Few WWE events over the years have managed to produce as many high-quality matches as the Royal Rumble.
Perhaps this is attributable to the fact that it comes right at the beginning of the year. Wrestlers, many of whom will have endured a difficult time the previous 12 months, are all suddenly determined to put their best foot forward as they embark on a fresh year ahead.
It's not just the first stop on the pay-per-view calendar either - it's also the first stop on the bumpy road to WrestleMania, meaning that many of WWE's biggest storylines are either started or, in order to make way for new ones, ended at the show.
All of that is to say that it rarely fails to be a must-watch event. Even when the under-card is drab and predictable - as looks to the case this year - you simply have to tune to find out which wrestler has been chosen to headline (or in the case of Rey Mysterio in 2006, co-headline) the Grandest Stage of Them All.
One way or another, they usually give us something we'll never forget...