Match Number Three: Antonio Cesaro versus Randy Orton in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Cesaro with a side head lock. Orton with a back elbow to Cesaro followed by an Exploder suplex for a near fall. Cesaro and Orton go back and forth with European uppercuts but Cesaro with a kick and a European uppercut to the back of the head followed by a dead lift side salto for a near fall.
Cesaro with a knee to the back and a slap to the back of the head. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows but Cesaro with a knee and European uppercuts. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline. Orton with another clothesline and he avoids a clothesline from Cesaro. Orton with a power slam and then Orton looks around while Cesaro goes to the apron.
Cesaro drops Orton on the top rope but Orton with a back breaker. Cesaro with a knee and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a European uppercut but Orton counters with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Daniel Bryan and Kane are in the back on the monitor and Bryan says that Orton is impressive. He tells Kane to let bygones be bygones. Kane reminds Bryan that they need to be together because they face the Prime Time Players. Bryan tells Kane to stay in the corner and he says that he can beat them blindfolded. Kane says that he can beat them with one arm tied behind his back.
Brad and Vickie enter and Brad Maddox says that they would like to see what they were talking about. Brad says that Kane will have an arm tied behind his back while Vickie tells Bryan that he will be blindfolded.
Since the Academy Awards were last night, it is time to take the A Few Good Men parody out of mothballs.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jack Swagger will face Miz later tonight.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring and he is wearing a tuxedo. Sheamus wants to know how everyone is doing. He says that everyone knows him as an arse kicking fighter but he is a movie buff. He says that he missed the Oscars because he was driving to Dallas. He says that what he saw, he did not like.
It was not Ben Affleckâ€™s speech, Jennifer Lawrenceâ€™s dive, or Seth McFarlane being unfunny. It was that the Academy missed out on Wade Barrett, the greatest actor of our generation. Sheamus has us look at a clip from Dead Man Down.
Sheamus says that it looks like a great movie. He says that he cannot wait to watch it again. Sheamus says that there is another trailer that shows the acting skills of Wade Barrett.
Sheamus says that he didnâ€™t realize that Colin Farrell was in that clip with Wade. He says that Wade is so inspiring and so . . . out of focus. Wade tried so hard to do . . . nothing.
Wade Barrettâ€™s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He says that the Irish love the color green and it is appropriate when you consider the envy coming out of Sheamusâ€™ pores. He can tell his jokes and the idiots will laugh it up. Sheamus cannot hide that he is jealous of the fact that Wade is going to be a big star.
Wade mentions that he will be appearing at the world premiere of Dead Man Down. All Sheamus will be doing is return his rented tux and he will be going to the local pub.
Sheamus agrees with Wade and he tells Wade to make sure the paparazzi get his good side. Sheamus then says that he doesnâ€™t have a good side.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is at the announce table with Jerry and Michael.
Match Number Four: R Truth versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Truth with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Truth shimmies with Cody and punches Rhodes. Truth with an Irish whip but Cody with an elbow. Cody with a kick and he backs Truth into the corner and goes after Truthâ€™s injured knee. Cody kicks Truth in the leg and he punches him.
Cody with a gourdbuster but Truth with punches to Cody. Cody with a punch and he chokes Truth in the ropes. Cody punches Truth in the midsection. Cody with a snap mare and a full nelson. Truth punches Cody but Cody with a kick and Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
After the match, Sandow tries to attack Truth but Truth sees it coming and he takes care of Damien.
It is time to take a look at another Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger YouTube video.
Match Number Five: Darren Young and Titus Oâ€™Neil versus Daniel Bryan (with a hood) and Kane (with his arm tied behind his back) in a Non Title Match
Bryan and Kane argue over who starts and Bryan wants to begin. He starts off with Titus. Bryan goes for the referee and tries to apply the No Lock. Bryan apologizes. Titus blows his whistle to try to get Bryanâ€™s attention. Titus with a forearm to the back and then he barks. Titus with a slam and he says that he is going to entertain.
Young tags in and he hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Titus tags back in and he kicks Bryan. Titus sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he slams Bryan. Titus misses an elbow drop and Bryan rolls to the floor. Bryan with a forearm to Kane on the floor when Kane tries to help Bryan get up.
Bryan returns to the ring but he trips on the ropes. Bryan moves when Young charges into the corner. Kane tries to get Bryan to come to the corner. Kane tags in and he punches Young. Kane moves when Young tries for a splash. Kane with two clotheslines to Young followed by a running back elbow. Kane tries for the choke slam and he kicks Titus who tries to interfere. Young with kicks but Kane with a choke slam for the three count.
Winners: Kane and Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan trips falling into the ring and the hood is removed. Bryan takes his title belt back and they celebrate in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at what you might have missed in the first two hours of tonightâ€™s show if you are just joining us.
The Shield make their way through the crowd and to the ring.
Dean Ambrose says that it has to get worse before it can get better. It will get a lot worse. There will no peace until there is justice and honor. They are the most efficient and effective unit in history. That means that there are people in the back who are uncomfortable. You can create whatever super team you want, but you wonâ€™t stop them.
Roman says that they will fight any challenge and they will win each time. If you donâ€™t believe in the shield, justice will hunt you down and turn your bones to dust.
Seth says that at TLC, they defeated Hell No and the Neanderthal Ryack. At Elimination Chamber, they did what no one on planet Earth thought they would do. They solved the John Cena problem. They defeated the Superhero Squad of John Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback. Then they took care of that wannabe rock star Chris Jericho last week. They have dropped everyone who has come before them.
Is there anyone who wants to step up to them?
Sheamus comes out and he is dressed to fight. He says that if they want a fight tonight, why not come up and fight him? He wants to know if they have the stones.
Reigns and Ambrose go up the ramp while Rollins stays in the ring and Randy Orton comes through the crowd and he gives Rollins and RKO before retreating into the crowd and posing.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Miz
Miz with punches to Swagger but Swagger pushes him away. Miz with more punches and then he back body drops Swagger over the top rope to the floor. Miz with a drop kick to keep Swagger on the floor. Miz comes off the apron and Swagger catches Miz and he hits a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor.
Del Rio and Ricardo watch from the back.
Swagger sends Miz into the ropes and he connects with a forearm to the kidneys. Swagger with another forearm to the kidneys. He goes for a third one but Miz with punches of his won. Swagger with an Irish whip and knees to the midsection. Swagger with a running knee into the corner.
Swagger traps the arms but Miz gets to his feet. Swagger with a forearm but Miz with a knee to the knee and a knee lift. Swagger with a clothesline. Swagger with boots to Mizâ€™ midsection. Swagger with a slam and then he hits the double jump Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar.
Miz hits the Reality Check and both men are down. Swagger with a power slam for a near fall. Miz struggles to get to his feet and Swagger punches him in the corner. Miz with punches to Swagger. Swagger with a kick to the midsection but Miz with a clothesline and punches. Miz with a boot to the chest and then it is time for the Awesome Clothesline and then Miz goes up top for the double sledge and he connects.
Miz gets a near fall. Miz tries for a running boot but Swagger blocks it. Miz counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. Swagger sends Miz into the ropes when Miz tries for a DDT. Miz gets his ankle caught in the ropes and Swagger kicks Miz while hanging in the ropes.
Swagger clips the leg and Swagger waits to pounce and he applies the ankle lock and Miz taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
We take a look at the unveiling of the new WWE Title Belt.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Triple H entering the Tout era. We see why he Touted.
Josh Mathews is with John Cena in the interview area.
Cena says that there is a buzz in the air. We are moments from Thunderdome in Dallas. Two men enter and one man leaves with the chance at immortality as the winner will get their ticket to Wrestlemania. CM Punk says that Cena cannot win. He says that Punk told him that he made the wrong decision.
CM Punk talked about the 434 days he was champion, but Cena held it for 380 and he has been to the mountain top ten times. There will be no excuses and no second place. Cena says that he asked for this match because he wants to prove that John Cena is back. He says that if you believe in hustle, loyalty, and respect your time is now.
In case you are looking for something to watch tomorrow night, Chris Jericho hosts Robot Combat League on Syfy. We have footage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Undertakerâ€™s return at a house show in Waco this weekend.
Match Number Seven: CM Punk versus John Cena in a Number One Contender Match for the WWE Title
Punk kicks Cena away before locking up. They finally lock up and they try to get the advantage. Punk with a waist lock and side head lock take down. Cena gets Punk down to a knee and Cena with a snap mare but Punk escapes a side head lock. Cena with a snap mare and Punk gets to the ropes and he releases the hold.
They lock up and Cena with a side head lock take down. Punk with a side head lock take down of his own. Cena with a hip toss and Punk goes to the floor to stop Cena from hitting any of his offense on Punk. We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena with a back body drop followed by a kick and suplex but he misses a charge into the corner when Punk moves. Punk gets a near fall and then he connects with elbows to the back of the head. Punk with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Cena gets to his feet while Punk maintains the hold and Cena with an Electric Chair drop.
Cena with a bulldog and he gets a near fall. Cena with a front face lock and a side head lock for a near fall. Punk with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Punk with a reverse chin lock on Cena. Cena with elbows to Punk and a kick to the knee. Cena with punches but Punk with a kick. Cena with a flying shoulder tackle. Punk knows that a second one is coming and Punk ducks and Cena goes to the floor.
Punk with a suicide dive and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with an abdominal stretch on Cena but Cena with a hip toss to escape. We see footage from the commercial break when Punk hit a DDT to counter an Attitude Adjustment. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles but Punk counters the Blue Thunder Bomb with the Anaconda Vise. Cena gets a near fall with a rollup. Punk with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Punk signals for the Go To Sleep but Cena counters with an STF attempt. Punk with a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Punk tries for the springboard clothesline but Cena moves out of the way and Cena applies the STF. Punk is able to get out of the hold and he counters into the Anaconda Vise. Cena with a Crippler Crossface. Punk with a counter into a rollup for a near fall.
Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Cena with a punch and Punk with a punch of his own. They go back and forth with punches, kicks, and forearms and Cena with the advantage until Punk hits a back heel kick. Cena hits the Blue Thunder Bomb and Punk kicks Cena when he tries for the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
Cena counters the Go To Sleep with a sunset flip but Punk does not go over and he gets a near fall. Punk with a knee in the corner and he tries for the bulldog but Cena blocks it and he hits the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle and he tries for the Attitude Adjustment. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep but Cena escapes and hits a Power Bomb but he can only get a two count.
Cena goes up top but Punk punches Cena and chops him. They fight on the turnbuckles and Cena with a head butt that sends Punk to the mat. Cena with a leg drop to the back of the head but he can only get a two count.
Punk with a round kick to the head and Cena falls into the corner. Punk with the running knee into the corner but Cena is able to get a near fall after an Attitude Adjustment. Punk rolls to the floor. Punk sends Cena into the ring post and he continues his count while Cena fights to get back into he ring at the last moment.
Punk with the Go To Sleep and he connects but Cena kicks out at two. Punk with a front face lock and he gets Cena to his shoulders again and Cena counters with an STF. Punk tries to get to the ropes to avoid tapping out and he crawls to the ropes and he gets there.
Punk with a kick to the knee and he hits a piledriver but Cena kicks out. Punk covers Cena again but Cena kicks out. He tries for a third cover and Cena kicks out. Cena goes up top for the elbow drop but Cena moves. Cena with a rana followed by an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
We go to credits.