WWE Royal Rumble 2022
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Overall 19 names have been announced for the Royal Rumble 2022 edition Women’s Rumble match over on last night’s Smackdown. The Universal Title match was also indicated during the bygone episode while two more male superstars have been confirmed for the 30-Man Rumble Match on the show.

This week’s SmackDown on FOX featured a backstage segment with Sami Zayn and Jackass movie-star Johnny Knoxville. Zayn insulted Knoxville and said he didn’t have the skills of what it takes to compete in the ring and let alone in the Royal Rumble 2022 matchup. Zayn then challenged him to show up if he had the guts.

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Zayn then lost a singles contest to Rick Boogs, thanks to the interferences by Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Afterward, he was tossed from the ring after Knoxville came at him from behind. The commentators then mentioned how Knoxville is now confirmed to appear at Royal Rumble 2022.

Originally, Knoxville took to Instagram this past weekend and announced that he wanted to win the Men’s Royal Rumble 2022 match which is also his new year resolution for 2022. He also said that he’s not impressed with the current WWE roster, specifically with former WWE Champion Big E and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Former WWE Champion and Royal Rumble 2012 winner Sheamus also announced his spot for the Men’s Rumble match during SmackDown. Seven spots were confirmed for the 30-Man Rumble – Knoxville, Sheamus, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, and Angelo Dawkins with 23 names to be announced.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2022 PPV match card

Royal Rumble 2022 will take place on January 29 from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri,

30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, 23 Superstars TBA

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita, 11 participants TBA

WWE Title Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c)

WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c)

RAW Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair or Liv Morgan or Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c)

Mixed Tag Team Match
WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse

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