WWE has opened up the forbidden door for this year’s Royal Rumble event, however, fans shouldn’t be expecting any AEW talent on the card.
Speculation has been rife on potential non-contracted talent appearing after it was confirmed that Knockout Champion Mickie James would be in the women’s Rumble.
It has been reported previously that WWE is hoping to have someone enter the forbidden door within the men’s match. However, if that is to be the case, the wrestler will be coming from somewhere other than AEW.
However, in an update from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, he noted that no AEW involvement at the Royal Rumble, therefore there won’t be any surprise appearances from people on the roster. He also specifically mentioned former WWE Champion Jon Moxley, who has been rumored since his upcoming return with GCW was announced.
The 2022 WWE Royal Rumble is scheduled to take place on January 29 from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.