Monday, February 17, 2014
The show opened first with John Cena coming out to discuss the Elimination Chamber match and his experience with it, as well as how he plans to win Sunday. One-by-one, Cesaro, Sheamus and Christian each came out to intervene saying they will win Sunday. Champion Randy Orton arrived out saying he thanks the Authority for giving him the opportunity to beat all of them. Daniel Bryan came out to interrupt him and said he’ll have an arena of fans behind him on Sunday when he goes for history. Kane came out next and said The Authority put him in charge tonight. He said since Orton is competing with Sheamus, the other Chamber participants need to compete. He announced Bryan vs. Christian and Cena vs. Cesaro. Bryan taunted Kane to come fight him. but Christian attacked Bryan from behind and tossed him into the crowd barrier before their opening match.
Daniel Bryan defeated Christian via pinfall. In about ten minutes of time, Bryan seemed to suffer a shoulder injury which Christian targeted. The close came down to Christian going for Killswitch, but Bryan countered and turned into a pinfall by hooking his feet onto Christian shoulders. Post-match, Kane said he forgot to mention Bryan has another match, and his opponent would be him, right now. Bryan nodded for Kane to come fight and Kane quickly got the upper hand.
Daniel Bryan defeated Kane via disqualification. The match lasted about 4 minutes with Kane continuing to attack Bryan’s shoulder. Bryan had a brief comeback, but Kane again got the upper hand and rammed Bryan’s shoulder into the barricade. On the apron, he bent Bryan’s shoulder around the ring post for further damage. The ref made a five count to try to get Kane to stop, and then called for the bell. Post-match, Kane got on the mic and said “Yea, I know I’m disqualified.” Kane walked backstage to his music as Bryan was shown down after the attack.
Backstage, The Shield was interviewed by Renee Young. Ambrose and Reigns got into it over how Mark Henry nearly defeated Ambrose for the title last week. Ambrose asked Reigns if he could do better and Reigns said “I know I can.” Rollins piped up saying Shield is always on the same page, and they were born and bred for war. Ambrose said Wyatt’s mind games won’t work on them, with Reigns adding they don’t feel fear and won’t back down.
Fandango defeated Santino Marella via pinfall. During the match, Summer got on the apron to try to distract Santino or the ref. Emma yanked her down then did an airplane spin on her. At one point, Santino and Emma almost kissed, but Fandango kicked Santino. Later, Fandango scored the pinfall win in a match just under 3 minutes long.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Mark Henry about nearly winning the United States title last week. Henry said tonight it’s not about titles, winning or losing, but about inducting someone into the Hall of Pain.
Roman Reigns defeated Mark Henry via pinfall. Henry still had a wrap on his arm from the Brock Lesnar attack weeks ago. At one point, Henry hit a big headbutt and a corner splash on Reigns. Later, Reigns managed to knock Henry down, then hit the Superman Punch on him. He went to the corner of the ring and hit the Spear for the pinfall win. Post-match, Rollins got in the ring to congratulate Reigns. Ambrose was reluctant to and seemed jealous over Reigns’ win. He started to kick away on Henry, with Reigns asking him what he was doing. Reigns and Rollins just shook their heads over it. Suddenly, the Wyatt Family came up on the big screen.
Wyatt sang a song in an creepy voice on the Titantron, then he and the Wyatt Family spoke of the upcoming match and how they plan to pave the streets of the kingdom with Shield’s bones. Reigns suggested they come talk that noise to them in person. Bray said was thinking the same. The lights went out and Wyatt Family came to ringside, then got up on the apron. Wyatt got in the ring and Reigns stepped forward. Rowan and Harper got in the ring, so Ambrose and Rollins went forward. After a brief stare down, the Wyatt Family backed out of the ring. Wyatt said it all belongs to him as the segment ended.
They announced that Sunday’s live online kick off show match will feature Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel. They showed Rhodes and Goldust backstage playing with a WWE Stack Down toy, then Bad News Barrett entered and kicked the toys over.
Jack Swagger defeated Kofi Kingston via submission. The match lasted nearly five minutes. Kofi had a late comeback, hitting a dropkick off the ropes and a corner kick. He hit the SOS moments later, but Swagger managed to get a foot on the bottom rope to break a pinfall. Swagger was able to put on the Patriot Lock later on to get Kofi to tap out. Post-match, Big E entered and came down to the ring. Swagger fled to the ringside area. Cole brought up that these two will fight over the IC title at Elimination Chamber.
Big E defeated Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal via pinfall in a 2-on-1 handicap non-title match. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter were ringside. At one point in the match, Drew got a kick to Big E’s face in leaving the champ bloody. The eventual finish saw E hit a suplex on Mahal, which hit Mcintyre with his boots as he went down. E hit the Big Ending on both guys before getting a pin on McIntyre to win.
Renee Young spoke to John Cena backstage who reiterated that the young stars have to go through him to prove they have what it takes. He said that starts with Cesaro tonight.
John Cena defeated Cesaro via pinfall. The match lasted nearly 20 minutes with several cool spots. At one point, Cesaro went for his swinging move, but Cena managed to sit up and counter with a DDT. In a later big move, Cesaro pulled Cena off the ring apron and hit a second rope superplex for a near fall. Cena had the STF on moments later, with Cesaro getting to the ropes. Cena let go of the hold to drag him back again, but couldn’t make him tap. Cesaro eventually was able to et the Cesaro Swing, then covered Cena for a close near fall. Cesaro went for a Neutralizer, with Cena avoiding and going for the AA. Cesaro avoided it and landed a boot kid. Cena was able to come right back, hitting a clothesline, then putting Cesaro into the AA for the win.
They had a backstage segment with Orton thanking Triple H and the Authority for all they’ve done for him. HHH told him that’s great as he was starting to think pressure was getting to him, but he sees Orton is making a better effort. Orton said his head wasn’t right, but he’s now going to make up for it at the Chamber. Orton talked about he and HHH’s Evolution days and then took some jabs at Batista, saying he was a bad face for WWE. Batista showed up behind Orton. Orton turned around and Batista told him he’s not the face of WWE but the ass. Orton walked off and Alberto Del Rio showed up in a neck brace. He told Batista he’s going to pay for what he did to him Sunday at Elimination Chamber. Batista shoved him into some nearby equipment.
Renee Young announced that Darren Young and Titus O’Neil will fight on the pay-per-view. Titus came onto the interview set after a promotional segment showed about the feud. He said champion is spelled T-I-T-U-S. He talked about Young being “dead weight” and how he’ll get mowed over. O’Neil said Young will have to sit back and watch the rise of Titus O’Neil.
The Wyatt Family defeated Los Matadores and Sin Cara via pinfall. Bray Wyatt scored the pinfall win on Sin Cara with Sister Abigail, similar to how he won the match on Main Event last week.
They showed a promotional ad hyping WWE Network’s launch for next Monday, with all upcoming PPV’s after that included such as WrestleMania 30. Also, every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view is available on the network for fans to watch in the library.
Jey Uso defeated Billy Gunn via pinfall. Road Dogg Jesse James and Jimmy Uso were on guest commentary during the match. Gunn was in control for most of the match, but Jey managed to turn the tables avoiding a Fameasser and getting a surprise rollup pin for the win.
They showed footage of Sheamus accidentally hitting a Brogue Kick on Christian during a SmackDown match. The two will fight on SmackDown for Friday's main event match.
Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via disqualification. Late in this match, Sheamus was in control. He got ready to deliver a Brogue Kick on Orton, but suddenly The Shield rushed out and attacked Sheamus, causing the DQ. Cena rushed out to help, with Daniel Bryan also coming out, with a wrapped shoulder to help out. The lights went out and the Wyatt Family sound effect hit. As the lights came back on, The Wyatt Family and The Shield were facing off. The two groups started to trade punches as the crowd reacted. The show closed as they continued to brawl with the Elimination Chamber participants also fighting it out.