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Royal Rumble (2013) was a pay-per-view produced by WTXJaichi. It was held on January 28th, in Los Angeles, California.

Background

This is the second "Royal Rumble" event to take place in the WTX Universe. The event was the first of 2013 and took place a month after Decembers TLC 2012, it was followed by Elimination Chamber 2013 in February, however due to copyright issues the event has been permanently lost. The event that is now considered to have taken place after this is April classic, WrestleMania XXVIII.

There were seven professional wrestling matches on the event's card, including the traditional Royal Rumble match. Opening the card was The Rock vs Zack Ryder in a rematch from the amazing Tables match at TLC for the Intercontinental Championship. Following this was a tag team match between "Too Cool" Scotty 2 Hotty & Grand Master Sexay, and "New Age Outlaws" Road Dogg & Billy Gunn for the World Tag Team Championship. Third on the card was a Triple Threat match between Kurt Angle, Jack Swagger and Chris Jericho for the United States Championship. Next up was a rematch from TLC between Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara in an Extreme Rules match for the NXT Championship. Fifth on the card was a rematch from TLC between Edge and Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship. Next was a TLC match between Austin Aries and CM Punk for the WWE Undisputed Championship. The main event of the night was the traditional 30-man Royal Rumble match to earn a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania XXVIII.

Event

In the Intercontinental Championship rematch, The Rock retained the championship over Zack Ryder after using Ryder's own finisher, the Rough Ryder, and pinning him for the three count. In the second match, The New Age Outlaws managed to defeat the champions, Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi for the World Tag Team Championships after Road Dogg hit the Pumphandle Slam and pinned Rikishi. Following this was the triple threat match for the United States Championship and Kurt Angle retained his title after delivering an Angle Slam to Chris Jericho and pinning him. In the fourth match, Cody Rhodes defeated Sin Cara after delivering a Cross Rhodes and getting the three count, thus retaining the NXT Championship.

Following this was a rematch from TLC between Edge and Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship, and Edge retained after pinning Orton following an Impaler DDT, also known as the Edgecution. The last match before the Royal Rumble was between the champion Austin Aries, and the challenger CM Punk. CM Punk managed to defeat Aries for the title after he kicked Aries off the ladder and retrieved the WWE Undisputed Championship. The main event was the traditional Royal Rumble match, with great performances from Alberto Del Rio, Gangrel, Shawn Michaels, Wade Barrett and many more. However, Christian eventually won the Royal Rumble match after knocking Bobby Roode off the apron, and earning himself a WWE, NXT, or World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania.

Results

# Result Stipulation Time
1 The Rock (c) def. Zack Ryder Singles Match for Intercontinental Championship 10:24
2 "New Age Outlaws" Road Dogg & Billy Gunn def. "Too Cool" Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi (c) Tag Team Match for World Tag Team Championship 19:02
3 Kurt Angle (c) def. Jack Swagger & Chris Jericho Triple Threat Match for United States Championship 11:19
4 Cody Rhodes (c) def. Sin Cara Extreme Rules Match for NXT Championship 8:22
5 Edge (c) def. Randy Orton Singles Match for World Heavyweight Championship 5:27
6 CM Punk def. Austin Aries (c) TLC Match for WWE Undisputed Championship 6:03
7 Christian won after last eliminating Bobby Roode 30-Man Royal Rumble Match 39:50
# Entrant Order of Elimination Eliminated by Time (mins:seconds) Eliminations
1 Chris Benoit 1 The Miz 5:05 0
2 Diamond Dallas Page 4 The Miz 8:23 1
3 The Miz 6 Stone Cold 9:17 2
4 Stone Cold 7 Alberto Del Rio 10:19 2
5 Scott Hall 2 Brock Lesnar 4:22 0
6 Kevin Nash 3 Diamond Dallas Page 3:46 0
7 Brock Lesnar 5 Stone Cold 2:29 1
8 Alberto Del Rio 13 Mankind 10:34 3
9 Big Show 8 Ted DiBiase Jr. 3:12 0
10 Ted DiBiase Jr. 11 Alberto Del Rio 5:47 2
11 Samoa Joe 10 Alberto Del Rio 3:32 0
12 Randy Savage 9 Ted DiBiase Jr. 0:20 0
13 Mankind 15 Wade Barrett 6:01 1
14 Triple H 12 Wade Barrett 3:31 0
15 Wade Barrett 17 John Cena 8:15 3
16 Gangrel 19 Sting 10:20 1
17 Antonio Cesaro 14 Gangrel 1:04 0
18 John Cena 18 Tommy Dreamer 6:19 1
19 Kane 16 Wade Barrett 1:17 0
20 Shawn Michaels 24 James Storm 11:42 1
21 Sting 20 The Sandman 8:21 1
22 Tommy Dreamer 21 The Sandman 8:16 1
23 The Sandman 22 Shawn Michaels 6:58 2
24 James Storm 25 Christian 8:28 2
25 Sabu 23 James Storm 2:52 0
26 Hollywood Hulk Hogan 27 Bobby Roode 4:59 0
27 Christian - Winner! 5:11 4
28 Ryback 28 Christian 3:47 0
29 Bobby Roode 29 Christian 3:27 1
30 Rey Mysterio 26 Christian 0:44 0

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