WWE Royal Rumble

The WWE Royal Rumble an annual pay-per-view that launched in 1988. It is one of WWE‘s original “Big 4” PPV events, along with WrestleMania, Survivor Series and SummerSlam.

The 2021 WWE Royal Rumble airs live January 31st on the WWE Network.

The Road to WrestleMania begins at the Royal Rumble. 30 Men and 30 Women will do battle to determine who goes on to main event WWE‘s signature event of the year.

Past Royal Rumble winners who are still active Superstars include Randy Orton (2009, 2017), Edge (2010), Sheamus (2012), Roman Reigns (2015), Shinsuke Nakamura (2018), Seth Rollins (2019) and Drew McIntyre (2020).

In 2018, WWE introduced a Women’s Royal Rumble match as part of the Women’s Revolution movement. Asuka made history by winning the first Women’s Rumble. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair have won women’s Royal Rumble matches past two years.

Royal Rumble Match Rules

  • The Royal Rumble match is a 30-person battle royal.
  • The match begins with two Superstars in the ring.
  • New Superstars are introduced at regularly timed intervals.
  • Eliminations occur when wrestlers are thrown over the top rope and their feet touch the floor at ringside.

Royal Rumble winners earn title shots at WrestleMania. The Men’s Rumble winner can challenge for the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship. The Women’s Rumble winner can challenge for the Raw, SmackDown or NXT Women’s Championship.

WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Matches

In addition to the two Royal Rumble matches, both Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre will defend their respective titles. The following matches are confirmed for the pay per view:

  • Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania 37)
  • Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania 37)
  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Adam Pearce
  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Bill Goldberg

Royal Rumble Info

  • Date: Sunday, January 31st
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field, ThunderDome
  • Watch: WWE Network
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