This year’s WWE Royal Rumble 2022 pay-per-view scheduled to take place on January 29, 2022, at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This show features two Royal Rumble matches for men and women. Now, we got some backstage details about who could win these Royal Rumble matches this year.
According to the Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Big E, Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre are the favorites for the men’s Royal Rumble whereas Bianca Belair and Bayley are likely to win the women’s Royal Rumble match.
Meltzer stated that Big E, Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre are the three favorites to win the Royal Rumble match this year. But Brock Lesnar hasn’t been announced for the Rumble match as he will be defending the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley at the event.
He reported that Big E is the favorite to win the Royal Rumble followed by Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre. Currently, Drew McIntyre is out of action due to injury but he’s expected to return before WrestleMania, however, his Royal Rumble return is still not confirmed due to a neck injury.
Dave Meltzer also stated that the former SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is favourite to win the Women’s Royal Rumble match but there’s is a chance that Bayley could return and win the match. Rhea Ripley, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss also followed by them as favorites.
”On the women’s side, Belair is the favorite, followed by Bayley (it’s not impossible for her to be a surprise in the match but the time frame from surgery would make that difficult), Rhea Ripley, Banks (who won’t be in it due to injury) and Alexa Bliss. In theory, when it comes to Flair’s challenger, they could have the person throwing her out be her Mania opponent,” said Meltzer.