The Road to WrestleMania begins this Sunday, January 20 at the Royal Rumble. For the past 25 years, 30 (sometimes more or less) men (sometimes women) have competed in the Royal Rumble match at the annual pay-per-view event for their opportunity to headline WrestleMania for the Championship of their choosing.
At the conclusion of the December Pay-Per-View event, whether it be Vengeance, Armageddon or TLC, the speculations immediately begin as to who will win the Royal Rumble, which title they will try to win and who they will face.
While the winner of the Rumble will give us one potentially great match at WrestleMania, there is a bigger part to the event that many would say is more important:
The next feuds.
With 30 men in the ring at one time, the setup for potential feuds for the rest of the year is endless. As many superstars compete without any real storyline leading up to the Rumble, it's the perfect opportunity to give those wrestlers an actual angle.
This slideshow will take a look at those potential feuds. While there are a lot of superstars in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW)—WWE's developmental territory—we can't guarantee when, if ever, they will make their debut on the main roster, so this will focus on stars already appearing on television or WWE Internet shows.