Royal Rumble 2021: WWE Announces Edge’s Return; Title Match & More
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Royal Rumble 2021: WWE Announces Edge’s Return; Title Match & More

Royal Rumble 2021
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Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw brought some big news regarding the Royal Rumble 2021 edition. WWE Hall of Famer Edge announced his return for the first time in nearly seven months. He will be making an in-ring comeback during the Men’s Rumble match, this Sunday at the upcoming pay-per-view.

Royal Rumble 2021 go-home episode of RAW saw Edge appear on the show through a taped vignette where he announced that he will be competing in the Men’s Rumble Match. The Rated R Superstar stated how his growing age continues to close windows for him. So, he needs to win the Rumble, headline WrestleMania 37, and revisit some of his glorious days.

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Edge has been out of action since suffering a torn triceps injury in his match against Randy Orton at the 2020 WWE Backlash pay-per-view last June. Before that, he came out of retirement at the 2020 edition of Rumble. He competed in a singles contest at WrestleMania 36, where he defeated Orton in a Last Man Standing match.

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Sheamus and John Morrison have been announced to be a part of the Royal Rumble 2021 match while Mustafa Ali also announced himself for the same via a promo. There are now 13 open spots for the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match where Edge joined Daniel Bryan, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E, Mustafa Ali, Sheamus, and John Morrison as confirmed entrants.

WWE has also confirmed that Charlotte Flair and RAW Women’s Champion Asuka will defend their tag team titles against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at Royal Rumble 2021. This will be the rematch for Jax and Baszler from their title loss to Flair and Asuka at the WWE TLC that took place on December 20.

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More big Royal Rumble 2021 announcements will be made during Saturday’s special edition of WWE Backstage on FS1. The number 30 entrant for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match will be revealed during the show while the number 1 and 2 entrants for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match will also be declared.

Royal Rumble 2021 Match Card

Royal Rumble 2021 will go down on January 31 from Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida. Here’s the updated card,

WWE Title Match
Bill Goldberg vs. Drew McIntyre (c)

Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Universal Title
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (c)

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Charlotte Flair and RAW Women’s Champion Asuka (c)

30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Daniel Bryan, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, Cesaro, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E, Sheamus, John Morrison, Edge, 14 Superstars TBA
Winner earns a title shot at WrestleMania 37

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Nia Jax, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Bianca Belair, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Tamina Snuka, 18 Superstars TBA
Winner earns a title shot at WrestleMania 37