|By Marc Middleton | January 27, 2013 | Comments|
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- Striker is backstage with AJ Lee, Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler says Vickie Guerrero is bitter for making him pick 1 or 2 in the Royal Rumble. Ziggler picks 1 because that's what he is. AJ interrupts Striker and makes him run off or face Langston. Langston takes the mic and talks like a crazy sportscaster, asking Ziggler about the Rumble. Ziggler says he's going to win tonight, cash in later and unify the WWE Title and the World Title at WrestleMania.
- We see a video from Antonio Cesaro taped earlier. Cesaro talks about how he will win the Royal Rumble tonight. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil also talk about winning the match. Randy Orton is up next. He says tonight is his kind of night. Orton says he needs the win and he's going to take it. John Cena is up next. Cena says at the end of the night, everyone will realize the champ is here. Wade Barrett speaks next. He says he will restore credibility to the Rumble tonight. Sheamus says it's time to fight. Ryback is up last. Every 90 seconds a Superstar enters the match and he will just say feed me more.
- We get a look back at the pre-show where Antonio Cesaro retained over The Miz.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring and out first comes Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. The WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan are out next. It will be Rhodes and Bryan starting things out.
Back and forth to start the match. Bryan ends up applying a surfboard submission. Bryan tags Kane in and he dropkicks Rhodes. Kane with a 2 count. Kane takes Rhodes to the corner and works him over. Cody fights back and dropkicks Kane into the corner. Sandow tags in for some double teaming but Kane fights them off. Kane scoop slams Sandow and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Bryan comes back in and hits Sandow with a bunch of kicks as the crowd chants "yes." Kane tags back in and boots Sandow in the head. Sandow blocks a shot but Kane kicks him out of the ring. Cody comes in but Kane sends him to the floor also. Bryan runs the ropes and dives out on both men.
They come back in and Cody helps Sandow send Cody to the floor. Sandow rams Bryan into the apron twice and brings it back in. Sandow stomps away and tags in Rhodes. Cody goes at it with Bryan now. Sandow comes back in and drops an elbow for 2. Sandow with the side Russian leg sweep and then the Elbow of Disdain on Bryan for another 2 count. Sandow with another quick pin attempt. Sandow drops knees and covers again. Cody comes back in and takes Bryan to the corner. Bryan turns it around with a kick to the jaw. Cody tags in Sandow and stops Bryan from tagging. Cody comes right back in for some double teaming. Cody with a submission but Bryan fights out. Kane finally comes in for a chokeslam but Sandow counters. Kane drops Sandow with a big right hand and a clothesline in the corner. Another splash in the corner by Kane. Kane with the sideslam on Sandow for 2.
Kane goes to the top but Sandow cuts him off and they trade shots. Kane sends Sandow to the mat. Kane comes crashing down but Sandow moves and hits a swinging neckbreaker for 2. Rhodes comes in and they block a double chokeslam. They hit a double chokeslam on Kane but didn't see that Bryan tagged himself in. Sandow turns around to a missile dropkick from Bryan. Kane chokeslams Cody. Bryan with the Yes Lock on Sandow now. Sandow taps out to end the match.
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