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'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville declares WWE Royal Rumble entry


The first talent has declared their entry for the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble, but that talent is not a professional wrestler. 

Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame declared his entry into the Royal Rumble match in a video posted today on his Instagram account, insulting Big E and Roman Reigns, plus stating that WWE did not have any wrestlers big enough to throw him out of the Rumble match.

WWE's official Instagram account replied to the declaration: 

"Good luck @johnnyknoxville!!"

Knoxville posted the video with the caption: 

"Happy New Year’s Day and love to everyone. I have a big announcement that I have been dying to get off of my chest. I spent a lot of times over the holiday thinking about how i wanted to start off my 2022, and I decided I want to do it kicking ass and taking names. And the best way to do that i feel is making a run for the Rumble, that’s right @WWE’s Royal Rumble. Training starts today, not that I will need a lot of it because I have seen the WWE’s current roster and it’s laughable to think anyone can throw me over the top rope. LAUGHABLE! I will be channeling my wrestling heroes like @therock, Abdullah the Butcher and the great Gorilla Monsoon. The way I’m looking at it I am giving myself a %100 chance of winning. What chance do you think I have? Sincerely, Johnny Knoxville, World Champ #roadtowrestlemania #royalrumble #wwe #jackassforever"

This year's Royal Rumble will take place on Saturday, January 29. Knoxville's next film, Jackass Forever, is scheduled for a February 4 release. 

Knoxville and the cast of the upcoming Jackass Forever film were backstage at WWE SmackDown in Los Angeles last month. The Jackass group was scheduled for a SummerSlam match in 2007, but Knoxville pulled out of the match in the wake of the Chris Benoit murder-suicide. Knoxville returned to the company in 2008 for angles with Great Khali and Beth Phoenix,, then again in 2010 during Raw's guest host era.