This Sunday, at the 2013 Royal Rumble, The Rock will return to the annual January pay-per-view for the first time in 11 years. Also for the first time in that same stretch of time, he will compete for the WWE Championship when he challenges CM Punk in the main event of the show.
Prior appearances at the Royal Rumble have been, at best, a mixed bag for "the Great One." Mostly a featured performer at the show, he has seen great success but has also been on the losing end of a number of his battles.
Whether it was for the Intercontinental Championship, the WWE title, the Undisputed Championship or as an entrant into the Rumble match itself, The Rock has left a lasting impression on one of World Wrestling Entertainment's premiere presentations, competing the very best the industry had to offer at the time.
This Sunday, he has the opportunity to alter his history at the Royal Rumble, either for the better or the worse, depending on the outcome of his title bout. Regardless, there is no denying that The Rock is one of the great competitors the Royal Rumble pay-per-view has ever seen.
This is his Royal Rumble history revisited.