Elimination Chamber Match
Winner challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 29.
– Chris Jericho vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
We get a video package running down the rules, and a bit of the history of the chamber match.
Jack Swagger is the first man to make his way to the chamber. He’s accompanied by Zeb Colter on his way down the entranceway. Swagger has a mic in hand. He says when he holds the mic, he holds the power. When he uses the mic, he uses it to shower the fans with truth. Zeb Colter speaks the truth. Zeb is a great American and if the fans have any type of respect for their country they will stand up and give it to him. This man, Zeb Colter. Swagger hands off the mic and applauds. Zeb says they are in a den of inequity. They are in New Orleans, and on the eve of President’s day, he can’t help but think of Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana purchase, and how ashamed he would see what became of it, and this once great nation. A nation that Zeb defended with his life. And just like the WWE, they’re both full of intruders, panderers, and he spent one year in the muck with Swagger’s daddy to see people crossing borders, breaking laws, and asking for a handout. Together, they will make things right, because tonight, in this chamber, a real patriot and American will set things straight, and win one for the good guys. Mark Zeb’s words, tonight marks the beginning of a Jack Swagger era. Swagger yells out ‘We the people’ before being cut off by Kane’s music.
Kane makes his way into the chamber to a decent reaction, and heads right for his pod without a big speech like Swagger.
Mark Henry is the third entrant, and the World’s strongest man doesn’t get the warmest reaction from the crowd, although to be fair, it’s not really much of a reaction at all.
Henry stares down Swagger before making his way into his personal pod and finds himself closed in.
The final pod is claimed as Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring and into the chamber. Orton gets a really nice initial pop from the crowd.
Backstage: Randy Orton is walking, as Matt Striker interviews him. Matt asks how Randy feels about facing Mark Henry tonight. Striker runs away as Henry comes up to him. Henry’s music plays as he walks away.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
They lock up, as Orton is backed into the corner. Mark backs away. They lock up again, as Orton is thrown into the corner. Mark runs to him, but Orton throws fists. Henry tries again, but is tripped into the turnbuckle with a Droptoe Hold. Henry rolls to the floor, as Orton follows. Randy connects with a Lariat. Mark rolls back in the ring. Orton is pushed to the mat, then pinched in the corner. Henry connects with a Hip Toss from the corner. Mark goes for a Splash, but Orton moves. Randy connects with a Dropkick. Orton sets up Mark in the corner, connects with punches from the top rope. Mark throws Randy over, as he falls to the floor.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Mark Henry makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
They lock up, as Orton is backed into the corner. Henry backs up, missing with the Lariat. Orton connects with one of his own to a cornered Henry. Mark throws a back elbow to Orton’s face, kicking his chest. Henry throws Orton to the floor, as he follows. Henry clubs Orton’s back with a forearm. Henry picks up Orton, going to slam him into the ring post. Orton reverses, throwing Henry into the steel post. Henry gets back into the ring, throwing Orton in the corner. Orton sits on the top rope, hitting Henry’s chest. Henry pushes Orton off the top rope with a fist. Henry rolls Orton back in the ring and pins. Kick out. Henry stands all his weight onto Orton’s chest. Henry locks in a claw on Randy’s shoulder. Orton elbows out, but is headbutt. Orton is whipped into the corner, and is hit with a Lariat, followed by a Dropkick. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton calls for an RKO, but Henry reverses into a corner Splash. Henry connects with the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner and Entrant in Elimination Chamber Match: Mark Henry via pinfall
Booker’s music hits and Cole says he never thought he’d be so glad to see Booker! Booker to the stage, but Punk says that no one wants to hear from him, this isn’t his show, hit the bricks.
Booker says that’s not true, as Managing Supervisor of RAW, Vickie allowed him to come out and decide Punk’s fate. He won’t he’s letting the fans do it.
Punk asks Booker if he’s drunk putting it in the hands of these people!
They’re on the Road To WrestleMania, so why not have Punk face one of his past WrestleMania opponents? WrestleMania 26, Rey? Like that? Or maybe WrestleMania 27, Orton? Or, maybe his last WrestleMania opponent, Jericho! “Y2J!” chants. Booker tells the ‘Universe’ to download the App and vote for who Punk should face.
Orton, on the WWE App says he beat Punk, in Atlanta, so he should face him tonight. Punk running his mouth? He can fix that with an RKO.
Cole talks about the App being overloaded and having to send people to WWE.com. King has the mic and talks about the voting for Punk’s match tonight.
Inside the ring, Booker T is surrounded by Team Hell No, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler and The Great Khali. Booker says he will take everybody back to the Royal Rumble. John Cena won the match, and will challenge for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Booker says everyone is here to determine who the World Heavyweight Champion going into Mania. Booker says they are all here because they are former World Champions. Booker says there are only six spots available.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett
Wade goes for a Lariat, but Orton whips him from the corner. Orton takes out Barrett with a Lariat, followed by a Dropkick. Barrett rolls to the floor. Wade gets back in the ring. Orton is kneed in the gut, and punched to the corner. Wade is punched, then whipped. Orton is kicked in the chest, followed by a Big Boot. Pin, but a kick out. Wade connects with a Neckbreaker. Barrett chokes Orton on the ropes with his knees. Orton is seated on the second rope, and is kneed in the face. Wade follows with a Big Boot as Orton falls to the apron. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett locks in a Headlock. Orton stands out, connecting with a Snapmare. Barrett is taken out with Lariat, followed by a Scoop Slam. Wade is put on the apron, but gets away. Orton follows to the floor, and is pushed into the ring post. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer, but misses and hits the ring post. Orton puts Barrett on the apron, and connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton connects with the RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! Vickie says that tonight is RAW Roulette. There’s three wheels – the wheel of Superstars, the wheel of stipulations, and third is Vickie Vegas Challenge. Tonight Cesaro will face Orton, the stipulation will be – she spins – Special Guest Ref!
Orton vs Cesaro w/ Special Guest Ref – Miz
Orton slowly to the ring. Orton poses in a corner. Cesaro out to face him. Miz out in zebra stripes.
Orton pins Cesaro for two. Orton sets Cesaro up and hits a suplex for two. Orton is blocked, then eats a corner. Cesaro beats Orton down with blows in a corner, but Miz cuts him off. Orton out, but whipped. Orton out with a big clothesline, then plants Cesaro for two. Back slam on Cesaro for two. Cesaro rolls out, Miz out after him. Cesaro with kicks and upper cuts outside. Miz starts to count. Orton blocks Cesaro, then lands Cesaro back first on the barrier. Cesaro sells the pain, then is sent partially in the ring. Orton with upper cuts on Cesaro who is hanging off the apron. Orton in and stomps Cesaro. Orton slingshots Cesaro up into the bottom rope for two.
Again Cesaro blocks Orton in a corner and comes back with blows. They exchange upper cuts. Cesaro gets the upper hand, but then Orton stops himself in the ropes and elevates Cesaro up and out. Orton out with a big clothesline outside.