With WWE Royal Rumble 2022 just two days away, the rumor mill is swirling around more and more, and some big and surprising names are coming out to appear for the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble match.
Here are some of the rumors circulating around before the event:
Former Divas Champion Jillian Hall is in St. Louis for the women’s Rumble match.(Source – PWInsider)
WWE has reportedly brought in extra participants for Rumble matches as a precautionary measure in case someone doesn’t pass COVID-19 medical protocols.(Source- PWInsider)
Former Divas Champion Kaitlyn is in the town for the Royal Rumble. She last appeared in WWE at Evolution 2018 in the battle royal. (Source – PWInsider)
JBL & Jerry Lawler are also in the city and are expected to be part of the broadcast team.
Ivory, former Women’s Champion, is also in St. Loius for the event. She last appeared in WWE at Evolution 2018 in the battle royal.
Cameron is in St. Louis for the event. She was released from WWE in 2016. She appeared in AEW last year for the women’s tag team tournament. (Source – Fightful Select)
Melina is in St. Louis for women’s Battle Royal. She last wrestled in WWE in 2011. (Source – PWInsider)
Kurt Angle is in St. Louis, but it is not confirmed whether it is for Royal Rumble or for filming other content for WWE. There are some discussions about Angle returning to WWE for an on-screen role. (Source – Fightful Select)
Shane McMahon will be in the 30 men Battle Royal. (Source – Ringside News)
Bad Bunny will be in the men’s Rumble match. (Source – Ringside News)
Ronda Rousey is expected to return at Royal Rumble 2022 after a WWE official met her in California to discuss her return. (Source – Fightful Select, Wrestling Observer Radio)
Ronda Rousey will fly in at St. Louis on the day of Rumble itself. (Source – Ringside News)
Several NXT names like Bron Breakker, WALTER, Raquel Gonzalez and other names are expected to be backstage. (Source – Wrestling Observer Radio)
Undertaker will be at Royal Rumble. He is expected to film some content for WWE along with supporting his wife Michel McCool, who is in women’s match. (Source – PWInsider)
The Undertaker has landed in St. Louis on Thursday, January 27.