Although there were some unpredictable moments, this year’s Royal Rumble was all too obvious. John Cena won the Rumble match after it came down to just him and Ryback, and The Rock took home the WWE Championship from CM Punk after the match was restarted due to The Shield interfering. The under card saw Alberto Del Rio retain the World title and Team Hell retain the tag belts.
The Rumble match itself had its surprises. Chris Jericho made his shock return and lasted well over 30 minutes before being eliminated by Dolph Ziggler, and old favorites like Goldust and The Godfather made appearances. But fans who expected the company to take some risks may be disappointed.
- Pre-Show: US Champion Antonio Cesaro def. The Miz.
- Last Man Standing: World Champion Alberto Del Rio def. The Big Show.
- Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No def. Team Rhodes Scholars.
- John Cena wins the Royal Rumble match.
- The Rock def. WWE Champion CM Punk.
Welcome to the first pay-per-view of 2013, the historic Royal Rumble, where one superstar can achieve greatness by winning himself a shot at the World Heavyweight or WWE Championships at this year’s Wrestlemania. Elsewhere, Big Show invokes his rematch clause for Alberto Del Rio’s World Heavyweight title in a second Last Man Standing match after Del Rio embarrassed Big Show by trapping him underneath the announcer’s desk on Smackdown! to win the belt. Team Hell No continue their tag title reign with a defence against another strong team in Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. And can The Rock do the unthinkable and become WWE champion again by ending CM Punk’s long and controversial reign? In the pre-show segment of tonight’s show, Antonio Cesaro successfully defended his United States championship against a revitalised Miz. Commentary tonight comes from the usual suspects of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and John Bradshaw Layfield.
Pre-Show: US Champion Antonio Cesaro def. The Miz:
The Champ started off strong, using his power against the Awesome One. A big tilt-and-whirl and an equally impressive back-breaker put the European star in the driver’s seat, but with the fans on his side The Miz battled back with his own offense.
After missing a top rope move, The Miz seemed to hurt his leg, but he hobbled on regardless. Playing possum on the outside Cesaro led The Miz in to his trap and launched him in to the ring post, before rolling him back in for a Neutralizing victory!
Last Man Standing: World Champion Alberto Del Rio def. The Big Show:
Straight into it then with Show vs. Del Rio. Show is doubtless angry after losing the title to Del Rio three weeks ago, and the subsequent humiliations since then. After Show returned the favour by burying Del Rio under the announcer’s desk last week, it’s all to play for. Backstage, Del Rio and Ricardo have an encounter with Bret Hart, who more than likely will end up in the Rumble later, going on WWE’s fondness of sticking legends into the match. Nice Hart style intro from Ricardo Rodriguez, who now has a pair of Hart’s wraparound shades on. No flash car from Del Rio tonight, perhaps he couldn’t source one from anywhere in Phoenix…Show gets to work quickly, landing a horrible sounding chop on Del Rio before the Mexican fights back but gets slammed heavily for his troubles. Del Rio tries to get into the match, but can’t get established, but does manage to floor the giant with a dropkick to the knee and then hitting some kicks to the head. Show goes for a massive powerbomb, but Del Rio reverses it impressively into a hurricanrana, before going up top and landing an aeriel move that keeps Show down, but not for the ten. Del Rio takes the chance to go to work on Show’s arm, but gets caught while attempting the Cross Armbreaker and slammed to the mat again. On six, Del Rio crawls out the ring and regains his feet, but the challenger is in hot pursuit, again hitting a massive chop to the chest. Show seems quite relaxed as he saunters around outside the ring, and selects a steel chair at his leisure. As he’s about to be attacked with it, Show gets a dropkick to the midriff, and Del Rio begins a rout on the giant with the edge of the steel chair. Show won’t stay down, however, and Del Rio goes again to the top rope, but is caught in a chokeslam and driven into the mat. Del Rio hauls himself to his feet on nine, then falls out the ring again to the outside. Show advances slowly, and argues with the referee that he hadn’t begun counting Del Rio out again. Show dumps Del Rio on his back on the mats outside the ring, and Del Rio again answers the referee’s count on seven. The microphones on the rampway catch a small child urging Big Show to ‘finish him off!’ Del Rio hits a couple of low blows, leaving Show pole-axed on the rampway. Show rises on nine, using the barrier to get to his feet. Show and Del Rio are up near the entrance way now, with Del Rio sent crashing into the stage decoration twice. Show tries a big kick but misses, and grabs a light tube from the stage area and cracks it over Del Rio’s back, but doesn’t break it. One thing that may well break is a wooden table which Show sets up with the intention of planting the champion through it. Show climbs up the stage decoration, hoisting Del Rio up onto it also. Both men are fighting on the rigging, before Del Rio is hauled off it and through the table, taking a nasty bump to his shoulder. Del Rio manages to stand however, causing a rueful expression to appear on Show’s face, who now has to climb down the rigging to carry on with the match. Still on the entrance way, Show pushes Del Rio to the ring apron, allowing himself to get to his feet again. Show rolls him inside the ring, but the end certainly looks near – especially as Show signals for the Knockout Punch, but Del Rio rolls from the ring to avoid him. Show follows, grabbing the ring steps as he goes. Del Rio avoids Show again as he hurls the ring steps at him, and instead goes after Ricardo, who he throws into the security barrier. Show tries to charge Del Rio, who is resting against the barrier, but moves at the last minute and Show goes crashing through it, with Show only just getting to his feet in time. Del Rio rains down chair shots on Show’s back, before taking the ring steps and laying Show’s arm on it and battering it with the chair again, leaving Show shouting in pain. Del Rio blasts Show with a fire extinguisher, sending him retreating to the ring again. Del Rio brings a chair into the ring, before slapping on the Cross Armbreaker, and Ricardo grabs Show’s legs and duct tapes his feet to the bottom ring rope, preventing him from getting up. Del Rio leads the count as Show tries to undo the tape and free himself, but he can’t do it in time – the referee counts to ten, and Del Rio retains the championship!
Nice win there for Del Rio, in a similar move to when John Cena beat Batista in a Last Man Standing bout – although back then I believe he tied Batista to the ring rope, but still…it seems taping or tying someone to an item of furniture is now the way to beat men who may be bigger than yourself. Backstage, Matt Striker has Dolph Ziggler ready for an interview, where he reveals that he’s chosen number one as his entrance position for the Rumble match (he’d been made to choose either number one or two by Vickie Guerrero). AJ Lee tells Striker to get lost, and Big E Langston takes over the interview, asking Dolph how he’ll feel when he wins the Rumble. My wife remarks that the spiky shiny jacket Ziggler is wearing makes him look like ‘a bad dinosaur’ – classic.
Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No def. Team Rhodes Scholars:
It looks like Rhodes and Bryan to kick us off here, with Bryan’s beard now seemingly occupying its own postcode. Nice technical opening from Bryan, who takes Rhodes down with some nice submission offence. Kane is tagged in, and lands some heavy moves before Rhodes makes the tag for Sandow to come in. He is double-teamed by the tag champions, and then gets a barrage of kicks from Bryan for his troubles, before Kane comes in again. Sandow is getting taken apart here, and Rhodes joins Sandow in being thrown from the ring, before Bryan leaps on both men through the ropes. Bryan is then sent from the ring after Rhodes pulls the middle rope down, and is rammed into the ring apron before being double teamed by the challengers. Rhodes forces Bryan into a single leg Boston Crab, but Bryan reverses into a roll up pin, where he gets a two count. Sandow is tagged in, who tries to pin Bryan twice after his Elbow of Distain. Rhodes is tagged in again, but Bryan fights back, and really needs to make a tag to Kane. Sandow is tagged in by Rhodes first, and Bryan is pulled back into the challenger’s corner. Rhodes hoists Bryan into the air, but Bryan is able to reverse again into a DDT. Kane does get in, and tries to Chokeslam Sandow, but lands a big boot instead and some clotheslines to the corner, before hitting a Sidewalk Slam for a two-count. Kane climbs to the top rope, but Sandow is up, but gets pushed off the turnbuckle himself. Kane misses his top rope offence, and Sandow hits a nice swinging neckbreaker. Kane tries for a double chokeslam on Team Rhodes Scholars, but gets a double suplex. Bryan tags himself in, and locks in the No Lock on Sandow as Kane dispatches Rhodes with a Chokeslam. Sandow taps out to the No Lock and the champions are able to retain the championships!
Team Hell No are celebrating backstage, where Vickie Guerrero collars them and gives out their entrance numbers in the Rumble. Kane chuckles and tells Bryan his number is “interesting”. Kane refuses to tell Bryan his entry number, and they argue – who’d have seen that coming?
John Cena wins the Royal Rumble Match:
So, let’s see who can prevail in the Rumble this year and earn their title shot…NO 1 – DOLPH ZIGGLER – we knew Dolph had picked this number, and enters first, snogging AJ Lee’s face off, ready to show us how great he is and win the Rumble from the very start! Dolph tells us all that he belongs in the spotlight, and that he will be the last man remaining after the Rumble. That means he’ll be chucked out after about two minutes then. He’s joined by NO 2 – CHRIS JERICHO!!
Wow, a return to the WWE from the Fozzy frontman, whose band obviously has some downtime at the moment, allowing him to take part! He gets a massive reaction, and it seems the crowd forgives him for treating them like complete idiots the last time he made a comeback to WWE! Ziggler looks a little crestfallen at Y2J’s appearance, and doubting himself that he can win this thing. Jericho was of course, one of the final two in last year’s Rumble, so can he go one better and win it in 2013? He sends Ziggler over the top, but Ziggler hangs on to stay in the match! The crowd erupt into a chant of ‘You’ve still got it!’, as the countdown begins to…
NO 3 – CODY RHODES – a change of tights and Rhodes is ready to go, but gets beaten on by Jericho immediately, before the double teaming begins with Ziggler and Rhodes working together. They try to eliminate Jericho but can’t get him over. Jericho hits the Walls of Jericho on Rhodes before Ziggler breaks it up. Another countdown begins, and we have…NO 4 – KOFI KINGSTON! He bounds off the top rope and takes out Rhodes, as Ziggler and Jericho get involved in the other corner. Ziggler is tossed over the top again, this time by Kingston, but hangs on. NO 5 is SANTINO MARELLA, who surely must be able to beat his participation time in the 2009 Rumble. Santino goes on a roll, chucking many men over the ropes, but can’t eliminate any of them. He gets his Cobra glove out, but then eats some big moves and is thrown out almost immediately. Kingston is in trouble as Ziggler and Rhodes work on him, but fights them off. Another entrant – NO 6 – DREW MCINTYRE, enters and squares off with Kingston. It’s quite astonishing how far McIntyre’s star has fallen since he arrived on the scene…Rhodes tries to eliminate Ziggler, as Jericho and Kingston work on McIntyre. Jericho is thrown over the ropes, but manages to pull himself back in. NO 7 – TITUS O’NEIL charges to the ring and begins kicking ass, but is soon set upon by a number of superstars, before fighting his way out of trouble, hitting a big backbreaker on Kingston before flinging himself to the corner. McIntyre is eliminated after a dropkick from Jericho off the ropes. Ziggler, who has gone over the ropes more times than I’ve eaten a sandwich, recovers to clamber back in the ring again. NO 8 – GOLDUST is back in action in the Rumble, wearing a cracking wig! He goes straight for Cody Rhodes, and nearly eliminates him but can’t get the job done. O’Neil is doing a good job of getting Jericho out, but so far failing. NO 9 – DAVID OTUNGA comes next, and seems to be sporting a nice looking black eye. O’Neil floors Goldust, while Otunga has Jericho trapped in the corner of the ring. Goldust and Rhodes try to throw O’Neil out, but he hangs on. NO 10 – HEATH SLATER enters, doubtless to try and do better than his ‘bandmate’ Drew McIntyre. O’Neil and Ziggler try to get rid of Goldust, but Jericho breaks it up. NO 11 – SHEAMUS runs to the ring and takes out a number of opponents – make that every opponent, before beating on O’Neil, and flinging Otunga into him, knocking O’Neil to the floor and out! Otunga suffers the same fate, Brogue Kicked to the outside, making two quick eliminations for Sheamus!
NO 12 is TENSAI, who tries gamely to run to the ring but just looks uncomfortable, like he’s crapped himself. He begins fighting off all comers, and shoves Sheamus into the corner before landing some big shoulder charges. All the competitors team up on Albert – excuse me, Tensai – but then leave him alone. Slater nearly goes out thanks to Sheamus, but he stands his ground. NO 13 – BRODUS CLAY, enters with his dancers, and seems to be taking his time getting in the ring. Jericho and Ziggler are still doing well in the match, considering they’ve been in there about twenty minutes now. Rhodes mocks Goldust, before both men end up on the ring apron, where Goldust is flung into the ring post while standing on the apron and is eliminated! NO 14 – REY MYSTERIO makes his comeback, and goes after Jericho and Ziggler, landing a 619 on Jericho, before a big splash off the top rope on Jericho. Rhodes tries to eliminate the newcomer, but fails. Most people are focusing on Tensai, with Kingston and Sheamus joining forces. NO 15 – DARREN YOUNG enters to assist his Prime Time Players teammate, and his first action is to team up with about seven other superstars to toss Brodus Clay out the ring. Tensai follows shortly afterwards thanks to Kofi Kingston. Kofi is knocked off the apron and has to leap off and onto Tensai’s back, and then sprawls on the announcer’s desk – his feet haven’t touched the floor so he’s still in the match, but he’s going to have to jump a hell of a long way to make the steps or the apron! He gestures for Layfield’s chair, who gives it up willingly, wanting to see what Kofi will do with it. NO 16 – BO DALLAS is the next in, the winner of the NXT battle royal fan access event who earned his appearance by doing so. Meanwhile, Kofi pogos along using Layfield’s commentary chair and makes it back in. Darren Young goes out, and unfortunately, despite his efforts, Kofi is eliminated also. NO 17 – THE GODFATHER is next, another legend who makes his way to ringside accompanied by two of his ho’s! Ziggler is quick to end the party however, dropkicking him over the top rope and to the outside. Undeterred, The Godfather puts his shades and hat back on, and proceeds to wander back up the entrance way, his intro music never having stopped! NO 18 – WADE BARRETT makes his entrance, vowing to win the Rumble as Intercontinental champion. Jericho and Barrett work on Sheamus, but Heath Slater interferes. Rhodes drops Mysterio with a dropkick, but he falls down rather than back over the ropes. NO 19 is JOHN CENA – surely a favourite for this match? A line of superstars stand waiting for his entrance, and he runs into them, being assaulted by practically everyone. Cena fights back, eliminating Slater, and then Rhodes with an Attitude Adjustment! He hoists up Jericho, but Cena is attacked before he can get him over. Bo Dallas has done well so far, and is now working on Cena.
NO 20 – DAMIEN SANDOW replaces Rhodes as the representation for Team Rhodes Scholars, and gets to work on the rookie Bo Dallas. Barrett is taken over the ropes by a hurricanrana off Mysterio, but a big boot eliminates Mysterio! Sheamus attacks Barrett as revenge, and Jericho gets a modified Walls of Jericho on Cena. NO 21 – DANIEL BRYAN gets a decent number, although it’s earlier than his tag partner Kane. He grounds Ziggler and then Barrett with a barrage of kicks, before selecting Jericho as his target for elimination. Sheamus assists, but he hangs on precariously. Another entrant gets ready – NO 22 – ANTONIO CESARO! Fresh from retaining his United States title earlier this evening, he goes after Barrett and then Bryan. Jericho tries to eliminate Sandow now, as Sheamus takes a breather. NO 23 – THE GREAT KHALI is next, and will surely be a target for most people to get over the top rope! He lands some big chops to people’s heads, but I don’t hold out much hope for the big man. Sheamus fends off Cesaro, and John Cena has quietened down a little since his big entrance. NO 24 – KANE makes his appearance, and it will be interesting to see how he and Bryan interact in the Rumble. He throws Ziggler over the top AGAIN, but the Show Off stays in! Bo Dallas is still having a good time of it, if unremarkable, but it’ll be good if he can make a name for himself here. Sandow nearly has Sheamus over the top, but can’t finish him off. NO 25 – ZACK RYDER is next, another one surely making up the numbers, who won’t really do much. He does however take Ziggler out, as Kane dumps Khali to the outside, and Daniel Bryan then eliminates Kane! He gloats about it, and then Cesaro knocks Bryan off the apron – straight into Kane’s arms! The big red monster catches him, but despite Bryan’s protests to put him back in the ring, Kane refuses and dumps his tag partner to the floor.
NO 26 – RANDY ORTON comes next, and clears house with some power-slams. Orton measures Dallas and Ziggler up for a dual DDT off the ring ropes, then hits a definitive RKO on Ryder before tossing him over the top to eliminate him. Ziggler and Jericho now have been involved for over 40mins. NO 27 – JINDER MAHAL is our next competitor, rounding off the 3MB participants. Cesaro tries to eliminate Cena, but the Massachussetts man recovers and turns the tables, dumping the US champ out. Ziggler again escapes from a tricky situation, and we’re nearly ready for another entrant. NO 28 – THE MIZ, fights with Cesaro on the entrance way before even getting into the ring, after their bust up in the US title match that opened the pre-show tonight. He finally makes it to the ring, by the way. NO 29 – SIN CARA, who hasn’t exactly set WWE alight since he came into it, enters in a very good position and assaults Sandow on his way in. Cena is on the brink of going out, but meanwhile the newcomer, Bo Dallas, eliminates Wade Barrett! As the action continues, Wade Barrett charges back down to the ring and pulls Bo Dallas out the ring before nailing him with the Bull Hammer Elbow in a case of sour grapes. The final entrant is…NO 30 – RYBACK, who has to now be the new favourite in the match, entering as the freshest participant. He places Sandow on the ring apron before battering him with a charging move to eliminate him. He lifts Sin Cara clean into the air and tosses him out the ring and onto Sandow. The Miz is next to go, thanks to Ryback, before Jericho nails Ryback with a Codebreaker, before hitting Cena with a Lionsault. Ziggler eliminates Jericho by hitting him with a superkick as he stands on the apron. We’re down to Ziggler, Orton, Ryback, Cena and Sheamus. Orton is thrown into the corner by Ryback, but the big man misses his shoulder charge. He hits RKOs on everyone else, before hitting his off the ropes DDT to Ryback, grounding him also. Ryback clotheslines Orton over the top rope, before Ziggler is sent from the ring by a massive Brogue Kick from Sheamus! Sheamus and Cena team up on Ryback, hitting a double suplex, before they eye each other up. They both go at it, Cena winning the exchange of power moves and setting Sheamus up for his Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Ryback intervenes and clobbers Cena. Ryback hoists Sheamus up for the Shellshocked, but Sheamus reverses it into the White Noise. Ryback waits for Sheamus to charge him with a Brogue Kick, then ducks it and uses the Irishman’s momentum to send him crashing to the outside! It’s down to Ryback and Cena. The crowd seem remarkably behind Ryback, but Cena unleashes with a flurry of punches, before Ryback fights back and runs at him, only to get caught in the STF. The move is not really useful however, as it does nothing to eliminate Ryback from the match apart from wear him down. Ryback seems to be out, and all that is left for Cena is to hoist the big man up and over the ropes, but it’s a big ask. He gets Ryback in a bearhug and puts him on the top rope – Ryback fights back and jumps on him from the top, bashing him headfirst into the mat. Ryback grabs Cena and runs towards the ropes, but Cena slips off and barges Ryback over the rope to win the match!
Work experience boy Josh Matthews tries to interview The Rock, but doesn’t really get a chance as the people’s champ grabs the mic and lets rip about The Shield and the fact that life sucks, that everyone faces adversity and is really getting a bit Hulk Hogan on us. He’ll be telling us to eat our prayers and say our vitamins next. Saying that, he does cut a decent promo.
The Rock def. WWE Champion CM Punk:
Well, we have a match that, while not hyped as much as The Rock vs. Cena, still has the potential to be a classic. As per the pre-match stipulation put in place by Vince McMahon, if The Shield try and interfere in this match, then he will strip Punk of the title. The Rock looks pumped up for the match, whereas Punk appeared more relaxed, and dare I say it, complacent. The match kicks off at a frantic pace, with both men getting stuck in straight away – little technical grappling from the offset here. The Rock slams Punk’s head into the announcer’s desk, before taking the top off it, but Cena recovers to prevent Rock from doing any further damage. Punk repairs the announcer’s desk before going back after The Rock, but Punk is sent crashing into the security barrier. Heyman distracts The Rock, allowing Punk to get the upper hand. Punk then drops Rock with an inverted suplex on the barrier. There comes a debate over who is the more match fit – Rock suffered a triple powerbomb from The Shield last week, but Punk has only fairly recently come back from his knee surgery. Punk now has Rock wrapped up in a leg-based submission move in the middle of the ring, which Rock escapes from. Punk quells the attack with a knee lift, before returning to a submission to wear the challenger down. Punk is now in control of the match having laid Rock out on the mat. Rock needs to pull something from somewhere to get back into the match, but gets dropped on the top ring rope in another inverted suplex, working on the mid-section. Heyman gets another cheapshot in on The Rock, and Punk goes top rope to assault Rock as he lies on the outside. Punk appears to be having trouble with the knee he had surgery on, and is favouring it somewhat. Rock realises this, and begins working on the knee of the champion, before he is sent sprawling through the ropes to buy Punk some time. He then grounds Rock again by diving at him through the ring ropes. Rock is rolled into the ring, and Punk clambers up the ropes, but misses his aerial assault. Rock sees the opening and again gets to work on the knee. Punk tries for his Go To Sleep, but Rock reverses the move into the Sharpshooter, but Punk has a reversal of his own into the Anaconda Vice! Rock doesn’t have any ropes close by to reach for, so will need to fight his way out of this one. Instead he rolls over and pins Punk, forcing the champion to break the hold. He nails a quick DDT on Punk to leave both men out of it on the mat. Rock tries again for the Rock Bottom, but is reversed into a standing Anaconda Vice, which Rock then counters into a Sharpshooter – with Heyman going mad in the corner, willing his charge not to tap out! Punk crawls to the rope and reaches it gratefully, forcing the break by Rock. Punk rolls away out the ring to get some recovery time, but Rock is right back at him, dragging the champion up and flooring him. Once more The Rock takes the top off the Spanish announcer’s desk and removes the monitors – it seems someone will be going through it tonight, whether they like it or not! Rock takes Punk over to the desk, and rams his head into it. He places the champion on the desk, but Punk catches him with a kick to the head. Both men are up and standing on the desk, with Punk signalling for the Go To Sleep! Rock goes for the Rock Bottom, but the table collapses before he can get the move done and both men crash to the floor – Rock appears to have injured his knee in the fall. Rock rolls in the ring to break the count, then goes back to retrieve the champion, where he hits a Rock Bottom finally – on the outside mat. Heyman has his head in his hands, with both men struggling to get back in the ring. Rock goes for a cover, and Punk kicks out at two. Both men get to their feet, with Punk taking Rock by surprise with a big kick to the face. Neither man is moving now, with the referee starting a double count out. Both men are back up, with Rock and Punk exchanging punches and forearms. Rock grounds Punk with a flying clothesline and a spinebuster, then gears up for the People’s Elbow. Then it all goes black, and The Rock appears to be getting attacked! As it was dark, we never saw who it was, but Michael Cole seems adamant it was The Shield. The lights come back on with The Rock laid out on the broken English announcer’s desk, and Punk in the middle of the ring, smirking. The referee hasn’t stopped the match, but then again he wasn’t absolutely sure who did the attack on The Rock. Punk staggers out the ring and hauls The Rock back in the ring, with Punk arguing with Cole that “it had nothing to do with The Shield!” It seems we’re in for a controversial finish to this one, and the referee lands the three count for the win! People are shocked as The Rock loses to Punk!
Punk stomps The Rock out the ring and celebrates, as the commentators argue amongst themselves. Then – Vince McMahon’s music hits and the Chairman makes his way out, looking incredibly pissed off. He tells Punk his celebrations are over, and that if The Shield got involved, he would be stripped of the title. Vince acknowledges that it was dark, but still strips the champion of his title! But before he can continue with his actions, The Rock interjects and says the night isn’t over. Punk looks relieved at this, and The Rock says that Vince won’t take the belt from Punk – HE DOES! He asks for the match to restart, which Vince mulls over, before agreeing to!
The referee rings the bell again, and Punk unleashes a frenzied assault on The Rock in the corner, before the referee pulls him away. Rock gets to his feet, before catching a knee to the chest and a clothesline. Punk goes up top, and tries for an elbow drop, which he hits, but can’t pin him with. Punk signals again for the Go To Sleep, and hauls the challenger up, but Rock is able to land a spinebuster again, before this time hitting the People’s Elbow and pinning the champion for the WWE Champion, ten years after he last held the belt!
So there we have it – The Rock claims his prize after a controversial first ending to the match…Ziggler didn’t cash in his Money in the Bank case as I thought he might – but then again it might have taken the shine off The Rock’s win if the Show Off had interjected. Although it might have been incredibly funny to see him blasted with a Rock Bottom and pinned in ultra-quick time…we’ll see you next time for Elimination Chamber and the next stop on the Road To Wrestlemania.
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