dropkick to take out Rosa! And now we dance!
The Shield out now, to some surprising cheers! Ambrose says the Shield is here to protect us from the atrocities like how Cena threatened the Shield. Rollins questions how Cena and company believe they can stop the Shield with words, The Shield do it with actions. They call out Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback, to no answer. Ambrose says Cena couldn't do it with half the roster, and he failed, just like he fails every time he gets up in the morning and exists. Cena believes he can smile the day away, do and say what he wants, but that's not the world we live in, that's what is called the John Cena problem. Reigns says he's been the problem for the past decade. Rollins says this Sunday, a decade of injustice ends. They call out Cena one more time, then the lights go out...Cena, Ryback, and Sheamus are in the ring! They beat the Shield down and out of the ring! Ambrose and company try to retreat, but Cena's group pursues them through the stands and drives them off to raucous cheers from the crowd.
Cole and King hype the six-man tag match for this Sunday, and then recap Heyman's "resignation", which segues into Punk coming out and convincing him to stay with the company and rescind his resignation. We're reminded again that the Rock will address us about the stipulation of losing the title via countout or DQ against Punk this Sunday.
ALBERTOOOOO DELLL RIIIIIOOOOOO is in action next!
Damien Sandow out now, and tells us the abyss of the Grammys are behind us, and we are now in the mecca of Country Music, which is NOT a good thing. It's all about dead dogs, pickup trucks, and ignoramuses getting their hearts broken, and it's shameful how we listen to that rather than to Beethoven and Mozart. He's not here to agitate us, but to save us from our self-imposed stupidity. YOU'RE WELCOME!
Non-Title Match: World Champion Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow starts off quickly with knees and a Russian leg sweep into the Cubito Aequet. Del Rio fires right back with clotheslines and a take down that leads to a thrust kick for a near fall. Sandow back up, but Del Rio cinches in the Cross Arm Breaker, and Sandow taps out quick.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio on the mic, lauding Big Show for his "best promo of his career." Del Rio agrees with Show's silence; it's not about parking lots, buses, or anything else, it's about Sunday. When Show loses, he can take his huevos and go anywhere, even Mexico, but Del Rio is going to Wrestlemania.
Wade Barrett is in action next, but Bo Dallas ambushes him backstage and assaults him for getting jumped the week before by Barrett! Officials finally managed to pull Dallas off as Wade holds his shoulder in pain.
Non-Title Match: IC Champion Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi starts with some kicks early, which only ticks Wade off from his early assault by Bo Dallas, as he delivers an elbow to Kofi and drills him with some knees. Kofi fires back with some clotheslines, a dropkick, then a unique cross body onto Barrett's back for a two count. Kofi with a slingshot kick in the corner, then a regular cross body for a near fall. Barrett counters a whip into the Winds of Change for a near fall. He readies the Bull Hammer, but Kofi ducks, goes for Trouble In Paradise, but Wade ducks to the outside. Kofi follows, but Barrett blinds him with the apron skirt and blindsides him with the Bull Hammer to get the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Wade shouts for Bo Dallas to come out and face him now post-match.
Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler w/AJ Lee & Big E. Langston
C.R.A.J's in the house! Dolph with rights to Kane, but Kane fires right back with some uppercuts and drops Ziggler for a two count, then a suplex for another two. Kane off the ropes into a sharp dropkick from Ziggler. Kane to the corner, and Ziggler delivers some rights, only for Kane to uppercut him, then flapjacks Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler retreats to the outside as we go to break...
Ziggler with a sleeper hold, but Kane snapmares him out of it. Kane with an uppercut and a corner clothesline, but Ziggler gets a boot up. Ziggler up top, but Kane knocks him to the floor. Out by ringside, Langston wards Kane off and distracts him, which allows Ziggler to ram Kane into the barricade. Back in the ring, Ziggler hits Kane with a neckbreaker off the ropes for two. Ziggler with a series of eight elbows for a near fall. Kane counters a cross body, but Ziggler floats out and hits his jumping DDT for another near fall. Kane hits a big boot for a near fall. Kane hits a clothesline, but Ziggler counters into the Zig Zag for a CLOSE near fall. Ziggler tries again, but Kane grabs the ropes and shrugs him off, nailing a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane up top for the clothesline, AJ tries to distract him. Kane flies off, Ziggler dodges, but Dolph knocks AJ off the ropes into Big E., who catches her. The distraction allows Kane to goozle and drill Ziggler with the chokeslam. Three count! And the Chamber is complete!
The Rock addresses the WWE Universe...FINALLY... next!
Kane, Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho, and Randy Orton are all in the World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender Elimination Chamber Match! 6 former World Champions, 1 opportunity to reach the top again at Wrestlemania!
We go through a history of the Elimination Chamber, the last big step on the Road to Wrestlemania, and how no one ever leaves the Chamber the same as they came in...
IF YA SMELLLLLL...The WWE Champion comes out and the crowd is going nuts for the People's Champion, as per usual! Rocky waits for the crowd to die down a bit. The Rock says it is a special night, tonight's show is sold out, and FINALLY...THE ROCK HAS... (Continues on next page)