Every year, Royal Rumble marks the beginning of the WrestleMania season. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of questions running in fans’ minds regarding WWE Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view and the road to WrestleMania 37.
This year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view took place at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, and had over 42,000 fans in attendance! However, a few months later, WrestleMania 36 took place in front of 0 fans from the WWE Performance Center due to the pandemic.
With the pandemic not slowing down and no news on when a vaccine will be out, it’s very much possible that Royal Rumble 2021 and WrestleMania 37 will be affected due to COVID-19.
According to The Dirty Sheets patreon, WWE doesn’t have any location planned for next year’s Royal Rumble as of this writing.
Earlier this year, there were rumors that Royal Rumble 2021 will be held in the T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA, but that was before WWE’s shows got affected due to the pandemic.
As of this writing, there are very less chances of USA fans being able to purchase tickets and be in attendance for the Royal Rumble next year.
Where could the Royal Rumble be held next year?
The Dirty Sheets patreon also revealed that WWE will not go to Saudi Arabia later this year for Crown Jewel 2020 due to the pandemic.
This means that WWE will owe Saudi Arabia 3 pay-per-view events in 2021. Two of them will be the regular Super ShowDown and Crown Jewel events, and the third could be Royal Rumble 2021.
Not only will WWE get paid big time money for doing the Royal Rumble PPV, which is one of their Big 4 PPVs, in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi officials, but the COVID-19 situation in Saudi is a lot better than the situation in USA.
As of this writing, USA has a total of over 7.3 million COVID-19 cases so far, while Saudi Arabia has 333,000 cases.
Also, doing a Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia wouldn’t be far-fetched, since WWE already did the ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’ in Saudi in 2018.
Is it a good idea to do the Royal Rumble PPV in Saudi Arabia?
From the perspective of a fan, who watches WWE for entertainment, and from a business standpoint, doing the Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia would be the best choice, given the current circumstances in USA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans can expect big names and big matches to be booked for Royal Rumble 2021 that way as WWE always does things in a grand way in Saudi Arabia.
A very important thing that should be noted here is that the involvement of fans in the arena during the Royal Rumble matches is a major part of the show. With the COVID-19 situation under control in Saudi, we can expect fans to be present for the PPV and that way everyone can enjoy the Royal Rumble PPV in the way it should be enjoyed.
What will the Royal Rumble attendance be if it takes place in Saudi Arabia?
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 took place at the King Abdullah Sports City’s King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The attendance for the show was 60,000.
You can read the results from this PPV below:
1. John Cena def. Triple H
2. Cedric Alexander (c) def. Kalisto to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
3. Bray Wyatt & WOKEN Matt Hardy def. Cesaro and Sheamus to win the vacant RAW Tag Team Championship
4. Jeff Hardy (c) def. Jinder Mahal to retain the United States Championship
5. The Bludgeon Brothers (c) def. The Usos to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
6. Seth Rollins (c) def. The Miz, Finn Bálor, and Samoa Joe in a Ladder Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship
7. AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship ended in a double count-out
8. The Undertaker def. Rusev (with Aiden English) in a Casket Match
9. Brock Lesnar (c) def. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Match to retain the Universal Championship
10. Braun Strowman won the 50 Man Royal Rumble Match to win the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Trophy and Championship
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