Royal Rumble 2022 has now gone to the archives too, with WWE starting its year and its Road to Wrestlemania in the best possible way, with two outsiders winning their respective royal fights, with Brock Lesnar on one side and with Ronda Rousey on the other, wowing WWE Universe fans connected from home or in the arena as the event unfolded.
After losing his WWE title to Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, with his longtime manager/lawyer literally stabbing him in the back, returning to ally with the blue show's Tribal Chief, Lesnar stepped like a train into the Men's Royal Rumble, with the number 30, knocking out all the men left in the ring and taking out a one-way and first-class ticket, for the event of events: Wrestlemania 38.
Already the night after, on Monday Night Raw, Lesnar has in fact made it clear who will be his opponent on the most important WWE night, with the Tribal Chief of the blue show who has already been warned. But let's take a small step back, returning to the night of the Royal Rumble because precisely in this event, the WWE Beast has found two records with the company of McMahon.
New details on Brock Lesnar
Fortunately for Brock Lesnar, his night was far from over. He went on to compete in the Royal Rumble match and won the 30-man battle to punch his ticket to WrestleMania. He confirmed on RAW this week that he will challenge Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania this year.
Brock Lesnar will look to make a strong statement by confronting Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman on SmackDown this week. Thanks to the ever-watchful eye of the Wrestling Observer journalists, we learn of two firsts that The Beast Incarnate would have found with his victory in that of the real brawl with 30 men of the company.
With his win within minutes of his entry into the Rumble, Lesnar has indeed become the lowest-tenured victory holder in PPV history, with his 2:32 minutes being the shortest time it took a wrestler to win a Royal Rumble, even entering as the last participant.
The second record shattered, on the other hand, is the longest amount of time between the first and last Rumble victory, with Lesnar winning his first Rumble in 2003 and then winning it again this year, in 2022, after well 19 years.
With these two major milestones in his career, Brock Lesnar enters even more WWE legend history, with the breaking of The Undertaker's Streak at Wrestlemania 30, which only confirms the greatness of the character of Lesnar, who remains one of the most appreciated Big Names by Chairman Vince McMahon, now as it was 20 years ago.