Johnny Knoxville is used to getting hurt, but his latest promotional stunt for Jackass Forever will see him enter the WWE Royal Rumble on January 29, 2022.
“They don’t have anyone big enough to throw me over the top rope. What, is Little E or Roman Ruins going to do it? Ha!” laughed Knoxville in a promotional video referencing Big E and Roman Reigns. “And Vince McMahon, you’ve always been really kind to us, and I appreciate it, but I sincerely hope you are auditioning bigger, tougher talent for the 2022 Royal Rumble because I don’t wanna hurt anyone. So, just like the shirt says, ‘Johnny Knoxville, World Champion.’”
Of course, Knoxville isn’t the first celebrity to appear in a WWE ring or even the Royal Rumble. Actors such as Stephen Amell and Mr. T have had notable matches, while athletes and reality television stars such as Snooki, Shaquille O’Neal, Floyd Mayweather, and others have found themselves in the squared circle. As for the Royal Rumble, Drew Carey had a famous appearance in 2001.
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.
Jackass Forever stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Preston Lacy, and introducing Jasper, Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Zach Holmes, and Eric Manaka.
Paramount Pictures and MTV Entertainment Studios Present A Dickhouse Production. The film is produced by Tremaine, Spike Jonze, and Knoxville, with Shanna Newton and Greg Iguchi executive producing.