WWE Royal Rumble 2021 – Match Card, Map, Date, Location, Predictions, PPV Rumors, Start Time, Preview, Winners, Spoilers and many more – One of the most prominent annual WWE pay-per-view events launches the 2021 calendar when the Royal Rumble arrives at the ThunderDome inside Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida. The card is overwritten by men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches, where the winners of these matches earn world championship shots at WrestleMania 37.
This year’s Royal Rumble event takes place on Sunday 31 January. The headline matches provide almost guaranteed surprises, but there will be a full action card that fills the rest of the event, including some potentially big championship matches. While the map is still being filled, we have taken a crack at predicting what will happen when the WrestleMania 37 season starts.
The show will be streamed live on the WWE network from 19 ET after an hour-long kickoff show beginning at
2021 WWE Royal Rumble Card
Royal Rumble match for men: Daniel Bryan became the first man to declare that he would take part in the Royal Rumble match, and many names would follow in the coming weeks. As with every year, there will of course be plenty of surprise attendees, so we don’t know the entire 30-man field before the event. But you can expect most of those who appear regularly on Raw and SmackDown to participate in the field. Participants: Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, 28 TBA
Royal Rumble match for women): For just the fourth time, the women get their chance to earn a title shot by participating in a Royal Rumble. The first female Royal Rumble took place in 2018, with Asuka winning the match but failing to defeat Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania to win the Raw title. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair won the following two years and both won titles at WrestleMania. Raw and the SmackDown locker room are set to begin declaring Rumble in the coming weeks. Participants: Nia Jax, 29 TBA
2021 WWE Royal Rumble predictions
WWE Championship – Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Sheamus: There’s a chance from the outside, Keith Lee being pulled in for a triple threat after Sheamus hit him with a Brogue Kick after the pair teamed up with McIntyre to beat The Miz, John Morrison and AJ Styles. More likely, however, Sheamus earns a title shot after beating Lee in singles. McIntyre and Sheamus have the potential to create an exciting and brutal fight, and they have built on that with the two friends who are increasingly at odds with each other.
Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens: It’s unclear in which direction WWE will go with Reigns for the event, but Owens has been hit by Jey Uso’s commitment in his two shots at Reigns, so there’s life in giving it one more time – this time perhaps with the involvement of a returns Jimmy Uso to strengthen The Tribal Chiefs camp. The initial speculation was that Daniel Bryan would meet Reigns, but when Bryan declared for Rumble, this possibility may be off the table.
Intercontinental championship – Big E (c) vs. Sami Zayn: Big E took the title from Zayn for Christmas, and Zayn is not someone who would sit back and not try to force himself into an opportunity to get the title back. There is no easier way to Big E’s first major title defense than to book the rematch.
American Championship – Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Riddle: Riddle has had his problems with MVP and The Hurt Business recently, including being attacked by Lashley. Matches with MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin are fine for weekly TV, but do not fancy pay-per-view match for Riddle. Lashley has not been an active champion, so he needs a real challenger to the belt on a big stage. Riddle fills the opening well and could get his first major title race with a win.
Women’s Tag Team Championship – Asuka & Charlotte Flair (c) mod Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler: Baszler and Jax do not seem ready to walk away after losing the titles to Asuka and Flair on TLC. A rematch would give the teams the chance to meet in a match that got a full build instead of a surprising Flair return as in their first meeting.