Teddy Long is in the ring and he is bouncing around. Teddy talks about the Royal Rumble and he says that Smackdown will be participating in the Elimination Chamber pay per view. At this time, he wants to introduce the participants in the Elimination Chamber Match. First is the man who will be defending his title, Daniel Bryan. Next is Wade Barrett. The next person is the Big Show. Fourth is Cody Rhodes. The fifth participant is Mark Henry. The final entrant is Randy Orton.
Teddy says that he wants to explain the rules to the fans. The participants will draw numbers and the people who pick one and two will start the match. The others will enter at specific intervals and after five of those men are eliminated, the final person will be the winner of the match.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring and he does not look happy.
Mark tells Teddy that he is not liking this. Teddy put him in the match with a six to one mathematical chance that he will win the match. The number could be worse depending on when he gets into the match.
Teddy tells Mark should be happy that he is even in the match at the Royal Rumble.
Mark says that he is the most dominant talent on this program and he is the big fish and Teddy’s meal ticket. He tells Teddy that he will have to take him out of the Elimination Chamber match and put him in a World Title Match tonight against Daniel Bryan.
Teddy wants to know what happens if he doesn’t do that.
Mark tells Teddy to give the fans what they want and give him what he wants and what he deserves.
Teddy says that he doesn’t know who Mark thinks he is, as he pokes Mark in the pec. He tells Mark that he will give him one of his wishes and that Mark is out of the Elimination Chamber match. There will be no World Title Match for Mark tonight.
Mark tells Teddy that he doesn’t get it. Mark says that Teddy is replaceable, just like John Laurinaitis on Raw. Mark says that he is not asking, he is demanding.
Teddy tells Mark that what he just did is going to cost him because Mark put his hands on the general manager. Teddy tells Mark that he is indefinitely suspended.
Mark is shown the way out of the ring and Mark turns around. Then he grabs Teddy by the tie and says that if he is going to be suspended, he should get his money’s worth.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring and he is ready for a fight.
Mark has some words for Sheamus. Teddy distracts Henry and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Mark that sends him to the floor.
Teddy tells Mark that security will escort him out of the door.
Sheamus points to the Wrestlemania sign and Teddy says that he has a question for Sheamus. He wants to know which title Sheamus is going to go after at Wrestlemania. Sheamus says that he has not thought about which champion he is going to face and he is going to wait until after the Elimination Chamber.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring and he tells the Great White to relax. He says that he is not here to fight him, he is here to warn him. Nobody is going to remember that Sheamus won the Royal Rumble match in 2012. People will remember that Cody eliminated the most people and lasted more than forty-five minutes. He is going to take that momentum into the Elimination Chamber and he is going to win the World Title and become the first dual champion since the Ultimate Warrior.
Cody says that both Sheamus and Teddy are like the Ultimate Warrior because half the time, he cannot understand what either of them are saying.
Teddy asks Cody if he understands him and then Teddy thanks Cody for coming because he is going to face Sheamus. The match is going to happen next.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Cody Rhodes in a non Title Match
Sheamus takes the early advantage and he takes Cody down with a hip lock. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sheamus with forearms to the back followed by an Irish wip. Cody tries to float over and Sheamus catches Rhodes and hits a fireman’s carry slam for a near fall.
Cody with a kick but Sheamus sends Cody over the top rope. Cody lands on the apron and Sheamus with a series of forearms across the chest and then Rhodes falls to the floor. Sheamus goes to the floor after Cody and he connects with a forearm to the back. Cody escapes a slam and he tries to send Sheamus into the ring post but Sheamus is able to stop short. Cody with a drop kick that sends Sheamus into the ring post.
Cody with Beautiful Disaster using the ringside barrier and he brings Sheamus back into the ring for a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Cody with a kick to the head followed by punches. Cody with an elbow and kick to Sheamus in the corner. Cody goes up and hits a moonsault for a near fall.
Cody with a kick to the chest and then he chokes Sheamus in the ropes. Cody with a schin lock as he traps the arm. Sheamus gets Cody on his back and runs him into the turnbuckles. Cody with a bulldog from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Cody points to the Wrestlemania sign and then he kicks and punches Sheamus. Sheamus punches Cody and then hits a few running double sledges.
Cody with boots to Sheamus but Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall. Sheamus goes up top but Cody stops him. Cody punches Sheamus on top but Sheamus pushes Cody off and hits a flying shoulder tackle. Sheamus looks at the Wrestlemania sign and then he sets for the Celtic Cross, but Cody escapes. Sheamus avoids Beautiful Disaster while Cody avoids the Brogue kick. Sheamus with an Air Raid Crash for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes is still at ringside.
Match Number Two: Justin Gabriel versus Hunico with Camacho and BICYCLE
Before the match starts, Cody attacks Justin Gabriel and then Camacho and Hunico join in. Great Khali makes his way to the ring and Cody, Hunico, and Camacho stand and wait. Camacho and Hunico try to attack Khali before he can enter the ring. Khali pushes them away and then Cody leaves the ring because he is smart.
Khali punches and chops Camacho and then he tries to go after Rhodes. Hunico hits Khali in the back and then Hunico comes off the turnbuckles and is caught by Khali. Khali with the vertical choke slam.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Teddy Long is in his office with Drew McIntyre. Drew says that he can be the greatest superstar of all time. Teddy tells Drew that he hears this all the time and Drew always disappoints.
Drew wants one more opportunity. Teddy says that there is nothing worse than predictable television and Drew is predictable because he always loses. Teddy tells Drew to show him another way to impress him and he should be thankful that he still has a job.
Santino enters into the office and he tells Santino that everything is in check. Santoshi did not work last week, but he has a new tag team partner. He introduces Santin-HO. Duggan enters and he chants USA even though his tag team partner is from Italy.
Teddy gives them a match and he tells them to leave his office.
Teddy starts to sample a beverage sitting in the office and in what can only be described as predictable, the lights go blue and the saxophones play. Aksana enters and Teddy does the unpredictable and gets all nervous. Aksana says that she was impressed with the way that Teddy dealt with Mark Henry and Teddy says that he had no choice but he had to suspend him. Aksana comments on the massive piece of wood by Teddy’s feet and Teddy does a spit take. Aksana picks up Duggan’s 2x4 and he comes into to get it and he Hos his way out of the office.
It is time to look at the video package for Mike Tyson, the newest WWE Hall of Fame inductee.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella and Jim Duggan versus Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes in a Non Title Match
Santino and Epico start things off and he kicks at air and tries for a drop toe hold but Epico does not go down. Santino with an arm drag take down into a wrist lock. Duggan tags in and he punches Epico. Duggan with a series of clotheslines but Epico with kicks to Duggan. Duggan punches Primo when he tries to interfere but Epico stops Duggan. Primo tags in and he kicks and punches Duggan and gets a near fall.
Primo with a reverse chin lock while the crowd chants USA. Duggan with elbows but Primo with a forearm. Duggan sends Primo into the turnbuckle and Santino tags in. Santino with punches and then he does a split followed by the hip toss and a diving head butt for a near fall. Epico breaks up the cover and Duggan sends Epico to the floor. Santino puts on his puppet and he winds up the cobra but Rosa does what Eve could not do and that is to distract the snake long enough for Primo to hit the lungblower and get the three count.
Winners: Epico and Primo
Daniel Bryan is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole is in the ring to introduce the World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan.
Cole says that him and everyone else have been extremely critical of Bryan. Cole says that he thought he was a nerd and at best and at worst, never thought Bryan would make it in the WWE. He proved himself on Sunday in the Triple Threat Match. Cole says that it wasn’t a dominant victory and some say he was lucky.
Cole says that he may have been wrong about Bryan and he is man enough to admit that he was wrong. Cole offers his hand to Bryan and Bryan takes the mic from Cole.
Bryan says that he appreciates the sentiment, but the interview is not about Cole. Everything is not about him. Bryan says that this is about him. Bryan tells Cole that he has something he needs to say.
This past Sunday, he succeeded in defeating two monsters inside a steel cage who combined weigh almost half a ton. He proved that not only is he a champion, but he is a great champion. Bryan says that he is a great role model. He tells everyone to follow in his footsteps by living a life like him and being a vegan.
Bryan tells people to stop eating meat. He says that by eating meat, he is poisoning his intestines. You are killing innocent animals. He says that if you went to a slaughterhouse to see the way that the cattle, chicken, and little innocent pigs are killed you would not eat meat again.
The people in this city are the worst offenders. He says that he is confident in saying that because he is a vegan, he is healthier than anyone else in this building. He does not have clogged arteries and he will not suffer from congenital heart failure. He wants everyone to be a vegan.
Daniel says that he realizes that there are many sacrifices that he has to take and many injustices that he will have to endure, but he will not stand for prejudice against him. He should not have to defend the World Title in the Elimination Chamber. He should not have to defend it against five men. He should not have to defend it against a man who he has faced time and time again. Against a man who held the record for the shortest title reign. A man he has defeated four times.
Big Show is a man who has failed consistently but has consistently been rewarded. A man who intentionally ran over his 95 pound girlfriend as if she was a piece of meat. He calls Big Show a failure as a competitor and as a human being. Show should not be in a championship match.
If Teddy Long does not change his mind and take Big Show out of the match, Bryan says that he will take his case to the Board of Directors and Teddy will join John Laurinaitis and many of the people in the crowd on the unemployment line.
Big Show comes out and he has something to say. Show apologizes for not coming out sooner but he was finishing off a big steak. Show is shocked that Bryan considers himself a role model. The key to being a role model is not telling people what to do, but the people want to act like you because you are an example for people to follow.
He calls Bryan a pompous, arrogant little ass and a very lucky one. After the Elimination Chamber, Bryan will be a pompous, arrogant little ass but he will not be the World Champion. He cannot escape and no one can save him.
Bryan says that he understands that the odds are stacked against him. There is a chance that he might lose the World Championship. It will not be to Big Show. Show will lose, just like he always does. He says that once a loser, always a loser. Bryan says that he has proven that he can defy the odds. Bryan pokes Show and Show with knees and forearms to Bryan. Show tosses Bryan by the shirt and he rips the shirt. Show gets Bryan up for a choke slam and he choke slams Bryan.
AJ comes to the ring and Show tries to apologize but AJ backs away from Show. Bryan tries to attack Show, but Show sees Bryan coming. Show wants to punch Bryan but AJ grabs Show’s hand and stops him. Bryan is able to escape the ring. AJ gingerly leaves the ring and she goes into the arms of her boyfriend.
Bryan tells AJ that he will never let Show hurt her again.
Natalya and Beth are doing dips in the back and Natalya says that she is so excited that they are teaming tonight and Natalya says that she can feel it in her gut and she knows that they are going to win. Natalya releases a little pressure and then Beth wonders what that was. She does it again and runs away.
Beth walks away and then Santino walks in the hallway and he has trouble breathing and runs away.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Aksana joining the ‘Who can beat Natalya in a few seconds’ Club.
Match Number Three: Natalya and Beth Phoenix versus Aksana and Tamina
Natalya and Aksana start off and they lock up. Natalya with a Michinoku Driver and she knocks Tamina off the apron. Aksana with a kick and a front face lock but Natalya throws Aksana off. Beth tags in and she tells Natalya to get out of her ring. Beth with the Glam Slam for the three count.
Winners: Beth Phoenix and Natalya
Beth leaves the ring and leaves Natalya in there. Natalya tries to put Aksana in the sharpshooter but Tamina with a super kick followed by a Superfly Splash onto Natalya.
We have an Earlier Tonight Moment of the reason why Mark Henry is no longer in the Elimination Chamber match. The new sixth participant in the Elimination Chamber match is the Great Khali.
Randy Orton is stretching in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with the John Cena video package.
Randy Orton is still in his locker room and he has finished stretching to answer questions.
Matt is with Randy and he asks Randy if his approach to tonight’s match will be more conservative. Orton says that he does not hold anything back. He has no problem with the fact that Barrett threw him down a flight of stairs because he would have done the same thing. He has a problem with Barrett talking about how he ended Orton’s career. Orton says that he will beat Wade tonight and then he will beat Wade and everyone else at the Elimination Chamber, where he will become a ten time champion.
We go to commercial.
Before Randy Orton makes his way to the ring, we see Teddy Long in his office and Daniel Bryan enters with AJ Lee and Bryan want to talk about Big Show. He says that AJ is scared half to death. Teddy says that they can discuss it while watching the main event.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Wade Barrett versus Randy Orton in a No Disqualification Match
They circle each other and then Barrett tries to punch Orton but Orton blocks it. Orton and Barrett exchange punches. Orton with a kick and European uppercuts. Barrett with an Irish whip into the corner but you don’t do that to Orton. Randy with a clothesline out of the corner followed by a suplex. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Barrett.
Orton looks at the Wrestlemania sign and Orton throws Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Orton sends Barrett into the ring steps. Orton sends Barrett into the ringside barrier on each side of the ring.
Orton stomps on Barrett’s head after it is placed on the ring steps. Orton with a boot to the midsection and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier. Orton rolls Barrett back into the ring and then he looks under the ring. Orton finds a table and he pulls it out from under the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the table has been set up in the ring and Orton tries to superplex Barrett through the table. Barrett head butts Orton off the turnbuckles and pushes Orton through the table. Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett with kicks to the injured back. Barrett continues the barrage on Orton’s back.
Barrett with a hard Irish whip and Orton falls to the mat. Barrett with a bow and arrow using the ring post. Barrett runs Orton into the apron and Barrett is happy with what he has done so far. Orton is rolled back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Barrett puts Orton in the ropes and chokes him. Barrett with a series of knees to the chest and then he hits a running boot that sends Orton to the floor.
Barrett tries to send Orton into the ringside barrier but Orton blocks it and he sends Barrett into the crowd. Orton follows after Barrett and the battle continues into the crowd. Orton with a European uppercut and punch. Orton clotheslines Barrett back into the ringside area. Orton with an elbow to the head and then he goes onto the barrier for a double sledge.
Barrett reverses an Irish whip and sends Orton shoulder first into the ring steps. Orton is returned to the ring and Barrett gets a chair and hits Orton in the back and the midsection with it. Barrett continues to alternate body parts. Barrett tries for Wasteland onto the chair but Orton with elbows to get free and he clotheslines Barrett twice. Orton avoids a clothesline and hits a power slam.
Orton grabs the chair and he hits Barrett in the back twice and then the ribs before going to the back one more time. Orton has recovered and he wedges the chair into the turnbuckles. Orton with an Irish whip that sends Barrett shoulder first into the chair.
Orton with a standing drop kick and he looks at the announce table and he sends Barrett over the announce table. Orton sends Barrett back in and he sets for the IEDDT and hits it. Orton twists into the push ups but Barrett avoids the RKO and hits the Winds of Change and Orton gets his foot on the ropes.
Barrett gets another chair and he hits Orton in the spine. Barrett sets for a pump handle slam onto the chair but Orton escapes and hits the RKO and then Orton pounds the mat again and he checks on Wade. Orton moves the chair and he picks up Barrett and hits an RKO onto the chair. Orton moves the chair out of the way and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Teddy tells Daniel that he will not have to worry about the Big Show. Teddy tells Bryan that he will face Randy Orton next week. Bryan says that he is not afraid of giants and he is not afraid of snakes. He tells AJ that she is going to stay in the back and be safe.
Orton celebrates in the ring but Daniel Bryan comes to the ring and he celebrates in the ring. Orton looks at Bryan and Bryan leaves the ring and goes up the ramp.