For decades now, the Royal Rumble has been a launching pad for future WWE Superstars.
Yokozuna, Batista, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels are just a few of the names who have won the annual bout and proven very successful because of it.
Every single wrestler in the entire WWE clamors just to participate in the Rumble, because they know the payoff for winning: a title shot of their choosing at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. And a title match at the granddaddy of them all is something the great majority of wrestlers will only ever dream about.
Indeed, some have better chances than others. Some would be able to do much more with a Rumble win than others.
Here are five superstars who would benefit most from winning the 2012 Royal Rumble match.
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