January 28, 2013 The winner of the 2013 Royal Rumble match is John Cena. The finish came when Cena eliminated Ryback. List of Surprise Entrant Names in the 2013 Royal Rumble Match Complete List of Royal Rumble Match Entrants and Eliminations, Plus Who Eliminated Who? John CenarybackWWEWWE Royal Rumble Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!