WWE Royal Rumble 2022: Start time and how to watch live in Australia
The road to WrestleMania starts with the Royal Rumble this weekend. The 35th staging of the event promises to be as spectacular as ever.
This season's build-up to WrestleMania kicks off with the 2022 Royal Rumble. The 35th staging of the event promises all the sensational drama and action it brings fans every year. No wonder it's one of the most-loved events on the WWE calendar.
Stuntman and Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is a surprise inclusion in the men's Royal Rumble, the headline event of the Rumble along with the women's Royal Rumble.
The Royal Rumble is arguably the WWE's second-biggest event following WrestleMania. The pay-per-view (PPV) event is also a favourite with fans as the main event sees 30 superstars tussle it out and try to throw each other over the top rope.
The other big match will be Brock Lesner defending his world title against Bobby Lashley.
When is the Royal Rumble?
This year's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place in The Dome at America's Center in St Louis, Missouri on Sunday 30 January. The action kicks off at 11am AEDT.
How to watch the 2022 Royal Rumble in Australia
Royal Rumble is a pay-per-view event, unlike regular WWE programming that was added to Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now a couple of years ago. You have options for catching all the action.
Stream Royal Rumble on WWE Network
If you're a wrestling fan then the WWE Network is your best bet. For US$9.99 a month you'll have access to every single new PPV as well as the biggest archive of WWE programming possible. No seriously, the WWE network has every PPV ever and loads of content from WCW.
WWE Network also has 24/7 programming with exclusive shows and documentaries. Unfortunately there's no longer a free trial available so you'll need to sign up to watch the Royal Rumble too.
You can watch WWE Network via iOS or Android devices, PC, Mac, Apple TV, AirPlay, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 3 and PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.
Watch Royal Rumble on Kayo Sports
You can watch every minute of the action through Main Event via Kayo for $29.95. New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers can access Royal Rumble this way. Just follow this Main Event on Kayo Sports link to get set up.
Watch Royal Rumble on Main Event
The Royal Rumble is being shown on Main Event for a fee of $29.95. To get access to Main Event you'll have to be either a Foxtel or Optus TV customer. Foxtel customers can order Royal Rumble on the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone.
But if you want to order over the phone you'll incur a $2 fee on top of the $29.95 PPV. If you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, your only option is to order Royal Rumble over the phone and incur the fee.
2022 Royal Rumble matches
- Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins (Universal Championship)
- Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley (WWE Championship)
- Becky Lynch vs Doudrop (Raw Women's Championship)
- The Miz and Maryse vs Edge and Beth Phoenix
- Men's Royal Rumble match
- Women's Royal Rumble match
Who will win the 2022 Royal Rumble?
The sensation that is Big E is the bookies' favourite, followed by Lesnar, AJ Styles and Drew McIntyre.
Across on the women's side of things, 2021 winner Bianca Belair is favoured to hold onto her crown.
If you've seen a second of WWE in your life, you already know predictions are futile as anything can and usually does happen.
How to watch regular WWE programming
As we mentioned, there are 3 main broadcasters for the WWE. You can see a full breakdown in our how to watch WWE guide. Of all your options available, Kayo Sports is your best.
Through Kayo you can now watch live and on-demand weekly episodes from Raw, Smackdown and NXT. Plus it has over 50 sports to choose from. You can jump right in with this 14-day free trial and see the fallout from the Royal Rumble on Raw, Smackdown and NXT.
A subscription to Kayo starts from $25 a month and has no lock-in contracts. You can see our full Kayo review for more information.
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