John Cena wins Royal Rumble 2013 by last eliminating Ryback. Other contestants in the match include Antonio Cesaro, Bo Dallas, Brodus Clay, Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Godfather, Goldust, Great Khali, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Tensai, The Miz, Titus ONeil, Wade Barrett and Zack Ryder.
"Daniel Bryan wasn't going to win Royal Rumble 2013. He gets tossed out. His fan base would be more upset than him not being in it at all. Just my opinion."
- Kevin Nash defending WWE and their decision
"Somehow that Curt Hawkins sign got a lot of air time tonight. I'm gonna have to buy that guy some beers one day as a thank you."
- Curt Hawkins on seeing his sign at Royal Rumble 2014
"If anybody had their money on Kofi Kingston tongith, they just made a lot of cash. What an upset!"
Curt Hawkins publicly defended Kassius Ohno after the former ROH star was released from the WWE developmental program this week.