‘Jackass’ star Johnny Knoxville has officially qualified for the men's Royal Rumble match.
Knoxville appeared on tonight’s SmackDown, running into Sami Zayn. He told Zayn that he was looking for management so he could enter this year’s Royal Rumble. Zayn said Knoxville needed ability to get a spot, and told Knoxville he didn’t deserve to be in the match. After Rick Boogs defeated Zayn in a match, Knoxville came out and dumped Zayn over the top rope. The ring announcer then declared that Knoxville has qualified for the Rumble match as a result.
On New Year’s Day, Knoxville posted a video on Instagram expressing interest in entering this year’s Royal Rumble.
"Happy New Year’s Day and love to everyone,” he wrote. “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.”
Other entrants announced for the men's Royal Rumble match include Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Angelo Dawkins, Monetz Ford, and Austin Theory, who was entered into this year’s Rumble match by Vince McMahon.