2021 WWE Royal Rumble Odds: Big E, Edge, Rhea Ripley the Favorites

One of the most exciting WWE events of the year is the annual Royal Rumble. It begins with two wrestlers to start the match and then another wrestler comes in every 90 seconds afterward. The event traditionally features about 30 wrestlers, celebrity guests and entertainers.

Bovada has released WWE Royal Rumble odds on both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble, with Big E and Edge the +500 co-favorites to win on the men’s side and Rhea Ripley the +700 favorite to win on the women’s side.

WWE Men’s Royal Rumble Odds

Odds to Win the 2021 men’s royal rumble
Team Odds
Big E +500
Edge +500
Keith Lee +550
Brock Lesner +750
Goldberg +800
Roman Reigns +1000
Kevin Owens +1000
Daniel Bryan +1000
AJ Styles +1200
The Rock +1400
Bray Wyatt +1600
Drew McIntyre +2000
CM Punk +2000
Seth Rollins +2000
Adam Cole +2200
Andrade +2500
Aleister Black +2500
Braun Strowman +2500
Killer Kross +3300
Samoa Joe +3300
Ricochet +3300
Finn Balor +3300
John Cena +3300
King Corbin +3300
Randy Orton +4000
Lars Sullivan +4000
Tommasso Ciampa +5000
Johnny Gargano +5000
Matt Riddle +5000
Walter +5000
Velveteen Dream +5000
Tyson Fury +5000
Buddy Murphy +6600
John Morrison +6600
Rey Mysterio +6600
Kofi Kingston +6600
Sheamus +6600
Pete Dunne +6600
Mustafa Ali +8000
Angel Graza +8000
Bobby Lashley +8000
Xavier Woods +10000
Shinsuke Nakamura +10000
Dolph Ziggler +10000
Erick Rowan +10000
The Miz +10000
Conor McGregor +10000
Dean Ambrose +10000
Rusev +10000
Elias +10000
Humberto Carrillo +10000
Robert Roode +10000
Shane McMahon +25000
Vince McMahon +25000

Odds as of December 16 at Bovada

Who to Like on the Men’s Side?

There are a lot of big names on the men’s side as possible winners of the 2021 Royal Rumble. A few names that stick out are Brock Lesner with WWE Royal Rumble odds of+750 and Goldberg at +800. Both behemoths are certainly capable of wiping out multiple guys in just a few seconds.

One of the things that’s important to consider with the Royal Rumble is a wrestler’s entry number. Last year Drew McIntyre won the event entering in the 16th spot and on the women’s side, Charlotte Flair won it from the 17th spot. The WWE usually has its winner coming from the middle or near the end of the entry list. So while there will be a lot of excitement and entertainment generated by the early entries, look for the winner to come from the 15-25 spot.

Lesner hasn’t fought in the WWE since he relinquished his title to McIntyre in WrestleMania 36, which took place in March 2020. The WWE likes to have some surprises with the Rumble and bringing Lesner back into the fold could be a huge deal.

Goldberg was away from the company for 12 years before returning in 2016 to win the WWE Universal Championship for the first time. He won it again back in February but hasn’t been back since he lost to Braun Strowman in WrestleMania 36.

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Back in 2001, the Rumble had one of the strangest entries in The Price is Right host Drew Carey. Carey didn’t last long but it was a surprise to everyone watching the show. I doubt there will be any celebrities to join the fray in 2021 due to COVID-19, but one person who might show up is Dwayne Johnson, who has WWE Royal Rumble winner odds of +1400.

Johnson was known as “The Rock” over his time in the WWE before blossoming into the mega-movie superstar he is now. He hasn’t been part of the WWE since WrestleMania 32 in 2016, so it would be a bit of a shock to see him in it, let alone win it.

One other notable name on the list is Finn Balor at +3300 WWE Royal Rumble betting odds. Balor is a fan favorite but has been off the show for most of 2020 as he needed to recharge his batteries. He would be one of those examples of a wrestler coming into the event that people might not be expecting and coming away with a win to kick-start his career again.

WWE Women’s Royal Rumble Odds

Odds to Win the 2021 Women’s royal rumble
Team Odds
Rhea Ripley +700
Ronda Rousey +750
Shayna Baszler +800
Bianca Belair +900
Sasha Banks +1000
Alexa Bliss +1000
Bayley +1200
Nia Jax +1400
Paige +1600
Charlotte Flair +1600
Io Shirai +2000
Asuka +2000
Lacey Evans +2000
Liv Morgan +2500
Ruby Riot +2500
Nikki Cross +2500
Mandy Rose +2500
Sonya Deville +2500
Carmella +2500
Kairi Sane +3300
Naomi +3300
Ember Moon +3300
Natalya +3300
Candice LeRae +4000
Toni Storm +4000
Dana Brooke +4000
Tegan Nox +4000
Dakota Kai +5000
Kay Lee Ray +5000
Tamina +6600
Mercedes Martinez +6600
Sarah Logan +6600
Jessamyn Duke +8000
Deonna Purrazzo +8000
Chelsea Green +8000
Marina Shafir +8000
Lana +8000
Piper Niven +8000
Mia Yim +8000
Billie Kay +8000
Peyton Royce +8000
Xia Li +10000
Zelina Vega +10000
Stephanie McMahon +15000

Odds as of December 16 at Bovada

Who to Like on the Women’s Side?

There are a few names that stick out on the women’s side. First, Ronda Rousey is near the top of the WWE Royal Rumble oddsboard at +750. Rousey hasn’t fought since WrestleMania 35 back in April 2019, so it’s a bit of a shock to see her name so high up on the oddsboard.

Rousey was known as one of the toughest female UFC fighters in the world, setting the record for most UFC title defenses by a woman with six. In 2018, she signed on with the WWE and was the Raw women’s champion for a while.

The other name that is noteworthy is Charlotte Flair at +1600 WWE Royal Rumble odds. Flair is the daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair but has carved out a pretty successful career of her own in the WWE.

Flair is also the reigning champion from last year. With Becky Lynch off due to the birth of her first child, Flair could be in the spotlight to win it yet again. She has been away from the WWE for most of the year following surgery, and the Rumble would be the perfect time to make a return.

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