The 2022 Royal Rumble is right around the corner. The first WWE pay-per-view of the year, one of the Big Four, and a major, MAJOR stop on the Road To WrestleMania.
Not only that, but the January extravaganza plays host to not one, but two of the most exciting matches of the wrestling calendar as 30 men and women enter their respective Rumble matches to battle their way to a championship opportunity on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
But how do you watch along? When does the pay-per-view start? And what other matches are on the card?
Well, here at Inside The Ropes, we have you covered.
When is the Royal Rumble?
This year’s Royal Rumble takes place on Saturday, January 29th, 2022, and will emanate from the The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis – marking the largest venue to host the event in its illustrious 30+ year history. The “main show” will begin at 1am in the UK. However, there will be a ‘Kickoff’ show beforeand, which will be shown for FREE on WWE’s YouTube channel, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
How can I watch the Royal Rumble?
The Royal Rumble Kickoff will stream before the event, but the time has not yet been confirmed. The show will likely start at 1am UK time on the WWE Network.
The WWE Network costs £9.99 per month for subscribers, and can be cancelled at any time. There is a free tier of the WWE Network available, however pay-per-views require a paid subscription – which unlocks all content on the Network.
Elsewhere, BT Sport Box Office will be showing the event LIVE in the UK.
What is the match card for the Royal Rumble?
The current Royal Rumble match card is as follows:
- Edge & Beth Phoenix vs The Miz & Maryse
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match – Winner receives a World Championship match of their choosing at WrestleMania
- 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match – Winner receives a Women’s Championship match of their choosing at WrestleMania
Watch WWE Royal Rumble 2021 live on the WWE Network – and via Peacock in the United States – on Saturday, January 29th, 2022.