Mr. Olympia 2013 is officially upon us and the bodybuilding world has shifted its attention to the best in the world. Perhaps no one has generated more attention leading up to the event than four-time champion Jay Cutler.
After Cutler battled through a gruesome bicep injury, expect him to be triumphant in his return to Mr. Olympia.
Cutler is one of the greatest bodybuilders to ever live, winning four Mr. Olympia titles and earning six second-place finishes at the event. In 2012, however, Cutler was sidelined by a torn left bicep that he sustained before Mr. Olympia 2011.
Two years later, it's a story of redemption.
There's every reason to believe that the fan favorite will come through and complete his comeback bid with a win in Paradise, Nevada.
Cutler has taken part in a lengthy comeback from the previously alluded to injury, allowing Phil Heath to rise as the biggest star in bodybuilding. Heath has won Mr. Olympia each of the past two years and Kai Greene hasn't been too far behind him.
Cutler needs nothing short of a perfect performance to prevent Heath and Greene from continuing their two-year reign of terror at Mr. Olympia.
With revenge on his mind, the all-time great is back and has the look of a player who can win big. Not only is this your quintessential comeback story, but it's an example of a genuine bodybuilding legend looking to reclaim his throne.
Cutler is a four-time Mr. Olympia champion, winning the title in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. He finished in second place in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011, which is enough statistical evidence to prove anyone's greatness.
It just so happens that Cutler isn't slowing down.
Now recovered from a devastating bicep injury, Cutler is looking to pick up where he left off in 2011. A second-place finish isn't the goal, but there's something to be said about a competitor who can execute so consistently.
Furthermore, the storyline behind a competitor at Mr. Olympia is always a factor worth watching. In Cutler's case, it's his attempt to move further up the ranks of the greatest to ever live.
Cutler's resume is enough to earn him the benefit of the doubt, and even in the years he's failed to win, he's been a sensational competitor. He's finished no worse than second at Mr. Olympia in any of his appearances since 2003.
Expect that success to continue in 2013 as Cutler makes a triumphant return to Mr. Olympia.