It is Royal Rumble season ladies and gentlemen. This year the cards are stacked. The Royal Rumble has always been one of the most exciting events of the year. It is every wrestling fan’s favorite event. When it comes to the men’s Rumble match, there are so many superstars who have been built to win the match. This is one of the few Rumble matches in which, no matter who wins, the fans would be satisfied.
With that being said, let’s look at the superstars who have been announced.
The list of announced Superstars for Royal Rumble 2022
01. Johnny Knoxville
The first person to announce himself as an entrant in the Royal Rumble match is someone who is not even a wrestler. Johnny is only there to promote his upcoming movie, ‘Jackass 4‘. I do not blame him for that. He is probably going to take a risk or two, have his moment and then is eliminated.
02. Sami Zayn
Sami is currently the superstar that is feuding with WWE management, he has this conspiracy theory that everyone is against him. This has been going on for too long and maybe it was all for him to get the comeuppance in this match.
03. Chad Gable
The Olympian is one half of the RAW Tag Team champions. The olympian has been one of the best wrestlers in the company for a long time. He is a definite threat in the match. One of the big reasons why he is a threat, is because of the next superstar on the list.
Otis has not had any big moment in the Men’s Rumble. His biggest moment was when he saved Mandy Rose during the 2020 Royal Rumble. Otis will potentially create some fun moments as he will be the protector of Chad Gable.
Riddle is very much capable of being the iron-man of the match. Among the announced names there are only a couple of names that I think have the potential of staying in the match for a long time. A bold prediction from my end, Riddle might entering 1 or 2 and will last at least until the 30th entrant arrives.
06. Randy Orton
This year’s Rumble has a lot more tag teams involved than usual and so we can see RK-Bro teaming up for the most part until either member turns on the other. I think Riddle will be the one eliminating Orton.
07. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio will be in the Rumble along with his son. The real story here is, who will betray whom? It is the similar story with most tag teams in this match.
08. Dominik Mysterio
Dominik said on this past RAW that it is indeed every-man for himself. Dom also mentioned that he will eliminate his father first, considering what happened the past couple weeks. So will Dominik keep his word?
09. Angelo Dawkins
Angelo Dawkins has been doing some great work in the ring recently and considering his size, he will be a tough opponent to eliminate.
10. Montez Ford
Ford is another superstar who could potentially win the match. Ford’s wife Bianca Belair won the Rumble last year and it would be nice to see her husband win it this year. Ford is so talented and is surely a future World Champion and this Rumble may be the first step towards that.
11. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler will be making history once again this year by entering his 15th Royal Rumble match. Ziggler is another star that could be playing the iron-man of the match but he is one of the few people in the match that I do not see winning.
12. Robert Roode
Another person that is surely not winning the Rumble is Robert Roode. Roode is a great wrestler but sadly, he has not been utilised properly on the main roster.
13. Madcap Moss
Moss has been impressive in the ring lately. With him entering his first Rumble, I would like to see him wrestle a bit and maybe eliminate a few but he certainly will not be winning the match.
14. Happy Corbin
Corbin has not had a good experience in the Rumble. There was one match where he eliminated Braun Strowman, but from then on it has all gone down hill.
15. Rick Boogs
It was announced last night on SmackDown that Rick Boogs will be making his Rumble debut. Boogs is impressive on the guitar and has shown us a glimpse of what he can do in the ring. His brute strength will be useful in throwing superstars over the top rope.
16. Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura is the current Intercontinental Champion. Due to an injury on his arm, he had been out of action, but now he is cleared to wrestle and the current Intercontinental Champion is entering the Rumble hoping to win it for the second time.
17. Austin Theory
Austin Theory is the new Vince McMahon guy. Theory is one of the most likely to win the whole thing even. Since he lost to AJ Styles on Raw this past week, Theory most likely will be entering the Rumble early and could just stay in the match for a long time.
18. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens has recently re-signed with the company. There are speculations that Owens signed a new contract just so he wins the big matches in the future. For me, I am liking his current character and his storyline. He is one of the favourites to win.
He was bound to enter the Royal Rumble sooner or later. Finally on last night’s Smackdown it was revealed. Ricochet is highly athletic and we can expect him to do some crazy things tomorrow.
The Celtic Warrior is in phenomenal shape. Sheamus is going to run into the ring and give several superstars a brutal beatdown and some Brogue Kicks before he is eliminated.
21. Kofi Kingston
Every year WWE Universe anticipates Kofi Kingston in the Rumble. Kofi Kingston missed last year’s Royal Rumble due to an injury. What innovative way will Kofi escape elimination this time around?
22. Big E
Big E’s WWE run was short and disappointed some fans. The former champion needs to get retribution and so we can expect a determined performance from him. E is most likely to win the match and main event WrestleMania.
23. Damian Priest
The Current U.S Champion, Damian Priest is battling his own demons. The question is, will we see the Priest or the Damian at the Rumble? I predict that Damian will once again let the Damian loose and get himself eliminated.
Omos will be making his Royal Rumble debut this Saturday. Omos could make history, if he wins he will be the tallest man to win the Royal Rumble. In my opinion, Omos is still too green in the ring and if he wins then he will need to train a lot more to produce a good match at WrestleMania.
25. AJ Styles
This Royal Rumble marks 6 years of AJ Styles in WWE. Just as Austin Theory mentioned on this past week’s Raw, Styles has done it all in WWE but for one thing and that is winning the Royal Rumble. 2022 could be AJ Styles’ year. Styles could win the rumble and also defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania night 2 to become WWE Champion.
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These are the already announced names for the Royal Rumble. This year is one of the most exciting Rumble’s of all time. We are all in for a treat this Saturday.
Will you be watching the Rumble? What match are you most excited for? Let us know.