WWE Announces Mickie James For The Royal Rumble – WWE has announced 19 participants for the 2022 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match during tonight’s SmackDown episode.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair announced tonight that she will be in the Women’s Rumble Match, and will go on to WrestleMania 38 to pick her own challenger.
The video package that announced the other 18 participants also included Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Mickie James, who will defend against Deonna Purrazzo at Impact’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view this Saturday. Pat McAfee acknowledged on commentary that James is the current Knockouts Champion.
The following names for the match were revealed on SmackDown: James, Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, Dana Brooke, Carmella, Zelina Vega, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, and Lita.
The 2022 Royal Rumble will take place on January 29 from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. Below is the updated announced card:
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, 24 Superstars TBA
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, Dana Brooke, Carmella, Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, Lita, 11 participants TBA
WWE Title Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair or Liv Morgan or Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c)
Mixed Tag Team Match
WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse
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WWE Announces Mickie James For The Royal Rumble