going to be huge. The tour starts this Saturday in Birmingham, England. Check www.chrisjericho.com for details.