The Road to Wrestlemania begins this weekend with the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble. The 35th edition of the premium live event will feature superstars from Raw, SmackDown, WWE Legends, Hall of Famers, and surprise returns vying for a shot at a men’s or women’s world championship at Wrestlemania 38.
Created by WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson in 1988, the Royal Rumble match is a modified battle royal where participants enter at timed intervals, and they’re eliminated after being thrown over the top rope once both feet touch the floor. The last WWE Superstar standing in the ring will go on to main event Wrestlemania and receive a world championship shot.
The Royal Rumble is the third oldest WWE PPV event and has created many historic moments over the past three decades. Fans can check out the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match on the company’s YouTube page.
Men’s & Women’s Rumble Match Participants
Heading into Saturday’s Royal Rumble match, WWE has announced 55 Superstars who will be participating in the Men’s or Women’s Rumble matches. So far, 22 of the 30 women have been announced for the Women’s match, which will feature a combination of current WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers. 21 of the 30 entrants for the Men’s Rumble match have been announced, which will also feature current WWE Superstars, WWE Legends, and WWE Hall of Famers.
Plans are always subject to change in the WWE Universe but you can check out the announced entrants for the men’s and women’s matches below.
|Women’s Rumble Participants||Men’s Rumble Participants|
|Rhea Ripley||Angelo Dawkins|
|Nikki A.S.H.||Montez Ford|
|Dana Brooke||Rey Mysterio|
|Queen Zelina||Austin Theory|
|Shayna Baszler||Happy Corbin|
|Charlotte Flair||Madcap Moss|
|Nikki Bella||Sami Zayn|
|Brie Bella||Kofi Kingston|
|Kelly Kelly||Randy Orton|
|Mickie James||Chad Gable|
|Liv Morgan||Dolph Ziggler|
WWE Royal Rumble Match Card
With 6 matches scheduled for the card including three championship showdowns, WWE Royal Rumble is shaping up to be an explosive show on the Road to Wrestlemania. Below is the full card for all of the action in the squared circle this weekend.
- WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Bobby Lashley (with MVP) (Singles Match)
- WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop (Singles Match)
- Mixed Tag-Team Match: Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse
- WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (Singles Match w/ The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) are barred from ringside.)
- Men’s Royal Rumble Match: The winner of the 30-man Royal Rumble Match receives a world championship match at Wrestlemania 38
- Women’s Royal Rumble Match: The winner of the 30-woman Royal Rumble Match receives a world championship match at Wrestlemania 38
When to Watch WWE Royal Rumble
Peacock will be home to all of the matches between your favorite WWE Superstars at the Royal Rumble. This year’s event will be held at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The main card will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 29.
The WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff show will also air at 7 p.m. ET. on Peacock, WWE.com, and their social media channels
How to Watch WWE Royal Rumble
Peacock is the exclusive home of the award-winning WWE Network. Fans can watch all of Sunday’s grappling action with a Peacock Premium subscription. For $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year not only will fans have access to their favorite WWE Superstars, but they can watch everything else Peacock has to offer. For an ad-free experience, upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 per month, or $99.99 annually.
WWE on Peacock
In the dedicated section for WWE on Peacock, fans will find:
- Every PPV event from the last calendar year
- Every WCW and ECW pay-per-view event in history
- Current seasons of WWE original series including Steve Austin’s The Broken Skull Sessions, WWE Chronicle, and WWE Icons
- Weekly episodes of NXT the day after they air
- 2021 replays of RAW and SmackDown 30 days after air
- Documentaries including Undertaker: The Last Ride, WWE 24, and WWE Untold
- Reality series including Total Bellas
- Collections of featured series
- Playlists featuring current Superstars
Check out the lineup of every scheduled 2022 live pay-per-view event here.
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