By Matthew Roscoe • 29 January 2022 • 21:20
Royal Rumble 2022: Predictions from Spain.
ROYAL RUMBLE 2022 – As a fan of Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage back in the late 80s and early 90s, this Brit living in Spain has not kept up to date with the current product – meaning to any die-hard WWE fan these predictions may be way off the mark – UPDATE: Results at the bottom – SPOILER ALERT.
So, it’s that time of year again, when pro-wrestling fans gather to see their favourite WWE superstars attempt to throw each other over the top rope and triumph as the last man standing – all for the chance to headline WrestleMania – the biggest wrestling event of the year.
With Hogan unlikely to be involved and Savage no longer with us, aside from maybe a return from The Rock aka Hollywood megastar Dwayne Johnson or Suicide Squad actor John Cena; ex-UFC champ Brock Lesnar, former Bellator fighter Bobby Lashley and Jackass star Johnny Knoxville are the only names I know. So this might be interesting!
As of writing, the participants of the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match are:
Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Happy Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Omos, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Randy Orton, Riddle, Otis, Chad Gable, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rick Boogs and Ricochet.
There are five wrestlers yet to be confirmed, which means they are likely to show up in the brawl at some point.
For people who don’t know the rules, the Royal Rumble match is a 30-person over-the-top-rope battle royal where it’s every man/woman for themselves. The objective is to throw your opponent over the top rope and if both feet touch the floor, they’re eliminated from the match. The event starts with two competitors in the ring and then a new person enters every minute afterwards. There can be as many people in the ring at any one time.
Here, I will try to predict the eliminations from the last person thrown out to the eventual winner, whilst guessing who the surprise eight participants will be.
First elimination – Johnny Knoxville
29 – Rick Boogs
28 – Happy Baron Corbin
27 – Sami Zayn
26 – Chad Gable
25 – Austin Theory
24 – Damian Priest
23 – Dominik Mysterio
22 – Angelo Dawkins
21 – Robert Roode
20 – Otis
19 – Madcap Moss
18 – Dolph Ziggler
17 – Montez Ford
16 – Shinsuke Nakamura
15 – Ricochet
14 – Omos
13 – Kofi Kingston
12 – Shane McMahon
11 – Sheamus
10 – Bron Breakker
9 – Riddle
8 – Chris Jericho
7 – Kevin Owens
6 – Kurt Angle
5 – Rey Mysterio
4 – Randy Orton
3 – Big E
2 – AJ Styles
Winner – Brock Lesnar
This year’s event marks the 35th annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling live event produced by WWE and starts at 2 am (Central European Time) on Sunday, January 30 from The Dome at America’s Centre in St. Louis, Missouri.
Also on the card is the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match starring top names such as Charlotte Flair, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella, Impact Knockouts World Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka and Lita. Rumoured surprise entrant and former UFC champion Rondy Rousey is my prediction to win this one.
WWE Title Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
My prediction is Bobby Lashley will win.
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c)
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are banned from ringside.
My prediction is Roman Reigns will come out victorious in this one.
RAW Women’s Title Match
Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c)
I think Becky Lynch retains her title here.
Mixed Tag Team Match
WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse
The Hall of Famers will almost certainly walk out winners in this bout.
Let me know what you think of these predictions and I hope you enjoy the exciting grappling action.
Brock Lesnar wins the Royal Rumble.
Ronda Rousey wins the Women’s Royal Rumble.
Bobby Lashley def. Brock Lesnar to win the title.
Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns (c) via disqualification, allowing Reigns to retain the title.
Becky Lynch def. Doudrop to retain the title.
Edge & Beth Phoenix def. Miz & Maryse.
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