This week’s show is in San Diego, California and your announcers are John Layfield and Josh Mathews.
Alberto Del Rio is waiting outside the building for Big Show to arrive at the arena.
We go inside the arena and we have some people inside the ring. Booker T and Teddy Long are joined by Sheamus, Randy Orton, Great Khali, Daniel Bryan, and Kane. Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee, and Big E Langston are on the floor. Booker welcomes everyone to Smackdown. Booker reminds us that John Cena won the Royal Rumble and John has announced his opponent for Wrestlemania.
That means that someone has to face the World Champion. The five men in the ring have their unique qualities and he says that everyone has been a World Champion before. One of these men will have the chance to be World Champion one more time. All you have to do is win the Elimination Chamber match. There are only six spots in the match . . .
From out of nowhere, Jack Swagger’s music plays and he comes out and he has grown a beard. He says that Booker forgot someone. He left someone out of this gathering of World Champions.
Booker wants to know where Jack has been.
Jack says that he has been living the life of a real American and his eyes have been opened. He has been watching everything and he is very disappointed in the way that WWE is heading. He tells Booker that he wants to be put into the Elimination Chamber match and he’ll do the rest.
Booker tells Jack that he has to earn his spot in the match.
Dolph interrupts Booker’s counting of the contenders and he tells him that he has had enough. He says that he is already Mr. Money in the Bank and he has a guaranteed World Title Match. Dolph says that Booker is suggesting that they participate in the most barbaric match in the WWE, or he can just sit back, do nothing and still have his guaranteed Title match. Dolph says that he will win the World Title, especially if the champ is Alberto Del Rio. He can cash in the briefcase anywhere he wants . . . even Wrestlemania. Dolph tells AJ and Langston that they are out of here.
While Dolph leaves, Booker tells Teddy that Dolph was going to chicken out of the Elimination Chamber match. Booker says that Dolph can chicken out of the chamber but he won’t be able to chicken out of the match tonight against Alberto.
Booker says that they will be in matches tonight. All they have to do is impress him and Teddy and they will decide. It is time to kick things off with a bang.
Daniel Bryan and Kane will face Sin Cara and a former World Champion and San Diego’s own Rey Mysterio.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Daniel Bryan and Kane in a Non Title Match
Rey and Kane start things off and Kane backs Rey into the corner and he Irish whips Rey. Rey with boots to Kane and Kane tries for a side slam but Rey counters with an inverted DDT and a near fall. Kane charges at Rey and Rey drops down and Kane goes to the floor. Rey with a baseball slide and a seated splash off the apron.
Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Cara tags in. They connect with kicks to the chest and back. Kane with a knee and he sends Cara into the turnbuckles. Bryan tags in and kicks Cara. Cara with a handspring back elbow and a head scissors take down. Cara kicks Bryan in the leg and then he hits a double jump arm drag. Rey tags in and Cara tosses Rey over his head for a seated splash onto Bryan for a near fall.
Rey with a kick to the chest. Bryan counters a head scissors with a gutbuster to Mysterio. Kane tags in and he hits an elbow drop on Rey. Kane with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Kane gets a near fall. Kane with an uppercut and Bryan tags back in. Kane sends Bryan into the corner with a drop kick. Bryan gets a near fall. Rey with a kick and head scissors that sends Bryan into the ropes but Bryan escapes the imaginary glue on the ropes that keeps wrestlers on the ropes for the 619 and he goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan works on Cara. Cara with an Irish whip but Bryan with boots. Bryan goes to the turnbuckles and Cara with an enzuigiri. Bryan sends Cara off the turnbuckles and Cara lands on his feet. Bryan with a missile drop kick. Bryan works on the arm and then he takes Cara to the mat for a surfboard. Bryan tags in Kane and Kane with a drop kick to Cara and Kane gets a near fall.
Kane keeps Cara from getting to his corner and Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane puts Cara on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex but Cara punches Kane. Cara with kicks to Kane and he tries for a cross body but Kane catches him. Cara counters with a DDT and both men are down.
Bryan and Rey tag in and Rey with a head scissors take down. Rey is sent to the apron but Rey with a shoulder and he goes up top for the seated splash. Rey knocks Kane off the apron and then he returns to dealing with Bryan. Rey counters a potential power bomb into a rana. Bryan counters with a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and kicks Bryan in the head followed by a near fall.
Rey with a forearm but Bryan with a kick. Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Bryan falls into the ropes. Kane makes the save and he grabs Rey by the throat. Kane kicks Cara but Rey counters the choke slam with a rana that sends Kane to the floor.
Bryan applies the No Lock but Cara makes the save with a drop kick. Cara with a double jump cross body onto Kane on the floor. Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Bryan falls into the ropes one more time. This time Rey is able to hit the 619 and then he hits the dive from the top for the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
After the match, Bryan yells at Kane for costing them the match.
Josh mentions the World Title Match at Royal Rumble and we see highlights. Then we see Big Show get revenge on Monday night.
Alberto is still waiting outside the building. Matt Striker asks Alberto about his match with Dolph Ziggler. Alberto says that he is getting some fresh air and he tells Matt to stay away from him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we relive Raw Karaoke from Monday night.
Match Number Two: Great Khali (with Hornswoggle and Natalya) versus Jinder Mahal (with Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre)
Mahal with forearms to the back but Khali with a punch to Mahal. Khali with a chop to Mahal in the corner. Drew gets on the apron and distracts Khali. Mahal with a drop kick to the knee followed by punches and a front face lock. Khali pushes Mahal away and he connects with a chop to the chest. Mahal walks into a boot and Khali with a clothesline and chop.
Drew gets on the apron again and he turns his attention to Natalya. Khali with a chop to Drew. Slater chases Hornswoggle under the ring and Khali hits the choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Great Khali
After the match, the Oddities 2013 dance in the ring.
Booker and Teddy are in the office and Booker says that Khali looked impressive. Teddy says that this is looking to be a fun and unpredictable show.
Booker says that he was blindsided by the return of Jack Swagger and Teddy tells Booker it was his idea.
Before Booker can tell Teddy something, they are interrupted by the throat clearing of Damien Sandow, who is joined by his BMF Cody Rhodes. Cody says that they have made the difficult decision to decision the Rhodes Scholars and pursue singles competition. Damien says that they will be continue to be best friends.
Damien says that just like the French author Albert Camus, Don’t walk behind me, I may not leave. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Cody and Damien hug and say that they will be best friends.
Booker apologizes for interrupting things. He says that he is looking forward to seeing them in singles action because now Damien can face the man who sent him through a table on Monday, Sheamus. Cody wishes him well.
Booker tells Damien that he went from Rhodes Scholars to road kil. He tells Damien that he is welcome.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at what happened at the end of Raw between Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman, plus a few special guests. We see some WWE.com exclusive footage of Vince being stretchered out with Stephanie following behind him.
Josh asks John what it was like in the arena. John says that it was like witnessing a car crash. It was indescribable.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio is still outside the ring where we pace around the parking lot on Friday nights.
Now it is time to take a look back at the end of the Royal Rumble and John Cena’s announcement about his opponent at Wrestlemania.
Match Number Three: Damien Sandow versus Sheamus
Sandow with a kick and forearms followed by more kicks to Sheamus. Sheamus with a single leg take down and he punches Sandow. Sandow goes to the floor and Sheamus follows with a running double sledge to the back. Sandow gets back into the ring first and he connects with forearms and kicks as well as boots to Sheamus. Sandow sends Sheamus into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders.
Sheamus with a kick and forearm to the back followed by punches. Sandow with a kick and side Russian leg sweep and then Sandow with boots to the chest and a leaping knee drop. Sandow with the Elbow of Disdain and he gets a near fall. Sandow and Sheamus exchange punches and kicks. Sheamus with kicks to Sandow but Sandow with a shoulder to the midsection and then he kicks and punches Sheamus.
Sheamus with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner followed by a running knee lift and two running double sledges. Sheamus gets Sandow up for White Noise but Sandow gets to the apron. Sheamus with the ten forearms across the chest, but in the middle he is interrupted by The Shield’s music.
The Shield comes through the crowd and they surround the ring.
Rollins goes into the ring first and he is given a Brogue Kick. Ambrose and Reigns go after Sheamus. Sheamus is able to hold his own and he sends Reigns to the floor but Ambrose grabs the legs and then the attack continues on Sheamus.
The people chant for Ryback but the Shield get Sheamus up for the Cerberus Power Bomb.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see how Wade Barrett was eliminated from the Royal Rumble and then we see what happened on Monday between Bo Dallas and Wade Barrett.
Match Number Four: Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett
Orton with punches to Barrett but Barrett with an Irish whip. Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline and then he hits a drop kick and Barrett goes to the floor. Barrett returns to the ring and Barrett with a knee and punches. Barrett has a punch blocked and Orton punches back. Barrett with a kick and boot to the head.
Barrett gets a near fall and then he punches Orton in the head. The referee warns Barrett and then Barrett with a neck breaker for a near fall. Barrett chokes Orton in the ropes and then he puts Orton in the ropes and he connects with a series of knees. Barrett with a running boot that sends Orton down on the apron. Barrett gets a near fall.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock to Orton but Orton with a snap mare and two clotheslines. Barrett misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam. Barrett rolls to the apron and Orton sets for the IEDDT but Barrett goes to the floor. Orton with a front face lock but Barrett sends Orton into the ring post. Barrett sets for the Bull Hammer and he misses when Orton moves. Barrett’s elbow hits the ring post.
Orton with an IEDDT and then he looks around and twists into the RKO push ups and he hits the RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Striker is with Wade Barrett in the interview area. Wade tells Matt that he doesn’t have time for him and then he sees Bo Dallas talking to someone and Barrett attacks him from behind. Bo fights back, but Barrett is too much for Bo. Barrett with kicks and punches to Dallas.
Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston versus Jack Swagger
Swagger with a double leg take down into a waist lock and then he takes Kofi down to the mat. Swagger with a front face lock and then he takes Kofi down with an elevated slam. Swagger chokes Kofi in the ropes. Kofi blocks a punch and he punches and kicks Swagger. Swagger with a shoulder tackle.
Kofi with a leaping back elbow but he runs into a boot from Swagger. Swagger with a biel to Kofi and then Swagger stands on Kofi’s chest and then he hits a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger with forearms to the back of the neck and the referee warns Swagger. Kofi with punches but Swagger with a punch that takes care of Kofi.
Swagger with another biel to Kofi and then he chokes Kofi in the ropes. The referee checks on Kofi. Kofi with forearms and elbows followed by punches. Swagger with an Irish whip and Kofi with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Swagger with a lariat to Kofi and then he applies an arm bar. Swagger with an arm drag into an arm bar. Kofi gets to his feet and he punches Swagger but Swagger with knees in the corner. Swagger tries for another biel but Kofi counters with a monkey flip and both men are down.
Kofi with an elbow followed by chops and a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and then he sets for the Boom Drop and he hits it. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Swagger avoids it. Swagger runs into a pendulum kick and Kofi misses a springboard move but he hits a drop kick that sends Swagger to the floor.
Kofi tries for a baseball slide but Swagger moves. Kofi leaps over the ring steps and then he hits a leaping clothesline off the ring steps. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise on the floor but he kicks the announce table.
Swagger rolls Kofi into the ring and Swagger kicks Kofi and applies the ankle lock. Kofi taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Alberto Del Rio is outside and security is trying to tell Alberto to put the pipe down. Alberto speaks in Spanish and it is enough to get them to leave.
Alberto sees a bus arrive and he goes into Special Forces Ninja mode to hide from the bus driver’s view.
Big Show emerges from his bus and he walks towards the building. He sees Del Rio and Del Rio takes a swing but he hits a window. Show tries to get into the car but Del Rio hits another window.
Show gets on top of the car to avoid Del Rio. Del Rio trips Show with the pipe and Show falls onto the car. Del Rio punches Show but Show pushes Del Rio off the car. Show begs for mercy.
Del Rio yells at Show in Spanish. Show runs to a car and he gets into it and drives away.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at CM Punk confronting Rock’s celebration on Raw.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez walk in the back and Alberto tells Ricardo to stay in the back because he is hurt. Ricardo begs Alberto to allow him to go out but Alberto tells Ricardo to stay back and it appears that Alberto wins out.
Match Number Six: Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee and Big E Langston) versus Alberto Del Rio in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Dolph works on the arm but Del Rio reverses and applies an arm bar. Ziggler with a punch and punches to Del Rio. Del Rio with a kick and punch in the corner followed by a slam and then Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault but Del Rio lands on his feet when Dolph moves. Del Rio sends Ziggler into the air and then he kicks Dolph and gets a near fall.
Del Rio charges into the corner but Ziggler moves and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Ziggler with a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler with kicks followed by a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock.
Ziggler with a kick to the chest but Del Rio with a German suplex and both men are down. Del Rio with a kick to the back and then Del Rio signals that he is going up for a moonsault. AJ gets on the apron and Langston trips Del Rio and Del Rio lands awkwardly on the mat. Ziggler gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a baseball slide to Langston and then he hits a flapjack on Ziggler. Langston gets on the apron and he is sent to the back by the referee. Ziggler begs for the referee to reconsider his decision.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler punches Del Rio in the head. Del Rio with kicks to Ziggler but Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler with a drop kick to Del Rio for a near fall. Ziggler goes up top but Del Rio crotches him. Del Rio with a round kick to the side of the head and then Del Rio sets for a superplex and he hits it.
The referee starts his count but they get back to their feet. They exchange punches and kicks until Dolph gets the advantage. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner but Del Rio does not miss with a few clotheslines. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker after Dolph misses a clothesline. Del Rio sets for the super kick and he connects.
Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker and he floats over but Ziggler escapes and hits a Fameasser for a near fall. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Ziggler is sent into the ropes and Del Rio with shots to the back and then Del Rio hits a lungblower while Ziggler is in the ropes. Del Rio gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a kick to Ziggler and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Ziggler gets back to his feet and Ziggler counters Del Rio’s move off the turnbuckles with a drop kick and Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler sets for the Zig Zag but Del Rio escapes and applies the float over into the cross arm breaker and Ziggler taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio celebrates in the ring, but Big Show appears on the TitanTron to rain on his parade. Show tells Alberto that he is back in the building. He says that he is not alone and he has a friend with him.
Show tells Alberto to get back into the ring or he will break Ricardo like a piece of straw. Show tells Alberto if he ever attacks him like that again, he will make sure that Del Rio wishes he did not get up that day. He will hurt Ricardo, he will hurt Alberto, and anyone who gets in his way.
He wants to know who Alberto thinks he is. He asks Alberto if he wants to see his little dog beg. Ricardo begs for mercy and then Show asks Alberto if he should let Ricardo go. Show agrees to let Ricardo go, but he knocks him out instead.
We go to the back where Ricardo is out cold. A referee calls for the medical staff to check on Ricardo. Alberto gets to the back to check on Ricardo. Alberto wants a doctor to get there as we go to credits.