9- Triple H
Triple H has kept his focus on making the NXT brand in recent years while occasionally returning for special events, but that doesn’t mean he is never going to follow the title again. The Game is a 14-time world champion.
He is two reigns away from equaling mentor Ric Flair‘s record of 16 wins. If he wants another run with the belt, the fastest way to earn a title shot other than just booking himself to get one would be to win the Royal Rumble. He belongs to the exclusive club of two-time Rumble winners, and another victory would join him with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin for the most victories in the history of the event.
Triple H a living legend, and he is one of the few people who hold a clean win over Brock Lesnar. The Beast vs triple H is the kind of big match WWE can build an entire event around, and it can all start at the Royal Rumble.