Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
He says that the crowd is great. Last Monday on Raw, the Authority said they might make him the new face of the WWE, if he could beat Randy Orton. What the Authority does not understand is that he does not want to be the face of the WWE. He just wants to be himself. When he beat Randy Orton, the Authority showed its colors when the Director of Authority and his former friend Kane came out and attacked him and gave him a choke slam after the match.
Ever since Kane aligned himself with the Authority, he has stayed on the side. That was until now. He wants to know how his former friend could turn into a big red sellout and stab his friends in the back.
Kane makes his way to the stage.
Kane tells Daniel that he came out to tell him . . .
Daniel says that he cannot hear Kane on the stage because of the crowd. Daniel wants Kane to make his way to the ring so they can talk face to face.
Kane says that wonâ€™t be necessary. He is here to apologize for his actions on Monday. As Director of Operations, he cannot lay his hands on a superstar without provocation. He says that it was improper and unprofessional.
Daniel says that he does not know what the hell Kane is talking about. He is the devilâ€™s favorite demon. Daniel reminds Kane about all of their hijinks. What happened to that Kane? That Kane helped him and made Daniel a better person. That Kane became his friend.
The Authority tried to put him in a $1,000 suit but he told them to stick it. He was hoping Kane would have said the same thing, but Kane decided to embrace it. Daniel says that he speaks for everyone when he tells Kane to take that cheap tie off and put that mask back on and get rid of the Corporate Kane.
Kane tells Daniel he is right. They do have history. It is exactly that . . . history.
Kane says that he has traded in his undisclosed location in the bowels of the arena for a corner office and he could not be happier. He is happy the Hell No days are over. They are not friends. We never were friends. A very wise man once said that you can make friends or you can make money and Kane says that he is doing pretty well for himself.
Daniel says that he considers himself to be doing very well because he has an arena full of friends. Since Kane does not care about friends, they can settle this in the ring right now like two guys who arenâ€™t friends.
Kane says that is not going to happen, but since Daniel is in the mood for action, he will allow Bryan to compete. Kane has booked Daniel in a match against someone in the Elimination Chamber match. Daniel will face Antonio Cesaro. Kane wishes Daniel luck.
We go to commercial.
Before our opening match, Seth Rollins joins Michael and John at the announce table. Seth is asked about the finish of the Shieldâ€™s match on Raw and if there is any trouble between Dean and Roman.
Match Number One: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose versus Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler
Dean and Kofi start off and Dean with a hammer lock into a side head lock and take down. Ambrose with a wrist lock and Kofi with a reversal into a leg sweep and he gets a near fall after a splash. Dolph tags in and they hit a double hip toss and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ambrose with a kick and side head lock. Ambrose with a shoulder tackle and he blocks a hip toss but misses a clothesline.
Ziggler with a punch and a series of snap elbow drops ending with a delayed leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose runs Ziggler into the corner and Reigns tags in and Roman with a forearm. Reigns chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Reigns with a wrist lock and he tags in Ambrose. Dean with a kick to the shoulder and he hits a snap elbow drop for a near fall.
Ziggler escapes a suplex attempt and hits a drop kick. Kofi tags in and hits a springboard clothesline on Ambrose and then he knocks Reigns off the apron. Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick and then he goes for the leaping clothesline but Ambrose catches him and hot shots Kofi. Reigns tags in and hits the running drop kick to Kingston hanging over the ropes. Reigns gets a near fall and we go to commercial.
Reigns with a punch and Ambrose tags in and he punches Kofi. Ambrose with a short arm clothesline followed by a kick to Kofi. Reigns tags back in and he punches Kofi in the ribs. Kofi with back fists but Reigns with a suplex for a near fall. Reigns with a head lock but Kofi with punches.
Reigns with a back elbow to Kofi. Reigns slams Kofiâ€™s head into the mat and then he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with a boot to the lower back and then Ambrose with a front face lock. Ambrose with knees to keep Kofi from making the tag. Ambrose with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Ambrose with a rear chin lock.
Ambrose with punches to Kofi and he puts Kofi on the turnbuckles. Ambrose with forearms and he tries for a butterfly superplex but Kofi knocks Ambrose off the turnbuckles and Kofi hits a cross body.
Ambrose keeps Kofi from making the tag. Kofi with an enzuigiri to Ambrose and both men are down. Reigns and Ziggler tags in and Ziggler with a cross body and punches followed by a drop kick and splash into the corner. Ziggler with punches to Reigns and then he hits a neck breaker. Reigns avoids the Fameasser and Reigns with a Blue Thunder Uranage. Reigns signals for the Superman Punch and then he moves out of the corner when Ambrose gets on the apron. Kofi pulls Ambrose off the apron.
Ziggler with a DDT to Reigns for a near fall. On the floor, Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise to Rollins and Ambrose sends Kofi into the ringside barrier. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Reigns holds the ropes. Reigns with the Superman Punch followed by the Spear and then Reigns tags Ambrose into the match and Ambrose gets the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
After the match, Rollins tries to make sure that there are no problems.
The Wyatts show up on the TitanTron.
Bray says the Shield is bickering like children. Consumed with pride. Beating their chest to show who has the sharpest teeth. They believe him to be a faÃ§ade or a joke. If they could only see the monster that stands behind his eyes. Then you will realize how real he is.
Luke says those that deny them, they will be the first to burn.
Follow the Buzzards and we go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Sheamus versus Ryback (with Curtis Axel)
They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle. Axel grabs Sheamusâ€™ leg and Ryback cannot take advantage. Sheamus with kicks and then he hits a Finlay slam on Ryback. Sheamus goes after Axel on the floor and hits a Brogue Kick.
Sheamus with a shoulder from the apron and a forearm. Sheamus puts Ryback in the ropes and he connects with a few forearms but Ryback with an elbow and he pulls Sheamus into the ring and hits a spinebuster. Ryback with a clothesline in the corner followed by a hard Irish whip. Ryback chokes Sheamus. Ryback with a slam and splash for a near fall.
Ryback with a chin lock using Sheamusâ€™ arm. Sheamus with head butts but Ryback with a backpack stunner. Ryback goes up top for a frog splash but Sheamus moves and Ryback hits the mat hard. Sheamus with an elbow and punches. Sheamus with two running double sledges followed by a shoulder in the corner. Ryback avoids the running knee lift.
Ryback goes for a press slam but Sheamus escapes. Sheamus with a running power slam and then Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but Ryback counters with a power bomb but Sheamus kicks out when Ryback takes too long to make the cover.
Ryback signals for the lariat but he runs into the Brogue Kick and Sheamus gets the three count.
It is time to look at the Triple H interview with Michael Cole, weekly on WWE.com. Hunter says that it is his job to make talent better than they are today. It is his job to make talent reach the peak of their athletic ability. He might have to do it with them kicking and screaming but he does it.
Michael asks Hunter about Randyâ€™s opponent after Christian on Friday.
Hunter says that Randy has a lot to prove to him and Stephanie. Monday night, he will face John Cena. Hunter says that this is an epic main event. It is another platform to show why he is the WWE Champion and the face of the WWE.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee is with Alberto Del Rio in the interview area.
Renee shows Alberto what happened on Raw with Batista. She asks Alberto why he continues to antagonize Batista.
Alberto says that Batista might be the animal who belongs in a circus, but Alberto is the tamer. He knows how to tame animals like Batista and he will turn him into a little puppy drinking milk out of a saucer.
Match Number Three: Daniel Bryan versus Antonio Cesaro (with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter)
They lock up and Cesaro with a wrist lock and waist lock take down but Bryan with a front face lock. Cesaro with a punch to the ribs followed by a chop. Cesaro sends Bryan into the corner and he chops Bryan. Bryan with kicks to Cesaro followed by knees. Bryan with a knee to the midsection. Bryan with a wrist lock but Cesaro with a knee and he gets a near fall.
Cesaro gets more near falls but Bryan bridges. Cesaro tries to use his weight to get Bryanâ€™s shoulders to the mat. Bryan with a rana followed by kicks. Cesaro blocks a kick and he picks up Bryan for a spinebuster and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.
Bryan with a hip toss and he applies a figure four arm bar. Cesaro rolls Bryan over to get a near fall. Cesaro picks up Bryan and hits a modified Electric Chair drop. Cesaro picks Bryan up by the beard and pushes him into the corner. Cesaro with a running European uppercut followed by more in the corner.
Cesaro with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall. Cesaro returns to the reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows but Cesaro with an Irish whip. Bryan flips out of the corner and then he hits a flying clothesline. Cesaro goes into the corner and Bryan with a drop kick into the corner. Bryan puts Cesaro on top and Bryan with a super rana for a near fall.
Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan misses a round kick and Cesaro with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan tries for the Yes Lock but Cesaro counters with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.
We go to commercial.
Cesaro stands over Bryan and then he head butts Bryan. Cesaro chokes Bryan in the ropes and then Cesaro rolls to the floor and Cesaro with a European uppercut to Bryan. Cesaro slingshots Bryan into the bottom rope and Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with a butterfly suplex for a near fall.
Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Bryan tries for a sunset flip and Cesaro tries to stay on his feet but Bryan is able to get a near fall. Cesaro kicks out and hits a double stomp to Bryan for a near fall.
Cesaro waits for Bryan to get back to his feet and he hits a running uppercut into the corner for a near fall. Cesaro with a chin lock and he has his knee against Bryanâ€™s head. Bryan blocks a punch and he punches Cesaro. Cesaro with a boot to the head but Bryan ducks down when Cesaro charges at him and Cesaro goes over the top rope to the floor.
Bryan goes to the apron and he tries for the running knee on Cesaro but Antonio moves and Daniel hits Swagger. Cesaro charges at Bryan on the floor and Daniel moves so Cesaro hits the ringside barrier.
Bryan sends Cesaro back into the ring and Daniel goes up top. Bryan comes off the turnbuckles but Cesaro counters with a European uppercut and Cesaro gets a near fall. Bryan holds his jaw while Cesaro waits for Bryan to get to his feet. Cesaro tries for the Giant Swing but Bryan gets to the ropes. Bryan with a small package but Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro with a clothesline that flips Bryan.
Cesaro sets for the Gotch Style Neutralizer but Bryan escapes and tries for the Yes Lock. Cesaro avoids the hold and Bryan with a knee. Cesaro goes for a tilt-a-whirl move but Bryan counters into a satellite front driver into the Yes Lock and Cesaro taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kaneâ€™s Corporate Pyro goes off and he makes his way to the ring.
Cesaro attacks Bryan from behind and Cesaro hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer on Bryan. Kane finally makes his way into the ring. Kane picks up Bryan and he gives Bryan a choke slam.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Randy Orton. She asks Randy about having to face his five Elimination Chamber match opponents.
Randy says that he is here to talk about Daniel Bryan and how he has beaten him so many times and how the match on Monday was a fluke victory for Bryan. He wants to talk about facing Christian tonight and then John Cena on Monday night. Then he will have to face Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro.
At the Elimination Chamber, he will eliminate all five men and remain the face of the WWE. He will remain the greatest Superstar of this generation or any other.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lana is in the back with Alexander Rusev. She says vitality, intelligence, brute force. He is the super athlete, Alexander Rusev. Rusev repeats what she says in Bulgarian.
Match Number Four: AJ Lee (with Tamina) versus Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella) in a Non Title Match
They lock up and AJ with a aide head lock and Nikki sends AJ to the mat. AJ tries for a rollup but Nikki grabs AJ and picks her up and throws her into the turnbuckles. Nikki with a slam followed by an Irish whip. Nikki misses a splash into the corner and AJ with a sleeper and she climbs on Nikkiâ€™s back.
Nikki falls to a knee but she gets a second wind and she backs AJ into the corner to get out of the hold. AJ with a drop kick to the back and she gets a near fall. AJ tries for a neck breaker but Nikki with a facebuster and clothesline. Nikki sends AJ to the mat and then she gives AJ a back body drop.
Nikki sets for the torture rack but Tamina gets on the apron. Brie gets on the apron and battles with Tamina. Nikki sends AJ into the ropes and Brie is knocked off the apron. Nikki checks on Brie from the ring and AJ kicks the ropes and Nikki falls to the mat. AJ applies the Black Widow and Nikki taps out.
Winner: AJ Lee
We take a look at last weekâ€™s Smackdown when Titus Oâ€™Neil ended the Prime Time Players after his attack on Darren after the loss.
Titus Oâ€™Neil is in the interview area barking as only Titus can and he introduces the woman who has been trying to get an exclusive interview with him for the last week, Renee Young. Titus asks Renee if she is nervous and she says no.
Renee asks Titus about the attack last week and how it came out of nowhere. Titus says that they teamed for two years. For 731 days, Mr. No Days Off was off. Titus says that he could have been a champion for most of the 731 days. Darren has some good qualities . . . he has nice hair.
Titus looks good and he smells good. He has Renee smell him. Titus says that he has a nice smile. The only weight that he is carry is championship gold.
Renee leaves and Darren attacks Titus. Darren yells at Titus for calling him dead weight while the attack continues. Officials pull Darren off Titus. Darren returns to the attack.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes and Goldust are in the Goldman Box. Goldust says that they are now desperate. Cody took a risk, an almost death defying attempt to win back their championship. Tonight he takes that risk. Cody says that they are desperate men doing desperate things.
Match Number Five: Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) versus Goldust (with Cody Rhodes)
They lock up and Goldust with an arm drag and he barks at Wyatt but Wyatt with a kick and punch. Wyatt misses a splash in the corner but Goldust cannot take advantage because Wyatt stares at Goldust upside down. Both men get down on all fours. Wyatt with a running cross body. Wyattwith an uppercut to Goldust followed by a forearm to the back. Wyatt uses the ropes on Goldustâ€™s back as he stretches him.
Wyatt with a boot to Goldust followed by a diving head butt for a near fall. Wyatt with a nerve hold. Goldust with punches but Wyatt with kicks. Wyatt with an Irish whip but Goldust with a back elbow off the turnbuckles. Wyatt misses a clothesline and Goldust with a shoulder tackle followed by a drop down uppercut.
Goldust punches Wyatt in the corner but Wyatt with an Irish whip. Goldust with a kick from the turnbuckles followed by a head scissors. Goldust with a spinebuster and Wyatt rolls to the floor. Goldust with a cannonball off the apron.
Harper and Rowan attack Cody and Wyatt hits Goldust from behind and pulls the back of his head into the top rope. Wyatt sets up Goldust for Sister Abigail and he hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, Cody Rhodes comes into the ring to cover his brother from any further attack.
Before the Wyatts can do anything to Cody, The Shield appear on the TitanTron.
Ambrose mentions bickering children and he says that is cute. They better be careful because they are the hounds. They have a lot of pride. When they get them in the ring at Elimination Chamber, they own them.
Seth says that they donâ€™t care if they are monsters or men, they are not afraid of them. He will remove their beards with the bottom of his boot because they kept The Shield out of the WWE World Title Match at the Elimination Chamber.
Roman says that one of them would have become the WWE World Champion at the Elimination Chamber. They know a few methods to make people understand.
Dean says that it is time for some justice and to believe in the shield.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton versus Christian in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Christian with a forearm and Orton goes down. Orton with a kick and forearm to the head. Orton kicks Christian and connects with forearms across the chest. Orton is sent to the floor and Christian with a baseball slide for a near fall.
Christian misses a pescado when Orton moves. They return to the ring and Orton runs into an elbow from Christian. Christian back body drops Orton to the floor. Christian goes up top and hits a shoulder tackle from the top and we go to commercial.
Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Both roll into the ring at eight to stop the count. Orton goes back to the floor to regroup.
Orton takes the mic and he says that he is from a town called St. Louis that is about six hours away from Des Moines. It is snowing outside and he cannot take his bus home. He canâ€™t take an SUV home. He canâ€™t spend $10,000 for a charter because of the weather. His flight is canceled so he has to stay in Des Moines of all places. He says that is not a good thing. Orton says that Des Moines sucks.
Orton returns to the ring and Christian punches him. Orton goes back to the floor and Christian follows. Christian attacks Orton from behind and brings him back into the ring. Christian with punches in the corner followed by shoulders. Orton with head butts and punches.
Orton with a European uppercut but Christian with a kick and punches. Christian with an Irish whip and then he goes to the floor and trips Orton and teases pulling him into the post but he takes too long and Orton uses his legs to put Christian into the post.
Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton rolls Christian back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Orton stands on the ankle and then stomps on it. Orton with a boot to the chest. Orton with a forearm to the back followed by an uppercut. Orton with a series of Irish whips and Christian is down again.
Orton poses with the Wrestlemania sign behind him. Christian with a punch but Orton with a drop kick. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock but Christian with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Orton punches Christian but Christian punches back. They go back and forth but Christian gaining the advantage. Christian punches Orton in the corner followed by an Irish whip but Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline.
Christian drops Orton on the top rope and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Christian goes to the turnbuckles again for a back elbow and he claps while he waits for Orton to get up for the Killswitch. Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton sends Christian shoulder first into the ring post.
Orton sets for the IEDDT but Christian sends Orotn into the ropes and he slingshots to the floor for an uppercut. Christian goes up top but he misses the frog splash when Orton moves. Orton sends Christian to the apron for the IEDDT and he connects this time. Orton looks around for the place to twist to the mat and he does it.
Christian with a back slide for a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Orton avoids it. Christian goes for a move off the turnbuckles but he is caught by Orton for an RKO and Randy gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
We go to credits.
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