The Royal Rumble match is one of the most popular contests in all of professional wrestling for several reasons, and there is no question that history comes into play. There have been 25 Rumbles over the course of WWE history and that means it has a fairly extensive record book that fans love to delve into.
There are some records that may never be broken, including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's three Rumble wins and Kane's 15 career Rumble appearances, but there are others that are constantly in danger of being surpassed. After a fairly lackluster Royal Rumble in 2012, I fully expect the WWE to go all out in 2013 and that could lead to some record-breaking performances.
Not only is the Rumble great in terms of pushing a star to new heights by winning, but it doesn't even necessarily take a win in order to move up the ladder. Simply having an impressive showing is often good enough to grab the attention of the fans and generate a big push, so there is any number of superstars who could shine on Sunday.
The Rumble is always unpredictable, but with so many records potentially on the brink of obliteration, the 2013 Royal Rumble should be fantastic. Here are the top five records that could certainly be broken in Phoenix.