WWE Royal Rumble 2021: Way too early full match card prediction

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WWE Royal Rumble 2021 is less than six months away. How might that night look, and who could be starting their Road to WrestleMania 37?

WWE SummerSlam 2020 – and the week-later rebound pay-per-view WWE Payback 2020 – is officially in the books. That signifies the beginning of an end of the year run for WWE, where we can expect events like Hell in a Cell, Survivor Series, and TLC.

However, it also means that the Road to WrestleMania isn’t as far in the distance as you might think. It’s been five months since WrestleMania 36, but there are only four months left until we see the Road to WrestleMania 37 underway.

WWE Royal Rumble 2021 will officially kick off the Road to WrestleMania 37, and the night’s two eponymous matches will set the stage for two of the title matches we see at WrestleMania 37. Though January is still off in the distance, we can already look at the way this year has gone to get an idea of what WWE Royal Rumble 2021 could look like.

Since this will only be the fourth year where the event hosts a Men’s Royal Rumble and Women’s Royal Rumble, the last three years are the best indication of how the night will look. From 2018 to 2020, the Royal Rumble had between two and three matches on the Kickoff Show and six or seven on the main card.

With a total card expected card between eight and ten matches – and two of those being the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble Matches – we likely won’t see every single championship on the line. The Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship are most likely to miss the cut, as those champions often enter the Men’s Royal Rumble in hopes of challenging the WWE or Universal Champion at WrestleMania.

With all of those parameters in mind, here’s a look at how WWE Royal Rumble 2021 might look, including who will walk out with the win and potentially punch their ticket to WrestleMania 37.