The road to WrestleMania begins on Saturday night when WWE produces its annual Royal Rumble event. For the first time since 2020, fans will attend; They will be inside The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis to watch 30 men and 30 women each battle it out to determine who will fight for a world title at WrestleMania.
There is an unpredictability factor in this event as anything can happen this year. The “Forbidden Door” is open on the women’s side as Impact Wrestling Knockouts World Champion Mickie James will enter the Royal Rumble. Will other fighters appear outside of WWE?
Other matches to watch out for are world title matches. SHIELD brothers Seth Rollins and Roman Rings will square off for the latter’s Universal Title, while Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar will face off in a Heavyweight showdown for the WWE Championship. Either one could enter the Royal Rumble, depending on how the night goes. Another championship match is “Raw” Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Doudrop.PLUS: Royal Rumble round table: predictions, winners, surprises, main stories
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What time does WWE Royal Rumble 2022 start?
- Kick off: 7 p.m. Eastern Time
- Principal card: 8 p.m. ET
The night will kick off with an opening show at 7 pm ET. The WWE Royal Rumble 2022 main card, including the Royal Rumble matches, will begin at 8 p.m. ET.PLUS: Nikki ASH on her Royal Rumble memories, breaking the year 2021 and turning on Rhea Ripley
What channel is WWE Royal Rumble 2022 on?
- U.S: peacock, pay-per-view
- Outside the United States: wwe network
The entire event will be available on the WWE Network for those outside of the United States. In the US, you can watch it through Peacock or the traditional pay-per-view experience.PLUS: Kofi Kingston talks about 2022 Royal Rumble, The New Day and fans will be able to attend the event
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Matches
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
- Men’s Royal Rumble for a world title match at WrestleMania 38 (participants include Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Austin Theory, Johnny Knoxville, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Damian Priest, Sheamus and Sami Zayn)
- Women’s Royal Rumble for a world title match at WrestleMania 38 (participants include Mickie James, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, Summer Rae, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita , Shayna Baszler, Naomi, Rhea Ripley and Zelina Vega)
- WWE Universal Title: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins
- WWE “Raw” Women’s Title: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop
- Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse