After spending several months in a full pandemic emergency, with the United States, the whole world and even the world of pro-wrestling in full crisis, WWE has tried to return to normal as much as possible, building a space ThunderDome and a Capitol Wrestling.
Center where some fans can enter in compliance with the anti-contagion rules. Immediately after the Elimination Chamber, held by WWE on March 8, the McMahon company like any other wrestling company in the world had to close its doors to fans in regards to their shows, with the federation number one in the globe in terms of it concerns entertainment sport, which thus had to give up a very large slice of earnings, which WWE obtained from live events and those not filmed by cameras.
As seen on Sky Bet, there has been a shift in the betting odds for who will win the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble match next January. While it may seem like a million miles away, we are now just three months out from what many consider to be the funnest night of the year on the WWE calendar.
WWE to host Royal Rumble 2021 event in Saudi Arabia?
Many fans believe they know what’s going to happen when the Rumble takes place but now, we’re starting to see a shift in the betting odds – taking someone who was once priced at 33/1 all the way through to becoming the new favorite.
Big E, who has recently kickstarted a singles run for himself, is now the 2/1 favorite to win the men’s Royal Rumble match next year. Edge and Keith Lee are both next up at 7/1 with the top five being finished off by Roman Reigns 8/1 and AJ Styles 9/1.
There’s no solid update on when a vaccine for COVID-19 will be out and there are chances that Royal Rumble 2021 and WrestleMania 37 will be affected by it. Already, the biggest event of the year is said to have moved from the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Now the Rumble could be moved out of the United States. According to The Dirty Sheets Patreon (via Wwfoldschool.com), WWE doesn’t have any location confirmed for next year’s Royal Rumble, as of now. Earlier this year, speculations had that Royal Rumble 2021 will be held in the T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington.
But that won’t be the case in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. WWE will get paid big-time money for doing such a huge Royal Rumble PPV event which is also one of their Big Four events of the year. Also, in Saudi Arabia, the COVID-19 situation is a lot better than the USA.
As of this writing, the USA has a total of over 7.3 million COVID-19 cases so far, while Saudi Arabia has crossed 333,000 cases. This means WWE will have a great opportunity to bring back the fans to a PPV show.