Christopher Nowinski's Royal Rumble predictions
When you need a thinking man's approach to Royal Rumble Match picks, there's no better person ask than Harvard graduate Christopher Nowinski. So, WWE.com caught up with him to get his take on this year's big pay-per-view matches:
Mickie James vs. Ashley with Trish Stratus as the special guest referee
Nowinski's pick: Ashley
Trish as a Zebra will be in control, and I think she has a game plan.
JBL vs. Boogeyman
Nowinski's pick: The Boogeyman
No one — especially JBL — has figured out how to stop him yet.
John Cena vs. Edge for the WWE Championship
Nowinski's pick: Edge
I think Edge won't let the belt go quite so quickly.
Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship
Nowinski's pick: Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle moved to SmackDown for a reason, and that's to win the World Heavyweight Championship and have that main-event match at WrestleMania.
The Royal Rumble
Nowinski's pick: Randy Orton
I think 2006 is the year of Randy, and it all starts at the Rumble.