WWE has released a List This! video on their YouTube channel which lists the five Superstars who’ll be champions in 2021. Out of that list, two women were included – Bianca Belair and Peyton Royce.
Bianca Belair has been a rising star ever since her time in NXT. After WrestleMania in 2020, Belair was placed on the RAW brand where poor booking kept her off TV. She has since been drafted to SmackDown in October where she has been utilized weekly.
As for Peyton Royce, it has been rumored ever since her split with Billie Kay that a singles push was in her future. Since then, she had one non-title match against Asuka, eliminated Bayley from the Survivor Series match (a match she wasn’t originally scheduled to be a part of), and has been placed in a tag team with Lacey Evans. There has been little to no push for Royce since breaking up The IIconics.
Both women have been rumored in 2020 to be favored by Vince McMahon. Royce was favored as a singles competitor which speculated why the split for The IIconics occurred. She was also recently on a list of underutilized talents along with Carmella.
Do you think we could see Belair or Royce winning a championship in 2021? Leave your thoughts below!