WWE’s Royal Rumble is ON this weekend!
30 men and 30 women battle for their WrestleMania title shot in St Louis on Saturday night, and expect many a surprise in both matches with fans back in their thousands at The Dome.
Who has been announced for the WWE Royal Rumble 2022?
The women’s Royal Rumble has already advertised a string of big returns such as Lita, Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, Summer Rae plus the Bella Twins.
While Mickie James, the current Impact Knockouts Champion, steps through the ‘Forbidden Door’ to appear in the match.
And in the men’s match, Jackass star Johnny Knoxville has thrown his name into the hat.
Women’s confirmed names:Carmella, Dana Brooke, Nikki A.S.H., Queen Zelina, Rhea Ripley, Tamina, Aliyah, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Natalya, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Brie Bella, Lita, Nikki Bella, Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Summer Rae, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan
Men’s confirmed names: Johnny Knoxville, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, Sheamus, Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens
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Who has been rumoured for the WWE Royal Rumble 2022?
So, this is where is gets really interesting.
The WWE rumour mill has been set to overdrive with reports Ronda Rousey will make an appearance in the Royal Rumble match.
FormerUFCwomen’s bantamweight championRouseyhasn’t set foot inside the ring since losing in the main event with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair atWrestlemania35 in April 2019.
Rousey’s hiatus from WWE has been in large part to her starting a family with husband Travis Browne, with the pairannouncing the birth of their daughter La’akea Brownelast September.
In addition the Baddest Woman on the Planet’s stylist Abraham Esparza is reportedly set to be at the Royal Rumble and the following night’s Monday Night Raw, according to PWInsider.com.
Elsewhere, Shane McMahon has been heavily tipped for a shock return in the men’s Royal Rumble match and pop artist Bad Bunny – who drew plaudits for his performance at WrestleMania 37 – is also reportedly returning.
While Aksana, who left in the company in June 2014, has also been reported for a return in the women’s Royal Rumble match. The Lithuanian star is in St Louis, according to reports.
And he might be retired, but The Undertaker has also been spotted in St Louis. Of course, the Deadman could be there supporting his wife Michelle McCool who is in the women’s Rumble match.
What are the Royal Rumble odds?
Brock Lesnar is the favourite to win the Men’s Royal Rumble as the road to WrestleMania begins.
Paddy Power have a huge list of odds for the action in Missouri with Ronda Rousey odds-on favourite to win the Women’s Royal Rumble.
Men’s Royal Rumble odds – Paddy Power
- Brock Lesnar 2/1
- AJ Styles 5/2
- Big E 6/1
- Drew McIntyre 12/1
- Roman Reigns 12/1
- Bobby Lashley 12/1
- Omos 14/1
- Kevin Owens 16/1
- The Rock 18/1
- Seth Rollins 20/1
- Damian Priest 20/1
- Finn Balor 20/1
- Bray Wyatt 20/1
- Goldberg 25/1
- Randy Orton 25/1
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Women’s Royal Rumble odds – Paddy Power
- Ronda Rousey 5/6
- Bianca Belair 4/1
- Alexa Bliss 7/1
- Paige 9/1
- Bayley 9/1
- Liv Morgan 10/1
- Naomi 10/1
- Lita 12/1
- Charlotte Flair 12/1
- Raquel Gonzalez 14/1
- Rhea Ripley 14/1
- Asuka 16/1
How can I watch the WWE Royal Rumble 2022?
The Royal Rumble will be broadcast live on Peacock in the US on Saturday night.
While in the UK, the event will be shown live on theWWE Networkfor subscribers.
The WWE Network costs 9.99 per month for subscribers.
BT Sport Box Office will also be broadcasting the event for a one-off cost of 19.95.