Brock Lesnar won the 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble match, but the Beast Incarnate’s big win in St. Louis wasn’t common knowledge the entire time.

A report came out saying that Matt Riddle was slated to win the 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble match. We are still waiting to confirm this, but we do know when talent was informed of WWE’s big surprise entry.

Ringside News was told by a tenured member of the creative team that Brock was scheduled to “enter as a surprise and win” the entire time throughout the Royal Rumble match planning. This was “kept pretty quiet but talent was told this early in the day” before the Royal Rumble premium live event started.

As Ringside News exclusively reported, Shane McMahon got lot of heat backstage during the Royal Rumble planning process. There was some confusion about who really produced the Men’s Royal Rumble match, but we also addressed this with an in-depth report.


There were a lot of different endings for the Royal Rumble match and that changed throughout the planning process. This was a major source of frustration as well, but Brock Lesnar was slated to win as a big surprise that a number of fans saw coming anyway.

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H Jenkins

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