5 Shocking Things We Learned from WWE Royal Rumble

T.J. McaloonContributorJanuary 31, 2012

The 2012 Royal Rumble had a ton of twists and turns that a majority of us did not see coming.

For example, you had the shocking return of former legends and superstars that we have not seen in quite a while during the rumble match. Plus, there was a surprise winner of the main event that punched his ticket to this year’s WrestleMania.

However, some of the shocking moments from the pay-per-view came during the undercard. No, these moments didn’t come from a title changing hands, but more from what happened during those matches.

One wrestler proved that the company is getting behind him, despite his not being a prototypical champion. On the other hand, however, another wrestler proved that he just doesn’t seem ready to be in the main event yet.

Either way, the 2012 Royal Rumble was one of those events that will be remembered for a number of things.

Here are the five most shocking things to come from the event this year

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