During Friday Night SmackDown, WWE confirmed that multiple WWE Hall of Famers would be making their return at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV including former Women’s Champion Lita.
The 2022 Royal Rumble is less than a month away and ‘Rumble Fever’ is well and truly underway, ‘Jackass’ icon Johnny Knoxville has officially entered the men’s Royal Rumble match and now it is the turn of the women’s match to make headlines.
On the Friday 7th of January edition of Friday Night SmackDown, 19 of the 30 competitors in the Women’s Royal Rumble were announced in a quickfire segment featuring Charlotte Flair.
Alongside returning Hall of Famers Lita & The Bella Twins, fans were shocked to hear that current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James would be making her sensational WWE return during the event.
The Bella Twins were last seen inside a WWE ring back in 2018, teaming with then RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey to take on The Riott Squad on an episode of Monday Night RAW.
Similarly, former WWE Women’s Champion Lita was last seen inside a WWE ring back in 2018 teaming with Bayley, Natalya, Sasha Banks and longtime rival Trish Stratus to take on the makeshift team of Alicia Fox, Mickie James and The Riott Squad during an episode of Monday Night RAW.
Just eleven Royal Rumble spots remain open with the likes of Asuka, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Doudrop, Bianca Belair and more yet to declare for the event.
The current full list of entrants into the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble is as follows:
- Rhea Ripley
- Nikki ASH
- Nikki Bella
- Brie Bella
- Michelle McCool
- Dana Brooke
- Queen Zelina
- Mickie James
- Kelly Kelly
- Summer Rae