hype video for John Cena. They show Cena training with WWE developmental talents at the gym he uses in Florida.
Beth Phoenix vs. Tamina Snuka
The bell rings, and before they get started, Beth offers Tamina to get out of her ring. Tamina responds by hitting her with a couple of big chops to the back and chest, and slamming her to the mat. Beth tries to head butt Tamina to no effect. Tamina responds with a head butt of her own to lay out the champion. Tamina heads up to the top, but she’s pushed outside to the floor by Beth.
Beth slams her head repeatedly into the ground and hits her with a series of punches before rolling back into the ring and mocking her with a superfly pose. Tamina is able to beat the count back into the ring, but Beth lays in with a nasty series of elbows to the kidneys before locking in a rear chin lock.
Tamina is able to fight up to her feet and out of the hold, but she’s thrown right back down to the mat by Beth. Beth kicks away at Tamina’s back before locking in a dragon sleeper and bending Tamina backwards.
Beth stands to her feet to get more leverage, but Tamina is able to fight out of the hold. Tamina shoulders Beth and hits a Samoan drop. Tamina heads up to the top rope, but she’s stopped by Beth, who hits her with a couple of big forearms before heading up after her. Beth lays in with a couple more forearms to the back before hitting a big superplex out of the corner.
Beth hits Tamina with a couple of rights, and Tamina fights back with some of her own, then some chops. Tamina takes Beth into the corner and hits a big splash, then a superkick. Tamina drags Beth into position and heads back up to the top rope. Tamina poses and hits the superfly splash, but Beth kicks out at two.
Tamina heads back up to the top rope, but Beth rolls to the outside. Tamina heads after her and sends Beth back into the ring, but She’s thrown into the turnbuckles, and caught with the glam slam. Phoenix covers Tamina, and this one is over as she gets the three count.
WINNER AND STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: Beth Phoenix
- Santino is shown backstage again, still dressed as Rocky, and he’s boxing what looks to be a ham. Santino hits the ham with the cobra.
- Josh Matthews is backstage nearby Chris Jericho who is getting checked out by doctor’s. He says they’ll try to get a word with him as soon as they can.
In the Arena:
We go to the ring and Justin Roberts introduces John Laurinaitis. Out comes Laurinaitis with David Otunga at his side.
Laurinaitis introduces himself and talks about how the Board of Directors wants him to stay around. Laurinaitis says Teddy Long should be subjected to the same scrutiny he was. Laurinaitis says there has been complaints about Long. He goes on but is interrupted by Alberto Del Rio’s music. Del Rio comes into the arena driving an Excalibur. Del Rio gets out and makes his way down to the ring.
Johnny Ace looks pretty happy as Del Rio makes his way out to the ring. Del Rio has a mic and he insults Teddy Long before saying he plays favorites and holds grudges. He says Long is corrupt, and he’s a piece of trash that’s good for nothing, and we don’t need people like that in this business. He turns to Laurinaitis and says he has a good idea, that Ace should be the permanent GM for both Raw and Smackdown.
Mark Henry is the next man to make his way out to the ring and interrupt things. Henry also has a mic in hand. Henry says that Teddy Long is a bully. He says that two weeks ago, Long physically assaulted him. He says just like the good guy that Henry is, he fell for it, and he was wrongly suspended for it. Henry turns to Ace and says they’ve never seen eye to eye, but he’s never been a bully, throw his weight around, nor has Henry seen him abuse his power. He says just like Del Rio, he thinks that Ace should be the permanent GM of Raw and Smackdown.
Christian makes his return to a huge pop next. He says he knows Teddy Long better than everyone else. He says if it weren’t for Long he’d be competing for the title tonight. He says Long created an unsafe working environment, and that’s why he’s asking the board to make Johnny the GM of Smackdown. Laurinaitis thanks everyone and asks Otunga to take a picture of everyone who came out to support the movement. Everyone gets together and Christian gives a cheesy thumbs up. Otunga makes sure to get himself into the picture as well. Everyone shakes hands before heading out of the ring to the back.
- Santino’s training continues as he’s shown in front of a set of stairs, probably at the arena. He runs up them, quickly, since there aren’t many, before celebrating at the top.
Josh Mathews is backstage with Big Show. Show admits he has a bad history at WrestleMania. Show says he’s winning the World Title tonight and working o his future.
World Heavyweight Championship
Elimination Chamber Match
Santino Marella vs. The Great Khali vs. Big Show vs. Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Daniel Bryan
The Chamber begins to lower again as Cole sends things backstage where Matthews is standing alongside the Big Show. Show says his track record at WrestleMania is terrible. He says it’s not how many times you fall off the horse, but how many times you ride. The only thing he can think of is walking out of tonight as the World Heavyweight Champion.
Back out at the ring, the chamber is on the floor, and The Great Khali is the first man to make his way out to the ring for the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match.
Cody Rhodes is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and he takes off his title, kissing it and handing it to the ref before heading into the chamber and staring down Khali. Rhodes heads into his own pod.
Santino Marella is the third entrant into the match. He gets a pretty big pop as he makes his way out to the ring,... (Continues on next page)