WWE Royal Rumble 2022 live stream: start time, how to watch and card match
The Royal Rumble live stream occupies a key position in the wrestling schedule when it comes to WWE’s plans. And in some recent news, we just had two new entrants for the Women’s Rumble: Sasha Banks and Sonya Deville. We now have the full Rumble participant lists below. WrestleMania is a few months away, and the two Royal Rumble matches each hosted one of the main events of the two-night showcase. And this year’s Rumbles look awfully interesting, thanks to a big leak.
2022 WWE Royal Rumble Start Time and Date
• WWE Royal Rumble 2022 date: Saturday (January 29)
• Royal Rumble start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. GMT
• Kick-off time: 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. GMT
• Watch in the United States: peacock
• Look everywhere else: WWE Network
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free
Two big questions arise. The first is simple: Will Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar lose their championship defenses (to Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley, respectively)? Everyone expects the two to meet at WrestleMania, and since a title unification match doesn’t seem likely at this point, one of them may have to lose now or at the February’s Elimination Chamber event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The other thing on everyone’s mind is Ronda Rousey’s shadow, as several popular wrestling journalists are reporting that WWE wants her at the Rumble. Ronda winning the Women’s Rumble makes sense, but she could be a main event on a night without it.
Elsewhere on the card, Edge and Beth Phoenix look likely to beat The Miz and Maryse, and Becky Lynch is a lock to defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Doudrop.
How to watch WWE Royal Rumble live streams from anywhere on Earth
Although Peacock is available across the United States and the WWE Network is still the standard worldwide, WWE Royal Rumble live streams can get a little confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can’t watch with the service you normally use.
International audiences will be quite jealous of American audiences, who will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the ad-free tier at $9.99 per month).
The best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering exceptional compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds.
WWE Royal Rumble live streams in the US are cheaper
The only place to watch WWE Royal Rumble in the US is peacock. It’s in the Peacock Premium tier at $4.99; the $9.99 Peacock Premium Plus tier doesn’t get you anything extra for this show. Peacock is now available on most top streaming devices.
There is no need to pay for the commercial-free tier for WWE Live Events, as there are always commercials in live editions of Peacock programming.
WWE Royal Rumble Live Stream UK & Worldwide
The rest of the world will catch WWE Royal Rumble live streams on the WWE Networkfor a higher price – closer to the $9.99 Americans used to pay.
That said, don’t expect it to last forever. Peacock is now landing internationally, landing in the UK and Ireland this week. Who knows how long WWE content will leak out.
While those in the US are paying less now, there’s less content available – and the commercial breaks are weird – so it’s a monkey-foot situation to get that discount.
WWE Royal Rumble Card
We’ll update that below as the show unfolds.
We expect Bobby Lashley to beat Brock (one way or another), Reigns to beat Rollins, Edge and Beth Phoenix to win, Becky Lynch to win, and Lesnar and Belair to win their respective Rumbles.
- WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
- Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (Usos banned from ringside)
- Edge and Beth Phoenix against The Miz & Maryse
- Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch against Doudrop
- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match — Prediction: Brock Lesnar
- 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match — Prediction: Bianca Belair
Participants in the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble
- Rhea Ripley
- Nikki ASH
- Dana Brooke
- Queen Zelina
- Shayna Baszler
- Charlotte Flair
- Nikki Bella
- Brie Bella
- michelle mcool
- Kelly Kelly
- summer rae
- Mickie James
- Bianca Belair
- Liv Morgan
- Sasha Banks
- Sonya Deville
2022 Men’s Royal Rumble Participants
- Angelo Dawkins
- Mount Ford
- Rey Mysterio
- Dominik Mysterio
- Austin theory
- Johnny Knoxville
- Damien Priest
- A.J. Styles
- Happy Corbin
- crazy moss
- Sami Zain
- Kofi Kingston
- Kevin Owens
- Randy Orton
- Chad Gable
- Dolph Ziggler
- Robert Rode
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Rick Boogs