Welcome wrestling fans!
Welcome wrestling fans to Mirror Sport’s WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Live Blog!
I’m Neil (@neildocking) the Mirror’s wrestling writer, and I’ll bring you all the action and reaction live, as it happens, right here.
Thirty men and 30 women will compete in two versions of the famous over-the-top-rope elimination contest, which takes place at the Tropicana Field, Florida for the first time in front of no fans.
The winners of both men and women’s Rumble matches will go on to face the champion of their choosing at WrestleMania 37 on March 28.
But the winner of the male Rumble match may have a different opponent than either of the current incumbents, as both the WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship will be on the line.
Kevin Owens challenges Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing Match, while last year’s Royal Rumble winner and current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will defend his title against Goldberg.
Also announced for the show is a Women’s Tag Team Championship match, pitting current champions Asuka and Charlotte Flair against former champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, plus Sasha Banks defending the SmackDown Women’s Championship versus Carmella.
Let’s get started!