Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
This Sunday is the Elimination Chamber and we finally know the six men who will have the opportunity to face the World Champion. What is next for the two men who will battle for the World Title? Will Miz try to get any revenge for what Antonio Cesaro did to him on Monday night? Will we hear from the participants in the main event of the Elimination Chamber? Remember that we FIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT!!!
We are in Little Rock, Arkansas and your announcers are Josh Mathews and John Layfield.
We may fight on Friday nights, but we talk first.
Big Show makes his way to the ring and he is dressed to talk. We see what happened last week when Alberto Del Rio decided to go Earl Scheib on Big Show and the tour bus.
Show asks everyone if they thought that was funny. Show says that he hopes that them and Alberto Del Rio are happy because three innocent people suffered his wrath as a result of what happened last Friday. He wants to get straight to the point. Alberto Del Rio has never pinned him. Alberto does not have what it takes to pin him. Alberto Del Rio will never pin him. The rage that he has inside of him, he will unload on Alberto on the pay per view. He will put all of his rage into a ball and he will turn Alberto Del Rio’s fiesta into a siesta.
Chris Jericho’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Jericho reminds Show that he has known him for sixteen years and he knows what Show is feeling right now.
Show tells Chris that if he knows him that well, he should be as far away from him as possible. Show asks Chris if he should be on tour, writing a book, or hosting a giant robot show.
Chris says that he is back in the WWE and he is pumped to be here. He says that every Jerichoholic knows that is the case. Chris says that he can read Show like a book. Show might be angry and he might have some doubt. He knows how dangerous Big Show is because they have been tag champs before.
Chris says that he is a six time World Champion, he has main evented Wrestlemania, and he has been in the most Elimination Chamber Match. When he wins at the Elimination Chamber and when Big Show beats Alberto Del Rio, it will be him against Show at Wrestlemania. If that happens, he will become the new World Champion and it is a fact that Big Show can never eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever forget agayne.
Show reminds Chris that they have been through a lot together. If Chris wins the Elimination Chamber and they face at Wrestlemania, it will be the last Wrestlemania appearance of Chris’ career. He tells Chris to get out of his face or he will hurt Chris so bad that he won’t make it to the pay per view.
Booker T’s music plays before Show can hit Jericho and he says that he sees where it is going and he likes it. We might not see Chris Jericho versus Big Show at Wrestlemania so we have an even number of people in the ring so we are going to have a match between Big Show and Chris Jericho.
Booker wants to know if we can dig it.
Randy Orton is walking in the back and Matt Striker wants to get Randy’s comments about what Mark Henry has done over the last few weeks and how he feels about facing Mark tonight.
Mark Henry enters the hallway and they stare each other down as we go to commercial.
We are back with a Hall of Pain video package.
Match Number One: Mark Henry versus Randy Orton in a These Two Guys are going to be in the Elimination Chamber Match so let’s see what they can do right before the pay per view Match
They lock up and Henry backs Orton into the corner and Henry with a clean break. They lock up again and Henry sends Orton into the corner but he runs into an elbow. Orton with punches to Henry but Henry pushes Orton back into the corner. Orton with a drop toe hold that sends Henry into the turnbuckles and Henry rolls to the floor.
Orton with a clothesline on the floor and then Orton rolls back into the ring and Henry gets back into the ring. Henry with a head butt and he punches Orton and chokes him. The referee warns Henry. Henry with a biel across the ring but he misses a splash. Orton with a drop kick and then he punches Henry in the corner.
Henry sends Orton from the ropes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Henry with a nerve hold on Orton. Henry with a running power slam for a near fall. Henry with a punch to the neck and he returns to the nerve hold. Orton with punches but Henry with a head butt. Henry with an Irish whip but Orton with boots to Henry. Orton side steps Henry and hits a clothesline. Orton with another clothesline to Henry.
Orton avoids a clothesline from Henry but he cannot avoid the second one. Orton escapes the World’s Strongest Slam and he hits a DDT on Henry and gets a near fall. Henry goes to the apron and Orton tries for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat to get ready for the RKO. Henry avoids the RKO and he connects with a body block and Orton falls to the floor.
Henry follows after Orton and Orton tries for another RKO but Henry avoids it. Henry tries for the World’s Strongest Slam but Orton escapes again. Orton hits Henry with a chair and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Mark Henry (by disqualification)
After the match, Orton returns to the ring and he hits Henry in the back with the chair. Orton tries to hit Henry with the chair again but Henry blocks it and he hits the World’s Strongest Slam on Orton.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look back at the end of the match between Randy Orton and Mark Henry and after the match ended when Henry hit the World’s Strongest Slam on Orton.
Mark Henry is walking in the back and he sees Matt Striker. He takes the mic from Matt and he tells Matt to listen. He has been home for nine months and he was frustrated about his return. The Hall of Pain is officially open for business. It has been getting full as of late. They are going to put five Superstars in a steel enclosure with him. He suggests that there be law enforcement, the National Guard, the Army, and the Marines because nobody is stopping his Road to Wrestlemania.
There will also be a six man tag match on Sunday with the Shield facing Ryback, Sheamus, and John Cena.
We have a video package for the six man tag match with a focus on what happened on Monday as well as what led to this match.
Match Number Two: Layla El versus Tamina Snuka
They lock up and Tamina backs Layla into the ropes and Tamina pushes Layla against the ropes. They lock up again and Layla with a waist lock but Tamina with an elbow and knee. Layla with a rollup out of an arm drag for a near fall. Layla with a triple jump cross body for a near fall and then she pulls Tamina down by the hair.
Layla with a butt bump that sends Tamina to the floor followed by a baseball slide. Layla tries for a drop kick off the apron but Tamina pulls the ring skirt and Layla hits the apron. Tamina rolls Layla back into the ring and she kicks Layla and gets a near fall. Tamina with a rear chin lock.
Tamina pulls Layla back to the mat by her hair. Tamina with a reverse chin lock. We see Kaitlyn watching from the back on a monitor. Layla with elbows to get out of the hold but Tamina with a knee and an Irish whip. Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Layla with another near fall. Layla with kicks but she misses an axe kick but she hits a savate kick. Tamina catches Layla and hits a Samoan drop.
Tamina pulls Layla into position for the Superfly Splash and the three count.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
We see footage from the end of Raw when CM Punk reclaimed his WWE Title Belt and gave him the Go To Sleep.
We go to commercial.
We are back and so is the Rock and he makes his way to the ring.
Rock says that he wants to make something perfectly clear to CM Punk. On Monday, Punk ran off with the Rock’s title. That does not make him a champion. He made a trade. He gets to hold the title belt for six days in exchange for an ass kicking that he will regret for the rest of his life.
Rock tells CM Punk that he can hear the people. On Sunday, he will make Punk suffer. He will make him feel like the spoiled little boy he is. Punk loses his toy and he tries to steal it back. He is a spoiled little boy who has Paul Heyman around to give him hugs. Rock tells Punk that he is not a spoiled little boy, he is a man.
It took the Rock ten long years to win the title again, but it will only take one night to make sure that Punk does not touch it again.
Punk appears on the TitanTron with Paul Heyman and the title belt. Punk tells Rock that this is not a belt, it is a championship title. It belongs to the best in the world. He tells Rock not to tell anyone that he stole anything. He says that Rock committed grand larceny at the Royal Rumble. Punk calls Rock a hypocrite and he points out that the Rock’s blood is boiling.
Punk says that he wants Rock to snap and get disqualified because that means that he has won, just like he did at the Royal Rumble. He will let Rock beat himself. The nightmare that the people have been living through will only be a blip on the radar. Punk will continue to be the reigning and defending champion.
Rock tells Punk that he talks a big game about what he is going to do. Punk’s words are worthless. He said that he would stop the Rock at the Royal Rumble, but he didn’t. Rock said that he would be the champion at Royal Rumble, and he did. At the end of the night at the Royal Rumble, Punk got beat even with help from The Shield.
Rock tells Punk to worry about Monday because Punk will realize that he failed and that he couldn’t beat the Rock. Rock tells Punk that he is a spoiled little boy standing in the way of a steamroller of a man. Rock says that he will go on to Wrestlemania as the WWE Champion and everybody knows it.
Rock tells everyone to smell what he is cooking.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Brodus Clay (with the Funkettes) and Tensai versus Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater (with Drew McIntyre)
Slater and Tensai start things off and Slater with his Tommy Solomon dance. Tensai does his own dance but Slater with punches. Slater with a kick and he dances. Tensai with an uppercut and elbow drop. Drew gets on the apron and he distracts Tensai long enough to allow Slater to hit a spin kick.
Mahal tags in and he punches Tensai but Tensai with a knee. Mahal with a high knee for a near fall. Mahal with a reverse chin lock and he tries for a cross body but Tensai catches him and hits a uranage face plant and Clay is tagged in. Clay with clotheslines followed by a Sheeeeplex and he hits it.
Slater tries to interfere but Clay with a head butt to the chest. Clay holds Slater into the corner and Tensai and Clay with splashes into the corner. Tensai with a Baldo Bomb and Clay calls his Mama and gets the three count.
Winners: Tensai and Brodus Clay
After the match, Tensai, Clay, and the Funkettes dance in the ring until . . .
The Shield’s music plays and they make their way to the ring and they go after Tensai and Clay. Rollins and Ambrose send Tensai into the ring steps. Reigns works over Clay and then Ambrose and Rollins join in and they hit the Cerberus Power Bomb on Clay.
Ambrose demands a mic and he says that for one moment, don’t think that it will look any different on Sunday. John Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback you will learn and they will learn the hard way that their actions have consequences. They will be put on trial and they will be sentenced. He tells them to believe in the Shield.
They leave the ring and go back through the crowd.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz has his shoulder taped up after what happened on Monday night and we see footage of the attack.
Match Number Four: Cody Rhodes versus Miz
Miz with a waist lock but Cody goes for the injured shoulder. Miz with a punch. Miz with a hammer lock but Cody with a side head lock. Miz with a back elbow and he favors his injured shoulder. Miz charges into a boot from Cody and Cody goes to the turnbuckles but Miz pulls Cody off the turnbuckles by the leg. Miz tries for the figure four but Cody kicks Miz in the shoulder and then he applies a hammer lock and slams Miz.
Cody with a near fall and then he tries to work on the shoulder but Miz tries to keep Cody away from the injury. Cody with knees to the injured arm and then he kicks Miz in the shoulder. Cody with punches to the arm and he kicks Miz in the chest.
Cody pulls Miz’ arm in the ropes. Miz with a punch but Cody with a punch of his own. Cody with a top wrist lock on Miz. Miz with an arm drag but he uses his injured arm. Miz with clotheslines and then he tries for the Reality Check but Cody avoids the second neck breaker. Cody with a sunset flip but Miz rolls through. Cody avoids a kick and gets a near fall with a rollup.
Cody with an arm wringer. Cody sets for Beautiful Disaster but Miz blocks it and he applies the figure four and Cody taps out.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Zack Ryder versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Coulter)
Ryder with a punch and Swagger takes Ryder down to the mat and he applies a waist lock and sends him into the turnbuckles. Swagger with forearms to the kidneys and then he sends Ryder into the ropes and connects with another forearm to the kidneys. Swagger tries a third time and Ryder knows what is coming so he avoids the forearm. Ryder with a running forearm to Swagger.
Swagger with an Irish whip but Ryder gets his knees up. Swagger pulls Ryder down to the mat. Swagger with knees to the midsection. Swagger with a hard Irish whip. Swagger tries for a biel but Ryder blocks it. Swagger blocks a hip toss. Ryder with a flapjack to Swagger. Ryder with punches and he sets for the Broski Boot but Swagger moves and Ryder gets his leg caught in the ropes.
Swagger sends the leg into the ring post. Ryder limps in the ring and Swagger clips Ryder and hits the Doctor Bomb and applies the ankle lock and Ryder taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
After the match, Zeb joins Jack in the ring and it is story time. Jack introduces his great friend. He is a native and a great American. He is Zeb Coulter.
Zeb says in the Declaration of Independence it says that everyone is created equal, but it is the choices that make you. Are you a great patriot like Jack Swagger and himself? Are you a great American like them? Do your choices resemble this clown who cares more about his hair and tan than the country he lives in.
They refuse to see that this country is broken and they know how to fix it. Jack knows how to fix the problem. It starts right here.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Elimination Chamber video package.
Alberto Del Rio is in the interview area with Matt Striker. Matt reminds Alberto of what Big Show mentioned about Show never pinning him. Alberto asks Ricardo if he is the World Champion and Ricardo says ‘si’. He asks Ricardo if he beat the Big Show twice and Ricardo says ‘si’. Alberto asks Ricardo if he made Show look like a big pumpkin last week and Ricardo says ‘si’. Alberto asks Ricardo if he is going to beat Big Show on Sunday and then go to Wrestlemania as the World Champion and Ricardo says ‘si’.
Match Number Six: Big Show versus Chris Jericho
They lock up and Show puts Jericho in the corner and he misses a punch. Jericho with punches but Show pushes Jericho away. Show with a shoulder tackle and a head butt that sends Jericho through the ropes to the floor. Show chops Jericho against the announce table and then they return to the ring and Jericho with a springboard drop kick and it staggers Show.
Jericho with a baseball slide to knock Show away form the ring. Jericho goes to the floor and Show sends Jericho over the announce table. Show yells at the referee and then he picks up Jericho from behind the announce table. Show rolls Jericho back into the ring.
Show with a head butt to Jericho followed by a chop across the chest. Show with a head butt. Jericho with a chop but Show with a knee and slam. Show pulls Jericho into the corner and he goes to the turnbuckles but Jericho gets up and stops Show. Show runs into boots from Jericho.
Jericho goes up top but Show grabs him by the throat. Jericho goes to the floor and that forces Show’s arm into the ropes. Jericho with kicks to Show but Show with a spear for a near fall. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Jericho by the throat but Jericho with elbows. Show misses a splash into the corner and Jericho goes up top but Jericho is grabbed by the throat and Show choke slams Jericho but Jericho rolls to the floor.
Show goes to the floor and he picks up a lifeless Jericho and tosses him into the ring. Show goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop but Jericho moves. Jericho with a Lionsault for a near fall. Jericho tries for the Codebreaker but Show catches him. Jericho tries for a sunset flip but Show does not go over. Show picks Jericho up by the throat but Jericho with a DDT to counter and he gets a near fall.
Jericho with a drop kick to the head and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but he cannot turn Show over. Show kicks Jericho away. Show with a punch and Jericho is out and Show gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez appear on the stage and we have a stare down between the men in the World Title Match.
We go to credits.