Note on the decision behind Sheamus winning the Royal Rumble
The decision to put Sheamus over at Sunday’s Royal Rumble was made to swerve WWE fans. Obviously, most expected that Chris Jericho would win and challenge CM Punk for the WWE championship at Wrestlemania 28. Many scenarios were discussed including Jericho winning, Orton winning as they were in
St. Louis – Orton’s hometown, and another idea pitched was for John Cena to win as a surprise, and then have to decide between the dream match against The Rock at Wrestlemania, or challenging for a world title at Wrestlemania.