Details for the 2022 Royal Rumble have been revealed. This year’s event was held in the WWE Thunderdome with no fans in attendance.
WWE have confirmed a date and mega venue for the 2022 Royal Rumble.
The event is traditionally the company’s first pay-per-view event of the year and the first stop on the ‘Road to WrestleMania.’
Next year will mark the 35th Royal Rumble in the company’s history and Vince McMahon’s corporation is going all out to make it extra special.
It has been announced that the show will emanate from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
A full capacity of 67,277 and half capacity of 40,000 makes the stadium the largest venue to host the event in its history.
The event will be streamed live on the WWE Network for UK fans at 1am GMT.
WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John P. Saboor is delighted for the WWE to bring such a significant show to The Dome.
“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”, he said..
“We look forward to giving the WWE Universe an opportunity to experience all that St. Louis has to offer.”
His sentiments were shared by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, who dubbed St. Louis the “best scene for sports” in the US.
“The City of St. Louis is thrilled to host Royal Rumble at the Dome at America’s Center in January,” she began.
“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.”
Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 15 at 11am ET/10am CT (4 pm GMT) via Ticketmaster.
Fans keen on an exclusive Royal Rumble presale opportunity can register at https://www.wwe.com/rumble2022 .
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 38 in Dallas.
This year’s Royal Rumble was held at the WWE Thunderdome with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge shocked the world as he last eliminated Randy Orton to win the Royal Rumble from number one, but was unsuccessful in his Universal title match on night two at WrestleMania 37.
It was a contrast in fortunes for Bianca Belair, who emerged victorious in the women’s match and lasted almost an hour.
She went on to defeat Sasha Banks for the Smackdown Women’s championship in an enthralling main event on night one at ‘The Grandest Stage of them All.’
In a historic match which two saw black women compete in a main event title match at WrestleMania for the first time, Belair defeated Banks to become champion.