WWE Royal Rumble 2013
January 27, 2013
US Airways Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Show starts things off with clubbing haymakers to Del Rio. Show slaps Del Rio in the chest. Del Rio responds with haymakers of his own. Show clotheslines Del Rio. Show follows that with a BodySlam. Del Rio SuperKicks Show. Del Rio goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike, but Show counters with an Open Hand Chop. Show HeadButts Del Rio. Show delivers a Leaping Hip Attack. Del Rio dropkicks the right knee of Show. Del Rio is wearing Show down with multiple thrust kicks. Del Rio connects with a Hurricanrana. Del Rio follows that with a Seated Senton.
Del Rio goes for a Cross ArmBreaker, but Show counters with a Reverse FlapJack. Del Rio heads to the outside. Show grabs a steel chair. Del Rio dropkicks Show. Del Rio repeatedly hits Show with the chair. Show drops Del Rio with The ChokeSlam. Del Rio gets back on his feet at the count of nine. Show bodyslams Del Rio on the floor. Del Rio regains momentum with a low blow. Del Rio decks Show with a Leg Lariat. Show whips Del Rio back first across one of the LED Boards. Show hits Del Rio in the back with a Fluorescent Light Tube. Show slaps Del Rio in the chest for the fourth time in this match. Show and Del Rio are trading back and forth shots on the LED Board.
Show ChokeSlams Del Rio through the table. Del Rio somehow avoids the referee’s ten count. Show rolls Del Rio back into the ring. Show sets up for the Knockout Punch. Show throws a steel ring step at Del Rio. Show launches Ricardo Rodriguez back first across the ringside barricade. Del Rio sends Show crashing through the time keepers area. Del Rio fires up with seven chair shots. Del Rio blinds Show with the fire extinguisher. Del Rio locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Rodriguez wraps Show legs with duck tape which allows Del Rio to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio
Second Match: Team Hell No (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars For The WWE Tag Team Championship
Bryan and Rhodes will start things off. Rhodes kicks Bryan in the gut. Rhodes with a clubbing blow to the back of Bryan. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Bryan uses the athleticism to break out of the hold. Bryan dropkicks Rhodes. Bryan applies a side headlock. Rhodes goes for a Leapfrog, but Bryan counters with a SurfBoard Submission Hold. Bryan tags in Kane. Kane with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Kane uppercuts Rhodes. Rhodes dodges a spinning back fist from Kane. Rhodes dropkicks Kane. Rhodes drives Kane back first into the turnbuckles. Rhodes tags in Sandow. Kane bodyslams Sandow. Kane follows that with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Kane tags in Bryan.
Bryan with a Corner Dropkick to Sandow. Bryan delivers a series of buzzsaw kicks. Team Hell No are cutting the ring in half. Sandow uppercuts Kane. Kane responds with a Big Boot. Kane tosses Rhodes out of the ring. Bryan lands a Double Suicide Dive. Bryan rolls Sandow back into the ring. Rhodes lowers the middle rope which sends Bryan tumbling to the outside. Sandow is ramming Bryan’s back into the ring apron. Team Rhodes Scholars are double teaming Bryan in the corner.
Rhodes with a knee lift to Bryan. Rhodes bodyslams Bryan. Rhodes applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Sandow with a Leg Drop for a two count. Sandow connects with The Elbow of Disdain for a two count. Sandow is wearing down Bryan in the center of the ring. Bryan kicks Rhodes in the jaw. Bryan decks Rhodes with a Heel Kick. TRS are now cutting the ring in half. Bryan fights out of the Dominator Position. Bryan drops Rhodes with a DDT. Bryan tags in Kane. Kane goes for a ChokeSlam, but Sandow lands back on his feet.
Kane dishes out a vicious right hand. Kane with a Corner Clothesline to Sandow. Kane follows that with a Side Walk Slam for a two count. Rhodes distracts Kane. Kane sends Sandow crashing to the canvas. Kane misses on the Flying Clothesline. Sandow with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Bryan makes a blind tag. Kane goes for a Double ChokeSlam, but Team Rhodes Scholars counters with a Double Vertical Suplex. Bryan hits Sandow with the Missile Dropkick. Kane ChokeSlams Rhodes. Bryan applies the NO! Lock which forces Sandow to tap out.
Winner: Still WWE Tag Team Champions, Team Hell No via Submission
Third Match: 2013 Royal Rumble Match
1.) Dolph Ziggler eliminated by Sheamus
2.) Chris Jericho eliminated by Dolph Ziggler
3.) Cody Rhodes eliminated by John Cena
4.) Kofi Kingston eliminated by Cody Rhodes
5.) Santino Marella eliminated by Cody Rhodes
6.) Drew McIntyre eliminated by Chris Jericho
7.) Titus O’Neil eliminated by Sheamus
8.) Goldust eliminated by Cody Rhodes
9.) David Otunga eliminated by Sheamus
10.) Heath Slater eliminated by John Cena
11.) Sheamus eliminated by Ryback
12.) Tensai eliminated by Kofi Kingston
13.) Brodus Clay eliminated by Chris Jericho, Heath Slater, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus and Darren Young
14.) Rey Mysterio eliminated by Wade Barrett
15.) Darren Young eliminated by Kofi Kingston
16.) Bo Dallas eliminated by Wade Barrett
17.) The Godfather eliminated by Dolph Ziggler
18.) Wade Barrett eliminated by Bo Dallas
19.) John Cena
20.) Damien Sandow eliminated by Ryback
21.) Daniel Bryan eliminated by Antonio Cesaro & Kane
22.) Antonio Cesaro eliminated by John Cena
23.) The Great Khali eliminated by Team Hell No
24.) Kane eliminated by Daniel Bryan
25.) Zack Ryder eliminated by Randy Orton
26.) Randy Orton eliminated by Ryback
27.) Jinder Mahal eliminated by Sheamus
28.) The Miz eliminated by Ryback
29.) Sin Cara eliminated by Ryback
30.) Ryback eliminated by John Cena
Winner: John Cena
Fourth Match: CM Punk (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. The Rock For The WWE Championship
Punk and Rock engages in rockers punches. Punk repeatedly stomps on Rock’s chest. Rock explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Rock goes for a Rock Bottom, but Punk blocks it. Punk with a back elbow strike to Rock. Rock clotheslines Punk over the top rope. Rock bounces Punk head on the ringside barricade. Rock drops Punk with a straight right hand. Rock clears the spanish announce table. Punk rolls Rock back into the ring. More right hands from Rock. Rock sends Punk back first to the barricade. Heyman attacks Rock behind the referee’s back. Punk clotheslines Rock on the floor.
Punk dumps Rock ribs first on the barricade. Punk delivers multiple Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Punk kicks Rock in the back. Punk applies a Body Scissors Hold. Punk connects with a knee lift for a two count. Punk locks in the Koji Clutch. Rock with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Punk. Punk responds with a Single Leg Dropkick. Punk is wearing Rock down in the corner. Punk with the lateral press for a two count. Heyman delivers another cheap shot from the outside. Punk with a SpringBoard Dropkick that knocks Rock off the ring apron.
Punk lands a Flying Clothesline. Rock is targeting the injured knee of Punk. Punk tosses Rock out of the ring. Punk with a Suicide Dive to Rock. Punk misses on a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rock is putting the boots to Punk. Rock with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Punk fights out of the Rock Bottom. Punk goes for the GTS, but Rock counters with a SharpShooter. Punk transitions into the Anaconda Vice. Rock rolls Punk over for a two count. Rock decks Punk with a DDT. Rock goes for the Rock Bottom, but Punk counters with a rolling crucifix. Rock reapplies The SharpShooter. Punk crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
The Spanish Announce Table collapses. Rock hits The Rock Bottom on the floor. Rock rolls Punk back into the ring. Punk kicks Rock in the hamstring. Punk and Rock are trading back and forth shots. Rock with a Leaping Clothesline to Punk. Rock follows that with a SpineBuster. Rock goes for The People’s Elbow, but The Shield drags Rock out of the ring. The lights went out in the US Airways Center.
The Shield connects with the Cerberus PowerBomb that sends Rock crashing through the english announce table. Punk goes on to score the pinfall for the moment as Vince McMahon comes out to restart the match. Punk with a Running Double Knee Strike to Rock. Punk clotheslines Rock. Punk with The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Punk goes for the GTS, but Rock counters with a SpineBuster. Rock connects with The People’s Elbow to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Champion, The Rock via Pinfall