Zayn insulted Knoxville and said he didn’t have what it takes to compete in the ring, and challenged him to show him up if he thought he did have what it takes. Zayn then lost a singles match to Rick Boogs, and was tossed from the ring after Knoxville came at him from behind.
WWE then confirmed Knoxville for The Rumble.
Knoxville took to Instagram this past weekend and announced that he wanted to win the Men’s Rumble. He noted that winning the match is his resolution for 2022, and he also said he’s not impressed with the current WWE roster, taking shots at Big E and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. It was believed that Knoxville was official for The Rumble after Monday’s RAW, but he was not confirmed until SmackDown tonight.
Sheamus also announced his spot for the Men’s Royal Rumble during tonight’s SmackDown.
There are now 7 spots confirmed for the 30-Man Rumble – Knoxville, Sheamus, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, and Angelo Dawkins.
The 2022 Royal Rumble will take place on January 29 from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.