Brock Lesnar holds up the championship belt after winning the 2022 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Elimination Chamber at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on February 19, 2022. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP) (Photo by AMER HILABI/AFP via Getty Images)
Every 2022 WWE Premium Live Event Ranked From Worst To Best
Although there were solid filler matches, Royal Rumble was the most disappointing premium live event in 2022. The women's Royal Rumble match had excellent surprise appearances, but Ronda Rousey was a predictable winner. With a lack of surprises and dull or botched spots, the men's Royal Rumble match was one of the worst in years.
12. Royal Rumble, jan. 29
Despite being low in these rankings, Day 1 turned out to be a solid live event overall on New Year's Day. This event ended up having a pair of good tag team matches, with the best match of the night going to The Usos successfully defending their WWE "SmackDown" Tag Team Championships against The New Day.
11. Day 1, Jan. 1
Elimination Chamber 2022 was the first time WWE ran a previously-established premium live event in Saudi Arabia. Almost all of the matches were average, but the match that put this event above others was Becky Lynch vs. Lita, who earned "you still got it" chants from the crowd as they put on a dream match.
10. Elimination Chamber, Feb. 19
Extreme Rules was a hit not only for its matches but also for its memorable return of a beloved wrestler. With a no-DQ match with wooden barrels and canes, two great Women's Championship matches, and everything in between, the main event wasn't a match — it was the creative and creepy return of Bray Wyatt.
9. Extreme Rules, Oct. 8
2022's Money in the Bank event was entertaining, starting with the women's ladder match, where Liv Morgan later cashed in her briefcase on champion Ronda Rousey. While ladder matches are usually the best parts of these events, The Usos received praise from the crowd and fans at home, defending their title in a near-fall-filled clash.
8. Money in the Bank, july 2