Fans returned for the 2022 Royal Rumble, and – well – it wasn’t the best. In the match, Brock Lesnar – entering at #30, eliminated 5 competitors and won the match, to setup a title match against Roman Reigns to unify the World Championships.

One of the pre-match favourite, AJ Styles, had a strong showing. Starting at #1 he held both the Iron Man & most eliminations with 6.

This match saw one notable interesting thing: Sami Zayn set up his match with Johnny Knoxville at Wrestlemania by eliminating him from the match, however the star of Jackass would have his revenge at the Showcase of the Immortals.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2022 - Men

29th January, 2022

St. Louis, Missouri

The Dome at America's Center



Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Brock Lesnar
Iron Men AJ Styles (29:17)
Least time in Match Kofi Kingston (00:21)
Most Eliminations AJ Styles (6)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 6 (Brock Lesnar, Drew McIntyre, Shane McMahon, Riddle, Bad Bunny, Randy Orton)
Number of debutants 9 (Austin Theory, Ridge Holland, Montez Ford, Johnny Knoxville, Angelo Dawkins, Omos, Rick Boogs, Madcap Moss, Bad Bunny)
Last Rumble Appearances 13 (AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Ridge Holland, Johnny Knoxville, Dolph Ziggler, Rick Boogs, Madcap Moss, Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens, Big E, Bad Bunny, Shane McMahon, Randy Orton)
Average Time in match09:16
Number of individuals with at least one elimination66.67%

Did You Know?

  • This match had the most “Celebrity” entrants, with 2: Johnny Knoxville & Bad Bunny.
  • Brock Lesnar became first man to compete earlier in the night before winning the Royal Rumble twice. He lost the WWE Championship earlier in the evening. He last did it at the 2003 Royal Rumble.


Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 AJ Styles Raw 29:17 17 6 Madcap Moss
2 Shinsuke Nakamura Smackdown! 05:52 29 0 AJ Styles
3 Austin Theory Raw 22:07 20 1 AJ Styles

Theory attacked AJ Styles before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

4 Robert Roode Raw 00:54 30 0 AJ Styles
5 Ridge Holland Smackdown! 19:13 19 1 AJ Styles

Holland’s entrance occurred off camera, so his time is taken from when his music stops.

6 Montez Ford Raw 09:09 25 0 Omos
7 Damian Priest Raw 11:04 24 0 Omos
8 Sami Zayn Smackdown! 03:17 27 1 AJ Styles
9 Johnny Knoxville Celebrity Entrant 01:26 28 0 Sami Zayn
10 Angelo Dawkins Raw 02:13 26 0 Omos
11 Omos Raw 04:25 23 3 AJ Styles, Austin Theory, Chad Gable, Dominik Mysterio, Ricochet, Ridge Holland
12 Ricochet Smackdown! 04:43 22 1 Happy Corbin
13 Chad Gable Raw 08:18 18 1 Rick Boogs

Gable’s elimination occurred off camera, so the time is a best guess.

14 Dominik Mysterio Raw 03:44 21 1 Happy Corbin
15 Happy Corbin Smackdown! 10:47 14 3 Drew McIntyre
16 Dolph Ziggler Raw 20:47 11 0 Bad Bunny, Rey Mysterio
17 Sheamus Smackdown! 17:55 12 0 Bad Bunny
18 Rick Boogs Smackdown! 04:33 16 1 Happy Corbin
19 Madcap Moss Smackdown! 04:24 15 1 Drew McIntyre
20 Riddle Raw 19:47 4 2 Brock Lesnar
21 Drew McIntyre Smackdown! 19:17 2 2 Brock Lesnar
22 Kevin Owens Raw 11:23 9 1 Shane McMahon

Owens attacked Drew McIntyre before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

23 Rey Mysterio Raw 09:04 10 1 Otis

Mysterio’s elimination occurred off camera, so his time is a best guess.

24 Kofi Kingston Smackdown! 00:21 13 0 Kevin Owens
25 Otis Raw 08:52 7 1 Riddle, Randy Orton
26 Big E Smackdown! 06:38 8 0 Riddle, Randy Orton
27 Bad Bunny Celebrity Entrant 07:50 5 2 Brock Lesnar

Bad Bunny attacked Sheamus before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

28 Shane McMahon Unaffiliated 05:39 3 1 Brock Lesnar
29 Randy Orton Raw 02:21 6 2 Brock Lesnar
30 Brock Lesnar Unaffiliated 02:33 1 5 Winner


Entrant Waterfall
Elimination Pie Chart
Time by Number
Eliminations by Number

Entrant Waterfall

Elimination Pie Chart

Time by Number

Eliminations by Number

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