We are just a couple of weeks away from the 2nd biggest PPV in the WWE, the Royal Rumble. The Rumble is traditionally known as the kickoff to the Road to WrestleMania as the winner gets a shot at the champ at Mania. But the Rumble is also known for surprises. From year to year, you never know who is going to show up. Here is my list of 5 surprises that NEED to happen at the Rumble.

5) Shinsuke Nakamura

Nakamura is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. The guy consistently puts on amazing matches and his personality can make anyone a believer. It is time he leaves the NXT Universe and joins the Raw roster. I know people want him on Smackdown but Raw needs Main Eventers and this guy is most certainly that.

4) Finn Balor

2016 was a whirlwind for the Demon King, Finn Balor. Guy went from being NXT Champ, moving up to the Main Roster and becoming the First Ever Universal Champion. However, that push was short lived due to a serious shoulder injury suffered during his match with Rollins. Now, Finn isn't projected to be back until Mania (maybe even later)...so it would be HUGE if Balor came back and made an appearance in the Rumble.

3) Samoa Joe

The Samoan Submission Machine is over due for a trip to the main roster. Guy is one of the best wrestlers in the world, he's accomplished all you can accomplish in the world of NXT...it is time to move him up and treat him like the monster he is.

2) Kenny Omega

Omega, the latest leader of the Bullet Club, is widely considered one of the best wrestlers in the world. And while Kenny is most unknown in the US (except you dirty marks...you know who he is, don't ya?), he has consistently put on amazing matches in Japan for years now. If the WWE was smart, they'd bring in Omega, pair him with AJ and let those two put on MOTY quality matches all the way to Mania.

1) Kurt Angle

Come on! Who else did you think was going to be #1 here? Angle is one of the most celebrated and loved wrestlers in the world. Dude is a legend and deserves one more run before he rides off into the Sunset. Plus, Angle would generate one of the biggest pops ever if/when his music hits. It's true, it's damn true!