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2013 Royal Rumble PPV now posted, link in sig. The 2013 Royal Rumble would be a great place to start if you like the look of my BTB but don't want to read all the way back from Hell In A Cell 2012, a lot of new feuds begin tonight and any pre-existing storylines are explained fully throughout the narrative.
Originally Posted by dgeneration-nexus
dgeneration-nexus presents WWE: The Road To WM30 - Royal Rumble 2013
In what many are calling the most eagerly-anticipated Royal Rumble pay-per-view in recent memory, The Rock looks to end the 434 day WWE Championship reign of CM Punk. CM Punk feels disrespected that "a movie star" is challenging him for the title "he worked so hard to restore", claiming that Rock does not deserve the opportunity. For Rock, this match is the start of his road to WrestleMania, where he wants to achieve the one thing missing from his resume: successfully defend the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. After Rock told Punk he was "not afraid of his pipebombs", Punk took things to a more literal level by attacking Rock with a steel pipe. Rock returned this week, dropping Punk with a Rock Bottom and holding Punk's title high. In a match fans a dubbing "Attitude Era versus Today", will The Rock once again climb to the top of the mountain, or will CM Punk's lengthy reign continue as we begin the road to WrestleMania.
Never has the Royal Rumble match had so many meanings for it's competitors. For last years winner Sheamus it represents the opportunity to make it back-to-back Rumble match wins. For Kane it represents the opportunity to break the record number of eliminations currently held by Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels. For Brock Lesnar, it is an opportunity to hurt 29 other men. And for John Cena, it is a glimmer of hope.
The main rivalry heading into the Rumble match this year is between Cena and Lesnar. For the entirety of 2012, John Cena has been obsessed with getting a rematch with The Rock after his famous loss at WrestleMania 28. Cena's best chance to achieve his goal was to become WWE Champion at TLC, knowing that The Rock had a title shot at the Royal Rumble. But when Cena was just fingertips away from the title, Brock Lesnar made a shock return to cost Cena the title and his dreams for redemption. Lesnar is motivated to hurt as many people as possible, especially Cena. When Cena announced he would enter the Royal Rumble in the hope that The Rock was WWE Champion come WrestleMania, Lesnar also announced he would enter to prevent that from happening. Will John Cena win the Royal Rumble match and earn a possible rematch with The Rock at WrestleMania 29? Will Sheamus make it back-to-back wins? Will Kane break HBK's record? Will Lesnar dominate? Or will a surprise return change the title scene entirely?
World Heavyweight Champion The Big Show has been seemingly invincible since claiming the belt back at Hell In A Cell. Fending off a string of challengers, he has found himself placed in a Triple Threat match against Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble. Knowing he does not have to be pinned to lose his title, Big Show is convinced that SmackDown General Manager Booker T is trying to take the title from him. Making Show's task even harder is the open acknowledgment from Orton and Bryan that they will team up during the match to "slay the giant" before letting the better man win between them. But with such high stakes, will Orton and Bryan be able to work as a team to eliminate a common enemy? Will Show overcome the odds and walk out the Rumble with the title still around his waist? Will Randy Orton become a 10-time World Champion? Or will Daniel Bryan once again defy the odds to lift the gold?
Zack Ryder shocked the world when he became United States Champion last month, but the Intellectual Savior of the Masses Damien Sandow is unimpressed at who is holding the title. Already holding several wins against Ryder, Sandow was awarded a shot at the US Title at the Royal Rumble. Sandow has vowed to "end the idiocy of Zack Ryder once and for all", promising to represent the United States as "a graceful, dignified and humble champion". Sandow is aiming for his first singles title in WWE, will he be successful or will Zack Ryder pull off another shock?
Rey Mysterio took Sin Cara under his wing as his apprentice, and it wasn't long before The Luchadors used their high-flying abilities to become Tag Team Champions. An unfortunate miscommunication between the pair saw them drop the titles to the Prime Time Players, only to reclaim the titles the next week. This infuriated O'Neil and Young, who are cashing in their rematch clause at the Royal Rumble. Can the Prime Time Players shake off the shame of knowing they lost the titles in their first and only defense? Are Mysterio and Sin Cara's communication issues behind them? Who will walk the road to WrestleMania as the Tag Team Champions?
Sunday Night Heat has been resurrected to replace the pay-per-view pre-shows, and it makes it's debut tonight prior to the Rumble going on air. Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon has announced he will appear on the show to address Brock Lesnar attacking both Raw GM Jerry Lawler and SmackDown GM Booker T in the last week. What will Vince have to say, and is he safe when the Beast is on the loose?
Also on Heat, Cody Rhodes challenges Christian in a grudge match. Rhodes debuted a new feature this week called Grooming With Cody, but Christian did not take kindly to Cody's grooming lectures and Speared him! The pair face off on the debut of Sunday Night Heat.
Show to be posted soon, the episodes of Raw and SmackDown leading into this PPV can be viewed via the link in my sig.
WWE Champion: CM Punk (since Survivor Series 2011, def. Alberto Del Rio)
World Heavyweight Champion: Big Show (since Hell In A Cell 2012, def. Sheamus)
Intercontinental Champion: The Miz (since Hell In A Cell 2012, def. Kofi Kingston)
United States Champion: Zack Ryder (since TLC 2012, def. Antonio Cesaro)
Tag Team Champions: Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara (since SmackDown 18th Jan 2013, def. Prime Time Players)
(Non-sanctioned) European Champion: Antonio Cesaro
NXT Champion: Seth Rollins
NXT Tag Team Champions: Brute Force (Mason Ryan & Roman Reigns)
Main Roster (Raw & SmackDown, no brand split)
Alberto Del Rio
Big E Langston
Evan Bourne [injured]
Jack Swagger [inactive]
Mark Henry [injured]
Special Attractions / Part-Time Wrestlers
Stone Cold Steve Austin
NXT / Upcoming Debuts
Michael Cole / Jim Ross (Raw)
JBL / Josh Matthews (SmackDown)
Michael Cole / William Regal (Main Event)
Josh Matthews / Matt Striker (Sunday Night Heat)
AJ Lee (Kane)
Paul Heyman (CM Punk / Brock Lesnar)
Ricardo Rodriguez (Santino)
Vickie Guerrero (Joe Hennig & Ted DiBiase)
Mr McMahon (Chairman)
Triple H (Chief Operating Officer)
Stephanie McMahon (Executive Director)
Jerry Lawler (Raw GM)
Booker T (SmackDown GM)
Teddy Long (Assistant SmackDown GM)
Epico & Primo
International Airstrike (Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd)
Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil & Darren Young)
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara
The Perfect Generation (Joe Hennig & Ted DiBiase)
The Usos (Jimmy & Jay Uso)
The Rock | Undertaker | Triple H | Chris Jericho | Stone Cold
CM Punk | Dean Ambrose | Mark Henry | Daniel Bryan | Dolph Ziggler
Austin Aries | Jeff Hardy | AJ Styles | Bully Ray | Christopher Daniels
Last edited by dgeneration-nexus; 06-21-2013 at 11:46 AM.