411’s WWE Elimination Chamber Report 02.17.13
Posted by Scott Slimmer on 02.17.2013
The Rock defeated CM Punk to retain the WWE Championship, Alberto Del Rio beat the Big Show to retain the World Heavyweight Championship, Jack Swagger won in the Elimination Chamber and more! Check out 411's full WWE Elimination Chamber report for all the details!
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Pre-Show Match Brodus Clay & Tensai w/ The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Clay and Sandow start the match, and Sandow immediately bails to the outside to avoid a punch from Clay. Sandow climbs back into the ring and makes the tag to Rhodes, so Clay makes the tag to Tensai. Rhodes lands a jab to Tensai, but Tensai whips Rhodes to the corner. Tensai heads up to the second rope and goes for a splash, but Rhodes rolls out of the way. Tensai lands on his feet, whips Rhodes to the ropes, waits for him to rebound, and ducks his head to telegraph the back body drop, but Rhodes drops to the mat and connects with an uppercut. Rhodes makes the quick tag to Sandow, Sandow works over Tensai, and Sandow makes the quick tag back to Rhodes. Rhodes connects with the Disaster Kick and once again tags Sandow. Sandow drops a knee and makes the tag to Rhodes. Rhodes locks in a front chancery, but Tensai breaks the hold and levels Rhodes with a single shot. Rhodes manages to tag Sandow, but Tensai levels Sandow with a running splash. Clay and Rhodes get the tags and Clay goes for an exploder suplex, but Sandow makes the save with a drop kick to Clay's back. Tensai rushes the ring and tosses Sandow out of the ring. Clay and Tensai squash Rhodes with a double-team splash, and Clay gets the three count.
Match Result: Brodus Clay defeats Cody Rhodes after a double-team splash. Match Length: 4:07
World Heavyweight Championship Match Alberto Del Rio (Champion) w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. The Big Show
Show immediately traps Del Rio in the corner and goes for a big chop, but Del Rio evades and connects with a kick to the gut. Show regains control and lands the big chop before muscling Del Rio to the opposite corner and landing another big chop. Show scoop slams Del Rio and chokes Del Rio against the second rope. Show traps Del Rio in the corner and goes for yet another big chop, but this time Del Rio evades. Show goes for a big boot out of the corner, but Del Rio catches the leg and wrenches it. Show is down on his knees, and Del Rio connects with a super kick for a two count. Del Rio goes for the cross arm breaker, but Show shoves Del Rio to the ropes. Show waits for Del Rio to rebound off the ropes and hits him with a spear for a two count of his own. Show levels Del Rio with a clothesline and taunts Ricardo at ringside. Del Rio gets back to his feet and goes to with a volley of kicks to the legs, but Show drops Del Rio with a single side kick of his own. Show heads up to the second rope and absolutely flattens Del Rio with a splash. Show covers Del Rio and gets a LOOONG two count. Show drags Del Rio back to his feet, but Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker out of nowhere. Show squirms and struggles and finally manages to get his boot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Show charges at Del Rio in the corner, but Del Rio gets his boots up. Del Rio heads up to the second rope and goes for a double ax handle, but Show catches Del Rio in mid-air and locks in a bear hug. Ricardo hops up onto the ring apron, so Show releases the hold and chases Ricardo back to the arena floor. Show returns his attention to Del Rio and goes for b powerbomb, but Del Rio counters into a hurricanrana that sends Show all the way out of the ring. Del Rio connects with a suicide dive, and both men are down and out on the outside. Both men make it back into the ring before the referee completes his ten count. Del Rio heads all the way up top and connects with a seated senton for a long two count of his own. Del Rio goes for a big boot, but Show catches the leg and counters into a choke slam for another LOOONG two count. Show gets back to his feet and sets up for the Knockout Punch, but Del Rio rolls out of the ring to avoid contact. Show reaches over the top rope, grabs Del Rio by the head, and easily tosses him back into the ring. Show goes for another choke slam, but Del Rio counters into a sunset flip, but Show counters into another choke slam attempt, but Del Rio counters into a DDT for a two count. Del Rio hits his trademark rope-assisted step-up enzuigiri in the corner for yet another two count. Del Rio once again locks in the cross arm breaker, but this time he has Show right in the middle of the ring. Show finally manages to roll, get to his feet, and counter into a powerbomb to break the hold. Show once again sets up for the Knockout Punch, but Ricardo hops up onto the ring apron to cause the distraction. Show knocks Ricardo off the ring apron, but the distraction gives Del Rio the chanced to hit the step-up enzuigiri from behind. Del Rio follows up with a super kick and locks in the cross arm breaker for a third time.
Match Result: Alberto Del Rio defeats the Big Show with the cross arm breaker. Match Length: 13:00
United States Championship Match Antonio Cesaro (Champion) vs. The Miz
Miz' shoulder is heavily damaged thanks to the damage that Cesaro inflicted by repeatedly swinging Miz into the barrier. Cesaro immediately goes after Miz' injured shoulder. Miz hits the ropes and flies at Cesaro, but Cesaro catches him in mid-air and transitions into a shoulder breaker. Cesaro locks in an overhead wrist lock (on the arm with the injured shoulder), but Miz fights back to his fee and breaks the hold. Miz whips Cesaro to the ropes, connects with a knee to the gut, and follows up with a running knee to the face for a two count. Cesaro regains control and goes to work with mounted punches. Cesaro drops a leg onto Miz' arm, drags him back to his feet, and wrenches on the injured shoulder. Cesaro drops a leg onto the injured shoulder and locks in a short arm scissor. Miz breaks the hold and charges at Cesaro, but Cesaro levels him with a clothesline for a two count. Cesaro wrenches Miz' arm across the bottom rope and locks in a key lock in the middle of the ring. Miz again fights back to his feet and catches Cesaro with a boot the face. Miz traps Cesaro in the corner and stomps a mud hole in him. Miz hits his patented corner clothesline, heads up top, and goes for a double ax handle, but Cesaro counters into a Fujiwara arm bar. Miz can't get to the ropes, but he rolls to get Cesaro into a pinning predicament. Cesaro breaks the hold and charges at Miz, but Miz back body drops him over the top rope and down to the arena floor. Miz climbs out onto the ring apron and flies at Cesaro, but Cesaro catches him in mid-air. Cesaro tries to toss Miz shoulder-first into the ring post, but Miz counters and whips Cesaro knee-first into the steel steps. Miz rolls Cesaro back into the ring, and Miz is now focusing on Cesaro's knee to set up the Figure Four Leg Lock. Miz kicks the legs, works over the quads, and goes for the Figure Four, but Cesaro counters but kicking Miz' leg out from under him. Miz falls to the mat, but his knee inadvertently lands right in Cesaro's groin. It was a complete accident, but Miz did low-blow Cesaro. Cesaro clutches himself in pain, and the referee has no choice but to call for the disqualification. Miz is furious, so he takes out his frustration by punting Cesaro in the groin. That time was definitely not an accident.
Match Result: Antonio Cesaro defeats the Miz by disqualification. Match Length: 8:15
Kane is in the back preparing for the Elimination Chamber match when Daniel Bryan confronts him. Bryan doesn't think that Kane should still be upset about the Royal Rumble match. Why is Kane so grumpy? It's funny Bryan should say that, because Bryan reminds Kane of a dwarf. Kane says that he's never main evented WrestleMania, so he's taking the Elimination Chamber match very seriously. Bryan knows that it may come down to Team Hell No as the final two men, but until then, he suggests that they work together. Kane hugs it out in agreement. The deal is that Bryan will watch Kane's back… and Kane will watch Kane's back, too.
Elimination Chamber Match to become the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Coulter vs. Mark Henry
Jack Swagger, Kane, Mark Henry, and Randy Orton are locked in the pods, so it'll be Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho to start the match. Jericho whips Bryan to the ropes, but Bryan drops Jericho with a shoulder block. Jericho gets back to his feet and drags Bryan down to the mat with a side head lock, but Bryan rolls Jericho into a pinning predicament for a two count. Bryan goes for a drop kick, but Jericho counters into an attempted Walls of Jericho, but Bryan counters into an attempted No Lock, but Jericho counters into an attempted Walls of Jericho, but Bryan rolls to block. Jericho whips Bryan to the corner, but Bryan runs up the ropes and flips over Jericho. Bryan tries to suplex Jericho over the top rope and onto the steel, but Jericho floats over and lands on his feet. Jericho catapults Bryan head-first into the chains, and Bryan rolls back into the ring. Jericho follows Bryan back into the ring and follows up with a back suplex. Jericho punts Bryan in the ribs and follow up with a suplex. Entrant #3: Jack Swagger. Swagger charges the ring and splashes Jericho in the corner. Swagger heads up to the second rope and connects with a Swagger Bomb to Jericho for a two count. Swagger heads to the outside, picks up Bryan, and rams him into the chains. Swagger hits the ropes and splashes Bryan against the chains. Swagger grinds Bryan's face into the steel before heading back into the ring. Jericho traps Swagger in the corner and stomps him down to the mat. Jericho whips Swagger to the opposite corner and charges toward him, but Swagger slides out of the way, causing Jericho to tumble over the top rope and out onto the steel. Swagger pounds on Swagger out on the steel, but Bryan heads up top and connects with a running knee that drives Swagger down onto the steel. Jericho and Bryan head back into the ring. Bryan goes for the top rope diving head butt, but Jericho rolls out of the way to avoid contact. Entrant #4: Kane. Kane rushes the ring and cleans house. Bryan foolishly tries to pin Kane, and that REALLY upsets Kane. Bryan offers to hug it out, but Kane says no. NO! NO! NO! Bryan goes to work with kicks to Kane's chest, but Kane ducks an attempted kick to the head and goes for a choke slam. Bryan breaks the hold and hits the ropes, but Kane catches him with a sidewalk slam. Kane heads up top, but Bryan follows him up. Jericho sneaks under and lifts Bryan onto his shoulders, allowing Kane to hit the Doomsday Device on Bryan. Swagger sneaks into the ring and gets a two count on Bryan. Swagger goes for a suplex on Kane, but Kane counters into a suplex of his own for a two count. Jericho whips Swagger to the ropes and drops him with a standing drop kick. Entrant #5: Randy Orton. Orton tosses Swagger over the top rope and levels Jericho. Orton connects with a drop kick to Kane and hits a gorgeous slingshot suplex on Bryan. Orton heads to the outside and Kane goes for a choke slam, but Orton counters and slams Kane into the chains. Orton hits Kane with his patented rope-assisted DDT onto the steel. Ouch. Bryan works over Jericho in the corner and Orton goes up top with Swagger. Jericho takes Bryan up top, and Orton superplexes Swagger as Jericho superplexes Swagger. All five men are down and out, and Mark Henry is begging to get into the match. Entrant #6: Mark Henry. Henry storms into the ring, and business has just picked up. Henry sets his sights on Bryan, hits him with the World's Strongest Slam, and gets the three count. Mark Henry has eliminated Daniel Bryan. Henry heads to the outside, drags Orton to his feet, and throws him through the Lexan pod. Henry heads up top and sets his sights on Kane. Kane heads up top and flies at Henry, but Henry catches him and hits the World's Strongest Slam for the three count. Mark Henry has eliminated Kane. Henry heads to the outside and tries to throw Jericho through the Lexan, but Jericho counters and shoves Henry into the chains. Swagger shows up, and Jericho and Swagger double-team suplex Henry onto the steel. Jericho and Swagger head back into the ring and Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Swagger blocks. Jericho hits the running bulldog and goes for the Lionsault, but Henry catches him on the ropes and launches him into the chains. Henry picks up Jericho and launches him onto Swagger. Henry climbs back into the ring and head butts Swagger. Henry stacks Jericho and Swagger near the corner, heads up to the second rope, and goes for a double splash, but Jericho and Swagger roll out of the way. Swagger hits a Big Boot on henry, Jericho hits a Code Breaker on Henry, and Orton follows up with an RKO on Henry for the three count. Randy Orton has eliminated Mark Henry. Henry heads out of the chamber, but then he changes his mind and heads back in. The crowd totally pops for Henry deciding to cause more carnage. Henry gives the World's Strongest Slam to Swagger, Orton, and Jericho. Five referees charge into the chamber, and Booker T and Teddy Long soon follow them in. Henry is finally coaxed back out of the chamber, and the crowd applauds his effort as he makes his way back up the ramp. Swagger crawls on top of Orton, but Orton kicks out at two. Swagger pounds on Jericho and Orton, but Jericho and Orton turn the tide and double team Swagger. Jericho and Orton whip Swagger head-first into the Lexan before turning their attention to each other. Orton levels Jericho with a clothesline, but Jericho gets back to his feet and levels Orton with a shoulder block. Jericho heads up top and flies at Orton, but Orton connects with a drop kick in mid-air for a two count. Swagger heads back into the ring but eats a power slam from Orton. Orton follows up with a power slam to Jericho. Orton goes for the rope-assisted DDT on Swagger, but Jericho connects with a springboard drop kick to Orton first. Swagger hits Jericho with a Buckle Bomb for a two count. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb on Orton, but Orton gets his boot up, so Swagger counters into the Patriot Act (i.e., the Ankle Lock). Jericho breaks up the Patriot Act with an enzuigiri from behind and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Orton breaks up the Walls of Jericho with a back breaker and back body drops Swagger over the top rope and onto the steel. Orton hits a double rope-assisted DDT on Jericho and Swagger. Orton sets up for an RKO on Jericho, but Jericho blocks and goes for a Lionsault, but Orton counters and hits the RKO for the three count. Randy Orton has eliminated Chris Jericho. Swagger sneaks up behind Orton and catches him with a schoolboy pin for the three count. Jack Swagger has eliminated Randy Orton.
Match Result: Jack Swagger wins the Elimination Chamber match, last eliminating Randy Orton with a schoolboy pin. Match Length: 31:18
John Cena, Sheamus, & Ryback vs. The Shield
Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback attack the Shield before the Shield even make it into the ring. The match hasn't even begun, but Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback drag them into the ring and hit stereo vertical suplexes to all three men. The referee finally restores order, and the match officially begins. Sheamus and Ambrose start the match, and Sheamus immediately takes control. Sheamus stretches Ambrose across the top rope, rips his shirt open, and goes to work with the forearm clubs. Ambrose manages to make the tag to Reigns, and Reigns muscles Sheamus to the corner before making the tag to Rollins. Rollins repeatedly drives his shoulder into Sheamus' gut as Ambrose makes the blind tag. Ambrose goes after Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus catches him with a big boot out of nowhere. Cena and Reigns get the tags, and Cena cleans house. Cena hit the Protobomb and follows up with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena locks in the STF, but Ambrose makes the save. Rollins hits a springboard knee to the temple, and Reigns makes the cover for the two count. Reigns makes the tag to Ambrose, and Ambrose lands a double stomp to Cena's gut. Ambrose rakes the face and gets a one count. Ambrose wrenches the arm and makes the tag to Rollins. Rollins lands drop kick and gets a two count. Rollins splashes Cena in the corner as the crowd erupts into a "Let's go Cena! Cena sucks!" chant. Ambrose gets the tag and stomps on Cena's fingers. Ambrose head butts Cena and toys with him in the corner. Reigns gets the tags and levels Cena with a clothesline. Reigns goes for the cover, but Sheamus rushes the ring to break up the pin and make the save. Cena fights back, hits the ropes, and charges at Reigns, but Reigns catches Cena with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns locks in a rear chin lock, but Cena fights back to his feet. Cena desperately tries to make the tag to Sheamus, but Reigns drags Cena back to the middle of the ring. Cena fights back to his feet, breaks the hold, and hits a hella sloppy back suplex. Reigns gets back to his feet and levels Cena with a clothesline for a two count. Ambrose gets the tag and pounds Cena down to the mat. Ambrose hits a neck breaker for yet another two count. Ambrose scissors the head, but Cena rolls to his stomach and lifts Ambrose up on his shoulders. Ambrose floats over the back, shoves Cena to the ropes, and catches him with a DDT on the rebound for a two count. Ambrose charges at Cena, but Cena back body drops him over the top rope and down to the arena floor. Ambrose climbs back into the ring and makes the tag to Rollins, but Cena FINALLY manages to make the tag to Ryback. Ryback back body drops Rollins and then does the same to Ambrose. Ryback powerbombs Rollins and then does the same to Ambrose. Reigns rushes the ring to make the save, but Sheamus muscles Reigns out of the ring. REIGNS SPEARS SHEAMUS THROUGH THE BARRIER! Back in the ring, Rollins heads up top and flies at Ryback, but Ryback catches Rollins in mid-air. Ambrose and Reigns make the save and set up Ryback for the triple powerbomb, but Cena makes the save. Cena hits Ambrose with the Attitude Adjustment as Ryback sets up Rollins for Shell Shocked, but Reigns spears Ryback. Rollins lands on top of Ryback and gets the three count.
Match Result: Seth Rollins defeats Ryback after a spear from Roman Reigns. Match Length: 14:51
Dolph Ziggler, AJ, and Big E Langston make their way out to the ring. Dolph Ziggler says that he's stolen more shows than this year's entire Hall of Fame class combined. Booker T interrupts Ziggler and says that Ziggler thinks he can do more than anyone else on the roster, but Booker knows one man who can do a little bit more. And that man is Ziggler's opponent right now!
Impromptu Match Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ AJ and Big E Langston
Ziggler connects with a standing drop kick and gets a quick two count. Ziggler locks in a side head lock on the mat, but Kingston fights back to his feet and breaks the hold. Kingston leap frogs Ziggler two times, but Ziggler catches Kingston in the sleeper hold. Kingston drops down to his knees but eventually fights back up to his feet. Kingston dumps Ziggler over the tope rope, and Langston checks on Ziggler. Kingston goes for a suicide dive on Ziggler, but Ziggler ducks out of the way, causing Kingston to take out Langston. Kingston and Ziggler head back into the ring. AJ tries to distract Kingston so that Ziggler can attack from behind, but Kingston ducks, darn near causing Ziggler to take out AJ. Kingston and Ziggler head up top, and Ziggler delivers a gut buster onto the top turnbuckle. Ziggler follows up with the Zig Zag in the middle of the ring for the three count. Big E Langston attacks Kingston after the match.
Match Result: Dolph Ziggler defeats Kofi Kingston with the Zig Zag. Match Length: 3:54
Divas Championship Match Kaitlyn (Champion) vs. Tamina Snuka
Kaitlyn muscles Tamina to the ropes, and the referee calls for the clean break. Kaitlyn locks in a rear waist lock and slams Tamina to the mat before transitioning to a front face lock. Kaitlyn hits a snap suplex and follows up with a schoolgirl pin for a two count. Kaitlyn goes for a backslide pin, but Tamina rolls through at one. Tamina rolls to the outside to catch a breather, but Kaitlyn catches her with a baseball slide. Kaitlyn rolls Tamina back into the ring and climbs up onto the ring apron, but Tamina slams Kaitlyn's head into the ring post. Tamina rolls Kaitlyn back into the ring and follows her back in. Tamina connects with a big boot for a two count. Tamina drags Kaitlyn back to her feet and hits a Samoan Drop. Tamina heads up top and goes for the Superfly Splash, but Kaitlyn rolls out of the way. Kaitlyn spears Tamina and
Match Result: Kaitlyn defeats Tamina Snuka with a spear. Match Length: 3:20
WWE Championship Match The Rock (Champion) vs. CM Punk w/ Paul Heyman
Rock and Punk circle each other to start. Punk reminds Rock to be careful not to get disqualified. Hmm… foreshadowing? Punk goes for a leg kick, but Rock checks it. I swear the crowd has started a "Let's go Rocky! Cena sucks! Let's go Rocky! Cena sucks!" chant. That's awesome. Rocky catches Punk with two deep arm drags before whipping him to the ropes, so Punk slides out of the ring to catch a breather. I've now been advised that the crowd was actually chanting "Let's go Rocky! CM Punk! Let's go Rocky! CM Punk!" That makes more sense, but it's a bit less awesome. Anyway, Punk heads back into the ring and stands face-to-face with Rock. Punk slaps Rock right across the face, and Rock becomes infuriated. Rock attacks Punk in the corner, and the referee is barely able to get the Rock to grant a clean break in time to avoid a disqualification. Punk again goes toe-to-toe with Rock, and this time Punk spits right in Rock's face. Rock tosses Punk out of the ring and bounces his head off the announce table. Punk rakes Rock's face and rolls Rock back into the ring. Punk applies a rear chin lock, but Rock muscles back to his feet, but Punk grabs a handful of trunks to pull Rock back down to the mat. Punk hits a standing elbow drop for a two count and goes right back to the rear chin lock. Rock eventually gets back to his feet and breaks the hold, but Punk immediately catches him with a back heel kick. Punk hits a snap suplex and floats over into the cover for a two count. Punk goes right back to the rear chin lock. Punk hits a running knee in the corner, heads up top, and hits the Macho Man Diving Elbow Drop for a two count. Punk tosses Rock out of the ring and follows him to the outside. Punk dismantles the Spanish announce table, but Rock rallies and rolls Punk back into the ring. Rock goes for the Rock Bottom, but Punk counters into a kick to the back of the head for a LOOONG two count. Punk again tosses Rock out of the ring and sets him on the Spanish announce table. PUNK ROCK BOTTOMS ROCK ON THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE… AND THE TABLE DOESN'T BREAK! Punk rushes back into the ring, and the referee begins his count on the Rock. Rock finally makes it back into the ring at the count of nine, and Punk goes to work with the ground and pound. Rock fights back with a Samoan Drop, and now both men are down in the middle of the ring. Rock and Punk both get back to their feet and slug it out in the middle of the ring. Rock hits the ropes and levels Punk with a clothesline. Rock hits a DDT and looks for the Rock Bottom, but Punk counters with elbows to the back of the head. Punk beats Rock down to the mat with a vicious volley of elbows to the kidneys. Punk goes for a springboard clothesline, but Rock catches him in the Rock Bottom for a LOOONG two count. Punk rolls out of the ring to catch a breather, but Rock retrieves him. Rock hits the ropes and charges at Punk, but Punk evades, causing the Rock to inadvertently knock the referee out of the ring. Punk hits Rock with the Go To Sleep, but there's no referee! The referee is unconscious on the outside! Punk goes for another Go To Sleep, but Rock counters into a spinebuster. Rock hits the People's Elbow and makes the cover as a second referee slides into the ring. One… Two… Punk kicks out! Rock tries to drag Punk back to his feet, and Punk inadvertently rolls onto the referee's ankle. The referee rolls out of the ring in pain as Heyman retrieves the WWE Championship for Punk. Heyman climbs up onto the ring apron and holds Rock for Punk. Punk tries to hit Rock with the belt, but Rock ducks, causing Punk to knock Heyman off the apron. Rock hits Punk with the Rock Bottom, a third referee slides into the ring, and Rock gets the three count.
Match Result: The Rock defeats CM Punk with the Rock Bottom Match Length: 20:54