Following from last night’s Raw event, we now have an idea of the final matches that will be a part of the 2013 Royal Rumble PPV.
Check out the match card so far below:
WWE Title Match:
The Rock vs. CM Punk
Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Title:
Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio
WWE Tag Team Title Match:
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
30-Man Royal Rumble Match:
John Cena, Sheamus, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler (entering 1 or 2), The Miz, Antonio Cesaro, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Michael McGillicutty, Cody Rhodes, Ryback, Damien Sandow
23 Superstars have already been confirmed to be in the actual Royal Rumble match itself. The names confirmed so far are all full-time current wrestlers. This leaves the door open for seven other wrestlers to hopefully make surprise appearances at the event.
Rumors as of late have been that WWE is looking to bring back both MVP and Shelton Benjamin back to work with the mid-carders. It will be cool to see them back in the company. An outside chance is if Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker appear at the Rumble match. It’s more likely that injured stars making their returns such as Mark Henry and Christian will appear. I do know that Chris Jericho is unlikely to come as he’s got a full tour with his band Fozzy until March.
A Divas Title match might be added to the card later. Kaitlyn was originally scheduled to win the title off of Eve at the Royal Rumble PPV. Eve decided it was better for Kaitlyn to win on Raw instead in front of her friends and family in Houston, Texas.