Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. John says it is all about now and we are on the Road to Wrestlemania. You can feel the energy and see the people jumping up and down in their seats. They know about the importance of Wrestlemania. We all know what Wrestlemania means. It can make a superstar’s career. It can bring a legend back from the dead. It can be the most important moment in the life of a WWE superstar. We are all here because we find new answers as to who gets to make a moment at Wrestlemania.
Tonight, he is out here to face the truth. The truth is in two weeks, he has to win the Elimination Chamber Match. He says that comes with some mixed emotions. If he does not win the Elimination Chamber, he does not know if he has a road to Wrestlemania. To all of those opposed to him wanting to win the Elimination Chamber, John says he has to survive the most unwinnable match in WWE history to face the most unbeatable champion in WWE history.
John says that sounds impossible to some. John says he loves making the impossible absolutely possible. John says he will win the Elimination Chamber and he will make history against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
Miz says this is not 2013, this is 2018, the Year of the Miz. He says that John cannot separate reality from fantasy. Miz points out that John is the founding father of Suplex City. Miz says he will main event Wrestlemania becaue that is where this title belongs. Miz says he will be the first to hold the Universal and Intercontinental Title after beating Brock Lesnar.
John says that Miz would have a statistical chance to beat Brock, but only if he misses his flight or gets frozen in a block of ice. If the match happened, it would be your last match.
Miz says that John is wrong. The biggest mistake you made was to try to beat Brock at his game. Miz says he will play to his strengths. He will use his brain. He will do whatever it takes. He wins because he does the things that others won’t and can’t do. He will cross the lines that John will not cross. That is why he beat Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title. That is why he will beat Brock in the main event of Wrestlemania.
John reminds Miz he will have to get through the Elimination Chamber.
Miz says it won’t be the first time he outsmarted someone at Wrestlemania because he did it to John.
John says we might be in the middle of Miz Country, so why not The Miz versus John Cena. The loser of the match enters the Elimination Chamber first.
Miz asks John if he thinks he is stupid. The first entrant has the worst odds.
Axel and Dallas attack Cena and they hit a belly-to-back suplex and neck breaker combination.
Miz says he is smarter that Cena. Challenge accepted and he wants a referee.
Instead of a referee, Kurt Angle’s music plays and he comes out. He says this is not the way we are going to start off Raw. He says he likes John’s challenge.
Kurt tells Bo and Curtis they are eliminated from ringside.
Match Number One: Miz versus John Cena in a Whoever Loses is First in the Chamber Match
Miz with a cover as the bell rings. Miz with punches and another near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with a running shoulder tackle to knock Cena off the apron. Miz sends Cena into the ringside barrier before they return to the ring. Miz comes off the turnbuckles with a double sledge for a near fall. Miz works on Cena’s back but on the third attempt, Cena is able to roll up and then Cena with a drop kick for a near fall. Cena with a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Miz with kicks to the head. Miz with another kick for a near fall.
Miz punches Cena in the corner. The referee warns Miz and Miz runs into an elbow and he comes off the turnbuckles with a tornado DDT. Cena gets a near fall. Miz with a sleeper. Cena gets to his feet but Miz gets on Cena’s back to add more pressure. Miz gets Cena back to the mat.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena with a snap mare to counter the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz with a figure four leg lock. Cena powers out of the hold and applies the STF. Miz gets to the ropes. Miz drops Cena on the top rope. Miz goes up top and hits a cross body but Cena rolls through and gets Miz on his shoulders. Miz gets to his feet and hits the DDT for a near fall. Miz with the Awesome Clothesline. Miz runs into an Attitude Adjustment but Miz kicks out.
Cena goes up top and Miz grabs the ropes and Cena falls to the mat. Miz with the figure four leg lock again. Cena escapes and applies a crossface but Miz gets to the ropes. Cena misses a splash into the corner and Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale but Cena kicks out at two. Cena is put on the turnbuckles and Miz sets for a Super Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena powers out and hits a Super Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
Matt Hardy says he has a second chance at his destiny but he has to deal with three vessels in his way. They have not realized that their second chance is over. Matt says he has consulted with the seven deities and they will be rendered obsolete. Matt will win tonight and turn the Elimination Chamber into the Deletion Chamber.
We are back and Luke Gallows says the Revival are pushing the Nerd-O-Meter to the limit when they talk about being tag team wrestlers. Luke says he wants a chance tonight. Karl says that being able to name all tag teams since 1902 make them . . . nerds.
Gallows and Anderson get into the ring as Wilder and Dawson go to the floor.
Match Number Two: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder versus Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows