We start off this week’s show with a look back at Raw and Daniel Bryan’s confrontation with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon and his ability to earn the WWE World Championship because he earned a spot into the title match with John Cena and Sheamus. What other two men will enter this match? We will find out tonight.
We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are Michael Cole and John Layfield.
The Shield make their way to the ring and they are not taking any time going down the aisle.
Roman says something to Seth after they showed the video of Roman’s reign of terror at the Royal Rumble.
Dean says that the Elimination Chamber is a match custom made for the Shield so make no mistake about it, the stakes on Monday night could not have been any higher. The Universe, the Authority, and Randy Orton knows that if the Shield was unleashed in the chamber, one of them would be walking out as the WWE World Champion.
Dean asks Roman if he thinks it would be him. Roman says that he does not think so, he knows so.
Dean asks if Roman thinks that because he set a record for eliminations that he would be the champion. Dean does not think so. He says that he is not going to apologize to Roman for almost eliminating him on Sunday night.
Roman says that he is not going to apologize for eliminating him on Sunday because it was every man for himself. He tells Dean to stop complaining.
Dean says that he won’t sneak up from behind the next time, he will do it to his face.
Seth gets between Dean and Roman and he reminds them of who they are and that they are the most dominant unit. They have intruders. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Bray Wyatt. They are the reason why they are not in the Elimination Chamber Match. He does not know why they did what they did on Monday and he does not care.
They need to be dealt with. Seth says that no one has the guts to challenge Dean Ambrose for the United States Title because he is so dominant as champion. Seth reminds Roman that he has been spearing people since day one. He pried John Cena’s hands apart before the Wyatts got involved.
Dean says that if the Wyatts want a new world, they will give it to them. If they cannot fight for the title, they will wipe the Wyatts of the face of the Earth. He tells them to consider that a challenge.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she says that is a great idea because it is a match that no one thought would happen.
Vickie says that she is going to make history. She is . . .
going to be interrupted by Triple H, who makes his way to the stage and then he walks to the ring.
Hunter says that he understands where they are coming from. The Wyatts cost them a chance in the Elimination Chamber match. They cost them a chance for the WWE World Championship. He tells them to let it go. There is no profit and no benefit for continuing this.
It was wrong place at the wrong time. All that there is in this is loss. There are only more problems. He tells them to let it go.
Seth tells Hunter to look at it from their perspective.
Hunter says that with all due respect it is not a request. He is telling them to let it go.
Roman gets in Hunter’s face and he tells Hunter that he does not understand. He is not asking Hunter for his approval.
Hunter looks around and he says that there is no talking them out of this. If they are going to have the match, he might as well profit from it. Hunter wants to know if the people want to see The Wyatts and The Shield go at it.
At the Elimination Chamber, it will be the three members of the Shield against the three members of the Wyatt Family. Hunter says that he hopes they know what they are doing.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler versus Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter) in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Cesaro with a drop kick and near fall as the bell rings. Cesaro argues with the referee and that allows Ziggler to recover and get a near fall with a rollup. Cesaro with a sunset flip for a near fall and then Ziggler and Cesaro alternate near falls with rollups. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall and Cesaro goes to the floor.
Ziggler chases after Cesaro and Cesaro tries to kick Ziggler but Dolph blocks it. Cesaro catches Ziggler on a leap frog attempt and he turns it into a titl-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Cesaro sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Cesaro hits a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Cesaro has a punch blocked and Ziggler punches Cesaro.
Cesaro clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
Cesaro goes to the floor and he picks up Ziggler and he hot shots Ziggler on the ringside barrier. The referee starts his count and Cesaro waits for Ziggler to make his way back into the ring. Cesaro gets a near fall. Ziggler with punches but Cesaro with a sleeper. Ziggler goes down to a knee and then to the mat.
Ziggler with punches and then he misses a Stinger Splash in the corner and Ziggler rolls to the apron. Cesaro picks up Ziggler and from the second rope hits a Gorilla suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a rear chin lock on Ziggler and Ziggler gets back to his feet but Cesaro pulls Ziggler to the mat.
Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler gets back to his feet and Ziggler with a jaw breaker. Cesaro misses a clothesline and Ziggler with a drop kick and Dolph gets a near fall. Cesaro with forearms but Ziggler with a sleeper but Cesaro counters into a dead lift side salto.
Ziggler counters the elevated European uppercut into a DDT and Ziggler gets a near fall. Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Cesaro is able to hold the ropes and then Cesaro with the Giant Swing. Cesaro picks up Ziggler for the Gotch Style Neutralizer and gets the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
Fandango and Summer Rae walk in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and R Truth, Cameron, and Naomi are at the announce table and Truth is on commentary for this match.
Match Number Two: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Xavier Woods
They lock up and Fandango with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Fandango turns around into a drop kick from Woods. Woods with a leg sweep and he gets a near fall. Woods with a chop but Fandango with a wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall. Fandango with an elbow to the chest followed by kicks.
Fandango with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Fandango with a punch and Irish whip but Woods rolls through and hits a sit out Victory Roll front driver.
Woods with jabs and a head butt. Woods with a discus punch and forearm followed by a back heel kick. Woods with a drop kick that sends Fandango to the floor. Woods with a flip dive onto Fandango.
Meanwhile, at ringside, Summer takes Emma’s sign and tries to break it but it fails.
Fandango crotches Woods on the turnbuckles and he hits the Falcon Arrow for the three count.
After the match, Fandango wants to inflict more pain on Woods but Truth comes into the ring and hits a suplex into a stunner. Now it is time for some dancing.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Curtis Axel and Ryback
Young and Axel start things off. Young with a waist lock into a front face lock. Axel with a hammer lock but Young with a reversal. Axel with an elbow to the head. Young with a forearm to the chest. Axel runs Young into his corner and Ryback tags in. Ryback has a punch blocked and Young with forearms. Ryback with a forearm and he sends Young to the floor.
Young punches Axel on the floor when Curtis tries to interfere. Ryback with a kick when Young gets back into the ring and then he hits a clothesline. Axel tags in and hits the neck breaker driver for the three count.
Winners: Curtis Axel and Ryback
After the match, Titus checks on Darren after taking some time to collect his thoughts on the apron. Titus talks about how he got beaten in two minutes. Titus says that he has had enough.
Darren wants to know what Titus is doing. They are a team. They are more than a team. They are like brothers. They are like family.
Titus says that they ain’t no family. Ever since he partnered with Darren, that is the first time he was known as a loser. He has been a winner his entire life. He came to WWE to be the man and to be a champion.
Titus says that he is getting rid of the dead weight known as Darren Young off his back.
Darren tries to talk some sense into Titus, but Titus with a boot to the chest and then he punches Young and kicks him. Titus kicks Darren to the floor. Titus throws Darren into the ringside barrier and he asks Darren if he wants to talk now.
Michael asks John if he would have ever done that to Ron Simmons and John points out that Ron is a Hall of Famer.
It is time to take a look at the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Jake Roberts.
We go to commercial.
We are back with comments from Alexander Rusev in Bulgarian. Lana says that Rusev hits, Rusev crush. Alexander says the Rusev Legacy starts now.
Match Number Four: Christian versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Before the match starts, Michael Cole wonders why Zeb would do what he did on Monday night so John gets Zeb to join him and Michael on commentary to discuss his actions.
The match starts and they lock up with Swagger backing Christian into the corner. Swagger with punches but he misses an elbow. Swagger with an Irish whip but Christian gets his boots up. Swagger catches Christian coming off the turnbuckles and then Swagger press slams Christian over the turnbuckles to the floor. Swagger with a running knee against the ringside barrier.
Swagger rolls Christian into the ring and he gets a near fall. Swagger with a waist lock and he rolls Christian around the ring. Christian gets back to his feet and Christian with an elbow. Swagger sends Christian into the turnbuckles. Swagger yells at Christian but Christian with a punch. Christian with another punch but Swagger with a knee to the midsection. Swagger with a double jump Swagger bomb for a near fall.
Swagger stands on Christian’s chest to affect Christian’s breathing. Swagger punches Christian and connects with knees in the corner. Swagger puts Christian on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex but Christian knocks Swagger off the turnbuckles. Christian with a kick and tornado DDT for a near fall. Christian with a punch.
Christian with a drop toe hold and then Christian slingshots to the floor and connects with an uppercut. Christian uses the ropes to send Swagger to the mat and then he hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Christian with a back elbow off the turnbuckles. Swagger with a kick and then he hits a Doctor Bomb but Christian kicks out at two.
Swagger cannot believe that he did not get the three count. Swagger goes for a second Swagger Bomb and Christian gets his feet up. Christian with a sunset flip for a near fall. Christian lands on his feet on a belly-to-back attempt. Swagger with an ankle lock on Christian but Christian counters with an inside cradle.
Swagger charges into the corner but hits the ring post with his shoulder. Swagger goes for a belly-to-belly superplex but Christian knocks Swagger off the turnbuckles. Christian with a frog splash for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young wants to get Christian’s comments about earning a title match. Christian says that he earned the title match, just like he has earned everything. Since he has had some time off due to injuries, that window of opportunity is starting to close to become the WWE World Champion and headline Wrestlemania. Some might say he is desperate and they would be right. He hopes that everyone else takes that desperation for weakness. Christian says that he is going to use that desperation to be the most dangerous Christian you have ever seen.
Before our next match, Damien Sandow appears in the Goldman Box. He says that he is sure that the corpulent, knuckle dragging, mouth breathers in the WWE Universe are having a laugh at his current depressing state of affairs. All great men in history have been persecuted. He will emerge greater than before.
Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston versus Damien Sandow
Kofi with a waist lock but Sandow with an elbow and he gets a near fall with a jackknife cover. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep. Sandow charges into the corner but Kofi moves. Kofi with kicks but Sandow with a knee for a near fall. Sandow with a forearm to the ribs while he applies an abdominal stretch. Kofi with a hip toss.
Sandow with a sunset flip but Kofi rolls through and kicks Sandow. Kofi with chops to Sandow followed by a drop kick. Sandow misses a splash into the corner and he lands on the turnbuckles. Sandow moves and Kofi misses a cross body . Sandow gets a near fall. Kofi with a kick but he misses Trouble in Paradise and hits the ropes. Kofi hits SOS and gets the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at the confrontation between Randy Orton, Batista, and Brock Lesnar.
It is time for the (almost) weekly interview with Triple H. This week, Michael Cole asks him about Brock Lesnar’s actions. He asks Hunter about the tag title match and what Brock did to Goldust and Cody Rhodes. Will they get another rematch? Hunter says that Goldust and Cody Rhodes will get their rematch on Raw and it will be inside a steel cage.
Match Number Six: Cody Rhodes (with Goldust) versus BG James (with Billy Gunn)
They lock up and Cody backs James into the corner and gives a clean break. James with a punch but Cody with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Cody discusses strategy with Goldust while James and Gunn discuss things.
Cody returns to the ring and Cody with a hammer lock. James with a kick and he wraps Cody’s injured elbow in the ropes. Cody tries to get away from James but James is able to wrap up the arm. James with an arm bar and then he drives the arm into the mat. James with a hammer lock and he sends Cody shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Cody with a punch but James with a kick to the arm followed by an arm bar.
James with an Irish whip but Cody floats over with a sunset flip for a near fall. Cody and James collide in the center of the ring and both men go down. Cody with a clothesline and a leaping knee. Cody with the drop down uppercut and then he kicks James in the midsection. Cody with a springboard drop kick.
Goldust punches Gunn on the floor but Gunn with a clothesline to Goldust. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to Gunn on the apron and then James gets a near fall with a rollup. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to James for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Gunn attacks Cody but Goldust goes after Gunn on the floor. Cody battles with James in the ring while Goldust and Gunn fight on the floor. James with a punch to Cody and then he goes to the back with Billy.
We go to commercial.
We are back and The Wyatts appear on the TitanTron while The Shield is in the ring. Bray says that he admires their courage. Normal men would lose sleep at the simple thought of facing the reapers. He says that he likes games too. War is his favorite. His soul smiles at just the thought of quivering hands waving those white flags.
Harper says that you reap what you sow. They picked a beautiful hill to die on.
Wyatt tells them to be careful inviting the devil into your backyard because he might like it and decide to stay.
Match Number Seven: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns versus Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, and Sheamus
Sheamus and Rollins start things off. They lock up and Sheamus with a hip lock take down into a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and Reigns tags in. They lock up and Reigns with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Reigns with a kick and punches. Reigns with kicks and punches. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and hits a short arm clothesline followed by a kick to the back. Sheamus with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Reigns with an uppercut and he tags in Ambrose. Dean with punches to Sheamus followed by forearms and head butts. Ambrose kicks Sheamus in the corner and the referee warns him. Sheamus with a punch but Ambrose with a head butt. Sheamus with a forearm to the back and then he puts Ambrose on the top rope and he hits a knee lift. Sheamus pulls up Ambrose’s shirt and connects with a series of forearms across the chest.
Sheamus knocks Reigns off the apron and we go to commercial.
The Shield discuss strategy on the floor before Ambrose returns to the ring. Bryan tags in and Rollins tags in as well. They lock up and Rollins backs Bryan into the corner and he has a punch blocked. Bryan with knees to Rollins followed by a knee to the midsection when Rollins comes off the ropes. Bryan gets Rollins set up for the surfboard.
Bryan gets Rollins up in the surfboard and he adds a chin lock and Dragon Sleeper. Rey tags in and Rey with a kick to Rollins after a snap mare from Bryan. Rey gets a near fall. Rollins with a kick to the midsection and he connects with a forearm to the back. Rollins with an Irish whip but Rey gets his boot up and then Rey with a head scissors from the turnbuckles and then he hits a head scissors that sends Rollins into the ropes.
Ambrose tags in and Rey tries for another head scissors but Ambrose counters into a sit out front driver. Ambrose gets a near fall. Reigns tags in and they make a wish with REy. Reigns with a punch and he gets a near fall. Reigns sends Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Sheamus goes to check on Rey but the referee sends him back to his corner. Reigns sends Rey into the ringside barrier.
Reigns sends Rey back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Rollins tags in and Reigns keeps Rey from making the tag. Rollins has his boot on Rey’s head while taunting him. Rollins chokes Rey in the ropes. Rollins with a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Rollins puts Rey on the turnbuckles and Rollins with forearms to the back. Seth tries for a belly-to-back superplex but Rey knocks Rollins to the mat.
Rey gets on Rollins’ shoulders and Rey with a rana that sends Rollins into the turnbuckles. Reigns and Bryan tag in and Bryan with a drop kick that knocks Ambrose off the apron. Bryan with kicks and then he flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with kicks to the chest but Bryan misses the round kick. Reigns goes over the top rope to the floor when Bryan ducks down. Bryan hits a suicide dive onto Reigns and then he avoids Rollins and hits a suicide dive onto Ambrose.
Sheamus with an uranage back breaker to Rollins. Reigns with a Superman punch to Sheamus but Bryan with a missile drop kick to Reigns. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan applies the Yes Lock but Ambrose breaks it up. Sheamus pulls Ambrose to the floor but Ambrose sends Sheamus shoulder first into the post. Sheamus with a kick to Ambrose on the floor.
Rey tags in and hits a seated splash from the turnbuckles and then he drop kicks Reigns into the ropes. Rey with a drop kick that knocks Rollins off the apron and Bryan with a flying knee off the apron to Rollins. Reigns with a kick and he tries for a power bomb but Rey escapes. Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Reigns falls into the ropes but Reigns is able to get free and he hits a spear on Rey for the three count.
Winners: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose
We go to credits.
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