February 23, 2014
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A video package runs focusing on the Elimination Chamber match.
We go live to the Target Center in Minneapolis where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole is the first to welcome us to the live Pay Per View.
Out first is Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter to kick off the show.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E (c) vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
Zeb Colter ran down Big E on the mic before the match.
Big E with a big flying shoulder tackle early on and Swagger bails to recover. Big E with two big release overhead belly to belly suplexes on Swagger. Big E follows with a big spear in the corner. Swagger bails again when Big E goes in for another charge. Zeb tries to get in Big E's face at ringside and Big E ends up connect with a modified spear on Swagger against the steel ring steps. Back in the ring, Big E gets a two count. Swagger tosses Big E out of the ring from the outside and follows with a big clothesline to the floor. Back in the ring, Swagger with knees to Big E in the corner. Swagger pulls Big E into a clothesline and then keeps him grounded. Swagger catches Big E with a big boot. Big E tosses Swagger away and we get a double clothesline from both in the center of the ring. Swagger side steps Big E and Big E goes shoulder first into the steel ring post. Swagger with a roll up for a close two count. Swagger has a bloody lip. Crowd starts up a loud "WE THE PEOPLE" chant. Big E with more clotheslines and a belly to belly suplex. Swagger catches Big E with a spinebuster and gets another two count. Big E drops Swagger on the ring apron, hits the ropes and gives him a spear through the ropes to the outside! Back in the ring, Big E with a quick splash to Swagger. Swagger cuts off Big E going up to the top turnbuckle. Swagger with a belly to belly suplex on Big E off the top turnbuckle to the mat below. Swagger with a chop block and gets the Patriot Lock applied. Big E is trying to counter out. Big E turns over, kicks Swagger, Swagger right rights, Big E with rights, Swagger with a kick, Big E blocks a gutwrench attempt, botches a charge, Swagger hits the ropes and this time Big E drops him. Big E drops the straps. Swagger trips up Big E and gets the Patriot Lock applied again. Big E powers up to his feet hopping and kicks Swagger in the back of the head. Big E with the Big Ending on Swagger and gets the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E
After the match, we see Bad News Barrett rising up on his podium near the entrance. "I'm afraid I have some bad news for you Americans. You see, to the surprise of nobody, Russia has won more gold medals than you at the Olympic games," adds Barrett.
We see media clips covering the return of Hulk Hogan to WWE. They plug that Hogan will return to RAW tomorrow night live from Green Bay.
Footage is shown of Daniel Bryan's issues with Kane recently. Backstage, Byron Saxton is with Daniel Bryan. Bryan promises he will do everything he can to win tonight and move on to Wrestlemania 30. He leads a loud "YES! YES! YES!" chant inside the Target Center.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Age Outlaws (c's) vs. The Usos
We start with Billy Gunn and Jimmy Uso. Gunn with a quick shoulder tackle and high elbow. Gunn with a hard right to Jimmy. Jimmy with a series of arm drags on Gunn and follows with a big hip toss. Gunn bails and Road Dogg is in who almost takes a big superkick from Jimmy. Both Usos hit the ring, tease jumping over the top rope and stop themselves when the Outlaws move out of the way. Road Dogg and Jey get the tag. Jey with some kicks and a big uppercut. Jey with a big kick to Road Dogg in the corner and Road Dogg with a big hip toss that sends Jey crashing to the corner. Billy Gunn gets the tag and works over Jey in the corner. Gunn works over Jey in the corner as a loud "CM PUNK" chant starts up. Tag to Road Dogg who takes a few rights from Jey, hits the ropes, blocks a hip toss and Road Dogg with a kick to the back. Jey catches Road Dogg with a huge spinning kick to the head. Hot tag to Jimmy and Billy Gunn gets the tag as well. Jimmy with a series of shots on Gunn and knocks Road Dogg off the ring apron. Jimmy tosses Road Dogg over the top rope and catches Gunn with half a samoan drop. Road Dogg pulls Gunn out when Jimmy goes for a charge. Jimmy jumps over the top rope and takes out Road Dogg instead. Gunn drops Jimmy with a quick clothesline. In the ring, Jimmy catches Gunn with a superkick. Jimmy goes up top, Jey pulls Road Dogg down, Jimmy jumps, Gunn moves, misses a kick, Jimmy kicks Road Dogg, Gunn rolls up Jimmy.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws
After the match, Bad News Barrett is back. "I've come down to your level to deliver some bad news for Daniel Bryan fans. You see, Daniel Bryan will not be winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this evening. And of course that means you fickle fans will turn on him and the YES Movement will cease to exist." Barrett thanks everyone.
A promo for Wrestlemania 30 airs. 42 days away.
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL plug the launch of the WWE Network tomorrow.
Titus O'Neil vs. Darren Young
Titus with a cheap shot early on Darren when the referee tries to separate them. Loud "WE WANT LESNAR" chant starts up as Titus tosses Darren to the side. Darren with a side headlock on Titus. Titus breaks free and gets in a quick shoulder tackle. Darren with a huge right and dropkick to the knee of Titus. Darren clotheslines Titus over the top rope and goes along with landing on his feet. Titus launches Darren to the corner and Darren goes flying out. Titus then tosses Darren back first into the steel ring post at ringside and tosses him back in. Titus gets Darren in an abdominal stretch and slaps his chest repeatedly. Titus with a big charge to Darren in the corner. Darren moves when Titus attempts a second and gets in some boots to the face. Darren with a knee lift, clothesline and high back body drop on Titus. Darren mounts Titus and gets in a few right hands. Darren with a reverse neckbreaker to Titus over the ring apron resulting in a two count. Titus with a big elbow to the spine of Darren and Titus connects with his Clash of the Titus sitdown powerbomb to get the pinfall.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
After the match, Bad News Barrett is back once more. Barrett said his podium will remain grounded saying the electricity in Minneapolis is about is good as their NFL team. He talks about the news of Hulk Hogan returning to host Wrestlemania 30 and how all of that will be overshadowed by the great charisma of Bad News Barrett.
We go to the Elimination Chamber featuring Mark Henry, The Miz and Rey Mysterio.
A video package runs hyping The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family tonight.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
Dean Ambrose breaks free from The Shield first before the match can even get started. A huge brawl breaks out and The Shield clears the ring of The Wyatt's right away. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns calm down Ambrose. The bell now officially rings to get things going.
We start with Seth Rollins and Erick Rowan. Rollins counters Rowan being tossed in the air hitting a dropkick to the corner. Quick tag to Roman Reigns who kicks Rowan in the corner. Quick tag back to Rollins who gets in a few kicks. Rowan quickly pushes Rollins away and takes him out with a huge shoulder tackle. Rowan drags Rollins to the corner and tags in Luke Harper. Tag to Bray Wyatt who works over Rollins with some big uppercuts and elbows. Tag to Roman Reigns. Wyatt jumps in with a right and Reigns counters getting in tons of shots to Wyatt in the corner. Wyatt fires back with an uppercut and headbutt. Reigns fires back with an elbow that drops Wyatt. Wyatt with another huge right hand and tag to Harper in the corner. Reigns blocks a suplex attempt by Rowan a few times and connects with a suplex of his own. Ambrose gets the tag and unloads on Harper in the corner. Quick Tag to Rollins who jumps off the back of Ambrose to get in a shot. Tag to Reigns who drops Harper with a huge right hand and then tags Ambrose in. Ambrose with shots and drags the face of Harper off the top rope. Tag to Rollins who gets in rights to Harper and tags Ambrose back in. Ambrose works over Harper in the corner. Ambrose catches Harper with a big boot and Ambrose comes off the top turnbuckle with a flying elbow. Rowan distracts Ambrose and Harper connects with a dropkick to Ambrose! Tag to Wyatt who mounts Ambrose and drops some rights.
Wyatt with more uppercuts. Wyatt with a huge corner splash on Ambrose and gets fired up. Rowan gets the tag and drops a knee over Ambrose. Rowan squeezes the head of Ambrose. Rowan drops Ambrose with a big side slam. Tag back to Harper who chops Ambrose. Ambrose gets in a chop of his own. Ambrose with a quick snap neckbreaker on Harper. Tag to Rollins who dropkicks Harper. Rollins is up top, kicks away Rowan and Harper cuts him off. Harper tries to back suplex Rollins off the top turnbuckle, but Rollins lands on his feet! Rollins clotheslines Harper over the top rope, tosses him back in and catches him with a knee to the head! Harper then plants Rollins with a huge spinning sidewalk slam. On the outside, Wyatt splashes his body over Rollins and tosses him back in. Tag to Rowan. Rowan with a few body shots to Rollins and tag to Harper. Harper with body shots to Rollins in the corner. Harper catapults Rollins into the second rope with force. Wyatt gets the tag and applies a headlock to Rollins keeping him grounded. Rollins with a big boot to Wyatt from the corner. Wyatt with a chokeslam on Rollins when Rollins jumps off the second rope. Ambrose is in to break up the pinfall and Harper with a huge dropkick to Ambrose. Ambrose rolls out flopping around. Tag to Harper who stomps over Rollins. Harper walks up to Reigns and smiles in his face. Rollins catches Harper with a kick to the head. Reigns is stomping the steps for a tag.
Hot tag to Reigns. Reigns with a jumping clothesline to Rowan and a shot to Wyatt on the corner. Reigns with a samoan drop to Harper and rights to Rowan. Harper tosses Reigns out. Reigns runs to the other side and dropkicks Rowan in the head. Reigns tosses Harper out. Reigns with a twisting powerbomb on Rowan and Wyatt breaks it up. Ambrose tackles Wyatt getting in tons of rights and lefts. Ambrose dropkicks Wyatt to the outside. Harper with a suicide dive to Ambrose! Rollins flips over the top rope taking out Harper. Reigns rolls up Harper for a close two count. Double clothesline for both Reigns and Harper. Rollins starts clearing off the spanish announce table at ringside when Wyatt cuts him off. Ambrose attacks Wyatt and Harper. Ambrose and Wyatt go over the ring barricade brawling into the crowd. In the ring, Reigns and Rowan are recovering. Reigns and Rowan exchange rights. Rowan with a knee and sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rowan with a slap and Reigns fires back with a jumping clothesline that results in a two count. Rollins hits Harper with a TV monitor. Wyatt is back and takes out Rollins. Wyatt clears the other announce table as Rowan takes care of Reigns in the ring with a big fallaway slam. Reigns falls to the outside. Harper and Rowan lift up Rollins on the announce table and then send him crashing through the spanish announce table! Wyatt and Harper surround the ring as Rowan gets in.
They start to close in on Reigns as he realizes what is going on. Reigns tries to fight back and is quickly overwhelmed. Harper makes a legal tag. Rowan splashes Reigns and Harper follows with a big boot. Wyatt now has the legal tag. Wyatt grabs Reigns, kisses him on the head and Reigns starts to power out. Wyatt headbutts Reigns. Reigns is still in it. Reigns with a samoan drop on Wyatt. Reigns tosses Harper over the top rope. Superman punch to Rowan. Superman punch to Wyatt. Reigns backs up in the corner smiling looking down Wyatt. Spear to Harper instead. Wyatt with a tackle to Reigns. Wyatt with Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
After the match, we see highlights from this incredible match. Back live, we see a shot of The Wyatt Family staring down The Shield in the entrance area.
A promo for the WWE Network featuring Hulk Hogan and John Cena airs.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Christian. He said no one will remember his losses when he wins the title tonight. "I'm desperate and that makes me more dangerous than I've ever been in my entire career," adds Christian.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is out next. AJ Lee talks about being WWE Divas Champion for over 200 days and is the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time. She talks about being forced to defend her title tonight and how she can't face Naomi because she broke her face. Cameron is out instead.
WWE Divas Championship Match
AJ Lee (c) w/ Tamina Snuka vs. Cameron
Series of quick takedowns by Cameron early on. Cameron mocks AJ skipping around. AJ catches Cameron with a big kick and spinning neckbreaker for a two count. AJ misses a charge in the corner and Cameron gets a roll up for a two count. Cameron catches AJ with a series of clotheslines and follows with a dropkick to the head. Cameron with a quick tackle on AJ. AJ grabs Cameron's pom poms and dances with them mocking her. She tosses them back in the ring and Tamina accidentally takes out AJ with a huge superkick. Cameron smiles and tosses AJ back in the ring. Cameron gets the cover and Tamina breaks it up. The referee starts yelling at Tamina. Tamina clotheslines Cameron. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Cameron
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee
After the match, AJ Lee grabs the WWE Divas Championship from Tamina Snuka and has a concerned look on her face.
Bad News Barrett is back saying he has even more time to deliver bad news since the "dummies" in Minnesota can't fix his podium. Good news: the WWE Network goes live tomorrow morning. Bad news: people won't be able to turn it off, adults will lose jobs and students will be suspended from schools.
Backstage, Santino is playing with WWE action figures. Emma walks up. Santino pretends he isn't playing with them. The Great Khali, Los Matadores and El Torito walk in. They all want to play. Santino says he is an adult and doesn't play with toys.
Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
Mixed reaction for Batista in Minneapolis. Alberto Del Rio was out second wearing a neckbrace and walking down with one crutch. Del Rio said he was attacked two weeks ago by Batista and because of that he won't be able to compete tonight. Del Rio then kicks Batista in the gut and attacks him using the crutch. Del Rio removes his clothes with his wrestling gear on underneath. Del Rio continues to attack Batista with the crutch taking shots at his knee. Del Rio smiles as the referee checks on Batista. Another shot from Del Rio to the back of Batista using the crutch. Del Rio tosses it out and calls for the bell.
Batista struggles to his feet as the bell rings. He gets in a right hand on Del Rio. Del Rio catches him with a dropkick in the corner and sends him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Loud "BOO-TISTA" chant. Del Rio continues to kick Batista in the corner as a loud "DANIEL BRYAN" chant starts up. Del Rio works over the left arm of Batista keeping him grounded. Now we get a loud "CM PUNK" chant. Del Rio drops his knees over the left arm of Batista and kicks Batista in the back. The crowd is booing any offense from Batista. Del Rio misses a shoulder tackle in the corner hitting his shoulder against the steel ring post. Del Rio recovers and kicks Batista in the back of the head. Batista catches Del Rio with a big spear. Del Rio misses a splash off the top turnbuckle. Batista with a big spinebuster on Del Rio. Batista starts stomping the ring, picks up Del Rio and Del Rio counters a Batista Bomb. Del Rio with a chop block and superkick to the head of Batista for a two count. Batista counters an armbar from Del Rio, pushes Del Rio face first into the corner (it was an exposed turnbuckle) and connects with the Batista Bomb for the win.
After the match, we see highlights of Alberto Del Rio attacking Batista before the match officially started and Batista getting the Batista Bomb for the win. Back live, the crowd is booing Batista. Batista yells out, "Deal with it!"
A promo for the launch of the WWE Network tomorrow morning airs.
We go back to the Elimination Chamber panel with Mark Henry, The Miz and Rey Mysterio.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Elimination Chamber Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Christian vs. Cesaro
John Cena, Christian, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan are all in the chamber pods. We start with Sheamus and Cesaro.
Cesaro with some quick shots on Sheamus early on. Sheamus clotheslines Cesaro back inside the ring from the steel flooring. Cesaro with a big uppercut to Sheamus. Sheamus launches himself over the top rope and catches Cesaro with a shoulder block. Sheamus with a quick spinning neckbreaker for a two count. Sheamus clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope to the steel floor. Sheamus with forearm shots to the chest of Cesaro. Sheamus follows with a clothesline to Cesaro on the steel floor. Sheamus with a knee to Cesaro and Cesaro sends Sheamus into the steel ring post. Cesaro jumps on the gut of Sheamus. Cesaro gets near Cena's pod and does the "you can't see me" gesture. Cesaro catches Sheamus with a big uppercut. Sheamus pulls himself up to the top turnbuckle and Cesaro catches him with another uppercut. Sheamus catches Cesaro with a flying shoulder tackle off the top turnbuckle.
Time expires. Daniel Bryan is in first. Bryan with a missile dropkick to Sheamus and a shot to Cesaro. Bryan with a jumping clothesline that levels Sheamus. Bryan with chest kicks to both Cesaro and Sheamus. Bryan with a drop toe hold to Sheamus and gets him locked in a half crab. Bryan catches Cesaro and flips back into a northern lights suplex into a bridge keeping the submission on Sheamus. Cesaro catches Bryan with a quick tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Sheamus levels Cesaro with a big clothesline. Cesaro fights back with big knee lifts to the gut of Sheamus. Cesaro clotheslines Sheamus to the steel floor surrounding the ring. Cesaro drives his knee into the face of Sheamus. Bryan with an uppercut to Cesaro and bounces him off the chamber chains. Cesaro then sends Bryan into his pod busting through. Cesaro unloads on Sheamus with tons of ppercuts. Sheamus with a rolling senton on Cesaro. Sheamus goes up to the top turnbuckle and Bryan cuts him off.
Time expires. Christian is out second. Christian attacks Bryan right away. Christian drops the bad shoulder of Bryan off the top rope. Christian sends Bryan shoulder first into the chamber chains, rips away at the wraps Bryan is wearing and hits some big forearms. Christian with a tornado DDT on Bryan for a two count. Bryan catches Christian with a kick to the head. Bryan misses a flying dropkick in the corner when Christian moves. Sheamus sends Christian back first into the chamber chains. Sheamus has Christian up on his shoulder, Christian hops off and connects with an inverted DDT on Sheamus over the steel floor. Christian kicks Cesaro face first into the chamber chains. Cesaro counters a Killswitch attempt. Christian jumps up, hangs on to the chains, Cesaro pulls him down and powerbombs him into the side of a pod door! Back in the ring, Cesaro covers Christian for a two count. Cesaro with a gutwrench on Sheamus.
Time expires. John Cena is in third. Cena catches Christian and tosses him into Cesaro. Bryan with a huricanrana on Cena off the top turnbuckle. Bryan with kicks to the chest of Cena. Christian with a Killswitch on Bryan, covers and gets a close two count. Cesaro catapults Christian to the corner. Cena plants Christian with his twisting powerbomb. Sheamus with White Noise on Cena and Cena kicks out. Sheamus with shots to Cesaro. Christian kicks Sheamus in the face. Christian sends Sheamus over the top rope. Christian with a tornado DDT on Cesaro for a two count. Cena with a shoulder block on Cesaro. Cesaro fires back with a huge uppercut on Cena after lifting him in the air! Cena barely kicks out after two. Cesaro with more uppercuts to Cena. Bryan with kicks to Cesaro. Cena with kicks to Bryan. Bryan with body shots to Cena who had Cesaro on his shoulders. Sheamus sends Bryan back first into a steel chamber post. Cesaro with a big suplex on Sheamus that gets a two count.
Time expires. Randy Orton is out last. Orton attacks everyone. Orton misses a punt on Bryan who rolls out of the way. Orton tries to lock himself back in his pod when everyone starts to recover. Sheamus is staring down Orton against the pod. The crowd in Minneapolis starts a loud "PUSSY" chant. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to bust open the pod catching Orton. Sheamus sends Orton into the side of the chamber and then clotheslines him back inside the ring. Cesaro sends Sheamus into the chains. Cena plants Orton with his twisting powerbomb and connects with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cesaro tosses Cena over the top rope. Cesaro Swing on Orton. Cesaro goes around 30 times. Bryan rolls up Cesaro and then turns that into a release german suplex. Sheamus plants Christian with a scoop slam. Sheamus catches Cena with a Brogue Kick. Christian with a close roll up on Sheamus. Christian covers Cena and also gets a two count. Sheamus has Christian up on his shoulders when Christian jumps on the chamber chains and climbs to the top of a pod. Orton cuts off Sheamus and gives him a superplex from the top turnbuckle near Christian. Christian with a splash off the top of the pod over Sheamus! Christian covers Sheamus and gets the pinfall.
Sheamus has been eliminated.
Bryan catches Christian with a flying knee and gets the pinfall.
Christian has been eliminated.
We are down to four: Orton, Cena, Bryan and Cesaro. Bryan takes out Orton and Cena takes out Cesaro. Both Cena and Bryan enter the ring staring each other down. Cena and Bryan exchange shots. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock. Cena counters, Bryan kicks him away, Cena has Bryan up, Cesaro with a german suplex on Cena as Bryan goes flying back. Cesaro catches Orton with a huge kick. Cesaro counters an STF by Cena, goes for a gutwrench and Cena counters into a huricanrana. Cena gives Cesaro an AA over the top rope and Cesaro lands on the pod wall. Cena pulls Cesaro back in and applies the STF. Cesaro taps.
Cesaro has been eliminated.
Cena has the STF applied on Orton. The Wyatt Family sound hits as the arena goes black. The lights return and The Wyatt's are inside the chamber. Harper with a boot to Bryan. The Wyatt's triple team Cena. Rowan with a splash to Cena and Harper with a big clothesline. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Cena. The Wyatt's leave as the door to the chamber opens. Orton crawls over, hooks the leg of Cena and gets the pinfall.
John Cena has been eliminated.
Only Orton and Bryan remain. We see a shot of Kane walking out and telling The Wyatt's to head to the back right now. Kane is trying to get officials to remove Cena when Bryan comes flying off the top turnbuckle and hits Kane in the head with his knee. Orton then tosses Bryan into the pod. Orton drags Bryan up to the top turnbuckle. Bryan slides out, crotches Orton, gets him down in the tree of woe and connects with three big running dropkicks. Bryan with a back suplex on Orton from the top turnbuckle that results in a two count. Bryan is up top. Orton cuts him off and pulls him down connecting with his DDT. Orton drops down slapping the mat calling for the RKO. Bryan counters and connects with his flying knee! Bryan hooks the leg and Kane pulls the referee away to break it up. Bryan with a kick to the head on Kane. Orton with an RKO. Orton covers and Bryan kicks out! Bryan with small package for a close two count. Bryan with a kick to the head on Orton. The crowd in Minneapolis. Kane with a shot to Bryan and Orton with an RKO on Bryan. Orton gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Randy Orton is holding up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL talk about Orton heading to Wrestlemania 30 to face Batista. We see a shot of a frustrated Daniel Bryan in the middle of the ring as the PPV goes off the air.