Thanks to the current global health crisis blurring nine months into one, it feels like we've blinked and now suddenly found ourselves with yet another set of Royal Rumble matches heading our way. Seriously, didn't Edge just return last week?
When it comes to these over-the-top-rope spectaculars we've grown to love over the last three decades, however, a number of things have become almost guaranteed. One star will take up the mantle of 'marathon man or woman' and survive in the match for an admirable amount of time (that Michael Cole will no doubt gush over), everyone will join forces to flip a monstrous individual out of the bout, and the winner will earn a chance to challenge for a world title at WrestleMania.
Yet, a quick look back over the history of this mammoth match will also tell you that WWE have consistently found their fair share of joy in taking fan expectations and giving them the Paul London treatment.
From surprise entrants returning to win the whole damn thing, to leaving the fan favourite at home for the hell of it, just when we think we know the answer, WWE inevitably go and change the questions.