– The 2012 Elimination Chamber pay-per-view opens up with a video package for the Chamber matches.
– We’re live from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Booker T talk about the Road to WrestleMania 28.
Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Title: Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk
The Chamber is brought down as we get ready to go. Chris Jericho’s music hits and out he comes first.
Jericho enters his pod and per winning the match on RAW last week, he will be the final entrant into the match. The Miz is out next and he is locked into his pod. Dolph Ziggler comes out next with Vickie Guerrero at his side. R-Truth is out next and he also is put into a pod. Kofi Kingston is out next followed by WWE Champion CM Punk. It will be Kofi and Punk starting things out.
Kofi and Punk lock up and Kofi goes for a headlock. They go back and forth. Kofi leaps over the top and lands on the steel. Kofi comes back to the ring and Punk goes at it with knees. Kofi rolls Punk for 2 and they trade several pin attempts now. Kofi comes back and goes for the Boom Drop but Punk kicks him in the head, blocking it. Kofi dumps Punk out to the steel. Punk fights back and suplexes Kofi out to the steel. Kofi land son his feet and backdrops Punk. Punk lands hard on his hip and the steel.
Punk and Kofi go at it on the steel now. Punk suplexes him and rolls him back into the ring. Punk springboards in for a 2 count. Punk keeps in control and gets another 2 count as the clock starts counting down. The next man in the match is Dolph Ziggler. Dolph comes in and goes to work on Punk. Dolph rubs his face into the steel chains and drops him on the steel. Dolph climbs the steel and shows off. Dolph comes off the side of the steel and hits a leg drop on Punk.
Dolph rolls Punk back in the ring for a 2 count. Dolph takes the fight to Kofi now. Dolph goes to splash Punk in the corner but he moves and Dolph hits his face on the turnbuckle. More back and forth action. Punk and Kofi both go high-risk and collide in mid-air. The timer goes off and the next man in is R-Truth. Truth comes in with clotheslines but Dolph kicks him in the face. Truth hits a huge hip toss on Ziggler and throws him out onto the steel.
Truth leaps over the top now and lands on Ziggler and the steel. Truth hits the scissors kick on Ziggler and covers him for a 2 count. Punk runs into a boot from Truth in the corner but comes right back with the high knee. Punk takes Truth to the top for a big superplex but Truth kicks out at 2. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise and Punk throws him out to the steel. Punk slams Truth and goes up top. Punk taunts Jericho in his pod. Punk comes down from the top and hits the big elbow drop on Truth. Punk covers and R-Truth is eliminated.
Ziggler rolls Punk up for 2. Kofi takes out Punk with Trouble in Paradise. Kofi and Dolph go at it now. Dolph gets dumped to the steel and Kofi covers Punk for a 2 count. Kofi leaps from the ropes to the steel to Ziggler’s clutches. Kofi drops Ziggler on the steel with a big tornado DDT. Ziggler is out cold as the timer goes off and The Miz is the next man in the match. Miz comes in and takes control as everyone else is down. Miz with a 2 count on Ziggler. He goes back to Kofi and rams him into the ring post. Miz charges but runs into a big boot. Miz comes right back and knocks Kofi off the top turnbuckle. Miz covers Kofi but he kicks out at 2.
Miz botches a clothesline in the corner on Punk. They go back and forth. GTS is blocked as is Skull Crushing Finale. Miz with a 2 count. Miz drops Punk with a DDT but Punk kicks out at 2 again. Miz applies a hold on Punk as Jericho looks on from his pod. They go back and forth some more. Punk ends up with Anaconda Vice on Miz after a 2 count. Miz won’t kick out but in comes Chris Jericho as the final entrant in the match. Punk and Jericho go at it. Jericho drops Punk and kicks him in the back. Jericho with a dropkick and a 2 count.
Jericho keeps in control and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Punk counters it and goes for GTS. Jericho blocks it and hits a running bulldog. Jericho nails the Lionsault but Punk kicks out at 2. Ziggler rolls Jericho up from behind for a close 2 count. Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Ziggler and covers him for the pin. Dolph Ziggler is eliminated.
Jericho goes to work on Kofi before going back to Punk. Punk catapults Jericho over the top rope and onto the steel. Punk works Jericho over on the steel and uses the pods. Punk with knees to the face. Jericho with a right hand and now he uses the pod on Punk. Jericho slams the pod door in Punk’s face and down Punk goes. Jericho goes back to work on Kofi now. Miz comes from behind and takes out Jericho. Miz charges Kofi in the corner and unloads on him. Miz with knees to the gut. Miz charges in the corner but Kofi kicks him in the head. Kofi goes to the top but Miz stops him. Miz tries to superplex Kofi but can’t. Punk attacks Miz from behind. Punk powerbombs Miz and covers him for a 2 count. Kofi climbs on top of a pod now. Kofi hits a crossbody from the top of the pod and takes out Punk and Miz. Kofi covers Miz for a 2 count. Jericho comes over and applies the Walls of Jericho on Kofi. Kofi Kingston taps out and is eliminated.
Jericho takes his time releasing the hold. After it’s released, Jericho throws Kofi to the steel and beats up on him some more. Jericho grabs Kofi and tosses him out of the Chamber. Jericho turns around to a kick in the face from Punk. Jericho falls out of the Chamber and a cameraman goes down. Referees are checking on Jericho but he looks to be knocked out. Referees call for medics to come over and check on Jericho. Jericho isn’t responding and Punk just looks on from the Chamber. Officials are helping the camera man up and tending to Jericho. The match finally resumes as Miz atacks Punk from behind. Miz hits the backbreaker but Punk kicks him in the head. Miz goes down for a 2 count.
Punk and Miz go at it. Punk hits the bulldog but Miz kicks out at 2. Punk comes off the top rope but Miz catches him in the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz covers but Punk kicks out at 2. Miz keeps in control and takes the fight to the corner. Miz with right hands. Miz snaps and mushes Punk in the face and keeps telling him he’s nothing. Miz wastes time and charges in the corner but Punk moves. Miz hits his head on the pod. Punk goes for GTS and hits it in the middle of the ring for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
– The bell rings and Punk starts celebrating his win. Punk finally leaves the Chamber and we see Chris Jericho still laid out on the floor with officials checking on him.
– We see how Santino Marella earned his Elimination Chamber spot on SmackDown. We go backstage to Santino tonight and he’s training like Rocky for tonight’s match.
– We get another WrestleMania 28 hype video for John Cena. They show Cena training with WWE developmental talents at the gym he uses in Florida.
WWE Divas Title Match: Tamina Snuka vs. Beth Phoenix
We go to the ring and out first comes the WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. Her challenger Tamina Snuka is out next.
The bell rings and Beth tells Tamina to get out of her ring. Tmaina strikes first and goes to work on Beth. Tamina with a takedown and a kick to the head for a 2 count. Tamina continues the attack on Beth. Tamina goes up top for the splash but Beth knocks her out to the floor. Beth follows to the floor and works Tamina over.
Tamina makes it back in at the 8 count. Beth meets her with a bunch of elbows and a 2 count. Beth with a headlock now. Beth goes to another submission and tells the referee to check Tamina. Tamina fights to her feet and hits a big Samoan Drop. Tamina goes to the top for the Superfly Splash but Beth cuts her off. Beth climbs up for a superplex and hits it.
Beth gets up and they go at it. They trade shots but Tamina gets the upperhand. Tamina with big chops and a splash in the corner now. Tamina drops Beth with a superkick and climbs up top for the Superfly Splash. Tamina nails it but Beth barely kicks out. Tamina goes back to the top for another splash but Beth rolls out of the ring. Tamina follows and brings Beth back in the ring. Beth throws Tamina into the corner and grabs her for the Glam Slam. Beth hits it for the pin and the win.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
– We get an anti-bullying video.
– Another backstage segment with Santino Marella training for tonight.
– Josh Matthews is backstage trying to get a word with Chris Jericho but doctors are still looking at him.
– 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.
Del Rio hits the ring and runs down Teddy Long. Del Rio says Long is corrupt and a piece of trash, good for nothing. Del Rio says we don’t need people like that in this business. Del Rio thinks Laurinaitis should be the permanent General Manager for RAW and SmackDown. Mark Henry’s music hits and out he comes.
Henry calls Teddy Long a bully and describes how Long assaulted him two weeks ago. Henry says he has been wrongfully suspended. Henry says Laurinaitis has never been a bully and never thrown his weight around, nor has Henry ever seen him abuse his power. Henry agrees with Del Rio – Laurinaitis should be the permanent GM of RAW and SmackDown. Laurinaitis says he didn’t expect this support and goes to talk but is interrupted by Christian’s music. Out comes Christian to the ring making his return.
Christian talks about Long and says he would be competing for the World Title tonight if it wasn’t for Long. Christian says Orton is at home faking a concussion but his injuries were legitimate. Christian says Long forced him to compete injured. Christian says that’s negligence and an unsafe working environment. Christian asks the Board to do the right thing and name Laurinaitis the General Manager. Laurinaitis thanks everyone and shakes their hands. Laurinaitis wants everyone to pose for a picture with him. Henry resists at first but Otunga snaps the pic and that’s it. They all leave before we get another WrestleMania 28 promo.
– Another backstage segment with Santino training for the Chamber match.
– 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.
Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Title: The Great Khali vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella vs. Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring and out first comes The Great Khali. WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes is out next and he’s also put into a pod. Santino Marella is out next.
Out next comes the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and he’s put into the last empty pod. Wade Barrett is out next followed by Big Show and they will be starting the match.
Show and Barrett og at it to start the match. Show beats Barrett around and hits him with a big chop while taunting Bryan. Barrett makes a comeback but Show runs over him with a big shoulder. Barrett manages to take out Show’s knee and kick him in the head several times. Barrett with a kick to the gut and a 1 count. Barrett goes back to kicking Show around. Show goes to the steel and Barrett follows. Barrett slams Show’s head into the chains twice. Show goes down on the steel. Barrett stomps him back into the ring. Show kicks Barrett off and gets back to his feet. Barrett kicks the knee out again and Show goes right back to the mat. Barrett continues working on Show’s knee here.
Show kicks Barrett out to the steel and suplexes him back into the ring. Show with a big headbutt now. Show with a big chop in the corner. Show tosses Barrett back to the steel and stands on him. Show continues the offense as the timer counts down and the next man in is Cody Rhodes. Cody comes in but Show takes him down. Show keeps eying Daniel Bryan. Cody fights Show with kicks and punches but can’t whip him off the ropes. Show tosses Cody out to the steel. Barrett comes over but Show tosses him into the chains. Cody goes to the top but Show stops him and throws him up high into the chains.
Show grabs Barrett for a chokeslam but he slides out. Barrett takes out Show’s knee and goes back to work on it. Show breaks out of a hold. Barrett ducks a clothesline and tags down Show with the help of Cody. Cody stomps away on Show now and covers him for 2. Barrett clotheslines Cody to the steel and follows him. Barrett tosses Cody into the steel three times. Barrett throws Rhodes into Santino’s pod before whipping him into the ring post. Cody turns it around and rams Barrett into the chains. Cody unloads on Barrett and beats him down as the timer goes off. The next man in is Santino Marella.
Santino comes in with right hands on Barrett. Santino ducks a clothesline and hip tosses Barrett. Santino with a headbutt. Santino turns around and Big Show is there. Santino powers up but Show blocks the right hand. Show takes Santino to the corner and unloads on him. Cody comes in and takes out Show’s leg from behind. Cody stomps away on Show and covers for a 2 count. Cody gets chopped to the mat. Barrett comes in but Show drops him also. Show tosses Cody out to the steel and then does the same with Barrett. Show points at Daniel Bryan and wants him in the match. Show goes to the steel and calls for a chokeslam. He grabs Cody and Barrett at the same time but they fight him off. They double suplex Show out on the steel. Barrett and Cody try to get Show back in the ring for a pin but he’s out cold. Bryan screams at them to pin Show. Cody and Barrett start fighting now. Cody goes for a moonsault and nails it for a 2 count on Barrett.
Cody tosses Barrett to the steel and goes to work on Santino. Cody brings Santino to the steel and whips him into the chains. Cody works on Santino’s arm so he can’t do the Cobra now. The timer goes off and the next man in is The Great Khali. Khali comes in and lays out Barrett, then Cody. Khali with a big boot for Barrett and a big Punjabi Plunge for Cody. He grabs Barrett again for a Plunge. Khali drops Santino with a big overhead chop now. Show manages to spear Khali and cover him for the pin. Khali is eliminated.
Show goes back to Bryan’s pod to taunt him. Show tries reaching down the top of Bryan’s pod and grab him but can’t reach down far enough inside the pod. Show starts breaking the chains on the top of Bryan’s pod so he can break into it. Show breaks into Bryan’s pod and Bryan fights him. They brawl inside the pod and Show beats him down. Show continues the assault inside the pod with headbutts and a boot to the throat. The timer goes off and Daniel Bryan is now legal but he’s already involved. Bryan escapes the pod but Show throws him through another pod. Bryan goes crashing through everything and lands hard. Show tosses Bryan into the ring and drops Barrett with a headbutt.
Show continues the attack on Bryan and splashes him in the corner. Show runs over Bryan again and calls for the chokeslam. Show chokeslams Bryan hard but Barrett drops Show with a big boot. Barrett hits Show with knees to the head. Barrett with another running boot to Show’s face. Santino comes in and rolls Barrett up for 2. Barrett clobbers Santino with a clothesline and dumps him to the steel. Cody comes up and his Beautiful Disaster on Show. Cody climbs the chains and hits another Disaster kick on Show. Show stumbles into the ring and Cody drops him with a DDT. Barrett hits an elbow from the top on Show. Cody covers Show for the pin. Big Show is eliminated.
Cody is celebrating after eliminating Show. Santino comes up from behind and rolls Cody up. Cody Rhodes is eliminated. Santino and Cody have words on his way out. Cody drops Santino. Barrett takes advantage and covers Santino but he kicks out at 2. Barrett tosses Santino out to the steel and throws him into the chains. The crowd chants for Santino as Barrett continues the attack. Barrett locks Santino’s arms in the chains and works him over with knees to the head and right hands. Barrett with a big boot. Barrett goes to Bryan in the ring now and they go at it. Bryan botches a move in the corner. They trade holds and pin attempts. Bryan goes for the LaBell Lock but Barrett fights it off. Bryan kicks Barrett off and hits him with a series of kicks in the corner.
Bryan climbs up top with Barrett. Barrett pushes him off and the top rope lands between his legs. Barrett runs and clotheslines Bryan off the rope. Barrett goes to the steel with Bryan. Barrett powerbombs Bryan into the chains and he hits the back of his head on the steel. Barrett slams Bryan into a pod now. Barrett closes a pod door on Bryan’s neck and slams it. Bryan goes down and we get a replay. Bryan still manages to kick out at 2. Santino comes over but Barrett drops him with a right hand. Barrett goes for Wasteland on Santino but Santino avoids it. Santino ends up laying over the top rope. Barrett big boots him hard onto the steel. Santino gets thrown into the chains and hit in the kidneys by Barrett twice. Barrett turns around to a flying knee from the top from Bryan. Bryan unloads on Barrett now and throws him into the pods. Bryan goes up top but Barrett knocks him off. Barrett knocks Bryan back into the already busted pod. Barrett goes to the second rope for a hue Wasteland on Bryan but Santino breaks it up.
Santino takes Barrett to the top for a superplex but Barrett fights him off and to the mat. Barrett climbs up for the big elbow drop but Santino moves out of the way. Bryan goes to the top and hits a big headbutt on Barrett. Santino covers Barrett and eliminates him. The match is now down to Bryan and Santino.
Bryan sees Santino and starts laughing. Santino hulks up and goes to work on Bryan. Bryan dropkicks him in the corner. Bryan takes Santino back down and kicks him in the back. Santino sits up and Bryan kicks him in the chest. Santino gets up again and Santino kicks him in the chest again. Santino up again, kicked in the chest again. Santino keeps getting up but Bryan knocks him down with a kick to the head. Bryan covers but Santino kicks out at 2. Bryan charges int he corner but Santino moves. Santino with a roll up for 2. Bryan suplexes Santino and goes to the top. Santino moves and Bryan misses the headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra. He hits Bryan with it and covers for a 2 count.
Bryan gets the LaBell Lock applied but Santino starts to power out of it as the crowd cheers. Bryan tightens the hold and Santino finally taps out to end the match.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
– After the match, Sheamus comes out to interrupt Bryan’s celebration. They meet in the middle of the ring and Sheamus catches a kick. Sheamus grabs Bryan and lays him out with the Celtic Cross.
– Backstage segment with Hornswoggle wearing a cheesehead hat. He’s talking about how he likes cheese and says “cut the cheese” when we see Natalya. She swears that wasn’t her. Natalya grabs her stomach and lets a loud fart go. She runs off farting as Hornswoggle looks on. Justin Gabriel walks up for some cheese when Jack Swagger and Vickie Guerrero walk in. Hornswoggle jokes on Vickie and Swagger slaps his cheesehead off. Gabriel and Swagger get into it when Teddy Long walks in. Teddy makes Gabriel vs. Swagger for tonight and Gabriel walks off. Swagger says Long abuses his power. Swagger says John Laurinaitis should be running both shows. Long says he likes the idea of one man running both shows but that one man should be him. Holla.
WWE United States Title Match: Justin Gabriel vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out first comes the WWE United States Champion Jack Swagger with Vickie Guerrero at his side. Out next comes Justin Gabriel. They lock up and Swagger slams Gabriel to the mat. Swagger works him over in the corner. Gabriel ducks a clothesline and kicks Swagger in the gut. Swagger catches Gabriel and powerbombs him.
Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb from the second rope and a series of elbows tot he gut. Swagger does push ups over Gabriel and goes to a submission. Gabriel turns things around and gets a 2 count. Gabriel ducks a clothesline and connects with a forearm. Gabriel springboards in from the apron for a 2 count on Swagger. Gabriel continues the offense and Swagger rolls to the floor where we see Hornswoggle. Gabriel dives through the ropes and takes out Swagger on the floor. Gabriel with more offense on the corner. Swagger catches his leg and throws it into the ring post. SWagger brings it back int he ring and applies the ankle lock to make Gabriel tap out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
– We get a long vignette for tonight’s main event.
Ambulance Match: John Cena vs. Kane
We see the ambulance back onto the stage as the rules are announced. The only way to win the match is to load your opponent into the back of the ambulance and have it driven out of the arena. Kane’s music hits and he comes out first. Out next comes John Cena as we get ready to go.
The bell rings and they go at it. Kane takes things around the ring and works Cena over. Cena fights back and they fight towards the ambulance already. Cena has the ambulance backed up but Kane turns things around. Kane beats Cena around and opens the doors of the ambulance. Kane pulls a stretcher out of it and runs it into Cena. Kane tries to throw Cena in the ambulance but Cena stops it. Cena turns things around again and fights back towards the ring. They finally make it back in the ring and Kane drops Cena with a big right hand. Kane whips Cena into the ropes and drops him with a big boot. Kane mounts Cena with right hands now. More offense from Kane in the ring now.
Cena and Kane trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Kane catches Cena with a big side slam and drops him. Kane goes to the top and comes down but Cena dropkicks him in mid-air. Cena runs the ropes and hits a big shoulder. Cena with the back drop. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and nails it. Cena goes for Attitude Adjustment but Kane blocks it. Kane applies the mandible and takes Cena to the mat with it.
Kane drags Cena to the floor and pulls a wheelchair out from under the ring. Kane sits Cena in the wheelchair and pushes it towards the ambulance. Cena stops it but Kane applies the mandible again while Cena is in the chair. Cena fights out of the wheelchair and breaks the hold. Cena fights Kane towards the ambulance. Cena whips Kane into the side of the ambulance and goes back to get the wheelchair. Cena folds the wheelchair up and smacks Kane in the head with it.
Cena puts Kane in the wheelchair and wheels it into a production area. Kane crashes into barely anything and falls out of the chair. Cena comes over but Kane hits him in the head with a piece of production equipment. Cena comes back and fights Kane through the production area and near the crowd. Kane brings the fight back to ringside but Cena whips him into the fan barrier and over it beside the ring. Cena grabs a mic, says something and hits Kane with it. Cena asks Booker T if they earned him a spot on the Fave Five. Cena takes apart the Spanish announcers table and hits Kane with a monitor. Cena takes apart the steel steps and decks Kane with the top piece. Cena grabs the bottom piece and positions it beside the top piece on the floor. Cena hits Kane with the steps again and puts him back down. Cena stacks the steps back together in front of the Spanish announcers table. Cena grabs Kane for AA and carries him up the steps and onto the announcers table. Kane slides out and chokeslams Cena through the Spanish announcers table.
Kane goes back to the ambulance to get the stretcher. He brings it back to ringside and loads Cena up on it. Kane pulls the stretcher and Cena to the back of the ambulance. Kane throws Cena into the back but Cena fights out when he tries to shut the doors. Cena unloads on Kane and slams the side door of the ambulance on him. Cena opens up the drivers door and slams Kane into it. Cena climbs up to the very top of the ambulance. Kane climbs up and meets him. They fight on top of the ambulance. Cena blocks a chokeslam. Cena grabs Kane and hits an AA from the top of the ambulance, down onto the floor in an area we can’t really see. Cena tries to load Kane into the back of the ambulance now and he does. Cena shuts the doors and the bell rings to end the match.
Winner: John Cena
– Cena heads to the ring to celebrate as we see the ambulance drive off with Kane in the back. Cena hits the ring to point at the WrestleMania 28 sign as Elimination Chamber goes off the air.