The show begins with a highlight from Elimination Chamber showing Alberto Del Rio defeating Big Show. Jack Swagger is shown winning the Chamber match. Also, The Rock is shown revealing the new WWE Championship. John Cena and CM Punk will have a match on Raw, where the winner will challenge the Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Cena is shown staring at the Rock, but is attacked from behind by CM Punk.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way to the ring with Rodriguez. Del Rio says at Elimination Chamber, he retained his Championship. Del Rio says he is now going to Wrestlemania. Del Rio says he found out his opponent would be Jack Swagger. With Swagger’s new attitude, Swagger thinks he is what’s wrong in America. Del Rio says he has seen all the videos, speaking about the problem being immigrants. Del Rio says this country was built by hard working people, immigrants included. Del Rio says that is why America is so great, and as a result of the American Dream, he is the World Heavyweight Champion. Del Rio says Swagger claims to be the “Real American,” but is only a real jackass. Del Rio says immigrants don’t look for hand-outs, but would like to lay his hand out across Swagger’s face. Randy Orton interrupts.
Orton says he will do his best to stay calm, cool and collected. Orton says something was taken from him at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Orton says the chance was taken by Jack Swagger. Orton says he would have done the exact same thing, but Orton wants to take out his frustration on Swagger tonight. Orton asks Del Rio to step aside for tonight, because he wants to take on Swagger. Booker T interrupts.
Booker says he wants to have a Champion vs. Champion match, as Alberto Del Rio will face Wade Barrett. Also, Jack Swagger will face Randy Orton.
Randy Orton vs Kane
Orton out to the ring. Fire erupts, and Kane comes out to the ring. Fire from all four.
Orton waves some smoke from a corner before a side headlock on Kane. Kane pushes off and hits a shoulder block on Orton. They circle, then Orton on Kane with blows, then on Kane’s left arm. Orton whipped, but puts a foot up for Kane. Orton sits up top and forearms on Kane’s chest over his shoulder. Kane comes back with a blow that knocks Orton to the floor!
Chinlock on Orton on the mat. Orton to his feet, elbows out, then kicks a telegraphing Kane. Orton runs the ropes, right into a big boot for a long two. Kane stomps Orton on the mat. Another boot to the head of Orton. Kane grinds his knee into Orton’s face. Orton eats corner, but then they exchange blows. Big DDT to Orton for two. Kane wrenches Orton’s head to the side, then locks on a chinlock. Kane yells at Randy to kick out, but then the “Randy!” chants start. Orton whipped, eats a clothesline. Orton whipped again, but side steps Kane and is up there on the corner with blows. Big drop kick on Kane. Orton stomps around on Kane. Kane comes back with blows and a low drop kick on a sitting Orton for two.
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.
First of all Ang and I would just like to say thank you to each of you who stuck by us all these years, and still supported us through our much needed hiatus. We appreciate your support and patience so much. Secondly, we hope you all find the new revamped version of the site easy to browse, and appeasing to the eye. We both worked extremely hard on getting it in tip top shape and we hope it was worth it.
We thought it was about time for a new beginning, and decided to start fresh. So, you might notice our past updates going back as far as 2008 are no longer available. In addition to the new design, we also took the time to archive our gallery which holds photos from 2004-2012 and thought it best to start fresh in that area as well.
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WWE posted a new feature titled “The Kids From OVW That Changed WWE” dedicated to telling the story of four superstars who began their start in OVW back in the day only to come to WWE and leave their mark.
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Original Article: WWE.COM