On January 26, John Cena will enter the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh to challenge Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
It is not the first time Cena has been involved in a high-profile championship bout at the first pay-per-view of WWE's calendar year.
In 2006, he found himself the challenger for the first time as he attempted to regain the WWE title from "Rated R Superstar" Edge. A year later, he defended his title against Umaga in a brutal and violent Last Man Standing match. Two years after that, he defended the World Heavyweight Championship against JBL in a match where the champion was secondary to the story between the challenger and Shawn Michaels.
Cena has not always been involved in championship bouts at the Royal Rumble event. In fact, he has appeared in the huge 30-man Battle Royal more times than any other match on the show.
He has won the Royal Rumble match twice and has consistently been one of the final Superstars remaining.
As Cena prepares for his first title opportunity of 2014, here is a look back at his previous 11 performances, ranked from worst to best.