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#5 WWE News: could Royal Rumble 2021 happen without fans?
Earlier we and many other fans as well WWE officials hope that Royal Rumble 2021 will happen in front of a live crowd. We hope that WWE manages to bring back the crowd in some capacity for the 2021 Royal Rumble pay per view but now looks like these no longer appear to be the case.
WWE will not have fans in attendance for Royal Rumble, according to WWE reports
WWE Rumors and Spoilers 2021 stated that right now WWE not planning to bring back live audiences for Royal Rumble 2021 event.
Here are WWE Latest News and Rumors:
“Multiple sources indicate there are currently no plans for #WWE to have fans at the Royal Rumble.”
“As I’ve noted, it’s pro wrestling, plans are always subject to change. But the plan as of now, Jan. 7, does not include fans in attendance at Tropicana Field. FWIW, Florida had 17,783 new positive COVID cases announced Wednesday.”
WWE ThunderDome will host Royal Rumble with no crowd
Early WWE news and rumors suggested that WWE could be looking for other locations outside WWE ThunderDome for Royal Rumble in search of a live crowd for the show.
So now we can say that the 2021 Royal Rumble pay per view set to happen on 31st January 2021 at WWE ThunderDome without a live crowd. it’s interesting to see the first time in WWE history that the Royal Rumble match could go without live crowd reactions.
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#4 WWE Rumors: Two main roster call-ups from NXT
WWE latest updates 2021 stated that two top NXT superstars are now call-up on the main roster right after NXT’s New Year Evil show. Names of those NXT superstars are Damian Priest and Rhea Riley who call-up on the main roster soon.
WWE Reports: Two NXT Superstars moving to the main roster
At NXT’s New Year Evil show, Damian Priest lost to Karrion Kross, while Rhea Ripley lost a match to Raquel Gonzalez. So WWE plans to lose them on the NXT show and then call them up on either RAW or SmackDown just like WWE did with Dominik Dijakovic.
Here is WWE News:
“The current belief is that last night’s New Year’s Evil broadcast was planned to be the final NXT appearances for Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest and they each will be shifted to the main roster. While things can always change based on the whims of Vince McMahon, Priest’s loss to Karrion Kross and Rhea’s loss to Raquel Gonzalez were devised with the idea those were the end of the NXT chapters of their career.”
What could NXT’s Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest do on the main roster?
Earlier WWE reports suggested that WWE’s plan for Damian Priest to call-up on SmackDown brand. But not just bring him on SmackDown brand but put him into top SmackDown feud of Roman Reigns – Jey Uso –Kevin Owens. Damian Priest comes into the feud in aid of Kevin Owens as his best friend. WWE almost set a tag team match between these four but plans are scrapped last moment.
While, Rhea Ripley, is very much familiar with the RAW brand. She already made a few appearances on RAW while her feud against Charlotte Flair during Wrestlemania 36. So most probably, Rhea Ripley makes her main roster debut on the RAW brand and maybe we see her first feud against her old enemy Shayna Baszler.
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#3 WWE Updates: Sasha Banks top in the list Top 10 wrestlers
Current SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks grab the #1 spot in Sports Illustrated’s list of Top 10 wrestlers of 2020. Sasha Banks beat John Moxley, current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, and Tatsuya Naito to the bagged top position in the list.
It’s been years that Sports Illustrated has released the Top 10 wrestlers of the year list every year. Last year, this list was divided into two sections for men and women separately. In the men’s list, John Moxley begged top position in 2019, while in the Women’s list Becky Lynch begged top position.
WWE Superstar Sasha Banks takes No.1 spot in Sports Illustrated’s top 10 wrestlers of 2020
But in 2020, they merge both men and women list and bring out a single list of Top 10 wrestlers of the 2020 year. There are multiple factors consider for the rank wrestler from 1 to 10. Factors include wrestlers’ in-ring skill, their work impact on the product, fans attention and reactions, and their match quality.
Here is the complete list of Top 10 wrestlers of the 2020 year:
- Sasha Banks
- Jon Moxley
- Drew McIntyre
- Tetsuya Naito
- Kenny Omega
- Io Shirai
- Kota Ibushi
- Roman Reigns
- Eddie Kingston
The reason behind Sasha Banks picked as #1 on the list is she had a great year in 2020. She dominated the whole SmackDown and RAW roster. She makes WWE return after a long break and she becomes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion alongside Bayley. During this Women’s Tag Team reign she also becomes RAW Women’s Champion. Then, in the end, she becomes SmackDown’s Women champion and her reign continues. In short, Sasha Banks win all Women’s Championships in the 2020 year.
#2 WWE Spoilers: WWE Superstar comparison with Brock Lesnar
On the latest episode of The Bump show, Triple H was the guest. During that show, Triple H makes a few comparisons between Brock Lesnar and Walter. Right now Walter is set o defend his NXT UK Championship against A-Kid on the NXT UK episode. Triple H called Walter one of the most physically gifted wrestlers in WWE.
Here are Triple H’s words:
“It is tough to bet against WALTER. Anybody that has watched him over the last few years. Anybody that has, you know, just recently watched him against Ilja, one of the most physically imposing, physically dominating performers out there.”
Brock Lesnar struggled a lot of times, more with small guys
NXT mentor recalled Walter’s past matches in WWE and said that NXT UK champion is not a fishy customer. Walter is a hard-hitting wrestler who has not missed any opportunity. Triple H also believes that Walter’s wrestling style is very similar to Brock Lesnar.
Here are ripple H’s words:
“There is no wasted movement. Walter is not flashy. He doesn’t care about how it looks. He is just effective. That said, you’ve seen it in the past with another talent like Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar has struggled a lot of times with smaller guys; speed kills: Triple H highlights a weakness of the Beast Incarnate.”
Triple H points out The Beast Incarnate’s weakness
Triple H also point out Brock Lesnar’s difficulties when he wrestles against smaller and high flyer wrestlers. He believes that if Brock Lesnar gets a match against the likes of Daniel Bryan then he could found difficult against Bryan’s fast-moving and high-flying moves.
Here are Triple H’s words:
“Brock Lesnar struggled a lot of times, more with small guys. Speed kills. You would watch Brock Lesnar sometimes step in the ring with Daniel Bryan and have a much more difficult time. Daniel Bryan would get much more in because Brock couldn’t strike as hard and as fast. He had to catch him first and find his way.”
#1 WWE Rumours: Matt Hardy take a dig at WWE
Recently Matt Hardy took a shot on WWE regarding the company’s new Third-Party Policy. In AEW currently Matt Hardy teamed up with a tag team named Private Party. They made one bold comment during AEW’s show segment featured WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg.
Here is the comment:
“You guys wanna be kings, right? A king like Snoop Dogg? You’re gonna be a winner. You have the potential in you, it’s untapped. I’m gonna bring it out. I know 30 percent is a hefty fee but it will pay off in spades.”
Matt Hardy takes a shot at WWE’s third party policy
“I can’t wait for the Private Party to be iconic. And you know what? All those 3rd party platform things like Cameo or Twitch…I’m not a monster. You still got that. And they’re very beneficial.”
In September 2020, WWE’s chairman Vince McMahon made a decision that WWE superstars no longer can use third-party platforms like Twitch. If they do then they can face fines and termination.
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