Royal Rumble 2013: Best Performance in Rumble Match

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2013

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This year's edition of the Royal Rumble is in the books, and it was John Cena who came away with the top performance.

Yes, it's stating the obvious, but he deserves the credit for winning. 

On Jan. 27, Cena took on 29 other men and battled his way to the top.

The showcase left everyone thinking the same thing: Cena is ready to take on The Rock. Cena took down Ryback to get the win, and it could set up a potential match with The Rock.

When it got down to the final four men, Cena, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus were the last ones standing. Although Cena came away with the win, he has Ryback to thank. 

Ryback took out Sheamus to get the battle down to two contestants. His performance was impressive as well, but he was unable to get by Cena.

Fans may not have wanted to see Cena win, but now they will get the chance to see if he can keep the momentum going.

Now that he has won the Royal Rumble twice (2008), Cena will move on to face either the WWE champion or the World Heavyweight champion at WrestleMania 29.

It is notable because the WWE put him in the position to move on. He was placed in the event and defeated Ryback, who was a worthy adversary. Ryback had his chance to shock everyone with an upset, but he failed to capitalize on the opportunity.

Cena came in as the clear favorite and didn't disappoint. He did what he was supposed to do and came away as the last man standing.