Sade of DDT Divas gives her Royal Rumble 2021 match predictions. Who she wants to see win and who she thinks will win.
Asuka and Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Who I think will win: Asuka and Charlotte Flair
Who I want to see win: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
I’m predicting Asuka and Charlotte to retain. But I would love to see Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler become new Women’s Tag Team Championships. Asuka and Charlotte haven’t had the best tag team reign. WWE devoted most of Asuka and Flair’s time on Raw to two separate storylines. Asuka vs Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s championship and Charlotte Flair’s issues with her father Ric Flair and his new boo Lacey Evans. Jax and Baszler spent their time wrestling the Sexy Muscle Friends, Dana Brooke, and Mandy Rose. WWE should continue the Asuka and Flair storylines and put the championships back on Jax and Baszler.
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Goldberg for the WWE Championship
Who I think will win: Goldberg
Who I want to see win: Drew McIntyre
I can see this match going two ways. Claymore, claymore, claymore. 1-2-3! Drew McIntyre retains. Or spear, jackhammer, spear. 1-2-3! New champion, Goldberg. Fingers crossed McIntyre retains.
Sasha Banks vs Carmella for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Who I think will win: Sasha Banks
Who I want to see win: Sasha Banks
I want to see Sasha Banks keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship. And I’m predicting she will be victorious. Like most fans, I’m very excited to see who Banks will face at this year’s Wrestlemania. (The EST, maybe!?!?!)
Roman Reigns (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Kevin Owens Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Universal Championship
Who I think will win: Roman Reigns
Who I want to see win: Roman Reigns
I don’t think nor do I want to see The Tribal Chief lose his Universial Championship. Since returning and turning heel, Roman Reigns has been the best version of himself. It’s too soon for Reigns to lose the championship. In fact, there are so many potential storylines and superstars I would like to see challenge Reigns.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Who I think will win: Edge
Who I want to see win: Big E
My prediction for the WWE Men’s Royal Rumble match has changed from week to week. First, my pick was former NXT and NXT North America Champion, Keith Lee. Then, my pick was current intercontinental champion, Big E. A few weeks later, Shinsuke Nakamura was my Rumble pick. But after watching the Raw before the Royal Rumble, I’m convinced this year’s winner will be Edge. Instead of surprising us, WWE decided to announce Edge’s return on Raw. While the surprise factor is gone, the winning factor is still there.
While I’m predicting Edge to win the Men’s Royal Rumble match, I would love to see Big E get the win. Let’s be real for a moment. There has only been one Black Royal Rumble winner in WWE history. One. The only Black man to win the Royal Rumble was The Rock in 2000. It’s been 21 years since we have had our first and only Black Royal Rumble winner. But I don’t think Big E should win the Rumble because we need more Black winners. Big E should win the Royal Rumble because he is the right person. Since his separation from his fellow New Day members, Big E new single’s career has skyrocketed. The now, IC champion, would be the perfect opportunity to face The Tribal Chief at Wrestlemania 37. Big E vs Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship would be the ultimate babyface vs heel match.
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Who I think will win: Alexa Bliss
Who I want to see win: Bianca Belair
After an impressive win against former women’s champion Bayley on the go-home episode of SmackDown, I would like to see Bianca Belair win the 2021 Royal Rumble. In a time when WWE’s women division lacks talent that are total packages, Belair is a standout. She is the EST of WWE. No cap. I would love to see The EST of WWE challenge The Boss at Wrestlemania 37 for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. I know this match would deliver. Additionally, the match would be a rare occasion where two Black women feud for a championship.
Even though I would love to see Bianca Belair win this year’s Rumble, I have a gut feeling that Alexa Bliss will be this year’s winner. The last couple of episodes of Raw have dropped hints of a revitalized Bliss push. And there is no better way to skyrocket a superstar to the top than winning the Royal Rumble and earning a title shot a Wrestlemania. Logically speaking, if Bliss is possessed by The Fiend, she should be unstoppable. I also wonder if there’s a chance we will get to see Bliss enter the Rumble thrice (Old Alexa Bliss, Firefly Fun House Alexa Bliss, and The Fiend Alexa Bliss), 1998 Mick Foley style. If that happens, one Bliss has to win. Right?!?!