Now it is official that the Royal Rumble 2020 pay per view is set to take place on 31st January 2021. But WWE still has not confirmed the venue of Royal Rumble 2021. WWE still looking for a live crowd on the show and that’s the reason the Royal Rumble event venue has not been declared yet. If WWE can bring live audiences for the Royal Rumble show then we can expect that the Royal Rumble event could take place outside Tropicana Field. WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches, Match Card, and Result Prediction.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches, Match Card, and Result Prediction
Royal Rumble is the night from where Wrestlemania season officially kicks start. So let’s look out for WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches, Match Card, and Result Prediction. In this blog, we discussed only the rumored Royal Rumble match card. Either we see the same matches on the show or see some different matches from this match cad.
So let’s start WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches, Match Card, and Result Prediction:
Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg (WWE Championship match) at Royal Rumble 2021
This storyline build-up started on the RAW Legends Night episode. Right after the RAW main event, Goldberg makes his way to the ring and challenge Drew McIntyre for WWE Championship at the 2021 Royal Rumble pay per view. Following a week on the RAW episode, through video footage, Drew McIntyre accepts Goldberg’s challenge and now the match is official for the Royal Rumble event.
Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg matches may be short ones that could last for few minutes only. There are two reasons behind this; one is a Drew McIntyre health issue who is recently tested positive for COVID. So WWE may not take a risk by involving him in the lengthy match. Second is, since Goldberg makes his WWE return, he not believes in and not wrestles any lengthy match. One match in that he wrestled long was against The Undertaker which proved full of botches.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches
The second scenario is, there is COVID concern over Drew McIntyre, so maybe he could take a long time to get fully recover. If Drew McIntyre not able to compete in the match and at the same time WWE wants to make WWE Championship relevant on RAW then they could give WWE Championship to Goldberg in the form of a forfeit win at the Royal Rumble match.
If WWE goes with the second scenario then fans still criticized WWE and Goldberg because they do not want to see part-timers like Goldberg as their champion. But if WWE did this then one more scenario made that led towards a big match at Wrestlemania 37.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Match Card
If Goldberg wins WWE Champion by forfeit at Royal Rumble. So after full recovery from COVID, Drew McIntyre makes his WWE return after Elimination Chamber 2021 pay per view and this time he challenges Goldberg for WWE Championship that he never lost. And WWE can book Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg at Wrestlemania 37 and Wrestlemania 37 Drew McIntyre defeated Goldberg and win back his WWE Championship.
If this happens then it’s a win-win scenario for all. In one end, WWE able to make a big match on a big stage. On another end, if Drew McIntyre defeated Goldberg then one more achievement comes in his kitty to knock out WWE legends. While the other end, WWE fans also go home with happy faces at Wrestlemania 37.
So our prediction still goes with Goldberg who has creative control and he convinces WWE to pin Drew McIntyre and become WWE Champion.
Result Prediction: Goldberg defeated Drew McIntyre and become the new WWE Champion
Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Universal Championship Match) at Royal Rumble 2021
This is the third time that we saw Roman Reign defends his Universal Championship against Kevin Owens. First at WWE TLC 2020 pay per view and then at SmackDown episode in Steel Cage match. On both occasions, Roman Reigns defeated Kevin Owens and retain his championship with the help of Jey Uso.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Result Prediction
After that WWE tries to put WWE Official Adam Pearce into the Universal Title picture. But we knew that Adam Pearce is not a superstar who is supposed to face Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble. In the end, we saw the same thing and Kevin Owens replace Adam Pearce in the Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble 2021.
Our prediction for the result of this match goes with Champion who one more time defeated Kevin Owens and their storyline finally ends at 2021 Royal Rumble pay per view.
Result Prediction: Roman Reigns retain Universal Championship
The Hurt Business vs. The New Day or Hardy Bros (RAW Tag Team Championship Match) at Royal Rumble 2021
Result Prediction: The Hurt Business retain titles at Royal Rumble 2021
Asuka vs. (RAW Women’s Championship Match) at Royal Rumble 2021
Result Prediction: Asuka retain Championship at Royal Rumble 2021
Big E vs. Sami Zayn vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental Championship Match) at Royal Rumble 2021
On SmackDown, WWE booked an Intercontinental Championship match between Big E and Apollo Crews. Sami Zayn was at the ringside where a protest against his match results in previous weeks.
In the championship match, Sami Zayn interfered and attacked Apollo Crews and Big E and due to DQ Big E retains his title. But we got a clear picture of the IC championship that WWE looking for Triple Threat Match direction and most probably for Royal Rumble 2021 show. So we can expect this match at Royal Rumble pay per view.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches Prediction
Our match prediction goes with current champion Big E who successfully retains his title at Rumble because WWE wants to give huge singles push to Big E and they looking forward to seeing him as the future top titleholder. So WWE not wants to see Big E lose the title here and break his momentum. WWE may also have some big match plans for Big E and IC title at Wrestlemania 37.
Result Prediction: Big E retains Intercontinental title at Royal Rumble 2021
Sasha Banks vs. Carmella (SmackDown Women’s Championship Match) at Royal Rumble 2021
Before TLC, we saw a good feud between SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and Carmella. At TLC, we saw that Sasha Banks defeated Carmella and retain her title. WWE continued this feud after the TLC show and now we could expect that at the 2021 Royal Rumble show, WWE book one more and most probably last match of Sasha Banks vs. Carmella for SmackDown Women’s Title.
WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Match Card Prediction
Our Prediction of this match result goes with Sasha Banks who defeats Carmella and retains her title. WWE may have big plans for Sasha Banks and her title for Wrestlemania 37.
Result Prediction: Sasha Banks retain his Championship
30 Women Royal Rumble Match
Result Prediction: Alexa Bliss or Shayna Baszler or Sonya Deville or Ronda Rousey
30 Men Royal Rumble Match
Result Prediction: Brock Lesnar or Aleister Black or Daniel Bryan