WWE seems to have learned from the mistake and is making necessary amendments to Royal Rumble 2012. In 2011, one of the biggest pay-per-view events of the company, Royal Rumble was made bigger and 40 instead of 30 wrestlers participated in the show. However, the audiences and the critics never liked this bigger Royal Rumble, as many stated that the Royal Rumble was better in terms of quantity, not quality.
More and more mid-carders were made part of the 40 men Royal Rumble. Fans expected some big names to come back, some exciting wrestling moves, however that never happened. Not only that, but names such as Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler who already had World Title matches earlier that night, participated in the Royal Rumble to have another chance at the gold.
Now, Royal Rumble 2012 to be held in St. Louis’ Scottrade Center already is being advertised for a World Heavyweight Championship match, one WWE Championship Match and also a 30 Men Royal Rumble Match. To be honest, at this very moment, WWE does not have good enough mid-carders to create hype around a 40 men Royal Rumble match and it is nothing but a wise decision to shift back to 30 men match-up. As a wrestling fan, I will definitely like to see make some legends making a one-off appearance in the classic Royal Rumble 2012 match as well. Also, a request to the WWE creative team, please don’t make the winner to be obvious like last time. Alberto Del Rio stated many times that he will be winning the Royal Rumble match and he eventually did it. There was hardly any surprise. It was even worse to see Santino Marella within the final two competitors. That was shocking for sure, but, as a true wrestling fan, I (I believe many of those who read this article as well) will certainly not prefer such surprises in Royal Rumble 2012.