WWE Royal Rumble Results (1/27) – CM Punk vs The Rock, Surprise Returns, Who Wins The Royal Rumble?

Bill Pritchard

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By Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
January 27th 2013

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United States Championship
The Miz vs Antonio Cesaro (c)

Miz goes for a quick rollup before tying up with Cesaro, then he fights out of a side headlock and throws Cesaro into the ropes. Cesaro hits a shoulder block and a goes for a clothesline, but Miz ducks and comes back with an elbow strike for two. Miz hiptosses Cesaro before putting him in a side headlock, then Cesaro gets to the ropes and punches him before applying a headlock of his own. Cesaro connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker when Miz tries to fight back, then he connects with a seated scoop slam before choking Miz on the ropes. Cesaro drops Miz with an uppercut, then he picks him up and connects with a gutwrench slam for a near fall.

Cesaro kicks him in the corner but Miz kicks back, then he runs across the ring but Cesaro catches him in midair and slams him on the mat before kicking him in the head. Cesaro puts Miz in an underhook submission but Miz makes it to his feet, then he breaks the hold and hits the ropes before he hits a neckbreaker/backbreaker combo. Miz slugs it out with Cesaro and sends him into the corner, then he connects with a diving corner clothesline before heading up top. Cesaro ducks a leg lariat but Miz turns and DDT's him for a near fall, then he is slow to his feet and favors his knee. Cesaro tries to roll him up but he get caught putting his feet on the ropes, then Miz chopblocks his knee and sets up for the Figure Four leglock. Cesaro kicks him back and rolls outside, then Miz goes after him but Cesaro throws him into the side of the ring before rolling him in and hitting the Neutralizer for the win.

Winner – Antonio Cesaro

Big Show makes his entrance for his title match while we cut backstage to see Alberto Del Rio, and Ricardo is trying to warn him about tonight's match. Alberto says he already beat that fat jackass once, and he will do it again so Ricardo should not worry. Ricardo points behind Alberto and they show Bret Hart standing there, and Bret says he just wanted to wish Alberto luck in his match tonight. Bret says Alberto is like a Mexican Bret Hart, then he thanks him and Ricardo tells Bret how much of a 'Hitman' fan he's always been. Bret says he has one more thing, then he puts a pair of 'Hitman' glasses on Ricardo and Alberto laughs and says he always thought Bret was a Canadian Alberto Del Rio, too.

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