Originally written January 05, 2013 on AllWrestlingNews.com:
Previously, The Shield attacked Randy Orton. Tonight, Randy Orton and his voices return to Smackdown. Last week, Big Show punched Ricardo Rodriguez and Booker T could not believe what happened. Ricardo had a shot on Monday, but Alberto Del Rio came to his aid. This week, we are in Richmond, Virginia and your announcers are Josh Mathews and John Layfield. Randy Orton comes to the ring and he is very deliberate in his travails to the ring. Randy says that since tonight is the first Smackdown of 2013, and since it is the in thing to . . . declare your New Year’s Resolution, he will make this short and sweet. Randy says that he wants to be World Champion. Not too long ago, Smackdown was his show. Lately that doesn’t really seem to be the case. There is a way to change that. Randy says that he is officially announcing his entry into the 2013 Royal Rumble. Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring . . . fella. Sheamus apologizes for interrupting. He says that he is not going t...

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