[WWE News] Updated ‘Royal Rumble 2013′ Card; Cesaro to Defend U.S. Championship on the Pre-Show

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WWE has announced that Antonio Cesaro will defend his U.S. Championship against The Miz as part of the Royal Rumble pre-show that will air live on YouTube 30 minutes before the PPV. A Cesaro/Miz feud has been brewing for the past few weeks with the final  blow struck on last week’s Raw when Miz trapped Cesaro in the Figure Four at the behest of Ric Flair.

And here’s the rest of the current lineup for this Sunday’s show (a full preview coming this Friday courtesy of yours truly):

  • CM Punk (c) Vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship
  • The 30-man Royal Rumble match
  • Alberto Del Rio (c) Vs. The Big Show in a “Last Man Standing Match” for the World Heavyweight Championship
  • Team Hell No (c) Vs. The Rhodes Scholars for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
  • Antonio Cesaro (c) Vs. The Miz for the WWE U.S. Championship [Pre-Show]

The Royal Rumble takes place live from the U.S. Airways Center in Pheonix, AZ on January 27th.

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