WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Results: Updates, Match Card, Review, Entrants

The Royal Rumble PPV is often one of many funnest nights for a WWE fan. And in the course of the 2022 Rumble on January 29, we obtained a fairly thrilling and well-planned event–minus the principle occasion. There were plenty of surprises over the course of the night that obtained folks speaking as properly. Over the course of the night, we noticed some enormous moments, like Brock Lesnar dropping his championship solely to get an opportunity to win it again after profitable the Royal Rumble match.

Whereas selling Jackass Forever, Johnny Knoxville entered the Rumble in hopes of taking down everybody within the WWE–that did not plan out for him, but it surely was a variety of enjoyable. The ladies’s Royal Rumble match was stuffed with enjoyable moments and large surprises. We additionally obtained to see Influence’s Knockouts Champion Mickie James enter the rumble, which is a reasonably large deal.

This 12 months’s occasion passed off at The Dome at America’s Middle in St. Louis, Missouri. And sure, a PPV occurred on a Saturday again–probably as a result of there are two NFL championship video games on Sunday. If you wish to watch a replay of the 2022 Royal Rumble, you possibly can watch it on Peacock. Whereas Peacock has a free tier, you won’t be able to look at the WWE occasion by means of that. you will want a Premium ($5 a month, with advertisements) or Premium Plus Peacock ($10 a month, no advertisements) account. No matter which tier you select, there will likely be a number of WWE-related advertisements all through the present.

There are a number of methods to look at Peacock. Apart from watching it on cell gadgets and on the PC, Amazon Fireplace gadgets, Android TV, Apple TV, LG Good TVs, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Samsung Good TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X, Xbox Sequence S, Xfinity, and extra.

As for the precise match card, at first look, it appeared fairly skinny; nevertheless, that was as a result of there have been two Royal Rumble matches and so they every took about an hour to finish. Take a look at the match card under, which had three title matches lined up.

Royal Rumble 2022 match card:

  • Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Bobby Lashley (WWE Championship)
  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (Common Championship)
  • Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse
  • Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop (Uncooked Girls’s Championship)
  • 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
  • 30-Girl Royal Rumble Match

Moreover, you possibly can take a look at the newest episode of GameSpot’s wrestling podcast, Wrestle Buddies. This week, Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner predicted all of the matches for the WWE PPV. They’re additionally joined by their subtle AI machine PredictionBot 3000 who has a brand new and improved voice. Take a look at the episode above.

Beneath, you will discover dwell updates and outcomes for Royal Rumble because it airs on Peacock. Moreover, there will likely be a evaluate of every match from the Wrestle Buddies. Additionally, take a look at the Biggest Surprises from Royal Rumble.

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Kickoff Present

The Kickoff Present begins at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT and can air on Peacock, Twitter, and YouTube. We’ll throw a video hyperlink under when that turns into accessible. Extra notes and match card adjustments will likely be posted under.

Consider it or not, however there is no such thing as a preshow match, which is a primary for WWE since they began doing these Kickoff Exhibits.

Primary Card

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Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

(Common Championship)

Rollins wins by DQ.

Mat: First off, no Kickoff Present match? That is a bummer, however at the very least we obtained Booker T’s Shucky Ducky Quack Quack second of the night time.

However hey, Seth “Freakin'” Rollins got here to the ring in his SHIELD gear, by means of the group, with the music, and it is my favourite factor in wrestling this 12 months that does not contain somebody that may be very good and really evil. He ought to have dyed half his head blonde although, for actual.

That is the perfect model of each these wrestlers. Rollins has at all times been a cocky heel however that is to a brand new stage, and his overconfidence throughout this bout is magnetic. Reigns continues to be an conceited powerhouse, and it is extremely becoming. It is a heel vs. heel match, and I don’t know who to root for, however I am having fun with the hell out of it regardless. That spear right into a pedigree spot had me marking out onerous, like a 7 12 months outdated.

Usually, a DQ ending can be a bit annoying as WWE tends to go that route fairly typically, but it surely is smart for this match. In truth, it is the proper match for this match. Reigns vs. Rollins was a banger and Rollins lastly obtained into Reigns’ head, so after all, Reigns goes to a spot the place he blows the match for himself, however nonetheless retains the title.


Chris: Can we simply, for a second, mirror on Roman Reigns? When Mat and I began reviewing WWE reveals collectively, we have been each bored, aggravated, and annoyed with that performer. Now he is constantly within the prime two or three characters in WWE–and infrequently occasions all {of professional} wrestling. What a turnaround.

And BLESS Seth Rollins for doing a full-on SHIELD entrance simply to screw with Roman. Watching him saunter down the aisles like solely he can is flat out magical.

Beginning the present with this match is a giant gamble as a result of, on paper, it is perhaps probably the most thrilling match of the present that is not a Rumble. However on condition that this is likely one of the strongest playing cards WWE has put collectively in latest reminiscence, it is tremendous thrilling.

To place it merely, this match rocked. And what made it additional particular is that there have been moments the place it genuinely seemed like Seth would grow to be Common Champion. I really feel like everyone knows that is not going to occur, however I used to be satisfied greater than as soon as it may. It is unusual as a result of Seth is a heel, however I really like him a lot ,and the character he is developed into that I truthfully assume he might be the largest babyface in WWE with virtually no adjustments. Particularly if he retains laughing at his opponents as they ebay him up.

I, truthfully, cannot even say the end of this match bugs me as a result of it is such good storytelling. Seth’s thoughts video games on Roman labored, getting the higher of him. I find it irresistible, severely. Even the post-match reenactment of Seth’s turning on the SHIELD (with the roles reversed). That is so compelling and now I simply wish to see them combat once more, so mission completed.


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Girls’s Royal Rumble

Entrants listed under so as:

  1. Sasha Banks
  2. Melina
  3. Tamina
  4. Kelly Kelly
  5. Aliyah
  6. Liv Morgan
  7. Queen Zelina
  8. Bianca Belair
  9. Dana Brooke
  10. Michelle McCool
  11. Sonya Deville
  12. Natalya
  13. Cameron
  14. Naomi
  15. Carmella
  16. Rhea Ripley
  17. Charlotte Aptitude
  18. Ivory
  19. Brie Bella
  20. Mickie James
  21. Alicia Fox
  22. Nikki A.S.H.
  23. Summer season Rae
  24. Nikki Bella
  25. Sarah Logan
  26. Lita
  27. Mighty Molly
  28. Ronda Rousey
  29. Shotzi
  30. Shayna Baszler

Ronda Rousey wins.

Mat: Please forgive me if I do not sort quite a bit throughout this match as a result of I am additionally conserving monitor of all of the entrants as they arrive out–which you most likely noticed above. We noticed the primary Influence star, Melina, enter the match, however she obtained eradicated shortly. I am sitting right here simply ready for Mickie James, as I am an enormous fan of hers.

Anyway, the time between entrants appears to be actually fast. So, I’ll time a pair, simply to ensure. 2 minutes between Cameron and Naomi. 1 minute and 22 seconds between Naomi and Carmella. 1 minute and 55 seconds between Carmella and Rhea Ripley. 2 minutes and a couple of seconds between Ripley and Charlotte Aptitude. You get the purpose.

Sonya ripping Naomi out of the ring and eliminating her was a improbable spot. It is fully sudden. By the way in which, 2 minutes and 50 seconds between Charlotte and Ivory. So much has occurred that made me completely satisfied. Ivory got here down in her Proper to Censor gear–and entrance theme–and Mickie James got here out with the Knockouts title and her Influence music. Then Ronda Rousey. That is probably the most enjoyable I’ve had watching a Rumble shortly. I used to be not a fan of Rousey profitable the Rumble match although. I like her, however this one simply did not sit extraordinarily properly with me.


Chris: Actually, Rumble matches generally are nice. Girls’s Rumble matches rule additional onerous as a result of we get to see faces from the previous which are greater than welcome (Hey Melina). I like that there are tales being instructed on this match, together with the continued saga between Naomi and Sonya DeVille and Charlotte viewing herself as king of the world, getting into the match simply because… I am additionally genuinely shocked and happy to see Michelle McCool final so lengthy.

It is onerous to get by means of every little thing occurring, so permit me to hit some private highlights.

  • Mickie James getting a Hardcore Nation entrance with the Influence Knockouts title
  • The one night time solely return of Proper to Censor
  • Seeing the Bellas come out of retirement
  • Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair being superior as at all times
  • The kind of reunion of the Riott Squad
  • Mighty Molly and Nikki ASH being born to feud
  • Ronda’s return was enjoyable
  • My prediction on Wrestle Buddies being appropriate.

Critically, what a enjoyable match and, truthfully, top-of-the-line Royal Rumbles of all time. There have been no uninteresting spots, loads of enjoyable surprises, and a transparent image of what the construct towards Wrestlemania goes to be like. What extra are you able to ask for?


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Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop

(Uncooked Girls’s Championship)

Becky Lynch wins by pin.

Mat: Full enjoyable disclosure, I needed to put my son to mattress and I am engaged on one other editorial for the location, so my consideration wasn’t absolutely targeted on this match, sadly. I can not fee it due to this, however I am very completely satisfied Becky Lynch retained her title.


Chris: I did not know what to anticipate from this match, apart from for it to be a hard-hitting affair–and it was. It, sadly, adopted the Girls’s Rumble, which drained the viewers out. So the massive pops you could be anticipating for roughly every little thing Becky Lynch ever does simply wasn’t there. As an alternative, there was a relentless uninteresting roar that comes with reveals inside stadiums.

It was an excellent match, although, with Becky lastly being within the function of underdog as Doudrop labored onerous to flatten the champion and make her mark on WWE. We do not get to see Becky on this function often, but it surely was so refreshing to see one other aspect of Large Time Becks. I really like that she needed to change up her gameplay to discover a approach to maintain onto her title. This is not match of the night time (and even the perfect we have seen to this point), however this was way more entertaining than I anticipated.


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Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Bobby Lashley

(WWE Championship)

Bobby Lashley wins by pin.

Mat: Bork Laser did not come to the ring with a cowboy hat. I am achieved. Screw this. It is over. Bobby wins. This can be a match that includes two beefy boys, tossing one another round. It was sluggish, and grueling, and whereas it seemed sloppy at occasions, it was the match you needed out of this.

Then, Roman Reigns confirmed up and Paul Heyman turned on Laser. I am going to let Chris speak extra about that. This led to the easiest way possible–for me. Lesnar is on monitor to tackle Reigns at Mania, and there is a actually good storyline arrange. The one factor lacking was Bork Laser in a cowboy hat.


Chris: Why was Brock’s nostril bleeding earlier than the match? What shenanigans was he entering into with the Jackass gang backstage? Watching these two beefy boys throw one another round was nice, however a few of these suplexes from Lesnar to Lashley seemed wildly sloppy.

I wish to be aware I referred to as the precise ending of that match, and I could not be extra happy. Heyman again with Reigns, Lashley with the WWE Championship, and a date at Wrestlemania between Brock and Roman imminent. That is nice storytelling on many ranges and has me reinvigorated for each Uncooked and Smackdown heading into Wrestlemania. The match was superb–it was two large dudes kicking the crap out of one another–however the larger story is what issues right here and it is superior.


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Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse

Edge and Beth Phoenix win by pin.

Mat: No Brood entrance, however Beth Phoenix is wanting increasingly more like Luna Vachon, so I am in. Miz and Maryse are the proper comical heel workforce. They’re at all times trying to get one up on the faces, and lots of occasions, it goes incorrect. This match was rather more enjoyable than it wanted to be, with some nice teamwork between the {couples}. It was a pleasant, enjoyable filler, earlier than we get to the boys’s Royal Rumble match.


Chris: We did not get Beth Phoenix’s entrance track, so I am deducting a star. I’m all in on the Defend-maiden look Beth Phoenix is rocking as of late, and the Luna Vachon-esque make-up she has solely enhances it. That mentioned, the perfect half was seeing her kick the snot out of The Miz, who’s the best pest heel of all time.

This match was the best size, had the best winners, and featured some very entertaining moments (principally Beth and Edge working collectively, doing a double spear and dueling Glam Slams). This was a blast.


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Males’s Royal Rumble

Entrants listed under so as:

  1. AJ Types
  2. Shinsuke Nakamura
  3. Austin Concept
  4. Robert Roode
  5. Ridge Holland
  6. Montez Ford
  7. Damian Priest
  8. Sami Zayn
  9. Johnny Knoxville
  10. Angelo Dawkins
  11. Omos
  12. Ricochet
  13. Chad Gable
  14. Dominik Mysterio
  15. Completely satisfied Corbin
  16. Dolph Ziggler
  17. Sheamus
  18. Rick Boogs
  19. Madcap Moss
  20. Matt Riddle
  21. Drew McIntyre
  22. Kevin Owens
  23. Rey Mysterio
  24. Kofi Kingston
  25. Otis
  26. Large E
  27. Unhealthy Bunny
  28. Shane McMahon
  29. Randy Orton
  30. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar wins

Mat: The pop for Johnny Knoxville from the viewers was nice, and his entire spot within the Rumble is the proper approach to have a celeb concerned. It was a very enjoyable spot, and I would like to see extra stuff like that in WWE generally. Is he simply selling a film? Positive. Did it make me smile? Yep. That is what issues.

Sadly, this match is barely conserving my consideration. Nothing stunning or wild is going on. It is only a bland battle royal. And ultimately, the surprises got here. I used to be completely satisfied to see Unhealthy Bunny. However that was it. Bork Laser profitable this was dumb. He already has a path to a Wrestlemania match towards Roman Reigns. You need not double down with a Rumble win to get him there. Another person ought to have received so you’ve gotten two title matches to advertise main into Mania. Positive, seeing him get the validation and tossing folks round was pleasurable, but it surely was pointless. That is one among my least favourite rumble matches ever.


Chris: As with the ladies’s Rumble, I’ll maintain a operating listing of ideas as a result of, truthfully, it is what’s best for a bout like this.

  • I am shocked Nakamura did not last more.
  • Johnny Knoxville’s keep was quick however the crowd completely cherished him.
  • I perceive why WWE needs Omos to be a headliner, however he is not there but.
  • The boys’s Rumble did not have the enjoyable issue of the ladies’s match. The surprises have been few and much between. On the finish of a protracted night time, that is tough.
  • Drew McIntyre is “again,” however I really had no thought he was gone. Do with that what you’ll.
  • Kevin Owens stomping on Riddle’s foot was perfection. This could occur all the time.
  • The streak of Kofi defying elimination is over. That is worse than the time ‘Taker obtained beat at Wrestlemania.
  • Unhealthy Bunny hit a Canadian Destroyer on Riddle. And he eradicated Sheamus. Good for him, man.
  • Shane McMahon’s return is each hilarious and ideal. Why is he again? Who is aware of, who cares. We welcome it as a society.
  • Shane seems winded from operating to the ring.
  • Brock Lesnar being within the Rumble is somewhat predictable. Watching Unhealthy Bunny step as much as him, although, is great.

After the end result of the WWE Championship match, the writing was on the wall. This was going to be a showcase win for Brock to arrange a match with Roman Reigns. It isn’t the predictable final result that damage this match, although. After a stellar girls’s Rumble, this one simply felt stale. There have been no thrilling NXT name ups, only a few surprises, and little to get enthusiastic about. What a lackluster approach to finish the present.


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