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By Jason Zohn on 2013-02-01 08:15:00
Smackdown opened with a number of contenders in the ring as Booker T came out to the ring. In the ring were Team Hell No, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler and The Great Khali. They show ckips of the World champion Alberto Del Rio stalking outside with a bat, looking for Big Show to get him back for what he did to Ricardo on Raw. Booker said that they are all former champions and deserve another chance to become World champions. He announces they are in the Elimination Chamber. Out comes Jack Swagger in his first TV appearance since 1959 it seems, who says he's a former World champion and should be in the Chamber too, so he's going to go an win it. Booker says there are only six pods. Dolph says he already has a guaranteed title shot (Money in the Bank) so he's pulling out. Booker tells him he might want to chicken out but he's not chickening out of a match tonight with Alberto. Everyone else has to prove themselves tonight with their performances.

Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No. Good match and it was awesome to see Rey, although he is definitely looking like he's put on weight. The match was a good, frenetic pace. They did a fun deal at the end where Kane saved Bryan from the 619 but was tossed out of the ring. Bryan put on the No Lock but Cara drilled him and Rey nailed the 619 for the pin. The champs argued, of course.

We saw the beatdown of Ricardo and Alberto on the screen. Striker tried to talk to Alberto but was told to leave him alone.

We saw a recap of Raw karaoke.

Great Khali pinned Jinder Mahal with the big chop.

Backstage, Teddy Long revealed that he brought Jack Swagger back tonight. Team Rhodes Scholars arrived and Booker gave Sandow a rematch against Sheamus from Raw.

Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow wasn't much as the Shield appeared and attacked Sheamus, laying him out before running back through the crowd.

They showed clips of Bo Dallas' big win on Raw.

Randy Orton pinned WWE Intercontinental champion Wade Barrett with the RKO in a good match. Barrett dominated early but got killed with an RKO. There was a backstage deal later on where Barrett is being asked about his loss and sees Dallas off camera, then attacks him and they have a quick brawl.

Jack Swagger defeated Kofi Kingston with the ankle lock and looked really good in doing so. They had a lot of nice wrestling in this one with Swagger controlling early. Kingston made the comeback but kicked the ringside announcer's table while going for a leaping kick on the floor. From that point on, he was acting as if he was injured and finally tapped out. Real good.

Outside, Alberto Del Rio attacks Big Show's bus as it arrives. Show runs out of the bus and is chased around the parking lot before finally racing off in another car.

They show Rock and Punk from Raw.

Alberto Del Rio warns Ricardo he is to stay backstage.

World champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler in a really great main event. Pretty sure this was a non-title bout. Ziggler was over in San Diego. AJ and Langston got involved and thrown out. AJ sure lost her momentum compared to last time they were in town. Ziggler works over Del Rio who makes a comeback. They have a lot of good near falls but Del Rio finally grabs him in the armbreaker for the win.

Big Show shows up on the screen having grabbed Ricardo and knocks him out. That closes the show.

After Smackdown went off the air, Show came out and they had a segment where Alberto ran him off with a chair.

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