Bad News Barrett returns and says Daniel Bryan will not win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight. He claims when he loses, the Yes movement will cease to exist. He starts a Yes chant in response.
Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil
O’Neil knocks Young down to start as the crowd chants for Lesnar. He tosses Young across the ring and continues to overpower Young. Rolling elbow by Young and he clotheslines O’Neil to the floor. Back in, Young goes up and hits a flying clothesline for 2. O’Neil sends Young hard into the corner and the momentum takes Young to the floor. O’Neil rams Young against the post a few times and back in, he covers for 2. Bear hug by O’Neil but Young fights out. Young goes for a crossbody off the second rope but O’Neil catches him and hits a backbreaker. He tosses Young down and goes to the abdominal stretch. Young fights out again so O’Neil gives him an avalanche in the corner. He charges again but eats boot and both men are down. Clothesline by Young and he hits a back drop. He hammers O’Neil on the mat and they go to the apron. Neckbreaker on the apron by Young gets 2. Forearm to the back by O’Neil and he hits Clash of the Titus for 3. Winner- Titus O’Neil *1/4 ( Man, the crowd could not have cared less about this match. The match had no heat, the wrestling was subpar, and it didn’t do much for either guy.)
Bad New Barrett appears again and mocks the Minnesota Vikings. He mentions Hulk Hogan returning as host of Wrestlemania and says his spotlight has been taken over by him. Yeah, OK.
The panel tonight is Mark Henry, The Miz, and Rey Mysterio and they discuss the events of the evening so far.
Video package for Wyatt Family/Shield airs.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan)
Crowd chants “This is Awesome” before the match begins, so they’re pumped for the match. The Shield attack to start and they clear the ring of the Wyatt Family. Rowan officially starts with Rollins. Dropkick by Rollins and he hammers away on Rowan in the corner. Tag to Reigns and he stomps away in the corner. Tag to Rollins and Rowan overpowers him. Tag to Harper and he works over Rollins. He rakes the face of Rollins and Wyatt tags in. Wyatt works over Rollins in the corner and Reigns tags in. He hammers away on Wyatt in the corner and he overpowers Wyatt for 1. Harper tags in and he goes for a suplex but Reigns counters into his own. Tag to Ambrose and he hammers away on Harper in the corner. Tag to Rollins and he leaps off Ambrose’s back into a corner forearm on Harper. Reigns knocks Harper down for 2 and Ambrose tags in. He rakes Harper’s face off the ropes and he hits a dropkick for 2. Rollins and Ambrose work over Harper and Harper charges in the corner but eats boot. Second rope back elbow by Ambrose and the Wyatt Family distracts him, allowing Harper to catch him with a dropkick. Tag to Wyatt and he hammers Ambrose on the mat. Wyatt works him over in the corner and he hits the Avalanche in the corner. Tag to Rowan and he slams Ambrose. Knee drop to the midsection by Rowan and he boxes the ears of Ambrose. Ambrose fights out so Rowan hits a sidewalk slam for 2. Tag to Harper and he steps on head of Ambrose. Suplex by Harper gets 2. Ambrose catches Harper with a swinging neckbreaker and Rollins tags in. Dropkick by Rollins and he throws some kicks. He hammers away on Harper in the corner and he hits a corner forearm. Rollins goes up but Harper stops him and follows up. Harper goes for a super German suplex but ROLLINS LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! He clotheslines Harper to the floor and follows up with a suicide dive. Back in, Rollins hits a springboard knee strike and Harper comes back with the Truck Stop for 2. Tag to Wyatt and he works Rollins over on the floor. Back senton on the floor by Wyatt and back in, Wyatt gets 2. Tag to Rowan and he knocks Rollins down with a head butt. Slam by Rowan and he hits a basement forearm to the back for 2. Tag to Harper and he hits a corner clothesline in the corner. Harper slingshots Rollins in the ropes and Wyatt tags in. Chinlock by Wyatt but Rollins fights out. Wyatt charges in the corner but eats boot and Rollins leaps off the second rope. Wyatt catches him and hits the Urinage for 2 as Ambrose saves. Harper KILLS Ambrose with a big boot in retaliation and Harper tags in. He stomps away on Rollins and he pulls Rollins out of the ropes but Rollins catches him with an enzuigiri. Tag to Reigns and he cleans house. Samoan drop to Rowan and he hammers Rowan on the mat. Harper dumps him to the floor and Reigns catches Rowan from the floor with a knee strike. Back in, Reigns hits a back suplex for 2 as Wyatt saves. Ambrose attacks Wyatt but Harper saves him. Ambrose dropkicks Wyatt off the apron and follows but Harper catches him with a suicide dive. Summersault plancha by Rollins to Harper. Rowan chargers in the corner but misses and Reigns rolls him up for 2!!! They clothesline each other and both men are down. Rollins takes apart the announce table but Wyatt attacks from behind to stop that. Ambrose saves Rollins and he brawls with Wyatt in the crowd. In the ring, Rowan and Reigns slug it out. Rowan breaks that up by sending Reigns shoulder first into the post. Leaping clothesline by Reigns gets 2. Wyatt returns and he breaks apart the other announce table. Rowan hits a fall-a-way slam to Reigns sending Reigns to the floor. The Wyatt Family DOUBLE CHOKESLAM ROLLINS THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!! In the ring, Reigns is alone and the Wyatt Family double team him in the corner as Bray Wyatt watches. Big boot by Harper and Wyatt tags in. He goes for Sister Abigail but Reigns powers out and Wyatt hits some head butts with no effect. Samoan drop by Reigns and he dumps Harper to the floor. SUPERMAN PUNCH TO ROWAN~!!! SUPERMAN PUNCH TO WYATT~!!! Spear to Harper but Reigns walks into a back elbow from Wyatt. Sister Abigail gets 3!!! Winners- The Wyatt Family ****1/4 ( When you put two groups together that the crowd is in love and you let them do their thing, you get magic. This was a phenomenal brawl with all six guys fighting with something to prove and they all had a chance to shine. Reigns is going to be a mega star if he keeps it up, he has something special. )
Christian says he hasn’t been on a roll lately but people will forget about that when he walks out of the Elimination Chamber as champion. He’s desperate and that makes him dangerous. He dares everyone to underestimate him.
Bad News Barrett returns and says that adults will be fired from their jobs and kids will be absent from school because they’re spending time watching the WWE Network. He claims the final result will be homelessness.
Santino Marella is playing with toys backstage and Emma, Great Khali, and Los Matadores show up to play as well. Yep.
Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio comes out in a neck brace and crutches and claims because of Batista’s brutal attacks he won’t be able to compete. Del Rio attacks with his crutch and he takes off his neck brace. The match officially begins and Batista hits some rights. He charges in the corner but eats boot and Del Rio sends him into the post shoulder first. “Bootista” chants start and they don’t like Batista at all. Cross Arm Breaker in the ropes by Del Rio and he stomps away. Arm bar by Del Rio but Batista fights out so Del Rio drives Batista’s arm against his knees. Del Rio charges in the corner but misses and hits the post shoulder first. Batista goes for the shoulders to the gut in the corner but Del Rio blocks and hits a second rope double stomp. Corner enzuigiri by Del Rio gets 2 as Batista grabs the ropes to break. Baseball slide by Del Rio knocks Batista to the floor and back in, Batista catches him with a Spear for 2. Short arm clotheslines by Batista and he goes for a powerslam but Del Rio counters into the Backstabber for 2. Del Rio goes up and misses a back senton off the top. Spinebuster by Batista and he goes for the Batista Bomb but Del Rio escapes. He clips the leg and hits a basement superkick for 2. He goes for the Cross Armbreaker but Batista blocks and hits the Batista Bomb for 3. Winner- Batista **1/2 ( The match was fine and it served its purpose of giving Batista a good win heading into Wrestlemania and he gave Del Rio a ton of offense. But the crowd has completely turned against Batista since his return and it was a sign that they needed to change their plans for Wrestlemania. )
WWE pays tribute to Black History Month by highlighting Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson.
The panel predicts the winner of the Elimination Chamber. Miz picks Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry picks Sheamus, and Rey Mysterio picks Cesaro. Henry pulls a Charles Barkley by mocking the fact Randy Orton hasn’t won a match in a month, which is awesome.
Orton goes for the hanging DDT on Christian but Christian blocks by backdropping Orton onto the steel. Flying knee strike by Bryan to Christian gets 3. Christian is eliminated.
Bryan and Cena clear the ring of Cesaro and Orton, leaving the two of them. They slug it out and Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Cena blocks. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Cesaro catches him with a German suplex for 2. Cena goes for the STF but Cesaro blocks and goes for the gutwrench suplex but Cena counters with a hurricanrana. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment onto the steel floor!!! Back in, Cena grabs the STF and Cesaro taps. Cesaro is eliminated.
Cena blocks an RKO attempt and he grabs the STF on Orton. Orton looks to tap but the lights go out. They Wyatt Family is in the ring and Bryan charges but Harper hits a big boot. The Wyatt Family triple team Cena and Wyatt hits Sister Abigail on Cena. Orton covers Cena for 3. John Cena is eliminated.
Corporate Kane comes out and sends the Wyatt Family to the back. Kane enters the chamber to check on Cena and Bryan leaps off the top onto Kane!!! Orton sends him into the pod and they go up but Bryan escapes and puts Orton in the tree of woe. Kicks to the chest by Bryan and he hits some baseball slides in the corner. Bryan follows up and hits a back superplex off the top for 2. Bryan goes up but Orton crotches him and hits the hanging DDT. Bryan blocks the RKO and he hits the flying knee strike for 2 as Kane pulls the ref out of the ring!!! High kick by Bryan to Kane but he walks into the RKO for 2!!! Small package by Bryan gets 2 and he hits a high kick. Kane nails Bryan and Orton hits the RKO for 3. Winner and Still WWE World Heavyweight Champion- Randy Orton ***3/4 ( There were some great moments and spots throughout the match to make this yet another excellent Chamber match. The overbooking at the end with everyone and their mother entering the Chamber, despite being impossible to enter, to interfere kept this from being up there as one of the best chambers. )
The 411: For the most part, this was a very entertaining show. You had an opening match that blew away peoples' expectations, the Wyatt/Shield match was outstanding, and the Elimination Chamber match was pretty damn good. The rest of the card felt like it belonged on TV rather than PPV, but the main matches delivered and in some cases over delivered, so we ended up with a pretty good PPV that set the stage for Wrestlemania XXX.