2022 WWE Royal Rumble results, card, news, stories and match information

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For the 35th time in WWE history, the Royal Rumble pay-per-view signaled the unofficial ramp-up towards WrestleMania season. The 2022 edition of one of WWE's signature events took place on Saturday, Jan. 29 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, MO. It was the second time the Royal Rumble emanated from St. Louis; the first time was in 2012, at what was then the Scottrade Center (now known as Enterprise Center).

After being held in a crowdless environment in 2021, fans returned in 2022.

For the fifth year running, there were two Royal Rumble matches -- one for men, one for women -- with the respective winners challenging for the world title of their choice at WrestleMania 38, which will take place on April 2 and 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX.

Here's everything you need to know about Royal Rumble 2022, as well as the history of one of WWE's longest running events.

Royal Rumble 2022 results | Reaction

Universal championship: Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns (c) by DQ

Ronda Rousey won the Women's Royal Rumble

Raw women's championship: Becky Lynch def. Doudrop

WWE championship: Bobby Lashley def. Brock Lesnar (c)

Edge & Beth Phoenix def. The Miz & Maryse

Brock Lesnar won the Men's Royal Rumble match

The 34th WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view was held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 inside of the "WWE Thunderdome" at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL -- the sixth time the event was held in Florida. As a result of measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, there was no live audience inside of the Thunderdome, which WWE utilized from August 2020 through July 2021, at three different venues in the state -- Amway Arena in Orlando, Tropicana Field, and the Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL. The set utilized video LED boards that broadcasted the faces of fans as a facsimile crowd.

Royal Rumble 2021 results | Reaction

(c) - indicates defending champion

Kickoff show: Women's tag team championships: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Asuka & Charlotte Flair

WWE championship: Drew McIntyre (c) def. Goldberg

SmackDown women's championship: Sasha Banks (c) def. Carmella

Bianca Belair won the Women's Royal Rumble match

Last man standing match for the Universal championship: Roman Reigns (c) def. Kevin Owens

Edge won the Men's Royal Rumble match

The 33rd edition of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view took place on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. This was the second time the Royal Rumble pay-per-view was held in Houston, and the first time in 31 years. The second ever Royal Rumble PPV, in 1989, was held at "The Summit", formerly the home of the Houston Rockets, which was eventually converted into a megachurch when the Rockets and Houston Comets moved to the Toyota Center in 2003. At that event, Big John Studd entered at No. 27 and won the 30-man Royal Rumble match, which was the main event.

This Royal Rumble marked the second consecutive year in which the Royal Rumble pay-per-view is being held inside of a baseball stadium, following the 2019 Royal Rumble at Phoenix's Chase Field. Previously, WWE held WrestleMania events at four stadiums that housed major league baseball teams -- WrestleMania VI (Toronto's Skydome), WrestleMania X-Seven (Houston Astrodome), WrestleMania XIX (Safeco Field in Seattle) and WrestleMania XXVIII (Sun Life Stadium, previously Joe Robbie Stadium and now Hard Rock Stadium in Miami).

For the third consecutive year, there was both a men's and women's Royal Rumble match. The winner of each match is guaranteed a world title shot at WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Royal Rumble 2020 results | Recap | Rumble Winner Interviews

(c) - indicates defending champion

Kickoff Show: Sheamus def. Shorty G

Kickoff Show: United States championship: Andrade (c) def. Humberto Carrillo

Falls count anywhere: Roman Reigns def. King Corbin

Charlotte Flair won the Women's Royal Rumble match

SmackDown women's championship: Bayley (c) def. Lacey Evans

Strap match for the Universal championship: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c) def. Daniel Bryan

Raw women's championship: Becky Lynch (c) def. Asuka

Drew McIntyre won the Men's Royal Rumble match

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Royal Rumble winners

2021 (St. Petersburg, Florida): Bianca Belair and Edge

2020 (Houston, Texas): Charlotte Flair and Drew McIntyre

2019 (Phoenix, Arizona): Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins

2018 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura

2017 (San Antonio, Texas): Randy Orton

2016 (Orlando, Florida): Triple H*

2015 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Roman Reigns

2014 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): Batista

2013 (Phoenix, Arizona): John Cena

2012 (St. Louis, Missouri): Sheamus

2011 (Boston, Massachusetts): Alberto Del Rio

2010 (Atlanta, Georgia): Edge

2009 (Detroit, Michigan): Randy Orton

2008 (New York, NY): John Cena

2007 (San Antonio, Texas): The Undertaker

2006 (Miami, Florida): Rey Mysterio

2005 (Fresno, California): Batista

2004 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Chris Benoit

2003 (Boston, Massachusetts): Brock Lesnar

2002 (Atlanta, Georgia): Triple H

2001 (New Orleans, Louisiana): "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

2000 (New York, New York): The Rock

1999 (Anaheim, California): Vince McMahon

1998 (San Jose, California): Stone Cold Steve Austin

1997 (San Antonio, Texas): Stone Cold Steve Austin

1996 (Fresno, California): Shawn Michaels

1995 (Tampa, Florida): Shawn Michaels

1994 (Providence, Rhode Island): Lex Luger & Bret Hart^

1993 (Sacramento, California): Yokozuna

1992 (Albany, New York): Ric Flair*

1991 (Miami, Florida): Hulk Hogan

1990 (Orlando, Florida): Hulk Hogan

1989 (Houston, Texas): Big John Studd

1988 (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada): Hacksaw Jim Duggan

* - The WWE championship was on the line | ^ - Luger and Hart were eliminated simultaneously

Worlds Collide card

NXT women's championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm

Imperium (WALTER, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong)

Fatal 4-Way for the NXT cruiserweight championship: Angel Garza (c) vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. 2 TBD

#DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate)

Finn Balor vs. Ilja Dragunov

2019 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

The 32nd edition of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view took place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This was the second time the Royal Rumble was held in Phoenix; the first time this event was held in this city, in 2013, The Rock defeated CM Punk to win the WWE championship -- setting up a WrestleMania main event between The Rock and Royal Rumble match winner John Cena.

2019 Royal Rumble results

(c) - indicates defending champion
* - indicates Kickoff show match

Seth Rollins won the men's Royal Rumble match

Universal championship
Brock Lesnar (c) def. Finn Balor

WWE championship
Daniel Bryan (c) def. AJ Styles

Becky Lynch won the women's Royal Rumble match

Raw women's championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks

SmackDown tag team championships
The Miz & Shane McMahon def. The Bar (c)

SmackDown women's championship
Asuka (c) def. Becky Lynch

* Cruiserweight championship
Buddy Murphy (c) def. Akira Tozawa, Kalisto and Hideo Itami

* United States championship
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Rusev (c)

* Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (Raw tag team champions) def. Rezar & Scott Dawson

NXT TakeOver: Phoenix results


NXT championship
Tommaso Ciampa (c) def. Aleister Black

NXT women's championship
Shayna Baszler (c) def. Bianca Belair

NXT North American championship
Johnny Gargano def. Ricochet (c)

NXT tag team championships
War Raiders def. Undisputed Era (c)

Matt Riddle def. Kassius Ohno

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Raw 25 was fun, but a bit of a mess (Raw, Jan. 22)

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A GM to be announced and a title's fate to come (205 Live, Jan. 23)

Bobby Roode takes center stage as new United States champion (SmackDown, Jan. 16)

Goldust's continued presence only intensifies cruiserweight division's flaws (205 Live, Jan. 16)

Braun Strowman gets fired, destroys everything and get his job back (Raw, Jan. 15)

Paige pulled from women's Royal Rumble due to neck injury

Braun Strowman retains top spot in ESPN WWE Power Rankings

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Rousey to WWE speculation continues to grow after Triple H meeting

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SmackDown settles into holding pattern heading into Royal Rumble (SmackDown, Jan. 9)

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The Miz returns and Balor Club is back in force (Raw, Jan. 8)

Cheap Heat: Omega-Jericho, RAW 25 and New Year's resolutions

Styles stumbles into handicap match for WWE title at Royal Rumble (SmackDown, Jan. 2)

An ill Enzo Amore leaves a void for the cruiserweights (205 Live, Jan. 2)

Will 2018 be the year of Samoa Joe? (Raw, Jan. 1)

Cheap Heat: The third annual Majie Awards

Owens, Gable and Benjamin win big to close out 2017 (SmackDown, Dec. 26)

Cruiserweight title takes back seat as 2017 comes to a close (205 Live, Dec. 26)

Christmas edition of Monday Night Raw leaves plenty of questions to be answered in 2018 (Monday Night Raw, Dec. 25)

Post-Clash letdown with little resolution between Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon (SmackDown, Dec. 19)

Raw sets the stage for the Rumble on historic night (Monday Night Raw, Dec. 18)

Cedric Alexander steps into the title picture (205 Live, Dec. 19)

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2018 Royal Rumble results

(c) -- denotes defending champion

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia (2018) results

  • NXT championship: Andrade "Cien" Almas (c) def. Johnny Gargano

  • NXT women's championship: Ember Moon (c) def. Shayna Baszler

  • NXT tag team championships: Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish (c) def. The Authors of Pain

  • Extreme Rules match: Aleister Black def. Adam Cole

  • Velveteen Dream def. Kassius Ohno

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