The highway to WrestleMania begins Saturday night time as WWE produces its annual Royal Rumble occasion. For the primary time since 2020, followers will probably be attending; they’re going to be inside The Dome at America’s Middle in St. Louis to observe 30 males and 30 girls every battle it out to find out who will struggle for a world title at WrestleMania.
There may be an unpredictability issue to this occasion, as something can occur this yr. The “Forbidden Door” is open on the ladies’s facet as Affect Wrestling Knockouts world champion Mickie James will enter the Royal Rumble. Will different wrestlers exterior WWE make an look?
Different matches to control are the world title bouts. SHIELD brothers Seth Rollins and Roman Rings will collide for the latter’s Common title, whereas Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar will conflict in a heavyweight showdown for the WWE championship. Both one may enter the Royal Rumble, relying on how the night time goes. One other championship struggle is “Uncooked” girls’s champion Becky Lynch vs. Doudrop.
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Sporting Information has you coated relating to the Royal Rumble with outcomes, highlights, and grades from every match. Comply with beneath for stay updates.
What time does WWE Royal Rumble 2022 begin?
- Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
- Major card: 8 p.m. ET
The night time will start with a kickoff present at 7 p.m. ET. The WWE Royal Rumble 2022 important card, together with the Royal Rumble matches, will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
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What channel is WWE Royal Rumble 2022 on?
- United States: Peacock, pay-per-view
- Outdoors the U.S.: WWE Community
The whole occasion will probably be accessible on the WWE Community for these exterior america. Within the U.S., you’ll be able to watch it through Peacock or the normal pay-per-view expertise.
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Here is the way it all went down:
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 matches
Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns through DQ, Reigns retains the Common Title
The Common Title match opened up the present, with the Usos banned from ringside. Reigns got here out first to the ring, which isn’t an excellent factor as a champion. That might not matter in the long term. Rollins got here out to t=The Protect theme music, entrance via the group and all. Thoughts video games had been undoubtedly at play. These two have nice chemistry towards each other, and this match was no exception.
Reigns tried attacking early, feeling flustered by Rollins’ thoughts video games. Rollins had momentum early following a dive to the skin. Each landed a couple of throwback strikes relationship again to their days in The Protect: Rollins hit Reigns with a Protect Bomb via the desk, a buckle bomb and The Stomp. The one in peril all through the match, Reigns lastly took over, touchdown a number of blows to Rollins after which a powerbomb. Rollins laughed at Reigns, which upset Reigns, a significant theme of the night time. As soon as Reigns took over, the tempo slowed down. That included taunting and relaxation holds. A Superman Punch did not cease Rollins. In a pleasant throwback sequence, Reigns then hit a spear on the skin, and Rollins hit a pegigree as he countered a spear from contained in the ring. Reigns went for a Rock Backside, however landed a spear as a substitute.
Rollins continued to chortle and tried to do a Protect fist bump, and a flustered Reigns locked in a guillotine. Charles Robinson managed to assist Rollins put his fingers on the rope, however Reigns would not let go. The ref known as for the DQ. Reigns then hit Rollins within the again a number of occasions with a chair, the identical manner Rollins betrayed The Protect all these years in the past. The 2 had an ideal story going till the end, which could have added to it if it may be completed proper.
Ronda Rousey wins Ladies’s Royal Rumble for championship alternative at WrestleMania
This match confirmed confirmed how skinny the ladies’s roster has been since WWE launched a variety of expertise the previous yr+. There have been rather a lot of reunions, whether or not it was Whole Divas or legends from the previous. Storylines had been in a position to be superior, like Nikki A.S.H. vs. Rhea Ripley, and Naomi vs. Sonya Deville.
In the end, the second main as much as Ronda Rousey successful the match had its cold and warm moments. It first began as a previous vs. current second, with Melina returning towards Sasha Banks. Whereas Melina did not get a variety of time within the ring, different alumni like Michelle McCool, The Bella Twins, and Lita did. Having these girls eradicate the present roster won’t have helped the reason for these stars, however the finish consequence negates all of it.
Key highlights embody Ivory returning to her Proper to Censor gimmick, and Mickie James popping out with the Affect Knockouts World Championship. Naomi and Sonya had been in a position to proceed their story, which had an addition within the returning Cameron getting eradicated by Deville. Naomi eradicated Deville however Deville helped eradicate Naomi, which means this feud just isn’t over. They’d an ideal match on SmackDown, and this feud appears to be WrestleMania worthy.
Issues kicked into excessive gear when Ripley and Charlotte Aptitude got here out, and every part modified when Ronda Rousey made her return.
She teased an alliance with teammate Shayna Baszler, however nothing got here from it. The ultimate 4 had been Bianca Belair, Aptitude, Baszler, and Rousey. Belair was eradicated which upset many followers. With the ultimate two being Aptitude the SmackDown Ladies’s Champion, and Rousey, the end result appeared anticipated. Rousey shortly eradicated Aptitude to win the match, to a standing ovation. Her path to WrestleMania is ready, and the way in which she received it helped enhance curiosity within the Royal Rumble.
Ladies’s Royal Rumble match entrances and eliminations
1. Sasha Banks (eradicated by Zelina)
2. Melina (eradicated by Banks)
3. Tamina (eradicated by Natalya)
4. Kelly Kelly (eradicated by Banks)
5. Aliyah (eradicated by Charlotte)
6. Liv Morgan (eradicated by Brie Bella)
7. Queen Zelina (eradicated by Ripley)
8. Bianca Belair (eradicated by Charlotte)
9. Dana Brooke (eradicated by McCool)
10. Michelle McCool (eradicated by Mickie James)
11. Sonya Deville (eradicated by Naomi)
12. Natalya (eradicated by Belair and Rousey)
13. Cameron (eradicated by Sonya)
14. Naomi (elimianted by Sonya)
15. Carmella (eradicated by Ripley)
16. Rhea Ripley (eradicated by Charlotte)
17. Charlotte Aptitude (eradicated by Rousey)
18. Ivory (eradicated by Ripley)
19. Brie Bella (eradicated by Rousey)
20. Mickie James (eradicated by Lita)
21. Alicia Fox (eradicated by Bella Twins)
22. Nikki A.S.H. (eradicated by Rousey)
23. Summer time Rae (eradicated by Natalya)
24. Nikki Bella (eradicated by Brie Bella)
25. Sarah Logan (eradicated by Bella Twins)
26. Lita (eradicated by Charlotte)
27. Molly Holly (eradicated by Nikki A.S.H.)
28. Ronda Rousey (ROYAL RUMBLE WINNER)
29. Shotzi (eradicated by Rousey)
30. Shayna Baszler (eradicated by Charlotte)
Becky Lynch def. Doudrop to retain RAW Ladies’s Title
This match had the robust job of getting the crowds consideration following the Royal Rumble. A match a very long time within the making, Becky Lynch tried to stall as Doudrop tried to make use of her energy to her benefit. The match had some tough spots which may have harm each wrestlers, as Doudrop landed exhausting within the steps and Lynch appeared to have landed on her head following a suplex. It ended up coming into play when it got here to at least one working over the opposite.
As soon as Lynch was in a position to achieve some momentum, issues picked up. She was determined to maintain her title, however Doudrop was resiliant. Lynch tried a number of high-impact strikes to take Doudrop off of her toes, however the latter’s strengh would proceed to cease Lynch from initially securing the win. Doudrop tried going up prime, however Lynch hit a second-rope Manhandle Slam, overcoming the percentages to retain her title. As soon as the momentum of the Rumble wore off, the match grew on lots of people.
Bobby lashley beats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship
This match had two elements: a brawl between two large athletes and a setup to a possible WrestleMania match.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley had a big-fight really feel even earlier than the 2 entered the ring. They tried a “check of strengh” lock as much as begin. An Awward few suplexes by Lesnar might have harm Lashley, however he continued on and landed a couple of suplexes of his personal to the delight of the group. Lashley landed a couple of spears however missed one close to the barricade. This was just like Lesnar v. Goldberg in that each large males hit their key strikes, which ended up working.
A harm Lock try resulted in a ref bump adopted by an F5 that had the ref out for the ocunt after one other bump. Roman Reigns appeared and attacked Lesnar. He then turned to Paul Heyman, who handed Reigns the WWE Title. He hit Lesnar with it, and Lashley pinned him to safe the win. Heyman left the ring with Reigns, organising one other potential match at WrestleMania between Reigns and Lesnar. The match served its purpsoes whereas organising future tales. Lashley is as soon as once more WWE Champion following a dominant reign.
Miz and Maryse vs. Edge and Beth Phoenix