As per tradition, the WWE's Road to WrestleMania will begin with its first pay-per-view (PPV) of the year: The Royal Rumble.
In this match, 30 men will come and go, eliminations occurring when one is thrown over the top rope with both feet touching the ground. The last man standing will have an opportunity to headline WrestleMania by challenging for a championship of his choosing.
The "anything can happen" aspect of the Royal Rumble makes it one of the most exciting and unpredictable matches of the year. After all, there are 30 men that could possibly win the match.
But let's be realistic. Do all 30 men in the match really have a chance at winning and proceeding to the main event and the biggest PPV of the year? Logically speaking, it's safe to assume that the WWE isn't willing to put every last one of the 30 Royal Rumble competitors in a position to headline WrestleMania.
There is a handful of wrestlers that will enter the 2012 Royal Rumble that likely won't win. However, it's those men that need to take this opportunity to make an impact in the main event of one of the biggest PPVs of the year.
The following 10 WWE superstars all will likely enter the Royal Rumble, despite their chances of winning it being slim. That said, it's up to these superstars to make the most of their rare inclusion in a major PPV main event. If they shine in this match, they may very well be on their way to main eventing shows in the future. We may even see some of these wrestlers win a future Royal Rumble!