WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Predictions: Rumoured Returns, Shocking Ending and More

Published 01/29/2021, 12:35 AM EST

We’re just days away from the 2021 Royal Rumble, and the heat is only turning up! It is a stacked card with two Royal Rumble matches and two World Championship matches. That being said, here’s predicting who will walk out with the victory this Sunday at the Rumble.


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Charlotte Flair & Asuka (c’s) vs Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)


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Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax will have a crack at the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships before they enter the Women’s Royal Rumble later in the night. This is just a filler match WWE has come up with, and the winner is pretty obvious too! Let’s not crack our heads here; we all know ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Queen‘ will win.

Prediction: Charlotte Flair and Asuka (c’s)

Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs Kevin Owens – Last Man Standing (WWE Universal Championship)

Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens’ feud has been the most gripping story on SmackDown. Roman’s programs since his return have been extremely good, and this feud has made KO look like an even bigger and tougher fighter than before.

The Last Man Standing match this Sunday will not differ from their previous exciting contests. Roman and KO work really well together and can put on a Match of the Night candidate for us! The battle will be tough, but the ‘Tribal Chief‘ will prevail and mark the end of this great rivalry. Why? Because he always has something up his sleeve.

Prediction: Roman Reigns (c)

Drew McIntyre (c) vs Goldberg (WWE Championship)

Roman versus KO has a nice, long story attached to it, but McIntyre versus Goldberg is just thrown in together. It’s a perfect mismatch of opponents. Goldberg cannot match the pace of McIntyre, and all his confidence will go down the drain when ‘The Scottish Warrior’ teaches him a lesson of respect!

Many fans claim that this match will not go over the five-minute mark. My guess is Drew McIntyre will squash Goldberg and cement his reign as WWE Champion heading into WrestleMania.

Prediction: Drew McIntyre (c)

Women’s Royal Rumble Match

Twelve women from Raw and SmackDown have announced their entry into the Royal Rumble match. There are eighteen more spots to fill, and we’re sure a sizeable chunk of it will include NXT talent and legends.

Last year’s winner, Charlotte Flair, is the frontrunner to win her consecutive Royal Rumble match. Bianca Belair is another incredible prospect who could win the Rumble.

The thought of Sasha vs Bianca at WrestleMania is enough to give any WWE fan goosebumps! We also hear rumblings of a Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch return, so let’s see what happens.

Final four: Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Shayna Baszler, Tessa Blanchard (if she debuts)

Winner: Charlotte Flair/Bianca Belair

Men’s Royal Rumble Match

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 13: Professional wrestler Daniel Bryan attends the WWE SummerSlam press conference at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Expectations are high from the 2021 Royal Rumble after the incredible Royal Rumble match last year. Seventeen men have announced their entry into the match, and it looks like the rest will be a few returns and NXT names. But who will win? The way WWE has booked a few superstars over the past week or two, it’s a really tough prediction.

TOKYO,JAPAN – JUNE 28: Shinsuke Nakamura enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

Anyone from Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Keith Lee, and Sheamus will win this year’s Rumble. If WWE really wants to create new stars, they should give the win to either Cesaro, Nakamura, or Keith Lee. Plus, a World Championship is long overdue for both Cesaro and Nakamura.


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Final four: Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura, Keith Lee, Brock Lesnar (if he returns)

Winner: Daniel Bryan/Shinsuke Nakamura

Catch the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble live this Sunday at 7E/4P only on the WWE Network!


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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.