WWE Royal Rumble: 30-Man Royal Rumble Match
|By Marc Middleton | January 27, 2013 | Comments|
Kane hits Jericho and goes to eliminate Ziggler but he hangs on. Kane with shots for Jericho and Khali. Sheams works on Sandow in the corner. Khali fights Kane and Bryan off. Sandow pushes Sheamus over the ropes but he hangs on. Kane with a headbutt for Cesaro. The next man out is Zack Ryder. Ryder leaps and takes down Ziggler. Bryan eliminates Kane. Kane looks shocked. Cesaro knocks Bryan off the apron into Kane's arms. Bryan wants Kane to take him back to the apron but Kane says no. Kane drops Bryan and Bryan is eliminated. The next man out is Randy Orton to a big pop. Orton takes down Barrett, Sheamus and Ziggler. Then Ryder and Dallas. Orton tosses Dallas but he hangs on. Orton with a double draping DDT for Ziggler and Dallas. Ryder catches a RKO. Ryder is eliminated. Cesaro and Barrett beat Orton down in the corner now. The next man out is Jinder Mahal at 27.
Cesaro works on Cena but he hangs on. Cena turns it around and eliminates Cesaro. Jericho works on Ziggler. Cena catapults Ziggler to the apron but he hangs on. Sheamus with a clothesline for Barrett. The next man out is The Miz. Miz meets Cesaro on the aisle and they brawl. Miz drops Cesaro and heads to the ring. Cole says Miz injured his ankle in the pre-show earlier tonight. Jinder is eliminated. Sin Cara is out at 29. Cara kicks Ziggler in the head and then goes after Jericho and Sandow. Sheamus works on eliminating Cena but he hangs on. Dallas works on eliminating Barrett and gets him. Barrett is eliminated. Ziggler works on Cena. Jericho hangs on. Barrett comes back and pulls Dallas out, eliminating him. Barrett waits for Dallas to get up and hits the Bullhammer elbow on the floor. The last man out at 30 is Ryback.
Ryback comes in and unloads, shoving everyone down. Ryback scoops Sandow and eliminates him. Cara comes with kicks but Ryback just takes them. Cara comes from the top but Ryback shoves him out of the air. Ryback lifts Cara high and throws him out on Sandow. Cara is eliminated. Miz comes from behind on Ryback but Ryback tosses him. Miz is eliminated. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Ryback. Jericho drops Cena and hits the Lionsault. Jericho tosses Sheamus to the apron and dropkicks him. Sheamus hangs on. Jericho with clotheslines for Orton and a Codebreaker to Ziggler. Ziggler superkicks Jericho and he is eliminated. It's down to Ziggler, Sheamus, Orton, Ryback and Cena.
Orton with clotheslines and RKO's for Cena and Ziggler. RKO for Sheamus now. Orton with the second rope DDT to Ryback. Orton goes for RKO on Ryback but Ryback clotheslines him out. Orton is eliminated. Bodies flying everywhere now. Ziggler hangs on but Sheamus hits a big Brogue Kick on the apron and he goes down. Ziggler is eliminated. It's down to Cena, Sheamus and Ryback now. Cena and Sheamus attack Ryback and hit a double suplex. Cena and Sheamus look up at the WrestleMania 29 sign before they start brawling. Cena hits his usual moves and calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Ryback stops it with a massive clothesline on Cena. Ryback goes for Shellshocked on Sheamus but it's blocked. Sheamus with White Noise on Ryback. Sheamus readies for a Brogue on Ryback but it's blocked. Ryback scoops Sheamus up and over the top rope. It's down to Cena and Ryback.
Ryback gets a chant going. Cena starts brawling. Ryback hits a spinebuster and the chant starts up. Ryback readies for a big clothesline but Cena drops him and locks in the STF. Cena keeps the hold locked as the crowd does dueling chants. Ryback looks to have passed out in the hold. Cena rolls him over and tries to pick him up. Cena picks Ryback and sits him on the top rope. Ryback wakes up and fights back with a Thesz Press. Ryback slams Cena's head into the mat. Ryback scoops Cena but Cena slides out. Cena shoves Ryback over the top for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- After the match, Cena's music hits and he celebrates as the pyro goes off. Cena meets with a fan at ringside and then an anti-Cena fan before going back in the ring for one last pose.
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