It is almost time for the first WWE pay-per-view of the year: The Royal Rumble.
Established 24 years ago, the Royal Rumble has since gone on to be one of the most important PPVs of all time. What makes it so important? The fact that the winner is guaranteed a title shot of their choosing at Wrestlemania.
And with The Rock vs John Cena being the main event, this Wrestlemania promises to be the biggest one yet! So of course, winning this Royal Rumble is absolutely huge.
Unfortunately for many, however, there can only be one winner of the Royal Rumble match. Okay, that's not really true, but regardless, not everyone can win the match. In fact, many big names (Christian, Big Show, CM Punk, etc.) have been unable to add a Royal Rumble win to their already-impressive resumes.
However, just because a Superstar doesn't win the Royal Rumble, doesn't mean they cannot leave an impact. A prime example is Kane. A man who, since 1999, has never won the Royal Rumble. Despite never winning, Kane holds the record for most men eliminated in a single Rumble match.
And in the spirit of the Royal Rumble, here are seven other competitors who can have a HUGE impact in the Royal Rumble, even though they likely won't be winning.
NOTE: The following are Superstars who, in my opinion, aren't winning the Royal Rumble. They'll just have really good showings. Also, superstars who are already in a match were not considered and neither were superstars whose participation in the event was questionable (i.e. Mick Foley).