WWE Royal Rumble 2021: From Edge to AJ Styles, Every Entrant Confirmed So Far

Published 01/27/2021, 7:30 AM EST


The Royal Rumble is less than a week away, and the field is sixty percent complete. On WWE Raw, the Rated-R Superstar became the 17th man to declare for the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble, while Elias became the 18th. The women’s Royal Rumble is also filling up fast, with forty percent of the field occupied.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Every superstar in the men’s Royal Rumble

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Daniel Bryan was the first superstar to declare himself for the 2021 Rumble match. The American Dragon became an automatic favourite to win the match, and will be one to watch out. US Champion Bobby Lashley became the first superstar from Raw to enter the match.

Two veterans of the business, AJ Styles and Randy Orton, announced their entry into the match on Raw Legend’s Night. Orton might cross paths with Alexa Bliss or the Fiend in the match, as their bizarre rivalry hasn’t ended yet. Former Mr. Money in the Bank, Otis announced his entry into the match via WWE.com.

Currently holding the MITB contract, The Miz announced his entry via TMZ, typical of WWE’s A-Lister. The Swiss Superman Cesaro and Roman Reigns’ bagman Jey Uso declared for the Royal Rumble on SmackDown. Cesaro’s tag partner, Shinsuke Nakamura, announced his entry in the Rumble the week after Cesaro, along with fellow SmackDown superstars Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Big E.

Jeff Hardy will enter the Royal Rumble for the eleventh time in his illustrious career. He is one of the few men who’ve shockingly never won a Rumble match. The recent episode of Raw saw many superstars declare themselves for the Rumble match. Former Rumble match winner Sheamus, the acrobatic John Morrison and the leader of Retribution Mustafa Ali.

Every superstar in the women’s Royal Rumble

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Charlotte Flair approaches the ring during event at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018
CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
(Set Number: X162079 TK1 )

The women’s Rumble match has sparked little interest. Without the talismanic Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks defending the title, the women’s Rumble is lacking some serious star power.

The former Women’s Tag Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax will be the most daunting obstacles in the match, and biggest favorites. Charlotte Flair seems ready to win the Rumble and challenge her tag team partner Asuka at WrestleMania.

On the SmackDown side of things, Bayley and Bianca Belair will renew hostilities in the Rumble match. Belair holds the joint record for most eliminations at eight, and might break that record in the 2021 Rumble. The Riot Squad and Tamina Snuka are also in the match.

From Raw, Alexa Bliss is the biggest threat in the Rumble match, especially since she’s possessed by the Fiend. Peyton Royce, Dana Brooke, and Mandy Rose round of the twelve female superstars declared for the match.

Wrestlers who haven’t announced their entry but are likely to enter

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The two behemoths from Monday Night Raw, Braun Strowman and Keith Lee are yet to announce their entry into the match. Royal Rumble highlight reel Kofi Kingston has been away from the ring, but a Rumble match appearance might be in the books. Brock Lesnar is also a heavy favorite.

WWE’s newest father Seth Rollins might also make his return to the WWE at the Rumble match. His fiancee Becky Lynch might not be entering the Rumble, but we have touted her fierce rival Ronda Rousey as a potential surprise entrant.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Is there anyone you wish to see return or appear at the 2021 Rumble? Let us know in the comments below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Nathan Fulgado

1190 articles

Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories