Last night’s WWE Raw featured a Beat the Clock Challenge where the winner would choose his number in the 2013 Royal Rumble match itself this Sunday. Come to find out, Vickie Guerrero tells the winner he can only pick No’s 1 or 2. In addition, Guerrero banned The Rock from the arena only for Rock get in by using a ticket given to him by the San Jose Police Department. After cutting a promo on CM Punk (who was perched in a sky box), Rock was laid out by The Shield. In response, Vince McMahon told Punk and Paul Heyman that if anyone interferes on Punk’s behalf on Sunday, he will be stripped of the WWE Championship. We also saw Daniel Bryan and Kane ‘graduate’ from Anger Management class, even getting Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole to hug.
-Randy Orton defeats United States Champion Antonio Cesaro via pin fall in a non-title Beat the Clock match (11:36).
-Big Show defeats Zack Ryder via pin fall.
-Ryback defeats Heath Slater via pin fall.
-Dolph Ziggler defeats The Miz in a Beat the Clock match after a distraction from Big E Langston (10:56).
-Divas Champion Kaitlyn defeats Alicia Fox via pin fall.
-Sheamus vs. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a Beat the Clock match ends in a no contest when Dolph Ziggler, AJ and Big E Langston distract Sheamus, causing the time to lapse past 10:56.
-Backstage, Dolph Ziggler (the winner of the Beat the Clock Challenge) is infirmed by Vickie Guerrero that he can pick between No’s 1 and 2.
-World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio defeats Tensai via pin fall.
-The show ended with a John Cena promo about how he would win the Royal Rumble. A number of other Rumble participants come out (including Randy Orton, The Miz, Sheamus, Kane, and Daniel Bryan, to name a few) and a brawl ensues to end the show.
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