The 2021 Royal Rumble is upon us and WWE are getting WrestleMania season into full swing.
This Royal Rumble will probably be like no different by advantage of the actual fact will probably be in entrance of zero followers.
WWE are persevering with to run exhibits from the Thunderdome till at the very least WrestleMania 37 the place they are going to go to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the world they have been meant to inhabit final 12 months earlier than COVID-19 scuppered their plans.
With WWE’s most vital WrestleMania in years looming, there was loads of hypothesis as to who will probably be returning for the Royal Rumble.
Names like Samoa Joe, Wade Barrett and Sonya Deville are being touted to make in-ring comebacks as shock entrants within the Rumble and all of them presently maintain commentary or authority positions.
The Rumble is all the time good for a return or two, so we’re going to interrupt down the rumours and studies beneath:
The Messiah has been away from the corporate since sacrificing himself at Survivor Collection final November to be able to assist fiancé Becky Lynch welcome their first little one into the world.
On December 8, their child arrived and Rollins is but to return to TV. It’s broadly believed he’ll make his return in the course of the Rumble and start his path to WrestleMania. It’s a protected wager by all accounts.
Whereas we might by no means doubt Lynch is able to making a return, hitting the ring simply two months after giving delivery could be a stretch even for The Man.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that Becky Lynch received’t be within the Rumble and that mixed with widespread sense says you shouldn’t count on a return simply but. She’ll be again in the future, simply not but.
Meltzer is claiming Rousey received’t be within the Rumble and there’s little substance on the market to recommend she will probably be, however a return to WWE definitely looms.
The UFC Corridor of Famer hasn’t been seen since shedding in the primary occasion of WrestleMania 35, however she has been noticed coaching in a wrestling ring over the previous few months and plenty of imagine she is going to return for WrestleMania or simply after. Will or not it’s the Rumble that kick begins her return? It’s not out of the query.
The Rated-R Celebrity had a promo on Monday Night time RAW this previous week and immediately grew to become one of many favourites to win the occasion on Sunday.
He talked about ‘taking again what I by no means misplaced’ and that’s in reference to Edge reclaiming the WWE title he retired with. A primary time matchup between Edge and Drew McIntyre definitely does intrigue and given it’ll be his first outing since June, it’s an enormous deal.
The Beast Incarnate is all the time a intently guarded secret inside the WWE, however many imagine he’ll make his return with the highway to WrestleMania starting to take form.
We haven’t seen Lesnar since shedding to McIntyre at WrestleMania 36, so it might make sense that he wins the Rumble to problem him.
In response to the bookmakers, the highest six favourites for the lads’s Rumble are (so as):
- Daniel Bryan
- Brock Lesnar
- Keith Lee
- Large E
- Drew McIntyre
For the ladies, the highest six has a few surprises in it:
- Bianca Belair
- Alexa Bliss
- Rhea Ripley
- Charlotte Aptitude
- Becky Lynch