|By Joe Walker | January 23, 2013 | Comments|
But what if he wins the Royal Rumble Match?
There are those who would argue had it not been for an injury in early 2012, Wade Barrett may already have at least one world title reign to his credit. Since returning he's experienced a "barrage" of momentum, winning the Rumble would kick Barrett's forward progress into overdrive.
Given the current state of WWE, him challenging the WWE Champion is doubtful. The reigning World Heavyweight Champion would likely find himself across the ring from Wade; it would be fitting if that opponent was somehow Randy Orton. He and Barrett engaged in one of the more memorable feuds in recent memory, adding the title would greatly intensify it!
Past Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd ('89), Hulk Hogan ('90, '91), Ric Flair ('92), Yokozuna ('93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger ('94), Shawn Michaels ('95, '96), Steve Austin ('97, '98), Mr. McMahon ('99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin ('01), Triple H ('02), Brock Lesnar ('03), Chris Benoit ('04), Batista ('05), Rey Mysterio ('06), The Undertaker ('07), John Cena ('08), Randy Orton ('09), Edge ('10), Alberto Del Rio ('11), Sheamus ('12)
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