Initially, the 2021 Royal Rumble was expected to take place on Sunday, January 24th, but much like next year’s WrestleMania, it appears that the company has pushed the show back.
According to a report by WrestleVotes on Twitter, the current plan is for the 2021 Royal Rumble to take place a week later, on January 31st.
This could be because the NFL Playoffs will be taking place on Sunday, January 24th, and the company could be hoping to avoid competition.
There is still no word on if fans will be allowed to be in attendance for the first pay-per-view of 2021 and the first at Tropicana Field.
WrestleVotes noted that Vince McMahon wants a decision on whether fans will be allowed into the venue by January 7th at the latest.
Royal Rumble is the first pay-per-view of 2021 and will begin the build-up to WrestleMania 37 in April. McMahon has been pushing for fans to return to WWE programming for a number of months and the ThunderDome has been considered a safe place in recent months.
WWE moves to Tropicana Field next week with their first live show taking place on December 11th.
It’s unknown as to whether or not McMahon will be allowed to bring fans back into the arena next month with COVID-19 still causing issues all over the world and a vaccine still a long way away.