List of participants in 2022 WWE Royal Rumble matches

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Participants in the 2022 Royal Rumble matches.

This year’s WWE Royal Rumble event is taking place on January 29th from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Below is the list of talents announced for the men’s and women’s Rumble matches.

Men’s Royal Rumble

  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Montez Ford
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Austin Theory
  • Sheamus
  • AJ Styles
  • Damian Priest
  • Big E
  • Sami Zayn
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Omos
  • Randy Orton
  • Riddle
  • Chad Gable
  • Otis
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Robert Roode
  • Happy Corbin
  • Madcap Moss
  • Kevin Owens
  • Ricochet
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Rick Boogs

Women’s Royal Rumble

  • Charlotte Flair
  • Nikki Bella
  • Brie Bella
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Lita
  • Nikki A.S.H.
  • Mickie James
  • Summer Rae
  • Shotzi
  • Natalya
  • Michelle McCool
  • Dana Brooke
  • Carmella
  • Queen Zelina
  • Aliyah
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Tamina
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Naomi
  • Bianca Belair
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sasha Banks
  • Sonya Deville

Wait a minute, Mickie James? Like the current Knockouts champion?? lol

The very same. When these names were announced on Smackdown, Pat McAfee acknowledged Mickie as the Impact Knockouts Champion, and said she might have an axe to grind for some garbage in the past.

Then again, she could be losing the Knockouts Title tonight to Deonna Purrazzo.

If this isnt a sign that Impact is merely an indy in WWE’s eyes, I dont know what is.

She’s definitely losing the title, but I thought it was unbelievable for WWE to acknowledge Impact and the Knockouts title on tv and social media.

I just think it comes down to the fact that WWE has “budget cut”-ed or lost so much female talent that they have to look elsewhere.

I took it as a big spoiler for tonight. As a big Impact guy, it’s very annoying lol but also cool they, or at least Pat, Acknowledged it.