Sunday, January 27, 2013

WWE Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View 2013 Results

WWE Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View 2013 Results

PHOENIX — On New Year’s Eve, John Cena made a promise to himself and to the WWE Universe: After a disastrous 2012, the Cenation leader vowed to turn things around and make 2013 his year. Tonight, the 10-time WWE Champion took a big step in that direction, outlasting 29 other Superstars to win the Royal Rumble Match and earn a World Title opportunity against the champion of his choosing at WrestleMania 29 on April 7. 

It was only fitting, perhaps, that the road to Cena’s big win began with the very Superstar to whom the Cenation leader made his now-prescient New Year’s toast, as Dolph Ziggler chose to enter the over-the-top-rope challenge at No. 1. But it was the emergence of the No. 2 entrant just 90 seconds later that sent the WWE Universe in Phoenix into a frenzy. When the familiar strands of “Break the Walls Down” blared and the lights went out, Chris Jericho made his shocking return to WWE. 

With the crowd still on its feet and the entire mood of the night suddenly and irrevocably altered, the two Superstars circled each other inside the ring, and a rivalry that came to a head at SummerSlam was quickly renewed.

Jericho and Ziggler furiously traded blows until the ring filled up with other entering Superstars. As Ziggler, Jericho, Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston battled it out, Santino Marella made his way to the ring and looked for a moment to have eliminated everyone else in the ring. But all of the rumblers landed on the apron, not the floor. Despite striking Kofi with The Cobra, Santino would be the first elimination of the night, tossed over the ropes by Rhodes.

When the ring inevitably filled with competitors, Ziggler and Jericho fought as the match dictated, battling whomever stood in their way. Still, they both seemingly drifted back towards one another, always looking to settle their long-standing score.

Like Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio before him, “The Showoff” may have drawn an unlucky number, but with an abundance of talent on his side, Ziggler looked to make the best of a badly dealt hand, despite the fact that he seemingly found himself teetering on the ring apron constantly over the course of the melee.

One of the time-honored traditions that makes the Royal Rumble Match so unique is the guessing game that takes place in living rooms of WWE Universe members all over the world — which past Superstars will make their one-night return to enter the melee?

This year was certainly no different, as a number of beloved Superstars arrived back on the scene.

With his brother Cody still in the ring, Goldust made his return to WWE and made a beeline for his younger sibling. Cody would eventually eliminate Goldust, but the most bizarre Superstar in WWE history did the Rhodes family proud, quickly winning over the crowd. Some returns aren’t as successful, however, as The Godfather arrived to the Royal Rumble Match, just to be dumped out of the ring by Dolph Ziggler in mere seconds.

Entering at No. 11, Sheamus came into the bout like a man on fire, laying waste to the bevy of Superstars gathered in the ring, and tossing both Titus O’Neil and David Otunga over the ropes in quick succession. A year after winning the 2012 Royal Rumble Match en route to one of the greatest years in WWE history, The Celtic Warrior looked to have history repeat itself.

Rey Mysterio also made his return, arriving in the 14-spot and going right to work, using his trademark acrobatic attack to his advantage. And speaking of acrobatic, when Kofi Kingston was tossed over the ropes by The Showoff, he literally landed on the back of Tensai at ringside, his feet never touching the ground.

Then, with “The Wildcat” perched on the Spanish announce table, the high-flying Superstar asked for JBL’s chair, then proceeded to use it like a pogo stick, hopping his way back to the ring apron, and eliminating Darren Young, all in one fell swoop. Kofi’s Royal Rumble Match came to an end moments later, though, courtesy of a Disaster Kick delivered by Cody Rhodes. (THE WWE UNIVERSE REACTS)

Entering at No. 16, Bo Dallas — winner of the NXT eight-man tournament held during the Royal Rumble Fan Fest — made a good showing, turning heads by eliminating Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett and going a long way in making a name for himself in WWE.

But as would soon become clear, the number to remember on this night would be 19.

When John Cena won the 2008 Royal Rumble Match, he did so after entering the fray at No. 30. Cena wouldn’t have such a luxury tonight, however, as the Cenation leader came in at No. 19, and faced a long, difficult road ahead of him. But he wasted no time tonight, immediately going to work eliminating Heath Slater and Cody Rhodes in impressive fashion.

Soon after, Daniel Bryan arrived with a flurry of kicks that brought the competition to its knees. Even so, the ring remained stacked with Superstars when Bryan’s tag team partner, Kane, entered the battle minutes later. They may have proven to be a cohesive unit in their title defense, but when it came time to compete in the over-the-top challenge, Team Hell No was anything but.

After Kane eliminated The Great Khali, Bryan dumped Kane over the ropes, shocking The Big Red Monster. United States Champion Antonio Cesaro then knocked Bryan out of the ring, and directly into Kane’s arms. The choice then became a simple matter of yes or no. Yes, Kane could toss his partner back into the ring, or no, The Big Red Monster could dump Bryan onto the ringside floor. Kane chose no, and Bryan was eliminated.

Randy Orton, entering at 26, made his presence felt right away, once again proving why he is WWE’s Apex Predator. Soon after, the Royal Rumble Match card was finalized when the monstrous Ryback arrived and cleaned house, eliminating Damien Sandow, the newly returned Sin Cara and The Miz before Jericho hit the Codebreaker and put an abrupt halt to Ryback’s destruction.

Usually, the focus of any Royal Rumble Match centers around the final four competitors left inside the ring. But on this night, when the herd was thinned out, there were six Superstars in the spotlight. John Cena found himself surrounded by a bevy of all-star talent, as Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Randy Orton and Ryback all remained. The action reached a fever pitch, though, as the epic battle sprinted toward its conclusion.

Dolph Ziggler finally eliminated his nemesis Jericho and The Showoff approached the 50-minute mark. Orton then hit a flurry of RKOs before planting Ryback with devastating DDT. With Orton the only man still standing, The Viper looked to strike, but Ryback turned the tables and tossed Orton to the floor. A Brogue Kick to Ziggler on the apron finally sent The Showoff crashing to the floor and out of the Royal Rumble Match, leaving Cena, Sheamus and the still-fresh Ryback.

As the titanic trio stared each other down, Cena and Sheamus ganged up on Ryback before unloading on each other. But when Ryback popped back up, a ring-shaking clothesline put Cena flat on his back. Sheamus was able to halt Ryback’s forward progress, drilling the beastly Superstar with White Noise.

With both Cena and Ryback down, Sheamus called for the Brogue Kick, but Ryback caught The Celtic Warrior in the corner and heaved him over the top rope and to the floor.

And so the 2013 Royal Rumble Match came down to John Cena and Ryback.

With a trip to WrestleMania 29 and a chance at a World Title at stake, Cena and Ryback engaged in a brutal back and forth that left US Airways Arena breathless. Cena locked Ryback in the STF in an attempt to wear down his monstrous opponent, and it worked, as Ryback went limp on the canvas. Ryback didn’t stay down for long, though, and he quickly made an attempt to take back control of the match.

Cena found a way to turn the tables again, sliding out of Ryback’s clutches and forcing the scary-strong Superstar over the ropes and to the floor, leaving the Cenation leader alone inside the ring, overcoming 29 others in a truly unforgettable bout.

On a night that saw The Rock claim the WWE Championship and Alberto Del Rio retain his World Title, Cena’s monumental victory is the second such of his storied career, and more importantly, it has earned him a chance to challenge for the title of his choosing on The Grandest Stage of Them All. So will a New Year’s Eve prophecy be fulfilled? Will 2013 be the year of John Cena?

That remains to be seen, but one thing is crystal-clear: On The Road to WrestleMania, John Cena is in the driver’s seat.

Thanks for stopping by our Blog, CeNation! 
Follow us on Twitter: @TheJohnCenaBlog


  1. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against
    hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've
    worked hard on. Any suggestions?

    Also visit my web site :: garcinia cambogia youtube

  2. Hello i am kavіn, іtѕ my firѕt time to сommenting аnywhere, whеn i rеad thіs pieсe of writing i thοught і could аlsο create comment due to thіs bгіlliant piece of writing.

    Мy homepage: liquid hcg diet

  3. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite reason
    seemed to be on the web the easiest thing to be
    aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they just
    do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also
    defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a
    signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

    My blog post :: whitening process

  4. Howdy I am so excited I found your web site, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just
    like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don't have time to look over it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.

    My web site ... raspberry ketones african mango saffron extract weight loss supplements

  5. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really
    nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later. All the best

    Take a look at my web-site :: green coffee 100% pure

  6. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're using? I'm planning to start my own blog in the
    near future but I'm having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique.
    P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    Here is my homepage: teeth become

  7. Hi! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a look at my blog: unroasted coffee beans

  8. I think that what you said made a bunch of sense. However, consider this,
    suppose you typed a catchier title? I ain't saying your content isn't solid, however what if you added
    something that grabbed people's attention? I mean "WWE Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View 2013 Results" is a little boring. You might look at Yahoo's front page and watch how they write article titles to grab viewers to click.
    You might add a related video or a related picture or
    two to get people interested about everything've written. Just my opinion, it might bring your posts a little livelier.

    Here is my site: raspberry ketones african mango saffron extract weight loss supplements

  9. I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get setup? I'm
    assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I'm not very internet smart so I'm not 100% positive.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Visit my weblog: garcinia cambogia

  10. Hmm it lookѕ liκe your blog ate my first
    comment (іt ωas eхtгemely long) so
    I guess Ι'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thοroughly enjoying yοur blog.
    І tοο am an aspiring blog bloggeг but Ι'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips for first-time blog writers? I'd certainlу
    appreciate it.

    Look intο mу wеbpage; green coffee bean extract

  11. Valuable іnfo. Luсky me I dіscoveгed your webѕite aсcidеntallу,
    and I am stunnеd whу this acciԁent ԁіdn't happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

    My blog post green coffee extract capsules

  12. Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll
    just book mark this site.

    my weblog ... psn Code generator

  13. At thiѕ time I am going to do mу breаkfaѕt,
    after hаving my breakfast coming аgain to reaԁ furthег neωѕ.

    My webpage ::

  14. Ηi! I know this is κind of off topіс but I was ωondеrіng whiсh blog
    platfогm аre yοu using for this website?

    I'm getting tired of Wordpress because I've had рroblems with hackers and I'm looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    Also visit my page light up hoodie uk

  15. Ηі there, juѕt becamе aωare of your blog thrοugh Goοgle, and found that it is really іnformаtive.
    I'm going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    My blog post - pure raspberry ketones 500

  16. Hi there, this weekend is pleasant for me, since this moment i am reading this fantastic educational post here at my home.

    Also visit my webpage: Code Psn Gratuit (Www.Youtube.Com)

  17. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your
    next write ups thank you once again.

    Look into my web-site: pure raspberry ketones