WWE Royal Rumble 2021: Full Match Card Preview, Venue, Start Time, Where to Watch

Published 01/26/2021, 11:13 AM EST

WWE Royal Rumble 2021 is scheduled for January 31st. This is going to be the first PPV of the year.


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WWE Royal Rumble match card

WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. Bill Goldberg


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Goldberg returned at Legends Night and challenged McIntyre for the WWE Championship. According to Goldberg, ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ does not respect legends and should not be a champion, hence, the challenge.

McIntyre accepted the challenge and claimed it was Goldberg who needs a lesson in respect.

Reports claim WWE booked Goldberg for Royal Rumble 2021 because of lack of suitable Superstars on the roster.

The prediction is Drew McIntyre will secure the victory.

WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens

Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman schemed to book Adam Pearce for the match and almost succeeded. However, right after signing the contract, Pearce claimed he could not take part because of an injury.

Since he is a WWE official, he was at liberty to choose his replacement and he picked Kevin Owens.


This match will interesting to watch, considering the rivalry between Reigns and Owens.

Women’s Tag Team Championship: Asuka and Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler lost the title to Asuka and Charlotte Flair at WWE TLC 2020. Now, they will try to regain their former glory.

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Some other Superstars such as Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Mandy Rose might make appearances during the match.

United States Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Matt Riddle

Riddle wanted a shot at the United States Championship title. However, before he got that shot, he had to fight the rest of The Hurt Business in a Gauntlet Match on Raw: January 25th, 2021.

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The Original Bro’ secured a win over Shelton Benjamin, MVP, and Cedric Alexander to secure a spot against Lashley.

Royal Rumble Matches

This match comprises thirty Superstars. It begins with two Superstars and the others enter the ring at intervals. Elimination occurs when a Superstar is thrown over the rope and both feet touch the ground.

Whoever wins this match will get a title shot at WrestleMania.

Men’s match

Superstars announced for this match till now are Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Edge, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Mustafa Ali, John Morrison, The Miz, Sheamus, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Otis, Dolph Ziggler, and Shinsuke Nakamura.

WWE will announce the rest of the names in the coming week.

Women’s match

Superstars announced for this match till now are Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Bayley, Bianca Belair, Peyton Royce, Mandy Rose, Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and Tamina.

WWE will announce the rest of the names in the coming week.

WWE Royal Rumble 2021 other details


January 31st, 2021.


The kickoff show is at 6p.m. ET and the main event begins from 7p.m. ET.


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ThunderDome, Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Where to watch


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The event will stream live on WWE Network.


Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.



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