champion and begins beating on him relentlessly, hitting him, headbutting him, and choking him against the wall with his boot. The clock counts down and the door is opened. Bryan pokes Show in the eye, but he’s caught by Show and thrown THROUGH one of the pod doors.
Show picks Bryan up and tosses him into the ring over the top rope. He fights away Barrett and drops Bryan with a couple of big clotheslines and a back splash in the corner followed with a huge shoulder block. Show calls for the chokeslam. He catches Bryan and hits him with a giant chokeslam, but he turns into a big boot from Barrett. Barrett catches Show with a series of knees to the face and a running big boot to the face. Santino catches Barrett in a roll up but doesn’t get two. on the outside Rhodes hits the beautiful disaster kick to Show, then hits it again off the cage wall to send Show into the ring. Rhodes plants Show with a DDT and Barrett hits an elbow drop from the second rope. Rhodes pins Show and gets the three count.
Big Show has been eliminated
Rhodes celebrates, but he’s immediately rolled up by Santino Marella who gets the three count.
Cody Rhodes has been eliminated
Rhodes drops Santino with the cross Rhodes before leaving the match. Barrett heads in and pins Santino, but Santino kicks out at two. Barrett tosses Santino to the outside, and follows, tossing him into the chamber wall repeatedly. Barrett ties Santino’s arms in the chamber wall and kicks away at his chest before hitting him with a big boot to the face.
Barrett and Bryan trade blows. Bryan misses the back flip out of the corner, but he’s able to catch Barrett in a roll up. Bryan almost locks on the LaBell lock, but Barrett fights it off. Bryan kicks at Barrett’s chest in the corner repeatedly before seating him on the top rope. He heads up after Wade, but he’s pushed away and crotched on the top rope. Barrett lays out Bryan with a clothesline while he’s seated on the ropes a la Nigel McGuinness.
Barrett pickes up Bryan and powerbombs him hard into the chamber wall before slamming him into one of the pods, and tapping his neck in the chamber pod door, choking him, then slamming the chamber door against his neck. Barrett pulls Bryan back into the ring and goes for the pin but he’s only able to get a two count. Santino is up but he’s knocked right back down by Barrett. Barrett goes for the wasteland, but Santino fights it off, so Barrett hits Santino with a huge boot that sends him flying to the outside. Barrett sends Santino into the wall and hits him with a forearm to the back, then again. Barrett turns around into a flying knee to the face from Bryan, who comes off the top rope. BRyan sends Barrett into the pods twice, but when he goes to the top he’s stopped by Barrett. Barrett slams Bryan back hard into the pod, tearing away more of the wall.
Barrett heads up to the top with Bryan and shoulders him, but Santino breaks it up. Santino heads up after Barrett and tries for a superplex, but it’s fought off by Barrett, who tosses Santino to the mat. Barrett stands on the top and tries for the elbow drop again, but misses. Bryan comes down with a flying head butt, and Santino makes the pin for three.
Wade Barrett has been eliminated
Bryan has a big smile on his face as he realizes what the match has come down to.
Bryan laughs at Santino as he raises the roof. Santino takes Bryan down with a Sambo throw, but eats a dropkick in the corner. Bryan has a crazed look on his face. Bryan hits Santino with a nasty kick to the spine and a big kick to the chest. Bryan winds up and this another big kick to the chest. Santino gets up, so Bryan kicks him again. Santino’s up again, so Bryan hits him with a kick to the temple. Bryan goes for the pin, but Santino kicks out at two. Bryan misses a second corner dropkick and he’s rolled up for two. Bryan lays Santino out and heads to the top for the head butt, but Santino moves. Santino pulls out the cobra, and the cobra strikes, but Bryan kicks out of a pin attempt. Bryan is able to lock in the LaBell lock, and Santino holds on for as long as he’s able to. Santino tries to fight to his feet and the crowd is going nuts, but Bryan pulls back on the hold and Santino is forced to tap out.
WINNER AND STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan celebrates with his title in the ring. Sheamus’ music hits, and the Irishman makes his way out to the ring. Bryan begs off, but goes for a kick. Sheamus stops him, and grabs him by the throat. Sheamus shoulders Bryan, and drops him with an air raid crash. Sheamus’ music hits, and he’s apparently made his intentions clear as to who he’s like to face at WrestleMania. Sheamus makes his way to the back, and it looks like the match that wasn’t even allowed to happen on the preshow at WM last year, will be one of the main events.
Hornswoggle is talking about how much he loves cheese. He asks Natalya to cut some cheese. Natalya swears that wasn’t her. She grabs her stomach, and farts again. She says, “Oh my God,” and runs off. Justin Gabriel comes in asks if Hornswoggle likes it. Swagger and Vickie come in. Swoggle says he likes that they have Jack cheese, and cottage cheese (pointing at Ziggler and Vickie). Teddy Long makes his way in and says the two can settle their differences in the ring tonight. Swagger says he agrees that there should be one man who runs Raw and Smackdown. Long agrees, but says it should be him. Before Long leaves, he lets Swagger know that his match tonight will be for the US Championship.
Jack Swagger vs. Justin Gabriel
Jack Swagger is the first man to make his way to the ring with Vickie Guerrero in tow, of course. Swagger doesn’t get a very favorable reaction, and again these two men have a hard act to follow here.
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