On July 23, 2012, in the course of Uncooked one thousand, The Rock introduced that he will obstacle for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Soon immediately after, WWE Champion CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and John Cena each stated that they will encounter The Rock later on that evening, The Rock was attacked and laid out by then-WWE Champion Punk, marking the begin of Punk's heel runAs of December, CM Punk is nevertheless the WWE Champion. On the January seven, 2013 episode of Raw, Ryback will be demanding Punk for the title in Tables, Ladders, and Chair match, which was at first scheduled for the 2012 Tables, Ladders, and Chairs PPV. On December 23, 2012, The Rock tweeted to CM Punk on that he is prepared for the Royal Rumble hinting at a CM Punk vs The Rock matchOn the January seven episode of Raw, Punk retained the WWE Championship, defeating Ryback immediately after an interference from The Shield, in a TLC match. Considering that Punk retained the championship, he will confront The Rock at the celebration.
On the December 31, 2012 episode of Uncooked, John Cena declared he will enter the 2013 Royal Rumble match officially producing him the first verified entrant in the competitors and states his wish to be WWE Winner On the January four, 2013 episode of Smackdown, Randy Orton and Sheamus the two announced they would take part in the Royal Rumble match as nicely, both seeking to gain the World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph Ziggler introduced on January seven, 2013 that Cena entered the match to hide from him, so Ziggler entered himself to stop Cena. The identical night time, 3MB (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew Mcintyre) declared that they had been moving into as nicely.[
Royal Rumble (2013) will be the 20-sixth once-a-year Royal Rumble expert wrestling shell out-for each-look at event developed by WWE. It will just take spot on January 27, 2013 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be the first WWE spend-for every-see of 2013, and will function the conventional Royal Rumble match.[