Event: WWE Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, February 17th, 2013 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA
WWE Elimination Chamber Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the Chamber match, the Shield vs. Sheamus/Ryback/Cena match, and the Rock/Punk match.
- The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV, hyping it as the final stop before WrestleMania. The bell rings, and it looks like the World Heavyweight Championship will be opening things up as the Big Show's music hits, and the big man makes his way down to the ring.
World Heavyweight Title Match
Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio (c)
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to introduce the Champ, and Alberto Del Rio gets a tiny pop, but overall mild reaction out of the crowd on his way to the ring.
The bell rings and Del Rio and Show lock up. Show shoves Del Rio into the ropes for a couple of clubbing blows. Del Rio turns things around in the corner for a second, but eats a huge chop to the chest from Show. Del Rio crosses the ring, and Show chops him across the chest again. Show chops Del Rio across the back and sends him down to the mat. Del Rio crawls back to his feet and is slammed right back down.
Show chokes Del Rio against the middle rope before hitting him with another huge chop to the chest. Del Rio tries to head butt Show, but ends up sent into the corner. Del Rio avoids a splash and targets Show's knee, knocking him to the mat for a series of kicks to the chest. Del Rio hits Show with a superkick to the kneeling giant, but Show shrugs off a cover, tossing Del Rio across the ring. Del Rio tries for the arm breaker, but Show shoves him into the ropes and follows up with a spear for two.
Show stands on Del Rio's chest in the corner before being called off by the ref. Show picks Del Rio up and hits him with a nasty short arm clothesline. Del Rio kicks at Show's legs, but he hits the ropes and runs right into a stiff kick from Show that puts him right back down to the mat. Show climbs up to the middle rope and tries for a Vader bomb, landing square on Del Rio's chest, but Del Rio is still able to kick out.
Show picks Del Rio up and Del Rio is able to clamp on the cross arm breaker out of nowhere. Show struggles, but he's able to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Del Rio gets to his feet but he's shoved away by Show into the corner. Del Rio kicks Show in the face and leaps off the middle rope, but he's caught in a bear hug. Del Rio fades, but Show breaks the hold to chase Ricardo off the apron. He turns around into a series of strikes from Del Rio, but Show shrugs it off and hoists Del Rio up for a powerbomb. Del Rio hits Show with a couple of punches and turns it into a hurricanrana that sends Show to the outside. Del Rio flies through the ropes with a suicide dive, taking out both men.
Both men beat the count into the ring. Del Rio heads to the top rope and hits a seated senton, good for another two count. Del Rio charges into Show with a kick, but Show catches his foot and puts him down with a big chokeslam, but it's still not enough to keep the champ down for three.
Show calls for the KO punch, but Del Rio bails to the outside. Show pulls him back into the ring, from the inside, and plants Del Rio on the canvas. Show tries for another chokeslam, but Del Rio counters, trying for a sunset flip. Show picks Del Rio up, and is immediately planted by a surprise DDT from Del Rio that's good for another near fall. Del Rio hits the enzugiri in the corner, but Show kicks out of another pinfall attempt.
Del Rio goes back to the cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring. Show reaches for the rope, but rolls over onto his feet instead, picking up the champ and slamming him to the canvas to break the hold. Show makes it to his feet first and calls for the KO punch again before knocking Ricardo from the apron again. Show holds up the bucket the Ricardo brought to the ring. Del Rio botches an enzugiri, but then hits another that puts the bucket to Show's head. Del Rio hits another enzugiri, then clamps on the cross arm breaker for the third time. Show reaches for the ropes, but he's just out of reach. Show screams in pain before tapping out.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
U.S. Title Match
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. The Miz
Miz's shoulder is all taped up. The bell rings and both men begin circling. Miz peppers Cesaro with a couple of rights and some kicks in the corner, but he runs into a boot to the gut from Antonio. Cesaro sends Miz out to the apron, but finds himself trapped in a roll up for two. Cesaro turns to the arm of Miz, hitting him with a big shoulder block before being caught with another roll up. Miz hits a running knee lift, but Cesaro responds quickly, catching Miz and planting him with a big shoulder breaker across his knee. Cesaro stomps at Miz's shoulder before leaping up and stomping down hard, then slamming Miz's arm down into the mat.
Cesaro puts Miz into a keylock hold, but Miz is able to fight out, hitting Cesaro with a knee to the gut, a running kick to the chest, and a near fall. Cesaro slams Miz to the mat before mounting him and raining down with a series of forearms. Cesaro knees Miz in the shoulder before picking him up by the arm and flipping him over to the mat. Cesaro clamps on a short arm scissor, working over Miz's arm even more.
Miz tries to roll up Cesaro, but Cesaro fights up to hit a big clothesline, then another two count. Cesaro stomps on Miz's shoulder hard before slamming it down against the ring apron. Cesaro goes for another pin, getting another two count. Cesaro grabs Miz's fingers and twists his arm and wrist over. Miz fights up to his feet and hits Cesaro with a back elbow before kicking him square in the chin. Miz kicks away at Cesaro in the corner before being pulled away by the ref and hitting... (Continues on next page)