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Damian Priest, AJ Styles declare for WWE Royal Rumble

Nine participants have now been confirmed for the men's Rumble match.

Update --

AJ Styles has also declared that he's entering this year's men's Royal Rumble match:

Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville, Sheamus, Damian Priest, and Styles are the first nine participants to be confirmed for the match.


United States Champion Damian Priest is the latest wrestler to declare for the 2022 Royal Rumble.

Priest posted a video today announcing that he'll be in this year's men's Royal Rumble match:

Priest said he made an immediate impact when he debuted in the 2021 Royal Rumble, and the way he'll upstage that is by winning the Rumble this year. Priest said he'll still be United States Champion after WrestleMania -- the only question is what other title he'll be holding too: the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship.

At SummerSlam last August, Priest defeated Sheamus to win the United States title. Priest retained the title against Dolph Ziggler on Raw last week.

This year's Royal Rumble is taking place at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 29. Here's the updated list of participants for the Royal Rumble matches:

Men's Royal Rumble match --

  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Montez Ford
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Austin Theory
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Sheamus
  • United States Champion Damian Priest
  • AJ Styles

Women's Royal Rumble match --

  • Rhea Ripley
  • Nikki A.S.H.
  • Nikki Bella
  • Brie Bella
  • Shotzi
  • Natalya
  • Michelle McCool
  • Dana Brooke
  • Carmella
  • Zelina Vega
  • Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Mickie James
  • Tamina
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Aliyah
  • Summer Rae
  • Naomi
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Lita
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair