WWE's 2013 Royal Rumble pay-per-view is set to go off on Jan. 27 in Phoenix.
While many fans are excited about the WWE Championship match between CM Punk and The Rock, it's the actual Rumble match itself that will do the most to determine the future of the WWE.
The winner of the Rumble match is guaranteed a championship bout at WrestleMania, and is often pushed heavily as a top-of-the-card act by WWE.
Traditionally, the Rumble match features stars that fall into one of three categories: Up-and-coming wrestlers that WWE is ready to push to the next level, stars returning from time off or an injury and surprise entrants that are in the match to be introduced or as nostalgia acts from years gone by.
The 10 slides that follow feature wrestlers that should be in this year's Rumble match. They are either ready to make the next step on the WWE ladder, ready for a return to live action or simply stars that the WWE Universe wants to see.
The purpose of this slideshow isn't to predict who will win, but only to identify some stars that should be in the match. Wrestlers such as Ryback and The Shield, who are likely to be entered in the Rumble at some time in the near future, aren't listed.
Only candidates that might be something of a surprise are on the list. The candidates aren't listed in any particular order.
The second slide reveals those wrestlers already officially entered in the Royal Rumble match. At least one of them hasn't been announced on a television broadcast yet, so skip that slide if you want to be surprised.