The WWE Royal Rumble is upon us and we’re more excited than ever as 30 wrestling superstars in the men’s and women’s division battle for a title shot at WrestleMania.
We’ve seen shock wrestlers, embarrassing eliminations, huge entrances over the years making it one of the biggest spectacles in sport.
But one thing is bugging us. Which Premier League manager would win one?
They’re usually trying to tactically outwit opponents on the touchline and probably haven’t been anywhere near a wrestling ring in their lives.
But we can’t help but thinking a Rumble involving all 20 bosses would be a Pay Per View hit.
So, Vince McMahon, perhaps we should look into getting this one locked in so we can see Jurgen Klopp lay the smack down both on and off the pitch.
Who would win though? We’ve rated every current Premier League manager’s chances.
Daniel Farke (Norwich City)
The Canaries boss is as meek as they come and in the world of sports entertainment it could well mean a humiliating turn in the Rumble.
Former Norwich striker and wrestling super fan Grant Holt might be able to give him some tips but if not it’s rock bottom for Farke.
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)
The ultimate squeaky-clean babyface and it’s not going to go well for Howe in this slobber-knocker.
All technique and no muscle, he may find it hard to hang in there after some previous impressive displays.
Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
As slick as they come, he’ll be a slippery customer if you let him do his thing in ring.
Unfortunately, it’s likely he’ll get turfed out without a hair out of place and unable to use one of his world-class finishers.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
Arsenal news: Ceballos wants out early, Real Madrid set sights on starlet
Klopp wants Isco, Barca 'given OK' to sign Aubameyang, Chelsea in new striker talks
Man United live: Fernandes 'annoyed', Solskjaer will only go if his signings flop
'United have the man who took Cardiff down' – Durham calls for Solskjaer to be axed
MAGIC OF THE CUP
Tranmere set up Man United tie by knocking Watford out of FA Cup
Firmino scores late winner at Wolves as Liverpool extend unbeaten run to 40 games
Liverpool ace suffers hamstring injury during Wolves clash
Cavani's father speaks out, PSG set price for Arsenal target, Bale to Spurs?
Wolves vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch, kick-off time and confirmed team news
Tranmere vs Watford live: Commentary of FA Cup clash as Man United await winners
Dean Smith (Aston Villa)
Everyone loves a hometown hero. He’s doing the best he can with the weapons he has at his disposal.
He might put up a fight but with no real finisher to use on his opponents he could find his time in the ring short.
Graham Potter (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Every now and against Potter is capable of giving the best in the business the run around but he just isn’t consistent enough.
Relying on youthful exuberance and tactical wit can only get you so far.
Winning the Royal Rumble demands street smarts and he’s still learning.
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
After making his way up the divisions rather swiftly, the suave and debonair youngster is progressing well.
It’s way too early for that title shot though and if he’s not careful he could be embarrassed.
Middle of the pack
Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace)
The oldest swinger in town, he’s a wily performer. No flicks and tricks, he’s old school and efficient.
Hodgson picked up plenty of experience on his European travels which can make him a tough customer.
Solid but unspectacular, he might make the odd rival tumble out but at the end of the day he just can’t do it like he used to.
David Moyes (West Ham United)
Rowdy Roddy Moyes isn’t afraid of a scrap. He’s been in a fair few in his time.
Not one of the top stars right now, his light is fading but has been given a chance here to prove the doubters wrong.
His appearance looks like being a struggle and while he could do some damage we don’t think it’s going to end well.
Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)
He might have a winning smile but Rodgers is still haunted by a failed title shot six years ago.
He’s built himself back up, working through the smaller divisions and is ready for a return to the main event.
You do wonder if he can handle it at the top, especially when the big boys roll into town, while a recent defeat to Ralph Hasenhuttl showed a weak underbelly.
Jose Mourinho (Tottenham)
In need of some attitude adjustment, the Special One is still trying to prove he’s one of the best when he’s really just middle of the pack.
A master of the mic, he can talk himself into a feud with anyone he likes.
Can he walk the walk after talking the talk though? He’s more likely to indulge in dirty tricks before being hoisted by his own petard.
Like Dick Dastardly in spandex.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)
The Baby-faced Assassin has had his ups and downs over the last year.
Injuries have hindered his progress along with inconsistent form.
He can beat the top dogs on his day but being beaten by lesser opponents mean he’s well off being a title contender.
Solskjaer could do with learning a few more moves rather than relying on his pace and his counters.
Steve Bruce (Newcastle United)
Big Daddy Cool has consistently been underestimated at the top level.
Always considered a rung down from the main event stars he’s showing this year he really is capable of doing wonders.
He’s bit bigger than his rivals so might be trickier to get over the top rope but with enough persistence and creativity he can be beaten.
Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
The Portuguese Man o’ War has caused the big boys plenty of problems since entering the Premier League.
He sticks to his guns and doesn’t back down from a fight, using his own unique style.
Many top opponents have fallen foul of his tentacles and his established himself as one of the best.
He’s yet to prove himself as an elite contender but could this be his moment.
Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton)
He’s back from the dead. Hasenhuttl has risen again.
Tough as old, knee high, boots, the Austrian isn’t to be messed with.
You can hit him with the biggest shots but he’s not going out without fight.
Underestimate him and it’s you who will land feet first outside the ring.
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
The Cerebral Assassin – he’s got the pedigree and we all know it but injuries are catching up with him.
Guardiola usually wins thanks to his devastating array of finishers. He’s the man of 1,000 holds and you would want to give him a wide berth.
A surprise entrant given the title holder doesn’t usually take part.
Sean Dyche (Burnley)
A man who can flip from babyface to heel in less than 60 seconds, Dyche is here to ruffle feathers.
He doesn’t always get it right but he can spring a surprise on his day.
Dyche looks like he would unleash a Stone Cold Stunner should someone drowsily fall into his trap.
Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)
You always need to watch out for a high-flyer, ready to knock down big guys from the turnbuckle.
Wilder is a straight-talking risk taker who can pack a punch on the deck.
He can out manoeuvre even the best superstars but is only in his first run as top star – is the Wild Thing a one-season wonder?
Carlo Ancelotti (Everton)
An experienced grappler and a crowd pleaser with the People’s Eyebrow, he has done it across the continent winning titles along the way.
He’s a master tactician and was once a main event on cards but is now fading. It might be a last hurrah for the Italian Stallion on Merseyside.
When it comes to the crunch he’s close but there will be no cigar.
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
The Big Red Machine is almost unstoppable.
A giant of a man ready to go on the attack and go toe-to-toe with the best in the business.
Speed, agility, and stamina are what Klopp is all about and if you don’t watch your back you’ll get gegenpressed into submission.
He does, though, have tendency to eye the big prize and forget about the small fry – a weakness in a Rumble.
Nigel Pearson (Watford)
What do you expect from a man who fought off wolves in the Carpathians?
Known as The Comeback Kid from his Leicester days, Pearson has enough gas in the tank and the attributes to fend off even the meanest of tests.
He’ll never put his head in the sand when a rival joins the battle.
Don’t mess with the Hornets’ nest – you might get him on the ropes but it’s only you who’s going to get stung by Big Nige.