Miz leaps off the apron, but he's caught by Cesaro. Cesaro shoulders Miz, but Miz slips off and shoves Cesaro into the ring steps, hurting Cesaro's knee. Cesaro heads back into the ring and Miz hits him with a chop block, and a dragon screw before hitting him with a low DDT while Cesaro is on his knees. Cesaro kicks out of a pin attempt and kicks Miz away, but ends up eating a low dropkick from Miz. Miz tries for the figure four, but Cesaro trips up Miz and Miz accidentally knees Cesaro in the crotch. Cesaro points is out to the ref and the ref calls for the DQ.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Following the match, a frustrated Miz kicks Cesaro low, causing the champ to fall from the ring writhing in pain.
Kane is shown pacing backstage, and Daniel Bryan asks if he's still giving him the silent treatment. Bryan says the Royal Rumble was every man for himself, and Kane eliminated Bryan, so he should be the one who's mad. Bryan asks why Kane is so grumpy. Kane says Bryan looks grumpy since he's like a dwarf. Kane says he's never competed in a WrestleMania main event, and tonight's his shot, so it's really important. Bryan says it might come down to the two of them, so they should look out for each other. They hug. Kane says Bryan will watch his back, and Kane will watch his back too.
- They cut to the arena where the chamber is being lowered for the #1 Contenders match.
Elimination Chamber Match
Winner gets a World Heavyweight Title shot at WrestleMania 29
Chris Jericho vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. Jack Swagger
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.
Daniel Bryan makes his way out next, discouraging the crowd from their 'Yes' chants on his way into the chamber. Michael Cole reminds us that last year Bryan actually won the Chamber match on the way to WrestleMania last year.
Chris Jericho is the final entrant into the Chamber, and it's safe to say that the fans are happy to see him as he makes his way down to the ring.
The Chamber door is locked and the bell rings, and we're ready to begin. Bryan and Jericho circle each other before Bryan locks in a head lock. He takes Jericho to the mat with a shoulder block, but is taken over with a couple of arm drags, and a headlock takeover from Jericho. Bryan tries to turn it into a pin, but Jericho fights out, holding onto the headlock. Bryan pushes Jericho off and eats a shoulderblock. Jericho tries to catch Bryan in the walls of Jericho, and Bryan almost counters into the No lock. Jericho tries for the walls again, but Bryan kicks him away. Bryan kicks at Jericho's chest in the corner, wearing him out.
Bryan runs into a big boot from Jericho in the corner. Bryan flips over Jericho in the corner before heading out to the chamber floor. Bryan tries to suplex Jericho to the floor, but Jericho fights out of it. Bryan tries to lock in the No lock, but Jericho fights it off and slingshots Bryan into the chamber wall. Things head back into the ring where Jericho drops Bryan with a back body drop. Jericho goes for the pin, getting a two count. Jericho winds up and kicks Bryan in the ribs. The clock begins to count down as Jericho suplexes Bryan. The lights dim, and the next entrant is Jack Swagger.
Swagger rushes into the ring and plants Jericho on the mat before hitting a Swagger bomb out of the corner. Swagger stomps at Jericho before turning to Bryan on the outside. Swagger picks up Bryan and slams him into the chamber wall twice. Swagger stares at Bryan before hitting the ropes and driving a knee into Bryan's gut against the chamber wall. Swagger drives his knee into the side of Bryan's face against the chamber floor before heading back into the ring and walking into a big dropkick from Jericho. Jericho works over Swagger in the corner with a series of strikes, but... (Continues on next page)