2021 WWE Royal Rumble matches, card, PPV date, start time

2021 WWE Royal Rumble matches, card, PPV date, start time

2021 WWE Royal Rumble matches, card, PPV date, start time, predictions, rumors, entrants, location

What is the Royal Rumble?

The Royal Rumble is a major event organized by World Wrestling Entertainment. In addition to the weekly TV shows RAW, SmackDown and NXT, there are irregular pay-per-views that take place on Sundays and can be seen in Germany on the WWE Network.

Since the first edition of the event in 1988, it has found its way into the annual WWE calendar, making it the 34th time – only WrestleMania and Survivor Series are longer. Together with the Summerslam, which takes place in August, these events form the “Big Four” of the oldest and most inviolable events.

What is the Royal Rumble Match?

The Royal Rumble event is named after the Royal Rumble Match, which has been held every spring since it was first held in 1988. It’s an idea from longtime WWE employee and first Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson, who passed away in December 2020 at the age of 79.

It is a peculiarity of a “battle royale”, a match in which a large number of wrestlers take part and the match lasts until there is only one victorious wrestler in the ring.

It start two wrestlers and after the start of the match comes every 90 seconds a new wrestler added – in total there are 30 participants . A wrestler is eliminated if he is thrown over the top ring rope (or flies over it on his own).

Who won the Royal Rumble Match last year?

At the Royal Rumble 2020, the focus was on two men. On the one hand, it was Edge who, as already mentioned, celebrated his comeback after nine years in the Royal Rumble Match.

The winner of the prestigious match was the Scot Drew McIntyre . He met Brock Lesnar by winning at WrestleMania 36, ​​defeated him and became WWE Champion .

The matches at the Royal Rumble 2021

These matches are already fixed for the Royal Rumble 2021. As soon as new matches are announced, we will of course update the matchcard.

WWE Championship: Defending champion Drew McIntyre versus Bill Goldberg

WWE Universal Championship: Defending champion Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens (in a Last Man Standing match)

WWE Womens’ Tag Team Championship: Defending champions Asuka and Charlotte Flair versus Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Men’s Royal Rumble Match with 30 participants

Women’s Royal Rumble Match with 30 participants

Who will participate in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match?

17 wrestlers have already been announced that they will take part in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match (as of January 26, 2021):

Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Big E, John Morrison, Sheamus, Mustafa Ali, Edge

These are the participants of the Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Twelve of the 30 participants have already been determined for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match (as of January 26, 2021):

Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Tamina

Edge celebrates his comeback and takes part in the Royal Rumble Match

Royal Rumble Edge Returns 2021

Almost exactly a year ago, the world was yours – at the Royal Rumble 2020, over 40,000 spectators cheered Edge when it made its comeback after almost nine years. A feud with Randy Orton arose from his appearance in the Royal Rumble Match.

The big first individual match in front of a huge backdrop at WrestleMania 36 did not become, because due to Corona, the event took place in the Performance Center behind closed doors. There was a rematch a few weeks later at Backlash, but Edge tore his triceps and has since been out due to injury.

The return of Goldberg and encounter with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble

Drew McIntyre vs Goldberg 2021

A few weeks ago no one would have expected Drew McIntyre’s opponent at the Royal Rumble 2021 – WWE legend Goldberg challenges him at the tender age of 54.

After Goldberg lost his WWE Universal Championship to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36, ​​he no longer appeared at the WWE. Last summer, however, he revealed in an interview that he is still under contract with the wrestling organization.

This includes the fact that he plays two matches a year . In 2020 it was exactly that number – his title win at the Super Showdown in February and the Niederöage at WrestleMania in April.

After Drew McIntyre recently met Randy Orton or AJ Styles frequently, Goldberg confronted him on RAW on January 4th. There was a brief argument and Goldberg’s challenge for a match – after a bit of back and forth the Scot agreed.

Many fans fear that Goldberg – as in the previous year with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and the Universal Championship – could bring a wrestler who can be seen weekly on WWE TV for his title again in the first match after a long break.

In the past it happened quite often that there were these title changes to older wrestlers, because the company hoped to generate better ratings through the nostalgia factor and win back old fans.

Who are the favorites to win the Royal Rumble Matches?

In the past few years there have always been Royal Rumbles in which one favorite clearly stood out and another outcome would have been a bigger surprise. This year it looks different.

The big bookmaker “William Hill” (as of January 26, 2021) attributes Daniel Bryan the best chance of winning the men’s Royal Rumble Match. The multiple world champion has odds of 2.00. Behind them are shooting star Keith Lee (5.50) and Brock Lesnar (7.00).

For women, it is even more difficult to predict the outcome. Accordingly, a good feeling could be all the more lucrative – because favorite Bianca Belair already has odds of 3.00. Otherwise, the bookmakers still give Rhea Ripley (4.50) and Alexa Bliss (7.00) good chances.

The premier destination of WrestleMania 37 — again taking place over two nights — goes down inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. 

This year’s Royal Rumble event takes place on Sunday, Jan. 31 inside the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in Tampa. The headline over-the-top-rope matches are almost guaranteed to deliver surprises, but there will be a full card of action filling out the rest of the event, including some potentially huge championship bouts. While the card is still being filled out, we have taken a crack at predicting what will take place as WrestleMania 37 season kicks off.

We have once again arrived at WrestleMania season, and of course, that means it’s time to kick off the most exciting time of the year in WWE with the annual Royal Rumble event. There will be 30 men and 30 women competing once again this year in the traditional Royal Rumble matches with the prize of challenging for a world title on the grandest stage of them all on the line.

The show will stream live on the WWE Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET following a one-hour kickoff show beginning at 6 p.m.

The Royal Rumble 2021 will take place on the night of January 31st to February 1st. There will be a premiere at the 34th edition of the WWE event – for the first time, no fans will be there. We’ll give you all the information about the matches, the broadcast and what will be different in 2021.

In 2020, the Royal Rumble was one of the last big events on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) calendar that still had a large number of fans. Over 42,000 spectators saw the highlight of the evening at Minute Maid Park in Houston, the comeback of Edge after almost a decade .

Brent Dubin
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