WWE has confirmed that their annual January spectacular event, the Royal Rumble will take place in St. Louis, Missouri in early 2022.
The Rumble has been part of the WWE calendar since 1988 and for many fans is the highlight of the year. With both a men’s and women’s 30 Superstar Rumble match to look forward to, the action and surprises that the Rumble throws up are coming to St. Louis for the first time since 2012. On that occasion, it was Sheamus who outlasted the competition to win that year’s edition of the showpiece event.
WWE released a statement confirming the date and the location of 2022’s Royal Rumble with the company taking the unusual step of having the event on a Saturday – the 29th of January.
The event could also host the largest crowd in Rumble history with it due to take place in The Dome at America’s Center which WWE says is the largest venue to ever host the Royal Rumble.
A statement from the company included the following:
“STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Royal Rumblewill take place from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 29, 2022, marking the largest venue to host the event in its illustrious 30+ year history.”
“Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 15 at 11 am ET/10 am CT via Ticketmaster. Fans interested in an exclusive Royal Rumble presale opportunity can register at https://www.wwe.com/rumble2022.”
“WWE has a rich history in St. Louis and we are excited to bring Royal Rumble to the Dome at America’s Center, a venue that has hosted countless large-scale sports and entertainment events,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events. “We look forward to giving the WWE Universe an opportunity to experience all that St. Louis has to offer.”
“The City of St. Louis is thrilled to host Royal Rumble at the Dome at America’s Center in January,” said St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. “St. Louis has the best sports scene in the country, and Royal Rumble will enhance it even more. This event is an incredible opportunity for our city, bringing WWE fans from across the nation to St. Louis and helping keep our downtown vibrant during the winter season.”
“Royal Rumble will stream live at 8 pm ET exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else. The event will be headlined by two 30-men and 30-women Royal Rumble matches, with the winners of both receiving a Championship match opportunity at WrestleMania in Dallas.”