Royal Rumble (2012) was the twenty-fifth annual WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event produced by WWE. It took place on January 29, 2012 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. As has been customary since 1993, the Royal Rumble Match winner received a match at that year's WrestleMania for his choice at either the WWE Championship or the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- DARK - Yoshi Tatsu defeated Heath Slater
- Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Big Show and Mark Henry by escaping the cage - Triple Threat steel cage match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) and The Bella Twins (Nikki Bella and Brie Bella) defeated Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Alicia Fox and Tamina Snuka - Eight-Diva tag team match
- John Cena vs. Kane ended in a double countout
- Brodus Clay (with Naomi and Cameron) defeated Drew McIntyre
- CM Punk (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship; John Laurinaitis served as the special guest enforcer and Jack Swagger and Vickie Guerrero were banned from ringside
- Sheamus won by last eliminating Chris Jericho - 30-man Royal Rumble Match for the winner's choice of a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 28