The 2021 Royal Rumble is coming up on January 31st, and the winner of the big matches will get titles opportunities at WrestleMania. That doesn’t mean they will close out the show.
While speaking with Lucha Libre Online, Daniel Bryan went into the Royal Rumble match. He said that winning the Rumble match doesn’t guarantee anyone a main event match at WrestleMania anymore. That aspect of the match has changed over the years, but it is still a huge achievement.
“I think that the role of it has changed. It’s still a very prominent position to win the Royal Rumble. But as we’ve seen, winning the Royal Rumble doesn’t guarantee you being the last match at WrestleMania the way that it used to. And it also makes it challenging because…now we have two Royal Rumbles on the Royal Rumble show. We have a Women’s Royal Rumble Match and we have a Men’s Royal Rumble Match.”
Despite the role of the Royal Rumble winner changing over the years, it is still a position that Daniel Bryan really wants to be in.
“I think the winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble Match, they’re still going to be in a really prominent position to me. I have accomplished a lot in the WWE a lot in my career, and it would be a real highlight to be able to win the 2021 Royal Rumble.”
Daniel Bryan is currently the betting favorite to win the 2021 Royal Rumble match. That doesn’t mean he will win the match. It also doesn’t mean that he can take a losing spot in the Royal Rumble and turn it into a main event match at WrestleMania, because that is just how things have evolved in WWE.