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Every Royal Rumble 2022 Surprise Entrant

WWE Royal Rumble match

The Royal Rumble match has a long history of springing surprises, with both debuting and returning superstars taking the chance to throw their hat in to ring for an opportunity to headline WrestleMania.

From John Cena’s unexpected return to win the 2008 match in Madison Square Garden, to Edge’s emotional return when entering at number 21 in 2020 – the Royal Rumble match has created some of the most memorable moments in WWE history.

Wrestling fans around the world looked on in disbelief as AJ Styles walked into WWE during the 2016 Royal Rumble match, entering at number 3 to go toe-to-toe with Roman Reigns.

In 2011, Kevin Nash rolled back the years to don the black glove of “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel one more time in a brief cameo appearance before being eliminated by Wade Barrett.

This year was no different with surprise entrants in both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches. Here is the rundown of who appeared to surprise the WWE Universe.

Men’s Royal Rumble Surprise Entrants

  • Drew McIntyre – entered #21
  • Bad Bunny – entered #27
  • Shane McMahon – entered #28
  • Brock Lesnar – entered #30

Women’s Royal Rumble Surprise Entrants

  • Melina – entered #2
  • Cameron – entered #13
  • Ivory – entered #18
  • Sarah Logan – entered #25
  • Mighty Molly (Molly Holly) – entered #27
  • Ronda Rousey – entered #28

You can find out the Royal Rumble results as well as follow all of the fallout from this year’s event here at Inside The Ropes.