Edge became the third man in WWE history on Sunday night to start as the No. 1 entrant in the Men's Royal Rumble and successfully win the 30-man match. "The Rated-R Superstar" announced his involvement in the Rumble a week prior, confirming his return from a tricep injury that had kept him on the shelf since last year's Backlash pay-per-view. He only needed to eliminate three of his opponents to win the match, including a last-second reversal that sent Randy Orton (who started at No. 2 but sat out most of the match with a fake leg injury) tumbling out of the ring.