2020 is now over and WWE has already moved on with the work to better design its first Big Four of the new year: the Royal Rumble. Like every year, the first ppv of the WWE calendar opens the doors of the federation to the famous "Road to Wrestlemania", which in fact leads to the most famous and awaited pay-per-view by WWE Universe fans around the world, the Showcase of the Immortals.
Also this year, despite the pandemic and despite last year Wrestlemania was staged without an audience, in an absolutely empty and silent Performance Center, WWE is focusing a lot on its first two Big Four of the year, which will still put a lot of hype to the fans, despite the possible absence of the live audience again this time.
Already in the last episode of Monday Night Raw, we witnessed the first challenge arrived at the address of the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre, in view of the Rumble, with the returning Bill Goldberg who in fact challenged the Scotsman to a titled match in the next PPV.
Daniel Bryan, after declaring his intention to take down Roman Reigns, is the 2/1 favorite to win the 30-man Rumble match and progress to the main event of WrestleMania. If initially, the most popular name by the US betting agencies was Big E or Edge, in recent weeks another big name in the Friday Night Smackdown rings has jumped to the top of the eligible Royal Rumble winners, with Daniel Bryan leading the list of the most likely winners, after his self-nomination for the 30-man match at the end of January.
Latest update on 2021 Royal Rumble: Daniel Bryans' the new favorite
According to what was reported in the last few hours by the well-known site Sky Bet, a victory by Daniel Bryan would in fact repay any customers with a 2 to 1, while, instead, the names following those of the former WWE Champion, are said to arrive with Big E, paid at 9 / 2, Keith Lee at 9/2, Brock Lesnar at 6/1 and Edge at 6/1.
Daniel Bryan's, therefore, quickly became the most likely name in this year's Rumble victory, with his long-awaited feud with reigning Smackdown champion Roman Reigns, which could apparently so take place. in the most important PPV of the year: Wrestlemania 37.
Braun Strowman had a very up and down 2020 in WWE. The Monster Among Men started the year by winning the Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura, and later enjoyed a reign as Universal Champion after defeating WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg at WrestleMania 36.
As the year went on, Strowman began involved in a very intense feud with The Fiend, in which he turned heel and attacked Alexa Bliss, and lost the Universal Championship to his rival at WWE SummerSlam.