WWE has confirmed that the Royal Rumble, their annual January event, will take place in early 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Since 1988, the Royal Rumble has been a staple of the WWE schedule, and for many fans, it is the highlight of the year. The action and surprises that the Rumble brings to St. Louis for the first time since 2012 will be on display with both a men’s and women’s 30 Superstar Rumble match. Sheamus was victorious the last time the event emanated from St. Louis, outlasting twenty-nine other competitors.
WWE announced the date and venue of the 2022 Royal Rumble in a statement, with the business taking the uncommon step of holding the event on a Saturday. The Royal Rumble in 2022 will take place on Saturday, January 29th.
A statement from WWE read:
“STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Royal Rumblewill take place from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 29, 2022, marking the largest venue to host the event in its illustrious 30+ year history.”
“Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 15 at 11 am ET/10 am CT via Ticketmaster. Fans interested in an exclusive Royal Rumble presale opportunity can register at https://www.wwe.com/rumble2022.”
“WWE has a rich history in St. Louis and we are excited to bring Royal Rumble to the Dome at America’s Center, a venue that has hosted countless large-scale sports and entertainment events,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events. “We look forward to giving the WWE Universe an opportunity to experience all that St. Louis has to offer.”
“The City of St. Louis is thrilled to host Royal Rumble at the Dome at America’s Center in January,” said St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. “St. Louis has the best sports scene in the country, and Royal Rumble will enhance it even more. This event is an incredible opportunity for our city, bringing WWE fans from across the nation to St. Louis and helping keep our downtown vibrant during the winter season.”
“Royal Rumble will stream live at 8 pm ET exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else. The event will be headlined by two 30-men and 30-women Royal Rumble matches, with the winners of both receiving a Championship match opportunity at WrestleMania in Dallas.”