Fans gather for WWE event The Royal Rumble in Downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Hundreds of WWE fans flocked to Downtown Phoenix tonight to meet their favorite superstars, ahead of the one of the main events: The Royal Rumble.

This event on Friday started at 6:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, and went strong throughout the night.

"Since six years old I love it. Shawn Michaels, Bret Heart, The Undertaker, what else do I have to explain? They're legends! I love this stuff, I love this stuff," said one man

"We love Becky Lynch," said another man. "Right now, I have to go with Drew McIntyre. I have to go with Drew McIntyre. He's my favorite right now."

"Sasha, because she is amazing and does a lot of cool tricks and I love her," said a woman.

At the three-day interactive event, superstars pose for photos, sign autographs and meet with their number one fans. People can also buy merchandise. Fans who came from near and far say this weekend is like Christmas all over again.

The big event, The Royal Rumble, is on sunday night at Chase Field.