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WWE NEWS: Two more stars enter Royal Rumble, seeds planted for Smackdown's top 2013 feud

Jan 4, 2013 - 9:01:00 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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During Friday's WWE Smackdown episode, Randy Orton and Sheamus were added to the Royal Rumble match at the Rumble PPV on January 27. Orton and Sheamus join John Cena as the first three match entrants.

By the end of the show, seeds were planted for potentially the top Smackdown feud of 2013 between Orton and Sheamus.

In the TV main event, Sheamus was preparing to drop U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro with a Brogue Kick to seal a tag match victory, but his tag partner, Orton, snuck into the ring to drop Cesaro with an RKO. Sheamus then reluctantly pinned Cesaro.

Smackdown concluded with Sheamus and Orton exchanging competitive looks, which could be a familiar picture on Smackdown in 2013 after WWE teased a full-fledged feud between Smackdown's top face stars in 2012.

Current List of Royal Rumble Entrants
(not order of entry)

(1) John Cena
(2) Sheamus
(3) Randy Orton

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