Watch WWE Royal Rumble (2013) Live Stream Online Free will be the twenty-sixth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by WWE. It will take place on January 27, 2013 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be the first WWE pay-per-view of 2013, and will feature the traditional Royal Rumble match.
Royal Rumble features professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that are played out on WWE's television programs. Wrestlers portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension, and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
On July 23, 2012, during Raw 1000, The Rock announced that he will challenge for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Soon after, WWE Champion CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and John Cena each stated that they will face The Rock; later that night, The Rock was attacked and laid out by then-WWE Champion Punk, marking the start of Punk's heel run. On the January 7, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback challenged Punk for the title in Tables, Ladders, and Chair match, which was originally scheduled for the 2012 Tables, Ladders, and Chairs PPV. On December 23, 2012, The Rock tweeted to CM Punk on that he is ready for the Royal Rumble hinting at a CM Punk vs The Rock match.On the January 7 episode of Raw, Punk retained the WWE Championship, defeating Ryback after an interference from The Shield, in a TLC match. Since Punk retained the championship, he will face The Rock at the event. On the January 21 episode of Raw, The Rock was assaulted by The Shield. Following the assault, WWE chairman Vince McMahon would announce that if The Shield interfere in the WWE Championship match, Punk will be stripped of his championship.
On the December 31, 2012 episode of Raw, John Cena announced he will enter the 2013 Royal Rumble match officially making him the first confirmed entrant in the competition and states his desire to be WWE Champion. On the January 4, 2013 episode of Smackdown, Randy Orton and Sheamus both announced they would participate in the Royal Rumble match as well, both wanting to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph Ziggler announced on January 7, 2013 on Raw that Cena entered the match to hide from him, so Ziggler entered himself to stop Cena. That same night, 3MB (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew Mcintyre) announced that they were entering as well. On the January 21st, 2013 edition of Raw, Ziggler would defeat The Miz in a "Beat the Clock" challenge for the fastest time for him to choose his own entry number (wanting to pick #30), but Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero informed Ziggler (who barged in to her office and bragged about having the fastest time) that it would be a choice between the #1 or the #2 entry.
Big Show began a feud with Alberto Del Rio after humiliating Del Rio's personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, sarcastically picking him to fight Show for the World Heavyweight Championship during "Champion's Choice Night" on the New Year's Eve 2012 episode of Raw, leading to a disqualification win for Big Show after Del Rio interfered. On the January 11, 2013 episode of SmackDown, Del Rio defeated Show in a Last Man Standing match for the championship. Three days later on Raw, Show announced that he would invoke his rematch clause at the PPV. The week after, he would make the match a Last Man Standing Match.
No. Match Stipulations
Pre-show The Miz vs. Antonio Cesaro Singles match for the United States Championship
1 CM Punk (c) vs. The Rock Singles match for the WWE Championship. If The Shield interferes in the match, Punk will be stripped of the title.
2 2013 Royal Rumble match Winner receives his choice of a WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXIX
3 Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Big Show Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship
4 Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) (c) vs. The Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes) Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
Officially announced Royal Rumble entrants
As of January 21, 23 of the 30 names have been confirmed for the Royal Rumble match.
John Cena Announced his entry into the Royal Rumble match on the December 31, 2012 episode of Raw.
Randy Orton Announced entries on January 4, 2013 SmackDown.
Dolph Ziggler Announced entries on January 7 Raw
Ziggler must choose either the #1 or #2 slot in the match.
Antonio Cesaro Announced entry on January 11 Smackdown.
Wade Barrett Announced entry on January 14 Raw 20th Anniversary special.
The Miz Announced entry on January 16 Main Event
Ryback Announced entries on January 21 Raw