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Re: Rate Royal Rumble 2013
World Hvt. Championship - Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show - This match was the surprise of the night for me. There were some nice spots, Big Show going through the barricade and Del Rio going through that table when they were clambering about on the set. Del Rio his looking fantastic as a face too. The finish was a disappointment, although this was a recurring theme throughout the entire PPV.
Tag-Team Championship - Hell No vs. Rhodes Scholars - As corny as it has been at times, Team Hell No has had some really good character development and it's always nice to see the mid-card get some attention. The match was solid, it was good seeing Bryan get the win for them too.
The Royal Rumble Match - I loved the build-up Ziggler was getting throughout the night, he's looking like a real major player now and seems comfortable in the role. His mic work has improved ten-fold. Jericho's entry as number 2 was the highlight of the match, the biggest pop we've seen since MITB 2011. Cody Rhodes stood-out in the match again, especially during his back and forth with Goldust.
Unlike the last few years, there seemed an abundance of star power in the match; Cena, Jericho, Sheamus, Orton, Ryback, Ziggler, Kane etc. The ending again was rather anti-climatic, the match itself was fun and entertaining, it's a shame about the winner however.
WWE Championship - CM Punk vs. The Rock - The quality was disappointing, Rocky has really declined in the ring, although its expected in fairness. I thought it was a massive shock when Punk pinned Rock for the three-count. After Vince came out I thought the result would be obvious though. Feel good finish for the fans in attendance and a new champion after 434 days of Punk (which I've thoroughly enjoyed).
Overall - It was a good show with a real big-fight feel throughout the whole event. Definitely one of the better PPV's in recent memory. I think the John Cena/Rock results have left a bad taste in peoples mouths as they don't want a rehash at Wrestlemania. As a stand-alone PPV though I thought it was great. 8/10.