How Likely Is Dwayne Johnson To Win The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble?

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Dwayne Johnson has not wrestled since 2016, but rumours about a potential Royal Rumble return are running rampant.

The Royal Rumble is set to take place in San Antonio’s Alamodome on January 28th, and at present, Dwayne Johnson has not ruled out a comeback.

In fact, his return is so heavily speculated that he is among the betting favourites to win the Royal Rumble match.

How Likely Is Dwayne Johnson To Win The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble?

According to UK-based gambling company Sky Bet, Dwayne Johnson has 11/4 odds of winning the 2023 Royal Rumble.

That means if a £10 bet was placed on Dwayne Johnson winning the Royal Rumble, and the prediction came true, Sky Bet would pay out £37.50.

It makes Johnson a top favourite for the Premium Live Event, with betting odds declaring him the third most likely Rumble winner. Ahead of him are Sami Zayn in second place (2/1 odds) and Cody Rhodes in first place (11/10 odds).

Following Johnson as fourth and fifth most likely to win the Rumble are Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins. At the very bottom of Sky Bet’s multi-person list of potential Rumble winners is poor Jinder Mahal, whose winning odds are set at 200/1.

Dwayne Johnson has not wrestled since WrestleMania 32. At this event, he was pitted against Eric Rowan in an impromptu match, which Johnson won in just six seconds. His bout previous to the affair with Rowan was against John Cena for the WWE Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29. Johnson went into the Cena match as the reigning WWE Heavyweight Champion after beating CM Punk for the strap at the 2013 Royal Rumble, but lost the belt to Cena after a hotly contested twenty-three-minute match.

If Dwayne Johnson does return to win the 2023 Royal Rumble, he will book himself a slot in one of WrestleMania 39‘s main events. WrestleMania 39 will take place over two nights on April 1st and 2nd.