The 2022 Royal Rumble took place on Saturday, January 29th from The Dome At America’s Center. in St. Louis, MO.
This was supposed to be one of the bright shows of the years besides WrestleMania where WWE pulls out all the stops and really gives the WWE Universe all of their stars. Besides Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey there is not much mainstream media appeal to the WWE roster right now.
Vince McMahon was not pleased with the 2022 Royal Rumble “premium live event” and now has major concerns for WrestleMania 38.
As WWE moves closer and closer to eventually selling WWE (read below) WWE President Nick Khan has gone on a rampage in his first few years as President. Releasing over 80 WWE superstars in 2021, completely overhauling the NXT brand and personnel and cutting staff at a rapid pace in almost every WWE department at the Connecticut offices to the point that they are removing desks because of how many empty spots there are.
This is all by design to make WWE look more profitable for potential buyers and in the process of doing that the company in many ways has lost sight of what really matters.. the fans. They are the ones who pay to watch and they are the ones that drive this company, without them WWE is nothing.
The 2022 Royal Rumble was a big wake up call to WWE that there are simply not enough quality superstars and adjustments need to be made.
WWE officials are now discussing the possibility of bringing back recently released superstars in time for WrestleMania 38. WWE realizes that there is just not enough big names to put on the card and communication will begin going out this week to contact some recently released superstars.
This year’s Royal Rumble absolutely could’ve used the help of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Jeff Hardy, Keith Lee, Toni Storm, Samoa Joe, Karrion Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux.
The question remains now if any of the released superstars would be willing to come back to a place they were let go. Stay tuned to Slice Wrestling for the latest updates.