The Road to WrestleMania has officially commenced with Sunday night's Royal Rumble pay-per-view in the books.
Personally, the Rumble is the event I look forward to the most next to WrestleMania. Regardless of whatever Katie Vick/Ed Wilson/Big Show covered in dog poop moments may have soured me on the WWE product or scared me away altogether, I've always been willing to give Vince McMahon and his Superstars another shot at the Royal Rumble.
There was a lot of intrigue surrounding this year's event, which marked the silver anniversary for the Rumble, but did it live up to the hype?
More importantly, was it worth the $49.95 one was forced to shell out in order to watch it LIVE in HD (get out of here with that standard-def nonsense)...or was it a total waste of time and money for any and all suckered into purchasing it?
In order to find our answer, I will examine each aspect of the event (in a very general way here, for match-by-match grades, click here).
The breakdown and final decision after the jump.