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WWE Royal Rumble 2022 live stream: start time, how to watch tonight, card and results

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It's time for the WWE Royal Rumble live stream, the annual event that holds a key position on the wrestling calendar when it comes to WWE's plans — and a permanent slot in many fans' hearts. And in some breaking news, SmackDown delivered two new entrants for the women's Rumble: Sasha Banks and Sonya Deville. We've now got the full Rumble entrant lists below. 

WWE Royal Rumble 2022 start time and date

• WWE Royal Rumble 2022 date: today (Saturday, Jan. 29)
• Royal Rumble start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. GMT
• Kickoff show time: 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. GMT
• Watch in the U.S.: Peacock (opens in new tab)
• Watch everywhere else:
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There are two big questions going in. The first one is simple: will Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar lose their championship defenses (to Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley, respectively)? Everyone expects the two to meet at WrestleMania, and since a title unification match doesn't seem likely at this stage, one of them may need to lose now or at February's Elimination Chamber event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

The other thing on everyone's mind is the shadow of Ronda Rousey, as multiple popular wrestling journalists are reporting WWE wants her at the Rumble. Ronda winning the women's Rumble makes some sense, but she could be main eventing one night without that. 

As for the next big WWE show to watch? We've got all the WWE WrestleMania 38 live stream details, including the full card for both nights, start times (including kickoff shows), our predictions and the matches we're most excited about.

How to watch WWE Royal Rumble live streams from anywhere on Earth

While Peacock is available all across the U.S. and the WWE Network is still the standard around the world, WWE Royal Rumble live streams can get a bit confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can't watch with the service you normally use. 

International audiences will be pretty jealous of U.S. audiences, which will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the no-ads tier at $9.99 per month).

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WWE Royal Rumble live streams in the U.S. are cheaper

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The only place to watch WWE Royal Rumble in the U.S. is Peacock (opens in new tab). It's in the $4.99 Peacock Premium tier; the $9.99 Peacock Premium Plus tier doesn't get you anything extra for this show. Peacock is now available on most of the best streaming devices.

There's no need to pay for the ad-free tier for WWE live events, as there are always ads in the live editions of Peacock programming. 

In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

WWE Royal Rumble live streams in the UK and around the world

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The rest of the world will grab WWE Royal Rumble live streams on the WWE Network (opens in new tab), for a higher price — closer to the $9.99 that Americans used to pay. 

That said, don't expect this to last forever. Peacock is now touching down internationally, landing in the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. Who knows how soon the WWE content will filter over.

While those in the States pay less now, there is less content available — and the ad breaks are weird — so it's a monkey's paw situation on getting that discount.

WWE Royal Rumble card and results

We'll update this below as the show unfolds. 

We're predicting Bobby Lashley to beat Brock (somehow), Reigns to beat Rollins, Edge & Beth Phoenix to win, Becky Lynch to win and Lesnar and Belair to win their respective Rumbles.

  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns retained his title via DQ vs. Seth "Freakin" Rollins (Usos barred from ringside)
  • Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse
  • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Doudrop
  • 30-Man Royal Rumble Match — Prediction: Brock Lesnar
  • 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match — Ronda Rousey won

2022 Women's Royal Rumble entrants

  • Rhea Ripley
  • Nikki A.S.H.
  • Dana Brooke
  • Carmella
  • Queen Zelina
  • Tamina
  • Shotzi
  • Natalya
  • Aliyah
  • Naomi
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Nikki Bella
  • Brie Bella
  • Lita
  • Michelle McCool
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Summer Rae
  • Mickie James
  • Bianca Belair
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sasha Banks
  • Sonya Devile

2022 Men's Royal Rumble entrants

  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Montez Ford
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Austin Theory
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Sheamus
  • Damian Priest
  • AJ Styles
  • Big E
  • Happy Corbin
  • Madcap Moss
  • Sami Zayn
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Kevin Owens
  • Omos
  • Randy Orton
  • Riddle
  • Chad Gable
  • Otis
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Robert Roode
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Rick Boogs
  • Ricochet

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