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Royal Rumble (2013) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on January 27, 2013. It was the third event under the Royal Rumble chronology.

BackgroundEdit

The card featured seven matches, that resulted from scripted storylines and had results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands. Storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, and Friday Night SmackDown!.

ResultsEdit

# Match Stipulation
1 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Edge Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship
2 Eve Torres defeated Maryse (c) Singles match for the Divas Championship
3 Randy Orton (c) defeated Batista Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
4 Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger defeated Big Show and Kane (c) Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
5 Matt Hardy (c) defeated Kofi Kingston Singles match for the United States Championship
6 John Cena defeated Christian (c) Singles match for the WWE Championship
7 The Undertaker won by last eliminating John Morrison 30-man Royal Rumble match for a world championship match at WrestleMania III

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Royal Rumble entrances and eliminationsEdit

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw superstar, blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown superstar.

Draw Entrant Brand Order Eliminated by Time Eliminations
1 Ryback Raw 1 Christian 05:40 0
2 Kofi Kingston Raw 12 John Morrison 32:33 0
3 Daniel Bryan SD 2 Christian 04:05 0
4 Sheamus Raw 9 Rey Mysterio 18:55 0
5 Christian SD 28 John Morrison 44:02 5
6 Wade Barrett SD 3 Kane 06:41 0
7 Drew McIntyre SD 4 05:28 0
8 Damien Sandow Raw 5 R-Truth 06:50 0
9 Sin Cara Raw 14 John Morrison 22:22 1
10 Kane SD 11 R-Truth 13:21 3
11 CM Punk Raw 22 The Great Khali 27:16 1
12 R-Truth Raw 10 Kane 09:22 3
13 Dolph Ziggler SD 7 Christian & Rey Mysterio 04:32 0
14 Ted DiBiase SD 8 Christian 03:39 0
15 Brock Lesnar Raw 6 R-Truth 00:13 0
16 Rey Mysterio SD 27 John Morrison 27:15 2
17 Alberto Del Rio Raw The Great Khali 17:52 3
18 Mark Henry SD 21 The Great Khali 16:28 2
19 Big Show SD 13 Mark Henry, Christian, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, Tensai, Sin Cara, Triple H & Justin Gabriel 06:22 0
20 Tensai Raw 15 Alberto Del Rio 06:18 1
21 Justin Gabriel SD 16 Alberto Del Rio 06:15 1
22 Triple H Raw 18 The Great Khali 10:21 1
23 John Morrison SD 29 The Undertaker 24:11 4
24 Zack Ryder SD 17 Mark Henry 03:32 0
25 Cesaro Raw 24 The Great Khali 06:24 0
26 Chris Jericho Raw 26 The Undertaker 07:32 0
27 Cody Rhodes SD 23 The Great Khali 03:19 0
28 The Great Khali Raw 25 The Undertaker 03:45 7
29 The Miz Raw 20 The Great Khali 00:07 0
30 The Undertaker SD Winner 13:15 3