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Mid-Year Check In: Rants & Rumours: Predictions For 2021 WWE

To start the year I dropped some predictions at this link:

I figured since we’re over half way, I’d check in and see how they’re going.. some good, some bad, sone still have a chance… I think?

Let’s break it all down!

  • Women’s Royal Rumble: Bianca Belair
  • Men’s Money In The Bank: Big E
  • Wrestlemania weekend will include a bigger Hall of Fame ceremony this year so last years planned inductees can have their moment & give speeches
  • NXT will move to a night other than Wednesday night.
  • NXT Call Ups: Shotzi Blackheart, Rhea Ripley, Karrion Kross & Finn Balor moves back to main roster
  • Men’s Royal Rumble: Brock Lesnar
  • Women’s Money In The Bank: Charlotte Flair
  • Wrestlemania 37 Main Event: Roman Reigns (c) vs Bill Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship
  • WWE Tag Team Champions (Raw) to close year: Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions to close year: Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott
  • NXT Cruiserweight Champion to close year: Curt Stalion
  • NXT Tag Team Champions to close year: Ever Rise
  • NXT Call Ups: Undisputed Era
There’s a chance?:
  • Cesaro will be in new tag team with another partner that holds tag titles at some point in 2021
  • Chad Gable with get a short run with a single title that isn’t the 24/7 championship
  • Randy Orton will get to 17 world title runs, being tied with John Cena & Ric Flar
  • AJ Styles will not hold any singles WWE titles in 2021
There’s a chance? - Champions to close the year:
  • WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
  • WWE Universal Champion: Randy Orton
  • WWE Women’s Champion (Raw): Charlotte Flair
  • WWE Women’s Champion (SmackDown): Becky Lynch 
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion: Matt Riddle
  • WWE United States Champion: Keith Lee
  • WWE Tag Team Champions (SmackDown): The Street Profits
  • WWE 24/7 Champion: R-Truth
  • NXT Champion: Damien Priest 
  • NXT Women’s Champion: Candice LaRae
  • NXT North American Champion: Dexter Lumis
  • NXT UK Champion: Tyler Bate
  • NXT UK Women’s Champion: Piper Niven
  • NXT UK Tag Champions: The Hunt
More wrong than right! A lot of my “champions to close the year” predictions are either looking outright bad (and are in need of a draft shake-up) or people straight up just aren’t with the company anymore, which in that case I’ve deemed them to be wrong. I’m also not feeling great about Randal getting to #17, but we’ll see what the tail end of 2021 gives us.