Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leeds, UK
Much like their match on Raw, Cesaro and McIntyre put on a solid performance that has the crowd fully-invested in the near-falls. The match goes long; but shortly after the first commercial break of the show Cesaro connects with the Neutraliser. He goes for the pin, but McIntyre shocks the crowd when he kicks out just before the 3! The crowd pops big and Cesaro sells shock, JBL says the only explanation is McIntyre’s desire to be European Champion. Cesaro continues to protest with the referee, and McIntyre sneaks up behind with the roll-up. 1… 2… KICK OUT! The crowd thought McIntyre had it won, but Cesaro powers out. Both men spring to their feet, but Cesaro walks into a vicious big boot. The crowd cheer as a passionate McIntyre picks up a prone Cesaro, hooks both arms and plants him with the Futureshock! 1… 2… 3!
Despite a small flurry of early offence, Riley is clearly no match for the World Champion. Ziggler hits the Fameasser at the 2 minute mark, but elects not to go for the cover. He cockily waits for Riley to stumble to his feet before dropping him with a vicious Superkick. Again, no cover. Instead Ziggler imitates Ric Flair before applying the Figure Four to Riley, who screams in pain as he taps desperately.
Rey’s weakened state is exploited by the powerful O’Neil, who dominates Rey for the opening five minutes of their match. Rey makes his usual comeback at the six minute mark and gets Titus in position for the 619, but Darren Young hits the ring and delivers a big clothesline to Rey, drawing the DQ.
A fairly standard Tag Match takes place, with Big Show dominating John Morrison in the early-going. Daniel Bryan gets the hot tag at 6 minutes and delivers his running knee finisher to Miz, but Show breaks up the pin attempt. The match goes to commercials at the 8 minute mark.
We return with Show dominating Bryan, a replay showing Bryan took a massive Spear from Show during the commercials before Morrison broke up the pin. At the 11 minute mark, Show looks to splash Bryan in the corner but he avoids the contact. Bryan then delivers a running dropkick to Show, sending him down to one knee. A stiff kick to the head from Bryan, who then climbs the ropes and delivers the Flying Goat. The crowd is hot and both men slowly crawl to their partners. Morrison and Miz are tagged in, and it’s Morrison who takes control. A series of Clotheslines is following by a spinning heel kick. Morrison looks to have it wrapped up, an Enzeguri leaves Miz prone and in position for Starship Pain. With Bryan and Show still groggy on the outside, Morrison goes for his finisher… but Miz gets the knees up, before immediately rolling Morrison up. He gets the 3 by putting his feet on the ropes for leverage.
A basic tag team match is intended to preview the two title matches between the four men at Elimination Chamber. Ziggler and Miz dominate the early-going of the match, working over Morrison. Morrison makes the comeback at 6 minutes and makes the hot tag to Orton, who clears house with his trademark moves. He performs an impressive double-slingshot DDT to both Miz and Ziggler, getting a big reaction from the crowd. With Miz the legal man, Ziggler bails to the outside and can only watch on in fear as Orton takes out Miz with an RKO. Orton gets the 3 while staring down Ziggler.
The announcers sell excitement at Jericho’s impending Hall Of Fame induction, but say Del Rio has shown no class in interrupting Jericho’s interview on his induction. Jericho fights Del Rio in his street clothes, delivering a series of chops and right hands to Del Rio. A flying forearm from Jericho is followed up by a Lionsault, and the crowd goes wild as Jericho rips of his shirt. Del Rio bails the ring before Jericho can mount any further offense and the crowd boo loudly as he quickly exits up the ramp, losing the short match via count-out.
Kofi fights valiantly, but Kane is at his destructive best. Kane hits his trademark spots; Sidewalk Slam, top rope Clothesline and a Chokeslam in succession to make short work of Kofi, picking up the win inside four minutes.
In a basic squash match, Langston easily over-powers both Jimmy and Jey, using his sheer strength to beat down both men. The ending comes when he drapes one Uso over each shoulders and delivers a Double Big Engind. Langston pins both Usos simultaneously while staring into the hard camera with a mean look on his face.
The match is given an entire 15 minute segment and follows Cena’s usual match layout. The men go for a test of strength early on which Show wins, and he spends the majority of the match beating down Cena. Cena makes his trademark comeback at eight minutes with flying shoulder tackles and a Five Knuckle Shuffle, but he can’t get Show up for the AA and The Giant collapses on top of Cena. Show makes the cover, but Cena kicks out at 2!
Further beat downs continue from Show before he signals for a Chokeslam at the 11 minute mark. He hoists Cena up high, but Cena slips out the back. He goes for the AA again, and this time managers to connect in a gutsy show of strength. The crowd pops for Cen’a determined strength as he gets the 3.
Ryder and Sandow put on a fairly basic singles match. Ryder has the early-going before distraction from Rhodes allows Sandow to take control. At the 7 minute mark, Sandow hits the Elbow Of Distain. Before he can capitalise, Christian’s music hits! The crowd cheer as Christian walks down the ramp, and the distraction to Sandow allows Ryder to get a roll-up victory.
Cody and Christian share offense for the opening minutes, trading manoeuvres but neither man has a clear advantage. At 3 minutes, Rhodes hits an Alabama Slam and goes for the cover, but Christian kicks out. Cody ceases the opportunity to work over a grounded Christian, and for the next few minutes Cody continues to dominate. At six minutes, Christian hits a Killswitch out of nowhere but it too beaten up to take control and both men remain down. Christian is first to his feet, he has that look in his eye and crouches down in the corner as if to signal for the Spear. From the outside, Sandow desperately clings on to Christian’s ankle for long enough for Cody to connect with a Disaster Kick that is good for the win.
Ryback and Hennig start the match off, and Ryback takes immediate control, throwing Hennig around the ring with ease. Hennig tags in DiBiase, but he fares no better as Ryback continues to dominate with hard-hitting blows and power moves. At 3 minutes, Ryback throws DiBiase into the corner and continues to beat him down before Sheamus tags himself in. Ryback is clearly not happy at this, but reluctantly exits the ring as Sheamus continues the beat down on DiBiase.
At 6 minutes, Sheamus attempts a High Cross but DiBiase escapes out the back and frantically tags in Hennig. Hennig charges at Sheamus, but is immediately greeted with an Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus backs into the corner and beats on his chest, signalling for the Brogue Kick, but before he can attempt the move Ryback blind-tags himself into the match.
Sheamus and Ryback stare down as the miscommunication continues. Sheamus exits the ring, clearly angry. Ryback charges at Hennig and attempts a Meathook Clothesline, but Hennig expertly ducks and rolls Ryback up from behind to get the surprise win!
As always, Punk and Bryan put on a top quality match. The early-going is spent with a series of back-and-forth grapples and technical holds, which each time end in stalemate. A sly thumb to the eye at the five minute mark gives Punk the advantage, and he works over Bryan with his signature moves. At 7 minutes, Punk scores with a top rope Elbow, but Bryan kicks out at 2 and gets a pop from the crowd. Punk attempts a GTS, but Bryan slips out the back and looks to apply the Yes Lock. Punk scrambles from the ring to big heat, but Bryan immediately takes Punk down on the outside with a suicide dive. The crowd goes nuts as Bryan begins his YES! chants again before Irish whipping Punk into the stairs.
At 10 minutes, Bryan rolls Punk into the ring. Punk is on his knees as Bryan begins to pound at Punk’s chest with vicious left-and-right kicks. Punk ducks the big final swing and looks to roll up Bryan from behind, but Bryan rolls back to his feet and scores with the big kick to the head! Bryan goes for the pin, but Punk gets his foot on the bottom rope just before 3. Bryan sells frustration as the crowd buys into the nearfall.
Bryan stands in the corner of the ring as Punk pulls himself up on the opposite turnbuckle. Bryan performs a running dropkick, sprints back to his corner and looks to score with a second dropkick but this time Punk avoids contact; leaving Bryan straddled on the top turnbuckle. Punk follows up with a running knee to the lower-back of Bryan, before Punk joins Bryan on the top turnbuckle and lands a top rope backdrop. Punk drapes an arm over for the cover, but Bryan powers out at 2! The crowd pops again as Bryan shows heroic tenacity.
Punk is furious that he can’t put Bryan away, he slides his kneepad down and exposes his knee; he then scoops Bryan up and lands a vicious GTS in the middle of the ring. This time Punk gets the 3.
Kofi and Primo begin the match with a collar and elbow tie up – Primo Irish Whips Kofi into the ropes but is knocked straight down with a shoulder tackle. Primo gets up only to run into a dropkick from Kofi. Primo scrambles back into his corner and tags in Epico, who slowly enters the ring as a fired up Kofi gets cheers from the crowd. Epico makes the same mistakes as Primo; walking into Kofi’s high-flying offense. Kofi throws Epico into their corner and tags in R-Truth, who gets light cheers from the crowd. Kofi and Truth perform a double-back body drop on Epico before Truth thrusts and break dances in the ring; finally landing a leg drop on Epico. Truth goes for the cover, but it’s broken up by Primo.
At 2 minutes, Truth whips Epico into the corner and charges at him, but Epico gets the boots to the face of Truth before landing a clothesline. He tags in Primo, and the pair deliver stomps to Truth in the corner. Primo works over Truth on the mat, focusing on his legs to keep him grounded.
At 4 minutes, Primo attempts a Backstabber but Truth clings on to the top rope. Primo charges at Truth, but Truth scores with a spinning forearm smash. Both men are down as their respective partners call for the tags, the crowd urging Truth on. They make the tags; the crowd cheer as Kofi leaps into the ring and goes to work on Epico. Kofi delivers a dropkick to Epico before giving the same move to Primo, sending the latter to the outside. Kofi scoop slams Epico and follows up with the Boom Drop.
At 5 minutes, Kofi signals for Trouble In Paradise, but Primo grabs his leg from the outside. R-Truth is soon on the scene, delivering right hands to Primo on the outside. The distraction allows Epico to hit a Hurricanrana on Kofi and he looks to have the match won, but Kofi kicks out of the pin at 2. Both men are straight to their feet when Kofi scores with a Trouble In Paradise out of nowhere. With Primo still selling the effects on Truth’s beat-down on the outside, he is helpless to break up the pin and Kofi gets the 3!
Barrett and McIntyre circle the ring before the lock up. Barrett comes out on top, getting McIntyre in an arm bar before whipping him into the ropes. Barrett drops his head and looks for a back drop, but Drew hooks both Barrett’s arms. The crowd pop as Drew looks to hit the Futureshock DDT early; Barrett however wriggles free and flees from the ring under the bottom rope.
The crowd boo loudly as the referee begins to count Barrett out. Barrett doesn’t seem interested in getting back in the ring though, instead snatching a microphone from ringside before heading up the ramp. He is counted out by the referee and the crowd’s boos grow louder.
Jericho is pulled away from a fired up Del Rio, but Jericho goes right back to work with a series of stomps. Del Rio begs off as he gets to his feet in the corner, but Jericho replies with a series of loud chops that get the “woo” treatment from the crowd. Jericho whips Del Rio into the corner and runs at him; Del Rio counters with a boot to the face, but Jericho recovers and lands a backdrop.
Del Rio again rolls from the ring and the crowd boo loudly as he looks to walk away from the match, but Jericho exits the ring and clatters Del Rio from the behind. The crow cheers as Jericho delivers right hands, followed by a whip into the ring apron. Jericho rolls into the ring to break the ref’s count before exiting again. He looks to whip Del Rio into the stairs, but Del Rio counters and it’s Jericho who eats the steel.
Del Rio mounts the offence, rolling Jericho into the ring and working over his arm in methodical fashion. At 4 minutes, Del Rio lands a stiff kick to the head of Jericho. He goes for the cover, but Y2J kicks out at 2. Del Rio applies a grounded headlock and looks to wear Jericho down. Jericho is inspired by the cheering fans however, he struggles to his knees and delivers a series of elbows to Del Rio’s mid-section. Jericho pushes Del Rio into the ropes and scores a dropkick. Both men are down at the 6 minute mark.
As both men get to their feet, they trade right hands before Jericho takes control with a big chop. Jericho whips Del Rio hard into the corner and immediately follows up with a running bulldog. The crowd is fired up as Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Del Rio gets the knees up. Del Rio gets to his feet as Jericho sells the effects, he grabs the arm of Jericho and looks for the Cross Arm Breaker. Del Rio spins over and hits the mat the same way he always does to apply his finisher, but Jericho manages to get his arm free, hooks both of Del Rio’s legs and apply the Walls Of Jericho in the middle of the ring. The crowd cheers as Del Rio is left with no choice but to tap out.
Sandow continues to work over Ryder as Christian lays into Rhodes. Christian clotheslines Rhodes over the top rope before turning his attention to Sandow. Christian hits him from behind before delivering a series of chops in the corner. Ryder rolls from the ring in a clearly-hurt manor, leaving Sandow and Christian to go at it in the ring. Christian has the early momentum, a suplex is followed by an elbow drop before Christian makes the first pin attempt of the match, but Sandow kicks out early.
JBL: “Smart from Christian, looking for the pin while Rhodes and Ryder are on the outside.”
Christian is fired up and climbs to the top rope, waiting for Sandow to get to his feet. Christian scores with a missile dropkick, but Rhodes re-enters the ring and breaks up the pin attempt. Rhodes delivers a flurry of stomps to Christian.
Matthews: “And there’s Rhodes coming to the aid of his friend.”
JBL: “Did he come to the aid of his friend Josh, or did he want to save the title for himself?”
Rhodes connects with a Disaster Kick to Christian, but the impact sends Christian to the outside. Rhodes turns around to find Sandow has gotten to his feet. The pair slowly approach each other, Sandow yelling instructions at Cody, telling him to lay down for him. The crowd gets fired up behind Cody has he shakes his head to refuse. Sandow slaps Rhodes – Rhodes retaliates with a series of right hands! Rhodes attempts the Irish Whip, Sandow counters and lowers his head for a backdrop, but Cody takes a page out of his brother Goldust’s book by dropping to the mat and scoring with an uppercut. The crowd is on fire as Cody scores with the Alabama Slam… he goes for the pin… 1… 2…
Ryder pulls Rhodes from the ring and makes the save! The crowd boo as Rhodes and Ryder trade blows on the outside; Ryder looks to whip Cody but Rhodes reverses and sends Ryder crashing into the ringside barricade. Rhodes enters the ring at the same time as Christian does at the opposite side, and the crowd pops big when Christian lands a Spear! He goes for the cover… 1… 2… Sandow breaks up the count!
Big heat for Sandow from the crowd as he barely manages to save his title. Christian retaliates with right hands, backing Sandow into the corner. He climbs onto the second turnbuckle and delivers ten right hands, the crowd counting as Christian hammers down with the blows. He follows up with a tornado DDT and goes for the cover… 1… 2… Rhodes breaks it up!
Matthews: “Once again Rhodes saves Sandow!”
JBL: “That’s twice now Sandow has been beat and Cody has made the save!”
Sandow stays grounded as Cody and Christian once again go at it. Christian takes advantage, he looks for the Killswitch, but as he spins Rhodes around he counters into Cross Rhodes! The crowd’s cheers turn to loud boos however as Sandow throws Cody from the ring and makes the cover on Christian… 1… 2… 3!