With the Royal Rumble only weeks away, anticipation is building for what is arguably the WWE's second-biggest show of the year.
The strange thing about this year's event is that there seems to be little interest in the Rumble match itself, with most of the attention focused on the mouthwatering WWE Championship match between CM Punk and The Rock.
It seems that most people are expecting John Cena to win and set up a Wrestlemania rematch with 'The Great One,' and besides Cena there are a clear lack of favorites at this stage.
The Royal Rumble is easily one of the most popular matches in the business, with the unpredictability of the contest making it essential viewing for every WWE fan.
The match has a rich and interesting history that has developed over the past 25 years, and this article will take a look at some of the facts and records established in one of wrestling's elite gimmick bouts.