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Major Update On Royal Rumble 2022 & Survivor Series 2021 WWE Pay-Per-Views

WWE pay-per-view schedule generally gets kicked off with the Royal Rumble event in January. But in 2022, the schedule could get slightly changed. The 2022 edition of the Rumble is reportedly being considered in St. Louis, Missouri.

This city is said to be the front-runner for the 2022 Rumble pay-per-view, according to the reports of Fightful Select while WWE was under the impression that St. Louis could be the location as of one month ago.

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Seattle, Washington was also being considered for The Rumble next year, but that location could have been scrapped. Nothing has been confirmed, as of this writing.

As mentioned above, the WWE pay-per-view schedule for a year usually begins with the Royal Rumble event in January. But this new report notes that there has been significant discussion on the 2022 Rumble possibly being pushed back in February. In that case, it will be the first time that the Big-Four PPV will go down in the month of February.

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To date, There’s no word on when the WWE Royal Rumble will officially be announced alongside the date and location. By the looks, it appears that the New Year’s Special will be the first WWE pay-per-view event in 2022.

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Update on WWE Pay-Per-View Survivor Series 2021

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In more news, WWE has officially announced the 2021 Survivor Series PPV for Sunday, November 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. This comes after some speculations throughout the summer about the location of the event. WWE will also conduct the post-Survivor Series edition of RAW, the next night from the same venue.

Apart from the WWE pay-per-view in November, it was also announced that the company will debut at the new UBS Arena in Long Island, New York on November 29 for RAW. Furthermore, the December pay-per-view event is likely to be TLC, which was announced for December 12 from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Before this, WWE has already announced that the New Year’s Eve edition of SmackDown will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Damian Priest Says That Triple H Told Him That He Is In The Royal Rumble Match

Damian Priest has been pretty impressive on the main roster in WWE so far. He was given his big break during the Royal Rumble match of this year in the Royal Rumble PPV event. His performance was quite impressive.

He made his main roster debut as a babyface and teamed up with the Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter Bad Bunny. At WrestleMania 37 he teamed up with Bad Bunny to take on The Miz and John Morrison in a tag team action.

Damian Priest
Damian Priest. Image Credits: Twitter

Damian Priest Says That Triple H Told Him That He Is In The Royal Rumble Match

His team came out victorious in that match and Damian Priest was quite impressive in his first WrestleMania performance.

After WrestleMania 37 Priest continued his feud with the Miz and he has now been given an opportunity to face the Miz at WrestleMania Backlash this week on pay-per-view. This is a very good start of his career we must say. From his recent performance is it looks like he has a bright future in professional wrestling.

Damian Priest
Damian Priest. Image Credits: Twitter

Recently Priest spoke to Sporting News Australia where he revealed that it was Triple H himself to told him that he would be participating in the Royal Rumble match. He said;

“We’re in the WWE, so we know switching brands is a given and that’s gonna happen to just about everyone at some point. When it happens, this is Raw or this is SmackDown, these are the programs since I was a kid that I’ve been watching. The Royal Rumble is my favorite pay-per-view of the year – it’s most people’s just because the thrill of who’s next, and the buzzer and the music.

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Damian Priest. Image Credits: Twitter

“It’s so exciting and then it’s the road to WrestleMania. It was really cool when he told me that, and then to actually be in the Royal Rumble and the countdown and my music hitting – it was what I wanted. The feeling I had was exactly what it should have been, and I was extremely happy to have had that moment.”

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Victoria ‘Didn’t Answer’ When She Got WWE’s Call For Royal Rumble 2021

As we all remember, former Two Times WWE Women’s Champion Victoria appeared on the Royal Rumble match this year. She entered as entry no. 10 and she survived for around seven minutes in the Rumble match. She was eliminated by one-half of the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler.

This was the first WWE appearance of Victoria in twelve long years. She did not appear on WWE since she was released back in 2009 after WrestleMania 25. At the age of 50, her performance was pretty promising in the Rumble match and it looked like she is pretty much ready for another run in the WWE.

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Victoria ‘Didn’t Answer’ When She Got WWE’s Call For Royal Rumble 2021

Victoria recently spoke to the Talkin Sass podcast where she talked about a lot of things including her Royal Rumble appearance this year. She revealed that she got the call from WWE just two weeks before the event;

They called me two weeks prior to the [Royal] Rumble and I’ll be honest with you, I saw the 203-area code, I didn’t answer. I was like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God. What’s going –’ when we used to get the 203-area code calling you, we’re either fired, in trouble or, ‘Hey, we need you to fly out.’ Something like that, and so my stomach starting tingling and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh’ and I picked up the message and I’m like, ‘They want me at the Rumble!’

Victoria
Victoria. Image Credits: Twitter

And you know, I haven’t been to the gym, I don’t get my nails done, the BOTOX, I don’t have hair extensions anymore. I’m not that Victoria-esque with people remember me being super jacked and I’m kind of a normal looking gal and I’m like, ‘Oh, it might be so disappointing if I come back now’ and I did reach out to SoCal Val and Mickie [James] and they’re like, ‘You better do it.

Fans are waiting for you to come back’ and I go, ‘I don’t think I’m ready. These girls, the athleticism now and how fast they work and the spots they do, am I gonna be able to keep up?’ Like the insecurities came back.

Victoria
Victoria. Image Credits: Twitter

Fans were pretty much thrilled to see the former two times WWE Women’s Champion back in action for WWE. And almost everyone would have her back. She even said that in her interview that Mickie James and SoCal Val also think fans want her back in WWE. We hope to see Victoria getting a contract WWE again.

(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)

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Christian Reveals His Feelings To Compete In Royal Rumble Match

Christian aka Christian Cage has been one of the most recent signings of the All Elite Wrestling. He recently won his debut match for the said promotion. Frankie Kazarian was the first opponent for him and he successfully defeated the former five times TNA X Division Champion.

It is also rumored that the former two times NWA World Heavyweight Champion is in the All Elite Wrestling for the main event run. Some of the fans are already asking questions if he is ready for a full-time run at this stage of his career.

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Christian Reveals His Feelings To Compete In Royal Rumble Match

But we are pretty sure that Christian Cage is pretty much capable of a full-time run right now. We have said earlier that at the same age as him his best friend Edge is receiving the main event push at WWE and ‘Captain Charisma’ can do it perfectly as well.

Just a couple of months ago, he appeared in the WWE Royal Rumble PPV event as an entrant of the Royal Rumble Match and he was one of the final four remaining competitors of the said match before he was eliminated by Seth Rollins. He appeared as a guest of the Talk is Jericho podcast where he talked about his Royal Rumble appearance,

Christian
Christian. Image Credits: Twitter

So, all these months pass and we get through the holidays, and I’d heard a little bit of rumbling of maybe something at the Rumble but then it was like, ‘No, it’s not going to happen’, and that was about a month out.

So, I didn’t really think about it again, and then, yeah, the Rumble was on Sunday night and Friday night about 7:30 pm I get a phone call saying, ‘We don’t think there’s a big enough surprise in this Rumble this year, would you like to come back and do it?’

And I thought about it for like a second and all the things go through your head, well I don’t have a deal or anything like that, it’s like, ‘Ah, I’ve always bet on myself anyway’ and I legit hadn’t been in the ring since June.

So, what I did was, you know they have rings backstage at different areas? I was like maybe I’ll be able to sneak in a ring and hit the ropes but there were people in those rings all day, so I couldn’t do it because I’m a surprise, right?

Christian
Christian. Image Credits: Twitter

So, legit, I didn’t get changed until the match before the Rumble was in (the ring) and I got changed and walked out. Everyone was like, ‘Oh my…” So, when the match actually started, I knew I’d have about 40-45 minutes before I had to be in there. I got in the ring, hit the ropes about five times, took about five bumps just to get the shock out of your system and I was like, ‘Alright, that’s going to have to do it’. I went out and did it.

We hope to see the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion having a feud with the AEW World Champion Kenny Omega or the later Champion soon.

(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)

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Update On Christian’s Future After Signing A WWE Contract

Christian made his shocking in-ring return at the 2021 Royal Rumble event by competing at the Men’s Rumble match. He competed side by side with his best friend and the match-winner Hall of Famer Edge to send the pro wrestling world to a frenzy. During the post-match interview, he also gave some hope that he will be back soon in a WWE ring.

However, the fans might just have to wait a bit more to see the multi-time champion back in the scene. Christian did sign a WWE contract but he hasn’t been present, backstage in recent times. According to Fightful Select, WWE doesn’t have any creative direction available for him, either, or at least it’s something that no one has any idea, at present.

“No creative plans have been noted at least publicly backstage to where most of the roster would hear about them.”

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That being said, it will be interesting to see when and where Christian will be seen, again. Chances are really low that we would see him performing or get involved in a storyline for WrestleMania 37. There were some rumors that he might be involved in Edge’s WrestleMania program, but that is yet to happen on SmackDown.

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Christian is not AEW’s big surprise

Since Christian had signed a WWE deal, he’s not AEW’s big surprise to be revealed during the upcoming Revolution pay-per-view event, either. Tony Khan has recently signed a huge Hall of Fame worthy star to an AEW contract, and the multi-year deal will be disclosed at Revolution. This mystery star is being speculated by a lot of fans. Names like Ryback or Rob Van Dam are being picked to make future appearances for AEW.

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Christian was an easy pick for the guessers but isn’t going to be AEW’s mystery man as he’s already locked into a deal with WWE. Some thought that he was a free agent, but that is not the case, either. Wrestling Inc’s Raj Giri was the first one to confirm that Captain Charisma signed an actual deal with WWE.

This means his Royal Rumble appearance wasn’t just a one-off appearance on WWE TV. WWE must be quietly gearing up Christian for future appearances. An Intercontinental Championship match against Big E was also under speculation since that match never took place, seven years ago. But that angle hasn’t been kicked off yet.

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Uncertainty Around Christian’s WWE In-Ring Future Prevails

Christian made a shocking return at the 2021 edition of the Men’s Royal Rumble match on January 31st. While many thought that his in-ring career was over, due to multiple concussions, he proved everyone wrong and gave hope for more to come. It was the first time in almost seven years that he stepped foot inside a WWE ring.

Since that appearance, the fans have been wondering whether Christian will be seen in more competition especially considering that the WrestleMania season is approaching closer. It was earlier reported that the former world champion could be back in competition on a part-time basis. But to date, nothing as sort has happened on TV to indicate the same. Rather, he was involved in some online exchange with Intercontinental Champion Big E.

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While speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Christian said that he is unsure of what his career could offer him, next. But interestingly, he noted that he would like to team up with Edge again and then have one more run with the infamous Tag Team who made TLC matches infamous.

“No decisions have been made and I’m not sure at this point. It’s still to be determined. We’ll just take it day to day at this point, and like I said, if that ends up being my last match, then I did it on my terms and that’s what I wanted….Of course, if I do step back in the ring again in any capacity, I would love to team with Edge again….There are some real dream matches out there.”

Christian was secretly cleared for Rumble 2021

 

Meanwhile, Christian has not been seen since his Royal Rumble appearance. It’ll be interesting to see what could be next in store for the former world champion. According to F4WOnline, he was secretly cleared for a return to action as he visited WWE medical facility available in Pittsburgh, the week before Royal Rumble. It was also noted how he’s expected to wrestle more often now.

“Christian was secretly cleared last week. He is expected to wrestle more often. As far as how much is uncertain but that was not a one-time-and gone thing.”

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In a backstage interview following the Royal Rumble match, Christian stated that it was a surreal moment to return to the ring. When he was hit for the first time in the match, it felt like he’s home. The Captain Charisma also said that he didn’t tell anyone backstage that he was going to be a surprise entrant in that Rumble match as the number 24 seed. His return was received well and we can only hope that WWE does have a follow-up.

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Edge Says He’d Leave WWE When He Fails To Tell Great Stories

Edge appeared to be a breath of fresh air on WWE programming since Royal Rumble 2021. The sudden return from injury to WWE saw him win the 2021 Men’s Rumble match which is the second win of his career by virtue of which, he now will be featured on the road to WrestleMania, guaranteed to compete in a main event championship match.

Being a pioneer in this industry, Edge wanted to tell some great stories along the way just like the one he had with Randy Orton. There are some of the people who he would love to work with, in the near future as time is very limited for him. Additionally, he doesn’t want to go in a position where he ever becomes a burden in his match.

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While speaking on the After the Bell podcast hosted by Corey Graves, Edge talked about some people he would love to wrestle with, on the current roster. When the context of hanging up his boots was raised, The Rated R Superstar stated that he wants to make his opponents excited while competing. Whenever the boring aspect will enter the situation, he’d happy to step aside from the competition.

“I just want it to be that if a talent sees ‘Vs. Edge’ on the sheet, that they’re excited and not this is going to be difficult. I don’t want to get to that stage, I’ll be gone before that happens hopefully in a perfect world. I want to come back and just try and tell some great stories. If I can impart some type of wisdom or experience from doing this for 29 years, then that’s part of the goal. I want to leave this better than when I came into it,” Edge continued.

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“If that can happen by just brushing up on a guy like Damian Priest and giving him a tip of the hat, Finn Balor. The level that dudes operating on, I’d love to get in there with him. There’s just so many different people and I could tell such a different story with every one of them.”

Edge worked hard to get this spotlight

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Edge originally signed a three-year deal with WWE to compete in just a handful number of matches. However, that must have changed considering how frequent he’s visiting Raw since the Rumble win. The company could always add more matches to that contract as time goes on. As of now, his plan is to continue wrestling as long as possible and tell good stories in the ring.

When Edge first returned at last year’s Royal Rumble for the first time in nine years, many thought it would just be a one-time appearance. But the Rated R Superstar decided to stick around by virtue of a feud with Randy Orton. It halted for some time when the Hall of Famer tore his triceps in June. But the two veterans summed it up during Rumble and the following night on Raw.

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Mickie James Preserving WWE 2021 Royal Rumble Gear For A Heel Run

The 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble match featured a number of returns including Mickie James who was away from the squared circle for quite a few months. She had been out for a while after suffering an injury. Eventually, she was also cleared to make a return to in-ring competition but WWE never had any intentions to bring her back to any storyline.

However, Mickie James does have the intention to make a full-time comeback and then make a statement upon her Rumble return. She wanted to make an impressive appearance so that WWE officials can keep her under the radar with the WrestleMania 37 season approaching. She herself plans to be a great heel in the future, though, perhaps for one final run.

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Mickie James spoke about her Royal Rumble gear during a recent appearance on GAW TV. She wanted to present a mature “Grown Ass Woman” character at the Royal Rumble related to the talk show. She’s been through quite a few character-changes in the company, over the years. James wanted to make a statement at Royal Rumble with a special design attached to her gear, though.

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Mickie James hoping for a heel run

Check out her Mickie James’ below comments where she wanted to retain the design of Rumble costume for future purposes.

“I had Adolfo Canaca work and design, and we worked together to kind of designed this gear. We then obviously sent to it Rick Michaels to do a lot of the crystal and reinforce for wrestling purposes; because he usually does all my gear.”

“I had been saving [the design] for a special moment, thinking heel turn or something, just to present, to step away from the bellbottoms and step more into the grown-ass woman that I truly am. Because, I felt like, as much as I like the bellbottoms, and the flairs and all this stuff and how big it makes everything look,”

“I felt like it still made me look a bit childish in a way and it wasn’t who I was today. That evolution. I was just trying to find out how can I still embrace everything that I am and have Mickie James flair on it. I need bells and whistles. Fringe!”

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We’ll have to see if and when Mickie James shows up on WWE TV again on full-time purpose as she’s still listed as a Raw roster member. She is not ready to be declared aa a Legend just yet. She wants to do something more before hanging up the boots.

Mickie James has the ability to perform in the ring to the best of her capabilities. The big question is whether WWE could use her in a proper way as this would be a way to put over some fresh faces. Let’s see if her Royal Rumble gear retention comes to any use or not. In the meantime, the six-time Women’s Champion would be seen hosting GAW TV with SoCal Val and another Rumble returnee, Victoria.

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Edge Notes On Controversy Over WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Win

The winner of the 2021 Royal Rumble, Edge is moving forward in getting another main event match of his WWE career at The Biggest Event of the Year. Although it was a feel-good moment for him after winning the over-the-top-rope melee for most of the WWE Universe members, a portion of the fans wasn’t happy about the fact that he is an aged star.

Edge was a guest on WWE After The Bell With Corey Graves available on the WWE Network where he talked about his goals in WWE after returning again. Plus, he also addressed the criticism over the fact that he won the Royal Rumble at the age of 47. It seems that he isn’t worried about this, at all.

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The primary reason for him to come back to WWE was to produce some great stories which are absent, nowadays and mix it up with talents he’s never faced before. As much as he is able to do that he’s happy and contented about it.

“All I can control is trying to be in the best shape I can possibly be in,” Edge said. “Bust my ass in the gym so that at least I can look the part, move the part, feel the part and that’s all I can control.

“I can’t control people’s opinions, I can’t control if people have ageism issues. What I want to do is come back and tell how the story [is told] and tell it with multiple dance partners. If those dance partners can take something from it, that’s my goal.”

Edge looking forward to new challenges

The Rated R Superstar also discussed some of the talents that he’d like to step in the ring with now that he will regularly be featured on TV, at least during the Road to WrestleMania 37. He seems adamant about teaching this new generation of superstars a different aspect of wrestling that he learned for the past 4 decades.

“I want to get in there with guys like Cesaro,” Edge said. “You can talk about stuff in the back, but until you’re in there and in the pocket and in the zone together, that’s where you can try and impart some proper knowledge.

“There’s the Matt Riddle’s and all these guys, it’s really exciting to me and that’s part of the reason I wanted to come back was a whole new generation of talent. Somehow, I’ve been able to get through 4 decades with a break in there and have laid hands on all of these talents throughout the years and if I can do what those guys did for me for a new generation of talent, that’s why I wanted to come back.”

(Quotes courtesy Wrestling Inc)

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The 2021 Royal Rumble winner is guaranteed to face a champion at WrestleMania 37 by his Royal Rumble win. Since the win, he has visited all the three brands that WWE has to offer but the plan for WrestleMania hasn’t been decided upon, yet. The Hall of Famer believes that he does have the potential on telling great stories with each one of them, though.

As per the recent reports, Edge has been pushing for a match against Daniel Bryan this year, according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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He is reportedly gearing up to face the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns although it’s unknown which one of them will leave with the title at Mania. But during an interview with CBS Sports, the veteran star noted that he didn’t just want a match against Bryan but rather he wanted an Ironman Match.

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Torrie Wilson Shares Emotional Moment From WWE Royal Rumble 2021

Torrie Wilson was a pleasant surprise entry to the 2021 Royal Rumble match. It is always good to see the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Era Superstars on TV for the present generation especially someone like her. Although there was not much to do for her in the match, the presence of the WWE Hall of Famer is something undeniable.

Fans were very happy to see her which appeared to be a big surprise for them. As for Torrie Wilson, it was a sweet homecoming, but she almost missed the experience.

While speaking to WWE The Bump, Torrie Wilson admitted that she apparently ‘second-guessed’ her 2021 Royal Rumble appearance. She then showed up and saw a familiar face she never expected to see and that’s Victoria who also returned on WWE TV after a gap of more than a decade.

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The two were friends even before entering the world of professional wrestling. So that was quite the reunion that she never had expected in the first place and this brought tears to her eye.

“First of all, I didn’t know Victoria was going to be there. [When] I saw her… we’re really good friends way before we got into wrestling. When I saw her, I started crying. I couldn’t believe she was there; she’s so awesome. I was excited that she got her moment to just kick some butt in there,” Torrie Wilson stated.

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“You know, it was really cool to be in there with a lot of those NXT girls. I feel almost unworthy to be in the ring with them. It’s so cool to see how not only good performers but good athletes, of course. Then there’s Charlotte Flair. I didn’t even realize I was going to be in the ring with Charlotte Flair. Being able to beat her up on the sidelines was a little treat.” (Quotes courtesy Wrestling Inc)

Torrie Wilson says Royal Rumble 2021 was second-guessing for her

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Torrie Wilson didn’t show any type of ring rust despite being away from the ring for such a long time. As for Victoria, she was on a rampage since entering the match. Perhaps this was the last time that these two old friends have shared the ring, together. So, 2021 Royal Rumble certainly gave both of them a homecoming opportunity as well as a memorable moment.

Also for Torrie Wilson, performing inside the ThunderDome for the first time was quite surreal. She applauded how WWE created this virtual watch along for fans around the world. WWE Host Kayla Braxton asked Wilson if she envisioned herself in the Rumble after her appearance on “Legends Night” on Monday Night Raw. The former Playboy Cover Girl admitted that she, at first did not see herself participating in the match.

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