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Miz and Morrison do have a history that dates back all the way to when they were tag-team partners, former friends and then Miz turned on Morrison and then the both of them went on to become singles stars with Miz obviously being the more successful out of the 2 of them with Miz being a former WWE Champion, something Morrison has never done yet is become either WWE or World Heavyweight Champion but now Miz is Intercontinental Champion and has been for over 3 months and counting

But since Morrison is back now, what brand is Morrison a part of, is he a RAW guy or a Smackdown guy?
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Fair enough but I wonder when you will begin the qualifying matches for the Elimination Chamber for RAW? And the Elimination Chamber for Smackdown? Because I am sure you will probably have 2 Chamber matches on the card and if you do, then I assume the Chamber matches will be to determine who will be the new #1 Contenders for the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship respectively with the winners getting their title shots at WrestleMania 29 and if I'm right about that, then I have my predictions as to who will be in the RAW Chamber and who will be in the Smackdown Chamber

For the Smackdown Chamber I see it being Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, Ryback, Sheamus, and Del Rio

For the RAW Chamber I see it being The Miz, John Cena, John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, and or either Big E. Langston or Mark Henry
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Friday Night SmackDown – 1st February 2013




SmackDown begins with a video package focusing on Randy Orton defeating Big Show to retain the World Heavyweight Championship on Raw, only to have Dolph Ziggler cash in on him moments later to take the title. We are then shown a replay of Royal Rumble Chris Jericho daring Dolph to cash in earlier that night, before the voice-over artists asks if Dolph winning the World Title will influence Chris Jericho tonight when he declares which championship he will challenge for tonight.

Live in the arena, pyro shoots and the crowd cheer as the SmackDown music plays to the live audience.

Josh Matthews: “The landscape of the WWE Universe has been drastically changed in the last week, 4 title changes in 2 nights have seen the road to WrestleMania take some unexpected twists! Welcome to Friday night SmackDown with myself Josh Matthews alongside my broadcast colleague John Bradshaw Layfield.”

JBL: “Thank you Josh. I have been looking forward to tonight ever since Raw went off the air on Monday. Chris Jericho makes his decision on what title to challenge for at WrestleMania, Dolph Ziggler kicks off his World Heavyweight Championship reign, a Tag Team Championship match, former WWE Champion CM Punk will be in action... it's going to be a great night!”


Damien Sandow's music hits to boos from the crowd before Sandow appears wearing a suit and holding the United States Championship over his shoulder.

Lillian Garcia: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome your new United States Champion... Damien Sandow!”

Sandow makes his way to the ring sarcastically waving to the crowd, who are still booing him.

Matthews: “Speaking of title changes, one of those was this man taking the United States Championship from Zack Ryder at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.”

JBL: “And I'm delighted that Zack Ryder is no longer disgracing that title, but Sandow's reign has not got off to a great start...”


We are shown a replay from Main Event, where Christian Spears Sandow and pins him in a tag team match.

JBL: “... Zack Ryder is yet to claim his rematch, but Christian has every right to assume he is in the title hunt now he has a victory over the champion.”

Matthews: “You noticed in that replay folks that Sandow was sporting red, white and blue colours. He has vowed to represent the United States with dignity, grace and intelligence. Sandow making his way to the ring to kick things off tonight.”


Sandow enters the ring and snatches the microphone from Garcia.

Sandow: “SILENCE!”

The crowds boos get louder as Sandow continues.

Sandow: “As the champion of the United States of America, I have taken it upon myself to come out here and deliver a State Of The Union Address. And judging by some of the hidious faces I see staring gormlessly back at me this evening, the state of things in this country are worse than I had first estimated.”

More boos for Sandow, who seems oblivious to the heat from the crowd.

Sandow: “But fear not simpletons, as your Champion you can be assured that I will represent you despite your obvious stupidity and clear lack of regard for personal hygiene!”

Zack Ryder's music interrupts and he gets a positive reaction from the crowd as he hits the stage with a mic in his hand.

Ryder: “Are you serious bro? Lack of personal hygiene bro? You're rocking a beard like that and you're going to talk to these people about hygiene bro?”

Sandow: “SILENCE!”

Ryder: “Whatever bro! I just wanted to come out here to tell you that your days as United States Champion are numbered, because once Long Island Iced Z gets back to 100% he is gonna fist pump your face and reclaim my title... WOO WOO WOO... You know it!”


Cheers for Ryder who exits back through the curtain.

Sandow: “How predictable! Zack Ryder comes out here and strings together the few words that he knows how to correctly pronounce before concluding his statement with some of the worst sentence structure work I have ever had the displeasure of hearing. Woo woo woo? I know it? Woop woop woop, you are incorrect sir! Damien Sandow is not lowering himself to your level, I will not be gracing you with a rematch... you're welcome!”

Sandow is booed again by the crowd before Christian's music hits. Christian gets a louder cheer than Ryder got previously, and he makes his way to the ring with a mic in his hand.

Christian: “Oh really? You know Sandow, you've been champion for less than a week and I'm already sick of you. I have some facts that I'd like to present to you, if you have the time.”

Sandow: “As it goes I am a very busy man...”

Christian: “Well I'm going to present them to you anyway. Prior to your becoming United States Champion, I have beaten you. And since you became United States Champion... hell I beat you again! Wednesday night on Main Event I pinned you clean in the middle of this ring...”


Christian enters the ring.

Christian: “... so I just wanted to make it clear to you and all my peeps that in the not too distant future... the United States Championship is going to be mine.”

Sandow laughs at the remark before taking a Spear from Christian, which gets a pop from the crowd. Christian's music hits and the crowd cheers as he takes the United States Championship from a grounded Sandow, holds it high before dropping it back on Sandow.”

Matthews: “Not the championship celebration that Damien Sandow had hoped for here tonight, both Zack Ryder and Christian claiming to be the next United States Champion!”

JBL: “How disrespectful, Damien Sandow is a gentlemen and was assaulted by Christian. Outrageous!”


We transition to ringside with the announcers.

Matthews: “As Christian soaks in the applause of the WWE Universe let's take a moment to look ahead at what we've got to come tonight. The Game Triple H will speak publicly for the first time since returning at the Royal Rumble and hitting Brock Lesnar with a sledgehammer. Plus, new World Heavyweight Champion will be live in the ring as he reflects on the biggest night of his career last Monday night on Raw. We've also a Tag Team Championship match between The Luchadors and Perfect Generation, plus CM Punk will be in action.”

JBL: “I can't wait to see Punk in the ring, he's bound to be in a foul mood after losing the WWE Championship on Sunday, I feel sorry for whoever he steps foot in the ring with.”

Matthews: “Speaking of Punk, we can now head over to our newest member of the broadcast team Renee Young who has Paul Heyman.”


Backstage, Young and Heyman are on camera.

Young: “Thank you Josh, I am joined by Paul Heyman on what is a big night. Not only will Triple H speak about attacking your client at the Royal Rumble last Sunday, but CM Punk returns to the ring.”

Heyman: “Triple H should consider himself lucky that Brock Lesnar is not here tonight, because Brock Lesnar is furious. Making Brock Lesnar angry, making him want to break you in half, you may as well write yourself a suicide note.”

Young: “And what of your other client, CM Punk? What is his frame of mind after losing the WWE Championship to The Rock?”

Heyman: “Well first let me correct you Renee. CM Punk did not lose the WWE Championship, it was stolen from him. His 434 day title reign was stolen from him by The Rock and Mick Foley. But CM Punk knows he is weeks away from a No Disqualification rematch for his title, he knows that that means he can do anything he wants to Dwayne to reclaim the title, and he knows that means he does not have to wait long before once again been the WWE Champion.”

Young: “We are yet to hear who Punk will be facing tonight, can you shed any light on this?”

Heyman: “Yes I can Renee, I have hand-picked an opponent for CM Punk in preparation for his rematch with The Rock. Now if you will excuse me, I'm a busy guy.”


Heyman walks away from the interview and we return live in the ring where Lillian Garcia is stood.

Garcia: “The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Tag Team Championships!”

Vickie Guerrero’s voice is then heard yelling EXCUSE ME and the place erupts in boos. Vickie walks out onto stage with a mic.

Vickie: “I said excuse me! Tonight is yet another historic night in my career. You are moments away from witnessing my newest clients become the WWE Tag Team Championships, a title opportunity I have got them! So please be upstanding and show your appreciation for Joe Hennig, Ted DiBiase… the Perfect Generation!”

Hennig’s music hits to more boos as DiBiase and Hennig walk through the curtain. Vickie leads them to the ring as the announcers discuss the upcoming match.

Matthews: “Vickie Guerrero is correct when she says she got her clients this match, the Tag Champs and indeed the other tag teams will not be happy at how Perfect Generation got themselves in a Tag Title situation.”

JBL: “But that’s why you pay a manager the calibre of Vickie Guerrero, to manipulate people like Teddy Long into getting you title shots. Perfect Generation are the most up-and-coming team we have seen here for a long time and that’s down to Guerrero, they could well capture the titles here tonight!”

Matthews: “I just disagree with the idea that a singles victory qualifies your team for a shot at the Tag Titles. We have teams like The Usos who have been here five years and never been champions…”

JBL: “… Vickie Guerrero isn’t worried about fair or about the damn Usos, she’s looking out for her clients and is doing a wonderful job! Where were DiBiase and Hennig a few months ago? Nowhere! Vickie Guerrero has rescued their careers.”

Matthews: “I’m not disputing that, I just don’t like how she’s doing it.”

JBL: “She’s a Guerrero by name and by nature, she lies and cheats and steals!”


Rey Mysterio’s music hits to cheers from the crowd. Pyro shoots and The Luchadors make their way to the ring in matching white attire.

Garcia: “Making their way to the ring, they are the WWE Tag Team Champions… Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara!”

Matthews: “Rey and Sin Cara have had well-documented communication issues of late, including last Wednesday on Main Event. Mysterio looked to have a win over The Miz in the bag before Sin Cara got involved and caused the disqualification.”

JBL: “Miscommunication has cost them the titles once before, could it happen again here tonight?”


The Luchadors hit the ring and the bell rings to start the match. The action barely gets going when the crowd boo; the Prime Time Players storm the ring and begin to beat down all four men.

Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs Perfect Generation ends in a No Contest


Perfect Generation bail the ring and retreat up the ramp with Vickie, leaving Titus and Young to continue the beat down on Mysterio and Sin Cara.

Matthews: “What the hell are the Prime Time Players doing here!?”

JBL: “The Players lost the titles to Rey and Sin Cara a number of weeks ago, they clearly still feel like there is unfinished business!”


The crowd boo as Titus and Young hit dual finishers to the Luchadors. Titus demands the Tag Titles be handed to them at ringside. Titus yells “these belong to us!” in the face of Sin Cara before throwing the titles back outside the ring and delivering more blows to the fallen champs. The crowd boo and the Prime Time Players music hits. We transition to ringside with the camera on the announcers.

Matthews: “Well folks we have started off SmackDown with a bang tonight but there is still plenty coming up. Still to come we have former friends facing off as John Morrison takes on Intercontinental Champion The Miz in non-title action, plus the return of Triple H as he addresses Brock Lesnar’s attack on his father-in-law at the Royal Rumble. But up next, we will re-visit the exciting climax to Monday Night Raw as we crowned a new World Heavyweight Champion!”

SmackDown fades to commercials.

SmackDown returns with a graphic on screen showing Cody Rhodes and Goldust; the Rhodes brothers go one-on-one in a return match next Monday on Raw.

Live in the arena, Heath Slater is making his entrance. We are shown a replay of the events from Wednesday night's episode of Main Event, where Drew McIntyre turned babyface by dropping Slater with a FutureShock DDT. Back live, Slater's music stops and he cuts a promo in the ring.

Slater: “I know why you're booing guys, but it's okay! You don't have to worry, just because 3MB have split up that doesn't mean I will stop been the One Man Rock Band. I always was the stand-out performer in 3MB, Drew McIntyre can't even lace my boots baby!”

The crowd boo loudly.

Slater: “Drew got a lucky shot in on me on Main Event. He won't be so lucky tonight.”

Drew McIntyre's Broken Dreams music hits to cheers from the crowd. Drew appears on stage wearing his old attire of Black trunks with blue crosses and makes his way to the ring.

Matthews: “Drew McIntyre is a former Intercontinental Champion whose career seemed to have stalled here in WWE. He joined forces with Heath Slater to try and get noticed by WWE management, but has now set his sites on knocking off Slater and making it once again as a singles star.”

JBL: “And quite right too! Heath Slater is a dork, I enjoyed it a lot when I Clotheslined him out of his boots on Raw 1000 and I hope Drew McIntyre can do the same tonight.”

Matthews: “As I was saying Drew is not a man to take lightly, he is a former Intercontinental Champion and was once crowned “The Chosen One” by Vince McMahon who thought he may be the future of our industry.”

JBL: “And he still could be, but he has to get off to a good start here tonight by showing the WWE Universe that he means business.”


The bell rings and Slater plays air guitar, mocking Drew. McIntyre reacts with a big takedown and begins to rain right hands down on Slater. The crowd cheer loudly as Drew picks up the offence, delivering a suplex and a powerslam to Slater. Drew follows up with a Big Foot before signalling for the FutureShock. Drew scoops up a lifeless Slater and delivers an emphatic FutureShock DDT to score a quick win.

Drew McIntyre def. Heath Slater


JBL: “Dominant, that is exactly what Drew McIntyre needs to be doing to get noticed around here.”

The crowd cheer as McIntyre's music hits. He celebrates in the ring before heading to the outside and high-fiving members of the audience.

Matthews: “Drew said on Main Event he wanted to be the Chosen One again, but this time chosen by the WWE Universe. He is off to a great start here tonight, exciting times ahead for Drew McIntyre.”

We transition backstage where Renee Young is once again in the interview area.

Young: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome my guest at this time... the 2013 Royal Rumble match winner... Y2J, Chris Jericho!”

Jericho walks into shot wearing jeans, a Fozzy tee and a leather jacket.

Young: “Chris the WWE Universe says you are the reason Dolph Ziggler cashed in Money In The Bank on Monday Night. You challenged Dolph to cash in the briefcase before WrestleMania so you could challenge him in a rematch from SummerSlam. Dolph has come good on his side of the deal, can you confirm that you will be challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29?”

Jericho: “I will officially declare my intentions in the middle of that ring tonight Renee. I have a difficult choice to make. On one hand I can challenge The Rock or CM Punk for the WWE Championship, both men I have had great matches with in the past. Or I can challenge for the World Title and take on the man that got me fired after SummerSlam in Dolph Ziggler. Whichever man I target, I promise you that they will never... ever be the same again.”


We return to ringside with the announcers.

Matthews: “So Chris Jericho will declare tonight which championship he intends to challenge for. Let's take you back to Monday Night and show you how Dolph Ziggler became World Heavyweight Champion, ending Randy Orton's 10th World Title reign less than 24 hours after it began.

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Show pulls Orton to his feet and again backs him into the corner before delivering more chops. Show whips Orton into the opposite corner and attempts a running splash, but Orton avoids contact and dropkicks the knee of Show to take him the down. The crowd cheer as Orton begins to methodically work over the limbs of the grounded Show. Orton then begins to hear voices and signals for the RKO as Show groggily gets back to his feet. Orton attempts the RKO, but Show pushes him into the ropes and scores a big Chokeslam on the rebound. Show makes the cover as the crowd boo. 1… 2… Orton kicks out! The crowd goes wild as Show sells disbelief.

Cole: “I can’t believe what I’m seeing, Orton powers out of the Chokeslam, Show thought he had the match won!”

An angry Show protests with the referee before signalling for the WMD. Orton slowly pulls himself up using the ropes, Show charges at Orton for the WMD but Orton ducks and pulls the ropes down to send Show over the top. Show lands on the apron, Orton kicks him in the mid-section before draping him over the top rope. The crowd goes nuts as Orton hits his trademark DDT and goes for the cover. 1… 2… Show powers out!

Orton is not disheartened, he once again signals for the RKO. Show pulls himself up much like Orton did, Orton attempts another RKO and Show again counters. He attempts another Chokeslam, but Orton slips out the back and lands a massive RKO. The crowd goes wild, Orton immediately goes for the cover. 1… 2… 3!

Randy Orton def. Big Show to retain the World Heavyweight Championship


The crowd goes wild as the bell rings and Orton’s music hits.

Roberts: “Here is your winner and still the World Heavyweight Champion… Randy Orton!”

More loud cheers from the crowd as the referee hands the title to Orton.

Cole: “Randy Orton has done what most people said could not be done, he has pulled off the singles victory against the Big Show! Show can’t compete for the title again until after WrestleMania, Orton stands tall and prevails!”

JR: “And this time Big Show can have no excuses, Show threw everything at Orton but The Viper found a way to overcome it all!”

Orton poses on the turnbuckle with the title belt with the crowd still cheering. He climbs down and turns around, walking straight into a WMD from an irate Big Show. The crowd boo heavily as Show exits the ring with Orton laid outcold.

Cole: “Oh come on! Big Show loses the match, he knocks Orton out after the bell, what a disgrace.”

JR: “Big Show angry that he lost the match, he knows he can’t compete for the title again now for months!”

The referee checks on Orton as he lays flat on the mat when suddenly… Dolph Ziggler’s music hits! The crowd explodes as Dolph storms to the ring with the Money In The Bank briefcase.

Cole: “Oh my God, oh my God it’s Dolph, he has the Money In The Bank briefcase, he’s going to cash it in!”

JR: “The champion is knocked out, Dolph’s about to take the title!”

Dolph hands the briefcase over and demands the ref ring the bell.

Roberts: “Ladies and gentlemen Dolph Ziggler is cashing in his Money In The Bank privilege, the following contest is for the World Heavyweight Championship!”

The crowd cheers again as the bell rings, Ziggler immediately covers Orton. 1… 2… Orton kicks out! The crowd goes wild as Orton gets the shoulder up, Ziggler is shocked.

JR: “Oh my God I can’t believe it, Orton kicked out!”

Cole: “Ziggler thought he’d stolen one, he thought he had the title in the bag, he now has to defeat Orton of his title shot is lost!”

JR: “Extraordinary scenes here ladies and gentlemen, Ziggler can’t believe it!”

Dolph protests with the referee before pulling Orton to his feet. Ziggler attempts a Zig-Zag, but Orton hits a surprise RKO that sends the crowd wild! Orton and Ziggler are both down, Orton slowly crawls over and drapes one arm over Ziggler. 1… 2… Dolph kicks out!

Cole: “Dolph kicks out of the RKO! I thought Orton had pulled it off, Orton counters the Zig Zag and lands a perfect RKO, he just took a little too long in making the cover, the match continues.”

JR: “This is not how Dolph planned things, this isn’t how Dolph wanted to cash in, he thought he had it won and he now finds himself on the brink of losing it all here!”

Orton is the first to his feet, here hears voices again and signals for a second RKO. Dolph is down in the corner of the ring trying to pull himself up on the bottom rope. Orton flashes a smile, changing his mind on his next move as he gets to his feet and backs up to the opposing corner. The crowd goes wild as Orton looks to nail the Punt Kick, but as Orton rushes toward Ziggler he springs to his feet and connects with the Superkick. Dolph goes for the cover and hooks both legs. 1… 2… 3!

Dolph Ziggler def. Randy Orton to become World Heavyweight Champion


The crowd erupts as the bell rings and Dolph’s music plays again.

Roberts: “Here is your winner and the NEW World Heavyweight Champion… Dolph Ziggler!”

Dolph clutches the title belt to his chest as the crowd shower a mix of cheers and boos down on him.

JR: “What an incredible night, what an incredible ending to Monday Night Raw, we have a new World Heavyweight Champion!”

Cole: “Dolph Ziggler surprising the world! Randy Orton pulls off one of the biggest victories of his career in defeating the Big Show, only to have the title taken from him by an opportunistic cash-in from Mr Money In The Bank!”

JR: “Orton came so close to ending it for Dolph, when he hit that RKO we all thought he had him beat, but in the end the Superkick was enough to win Dolph Ziggler the World Heavyweight Championship!”

Cole: “Dolph Ziggler is the new World Heavyweight Champion, and in the most spectacular of fashions, he has literally stolen the show!”
Back live and a graphic on screen shows Dolph Ziggler with the World Championship over his shoulder.

Matthews: “Well we will hear from the new World Heavyweight Champion as well as Randy Orton tonight, how will The Viper react to Dolph cashing in on him?”

The graphic then changes and shows John Morrison vs The Miz.

Matthews: “Still to come tonight, former friends turned bitter enemies will go one-on-one as John Morrison faces The Miz...”

A third graphic then shows a photo from the Royal Rumble; Triple H strikes Brock Lesnar with a sledgehammer.

Matthews: “But up next, The Game returns! Triple H speaks out for the first time since the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, it's after the break!”

SmackDown goes to commercials and returns live in the arena, Triple H's music hits to a loud reaction from the crowd. Triple H appears in stage in jeans and a tee and makes his trademark fashion.

Garcia: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE... Triple H!”

Matthews: “It was one of the most shocking returns in Royal Rumble history, Triple H returned and immediately set his sights on arch rival Brock Lesnar.”

JBL: “We hadn't seen Triple H since Lesnar broke his arm at SummerSlam last year, but Hunter got a level of revenge when he smashed Brock around the head with his famous sledgehammer.”

Matthews: “Paul Heyman was less than impressed with Hunter's return, on Raw he claimed that the next time HHH steps in a ring with Brock Lesnar it will be the end of his career. Let's hear what The Game has to say.”


HHH waits out a crowd chant before beginning.

HHH: “I have to correct Lillian Garcia on a small detail. She just announced me to the ring as the COO of WWE. And while technically that is one of my job titles, I'm not out here in a management capacity. Jeans aren't allowed in the boardroom! No, I am out here as The Game, the Ceribral Assiasin, I am out here as the multiple time World Champion Triple H!”

The crowd cheer as HHH continues.

HHH: “More importantly, I am out here as a member of the active roster and a member of the McMahon family. Brock Lesnar, I am not done with you. See at SummerSlam, you did what not a lot of men have done, you broke my arm and made me tap out. And that might have scared a lot of guys away. But not me. The minute I got the all-clear from our doctor, I was back in the gym. I have been in the gym busting my ass for the last 6 months with one goal in mind, getting in the best shape of my life so I can get another shot at you.”

More cheers from the crowd.

HHH: “I know I didn't have what it took at SummerSlam, you were the better man and you beat me. But you made a fatal mistake last Sunday Brock, a vital mistake when you attacked my Father-In-Law Mr McMahon. Me and Vince haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but at the end of the day that man is family. He is the grandfather of my children, he is my wife's father. And that's what got me raging Brock, hearing my wife cry down the phone after you attacked her Dad. Brock I'm going to get straight to the point, I want another shot at you, I want another fight, I want a re-match!”

The crowd cheers the announcement.

HHH: “After I returned at the Royal Rumble and smashed your skull with a sledgehammer I was flooded with questions, so called experts predicting that it will be Brock Lesnar vs Triple H at WreslteMania 29. But Brock, I can't wait that long. If you were here tonight, we'd do it right here tonight! But I know your agent Paul Heyman isn't the kind of guy to let you fight on free television, so it's lucky for me that we have one more pay-per-view before WrestleMania. I'll get straight to the point Brock, I'm calling you out... Brock Lesnar vs Triple H, the rematch... at the Elimination Chamber. And Brock, if you are brave enough to step back into the ring with me, you need to bring you absolute best. Because I am faster, stronger and more dangerous than I have ever been. And come Elimination Chamber... I am going to kick your ass!”

The crowd cheer, Hunter's music hits and he drops the mic before exiting the ring.

JBL: “Triple H lays down a big challenge at the feet of Brock Lesnar, will be see the rematch at Elimination Chamber?”

Matthews: “HHH wants revenge for the attack on his father-in-law, he looks in amazing shape and has his sights set on Brock Lesnar!”


We return to ringside with the cameras on the announcers.

Matthews: “We will have to wait and see if that match will indeed take place at Elimination Chamber, but one match we do no will take place is The Rock versus CM Punk in a No Disqualification match for the WWE Championship. The Rock captured the WWE Championship from CM Punk last Sunday at the Royal Rumble, we can now take you on a special look at the career of The Rock.”

The video package begins with footage of Rock beating Mankind in 1998 to win his first WWE Championship. Rock's voice narrates the footage.

Rock: “Life is a journey.”

We then see footage of Rock beating Triple H for the title in 2000.

Rock: “And on my journey, I have been in the ring with some of the greatest of all time.”

Rock beating Jericho for the World Title is then shown.

Rock: “I have been to the top of the mountain on numerous occasions.”

Footage of Rock face-to-face with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18 shows.

Rock: “Gone toe-to-toe with the immortals.”

Rock pinning Cena at WrestleMania 28 is shown.

Rock: “I came back to prove that I am still the absolute best.”

Rock pinning CM Punk at the Royal Rumble to win the WWE Championship is shown.

Rock: “Defeating the man who calls himself the best in order to once again become champion... But there is one things missing...”

Footage of Steve Austin pinning Rock at WrestleMania 15 is shown.

Rock: “Twice The Rock has walked into WrestleMania as WWE Champion...”

Footage of Austin beating Rock again at WreslteMania 17 is shown.

Rock: “Twice I have failed.”

The camera then focuses on The Rock as he speaks into the camera.

Rock: “Third time's a charm.”

The WrestleMania 29 logo flashes across screen before SmackDown goes to commercials.

SmackDown returns backstage in Teddy Long's office, where Zack Ryder, Damien Sandow and Christian are sat at his desk.

Long: “Listen to me players, I saw what went down at the top of this show...”

Sandow: “... excuse me, pardon, I am struggling to understand what you are saying.”


Long ignores the remark and continues.

Long: “... Christian, Zack, you both have a valid argument at wanting a shot at Damien's United States Championship. That's why I have decided that on the episode of Sunday Night Heat before the Elimination Chamber, the three of you will square off in a Triple Threat match for the United States Championship!”

Sandow: “Outrageous!”

Christian: “Works for me.”

Ryder: “Are you serious bro? I'm entitled to a one-on-one rematch! That's not fair!”


Long stands up.

Long: “I aint interested in fair player, I'm interested in getting noticed and respected around here! Now get out of here, all of you.”

Sandow and Ryder looks angry while Christian has a smile on his face. We return live in the arena where The Miz's music hits to loud boos.

Matthews: “I have to admit I agree with Ryder and Sandow, that's not a fair decision by Teddy Long.”

JBL: “It certainly isn't. We saw just last week that the champion doesn't have to be pinned to lose his title, Teddy Long is cheated both Ryder and Sandow by adding Christian into the mix.”

Matthews: “We'll have to wait and see what transpires with those three men, but right now we have a major match here on SmackDown!”

Garcia: “The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Cleveland Ohio, he is the Intercontinental Champion... The Miz!”


Miz has a mic in hand and cuts a promo as he makes his way to the ring.

Miz: “Today is the 96th day of my Intercontinental Championship reign, and it's going to be a historic day. Today is the day that I repeat history and but John Morrison back on the shelf! And once I can get that idiot out of the way, I can re-focus on my target of becoming the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time. We are less than one year away from that day people, in 358 days I will break Honky Tonk Man's record and become the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time... because I'm The Miz... and I'm...”

John Morrison's music cuts Miz off and he gets a good reaction as he steps out onto the stage and makes his usual entrance with the slow-motion camera and pyro. We are then shown a split screen, on one side we see Morrison make his way to the ring while on the other we are shown a replay of Morrison been SKF'd by Miz back in 2011.

Matthews: “What Miz was referring to there ladies and gentlemen was this incident back in 2011. Miz and Morrison were embroiled in a personal rivalry before Miz delivered a Skill Crushing Finale to Morrison on the stage. We hadn't seen Morrison since then until this past Sunday when he made his return at the Royal Rumble.”

The split screen then shows Morrison attacking Miz as he made his way to the ring on Raw.

Matthews: “And it was this past Monday Night on Raw, Morrison attacking Miz from behind and showing the Intercontinental Champion that he has not forgotten the last time they met! They go one-on-one here tonight.”

JBL: “And how big of a victory would it be for Morrison to get the win over the Intercontinental Champion in his first singles match back here in WWE?”

Matthews: “You'd have to believe it would put Morrison in line for a title shot if that were to happen.”


Morrison dominates the early-going, unleashing a flurry of trademark moves that highlight his high-flying and parkour-inspired moveset. Miz manages to get back into things at the 5 minute mark when Morrison misses a Starship Pain attempt, and we get 3 minutes of Miz offence. Miz hits some signature moves but misses a seated big boot, which allows Morrison to hit the Moonlight Drive. Both men down for a moment and get back to their feet at the same time, trading blows as the crowd heats up for the match. Miz with the upper-hand again and he attempts a Skull Crushing Finale, but Morrison counters again and hits a Flying Chuck kick. Miz falls down in the corner, which allows Morrison to connect with Starship Pain. Morrison hooks both legs and gets the win!

John Morrison def. The Miz


The crowd cheers loudly as Morrison's music hits again.

Matthews: “Major win for Morrison, he pins the Intercontinental Champion!”

JBL: “I said it before the match, this has to put him in the title picture Josh.”

Matthews: “And how impressive did Morrison look on his return here? Some amazing moves, I think he looks better than ever.”

JBL: “Couldn't agree more, great match and a great win!”


Morrison rolls to the outside of the ring and takes Miz’s Intercontinental Championship belt. He throws it over his shoulder and exits up the ramp.

JBL: “What the hell is Morrison doing, that doesn’t belong to him!”

Matthews: “John Morrison is sending The Miz a clear message, he wants the Intercontinental Championship.”


Miz remains grounded in the ring as the crowd cheer Morrison holding the belt above his head at the top of the ramp. We transition to the interview area, where Renee Young is standing by.

Young: “Ladies and gentlemen my guest at this time is former World Heavyweight Champ…”

Big Show walks into shot, snatches the mic and orders Young to “get the hell out of here” before he “does something he might regret”. Show then looks down the camera while cutting a promo.

Show: “This week has been the most frustrating week of my entire career. For months I have dominated everyone that has had the balls to challenge me. At the Royal Rumble I lost my World Heavyweight Championship without even been involved in the decision, then last Monday night on Raw Randy Orton got the luckiest win of his life. And now, I’m not able to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship until after WrestleMania! I am in a bad mood, and I’m looking for a fight. I need to take out my frustrations on somebody, I need to knock somebody out and I don’t care who it is…”

The camera zooms out to reveal Mark Henry standing behind Show. He taps Show on the shoulder and the pair go nose-to-nose.

Henry: “You wanna fight? I like to fight, you can fight me.”

Show: “See you out there, you just made the worst decision of your life.”

SmackDown fades to commercials with Show and Henry still face-to-face.

SmackDown returns backstage where Rikishi is walking down the hall. He is jumped by Epico and Primo, who beat him down in a vicious 2-on-1 attack. Epico and Promo laugh to themselves as Rikishi lays beaten on the floor.

We transition to the GM Office, where Teddy Long is set at a desk with his feet up on the table. Booker T walks into the office and Teddy looks shocked.

Long: “Booker! What are you doing here playa, I wasn’t expecting you back so soon!”

Booker: “Man you look like you were getting real comfortable in my seat right there Teddy. I’ve been watching what’s been going down here while I was away, and you’ve been making some pretty shady decisions.”


Before Teddy can defend himself, in storms Vickie Guerrero.

Vickie: “EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! Teddy, did you see that!? Did you see what just happened? The Prime Time Players just cost my clients the Tag Team Championships, I demand they get a rematch!”

Long: “I did see it Vickie and I agree with you, I will grant your clients a rematch…”

Booker: “WOAH WOAH WOAH! Just hold on a minute. Last I checked I was the GM around here Teddy, not you. Vickie, there will be no rematch, your boys shouldn’t have had that title shot in the first place.”

Vickie: “EXCUSE ME!”

Booker: “And besides, I have a unique idea for the Tag Team Championships that I will be revealing exclusively on SmackDown next week. So Teddy, you need to stop making matches, and Vickie… well you just need to get the hell out of my office, you dig me?”


Vickie screams in frustration and leaves the office. Booker turns to Teddy.

Booker: “You too Teddy, get outta here man.”

Teddy looks unhappy and walks out of the office. We then fade back live in the arena, where Epico & Primo’s music is playing as they complete their entrance.

JBL: “Our General Manager is back and he’s not happy with how Teddy Long has been running things in his absence.”

Matthews: “That’s right but as you say Booker is back now, and his first order of business will be overseeing this match that was scheduled to take place between Epico & Primo and Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi, but as we saw moments ago Primo & Epico attacked Rikishi backstage and he has been deemed unable to compete here tonight.”


Scotty 2 Hotty’s 2 Cool music hits to cheers from the crowd. Scotty dances his way to the ring.

JBL: “I guess we’re going to get ourselves a handicap match Josh, and I must say I like the ruthlessness of Epico & Primo. They want to get noticed around here.”

Scotty enters the ring and the bell rings. He looks concerned as he realises he is involved in a 2-on-1 situation, when Brodus Clay’s music hits to a good reaction.

Matthews: “The Funkasaurus Brodus Clay! It looks like Scotty has a partner after all.”

JBL: “Well that’s just fantastic, we get rid of one dancing fatty and along comes another one!”


Clay hops the apron and the crowd cheer as he makes himself available for the tag. Scotty tags in Brodus who immediately begins to clear the ring. Epico and Primo both attempt to take him down but Brodus hits a T-Bone Suplex on Primo, sending him out of the ring. He then hits a running splash on Epico, before tagging in Scotty. The crowd goes nuts as Scotty hits the worm to give his team the quick win.

Scotty 2 Hotty & Brodus Clay def. Epico & Primo


The 2 Cool music plays and the pair dance in the middle of the ring.

Matthews: “Epico and Primo thought they’d got one-up on Scotty 2 Hotty when they took out Rikishi, but they didn’t count on the Funkasaurus coming to the rescue!”

JBL: “I am lost for words, this is just stupid.”


As the pair dance, they are jumped from behind by an angry Epico & Primo. The crowd boo as Epico & Primo beat down Brodus and Scotty. Suddenly, The Usos storm the ring and make the save. They attempt to beat on Epico & Primo, but The Colons exit the ring and retreat up the ramp.

Matthews: “Jimmy & Jey Uso, the sons of Rikishi, they’ve come for revenge on the men that attacked their father earlier tonight!”

JBL: “And just look at Epico & Primo running away, they knew what about to happen to them!”


The Usos help Scotty and Brodus to their feet as their music plays to cheers from the crowd, before we move ringside with the camera on the announcers.

Matthews: “As the Usos celebrate with Scotty 2 Hotty and Brodus Clay, let us now switch gears and talk about John Cena. The past 9 months have been a rollercoaster in the life of John Cena, we can now take a special look at John Cena’s road to WrestleMania.”

We feed to a video package where John Cena is sat in the middle of the ring in an empty arena. He looks up to the Titantron and sees the following clips from 2012/13, while his voice narrates the action.

• The night after WrestleMania 27, John Cena and The Rock announce they will compete at WrestleMania 28. Cena: “For the last seven years, people have told me that no matter how good I get, I will never be better than The Rock. Finally, I had the chance to prove that I belong.”
• The Rock delivers a Rock Bottom to Cena at Survivor Series 2011. Cena: “And while the road to WrestleMania 28 was tough, I knew that I would get the chance to prove the world wrong.”
• Rock and Cena face to face at WrestleMania 28. Cena: “For twelve months I told the world that I would win, that I had to win…”
• Rock hits the Rock Bottom on Cena and pins him. Cena: “… but I lost. And every since that loss, it has been haunting me.”
• Cena sits on the entrance ramp watching Rock celebrate his win. Cena: “Never did I imagine that I would lose that match, but that loss sent my career into a downward spiral.”
• Brock Lesnar returns to WWE and F5s Cena. Cena: “I had my ass kicked by Brock Lesnar…”
• John Laurinitis pins Cena at Over The Limit 2012. Cena: “I was embarrassed…”
• CM Punk hits Cena with the title belt after their title match at Night Of Champions 2012. Cena: “And despite my best efforts, I failed to become the WWE Champion.”
• John Cena enters the 2013 Royal Rumble match. Cena: “But the Royal Rumble presented me with a unique opportunity, the chance to head to WrestleMania 29 and challenge the WWE Champion…”
• The Rock captures the WWE Championship from CM Punk. Cena: “If Rock held the title, and I won the Rumble, I would get a second chance at The Rock, a chance to prove that I belong, a chance to earn redemption…”
• Cena eliminates Brock Lesnar from the Rumble match. Cena: “I overcame some of the biggest threats of my career…”
• Dolph Ziggler eliminates Cena from the Rumble. Cena: “But once again I didn’t get the job done.”

In slow motion, Cena stands up in the middle of the ring.

Cena: “But I will find another way. I need a second chance, I will earn a second chance, I need to beat The Rock.”

Cena looks down at the Never Give Up message on his shirt.

Cena: “I will not give up, I will do whatever it takes to right the biggest wrong of my career.”

Cena looks into the camera with a determined look on his face.

Cena: “And I will beat The Rock.”

We return live in the arena where Tyson Kidd is in the ring for a match awaiting his opponent.

Matthews: “So John Cena has made it clear that he hasn’t given up on a rematch with The Rock.”

JBL: “John Cena is the most determined man I have ever known, if I wants to face The Rock then I have no doubt he will find a way to make it happen. But can he beat The Rock? That is an entirely different question.”


Alberto Del Rio’s music hits to loud boos from the crowd. He makes his way to the ring with an angry look on his face.

Matthews: “It has not been a great few weeks for Alberto Del Rio, who has found himself on the end of defeats to Ryback on more than one occasion. He looks to get back on track with a win over Tyson Kidd here tonight.”

Kidd gets in an early flurry of offense before Del Rio takes control. He methodically works over the arm of Kidd, sufficiently weakening it before applying the Cross Arm-Breaker in the middle of the ring for an easy submission victory.

Alberto Del Rio def. Tyson Kidd


The crowd boo as Del Rio refuses to release the hold. Kidd screams in pain before Ryback’s music hits. The crowd cheer as Ryback races to the ring, dropping Del Rio with a Meathook Clothesline. Ryback yells “finish it” before hoisting Del Rio up and hitting Shell Shocked. Ryback’s music plays to cheers as Kidd continues to sell the arm injury.

Matthews: “Del Rio gets a good win before trying to injure Tyson Kidd, Ryback with the save!”

JBL: “And once again Del Rio finds himself on the end of a Ryback beating.”


A graphic on screen shows CM Punk and Paul Heyman.

Matthews: “Ladies and gentlemen for the first time since losing the WWE Championship to The Rock, CM Punk will be in one-on-one action against an opponent of Paul Heyman’s choosing, that’s after this break.”

SmackDown returns from commercials live in the arena, where Cult Of Personality hits to boos from the crowd. Paul Heyman and CM Punk hit the stage together, and Punk makes his trademark entrance.

Matthews: “It was one of the longest WWE Championship reigns in history, for 434 days CM Punk held the championship. That was ended last Sunday at the Royal Rumble, when Paul Heyman’s attempted use of the steel pipe backfired. The Rock captured the WWE Championship, and last Monday it was announced that the rematch will take place at Elimination Chamber.”

JBL: “No disqualifications, no count-outs, anything goes! I can’t help but feel like that suits CM Punk more than it does The Rock, it’s going to make for one hell of a rematch!”

Matthews: “In light of that upcoming rematch, Punk’s agent Paul Heyman has organised this warm-up match here tonight for Punk.”


Punk completes his entrance and his music fades out to more boos. Paul Heyman takes a mic.

Heyman: “Ladies and gentlemen in less than three weeks my client CM Punk will challenge The Rock in a No DQ match for the WWE Championship that was stolen from him. My client and I have no doubts that The Rock got lucky at the Royal Rumble, and come Elimination Chamber the title will once again be around the waist of the best in the world. But to make sure CM Punk is well practised and ready for his title opportunity, I have arranged a No DQ match for right here, right now… against this man.”

After a short pause, Hurricane Helms’ music hits. He gets a cheer from the live crowd, but the announcers are less than impressed.

Matthews: “On what planet is this a warm-up match for a No DQ match against The Rock!?”

JBL: “He may be popular, but the superhero is about to meet his downfall right here, CM Punk is going to destroy this clown.”


Hurricane makes his way to the ring full of confidence, but is immediately stuck around the head with a big kick from Punk. The bell rings to start the match, and Punk toys with Helms. He slaps Hurricane around the head twice before picking him up, Irish whipping him into the corner and performing his trademark running knee / bulldog combo. Punk then climbs the top rope to loud boos from the crowd, yells “best in the world” and connects with a top rope elbow. Punk goes for the cover, but picks Hurricane back up before the ref hits 3.

Matthews: “Oh come on! CM Punk had the match won, let the guy keep his dignity.”

JBL: “Punk is sending a message Michael, it’s going to get a whole lot worse than this.”


Punk scoops Helms back up and hits him with a GTS in the middle of the ring. Rather than going for the pin, Punk rolls out of the ring and grabs a steel chair, which draws more boos from the crowd. Hurricane lies face-down in the middle of the ring and Punk wields the chair high above his head…

Matthews: “Oh my God no, don’t do this, this is too much!”

Before Punk can bring the chair down, Booker T’s music hits and the crowd cheer.

Booker: “Woah woah, hold on, don’t you dare swing that chair Punk. Here’s how it’s gonna go down, you can’t just come out here and start sanctioning No DQ matches against whoever you like. Nah, but I can. So if you’re so desperate for a No DQ match Punk, then you gonna get one right now… against this man…”

After a brief pause, Sheamus’s music hits and the crowd goes wild.

Matthews: “YES! Now it’s on, now we have a real fight, Punk vs Sheamus in a No DQ match right here tonight!”

JBL: “What an amazing decision by Booker T, this could easily headline a pay-per-view and we’re going to get it right here.”


Sheamus hits the ring as Punk sells shock. The bell rings and Punk tries to swing at Sheamus with the chair, but Sheamus ducks and unleashes a series of right hands on Punk. Sheamus dominates the next 4 minutes of the match with typical offense, before Punk manages to gain control using the chair. He beats down Sheamus with multiple chair shots, but the Celtic Warrior continues to kick out at two.

Punk sells frustration and heads outside the ring, throwing in a trashcan, kendo stick and a table. The crowd pops at the introduction of weapons. Punk re-enters the ring and uses the stick to beat down Sheamus some more. Punk taunts the crowd, constantly yelling that he is the best in the world. As Sheamus struggles to pull himself to his feet in the corner, Punk picks up the trash can. Punk charges at Sheamus with the can, but Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick and sends the weapon crashing back into Punk’s face. The crowd goes nuts as Sheamus slowly makes the cover, but he doesn’t have enough energy to properly pin Punk and he kicks out at 2.

With both men down the crowd once again heats up, they stumble to their feet and trade blows. Punk initially takes control, but Sheamus hits an Irish Curse out of nowhere. Rather than go for the victory, Sheamus spots the table that was introduced earlier and elects to set it up in the middle of the ring. The crowd cheer as Sheamus picks up Punk and looks to hit White Noise, when suddenly Kane’s pyro hits. Sheamus drops Punk to boos and he looks toward the ramp, expecting Kane to make his way to the ring. Kane doesn’t appear, instead AJ skips down the ramp and around the ring to boos from the crowd. The distraction allows Punk to hit Sheamus with the GTS and pick up the win.

CM Punk def. Sheamus


The crowd boo as Cult Of Personality hits. Punk and Heyman scurry up the ramp with smiles on their faces as the announcers talk over a replay of the finish.

Matthews: “CM Punk was in real trouble here, if Sheamus hits White Noise through that table you would think that wins him the match.”

JBL: “But a great fighter keeps his eyes on the prize, Sheamus allowed AJ to distract him and it cost him the match. And let’s not take anything away from Punk in this, it’s a big win for him in a No DQ environment, this is exactly how it will be against The Rock at Elimination Chamber.”


As Sheamus lays on his back in the ring, Kane’s music then plays. AJ continues skipping around the ring as the crowd boo and Kane makes his way to the ring. He enters the ring, grabs Sheamus around the throat and delivers a vicious Chokeslam through the table. AJ enters the ring and skips around Kane as he shoots his pyro. The crowd boo loudly.

Matthews: “For the second time this week, Kane Chokeslams Sheamus through a table!”

Sheamus: “It seems like every moment that passes makes his feud more personal Josh, Sheamus is going to want revenge for what Kane and AJ have done to him the last few weeks that’s for sure.”


A graphic on screen shows Dolph Ziggler with the World Heavyweight Championship.

Matthews: “Folks still to come tonight we will hear from the new World Champion Dolph Ziggler, plus we are set to find out which championship Royal Rumble winner Chris Jericho will challenge for at WrestleMania.”

JBL: “We’ve also got two giants colliding when Big Show and Mark Henry go at it in the middle of that ring!”

Matthews: “But up next, less than a week after failing to become World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan is in action against Cody Rhodes, don’t go anywhere!”


SmackDown goes to commercials and returns live in the arena, and the crowd cheer when Daniel Bryan’s music hits. The usual Yes/No chants go around the arena, but Bryan doesn’t participate. He makes his way to ringside and takes a mic.

Bryan: “This time last week everyone was talking about Randy Orton and the Big Show, forgetting that Daniel Bryan was even competing in the World Heavyweight Championship match at the Royal Rumble. And here tonight, all anyone is talking about is Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton or Chris Jericho. It’s like Daniel Bryan is the forgotten man of the WWE. But I’m not going to do what most of the guys around here do, politicking my way into title matches or complaining that they don’t have a fair shot. I’m going to get back in the ring and prove that I am the greatest damn wrestler on the planet, I’m going to make men tap out, and I’m going to earn another title match! YES! YES! YES!”

Bryan enters the ring as the crowd continue the chants. Cody Rhodes’s music then hits to boos, and he makes his way to the ring as a split screen shows a replay of his DQ win over his brother Goldust on Raw.

Matthews: “It was an emotional return to WWE for Goldust at the Royal Rumble, and the following night on Raw he got his dream match of facing his brother Cody Rhodes. Goldust looked to have the match one, only for the referee to call for the NQ for an apparent Low Blow. Cody celebrated the victory like he had earned it, but that celebration could be cut short next Monday on Raw when the Rhodes Brothers go at it in a rematch.”

JBL: “What on earth are you talking about Josh? A win is a win, Cody won that match and has every right to celebrate it.”

Matthews: “The question is will he be celebrating tonight, an interesting clash of styles here.”


As the bell rings Bryan immediately goes for the offense, delivering a series of vicious forearm smashes and kicks. Rhodes rolls out of the ring in an attempt to recompose himself, but Bryan hits a suicide dive to the delight of the crowd. Bryan begins yelling YES in his usual fashion. Bryan rolls Rhodes back into the ring and proceeds to dominate the next few minutes of offense, before Rhodes hits a surprise Disaster Kick. He makes the cover but Bryan kicks out at 2. Cody works over Bryan for several minutes, using an impressive array of suplexes and a dropkick.

At the 7 minute mark, Bryan begins to make his trademark comeback. He ducks a clothesline and rebounds with a clothesline of his own, before heading to the top tope. He connects with the Flying Goat and gets the 3!

Daniel Bryan def. Cody Rhodes


Matthews: “Daniel Bryan rebounds from a disappointing week with a big win over Cody Rhodes here tonight.”

JBL: “And very importantly, Bryan gets the win using the move that cost him the World Title match on Sunday!”


Bryan celebrates in the ring with his YES chants as his music plays. We then transition backstage, where Triple H is in the locker room. In walks Stephanie McMahon.

Steph: “There you are! I’ve been looking everywhere for you, why aren’t you in your office?”

HHH: “Did you not hear me out there? I’m not here as the COO, I’m here as a member of the roster, I’m here as one of the boys, the boys get ready in the locker room.”

Steph: “Yeah, about that… Look, Hunter, I love you, and seeing you get hurt at SummerSlam broke my heart. It broke our children’s hearts. This idea of yours, getting back into the ring with Brock Lesnar again, are you sure it’s a good idea?”

HHH: “What are you getting at?”

Steph: “I’m just saying, maybe it’s time to hang up the boots and concentrate on your business career… Been COO of a multi-million dollar organisation is busy enough as it is without trying to be a wrestler too…”

HHH: “Trying to be a wrestler? Steph, I was a wrestler long before I was a businessman or a COO. I’m just as dangerous, just as deadly in the ring as I’ve always been. That’s why I’ve called Brock Lesnar out, to prove that.”

Steph: “Prove it to who Hunter? Yourself? Don’t do this to us again, I’m begging you!”

HHH: “You aren’t changing my mind Steph. I’m getting back in that ring and I’m fighting Brock Lesnar. Now if you don’t mind, this is the men’s locker room, you shouldn’t be here.”


Stephanie sighs before heading back out the door.

In a separate shot, we see a split screen of Big Show and Mark Henry walking down the hall.

Matthews: “It was one of the fiercest rivalries of 2011, tonight the two largest athletes in WWE go one-on-one, it’s coming next.”

SmackDown goes to it’s final commercial break and returns with an advert for the Elimination Chamber.




Back live in the arena, Big Show’s music hits to boos from the crowd. Show marches to the ring with an angry look on his face.

Garcia: “The following is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, standing at 7 feet tall, weighing 441 pounds… The Big Show!”

Matthews: “Big Show called the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and the following night on Raw the worst two nights of his career so far, and came here tonight looking for a fight. That challenge has been answered by the Worlds Strongest Man, your thoughts JBL?”

JBL: “I think we’re in for a spectacle. These two men tore each other apart in 2011 over the World Heavyweight Championship and looking at the mood of the Big Show I expect nothing other than the same here tonight.”

Matthews: “Big Show angry that he is now banned from challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship until after WrestleMania.”

JBL: “And rightly so, but what’s done is done and he has to put two consecutive losses behind him and try to defeat the Worlds Strongest Man in Mark Henry.”


Show enters the ring over the top rope and waits for his opponent. Henry’s music hits, he gets a mixed reaction from the crowd but mainly cheers from the males.

Garcia: “His opponent, he is the Worlds Strongest Man… Mark Henry!”

Matthews: “For Henry this will only be his second match since returning at the Royal Rumble last Sunday, and this is certainly going to be a challenge.”

JBL: “Oh certainly, you rewind 7 days and Big Show is invincible. Henry is going to have to pull something extraordinary off to get the victory here tonight Josh.”

Matthews: “And what do you make of this reaction to Mark Henry, not often you hear cheers from the WWE Universe when Henry’s music hits.”

JBL: “I think it’s a respect thing Josh. I don’t think Mark Henry cares if people cheer or boo him, but if the fans enjoy watching him hurt people then so be it.”


Henry hits the ring and removes his t-shirt in preparation for the match. The bell rings and Show signals for a test of strength. He locks up with Henry, but the Worlds Strongest Man backs him into a corner. This gets cheers from the crowd, but an angry Big Show insists on doing it again. They lock up again, and again Henry comes out on top. A furious Show charges at Henry, who sidesteps Show and sends the Giant crashing into the turnbuckle. He beats down Show in the corner, taking him to the mat before the ref pulls him away.

As Henry backs up, Big E Langston’s music hits. The crowd boo as Langston appears on stage, and he slowly makes his way to ringside.

Matthews: “That’s Big E Langston, we saw him collide with Henry at the Royal Rumble and tensions were high between the pair this past Monday on Raw.”

JBL: “And it looks like he’s headed here to take a closer look at Henry in action tonight!”


The distraction allows Show to take the upper-hand, and he methodically beats down Henry with typical Big Show offense for the next few minutes. Langston simply stands at ringside and watches the match take place. At the 6 minute mark, the Henry and Show collide mid-ring as both men attempt clotheslines. They get back to their feet as the ref reaches an 8 count; Show attempts a Chokeslam but Henry powers out. He headbuts Show 3 times before heaving Show up and delivering a massive Worlds Strongest Slam to Show. It’s good for the win and the crowd cheers.

Mark Henry def. Big Show

Garcia: “Here is your winner… the Worlds Strongest Man, Mark Henry!”

JBL: “What a show of strength, what a great win for Mark Henry!”

Matthews: “Henry knocks off the Giant with a huge Worlds Strongest Slam, what an impressive showing here tonight by Henry.”


Henry has his hand raises by the referee before approaching the ropes, where Big E Langston is still at ringside. Henry yells “that’s what I do” at Langston, who simply smiles and applauds as Henry’s music plays.

JBL: “Mark Henry sending a clear message to Big E Langston and the rest of the WWE Universe, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of things between these two men.”

We transition to the parking lot, where CM Punk and Paul Heyman are loading their bags into a car. They are interrupted by Renee Young.

Young: “Excuse me, gentlemen, I was hoping I could catch you before you left. Paul, can we get your reaction to Triple H challenging your client Brock Lesnar to a rematch at Elimination Chamber.”

A frustrated Heyman turns to Young.

Heyman: “Jesus, can a man not even get in his car without been hounded by you people? Firstly, it’s not Paul, it’s Mr Heyman. Secondly, I have no reaction to Triple H’s challenge. I am simply an advocate, I will take the challenge to Brock Lesnar and respond accordingly this Monday on Raw. Now if you’ll excuse us…”

Heyman gets in the car. Punk clearly checks out Young before getting in the same car.

We return live in the arena, where Dolph Ziggler’s music hits to boos from the crowd.

Garcia: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome, the new World Heavyweight Champion… Dolph Ziggler!”

Ziggler appears on stage dressed in a suit jacket and trouser with a pink t-shirt. He has the World Championship in his hand and holds it high, screaming into the camera “how good am I!?” Ziggler makes his way to the ring to boos.

Matthews: “He made the most of a vulnerable Randy Orton and cashed in his Money In The Bank contract on The Viper to become World Heavyweight Champion, Dolph Ziggler is making his win tonight for the first time as champion.”

JBL: “And you can’t blame Ziggler for cashing in on a vulnerable champion, you win that Money In The Bank by winning a hellacious ladder match and that’s the advantage that holding the briefcase gives you. Ziggler picked his time and place perfectly.”


Ziggler enters the ring and take a mic from ringside. He waits for the boos to quiet before beginning.

Ziggler: “Ever since I arrived here in WWE I have been stealing the show, and last Monday night on Raw was the pinnacle of that. When the world least expected it, I cashed in the Money In The Bank contract that I had so patiently held and won my second World Heavyweight Championship! And while my first title reign was controversial and short, this one is exactly the opposite. I am going to hold this title for as long as I am in this company, because there isn’t anybody in WWE who can do the things that I can do.”

The crowd boo, but Ziggler continues.

Ziggler: “But I must say, I owe a certain somebody a huge thank you. Somebody inspired me to make Monday my night, and without this man I would not be the World Heavyweight Champion today. That man… is the Royal Rumble winner… Chris Jericho.”

The crowd cheers at the mention of Jericho’s name.

Ziggler: “And I would like to invite Y2J to the ring here tonight to thank him personally… so Chris, come on down!”

Jericho’s music hits and the crowd goes wild. The lights go out, Jericho’s light-up jacket is seen and his pyro shoots. The lights come back up to reveal Jericho in jeans, a Fozzy shirt and his jacket. Jericho makes his way to the ring, taking a mic on his approach. Jericho hits the ring and stands face-to-face with Ziggler.

Ziggler: “You see Chris, it wasn’t until you came back and won the Royal Rumble, it wasn’t until you dared me to cash my contract in before WrestleMania, it wasn’t until you essentially challenged me to a rematch that I hatched my plan. The thing is Chris, I was going to cash my contract in on the grandest stage of them all, what better way would there have been to steal the show? But once you opened your mouth, once you had this idea of facing me for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29, that’s when I knew. I knew that the way to really make a name for myself, to steal the show on that grand stage, is to walk into WrestleMania 29 as World Champion, beat Chris Jericho AGAIN and prove that I am simply the best…”

Jericho: “Let me stop you right there Ziggy. Do you not see it? You’re walking right into my plan, right where I want you. I know deep down that when you beat me after SummerSlam and almost cost me my career, I know you can’t do that again… and I think you know that too. I think I proved that you I eliminated you from the Royal Rumble to earn my title shot, and I think you know that too. SO congratulations, you are the World Heavyweight Champion right now, but at WrestleMania I won’t be stealing the show, I will be stealing the World Heavyweight Championship… because I am the best in the world at what I do!”

Jericho and Ziggler go nose-to-nose as the crowd cheer, when suddenly Randy Orton’s music hits. The crowd pops for The Viper, who makes his way to the ring with a mic in hand.

Orton: “This is cute, but after what happened to me on Monday I am in no mood for story time. So let me cut right to the chase…”

Orton enters the ring and stands between Jericho and Ziggler.

Orton: “You two can fantasise about a WrestleMania rematch all you like, but that fact of the matter is that I am entitled to rematch for that title Dolph. And I just got back from Booker T’s office, where he told me that I get my rematch at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.”

The crowd cheer the announcement as Orton turns his back on Ziggler to get in Jericho’s face.

Orton: “So you can forget about Dolph Ziggler, if you challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania you’re going to be facing me… and don’t think for a moment that I will have any problems punting you in the skull just like last time…”

Before Orton can continue, Dolph hits a surprise Zig-Zag on Orton to boos from the crowd. The boos turn to loud cheers however when Jericho immediately hits Ziggler with the Codebreaker. Jericho’s music hits to loud cheers from the crowd as he stands over both Orton and Ziggler. Jericho picks the World Heavyweight Championship belt up from the mat, takes a look at it before holding it high while pointing at the WrestleMania sign hanging from the room.

Matthews: “It’s official, Chris Jericho will challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29!”

JBL: “But will he be facing Randy Orton or Dolph Ziggler, we find out at Elimination Chamber!”

Matthews: “Jericho stands in the middle of the ring with the championship, is that what we will be seeing come WrestleMania? Thanks for joining us ladies and gentlemen!”


SmackDown fades to black with Jericho still holding the World Heavyweight Championship.

Quick Results
Tag Team Championships: Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara © vs Perfect Generation (Joe Hennig & Ted DiBiase) (w/ Vickie Guerrero) ends in a no contest.
Drew McIntyre def. Heath Slater
John Morrison def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match.
Scotty 2 Hotty & Brodus Clay def. Epico & Primo
Alberto Del Rio def. Tyson Kidd
CM Punk def. Sheamus
Daniel Bryan def. Cody Rhodes
Mark Henry def. Big Show

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As far as I am concerned, Sandow has every right to celebrate seeing as how he is the new WWE United States Champion and finally he can restore some dignity some much needed prestige back into the WWE United States Championship because quite frankly when Ryder was holding that title he was disgracing it but with Sandow he will be a champion that is not only better than Ryder but superior mentally and physically but then Christian wants to stick his nose where it doesn't belong by challenging Sandow which I think is a big mistake on his part but nevertheless Sandow now apparently has to defend his WWE United States Championship against Ryder and Christian in a Triple Threat Match on Sunday Night Heat before Elimination Chamber, how the hell is that fair? If anything Sandow shouldn't have to defend the title especially against these 2 superstars who quite frankly are not worthy of a title match but in any event Sandow he will end up beating the both of them and why? Because he is not only better than them but he's smarter and he will end up using his ring intelligence to beat both men but if anything Ryder should get a one-on-one rematch rather than having his rematch in a Triple Threat but in any event I can't wait until Sandow defeats both Christian and Ryder retaining his WWE United States Championship because can you imagine either Ryder or Christian with that title?

The Perfect Generation of DiBiase & Hennig w/Vickie Guerrero facing the WWE Tag Team Champions Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara with the WWE Tag Team Championships on the line especially on Smackdown was a great match and why because of the Prime Time Players getting involved making sure that this match went to a no-contest because if any team, any team should be WWE Tag Team Champions right now it is The Big Deal Titus O'Neil and Darren Young because they are just way past due for a title reign if you ask me

Drew McIntyre beating Heath Slater, it is about time Drew McIntyre took out the trash because quite honestly Heath Slater was is and never will be anything but with Drew he is on the rise and here is hoping the push of McIntyre begins soon because in all honesty Drew McIntyre should be higher up on the card being an upper-midcarder on the cusp of being a main-event guy but Drew McIntyre I have a feeling he will be a main eventer by at least the summer or fall here but he is really coming into his own here as a face so he can finally put Slater behind him, hoping he does because McIntyre deserves far better than this being The Chosen One because in all honesty Heath Slater is a joke

Jericho making his WrestleMania decision tonight, I can't wait, it is obvious who he will choose, that being the World Heavyweight Championship

Triple H's promo about wanting to face Lesnar was great because he really wants Lesnar in that ring but in all honesty if you ask me, I think Triple H may be making a huge mistake getting into that ring with Lesnar if you ask me especially because he broke Triple H's arm not once but twice, has nearly almost ended John Cena's career and not only that but he has attacked both Booker T and Jerry Lawler even attacked Triple H's father-in-law Vince, so basically Lesnar does what he wants whenever he wants and he is just that dangerous but at the same time Triple H is just as dangerous if not more but the rematch I see it happening at WrestleMania 29 rather than at Elimination Chamber and I will tell you why? Because simple WrestleMania 29 is the be all end all and it is the perfect place for their rivalry to finally end

Love the video package showing Rock's moments of his rise to the top to where he is at today but that at WrestleMania 29 he hopes to be WWE Champion going into the pay per view and hopes to retain the title at WrestleMania 29 but at the same time he still has to get by Elimination Chamber and he still has to get by CM Punk which is no easy task

I love The Miz making reference to how many days he has been the WWE Intercontinental Champion, 96 days and counting, 262 more days and he will tie The Honky Tonk Man's record of being the longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion of all time because if anyone deserves to break Honky's record it is definitely The Miz the most must-see former WWE Champion of all time, 263 more days and he breaks the record but at the rate Miz is going at, I wonder just who could stop The Miz's reign? No one can not even John Morrison and what makes Morrison think he has any chance against The Miz? In their tag team Miz was always the better out of the 2 of them with Morrison not even being able to shine Miz's boots

John Morrison beating The Miz, let me just start off by saying it was a major fluke, a one-off win, Morrison got lucky if anything but at the same time Morrison has gotten lucky ever since returning but one of these days his luck is bound to run out and when it does Miz will still be the WWE Intercontinental Champion with Morrison being a complete after-thought

Epico and Primo the Colons beating down The Usos' father Rikishi, you know there is going to be retribution especially if The Usos end up getting their hands on The Colons but this rivalry especially after this latest attack has just become personal if you ask me

Mark Henry answering Big Show's challenge, big mistake on Henry's part because Big Show is in the foulest of moods ever since losing the World Heavyweight Championship yet again in his rematch on RAW but even before that at the Rumble, so Henry's return could be a short-lived one but then again Henry is the World's Strongest Man so I believe he is more than capable of beating Big Show

Booker T is back, thank God the Smackdown General Manager is back and now Teddy Long can go back to his old job of being Booker T's assistant but at the same time if Teddy Long is that hungry for power, then he should make a play for Jerry Lawler's job of being the RAW General Manager

Cena is that desperate to face The Rock, that desperate for redemption, well if that is the case, the only way Cena can get redemption is if The Rock retains his WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber against CM Punk but also if Cena can somehow become #1 Contender but how is that even possible at this point?

Scotty 2 Hotty & Brodus Clay make one hell of a team that's for sure and if anyone should replace Rikishi it is definitely Brodus but at the same time Brodus already has a tag team partner doesn't he? Doesn't he have Tensai as his partner? But nevertheless when Epico and Primo come back again to send a message to The Usos by going after their father's tag-team partner Scotty, cue The Usos right on time to make the save, definitely loved that because it now sets the stage for The Usos vs. The Colons

Del Rio beating Kidd if anything didn't really do much for me and why? Because I honestly knew Del Rio was going to win already like it was too obvious right from the off but it would have been better if Kidd actually gave Del Rio a fight but it wasn't even close but then cue Ryback coming out for the save just when Del Rio is about to injure Kidd, and Del Rio being left laying yet again by Ryback just goes to show us that Ryback is far superior to Del Rio in every way possible and if the next time they are in the ring together Del Rio will even be lucky if he walks away from that

CM Punk's hand-picked opponent turning out to be Hurricane Helms was so predictable, definitely a thing I could see Punk and Heyman pulling just to give Punk the advantage more or less that he needs heading into the Chamber PPV and I admit Punk had this match won so many times but more or less wanted to send a message to The Rock by brutalizing Helms, and I believe the message was well received and then Booker T comes out to stop the madness by saying if anything Heyman and Punk can't just make matches because he is the only one with the authority to do that overriding them was great but I wonder if Booker knows who he's dealing with. Nevertheless Booker picks his hand-picked opponent for Punk and it turns out to be none other than Sheamus, this is going to be a war here between Punk and Sheamus

Punk vs Sheamus was a real war, one hell of a match until AJ gets involved distracting Sheamus long enough for Punk to take advantage costing Sheamus the match only for Kane to come out and attack Sheamus yet again leaving him laying yet again, I wonder if it will end up being Sheamus vs Kane at Elimination Chamber or if both of these men will end up being in the same Elimination Chamber match?

Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes if anything was an entertaining match and I am happy that you gave this out but also that the right man went over here with Bryan but I wonder if Bryan will end up developing that weak link thing and that will end up being the thing that catapults Bryan back into the main event

Mark Henry beating Big Show was great because Henry has been nothing short of impressive ever since making his return at the Royal Rumble with Henry being on a real tear as of late toppling The World's Largest Athlete because I honestly thought Show was going to beat him but boy was I wrong, but then cue Big E. Langston coming out, that was great, I just want to see Henry and Langston go at it again, clash of the titans, 2 of the strongest physical specimens in the WWE going at it, I wonder if Langston and Henry will compete with one another in weight-lifting competitions or in any type of strength competitions to prove just who is stronger than the other?

And I loved the closing segment of the show with Ziggler, Jericho, and Orton because I have the feeling that it will be a Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 with Ziggler defending the title against both Jericho and Orton considering the history Orton has with Jericho considering Orton punted him in the skull but also Orton has history with Ziggler because of their constant matches with one another in the past with the most recent being Dolph's cash-in and Dolph's history with both men, that is why a Triple-Threat Match at WrestleMania 29 works

Other than that, great Smackdown episode and I can't wait until RAW!!!!!!!!

Here is hoping The Wyatt Family makes their debut soon in this, they can debut the night after WrestleMania 29 or the night after Extreme Rules!!!!!! THEY'RE COMIN'!!! RUN!!!!!
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The Perfect Generation of DiBiase & Hennig w/Vickie Guerrero facing the WWE Tag Team Champions Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara with the WWE Tag Team Championships on the line especially on Smackdown was a great match and why because of the Prime Time Players getting involved making sure that this match went to a no-contest because if any team, any team should be WWE Tag Team Champions right now it is The Big Deal Titus O'Neil and Darren Young because they are just way past due for a title reign if you ask me
The Prime Time Players had a short title reign recently, which is the reason they got involved in this title match. I hope you enjoy the story I tell with these three teams feuding over the title for the next few shows.

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Drew McIntyre beating Heath Slater, it is about time Drew McIntyre took out the trash because quite honestly Heath Slater was is and never will be anything but with Drew he is on the rise and here is hoping the push of McIntyre begins soon because in all honesty Drew McIntyre should be higher up on the card being an upper-midcarder on the cusp of being a main-event guy but Drew McIntyre I have a feeling he will be a main eventer by at least the summer or fall here but he is really coming into his own here as a face so he can finally put Slater behind him, hoping he does because McIntyre deserves far better than this being The Chosen One because in all honesty Heath Slater is a joke
The reason I broke away from 3MB with Drew was I think is capable of a lot more. I have his road to WrestleMania pretty much planned out, but the next few shows are quite telling for what is next for him.

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Booker T is back, thank God the Smackdown General Manager is back and now Teddy Long can go back to his old job of being Booker T's assistant but at the same time if Teddy Long is that hungry for power, then he should make a play for Jerry Lawler's job of being the RAW General Manager
That's certainly the story I'm telling with Teddy and Booker. As a former GM, Teddy feels the Assistant position is beneath him. Teddy will argue that he has done a good job of running both Raw and SmackDown while Lawler and Booker have been out, but what happens next you will have to wait and see!

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Scotty 2 Hotty & Brodus Clay make one hell of a team that's for sure and if anyone should replace Rikishi it is definitely Brodus but at the same time Brodus already has a tag team partner doesn't he? Doesn't he have Tensai as his partner?
Tensai was never featured in my BTB, I'm not a fan of his work and he was long-gone before this Sweet T stuff came about. So no, Brodus doesn't have a tag partner and is free to team with Scotty!

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Mark Henry beating Big Show was great because Henry has been nothing short of impressive ever since making his return at the Royal Rumble with Henry being on a real tear as of late toppling The World's Largest Athlete because I honestly thought Show was going to beat him but boy was I wrong, but then cue Big E. Langston coming out, that was great, I just want to see Henry and Langston go at it again, clash of the titans, 2 of the strongest physical specimens in the WWE going at it, I wonder if Langston and Henry will compete with one another in weight-lifting competitions or in any type of strength competitions to prove just who is stronger than the other?
There will definitely be more to come from Henry and Langston. The reason I brought Langston in was to feud with a returning Henry, their story continues on Raw.

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And I loved the closing segment of the show with Ziggler, Jericho, and Orton because I have the feeling that it will be a Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 with Ziggler defending the title against both Jericho and Orton considering the history Orton has with Jericho considering Orton punted him in the skull but also Orton has history with Ziggler because of their constant matches with one another in the past with the most recent being Dolph's cash-in and Dolph's history with both men, that is why a Triple-Threat Match at WrestleMania 29 works
It's going to be an interesting few weeks for Orton, Jericho and Ziggler. Dolph needs to focus on Orton before he can think about Jericho, but with Jericho so badly wanting a rematch with Ziggler for the title what is going to happen?
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Sunday Night Heat - 3rd February 2013


Sunday Night Heat opens with Daniel Bryan, who cuts a promo saying he wants to get back into the title picture and wants to make someone tap out tonight. Antonio Cesaro interrupts, declaring himself the European Champion and better than Daniel Bryan.

Daniel Bryan def. Antonio Cesaro via submission in 9 minutes. Bryan makes Cesaro tap to the Yes Lock after a technical match.


Raw Rebound: CM Punk challenges The Rock to a No DQ rematch at Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship.

Big E Langston def. Justin Gabriel in under 2 minutes with The Big Ending. After the match, Langston picks Gabriel up and delivers the World's Strongest Slam.


Backstage segment: The Usos interviewed about Epico and Primo attacking their father Rikishi on SmackDown. They vow to defeat The Colons tonight as revenge.

SmackDown Replay: Chris Jericho declares he will challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 before delivering a Codebreaker to champion Dolph Ziggler.

The Usos def. Epico & Primo in 11 minutes with a double-top rope splash.


Video Package: Triple H returns at the 2013 Royal Rumble before challenging Brock Lesnar to a rematch at Elimination Chamber.
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WWE Monday Night Raw - 4th February 2013




Raw begins live in the arena with no video package or pyro, with Justin Roberts stood in the middle of the ring.

Roberts: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome back… Monday Night Raw General Manager, Jerry “The King” Lawler!”

Lawler gets a cheer from the crowd as his music hits, he appears on stage with a clipboard and heads down to the ring.

Michael Cole: “For the first time since he was attacked by Brock Lesnar, Raw GM Jerry Lawler kicks off the show here tonight. Welcome to Monday Night Raw ladies and gentlemen, myself Michael Cole alongside Good Ol’ JR Jim Ross.”

JR: “Thank you Michael, good evening everybody. It’s been an incredible week in the WWE, 4 title changes have changed the entire landscape of our company as we head closer to Elimination Chamber and ultimately WrestleMania.”

Cole: “We have so much in store for you tonight folks, but we’ll get to that a little later on, right now let’s hear from our General Manager.”


Jerry enters the ring and waits out a chant from the crowd before speaking.

King: “Boy it sure feels good to be back! Ever since I was hit with an F5 by Brock Lesnar people have been asking me what I’m going to do about it, how will I get my revenge on Paul Heyman and his client. But the truth is, I am a professional, and my job here isn’t to wrestle or plot my revenge, my job is to run Monday Night Raw. So I’m going to leave Mr Lesnar in the capable hands of our Chief Operating Officer Triple H…”

Hunter’s name gets a cheer from the crowd.

King: “… no, the reason I’m out here is to address the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. You see, we are just 11 nights away from the most dangerous night of the year here in WWE, yet myself and Booker T find ourselves in a little bit of a predicament. Normally you would expect to see either the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship defended inside the Chamber, that’s the reason the pay-per-view has that name! But with CM Punk and Randy Orton both cashing in their deserved rematch clauses, myself and Booker have been tasked with putting together a match that is worthy of taking place inside the Chamber. We both met with the WWE Board Of Directors earlier this week, and we have each been given the right to put together and Elimination Chamber match.”

King looks up at the WrestleMania logo hanging from the roof.

King: “The Elimination Chamber is our last pay-per-view stop on the road to WrestleMania 29, and with it been my first Mania as Raw General Manager I want to put on the very best show I possibly can. So while Booker T will reveal what his plans are for his Chamber match this Friday on SmackDown, I have already come to a decision. You see, the Royal Rumble winner Chris Jericho has elected to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29. So, with that in mind, I have decided that my Elimination Chamber match will see 6 of the WWE’s finest superstars competing for a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 29!”

The crowd cheers the announcement before Lawler continues.

King: “It sounds like that’s a popular decision among the WWE Universe, but that’s not the only difficult decision I’ve had to make. There are 6 places inside the Chamber, I have to decide who fills those spots. So while I’ve been at home recovering from my injuries, I have been carefully reviewing tapes of every single member of our roster. And I have got my list down to 12 possible candidates. So, starting tonight, there are going to be 6 matches taking place, and the winners of those matches will guarantee themselves a place inside the Elimination Chamber in 11 nights. Tonight there will be two matches… Alberto Del Rio versus Daniel Bryan… and Wade Barrett versus John Cena!”

The crowd cheers loudly at the announcement that Cena will be in action tonight.

King: “And because it’s my first night back, I have put together some exciting matches for the WWE Universe! Your first match tonight will be a Champion versus Champion match – Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio goes one-on-one with the new World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler!”

Cheers from the crowd at the announcement of this match.

King: “And after twice Chokeslamming Sheamus through a table, I have decided the best way for Kane to settle his differences with the Celtic Warrior is them going at it… in a Tables Match! Have a great night guys, it’s great to be back!”

More cheers, Jerry’s music hits and he exits the ring. The traditional Raw into video then plays, before we join the announcers at ringside.

Cole: “Our General Manager with some major announcements to kick off the show tonight, JR what are your thoughts on the Elimination Chamber match that Jerry has put together?”

JR: “Put it this way, Chris Jericho had to defeat 29 other men to win the Royal Rumble match and earn his World Title opportunity. I believe the man who wins the Elimination Chamber match will have a more difficult task trying to defeat five men in that sadistic structure!”

Cole: “But the prize for winning that match is enormous, facing either The Rock or CM Punk for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29! Also announced by The King was a Tables match between Kane and Sheamus, let’s take you back to this past Friday night on SmackDown and take a look at how this match came about… It was Sheamus going one-on-one with CM Punk, but the night would end badly for the Celtic Warrior…”


A SmackDown graphic flashes across the screen:
With both men down the crowd once again heats up, they stumble to their feet and trade blows. Punk initially takes control, but Sheamus hits an Irish Curse out of nowhere. Rather than go for the victory, Sheamus spots the table that was introduced earlier and elects to set it up in the middle of the ring. The crowd cheer as Sheamus picks up Punk and looks to hit White Noise, when suddenly Kane’s pyro hits. Sheamus drops Punk to boos and he looks toward the ramp, expecting Kane to make his way to the ring. Kane doesn’t appear, instead AJ skips down the ramp and around the ring to boos from the crowd. The distraction allows Punk to hit Sheamus with the GTS and pick up the win.

CM Punk def. Sheamus


The crowd boo as Cult Of Personality hits. Punk and Heyman scurry up the ramp with smiles on their faces as the announcers talk over a replay of the finish.

Matthews: “CM Punk was in real trouble here, if Sheamus hits White Noise through that table you would think that wins him the match.”

JBL: “But a great fighter keeps his eyes on the prize, Sheamus allowed AJ to distract him and it cost him the match. And let’s not take anything away from Punk in this, it’s a big win for him in a No DQ environment, this is exactly how it will be against The Rock at Elimination Chamber.”


As Sheamus lays on his back in the ring, Kane’s music then plays. AJ continues skipping around the ring as the crowd boo and Kane makes his way to the ring. He enters the ring, grabs Sheamus around the throat and delivers a vicious Chokeslam through the table. AJ enters the ring and skips around Kane as he shoots his pyro. The crowd boo loudly.

Matthews: “For the second time this week, Kane Chokeslams Sheamus through a table!”

Sheamus: “It seems like every moment that passes makes his feud more personal Josh, Sheamus is going to want revenge for what Kane and AJ have done to him the last few weeks that’s for sure.”
Raw returns backstage, where Kane and AJ are in the interview position. The camera zooms out to show Renee Young, who looks intimidated by the presence of Kane.

Young: “Kane… AJ… we saw there you attacking Sheamus on SmackDown, what are your thoughts on been put in a Tables match against him tonight.”

AJ snatches the mic from Young.

AJ: “Shut up! I’ll do the talking. My monster and I do not fear a Tables match, we don’t fear any match. The reason my monster did this to Sheamus was simple, to send a message to the locker room that he is still to be feared. Kane is as dangerous as ever, he has already put Sheamus through a table… twice! If Jerry Lawler wants to make that three… fine…”

AJ turns to Kane.

AJ: “… Come on baby, follow me.”

Kane pauses for a moment but then follows on as AJ skips away down the hall. We transition back live in the arena, where Justin Roberts is in the ring as the ring bell sounds.

Roberts: “The following is a Champion versus Champion match!”

Rey Mysterio’s music hits to cheers from the crowd. Rey’s pyro shoots and he makes his way to the ring without Sin Cara, which Michael Cole explains.

Cole: “You notice here tonight Rey Mysterio comes to the ring without his Tag partner Sin Cara, that is because the last few singles matches Rey Mysterio has been involved in, Sin Cara has inadvertently cost him the match.”

JR: “There are clearly still some lingering communication issues between our Tag Team Champions, and Rey knows how big a win over the World Heavyweight Champion here tonight would be.”

Cole: “It’s set to be a great match, Mysterio takes on Dolph Ziggler when Raw returns.”


Raw fades to commercials with Rey posing on the turnbuckle. We return in the ring as Dolph Ziggler’s music hits to a loud reaction. Dolph appears on stage with the World Title backwards around his waist, he performs his trademark taunt before heading to the ring.

Roberts: “And his opponent, from Hollywood California, he is the new World Heavyweight Champion… Dolph Ziggler!”

Cole: “It was 7 nights ago that Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money In The Bank contract and defeated Randy Orton to become World Heavyweight Champion, but this past Friday night on SmackDown Orton announced that he would invoke his rematch clause at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.”

JR: “It will be a major test for Ziggler, can he defend in a straight-up singles match against a ten-time champion in Randy Orton?”

Cole: “And a big test for Ziggler tonight as he prepares to face former WWE and World Champion Rey Mysterio.”


Ziggler enters the ring, hands over his belt and the match begins. The pair trade blows for the first minute before Dolph takes advantage with an impressive dropkick counter to Mysterio’s high-flying offense. Ziggler spends the next few minutes with the upper-hand, but Dolph spends too much time showing off and Mysterio manages to regain control of the match. At the five minute mark, Rey hits a hurricanranna that sets Ziggler up for the 619. The crowd cheer as Rey looks to hit the 619, but Dolph grabs Rey’s legs as he looks to connect. Ziggler then delivers a vicious elbow to the head of Mysterio, before slamming his legs across the middle rope.

Mysterio is in clear pain as Ziggler begins to stomp away at the knee, with the announcers pointing out Rey’s history of knee injuries. Ziggler then applies the Figure Four in the middle of the ring, the crowd boo loudly as Rey is left with no choice but to tap out.

Dolph Ziggler def. Rey Mysterio

The crowd continue to boo as Dolph’s music plays and the ringbell sounds, but Dolph continues to apply the hold. He is eventually pulled away by the referee before Dolph snatches his World Title and holds it high, getting more heat from the crowd.

JR: “A major win for the new World Champion here tonight, but what the hell was that all about? He could have put Rey Mysterio out of action here folks.”

Cole: “I believe he was sending a message to the rest of the locker room and specifically Randy Orton. This was a methodical victory for Dolph, and leaving the hold on after the bell has rung tells Orton that he has a ruthless side to him.”

JR: “Where the hell was Mysterio’s tag team partner, where the hell was Sin Cara?”

Cole: “I don’t know, I mean we know Rey didn’t want Sin Cara to get involved in the match tonight but you would assume the Tag Champions would have each others backs in a situation like this.”


Mysterio is still in pain in the middle of the ring as the doctor tries to examine his knee. We transition backstage, where Chris Jericho is shown watching the action on a monitor. Randy Orton walks by, and stops when he noticed Jericho watching Dolph’s match.

Randy: “I thought you might be getting ready for your big return to the ring tonight.”

Jericho: “I have time yet… besides, I need to start scouting my potential WrestleMania opponent if I want to win the World Heavyweight Championship…”


Orton goes nose-to-nose with Jericho.

Randy: “Let me make one thing clear to you Chris, you choosing to challenge for the World Title at WrestleMania to try and get some form of revenge was a stupid idea. I blame you for inspiring Dolph into cashing in his Money In The Bank on me, which means I blame you for having my tenth World Title reign stolen from me. So come Elimination Chamber, I’m going to take my title back, and then I’m going to take out my frustrations on you at WrestleMania.”

Orton pats Jericho on the shoulder and flashes him a sadistic smile.

Randy: “Best of luck tonight.”

Orton walks away and Jericho watches on with a serious look on his face.

Back live in the arena, JBL’s music is playing as he stands in the middle of the ring with a mic in his hands. He waits out some JBL chants from the crowd before beginning.

JBL: “I know, I know, this is Raw and you’re used to seeing me on Friday Night SmackDown. But tonight I was invited down here by Jerry Lawler to conduct a special interview. It’s not every day that a genuine A-list movie superstar is also the reigning WWE Champion, and that understandably causes some schedule conflicts that are unavoidable…”

Quiet boos are heard as JBL hints that The Rock is not in attendance tonight.

JBL: “… and I know that some of you will be disappointed to hear that The Rock could not be here tonight as he is at the premiere of his band new movie Snitch…”

More boos before JBL continues.

JBL: “However! Joining us live from the red carpet right now, your WWE Champion, The Rock!”

Cheers from the crowd as Rock’s music plays before he appears on the Titantron. Rock is dressed in a suit with the WWE Championship belt over his shoulder. Rock is on the red carpet at the premier of his movie, with actors and other guests entering the venue behind him as he stands facing the camera with a mic in his hand.

JBL: “Rock this is JBL, can you hear us?

Rock: “Loud and clear John, how are you my friend?”

JBL: “Very well thank you Rock, and let me begin by congratulating you on the success so far of Snitch. You’re there at the premiere tonight, but the early reviews have been great, you must be happy.”

Rock: “Very happy John, very happy. I’ve got a few big roles coming up and I’m excited about all of them.”

JBL: “Rock I see you’ve taken the WWE Championship to the premiere tonight, how does it feel to once again be WWE Champion?”

Rock: “I said it at the time and I’ll say it again, this title reign is without doubt the highlight of my career. To come back after such a long time away from the sport, to overcome a man who has held the title for 434 days, to prove that I am still the best in the business, it means the world to me. That’s why I carry the title with me to events like this, I am proud of who I am, I am proud to be WWE Champion. It pains me that I can’t be there with you all tonight layin’ the smack down, but make no mistake about it, when The Rock returns he’s putting boots to asses like never before!”


The crowd cheers before JBL continues.

JBL: “Rock you mentioned CM Punk there, the man you defeated for the title, you will defend the Championship against Punk in a No Disqualification match at Elimination Chamber. You’ve already been on the end of a vicious attack by Punk when he used that steel pipe to attack you, does it concern you at all that the use of weapons will be legal?”

Rock: “Truthfully, The Rock knows that defending this title against Punk will be even harder than capturing it. CM Punk is no stranger to weapons, to breaking the rules, to doing whatever he has to do to win. But CM Punk has never met a man as determined as me. The Rock has his sights set on the bright lights of WrestleMania 29, The Rock has his sights set on walking into WrestleMania as WWE Champion and ending the night with his hand raised and title still around his waist. It’s something The Rock has never done, the only thing The Rock has never done, it’s the reason The Rock came back and it’s the reason The Rock knows he will defeat CM Punk at Elimination Chamber.”

JBL: “Rock I know you’ve a busy night but just one more question if you don’t mind. We now know that Chris Jericho is using his Royal Rumble win to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship. Our GM Jerry Lawler has announced an Elimination Chamber match to determine the challenger to your title at WrestleMania. Do you have any preference as to who you’d like to defend the title against?”

Rock: “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO WINS THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER!”


The crowd pops at Rock using his trademark lines.

Rock: “The fact of the matter is this. Whether it be Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Val Venis or Ultimate Warrior, whoever wins that match has earned their shot. The Rock knows what the Elimination Chamber is all about, that thing can end careers. But let The Rock make one thing clear. Whoever wins that match, whoever stands face-to-face with me at WrestleMania will end the night looking up at the stars. The Rock is the WWE Champion, and that aint changing any time soon.”

JBL: “Rocky thanks for joining us from the red carpet!”


The Rock’s music hits to cheers from the crowd.

Cole: “Fighting talk from our WWE Champion! And still to come tonight, two qualifying matches for spots in that Elimination Chamber. Daniel Bryan versus Alberto Del Rio, and Wade Barrett versus John Cena.”

A graphic on screen shows Goldust and Cody Rhodes.

JR: “But up next, a rematch between the Rhodes brothers after the controversial end to their match last week, Goldust versus Cody Rhodes, don’t go anywhere!”

Raw returns from commercials live in the arena as Cody Rhodes’ music hits. The crowd boo as Rhodes appears. As he makes his way to the ring, we are shown a replay from last weeks Raw. Goldust looked to have Cody beat but was disqualified for using Shattered Dreams, before Rhodes attacked his brother post-match and hit him with Cross Rhodes.

JR: “Goldust is one of the most unique individuals in the history of our industry, when he returned at the Royal Rumble he got an amazing response from the WWE Universe.”

Cole: “It has been a life-long dream of Goldust to compete against his younger brother Cody. Last week their match ended on a sour note, setting up the rematch here tonight.”

JR: “You’ve gotta wonder what the American Dream Dusty Rhodes is making of these events, watching his sons go at it. We know Dusty will be watching.”


Goldust’s music then hits to cheers from the crowd, and he makes his trademark entrance. As the bell rings to start the match, Goldust extends his hand to his younger brother, but Cody slaps his hand away. Goldust reacts with a slap to the face, and the pair begin to trade blows. Goldust takes control in the early-going, but the younger Cody uses his speed advantage to regain the momentum a few minutes in. Rhodes shows no compassion for his brother, savagely beating him down.

At the 6 minute mark, Cody drags Goldust to his feet and looks to his him with Cross Rhodes. Goldust counters and whips Cody into the corner, immediately following up with a splash. The crowd pop as Goldust once again gets Cody in position for Shattered Dreams.

JR: “Emotions are running high, this is personal!”

Cole: “But remember this is the move that got Goldust disqualified last week, it’s about to happen again!”


Goldust backs up before charging at Cody in an attempt to hit Shattered Dreams, but Cody grabs the leg and blocks before he can connect. Cody frees himself from the turnbuckle and slingshots Goldust into the turnbuckle. As Goldust rebounds off the turnbuckle, Cody hits the Disaster Kick. He goes for the cover, but can’t believe it when Goldust kicks out. The crowd cheers as Cody argues with the referee. Rhodes approaches his brother and once again attempts to get him to his feet, but Goldust rolls him up with the schoolboy out of nowhere are gets the 3!

Goldust def. Cody Rhodes


JR: “Goldust gets the win!”

Goldust quickly rolls out of the ring as Cody vents his frustrations in the ring, the crowd going nuts for Goldust’s win. We are shown a replay of the finish, before Cody takes a mic from ringside. He appears to compose himself.

Rhodes: “Goldust, Dustin, brother. Please, come back to the ring. The better man one tonight, let me shake your hand.”

The crowd boo, unsure of Cody’s sincerity. Goldust slowly re-enters the ring. Cody extends his hand, and Goldust slowly responds. The pair shake hands and then hug, the crowd cheering as Goldust’s music hits. Cody raises his brother’s hand, but as Goldust looks to exit the ring Cody jumps him from the behind, smashing his brother around the head with the mic. The crowd boo loudly as Cody lays the boots in to Goldust, before picking him up and hitting him with Cross Rhodes in the middle of the ring. Cody yells “I am the better man!” in the face of Goldust as his music hits, the crowd still booing.

JR: “Oh come on! You lost the match fair and square Cody, let it go.”

Cole: “Twice these two have gone at it now and while the score stands at one win each, you can argue that Goldust has been the better man in both of those matches. I think that’s starting to get to Cody.”


As Cody stands tall over his fallen brother, we transition backstage to the interview area. Renee Young is on screen.

Young: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome… John Cena.”

John Cena walks into shot with a serious look on his face.

Young: “John, tonight you will face Wade Barrett with a spot inside the Elimination Chamber on the line. What are your thoughts going into the match?”

Cena: “I’ve been saying it for 10 months, come hell or high water I will find a way to get a rematch with The Rock at WrestleMania 29. I have been on a 10 month road to redemption, and it’s not always been an easy road. I’ve failed to win the WWE Championship, failed to win the Royal Rumble, I’ve had to go through monsters like Brock Lesnar, but at the end of the day I am still standing and I am still on that road. The Elimination Chamber is a diabolical structure, a dangerous environment that puts your career at risk. But the prize for the six men inside that Chamber is great, the prize is a shot at the WWE Champion at WrestleMania…”

Young: “… I don’t mean to interrupt John, but let me throw a theory at you. What happens if you beat Wade Barrett tonight, you win the Elimination Chamber match, but CM Punk defeats The Rock for the WWE Championship?”

Cena: “Then I go down another road, but still a road to redemption Renee. CM Punk is a man who has constantly had the better of me when we’ve gone one-on-one. Last year we met at SummerSlam, Night Of Champions and TLC, all three times he walks out WWE Champion. Let me put it simply. Whether it be The Rock, or whether it be CM Punk, I am walking into WrestleMania 29 and I am walking out of there the WWE Champion!”


Clapping is heard down the hall before Wade Barrett walks into the shot with a smile on his face.

Barrett: “It’s a nice story John, but tonight you hit the road block. To get to WrestleMania you have to win the Elimination Chamber, to get to the Elimination Chamber you have to go through me. And you want to talk about CM Punk having the better of you? Let me take you back to 2010, I owned you. Me and the Nexus owned John Cena, and tonight I will do the same thing again. You’re not the only one wanting a shot at The Rock John, a few weeks back my singles match that was supposed to take place between me and The Rock never got started. I say it’s time WWE stopped looking to John Cena for it’s main events, it’s time for the Barrett Barrage to take center stage.”

Cena goes face-to-face with Barrett.

Cena: “Just bring it.”

We return live in the arena, where The Miz’s music plays to boos from the crowd.

JR: “Interesting choice of words from John Cena there Michael, telling Barrett to bring it.”

Cole: “Exactly the way you expect The Rock to talk, I’m starting to feel like he’s becoming a bit obsessed.”


Miz walks onto the stage dressed in a suit and without the Intercontinental Championship. As Miz angrily makes his way to the ring, a split screen shows events from SmackDown where John Morrison defeated The Miz in a non-title match before stealing his Intercontinental Championship belt.

Miz hits the ring and takes a microphone as the crowd continue to boo.

Miz: “Cut the music, cut my music! Last Friday night something was stolen from me. My Intercontinental Championship, the championship I have made mean something again, the championship I have held for 101 days! It was taken from me by John Morrison. John Morrison is not worthy of holding my championship, and I want it back… Right now!”

The crowd boo as Miz stands in the ring staring up the ramp waiting for Morrison to show.

Miz: “Come on Morrison, I’m calling you out, give me back my title.”

Suddenly on the titantron, the Intercontinental Championship belt is on screen. The camera zooms out to show it been held up by John Morrison and the crowd cheer.

Morrison: “Hey Miz! You want it? I’m right here in the parking lot, come get it!”

Miz angrily exits the ring and the crowd cheer.

Cole: “Miz and Morrison are going to go at it in the parking lot, don’t go anywhere folks!”

Raw fades to commercials as Miz angrily heads up the ramp in search of Morrison.

Raw returns in the parking lot where Miz is shouting for Morrison but can’t find him. A few moments pass with Miz getting angrier before he is smashed with the Intercontinental Championship from behind by Morrison. Miz hits the ground and Morrison puts the boots in. He then holds the Intercontinental Championship in front of Miz’s face.

Morrison: “Make the most of this while it’s yours Miz, because your days as champion are numbered.”

Morrison delivers one more blow to Miz before dropping the belt on him.

We transition back live in the arena with the camera on the announcers.

Cole: “The personal rivalry between these two former friends taking another twist here tonight, John Morrison has his sights set on the Intercontinental Championship.”

JR: “And we have our sets set here tonight on the Elimination Chamber. Earlier tonight our General Manager Jerry Lawler announced an Elimination Chamber match to determine who will challenge for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29, we’re about to have our first qualifying match.”


Justin Roberts stands in the ring as Alberto Del Rio’s music hits to boos from the crowd.

Roberts: “The following is an Elimination Chamber qualification match! Introducing first, Alberto Del Rio!”

Cole: “Alberto Del Rio is a two-time former WWE Champion and is looking to earn a shot at his third WWE Championship by qualifying for the Elimination Chamber match here tonight. Both Del Rio and his opponent Daniel Bryan are renowned submission specialists, this should be a highly technical match.”

Del Rio makes his way to the ring as the crowd continue to boo, before Daniel Bryan’s music hits to an eruption of cheers from the crowd. They begin chanting YES! as Bryan appears on the ramp.

JR: “He is arguably the most popular man on the roster right now, Daniel Bryan with the chance to get himself in the main even of WrestleMania if he can defeat Alberto Del Rio.”

Cole: “Just listen to this noise, they love Daniel Bryan in the WWE Universe.”


Bryan makes his usual entrance and the crowd continue to cheer loudly.

The bell rings to start the match and both men trade vicious-looking kicks, with the crowd chanting YES! when Bryan connects and NO! when Del Rio lands one. Del Rio takes advantage with a thumb to the eye and spends the next few minutes working over Bryan. Del Rio methodically targets the arm, looking to weaken it for the Cross Arm-Breaker. Del Rio attempts an early use of his finisher at the 3 minute mark, but Bryan counters and begins the offense, grounding Del Rio with a German Suplex. Del Rio tries to stop Bryan’s momentum by bailing to the outside, but Bryan immediately connects with a Suicide Dive and the crowd again begin chanting YES! loudly.

Bryan works over Del Rio on the outside before rolling him back into the ring. He begins to work at the legs of Del Rio before setting him up for a Surfboard, which gets more cheers from the crowd. Del Rio screams in agony but refuses to give in. Bryan released the hold and as Del Rio gets to his knees, Bryan begins kicking away at the chest of Del Rio as the crowd begin more YES! chants. Bryan then attempts a big kick to the head, but Del Rio ducks and pushes Bryan into the ropes, connecting with a superkick to the mid-section as he rebounds. Del Rio yells “destiny” and once again attempts the Cross Arm-Breaker, but Bryan again counters and Irish Whips Del Rio into the corner. Bryan delivers a series of kicks in the corner accompanied by YES! chants before Del Rio falls to the bottom of the turnbuckle. A running dropkick by Bryan is following up by a top rope Diving Headbut, the crowd pop when Bryan makes the cover but are left disappointed when Del Rio manages to kick out.

Bryan is frustrated and protests with the referee, which gives Del Rio enough time to land the Backstabber. He quickly goes for the cover but Bryan pops out at 2. An angry Del Rio quickly looks to connect with the Cross Arm-Breaker but again can’t get it locked in as a grounded Bryan scores a stiff kick to the head of Del Rio. Del Rio is left groggy, which allows Bryan to capitalise and apply the Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. Del Rio frantically reaches for the ropes but is left with no choice but to submit, giving Bryan the win in a strong 19-minute match.

Daniel Bryan def. Alberto Del Rio to qualify for the Elimination Chamber Match


The crowd goes wild and joins in with Bryan as he chants YES! when his music plays.

JR: “An amazing display by Daniel Bryan, a methodical victory that gives him a spot inside the Elimination Chamber match! Could you imagine a Daniel Bryan versus The Rock match Michael?”

Cole: “If you’d asked me that question a few months ago I’d have laughed at that question JR, but listen to the reaction this guy gets. And it’s not just about popularity, he just knocked off a two-time WWE Champion and made him submit to earn a spot inside the Elimination Chamber. If Bryan can somehow win that match, I fancy his chances against The Rock or indeed CM Punk.”

JR: “We know that Daniel Bryan will take one of the six spots inside the Chamber, we will find out later tonight whether it will be John Cena or Wade Barrett that joins him.”

Cole: “Let’s change gears now and take you back to Friday Night SmackDown. Chris Jericho, the 2013 Royal Rumble winner, announced to the world that he will challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. Still to come tonight, Y2J is in singles action for the first time since his dramatic return!”


A split screen shows Sheamus and Kane making their way to the ring backstage.

JR: “But up next, Sheamus and Kane’s rivalry reaches boiling point as they go one-on-one in a Tables match!”

Before Raw goes to commercials an advert for the Elimination Chamber airs.



Raw returns at ringside and pans the arena, focusing on a series of tables that have been set up at ringside. We shift to the announcers.

Cole: “Ladies and gentlemen we are just moments away from Sheamus facing Kane in a Tables match, but before that let’s show you some exclusive footage obtained by WWE.com.”

The footage appears to be taken on a video phone, and shows Mark Henry in a gym. He is bench-pressing an impressive amount of weight when Big E Langston enters. He stands beside Henry, causing the World’s Strongest Man to stop his presses and get to his feet. Langston and Henry go face-to-face before Langston simply slow-claps Henry’s performance and walks back out.

We return to ringside.

JR: “We saw the exact same behaviour from Langston last week, he was at ringside on SmackDown and applauded Mark Henry defeating the Big Show.”

Cole: “There seems to be a professional rivalry developing between Henry and Langston after they clashed in the Royal Rumble match, but JR speaking of Show and Henry, following their impressive match on Friday Night SmackDown, I have just been informed that they will go at it in a rematch this Wednesday on Main Event, but check this out… it will be an Elimination Chamber qualification match!”

JR: “So we know one of Henry and Show will join Daniel Bryan in the Chamber, plus the winner of that Cena versus Barrett match-up later tonight.”


The ring bell sounds and Justin Roberts stands in the ring.

Roberts: “The following… is a Tables Match!”

The crowd cheer as Sheamus’s music hits to bring out the Celtic Warrior.

Cole: “Kane and Sheamus have been back-and-forth for weeks in a rivalry that quickly got out of hand. It all started a few weeks before the Royal Rumble when Sheamus defeated Kane in an over-the-top-rope challenge, Kane reacted angrily and Tombstoned Sheamus on the floor after the match. Then during the Royal Rumble match, Kane was one of the hot favourites and was hoping to break Shawn Michaels’ record for total eliminations, but Kane was quickly eliminated by Sheamus. Again the Big Red Monster unhappy, re-entering the ring and eliminating Sheamus. Then on two occasions since then, Sheamus has been Chokeslammed through a table by Kane, prompting the announcement of this Tables Match.”

JR: “Sheamus is used to that hard-hitting style, he likes a brawl, but you gotta fancy Kane in a fist fight between these two. Sheamus has to fight smart here tonight if he wants to defeat Kane.”


Kane’s pyro hits to boos, his music plays and AJ comes skipping out and down the ramp before Kane slowly appears.

Cole: “The relationship between Kane and AJ has had many people baffled since AJ used the Big Red Machine to get revenge on Daniel Bryan when they split up, ever since then Kane has seemingly been taking orders from Kane.”

JR: “Neither of those two are what you would exactly call stable!”


The bell sounds and Sheamus cuts Kane off mid-entrance, attacking him on the ramp. Sheamus delivers a series of blows to Kane before AJ jumps on his back, allowing Kane to take advantage. Kane spends the next few minutes working over Sheamus on the outside, throwing him into the ring steps. Kane rolls Sheamus back into the ring before picking up the stairs and throwing them into the ring.

Sheamus stumbles to his feet and hits a Brogue Kick as Kane bends down to pick up the stairs, leaving both men down as a groggy Sheamus fails to capitalise. Both men remain down as AJ decides to get involved, sliding a table into the ring and setting it up in the corner. AJ then stands over Kane and yells at him to get up. Kane sits up reminiscent of how he and Undertaker used to in the Attitude Era as Sheamus struggles to his feet in the corner. Kane orders AJ out of the ring, and as the pair seemingly argue Sheamus gets back up. He charges at Kane, but the Machine grabs him by the throat and delivers a Chokeslam in the middle of the ring.

Rather than capitalise, Kane has to once again tell AJ to get out of the ring. She seems unhappy and exits under the bottom rope. Kane goes back to the ring steps, holding them up high and waiting for Sheamus to get back to his feet. Kane looks to hit Sheamus with the steps, but the Celtic Warrior lands a second Brogue Kick, causing the stairs to strike Kane in the face and send him plummeting backwards and through the table AJ had set up!

Sheamus def. Kane in a Tables Match


Sheamus’s music hits and the crowd cheers as he is declared the winner.

Cole: “What a Brogue Kick, Sheamus picks up the win!”

JR: “Kane dominated this thing folks, he had Sheamus beat on more than one occasion but was more concerned with AJ, and that gave the Celtic Warrior enough time to hit that massive Brogue Kick.”


Sheamus exits the ring and heads up the ramp. His music stops as we go back to the ring, where AJ has re-entered and stands over a fallen Kane. She yells at him to get up and the crowd boo. Kane sits up again, causing AJ to fall backward in fear. Kane gets to his feet, as does AJ. Kane hits his pyro in the middle of the ring, his music hits and he exits the ring, leaving AJ stood looking angry in the ring.

Cole: “Who knows what’s going on in the heads of these two?”

JR: “I’ve no idea, but what I do know is what happened last week. Our Chief Operating Officer Triple H challenging Brock Lesnar to a match at Elimination Chamber.”


We return to ringside with the announcers.

Cole: “That’s right, the rivalry between Triple H and Brock Lesnar stems all the way back to SummerSlam last year. Brock Lesnar broke Triple H’s arm and the arm of his best friend Shawn Michaels. Lesnar and Hunter went at it at SummerSlam, but Lesnar forced Triple H to submit to the deadly Kamura Lock before breaking his arm for the second time. We didn’t see Triple H again until the Royal Rumble. Lesnar had attacked Triple H’s father-in-law Mr McMahon, prompting The Game to return and hit Lesnar with a sledgehammer. This past Friday on SmackDown, Triple H told the WWE Universe why he came back…”

We feed to a replay of Hunter’s promo from SmackDown:

HHH: “I have to correct Lillian Garcia on a small detail. She just announced me to the ring as the COO of WWE. And while technically that is one of my job titles, I'm not out here in a management capacity. Jeans aren't allowed in the boardroom! No, I am out here as The Game, the Ceribral Assiasin, I am out here as the multiple time World Champion Triple H!”

The crowd cheer as HHH continues.

HHH: “More importantly, I am out here as a member of the active roster and a member of the McMahon family. Brock Lesnar, I am not done with you. See at SummerSlam, you did what not a lot of men have done, you broke my arm and made me tap out. And that might have scared a lot of guys away. But not me. The minute I got the all-clear from our physio, I was back in the gym. I have been in the gym busting my ass for the last 6 months with one goal in mind, getting in the best shape of my life so I can get another shot at you.”

More cheers from the crowd.

HHH: “I know I didn't have what it took at SummerSlam, you were the better man and you beat me. But you made a fatal mistake last Sunday Brock, a vital mistake when you attacked my Father-In-Law Mr McMahon. Me and Vince haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but at the end of the day that man is family. He is the grandfather of my children, he is my wife's father. And that's what got me raging Brock, hearing my wife cry down the phone after you attacked her Dad. Brock I'm going to get straight to the point, I want another shot at you, I want another fight, I want a re-match!”

The crowd cheers the announcement.

HHH: “After I returned at the Royal Rumble and smashed your skull with a sledgehammer I was flooded with questions, so called experts predicting that it will be Brock Lesnar vs Triple H at WreslteMania 29. But Brock, I can't wait that long. If you were here tonight, we'd do it right here tonight! But I know your agent Paul Heyman isn't the kind of guy to let you fight on free television, so it's lucky for me that we have one more pay-per-view before WrestleMania. I'll get straight to the point Brock, I'm calling you out... Brock Lesnar vs Triple H, the rematch... at the Elimination Chamber. And Brock, if you are brave enough to step back into the ring with me, you need to bring you absolute best. Becuase I am faster, stronger and more dangerous than I have ever been. And come Elimination Chamber... I am going to kick your ass!”

The crowd cheer, Hunter's music hits and he drops the mic before exiting the ring.


A graphic on screen shows Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar.

Cole: “So Triple H laid down the challenge to Lesnar, what will the answer be? Find out when Raw returns!”

Raw returns from commercials live in the arena as Brock Lesnar’s music hits. There is a big reaction from the crowd, but loud boos when Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring without Lesnar. Heyman confidently heads to the ring and takes a mic.

Heyman: “Thank you so much for that warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen my name is Paul Heyman and I am the advocate for the Beast Incarnate himself… Brock Lesnar!”

The crowd boos Heyman constantly throughout his promo but he continues regardless.

Heyman: “Last Friday night on SmackDown the Chief Operating Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment took to this ring and called out my client, challenging him to a match at the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. And as a businessman myself I can see why Triple H has issued that challenge. Think of the buyrate for that event people, not only will you have The Rock defending the WWE Championship against the best in the world CM Punk, not only will you have an Elimination Chamber match to determine who faces the WWE Champion at WrestleMania, not only will you have Randy Orton challenging Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship, if you add a Brock Lesnar versus Triple H match to that card… wow, that would make good business sense wouldn’t it.”

More boos for Heyman as he continues his promo.

Heyman: “But it’s not quite as simple as that Hunter, Mr Helmsley. Brock Lesnar is a big match fighter, a big money fighter. He returned to the WWE the night after WrestleMania 28 and social media activity shot through the roof, his return match against John Cena saw Extreme Rules buyrates last year significantly improve on the year before, and his match against your good self at SummerSlam last year had a similar effect. And that’s where this all falls over Triple H. See I did what any self-respecting agent would do when you laid down the challenge, and I took that challenge and presented it to my client. Brock Lesnar laughed. He laughed at your challenge Triple H, and let me tell you why. Brock Lesnar has no reason to face you again. He has twice broken your arm, he comprehensively made you tap out at SummerSlam, hell he even eliminated you from the Royal Rumble match a few weeks ago. So my answer to your challenge, Brock Lesnar’s answer, is no!”

The crowd boo loudly as Heyman has a smug look on his face.

Heyman: “Nothing personal… it’s just… good… business!”

Heyman drops the mic and looks to exit the ring when Triple H’s music hits to an explosion of cheers from the crowd. Hunter appears on stage dressed in street clothes and heads directly to the ring, stopping Heyman in his tracks.

JR: “I don’t think that was the answer Triple H was hoping for, he’s headed straight for Paul Heyman!”

Hunter enters the ring as Heyman stands in the corner. He picks up the mic that Heyman dropped and speaks angrily.

HHH: “Good business? You want to talk about business? Do I look like I’m here to talk about business Paul? I don’t give a crap about business, for me this is personal. He made it personal when he broke my arm, he made it personal when he broke Shawm Michaels’ arm, and he made it personal when he attacked my father-in-law at the Royal Rumble... what the hell are you standing over there for Paul, get yourself in the middle of this ring and look at me in the eyes when I speak to you.”

The crowd cheer Hunter as Heyman takes a few steps forward to Hunter.

HHH: “See this all might be about making money for Brock Lesnar, but for me it’s about the fight. So if Brock Lesnar doesn’t want to do this for business, then I guess we’re just going to have to make things personal for him too!”

The crowd pops when Triple H drops the mic and kicks Heyman in the stomach, getting him in position for the Pedigree. Hunter drops Heyman in the middle of the ring with his finisher as the crowd cheer loudly. He DX chops Heyman and exits the ring as his music hits.

Cole: “Pedigree to Heyman! Triple H is not letting this go, he’s going to get at Brock Lesnar any way he can.”

JR: “I’m not sure that’s a great idea, Brock Lesnar is one of the most feared fighters on this planet, making him angry may well be biting off more than you can chew.”


We transition backstage, where Jerry Lawler is in his office. There is a knock at the door before Vickie Guerrero walks in.

Vickie: “Hi Jerry! How are you?”

Lawler: “How can I help you Vickie, I’m a little busy here.”

Vickie: “Then I won’t keep you long. All it is Jerry, as you know, I represent the Fortunate Generation. Ted and Joe had a Tag Team Championship match ruined by the Prime Time Players through no fault of their own, and I was hoping you might be kind enough to grant them another shot at the titles?”

Lawler: “Here’s the thing Vickie. Even if I wanted to give Ted DiBiase and Joe Hennig a Tag Team Championship opportunity, I couldn’t. Booker T told you last week that he has an important announcement to make about the Tag Team Championship situation, so I don’t want to step on his toes.”

Vickie: “Oh I see… so you’re afraid to go over Booker’s head?”

Lawler: “No Vickie, it’s a little thing called professional courtesy. Perhaps if you’d known anything about that you might still be Raw General Manager.”


Vickie is clearly angry.

Vickie: “Things were so much better around here when Teddy was in charge!”

Vickie turns to leave but King stops her.

Lawler: “Oh, Vickie, one last thing before you go. You best go round up your clients, because in a few moments Joe Hennig is facing Chris Jericho in singles action.”

Vickie panics and storms out of the office as Jerry laughs to himself. We’re then shown a graphic on screen for Main Event depicting Cody Rhodes and Goldust.

Cole: “They are tied at one win a piece, this coming Wednesday on Main Event Cody Rhodes and his brother Goldust go one-on-one in the rubber match! And don’t forget there’ll also be that Elimination Chamber qualification match between Big Show and Mark Henry.”

The lights in the arena suddenly go off. Chris Jericho’s pyro shoots and his music hits, drawing big cheers from the crowd.

Roberts: “The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Chris Jericho!”

Jericho appears on stage in black trunks with gold trim with “Y2J 2013” printed on them, as well as his light-up jacket. He makes his way to the ring in trademark fashion.

JR: “The 2013 Royal Rumble match winner is all set for singles action here tonight, and folks we know that come WrestleMania 29 this man Chris Jericho will be challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship.”

Cole: “Jericho looked great during that Rumble match, but coming in from number 30 did give him an advantage. This singles match here I imagine will the first of many between now and WrestleMania as Chris Jericho looks to get as prepared as he can for Mania.”

JR: “And he finds himself in an unusual circumstance Michael, he can’t yet prepare for a specific opponent because he doesn’t know if he’ll be facing Dolph Ziggler of Randy Orton come WrestleMania.”

Cole: “Well he won’t have to wait long, Ziggler and Orton going at it in just a few weeks at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. But right now Chris Jericho has to get focused on Joe Hennig.”


Jericho completes his entrance before Hennig’s music hits to boos. Hennig appears with Vickie and DiBiase alongside him and the trio make their entrance.

Cole: “There is no denying that Joe Hennig’s career has taken a turn for the better since Vickie Guerrero took him and Ted DiBiase on as clients. Imagine what a win over Chris Jericho would do for Hennig.”

JR: “I have no doubts I’m looking at a future champion here Michael, you only have to look at the pedigree of this man. 3rd generation superstar, grandson of Larry The Axe and son of Mr Perfect. And when you throw the undeniable advantage that a Vickie Guerrero brings to her clients in there, Hennig could well pick up the biggest win of his career so far right here tonight.”


The early-going is riddled with distractions from ringside; whenever Jericho looks to mount a sustained period of offense Vickie hops on the apron and demonstrates with the referee. On the third occasion, the referee ejects Vickie from ringside. The crowd cheer as she is forced to leave, though DiBiase is allowed to remain. The commotion allows Hennig to take advantage, and he works over Jericho for several minutes.

At the five minute mark, Hennig attempts a PerfectPlex but has the move countered. Jericho hits Hennig with the Northern Lights suplex, but only get the 2 count. Jericho immediately follows up with a running bulldog and looks to hit the Lionsault, but as he approaches the ropes DiBiase hops the apron. Jericho delivers a forearm smash to DiBiase, who reacts angrily. DiBiase tries to enter the ring, but he is quickly order to leave by the official. While the referee deals with DiBiase, Hennig low-blows Jericho from behind before going for the roll-up. The referee sees the pinfall attempts and counts, but Jericho kicks out at 2!

The crowd pops, but Hennig can’t believe it. He pulls Jericho to his feel and looks for the PerfectPlex again, but takes too long trash-talking and Jericho manages to hook his legs, take him down and apply the Walls Of Jericho. In the middle of the ring and with Vickie and Ted ejected, Hennig has no choice but to tap.

Chris Jericho def. Joe Hennig


The crowd cheer as Jericho’s music hits. The announcers talk over a replay of the finish.

Cole: “Chris Jericho overcoming the distractions and cheating from Guerrero and DiBiase to get the win!”

JR: “And he looked amazing out there tonight!”

Cole: “Could we be looking at the next World Heavyweight Champion in Chris Jericho? He picks up the win in his first singles match since returning.”


A graphic on screen shows John Cena and Wade Barrett.

Cole: “We already know that Daniel Bryan will take one of the six spots inside that number one contender Elimination Chamber match, but will it be John Cena or Wade Barrett who joins him? It’s main event time after the break.”

Raw fades to commercials with Chris Jericho standing tall in the middle of the ring looking up at the WrestleMania logo hanging from the roof.

We return backstage, where Stephanie McMahon and Triple H appear to be arguing.

Steph: “What the hell was that Hunter?”

HHH: “What the hell was what?”

Steph: “Earlier on, you attacked Paul Heyman, unprovoked!”

HHH: “Unprovoked? Are you kidding me? Have you forgotten what Brock Lesnar did to me, to your father?”

Steph: “Of course not, but Hunter you’ve got to think this through. You’re the COO of this company, you can’t keep putting your hands on talent.”

HHH: “I wouldn’t really describe Paul Heyman as talent…”

Steph: “You know what I mean. You’re not just one of the buys Hunter, you have a lot riding on how you handle yourself. Look, you know I don’t like this idea of you getting in the ring with Brock Lesnar again… I don’t think I like the idea of you getting back in the ring at all.”

HHH: “What are you saying Steph?”

Steph: “I’m saying you need to start thinking about what you want to be. Are you The Game, or are you the man who will one day run this place? You can’t be both Hunter…”


Stephanie walks away, leaving HHH to ponder what she has said. We return live in the arena, where the ring bell sounds.

Roberts: “The following is an Elimination Chamber qualification match scheduled for one fall!”

The crowd cheers as John Cena’s music hits. He appears on stage to a loud reaction before looking into the camera and saying “redemption here I come”. He goes on to make his trademark entrance.

JR: “Well there you heard it ladies and gentlemen, for John Cena this match represents the start of the road to redemption for John Cena.”

Cole: “That’s right, we’ve known for months that John Cena wants a shot at righting what he called the biggest loss of his career at the hands of The Rock last year at WrestleMania. John Cena can get that rematch if he manages to win the Elimination Chamber to become number one contender to the WWE Championship.”

JR: “There’s a lot of ifs and buts there though. John Cena has to defeat one of the most promising young stars in our sport in Wade Barrett just to qualify, he then has to defeat five other men in the most dangerous environment in WWE history.”

Cole: “And of course The Rock has to retain the WWE Championship against CM Punk!”


Wade Barrett’s music brings out the Englishman to loud boos from the crowd.

Cole: “But all John Cena can do is beat what is in front of him, and right now that is a bare-knuckle champion from Preston England.”

JR: “John Cena and Wade Barrett have tremendous history. In 2010 it was Wade Barrett’s Nexus that haunted John Cena, costing him his job at one point and delivering several beatings. Barrett claims he has always had the advantage over Cena, and tonight he gets the chance to put an end to his dreams of facing The Rock once and for all.”

Cole: “And think about what Wade Barrett said earlier, he told John Cena that he isn’t the only one hungry for a shot at The Rock and the WWE Championship. For a young man like Wade Barrett, a headline match against a future Hall Of Famer could solidify his career here. Many believe Wade Barrett is a future WWE Champion, could that first title come at the hands of The Rock?”

JR: “It’s sure to be a sloberknocker of a main event here tonight, both men with plenty to fight for!”


The bell sounds to start the match and the two men go face-to-face before each turning to look at the WrestleMania sign. They then start to trade right hands as the crowd fires up, but it’s Barrett who takes advantage. The announcers point out Cena was foolish to try and win a fist fight with a bare-knuckle fighter, and for the opening few minutes of the match Cena is methodically worked over by Barrett.

At the five minute mark the crowd start to rally behind Cena as he powers out of a sleeper hold and looks to make a comeback. He hits a flying shoulder charge, but misses the second and goes flying out of the ring under the bottom rope. Barrett laughs to himself as the crowd boo. Wade follows Cena to the outside, smashing Cena’s head against the announce table before throwing him into the ring steps. Barrett rolls back into the ring and order the referee to start counting. Cena stays down on the outside and the crowd start to worry as the ref counts, the announcers noting that a countout victory for Barrett would be enough to get him a place in the Chamber match. Cena slowly starts to make his way up as the ref gets to eight, at nine Cena gets the strength to stand and desperately falls back into the ring, but is greeted with a boot to the head. Barrett goes for the cover but Cena kicks out at 2.

At the eight minute mark, following more beatings from Barrett, he rolls up his elbow pad to signal the Bullhammer Elbow. Cena groggily reaches his feet at Barrett charges at him, but Cena ducks and manages to counter into the AA! The crowd goes wild, but Cena is slow to capitalise. He makes the groggy cover, but Barrett rolls out at 2. Both men stumble to their feet at nine minutes and again trade blows. Cena ducks a big swing from Barrett and attempts his trademark comeback again, this time connecting with the shoulder charges and dropping Barrett in position for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena hits the ropes, but Barrett pops to his feet and surprises Cena with Winds Of Change. Barrett scrambles for the cover… 1… 2… Cena kicks out! The crowd pops and Barrett sells frustration.

The announcers put over Barrett dominating the match as he yells at Cena to get up. Barrett lifts Cena up onto his shoulders and looks for Wasteland, but Cena pops out the back, trips Barrett from behind and applies the STF! The crowd cheers as Barrett desperately reaches for the ropes. Cena uses all his strength to try and get Barrett to submit, but he is too close to the ropes and Barrett is able to escape the hold.

Both men are on their feet at fifteen minutes, Cena looks for the AA but Barrett escapes out the back. He swings for Cena, looking for the Bullhammer. Cena ducks, drops Barrett with the slam and this time lands the Five Knuckle Shuffle. The crowd is hot for Cena as Barrett stumbles to his feet, only to be met with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena hooks both legs as the referee counts the three!

John Cena def. Wade Barrett to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match


The crowd cheers as Cena’s music hits. Replays of the highlights are shown.

Cole: “What a match! What an effort by Wade Barrett, the Englishman dominated the majority of this match, but John Cena has made a career out of defying the odds and managed to pick up the win here tonight.”

JR: “A pay-per-view quality main event here on Monday Night Raw tonight folks, in the end it’s John Cena who stands tall and he heads into that Elimination Chamber match.”


Cena stands in the middle of the ring with his music still playing as he looks up at the WrestleMania sign. Suddenly, Cena’s music stops and Cult Of Personality interrupts. CM Punk’s music plays but he does not appear. Punk then appears on the Titantron, the camera close-up so that only Punk’s face is visible.

Punk: “Well done John, you’re got yourself a spot inside the Elimination Chamber match. And I’m sure you and the rest of your pathetic little fans have it all mapped out. Cena wins the Chamber, Cena beats The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, and the WWE Universe continues to revolve around you. Well I hate to break it to ya John, but the WWE Universe doesn’t revolve around you anymore… It revolves around me…”

The camera zooms out to show Punk from the waist up. Punk slowly raises his right arm to reveal he is holding The Rock’s WWE Championship belt.

Punk: “Believe me when I tell you John that I will do anything to regain what is rightfully mine; the WWE Championship. In a No Disqualification environment, The Rock has no hope of overcoming the Best In The World. So come WrestleMania, it won’t be John Cena getting redemption against The Rock. It will be CM Punk standing tall as WWE Champion as he once again proves that he is the best…”

Punk laughs and walks away. The camera zooms out to show Punk has attacked The Rock at his movie premier, Rock’s fallen body shown laid out on the floor. Punk walks back into shot, stands over Rock and puts the title on the ground next to him.

Punk: “See you in 13 nights Mr Movie Star.”

Punk delivers a kick to the ribs of Rock and walks away. Raw goes off the air with Rock laid out on the ground and Cena watching on the Titantron.

Quick Results
World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio
Goldust def. Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan def. Alberto Del Rio to qualify for the Elimination Chamber
Sheamus def. Kane in a Tables match
Chris Jericho def. Joe Hennig
John Cena def. Wade Barrett to qualify for the Elimination Chamber
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WWE Main Event - Wednesday 6th February 2013


Antonio Cesaro def. Drew McIntyre
- McIntyre looked to have the match won, but a ref bump allowed Cesaro to nail McIntyre with the European Championship belt and pick up the win.

Big Show cuts a pre-match promo saying that not been allowed to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship doesn't prevent him from qualifying for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership Elimination Chamber match and becoming WWE Champion at WrestleMania.

Big Show def. Mark Henry to qualify for the Elimination Chamber
- Henry has the upper-hand but becomes distracted when Big E Langston makes his way to ringside.
- Show capitalises on the distraction and knocks Henry out with the WMD.
- Following the loss, Langston enters the ring and applies the Camel Clucth to Henry.

John Cena interview, he says Daniel Bryan and Big Show qualifying for the Elimination Chamber make his road to redemption tougher, but vows to overcome anything that stands between him and a rematch with The Rock.

Cody Rhodes def. Goldust
- Cody picks up the clean win with CrossRhodes in a solid 15 minute match.
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WWE Friday Night SmackDown – 8th February 2013

Preview

Nine nights ahead of the Elimination Chamber PPV, Friday Night SmackDown will continue to build toward the most hellacious event of the year. Monday Night Raw went off the air with CM Punk attacking WWE Champion The Rock at the red carpet premiere of his latest movie, an attack Punk claims should show Rock that there is nothing he will not do to regain the WWE Championship. Punk challenges Rock in a No Disqualification match for the title at Elimination Chamber; what will the Best In The World have in store for the WWE Universe tonight on SmackDown?

Also in play is the latest on the Brock Lesnar / HHH rivalry that has become extremely personal. Lesnar’s well-documented feud with the COO last summer culminated in The Beast breaking Hunter’s arm in a conclusive victory at SummerSlam, but when Lesnar attacked Hunter’s father-in-law Mr McMahon it re-lit a fire under The Game. Triple H returned at the Royal Rumble, striking Lesnar with his infamous sledgehammer. Hunter then challenged Lesnar to a SummerSlam rematch for the upcoming Elimination Chamber event but Paul Heyman rejected the proposal, stating there was no business incentive for his client to take a rematch with a man he’s beaten already. HHH was furious, and declared that he would have to make it personal before dropping Heyman with a Pedigree. Still yet to have his challenge acceoted, The Game will appear on SmackDown. But with HHH’s wife and WWE Executive Stephanie McMahon urging her husband to hang up his boots and concentrate on his business duties, it is sure to be an interesting few weeks.

Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money In The Bank contract on Randy Orton to end The Viper’s 10th World Title reign just 24 hours after it began. Orton faces Ziggler in his rightful rematch at Elimination Chamber, both men will be in singles action tonight on SmackDown. Events are sure to be watched intently by 2013 Royal Rumble winner Chris Jericho, who faces the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 29.

With both major titles set to be defended in singles matches, the WWE Board Of Directors ordered Raw GM Jerry Lawler and SmackDown GM Booker T to come up with “eye-catching Elimination Chamber matches” for the event. Lawler elected to announce a number one contendership match, with the winner facing the WWE Champion at WrestleMania. A series of qualifying matches were announced: Daniel Bryan defeated Alberto Del Rio and John Cena beat Wade Barrett to take the first two of the six spots. Big Show became the third entrant with a victory on Main Event. Two more spots will be taken tonight on SmackDown, but as yet we do not know who will be in the qualifying matches. This plus Booker T’s Chamber Match announcement will be revealed on the show tonight.

There will also be fall-out after Big E Langston cost Mark Henry a spot in the Chamber. The two goliaths collided in the Royal Rumble match and have spent the following weeks trying to one-up each other. But when Langston cost Henry his match against Big Show, he told the world that Mark Henry is no longer the World’s Strongest Man, and that it was Langston’s time. There are sure to be fireworks as this rivalry continues to escalate.

With just nine nights to go before Elimination Chamber, be sure not to miss this must-see episode of SmackDown.
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WWE Friday Night SmackDown – 8th February 2013


SmackDown begins with the opening credits before a pyro display shoots inside the arena. We pan the excited crowd as Josh Matthews and JBL welcome viewers to SmackDown.

Matthews: “We are just nine nights before the last pay-per-view on the road to WrestleMania, and as we head closer to the Elimination Chamber we are in for another dramatic night here on SmackDown! Myself Josh Matthews alongside John Bradshaw Layfield here tonight, John it’s going to be a big one.”

JBL: “That’s right Josh, we have the World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler and the number one contender Randy Orton in action tonight. Plus the Best In The World CM Punk will be on the show.”

Matthews: “Not only that, we have Booker T’s Elimination Chamber match announcement, as well as an appearance by WWE COO Triple H.”


In the ring, Lillian Garcia has a microphone in hand.

Garcia: “Ladies and gentlemen please welcome SmackDown General Manager… Booker T!”

Booker’s music hits to cheers from the crowd. The SmackDown GM appears in a suit and tie and makes his way to the ring while saluting the crowd.

Matthews: “Booker T missed a few weeks of action at the hands of Brock Lesnar and came back to find his assistant Teddy Long running things. Booker wasn’t happy with that and seemingly put Teddy in his place his past Monday night.”

JBL: “But that’s not why he’s out here tonight Josh.”

Matthews: “No it is not. The WWE Board Of Directors issued Raw GM Jerry Lawler and SmackDown’s Booker T with instructions to announce compelling Elimination Chamber matches for the upcoming pay-per-view.”

JBL: “And the reason they needed to do that was because both major titles are already scheduled to be defended in singles matches at the event, you would usually see at least one of those matches defended inside the Chamber.”

Matthews: “Well on Raw Jerry Lawler announced a Chamber match with the winner getting a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 29. Booker T took to Twitter earlier today to tease he has a first-time-ever match to announce here tonight, I can’t wait to hear what he has in store!”


Booker hits the ring and politely takes the mic from Garcia as she exits the ring.

Booker: “Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Friday Night SmackDown!”

The crowd cheer as Booker continues.

Booker: “Now as you all found out on Raw, myself and Jerry Lawler were ordered by the WWE Board Of Directors to come up with a fresh Elimination Chamber match for the pay-per-view in nine nights. Jerry has booked a #1 contenders Chamber match with the winner getting a shot at the WWE Champion at WrestleMania, and man I’m excited about that! So excited that I’ve asked Jerry to have one of his qualification matches right here on SmackDown tonight! So with The King announcing such a big match, it put a lot of pressure on me to think outside the box. I wanted to do something that’s never been done before, something to make SmackDown and Booker T stand out from how things used to be under Teddy Long.”

Ooohs from the crowd as Booker takes a dig at his assistant.

Booker: “And I’ve made a decision. So, in nine nights at the Elimination Chamber event, for the first time ever the WWE Tag Team Championships will be defended inside the Chamber itself!”

Cheers from the crowd at Booker’s announcement.

Booker: “And here’s how that will work. Three teams will be in the match. Like any Chamber match, two men will begin in the ring and the other four men will be released from their pods at random intervals. The last man standing will win his team the Tag Team Championships! So all that remains now is for me to announce who will step inside the Chamber, and for me that was the easy decision. You see there are two teams who have been grilling me for a shot at Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara’s titles, and both teams are worthy opponents in my eyes. So in nine nights, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against the Prime Time Players… and Vickie Guerrero’s Fortunate Generation.”

More cheers for Booker. Before he can continue he is interrupted by the high-pitched voice of Vickie Guerrero, which draws massive heat from the crowd.

Vickie: “EXCUSE ME!”

Vickie gets more boos as she appears on stage, flanked by Ted DiBiase and Joe Hennig. DiBiase is dressed to wrestle while Hennig is wearing street clothes.

Vickie: “EXCUSE ME! Booker T, as a former General Manager I think I am qualified to tell you that that is an absolutely horrible decision!”

The boos keep coming and Vickie and her clients enter the ring.

Vickie: “My clients are without doubt the most deserving team in this company, they had a championship match ruined by the Prime Time Players just a few weeks ago and now you’re making them step inside the Elimination Chamber! Are you kidding me?”

Booker: “No Vickie I aint kidding you, and I aint done talking so shut your mouth!”


The crowd cheers as Booker cuts Vickie off.

Booker: “You say one more word and I’ll throw your clients outta that Chamber and go give Too Cool a call instead, you dig me? But hey, I’m glad you came out here, because I was about to call yours boys out tonight anyway. See I thought it might be cool if we have the people here tonight a little preview of what’s to come inside that Chamber in nine nights. Now I notice that Joe here aint dressed to compete for some reason, so I guess it’s gonna have to be you Ted.”

Booker turns and looks up the ramp.

Booker: “Somebody get me a referee out here, we gon’ kick things off here tonight with Ted DiBiase against one half of the Tag Team Champions Sin Cara! Now can you dig that… suckaaaas!”

Booker exits the ring as Vickie protests in the ring. Booker heads up the ramp as Sin Cara’s music plays to cheers. The Luchador’s pyro shoots to bring out Sin Cara and his tag team partner Rey Mysterio.

Matthews: “A huge announcement by our General Manager, the Tag Team Championships to be defended inside the Elimination Chamber for the first time ever!”

JBL: “A massive match and a massive test for these two young men. The Tag Team Champions haven’t been on the same page of late, you gotta say this is the perfect opportunity for either the Prime Time Players or Vickie’s men to take those titles!”

Matthews: “We’re going to get a little preview here tonight with DiBiase taking on Sin Cara, the winner sure to pick up important momentum and confidence going into that match.”


Vickie and Hennig exit the ring and stand at ringside as Sin Cara completes his entrance. With Mysterio, Guerrero and Hennig watching on the match gets underway. DiBiase looks for early power-moves, but Sin Cara gets off to a bright start with an array of high-flying offence. Sin Cara hits an impressive Hurricanrana and gets a close 2 count, causing DiBiase to scramble out of the ring and re-focus on the outside with Hennig. Sin Cara isn’t hanging around however, and hits a top-rope splash to take out both men at ringside.

Guerrero is fuming with the referee as Cara rolls DiBiase back into the ring, but it’s only good for a 2 as Ted gets his bottom foot on the rope. Vickie hops the apron, distracting the ref and allowing Hennig to hit a low blow to Cara. DiBiase follows with a roll-up, but Cara pops the crowd when he kicks out at 2. Cara springs back to his feet and hits an Enzeguri on DiBiase, sending him to his feel.

Mysterio goes after Hennig on the outside for interfering and the two men trade blows. This distracts Sin Cara, allowing DiBiase to sneak behind Sin Cara and land Dream Street. It’s good for the win and the crowd boo.

Ted DiBiase def. Sin Cara


DiBiase immediately heads to the outside and helps Hennig double-team Mysterio, beating him down. The pair roll Rey into the ring; DiBiase holds him upright as Hennig strikes Mysterio with one of the Tag Title belts. Hennig’s music hits to boos from the crowd as Vickie, DiBiase and Hennig stand tall with the title belts held high.

JBL: “I think we’re getting a look into the future here Josh, Vickie Guerrero’s men are future Tag Team Champions if you ask me.”

Matthews: “So the recent bad run of Mysterio and Sin Cara continues, this time it’s Mysterio fighting Hennig on the outside that causes Sin Cara to lose his focus and eventually lose the match.”

JBL: “The Tag Team Championships are in serious jeopardy in nine nights, I can’t wait to see them defended inside the Elimination Chamber!”


We transition backstage, where Booker T enters his office to find Jerry Lawler waiting for him. The pair shake hands with a smile.

Booker: “Jerry, it’s great to see you man!”

Lawler: “It’s great to be here. I just wanted to thank you for letting me have one of my Elimination Chamber qualifying matches on your show tonight!”

Booker: “Not a problem man, it’s something the WWE Universe wants and we’re here to give them a good show.”

Lawler: “I was expecting to see Teddy here, is he not around?”

Booker: “Forget about Teddy. Listen, what’s the match you’re giving us tonight King?”


Before he can answer, the door is swung open and an angry Mark Henry storms into the room.

Henry: “Did you see that!? Did you see what happened to me on Main Event?”

Booker: “Mark calm down.”

Henry: “Nah, I won’t calm down. Big E Langston cost me a spot inside that Elimination Chamber. I want Langston, and I want him tonight.”

Lawler: “Listen, Mark. You have my word, you will be in the ring with Big E Langston tonight, okay?”


Henry nods his head and exits the room.

Booker: “So, King, what’s the qualifying match?”

Lawler: “Actually Booker, if you don’t mind, I’ll head out to the ring and announce it to the WWE Universe.”


Lawler exits the room and is apparently headed to the ring as SmackDown goes to commercials.



SmackDown returns with Jerry Lawler already in the ring.

Lawler: “As Raw General Manager, I’d like to first thank Booker T for letting me stage an Elimination Chamber qualification match here on SmackDown! It’s great to be here! I don’t want to take up too much time as I’m sure you people came to see some top-class wrestling, but I need to explain how I came to the decision I came to tonight. When I announced the Number One Contendership Elimination Chamber Match and subsequent qualifying matches, it left me with a bit of a dilemma. There are only 6 places in the Chamber, and given that there’s only 9 more nights until the event we could only have one round of qualifying matches. That means I had to select 12 superstars to take those qualifying spots. Well, I couldn’t get down to twelve, I’m a fair man and I wanted as many superstars as possible to have a chance at entering the Chamber. So tonight, instead of a straight-up singles match, we’re going to have a Tag Team Qualifying match!”

The crowd cheer before King continues.

Lawler: “But I don’t want regular tag teams taking up spots in the Chamber, Booker has announced a Chamber match for the Tag Team division, so I guess what we’re going to have is kind of a Jokers Wild match here tonight. You see, there are no friends or allies inside the Elimination Chamber. And tonight will be no different. That is why bitter enemies are going to have to learn to put their differences aside for one night in a bid to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match. The winning team will qualify, both men taking up 2 of the last 3 spots. So… I guess you’re all wondering who the four men taking place in this match are. Well… I did promise Mark Henry that he will be in the ring with Big E Langston tonight… and he will be… as his Tag Team partner!”

Cheers from the crowd at this announcement before Lawler carries on.

Lawler: “And they will take on two men who have torn lumps out of each other over the last few weeks… Sheamus, and the Big Red Machine Kane!”

Lawler’s music hits and he exits the ring, making his way up the ramp as the announcers sell Lawler’s decision.

Matthews: “A major tag team match announced by Jerry Lawler here tonight, John is there any way those men can co-exist?”

JBL: “It’s going to be very difficult, the rivalries between the partnerships here tonight are getting very personal, but they’re going to have to put those differences to one side tonight if they want a spot in the Chamber and a chance at winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania!”

Matthews: “We can now head backstage with Renee Young, who is joined by one of the participants in that Jokers Wild match tonight.”


We transition backstage to the interview area where Renee Young is on camera.

Young: “Ladies and gentlemen my guests at this time are the Big Red Machine Kane and AJ Lee.”

Young looks scared as Kane and AJ step forward, and she nervously asks Kane her opening question.

Young: “Kane, you have just learned that in order to qualify for the Elimination Chamber you need to team with a man who defeated you in a Tables match on Raw… Sheamus. Your thoughts?”

Kane steps forward to answer, but AJ cuts in.

AJ: “It’s a joke, that’s his thoughts. We think it’s a joke.”

Kane becomes frustrated at AJ answering on his behalf and walks away.

AJ: “Where are you going!? Anyway, the tag match. The whole thing is unfair. Kane should be automatically placed in the Chamber as a mark of respect for his legacy in WWE. He shouldn’t have to team with a thug who threw him through a table on Monday, he shouldn’t have to face a man who’s only been in WWE a few weeks and a man who already lost one qualifying match!”

AJ screams and walks away, clearly annoyed at the situation.

We return live in the arena, where Heath Slater’s music is playing and he is in the ring awaiting his opponent. Ryback’s music hits to cheers from the crowd, and the usual Feed Me More chants take place as he makes his entrance.

Matthews: “So we now know that two more spaces in the Elimination Chamber match will be taken tonight. With three men already qualified, that leaves just one space. We can now reveal that the final qualifying match will take place this Sunday on Heat when Cody Rhodes goes one on one with this man, Ryback!”

JBL: “That will be an interesting match Josh, Cody is in great form after defeating his older brother Goldust and he will want to capitalise on that momentum. I certainly give Cody a better shot than I do Heath Slater right now.”


JBL’s predictions prove to be right. The bell rings and Ryback immediately sets about destroying Heath Slater, throwing him around the ring with a variety of power-moves. Ryback is getting cheers from the crowd as he flattens Slater with the Meathook Clothesline. He yells “FINISH IT” into the camera before hoisting Slater up and winning the match via ShellShock in under 3 minutes.

Ryback def. Heath Slater


Ryback’s music plays and the crowd cheers as his hand is raised in victory by the referee.

Matthews: “A straightforward victory for Ryback here tonight, will he be able to do the same to Cody Rhodes this Sunday and qualify for the Elimination Chamber match?”

JBL: “The idea of a man like Ryback inside that Chamber should strike fear into the hearts of the other five competitors.”


The camera shifts to the announcers at ringside.

Matthews: “This whole Elimination Chamber qualification series was brought about this past Monday Night on Raw by Jerry Lawler. In the main event, John Cena and Wade Barrett went one-on-one for a place inside the Elimination Chamber. Let’s take a look.”

The Raw Rebound graphic flashes across the screen before we are taken back to the latter stages of the Cena/Barrett match from Raw.

At the eight minute mark, following more beatings from Barrett, he rolls up his elbow pad to signal the Bullhammer Elbow. Cena groggily reaches his feet at Barrett charges at him, but Cena ducks and manages to counter into the AA! The crowd goes wild, but Cena is slow to capitalise. He makes the groggy cover, but Barrett rolls out at 2. Both men stumble to their feet at nine minutes and again trade blows. Cena ducks a big swing from Barrett and attempts his trademark comeback again, this time connecting with the shoulder charges and dropping Barrett in position for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena hits the ropes, but Barrett pops to his feet and surprises Cena with Winds Of Change. Barrett scrambles for the cover… 1… 2… Cena kicks out! The crowd pops and Barrett sells frustration.

The announcers put over Barrett dominating the match as he yells at Cena to get up. Barrett lifts Cena up onto his shoulders and looks for Wasteland, but Cena pops out the back, trips Barrett from behind and applies the STF! The crowd cheers as Barrett desperately reaches for the ropes. Cena uses all his strength to try and get Barrett to submit, but he is too close to the ropes and Barrett is able to escape the hold.

Both men are on their feet at fifteen minutes, Cena looks for the AA but Barrett escapes out the back. He swings for Cena, looking for the Bullhammer. Cena ducks, drops Barrett with the slam and this time lands the Five Knuckle Shuffle. The crowd is hot for Cena as Barrett stumbles to his feet, only to be met with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena hooks both legs as the referee counts the three!

John Cena def. Wade Barrett to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match


The crowd cheers as Cena’s music hits. Replays of the highlights are shown.

Cole: “What a match! What an effort by Wade Barrett, the Englishman dominated the majority of this match, but John Cena has made a career out of defying the odds and managed to pick up the win here tonight.”

JR: “A pay-per-view quality main event here on Monday Night Raw tonight folks, in the end it’s John Cena who stands tall and he heads into that Elimination Chamber match.”


Cena stands in the middle of the ring with his music still playing as he looks up at the WrestleMania sign. Suddenly, Cena’s music stops and Cult Of Personality interrupts. CM Punk’s music plays but he does not appear. Punk then appears on the Titantron, the camera close-up so that only Punk’s face is visible.

Punk: “Well done John, you’re got yourself a spot inside the Elimination Chamber match. And I’m sure you and the rest of your pathetic little fans have it all mapped out. Cena wins the Chamber, Cena beats The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, and the WWE Universe continues to revolve around you. Well I hate to break it to ya John, but the WWE Universe doesn’t revolve around you anymore… It revolves around me…”

The camera zooms out to show Punk from the waist up. Punk slowly raises his right arm to reveal he is holding The Rock’s WWE Championship belt.

Punk: “Believe me when I tell you John that I will do anything to regain what is rightfully mine; the WWE Championship. In a No Disqualification environment, The Rock has no hope of overcoming the Best In The World. So come WrestleMania, it won’t be John Cena getting redemption against The Rock. It will be CM Punk standing tall as WWE Champion as he once again proves that he is the best…”

Punk laughs and walks away. The camera zooms out to show Punk has attacked The Rock at his movie premier, Rock’s fallen body shown laid out on the floor. Punk walks back into shot, stands over Rock and puts the title on the ground next to him.

Punk: “See you in 13 nights Mr Movie Star.”

Punk delivers a kick to the ribs of Rock and walks away. Raw goes off the air with Rock laid out on the ground and Cena watching on the Titantron.
As we return to SmackDown, a graphic for Orton vs Ziggler at Elimination Chamber hits the screen.

Matthews: “Still to come tonight we will hear from CM Punk after he attacked The Rock at his movie premiere. Also, Randy Orton and the World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler will be in singles action ahead of their Championship match at Elimination Chamber.”

A separate graphic shows Daniel Bryan making Alberto Del Rio tap out in their Elimination Chamber qualifier on Raw.

Matthews: “But up next, Alberto Del Rio has demanded a rematch after he lost to Daniel Bryan on Raw. Bryan accepted the challenge, the rematch is coming up!”

SmackDown fades to commercials. An advert for WrestleMania 29 airs.



We return live in the arena, where Alberto Del Rio’s music hits to boos from the crowd. He makes his way to the ring with a mic in hand.

Del Rio: “Monday night was a travesty. An injustice. When I step in the right with a little man like Daniel Bryan I know that I am the better man. I know that I am better than Daniel Bryan, and I know that it should be me inside the Elimination Chamber!”

The crowd continue to boo as Del Rio enters the ring.

Del Rio: “On Monday Night I did not tap out, I was simply reaching for the ropes! A man like Alberto Del Rio does not tap out…”

Del Rio is cut off by Daniel Bryan’s music, which gets a huge reaction from the crowd. Bryan waits out the YES chants from the crowd before cutting a promo of his own at the top of the ramp.

Bryan: “Oh Alberto. You don’t have to be embarrassed about tapping out to me. I make EVERYBODY tap out. And you shouldn’t even be embarrassed that you tapped out quicker than a little school girl when I put you in the Yes Lock, because that was a smart decision. When I get a man in that Yes Lock, and I twist his neck and spine out of shape, it can end his career. You did the smart thing on Monday Alberto.”

Del Rio: “I did not tap out!”

Bryan: “I think you did Alberto, but how about we ask these people? Did Alberto Del Rio tap out on Monday?”


The crowd begin chanting YES loudly, angering Del Rio.

Bryan: “Did Alberto Del Rio tap out little a little girl on Monday?”

More YES chants.

Bryan: “Did I make Alberto Del Rio my BITCH!?”

The crowd pops and Del Rio is seen to be very angry at the remark.

Bryan: “Tapping out on Monday was a smart decision Alberto. But the stupid decision was asking for this rematch. I’m in the best shape of my life, I am more focused than ever before and I am going to win that Elimination Chamber match. So for you to willingly step back in the ring with me… get ready to tap again.”

Bryan’s music resumes and he makes his way to the ring for the match.

Matthews: “A heated exchange between these two men. Ladies and gentlemen we should point out that Daniel Bryan’s place inside the Elimination Chamber is not on the line here, this is simply a rematch requested by Del Rio.”

JBL: “I’m very happy we’re getting a rematch, these two men tore lumps out of each other on Raw and it should be another great match here tonight.”


Bryan and Del Rio stand in opposite corners. The bell rings to sound the match, but before they get going Big Show’s music hits. The crowd boo as the Giant appears on stage in street clothes. He slowly makes his way to the ring without taking his eyes off Bryan.

Matthews: “The Big Show qualified for the Elimination Chamber on Main Event this past Wednesday Night, but what is he doing out here?”

Show approaches the ring, but instead walks round it and takes up a seat on commentary.

JBL: “Well apparently he’s about to join us Josh!”

Bryan continues to watch Show as he takes a seat, which gives Del Rio the opportunity to attack from behind and begin to work over Bryan.

Matthews: “Big Show what are you doing out here?”

Show: “What a stupid question from a stupid man. I’m here to watch my apparent competition inside the Elimination Chamber. But to be truthful, if all that stands between me and a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania is a small bearded man like Daniel Bryan then I’m not at all worried.”

Matthews: “With all due respect Big Show it wasn’t long ago Daniel Bryan almost defeated you for the World Heavyweight Championship.”

Show: “You’re full of stupid remarks tonight aren’t you Josh. Daniel Bryan ALMOST defeated me, but he didn’t. Daniel Bryan is the man than got pinned in the triple threat match that lost me my World Heavyweight Championship, a title I’m no longer allowed to compete for. That doesn’t stop me going after the WWE Championship though, and running through Daniel Bryan while doing so is an added bonus as far as I’m concerned.”


Several minutes of Del Rio offence pass before Bryan makes his signature comeback, flipping over the top turnbuckle and taking Del Rio down with a flying clothesline. Del Rio gets to his knees only to be greeted by a series of stiff kicks to the chest, each one accompanied by loud YES chants from the crowd. Del Rio connects with a big shot to the head and goes for the cover, but Del Rio gets his feet on the ropes.

As Bryan protests with the referee, Del Rio rolls out of the ring in front of the announce table. Bryan gets a big pop from the crowd when he scores a suicide dive, sending Del Rio crashing into the table. Bryan gets to his feet, as does Big Show. Bryan gets in the face of Show and joins in the YES chants with the loud crowd, but Show reacts with a massive WMD. Heavy boos from the crowd as Bryan is knocked out.

Daniel Bryan def. Alberto Del Rio via disqualification


Big Show’s music hits and the boos continue as he slowly exits up the ramp.

Matthews: “Big Show knocking out Daniel Bryan here at ringside, a huge message sent. But the Giant has ruined what was shaping up to be a great match.”

JBL: “Big Show doesn’t give a damn about this match Josh, he only cares about winning that Elimination Chamber match. Daniel Bryan was over-confident and got in the face of a 7-foot man, he was asking to be knocked out and that’s exactly what happened to him.”


The camera shows Bryan knocked out at ringside before fading backstage to the locker room, where Sheamus is taping up his wrists. In skips AJ, which causes Sheamus to stand.

Sheamus: “Urm, excuse me lady, but this is the men’s locker room.”

AJ: “Oh… don’t worry… I’ve seen plenty of what you guys in here have.”


AJ then gets in the face of Sheamus.

AJ: “I just came here to tell you that you better not cost me and my monster a place in the Elimination Chamber tonight. WrestleMania is in my home town, nothing would make me and my monster happier than winning the WWE Championship.”

Sheamus: “What on Earth are you talking about AJ? You know you can’t step inside the Chamber or compete for the WWE Championship right? And I’m pretty sure a guy like Kane is more than capable of doing those things without your help.”

AJ: “Kane understands me, we were made for each other!”

Sheamus: “That’s cute. Listen, I’m no happier than you about having to team with a man like Kane tonight, but winning that match give me a spot in the Chamber too. So don’t you worry your crazy little head, we’re winning tonight.”


AJ looks very angry at been called crazy by Sheamus, and storms out of the locker room screaming Kane’s name.

We fade back to the arena, where the camera is panning the audience as Triple H’s music hits to a big reaction. The Game appears in street clothes at the top of the ramp and proceeds to make his trademark entrance.

Matthews: “He is the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, but these past few weeks have not been about business for Triple H.”

JBL: “He returned to pick a fight with Brock Lesnar, but Paul Heyman flat out refused that challenge on Raw, and I don’t think Hunter took kindly to it.”

Matthews: “Heyman told Triple H that Lesnar had no reason to take a rematch and declined the challenge for a match at Elimination Chamber. Triple H certainly did not like that answer, dropping Heyman with a Pedigree!”

JBL: “The wildcard in all this is Hunter’s wife Stephanie. She wasn’t happy with Triple H’s conduct as a senior executive of the WWE, she wants him to put his wrestling days behind him and focus on business.”

Matthews: “No suit and tie here tonight, I don’t think The Game is over just yet.”


Hunter’s music stops and he waits out crowd chants before cutting a promo in the middle of the ring.

HHH: “As Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, I’m quite a commanding kind of guy. When I want something, I get it. In other words, I’m not real good at hearing the word ‘no’. So when I called out Brock Lesnar last week and challenged him to a match at Elimination Chamber, I did not expect to hear the word ‘no’. See I thought Brock Lesnar had a set of balls, I thought Brock Lesnar liked to fight. But on Raw this past Monday, instead of going nose-to-nose with The Beast, all I got was the bad breath of his agent Paul Heyman. He made the biggest mistake of his life speaking to me the way that he did, he made a massive mistake in saying the word ‘no’ to me. Let’s just refresh our memories here, whoever’s got the controls in the truck back there can you please be kind enough to roll the footage from Raw…”

After a short pause, a replay from Raw appears on the Titantron. Paul Heyman is in the ring cutting a promo.

Heyman: “Thank you so much for that warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen my name is Paul Heyman and I am the advocate for the Beast Incarnate himself… Brock Lesnar!”

The crowd boos Heyman constantly throughout his promo but he continues regardless.

Heyman: “Last Friday night on SmackDown the Chief Operating Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment took to this ring and called out my client, challenging him to a match at the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. And as a businessman myself I can see why Triple H has issued that challenge. Think of the buyrate for that event people, not only will you have The Rock defending the WWE Championship against the best in the world CM Punk, not only will you have an Elimination Chamber match to determine who faces the WWE Champion at WrestleMania, not only will you have Randy Orton challenging Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship, if you add a Brock Lesnar versus Triple H match to that card… wow, that would make good business sense wouldn’t it.”

More boos for Heyman as he continues his promo.

Heyman: “But it’s not quite as simple as that Hunter, Mr Helmsley. Brock Lesnar is a big match fighter, a big money fighter. He returned to the WWE the night after WrestleMania 28 and social media activity shot through the roof, his return match against John Cena saw Extreme Rules buyrates last year significantly improve on the year before, and his match against your good self at SummerSlam last year had a similar effect. And that’s where this all falls over Triple H. See I did what any self-respecting agent would do when you laid down the challenge, and I took that challenge and presented it to my client. Brock Lesnar laughed. He laughed at your challenge Triple H, and let me tell you why. Brock Lesnar has no reason to face you again. He has twice broken your arm, he comprehensively made you tap out at SummerSlam, hell he even eliminated you from the Royal Rumble match a few weeks ago. So my answer to your challenge, Brock Lesnar’s answer, is no!”

The crowd boo loudly as Heyman has a smug look on his face.

Heyman: “Nothing personal… it’s just… good… business!”

Heyman drops the mic and looks to exit the ring when Triple H’s music hits to an explosion of cheers from the crowd. Hunter appears on stage dressed in street clothes and heads directly to the ring, stopping Heyman in his tracks.

JR: “I don’t think that was the answer Triple H was hoping for, he’s headed straight for Paul Heyman!”

Hunter enters the ring as Heyman stands in the corner. He picks up the mic that Heyman dropped and speaks angrily.

HHH: “Good business? You want to talk about business? Do I look like I’m here to talk about business Paul? I don’t give a crap about business, for me this is personal. He made it personal when he broke my arm, he made it personal when he broke Shawm Michaels’ arm, and he made it personal when he attacked my father-in-law at the Royal Rumble... what the hell are you standing over there for Paul, get yourself in the middle of this ring and look at me in the eyes when I speak to you.”

The crowd cheer Hunter as Heyman takes a few steps forward to Hunter.

HHH: “See this all might be about making money for Brock Lesnar, but for me it’s about the fight. So if Brock Lesnar doesn’t want to do this for business, then I guess we’re just going to have to make things personal for him too!”

The crowd pops when Triple H drops the mic and kicks Heyman in the stomach, getting him in position for the Pedigree. Hunter drops Heyman in the middle of the ring with his finisher as the crowd cheer loudly. He DX chops Heyman and exits the ring as his music hits.

Cole: “Pedigree to Heyman! Triple H is not letting this go, he’s going to get at Brock Lesnar any way he can.”
We return to SmackDown where the crowd is cheering the replay.

HHH: “For once in his life Michael Cole got something right – I am not letting this go. See this is not like before Brock. I’m not going to sit here and pretend you didn’t beat my ass so bad I tapped out at SummerSlam last year. But the man you made tap out at SummerSlam was the COO. That’s not the man calling you out here Brock. I am back, the ass-kicker is back, The Game is back. And I’m not going to stop until I get you back in that ring. I don’t give a crap about business, I want this fight. And now that I’ve made it personal and put my hands on Paul Heyman, I just wanna let you know the offer is still on the table. Triple H vs Brock Lesnar at Elimination Chamber. So what’s it gonna be Brock? Are you gonna strap on a pair and face me? Or are you gonna keep hiding and let Paul take the blows for you? I’ll see you on Monday.”

HHH’s music plays again to end the segment as he drops the mic and exits the ring.

Matthews: “Fighting talk from Triple H, the question remains will Brock Lesnar accept the rematch and face The Game at Elimination Chamber?”

JBL: “I really hope so Josh, I really want to see these two alpha males go at it one more time.”


World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler is shown walking down the hall backstage.

Matthews: “Still to come tonight we have that Elimination Chamber qualification match, but after the break the World Heavyweight Champion will be in action! Don’t go anywhere, SmackDown’s coming right back.”

SmackDown heads to commercials, but rather than returning in the arena we are in the parking lot. A car parks up, and out steps CM Punk. Punk takes out his bag from the trunk and approaches the entrance, but does not enter. He shouts at a nearby runner.

Punk: “Hey, you, get here.”

A young member of the backstage crew appears and looks on nervously.

Punk: “Do you know who I am?”

The runner nods his head nervously.

Punk: “And do you think this is the welcome a man like me deserves?”

The runner now looks confused.

Punk: “Where’s my red carpet?”

The runner continues to looks nervous and confused.

Punk: “Dwayne gets a red carpet wherever he goes, where is the red carpet for the Best In The World? You go fetch me a red carpet, you lay it out at this entrance and then I might think about entering this building. Until then, I aint moving.”

The runner looks as if he is about to protest.

Punk: “You look like you’re about to say something little boy? Go get me a red carpet right now or I’m gonna kick your teeth into the back of your throat, you got it?”

The runner sheepishly walks away and Punk continues to stand at the entrance.

We return to the arena, where Zack Ryder’s music hits to cheers from the crowd.

Matthews: “What the hell was all that about? A red carpet? He can’t be serious.”

JBL: “Why can’t he be serious? He’s the best in the world, he deserves a grand reception.”


Matthews: “I don’t think CM Punk is too bothered about a grand reception, I think he wants to remind the world what he did to The Rock on the red carpet last Monday. We’ll have to wait and see whether Punk gets his grand reception, but right now Zack Ryder is set for action.”

JBL: “I hate this guy.”

Matthews: “You might not like him John, but the former United States Champion is not a happy man. He lost the United States Championship to Damien Sandow at the Royal Rumble a few weeks ago, but rather than receive his rightful one-on-one rematch for the title he was placed in a Triple Threat with Christian. That match was booked by SmackDown Assistant General Manager Teddy Long, Ryder not a happy man.”

JBL: “Damien Sandow beat Zack Ryder fair and square at the Rumble, all Teddy has done is prevent that happening to him again!”

Matthews: “Well we’ll agree to disagree on that one, but Ryder has the chance to score a huge win here tonight if he can conquer the World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler.”


Ryder completes his entrance as Dolph Ziggler’s music hits. There are loud boos from the crowd as he cockily appears at the top of the ramp with the World Title backward around his waist.

Matthews: “Dolph Ziggler cashed in Money In The Bank on Randy Orton just 24 hours after The Viper had become World Heavyweight Champion…”

JBL: “Oh shut up Josh, you keep bringing this up like it’s something to be ashamed of. Dolph Ziggler won a gruelling ladder match to win that contract, and that contract lets him pick the opportune moment to challenge for the title…”

Matthews: “I’m not disputing that, what I was about to say is that it’s one thing to pin a knocked out Orton, it’s going to be an entirely different task for Ziggler to retain that title in a singles match at the Elimination Chamber in nine nights.”

JBL: “I disagree. Dolph Ziggler is the future of this company, he is an amazing athlete and I believe he’s going to be Champion for a very long time!”

Matthews: “Another man hoping to see Ziggler retain at the Chamber is Royal Rumble winner Chris Jericho, who has already declared his intention to challenge for the World Championship at WrestleMania in the hope of getting a rematch against the man that got him fired last year.”


Dolph hits the ring, hands the title belt to the referee and the bells sounds to begin in the match. Ryder continues to play up to the crowd with his usual fist-pumping, which Ziggler mocks to boos from the crowd. Ryder takes the bait and goes for a flurry of offense, but Dolph takes the upper-hand and continues to work over Ryder. He spends the first few minutes of the match grounding Ryder, working over his legs and showing off. Dolph spends too much time showboating however and allows Ryder to make the comeback, scoring with a series of dropkicks. Ryder forces Ziggler into the corner and beats him down before scoring with the Broski Boot. He goes for the cover, but the crowd boo when Dolph gets his feet on the ropes before the 3.

Matthews: “Ryder thought he had it won there!”

JBL: “That’s the difference between the World Champion and Zack Ryder, ring awareness. Sloppy work from Ryder.”


Ryder fist-pumps and the crowd chant as Dolph struggles to his feet. Ryder looks for the Rough Ryder, but Dolph counters into an impressive sit-out Powerbomb. Dolph immediately applies the Figure Four Leglock in the middle of the ring, leaving Ryder no option but to frantically tap out.

Dolph Ziggler def. Zack Ryder


Dolph’s music plays to boos as he continues to apply the hold before finally letting go. He snatches the World Title belt from ringside and poses on the turnbuckle.

JBL: “What an impressive finishing sequence from the World Champion, he saw an opportunity and he took it.”

Matthews: “Another opportunistic victory for Ziggler, the question remains can he do that in 9 nights at the Elimination Chamber against Randy Orton.”


Ryder is shown favouring his leg as we transition backstage, where United States Champion Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes are watching the action on a monitor.

Sandow: “Look at that pathetic young miscreant, I find it appalling that he is afforded a shot at my United States Championship at the Elimination Chamber!”

Rhodes: “Why? You have nothing to be appalled about my friend, we all know you will beat Ryder and Christian to retain that title. Just like we all know that I will defeat Ryback on Sunday Night Heat and qualify for the Elimination Chamber Match.”


Sandow looks less than convinced about Cody’s prediction.

Sandow: “Well Cody, I hope you’re right about that. But if it doesn’t work out on Sunday, be assured there will always be a place for you here by my side.”

Sandow flashes Rhodes a smile before walking away, leaving Cody to ponder what he meant.

Meanwhile, CM Punk is still at the entrance awaiting his red carpet. A cough is heard off camera, before a voice tells him to get out of the way. We zoom out to reveal Chris Jericho, who is wanting to enter the arena.

Jericho: “Urm, you’re in the way.”

Punk: “And?”

Jericho: “What the hell are you in my way for?”

Punk: “I’m waiting for my red carpet!”

Jericho: “Your red carpet?”

Punk: “Yes my red carpet. I am the best in the world and I deserve a red carpet reception wherever I go. Do you see a red carpet here?”

Jericho: “No I do not see a red carpet, I see a little punk who keeps calling himself the best in the world when he’s not.”


Punk gets in Jericho’s face.

Punk: “I’m not? What, you still think you’re the best in the world?”

Jericho: “The best in the world at what I do, yeah.”

Punk: “We’ve been here before Christopher and it didn’t end so well for you, remember?”

Jericho: “You know, I don’t, my memory’s a little foggy, how about we go out there tonight and you remind me?”


Punk smirks at the apparent challenge.

Punk: “You want a match with me tonight? You want me to embarrass you right here tonight? You’re on… just as long as I get my red carpet first.”

Jericho smiles before shoving Punk out of the way and entering the arena door. SmackDown goes to commercials with Josh Matthews hyping that Jericho and Punk will go one-on-one tonight.

We return live in the arena, where the ring bell sounds and Lillian Garcia stands in the ring.

Garcia: “The following is a Jokers Wild Tag Team match, with the winning team gaining entry into the Elimination Chamber match to determine the number one contender to the WWE Championship.”

The crowd cheer as Mark Henry’s music hits. Henry slowly makes his way to the ring in usual fashion.

Matthews: “The World’s Strongest Man returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble and immediately found himself embroiled in a war with Big E Langston. Langston claims that he is stronger than Henry and that it is his time, while Henry maintains he is still the World’s Strongest Man. Things got personal this past Wednesday on Main Event when Langston cost Henry a spot inside the Elimination Chamber. Booker T made this match, the big question is can Henry and Langston co-exist long enough to earn a spot inside the Chamber.”

JBL: “You’re right, it is a big question. Guys like Henry and Langston are alpha-males, it’s not in their nature to get along with people they don’t like. Henry should see Langston as a threat, he isn’t going to want to see him as a partner here tonight, especially after what happened on Main Event.”

Matthews: “But they’re going to have to try and find a way to be partners if they want the chance at a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania.”


Henry completes his entrance before Langston’s music hits to boos from the crowd. He makes his way to the ring in usual fashion, clapping his hands together with chalk to create dust before marching toward the ring. He hits the ring and immediately goes nose-to-nose with Henry, but before they can come to blows they are interrupted by Kane’s pyro. The crowd boo again as Kane appears with AJ skipping on ahead. AJ skips around the ring as Kane slowly makes his way to the ring, hitting his pyro again in the middle of the ring.

JBL: “Henry and Langston were about to go at it before Kane showed up, they know this aint gonna be easy!”

Sheamus is the last man to hit the ring, his music plays and the crowd goes wild for the Irishman.

Matthews: “Much like Henry and Langston, Kane and Sheamus have been involved in a bitter rivalry that has seen each man put the other through a series of tables. All four of these men want to tear their partner apart, but they also want a shot at the WWE Championship!”

Sheamus steps to the apron and allows Kane to start the match for his team, but Henry and Lagnston argue over who starts for their team. Eventually Langston shoves Henry into the patch of a big boot by Kane. Langston laughs, the bell sounds and he steps onto the apron as the match begins. Kane continue to work on Henry, delivering a series of stomps. Kane hauls Henry to his feet and Irish whips him into the corner before hitting a Sidewalk Slam, which is good for a 2-count. With Henry down, Kane gets to his feet and looks to tag in Sheamus, who has his arm extended. Kane however changes his mind, refuses the tag and goes back to work on Henry. Kane looks to repeat the Sidewalk Slam, but this time Henry explodes out of the corner. Henry knocks Kane down with a series of Clotheslines before pulling off a big suplex, which gets cheers from the crowd. Henry then connects with a running splash and goes for the cover, but Sheamus breaks up the fall just before three.

JBL: “Very smart from Sheamus, he know his partner was in trouble and broke up the count.”

Matthews: “But it had to be hard for Sheamus to come to the aid of his rival.”

JBL: “That’s how much the WWE Championship means Josh.”


Henry angrily gets to his feet and clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope, but he turns around and walks into a Chokeslam! The crowd boo as Kane makes the cover, the ref counts and Langston doesn’t move… but Henry kicks out at 2! Kane can’t believe it, and AJ goes mad at ringside.

Matthews: “What a display of courage from Henry, kicking out of Kane’s Chokeslam!”

JBL: “But where was Henry’s partner, why didn’t Big E break up the count?”


AJ hops the apron in protest with the referee, which distracts Kane. Kane orders her to get down, and the distraction gives Henry enough time to get to his feet and connect with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry is spent, both men remain down in the middle of the ring and slowly crawl toward their partners. Henry looks to tag in Langston, but Big E steps down the ring and walks away and up the ramp to loud boos. Henry looks dejected as Kane tags Sheamus, who signals for the Brogue. Henry gets to his feet but is immediately hit with Sheamus’s finisher, it’s good for the 3!

Sheamus and Kane def. Mark Henry and Big E Langston to qualify for the Elimination Chamber

Sheamus’s music hits and the crowd cheer as we are shown a replay of events.

Matthews: “Henry fought valiantly, kicking out of Kane’s finisher, but when he needed the help of his partner Big E Langston walked away from the match!”

JBL: “I don’t get it Josh, it’s almost as if Langston wanted Henry to get hurt more than he wanted a shot at the title.”

Matthews: “Take nothing away from Kane and Sheamus, big win for the pair and they advance to the Elimination Chamber.”


Back live, Sheamus spots Kane getting back to his feet. He smiles and delivers a Brogue Kick to Kane, sending the Big Red Machine out of the ring and getting a big pop from the crowd. Sheamus’s music hits again and he exits the ring while AJ checks on Kane at ringside.

Matthews: “Brogue Kick to Kane!”

JBL: “Sheamus reminding Kane that it’s every man for himself in 9 nights!”


Henry remains down in the corner as Big E reappears, he runs to the ring and stands over Henry as the crowd shower him with boos. He hauls a prone Henry to his feet before hitting Henry’s own Worlds Strongest Slam finisher! Langston has a stern look on his face as his music hits and the crowd continue to boo.

JBL: “A very clear and deliberate message sent to Henry by Big E.”

Matthews: “Langston hits Henry with his own finishing manoeuvre, he is telling Henry and the rest of the WWE Universe that he is the new World’s Strongest Man.”


Langston slowly exits the ring as we return backstage, where a runner has acquired a red carpet and hands it to Punk.

Punk: “You’re passing me a rolled up carpet? What the hell is wrong with you? Roll it out in front of me you stupid little boy!”

The runner frantically rolls the carpet out in front of Punk.

Punk: “Now scram before I kick your ass.”

The runner leaves quickly as Punk enters the arena, only to be greeted by Renee Young.

Young: “CM Punk, I have to ask you about the events of Monday Night. Why did you feel the need to attack The Rock at the premiere of his own movie?”

Punk: “I’ll put it simply so that even a bimbo like you can understand Renee. See, my match with The Rock for the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber is a No Disqualification match. That means anything goes. I attacked The Rock on the red carpet to prove a point and to send Dwayne a message. There isn’t anything I won’t do to regain what is rightfully mine – the WWE Championship. In a No Disqualification match, that is very bad news for The Rock.”


Punk walks away from Renee and past Booker T’s office, where The Miz is standing at the door. He enters without knocking.

Booker: “What the hell man? You not heard of knocking?”

Miz: “This is important. I want to know what you’re going to do to punish John Morrison?”

Booker: “Punish John Morrison for what? Beating you fair and square in the middle of the ring last week?”

Miz: “Funny. No, I want to know what you’re going to do to punish him for stealing my Intercontinental Championship and then attacking me in the parking lot on Monday.”

Booker: “Grow up Miz, this is a man’s sport. You got your belt back, what’s the problem?”

Miz: “Really? Really?”

Booker: “Actually I’m glad you came in Miz, I was just gonna call you. See, when John Morrison defeated you on SmackDown last week he earned himself a shot at your title. And I have decided that that match will take place at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Now get the hell outta here.”


Miz angrily storms out of the office as we return live in the arena, where Wade Barrett is making his way to the ring for a match.

Matthews: “Wade Barrett set for singles action here tonight, and John you could argue Wade Barrett is in a bit of a slump right now.”

JBL: “Definitely. As leader of the Nexus this man was tipped to be a future World Champion but he just can’t seem to kick on to that next level.”

Matthews: “A string of recent losses including an Elimination Chamber qualifier have left Barrett in need of a big win, can he get back on track when SmackDown returns?”


SmackDown fades to commercials as Barrett enters the ring. We see a short vignette where the screen is distorted with various newspapers flashing across the screen in various directions. The words BIGGER PICTURE then become apparent, before the vignette ends abruptly.

We return live where Wade Barrett is in the ring as his music ends. Randy Orton’s music hits to a big reaction from the crowd and The Viper appears on stage.

Garcia: “The following is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from St Louis Missouri, he is the Apex Predator… Randy Orton!”

Matthews: “He is the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship, and in nine nights he gets his rematch with Dolph Ziggler for the title. Randy Orton looks fired up here tonight.”

JBL: “He’s rightly very angry that his 10th World Title reign ended after just 24 hours at the hands of Dolph Ziggler’s Money In The Bank contract, I wouldn’t want to be Wade Barrett right now.”

Matthews: “Orton and Barrett have a long history dating back to Barrett’s time as Nexus leader, we’re always in for a great match when these two men step into the ring and tonight should be no different.”


Orton completes his entrance and the bell sounds, with The Viper taking control in the early going. Barrett makes several attempts to mount offence, but each time he is frustrated by Orton’s counters. At the 3 minute mark, Barrett bails the ring to regain his composure.

Matthews: “Once again here Wade Barrett just can’t get out of the blocks.”

JBL: “He needs to get into this thing or it’s a formality than Orton’s going to hit that RKO.”


Orton follows him to the outside but is shoved into the ring-post, giving Barrett the upper-hand. Barrett works the lower back of Orton on the outside before throwing him back into the ring to continue his attack. At the 5 minute mark Barrett hits Winds Of Change, but Orton kicks out. The crowd cheers and Barrett sells frustration once more. Barrett lifts Orton to his feet and looks to hit Wasteland, but Orton slips out the back and lands a big dropkick. Barrett and Orton get back to their feet only for Orton to mount his signature comeback offence; 2 clotheslines followed by a snap powerslam. Orton then drapes Barrett across the middle rope and connects with the DDT, but the crowd is left disappointed when Barrett managed to kick out at 2!

Matthews: “Orton is picking it up here, he’s hitting high gear!”

Orton fires up the crowd by signalling for the RKO as Barrett pulls himself up on the ropes at the 8 minute mark, but Orton’s attempt at an RKO is counters and he is shoved into the corner by Barrett. Wade follows him into the corner but Orton counters with a kick to the gut, he throws Barrett into the turnbuckle and unleashes his own series of right hands. This is followed up by Orton putting Barrett on the top turnbuckle and scoring with a huge superplex, which gets a strong reaction from the crowd. Orton sells the effects for a moment before once again signalling for the RKO, and Barrett slowly gets to his feet. Barrett once again counters, only this time Orton is pushed into the referee. It’s not a major bump for the ref but he sells contact to the eyes as Orton turns round into Wasteland! Barrett makes the cover but the ref is very slow to react, and this allows Orton to kick out at 2!

JBL: “Barrett had the number one contender beat!”

Barrett is furious and protests with the ref before turning his attention back to Orton, pulling his elbow pad up and signalling for the Bullhammer. Orton ducks the contact however and follows up with an immediate RKO! The crowd goes nuts as Orton gets the 3 to conclude a strong 14 minute match.

Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett


Matthews: “Randy Orton picks up the victory!”

Barrett rolls out of the ring to sell the effects as Orton gets to his feet with his music playing. Suddenly, Dolph Ziggler storms the ring. He looks to smash Orton with the World Title belt, but Orton ducks and hits an RKO to Ziggler! The crowd is high on Orton as his music plays again.

Matthews: “RKO to the champion!”

JBL: “Dolph tried to jump Orton, but The Viper strikes with that RKO out of nowhere.”

Matthews: “If Orton hits that RKO in 9 nights we could be looking at the new World Heavyweight Champion.”


Orton picks up the title belt and holds it high to more cheers from the crowd before dropping it on a fallen Ziggler.

Matthews: “Randy Orton sends a clear message to the World Champion, he wants his title back.”

The camera returns to ringside on the announcers.

Matthews: “It’s been a big night so far on SmackDown and don’t forget we still have that main event of Chris Jericho versus CM Punk coming up for you. But let’s take you back to earlier in the night…”

A replay of the finish to the Sheamus & Kane vs Henry & Langston match is shown as Matthews continues.

Matthews: “It was an Elimination Chamber Qualifier, but Big E Langston walked out on his partner and inexplicably walked away from the chance to compete for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Many people wondered why he would do that, perhaps Renee Young has the answers…”

We go backstage where an intimidated Young is standing by Big E Langston.

Young: “Big E Langston, the WWE Universe are questioning why you would walk away from the opportunity to enter the Elimination Chamber and the chance at facing the WWE Champion at WrestleMania.”

Langston snatches the microphone.

Langston: “Well the WWE Universe would be pretty stupid to question anything I do little lady. I aint just muscle, I’m brains too. I mean, look at me. I am the most dominant specimen in WWE today. When I decide I want to, I will run through whoever I have to and become WWE Champion. But right now that aint my mission, that aint my focus. My focus is Mark Henry, a man walking around here still calling himself the World’s Strongest Man. Ha! That might have been true once upon a time, but not anymore. Mark Henry, this aint 1998 anymore. It’s 2013, and in 2013 the strongest man in this business is me. I proved that when I owned you at the Royal Rumble, I proved that when I picked you up and dropped you with your own World’s Strongest Slam, and I proved that tonight when you were on your knees crawling, begging for my help. Mark Henry, you time is up. You have two choice Mark. You go out with dignity, walk away with your head held high and reflect on your career. Or you step in the ring with me, and I end your career.”

Langston laughs to himself as he walks away. We are then shown a split-screen or Chris Jericho and CM Punk walking down the hallway.

Matthews: “It’s main event time ladies and gentlemen, a rematch from WrestleMania 28… CM Punk vs Chris Jericho, it’s coming next.”

SmackDown goes to its final commercial break.

We return live in the arena where a graphic shows that Big E Langston vs Mark Henry will go one-on-one at the Elimination Chamber.

Matthews: “Moments ago we heard from Big E Langston, he collides with Mark Henry in what is sure to be a brutal match in nine nights!”

Cult Of Personality hits to boos from the live crowd as CM Punk and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring for the main event.

Garcia: “The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, been accompanied to the ring by Paul Heyman, from Chicago Illinois… CM PUNK!”

More boos as Punk yells that he is the best in the world before entering the ring. He takes the microphone from Lillian Garcia and sits cross-legged in the middle of the ring while Paul Heyman stands behind him with his arms folded and a smile on his face.

Punk: “Nine nights. Nine precious nights. That’s how long Dwayne Johnson has got left on this little nostalgia trip as WWE Champion…”

The crowd boo Punk.

Punk: “… oh you can boo all you like, but here’s the reason why. Anybody can get lucky once, they can get that big win against the odds. And believe me when I tell you that The Rock defeating me was a lucky win against the odds. But lightning will not strike twice at Elimination Chamber. No, because in that match there are no disqualifications. Do you people realise what that means? It means there is nothing that I am not allowed to do to The Rock to take back what is mine.”

More boos for Punk but he continues regardless.

Punk: “The Rock stole from me at the Royal Rumble and I plan to take back my property with interest! It’s not going to be enough for me just to beat The Rock, I won’t stop until I beat him so bad that his movie star good looks are gone. I won’t stop until I leave him a bloodied, broken old man lying on the floor looking up at the lights, begging for the end. In nine nights Rocky you get that end. On Monday night your blood reddied an already red carpet, and at Elimination Chamber your blood will spill again. It will spill into my hands, and while these pathetic people watch on in horror I will be enjoying every minute of it. I know I am better than you in this ring Dwayne, because I am better than EVERYBODY in this ring. And I’m not just talking about the guys in the back today, I am better than any of those attitude era steroid-abusers you used to roll with too. Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, I could kick all of their asses.”

The boos for CM Punk are extremely loud at this point, and Punk looks as if he has more to say but is cut off by the pyro of Chris Jericho, who’s music plays to bring out Punk’s opponent. The lights go out as the crowd explodes with cheers; Jericho’s light-up jacket is visible before the arena lights come back up.

Garcia: “And his opponent, from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Y2J… Chris Jericho!”

Matthews: “It was this time last year that these two men were embroiled in a very personal rivalry over who had the right to call themselves the best in the world. Two excellent matches at WreslteMania 28 and the following Extreme Rules were both one by CM Punk, so Chris Jericho has a lot to prove here tonight.”

JBL: “I agree, but Jericho has been on fire since returning to WWE. He won the Royal Rumble in his first match back, we know he’s gunning for the World Title at WrestleMania, a win over the number one contender to the WWE Championship would give him some incredible momentum going into that match.”


Jericho hits the ring and stands opposite Punk, who does not look happy at been interrupted. The bell sounds and the crowd cheers in anticipation for the match. Jericho and Punk lock up several time and some great chain wrestling ensues, but each time they end at a stalemate. The pair then begin to trade right hands, with Jericho coming out on top. He follows with a flurry of chops before scoring a dropkick that sends Punk outside the ring. Jericho gets the crowd fired up as Heyman frantically gives Punk a pep talk.

Heyman has his back to the ring, and Jericho has had enough of Punk’s timewasting. He baseball-slides into the back of Heyman, knocking him into Punk who crashes into the announce table. Jericho goes to the outside, where Heyman remains down, and delivers several more chops to Punk on the outside before rolling him back into the ring. Punk groggily gets back to his feet as Jericho climbs the top rope, Punk stands up only to be greeted by a flying cross-body. Jericho goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at 2.

Matthews: “Strong start here by Jericho/”

JBL: “It’s important to start well against a man like Punk, he needs to keep the pressure on if he intends to win this.”


At the 5 minute mark, Jericho is in control and hits a running bulldog on Punk. Jericho looks to hit the Lionsault, but before he can get to the ropes he is obstructed by an angry Paul Heymna, who has hopped the apron. Heyman attempts to slap Jericho, but Jericho grabs his hands. The referee seperates the pair and ejects Heyman from ringside, which Heyman reacts to furiously but the crowd go nuts for. The distraction allows Punk to gain control with a stiff kick to the head, he goes for the immediate cover but Jericho kicks out at two.

Matthews: “The make-up of this match just shifted drastically, Heyman ejected by the referee.”

JBL: “What a travesty this is Josh. Jericho struck Heyman first and now it’s Paul who’s punished?”

Matthews: “Maybe that was the plan all along? Jericho is the master of mind-games, what if he knew his chances of winning this match would increase dramatically with Heyman gone?”

JBL: “You make a very good point, but it’s Punk who’s in control right now.”


Punk stomps at a grounded Jericho while yelling that he is the best in the world. Jericho makes it to the corner turnbuckle but is only greeted by a running knee from CM Punk, who follows up with a bulldog of his own. The crowd boo as Punk heads to the top rope, he raises he arms and attempts a diving elbow. Jericho avoids the contact though, rolling out of the way and scoring a Lionsault. The crowd pops as Jericho makes the cover, but Punk kicks out at 2!

Jericho sells shock that Punk kicked out before protesting with the referee. Jericho waits for Punk to get back his feet and attempts a Codebreaker, but Punk hooks Jericho’s legs and throws him into the corner. A series of chops from Punk are countered by Jericho, who throws Punk into the corner and delivers a series of chops of his own. The same counter by Punk, but this time he climbs the second turnbuckle and proceeds to deliver right-hands to Jericho. The ref counts him to 4 before suddenly Paul Heyman makes his way back to the ring. Punk throws Jericho to the ground as the distracted referee deals with Heyman, before Punk exposes the top turnbuckle. Heyman is once again told to leave, but he stands his ground at the top of the ramp.

Punk goes back to work on Jericho, a suplex is followed by a pin attempt that Jericho kicks out of. Punk signals that it is time for the Go To Sleep at the 10 minute mark and the crowd boo. He lifts Jericho up, looks to swing the knee, but Jericho hooks the leg, takes Punk down expertly and applies the Walls Of Jericho!

Matthews: “Jericho’s got Punk in the Walls! Will he tap?”

Punk screams in agony as he scrambles desperately for the ropes. A weakened Jericho goes not have the strength to prevent Punk from crawling to the bottom rope to break the hold. Punk pulls himself up in the corner of the ring that has the exposed turnbuckle, Jericho attempts a running splash but Punk moves. Jericho’s head hits the exposed turnbuckle and the crowd boo loudly. Punk once again lifts Jericho up in the middle of the ring in position for the go to sleep, but before he can connect with his finisher…

… The Rock’s music hits! The arena explodes as Punk sells disbelief in the middle of the ring. The Rock appears on stage, fired up as the crowd goes wild.

Matthews: “Can you believe it? The WWE Champion is here, The Rock is here!”

Punk drops Jericho and looks on in horror as Rock walks past Paul Heyman and looks to hit the ring. Heyman foolishly attempts to strike Rock from behind, with Rock not taking kindly to it. Punk can only watch on in shock as Rock strikes Heyman with a right hand, sending Heyman down at the top of the ramp. Punk pleads with Rock to stop, but the WWE Champion picks Heyman up and delivers a vicious Rock Bottom to Heyman on the stage!

The crowd is hot for Rock, and the distraction to Punk has given Jericho the time he needed to recover. Jericho spins Punk round, connects with the Codebreaker and gets the 3!

Chris Jericho def. CM Punk

The arena explodes again as Jericho’s music hits.

Garcia: “Here is your winner… Chris Jericho!”

Matthews: “I can’t believe what I just saw! The Rock delivers a Rock Bottom to Paul Heyman, Chris Jericho pins CM Punk, what a match!”

Punk stays grounded in the middle of the ring as Jericho exits. Rock walks past him and enters the ring. The crowd cheers loudly as Jericho’s music stops, and the Rock takes the opportunity to nail the grounded Punk with a People’s Elbow! Rock’s music hits and he poses on the turnbuckles with the WWE Championship belt held high.

Matthews: “The Rock gets revenge on his attacker from Monday night and sends an emphatic message to CM Punk, what is next in the story of these two men as we move closer to Elimination Chamber? Thanks for joining us everybody, and be sure not to miss Monday Night Raw!”

SmackDown goes off the air with Rock standing tall over Punk.

Results
Ted DiBiase (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Joe Hennig) def. Tag Team Champion Sin Cara (w/ Rey Mysterio)
Ryback def. Heath Slater
Daniel Bryan def. Alberto Del Rio
World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Zack Ryder
Sheamus & Kane def. Mark Henry & Big E Langston to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match
Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett
Chris Jericho def. CM Punk
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The Rock | Undertaker | Triple H | Chris Jericho | Stone Cold

CM Punk | Dean Ambrose | Mark Henry | Daniel Bryan | Dolph Ziggler

Austin Aries | Jeff Hardy | AJ Styles | Bully Ray | Christopher Daniels
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