I would like to see a surprize winner of the Rumble be Cody Rhodes. Build to a IC Title vs World Title Rhodes/Bryan match at Mania. Granted it would look nothing like the Warrior/Hogan match. Maybe the IWC Warrior/Hogan?
And even if Taker DOES follow the NBA, I doubt his first thought after being completely surprised by a giant man suddenly standing next to him in the ring when the lights came up would be, "awesome, Kevin Durant!