WWE Royal Rumble: Sportsbook Bovada reveals their favourites

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It is a well-established tradition that the ‘Road to WrestleMania’ begins at the Royal Rumble with the winners of the titular matches earning a spot on the card on the grandest stage of them all.

WWE Royal Rumble: Who might win

WWE is classed as sports entertainment and while the outcome of these matches is largely predetermined, exactly who the winner will be is a closely guarded secret and draws more than the odd punt.

The best indicators of who may win a Royal Rumble are who the WWE have chosen to ‘push’ in the months ahead of the event with a curveball often thrown in when a big name star returns. In 2008 John Cena shocked the WWE Universe when he returned from injury earlier than expected and won the Rumble match.

Based on the available information and prevailing attitudes within the WWE, leading online sportsbook Bovada have determined their favourites to win the match.

The shortest odds available have been pinned on one man on a newfound singles charge in Big E (+500) and another superstar who made his return at the 2020 Rumble and is rumoured to be set for a big push on the road to Wrestlemania in Edge (+500).

Brock Lesnar remains in contractual limbo but that hasn’t kept the Beast from being made one of the favoured possible entrants. Lesnar opens at +800, despite his absence from WWE programming since mid-2020.

For the women’s match, Rhea Ripley is made favourite (+700), while MMA mavens Ronda Rousey (+750) and Shayna Bazler (+800) are also possible winners with a high likelihood of success. 

Alexa Bliss (+1000) and Sasha Banks (+1000) have been the stars of the women’s division in 2020 and could go on to the showcase of the immortals. 

The long shots

Dark horse candidates for the men’s match include former WWE champion and UFC fighter CM Punk (+2000), heavyweight boxing champion and one-time WWE competitor Tyson Fury (+5000), former UFC double champion Conor McGregor (+10000), and the most electrifying man in all of entertainment The Rock (+1400).

Wildcard longshots include the recently released Zelina Vega (+10000) along with Paige (+1600), Kairi Sane (+2500) and the company’s Chief Brand Officer and former women’s champion Stephanie McMahon (+15000).

ODDS TO WIN 2021 MENS ROYAL RUMBLE

Big E +500

Edge +500

Keith Lee +800

Brock Lesnar +800

Kevin Owens +1000

Roman Reigns +1000

AJ Styles +1200

The Rock +1400

Daniel Bryan +1400

Bray Wyatt +1600

Drew McIntyre +2000

Seth Rollins +2000

Aleister Black +2000

CM Punk +2000

Adam Cole +2200

Andrade +2500

Braun Strowman +2500

Goldberg +2800

Killer Kross +3300

Ricochet +3300

Finn Balor +3300

Samoa Joe +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 Garza +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 TO WIN 2021 WOMENS ROYAL RUMBLE

Rhea Ripley +700

Ronda Rousey +750

Shayna Baszler +800

Alexa Bliss +1000

Sasha Banks +1000

Bayley +1200

Bianca Belair +1400

Nia Jax +1400

Paige +1600

Charlotte Flair +1600

Io Shirai +2000

Asuka +2000

Lacey Evans +2000

Liv Morgan +2500

Ruby Riot +2500

Kairi Sane +2500

Nikki Cross +2500

Mandy Rose +2599

Sonya Deville +2500

Carmella +2599

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

Billy Kay +8000

Peyton Royce +8000

Xia Li +10000

Zelina Vega +10000

Stephanie McMahon +15000

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