Former NXT Champion set to make main roster debut at WWE Royal Rumble 2021. The pay per view is notorious for springing surprises.
WWE Royal Rumble will emanate from the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this Sunday on January 31, 2021. A host of participants have been announced for the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble. There are still several spots left however for surprise debuts and big returns.
Considering Edge’s return was announced ahead of time, there may not be too many huge comebacks planned. There is however, a massive debut in the line reportedly. Dave Meltzer is even speculating that the debutant may just go all the way and win the Royal Rumble.
Former NXT Champion set to make main roster debut at WWE Royal Rumble 2021
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley was scheduled to move to the main roster two weeks ago. However, those plans were delayed and she is now expected to make her debut at Royal Rumble instead.
“Rhea Ripley is on the main roster. She was gonna debut a couple of weeks ago and they put it off for a couple of weeks. A couple of weeks is now. Debuting her as a surprise in the Rumble and winning the Rumble, that just makes sense.” Meltzer said.
It has long been speculated that Bianca Belair will take the Royal Rumble and face Sasha Banks at Wrestlemania. This just adds more intrigue to the competition. It will be interesting to see if this does happen because whether she wins the Rumble or not Ripley will definitely add to either of RAW or SmackDown’s women division.
Announced competitors in the Men’s Royal Rumble match so far
Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Morrison, Sheamus, Mustafa Ali, Edge
Announced competitors in the Women’s Royal Rumble match so far
Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Tamina
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