WWE Royal Rumble PPV 2021: All The Wrestlers Confirmed For The Rumble Matches So Far
This year's Royal Rumbles is getting stacked week by week. Who has already claimed a spot in their 2021 match?
We're just days away from the first WWE PPV of 2021, the Royal Rumble. The main attraction of this event are the two titular rumble matches where 30 competitors battle it out in the ring, getting eliminated by being thrown over the top rope. But who all has declared themselves to be in these matches on Sunday, January 31 on the WWE Network?
Some of the past winners of this match have catapulted themselves to superstardom and legendary status in all of wrestling. Names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair, the Undertaker, Asuka, Shawn Michaels, and Steve Austin have all been the last person standing--some more than once--and have gone on to capture gold at Wrestlemania.
Last year, Drew McIntyre and Charlotte Flair won their Rumbles, and both captured championships. Drew went on to win the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar, and Flair beat NXT Women's Champion from Rhea Ripley.
A few WWE wrestlers have already declared themselves for the upcoming Rumble matches--and there are sure to be more in the upcoming week. Below, you'll find all the men who are confirmed for the battle royal match.
2021 Men's Royal Rumble:
- Jeff Hardy
- Jey Uso
- The Miz
- Bobby Lashley (WWE United States Champion)
- Randy Orton
- AJ Styles
- Daniel Bryan
- Sami Zayn
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Dolph Ziggler
- Big E
- Mustafa Ali
- John Morrison
- The Miz
Orton is the only one so far who has won the Rumble in the past, but it's still very much up in the air who could take the Rumble this year--with the odds-on favorite being former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan. That's just nine out of the 30 so expect more announcements and confirmations for being entered into the Rumble next week. Also, save some space for some surprises because you never know who will show up.
On the women's side, for the fourth annual Women's Royal Rumble, some heavy-hitters have already been announced to participate.
2021 Women's Royal Rumble:
- Shayna Baszler
- Alexa Bliss
- Peyton Royce
- Bianca Belair
- Charlotte Flair (one-half of the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions)
- Nia Jax
- Mandy Rose
- Dana Brooke
- Liv Morgan
- Ruby Riott
Baszler was one of the final two at last year's Rumble, eventually being eliminated by winner Charlotte Flair. Biana Belair became last year's Iron Woman, lasting over 30 minutes, and tied with Baszler with most eliminations at eight.
Make sure to come back to GameSpot on January 31 for live coverage and a review of the Royal Rumble. Then, after the show, stay tuned for a special episode of the Wrestle Buddies podcast, where we break down the Royal Rumble and what we thought of it.