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Royal Rumble (2021) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on January 24, 2021. It was the eleventh event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

BackgroundEdit

The card featured eight matches, including three on the pre-show, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, and 205 Live, the latter of which is cruiserweight exclusive.

ResultsEdit

# Match Stipulation
1P Beth Phoenix and Naomi defeated Becky Lynch and Carmella Tag team match
2P The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge and Christian (c) Tag team match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
3P Asuka defeated Summer Rae Singles match
4 Roman Reigns (c) defeated Samoa Joe Steel Cage match for the Universal Championship
5 Nikki Cross (c) defeated Nia Jax Singles match for the Raw Women's Championship
6 Baron Corbin (c) defeated AJ Styles Singles match for the WWE Championship
7 Tyson Kidd defeated The Brian Kendrick (c) Singles match for the Cruiserweight Championship
8 Elias won by last eliminating Finn Bálor 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania XI

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw superstar, blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown superstar, purple ██ and "205 Live" indicates a 205 Live superstar, grey ██ and "Free Agent" indicates a free agent.

Draw Entrant Brand Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Dean Ambrose Raw 4 Sami Zayn 12:19 0
2 Sawyer Fulton SD 7 Sami Zayn 13:57 1
3 Jason Jordan Raw 2 Drew McIntyre 04:58 0
4 Luke Gallows Raw 6 AJ Styles 10:50 1
5 Fandango SD 9 Cesaro 11:12 1
6 Kevin Owens SD 1 Sawyer Fulton 00:09 0
7 Drew McIntyre SD 3 Luke Gallows 05:37 1
8 Sami Zayn SD 11 Braun Strowman 12:13 2
9 Bobby Roode SD 5 Fandango 02:04 0
10 AJ Styles SD 14 Seth Rollins 14:49 4
11 Big Cass Raw 8 AJ Styles 02:58 0
12 Cesaro Raw 10 AJ Styles and Sheamus 06:12 1
13 Sheamus Raw 15 Karl Anderson 10:55 2
14 Seth Rollins Raw 18 Kofi Kingston 15:34 2
15 Braun Strowman Raw 12 AJ Styles 06:27 1
16 Samoa Joe Raw 20 Rusev 17:31 0
17 Karl Anderson Raw 17 Seth Rollins 07:51 2
18 Sting Free Agent 13 Sheamus 01:55 0
19 Rob Van Dam Free Agent 16 Karl Anderson 01:58 0
20 The Brian Kendrick 205 Live 23 Tyler Breeze 12:01 0
21 Batista Free Agent 24 Rusev 10:58 1
22 Rusev SD 26 Elias 14:08 3
23 Luke Harper SD 21 Aleister Black 06:20 0
24 Kofi Kingston SD 22 Batista 05:15 0
25 John Cena SD 19 Rusev 01:16 0
26 Aleister Black SD 28 Finn Bálor 09:18 2
27 Tyler Breeze SD 25 Aleister Black and Elias 03:25 1
28 Elias Raw Winner 12:58 4
29 Finn Bálor Raw 29 Elias 09:58 1
30 The Miz Raw 27 03:11 0