The WWE is set to host their second PPV of the 2022 year with one of the “Big Four” in the Royal Rumble — the 35th installment of the special match. This PPV named after the match on the card has changed careers for the winners of the Rumble. This year could very well do the same. With that being said, let’s get into the matches of the WWE Royal Rumble 2022, including predictions, picks and betting odds.
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Start Time and Event Info
WWE Royal Rumble 2022
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Start Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: The Dome at America’s Center – St. Louis, MO
2022 WWE Royal Rumble Predictions
WWE Royal Rumble odds are courtesy of Bovada Sportsbook.
Brock Lesnar was added in at the last hour before Day 1 to the WWE Championship match. F5ing Big E and getting the win. Now the match that many wanted is here. Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar are ready to do battle for the WWE Title. Bobby Lashley had a strong 2021, but not many have defeated the Beast Incarnate. Lesnar beats “Bobby Who.”
Winner: Brock Lesnar
The Head of the Table has held the Universal Title for over 500 days now. He has beaten every challenger so far. Now he faces a familiar foe in a former SHIELD brother. Seth Rollins crosses over from RAW to face the World Champion from SmackDown. Rollins will not get the win here as the titles won’t switch shows.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Becky Lynch is only going to further her legacy, as she will put down Doudrop. Yes, Doudrop has been given a good push here, but like Liv Morgan, it will not lead to the title.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Beth Phoenix returns to the ring for a mixed tag match with her husband. On the other side of the ring is another wed couple. Maryse also returns to the ring with her husband in the “A-lister” The Miz. Miz and Edge are meeting in another match and there could very well be a third on the horizon. Edge took the first and WWE usually wants the third match to be a rubber match. Miz and Maryse upset Edge & Phoenix.
Winner: The Miz & Maryse
Men’s Royal Rumble Odds
There are 30 men going after an opportunity at the WWE or Universal Championship and main eventing WrestleMania. Many men have a great chance. Lesnar and AJ Styles have the best odds to win the Royal Rumble, at +225 and +300, respectively. Big E has +600 odds, while Roman Reigns sits at +1000 to win it all.
Those are your four favorites for the odds to win the Men’s Royal Rumble. One longshot who has some potential to win the Rumble is Damien Priest (+2200). It is time for him to get that push and main event the show of shows in April.
Women’s Royal Rumble Odds
For the fifth time, the women will have their Royal Rumble match for an opportunity at the Raw or Smackdown Women’s titles. Surprisingly, it’s Ronda Rousey who has the best odds to win the Royal Rumble, at -155. While she is the clear favorite, there are several women under +1000 odds to win it all.
Bianca Belair is at +500 to go back-to-back. Alexa Bliss (+800), Lita (+900), Rhea Ripley (+900), Charlotte Flair (+1000) and Liv Morgan (+1000) round out the list of women who have +1000 odds or shorter to win the Royal Rumble.
Still, the WWE will want a Rousey-Lynch rematch, so do not be afraid to lay a bit on Ronda.