The WWE Elimination Chamber Results From The Bleacher Report


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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WWE Elimination Chamber Pre-show 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From The Bleacher Report:

 

WWE Elimination Chamber 2013 Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Highlights

 

BY  TIM KEENEY   (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON FEBRUARY 17, 2013

 

The WrestleMania 29 picture got a lot more clear on Sunday night as Elimination Chamber took place in New Orleans.

 

As always, the promising pay-per-view was extraordinary.

 

Not only was the six-man battle that the event is named after predictably entertaining, but the fans at New Orleans Arena were also treated to a rare Shield match against the superstar trio of John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus, while several other titles were put on the line and the newest chapter of The Rock vs. CM Punk was unveiled.

 

While the results will certainly be met with controversy, skepticism and debate as always, the action inside the ropes was tremendous.

 

Let’s take a closer look at what happened.

 

 

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Pre-Show: Brodus Clay and Tensai Defeat Team Rhodes Scholars

Damien Sandow started things off by saying that he was back with Cody Rhodes thanks to popular demand, and the duo came out with lots of aggression and energy.

 

However, after Team Rhodes Scholars controlled the beginning of the match, the new tag team partners began to turn things around.

 

In the end, Clay and Tensai hit the double-team splash on each of their opponents and got the pin on Rhodes for the win to continue their recent momentum.

 

 

 

World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) Defeats The Big Show

This was a highly entertaining back-and-forth battle, and it was a solid way to start off the anticipated pay-per-view.

 

 

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Del Rio got in a large portion of the offense and locked in the arm breaker on three separate occasions.

 

On the first attempt, Show was able to get his foot on the rope. On the second, the big man simply picked up the champion and ferociously slammed him down in impressive fashion.

 

Shortly after that, it looked as though the seven-footer would land his KO punch, but he was distracted by birthday boy Ricardo Rodriguez. That gave Del Rio an opportunity to land three monstrous kicks and then lock in the arm breaker once again.

 

This time, Big Show was forced to tap.

 

Much to the chagrin of many, a Dolph Ziggler appearance did not follow.

 

 

 

 

United States Championship: Antonio Cesaro (c) Defeats The Miz

The Miz came out with his shoulder heavily taped once again, and predictably, Cesaro focused his attack on the injury.

 

 

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Still, The Miz was able to get Cesaro—who was technically impressive as usual—to the outside, where he banged the champion’s knee into the steel steps.

 

The challenger continued to work on the knee, but was disqualified when he accidentally hit the Swiss superstar with a low blow. As expected, that didn’t go over well with The Miz, and he gave Cesaro a “might-as-well-get-my-money’s-worth” low blow just for good measure.

 

Apparently, this feud isn’t over.

 

 

 

Elimination Chamber: Jack Swagger Wins

 

Here’s the order in when each participant was eliminated:

Entered Wrestler Eliminated Eliminated By
1 Daniel Bryan 1 Mark Henry
2 Chris Jericho 4 Randy Orton
3 Jack Swagger WINNER
4 Kane 2 Mark Henry
5 Randy Orton 5 Jack Swagger
6 Mark Henry 3 Randy Orton

 

 

All four men left their pods before someone was eliminated, but Henry helped clean things up when he was the last one to enter the ring.

 

The World’s Strongest Man swiftly went through everyone and then delivered a huge World’s Strongest Slam on Daniel Bryan for the pin.

 

Then he threw Orton through the Plexiglas before delivering another devastating WSS on Kane for the second elimination. Just like that, the two partners, who turned against each other for a moment, were eliminated.

 

However, after more domination by Henry, Jericho was able to hit the big man with a Codebreaker, and Orton reappeared for an RKO and pin. Henry wasn’t done, though, as he refused to leave the ring and handed out three more massive slams on each of the remaining participants.

 

The final three men continued at a frantic, aggressive pace that had the crowd going bananas, and in the end, Orton pinned Jericho after landing the RKO only for Swagger to roll up an unsuspecting Orton for the win.

 

Much like most Elimination Chamber matches, this one was full of excitement and jaw-dropping maneuvers, but many fans will be disappointed with the predictability of this finish, as Swagger vs. Del Rio has looked inevitable for a while.

 

 

 

The Shield Defeats John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus

“Team Cena” got in the early attack before the match officially started, but once things got underway, The Shield was able to isolate Cena and work on him for quite a while.

 

 

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Eventually, Cena was able to launch Dean Ambrose to the outside and get the hot tag to Ryback, and chaos quickly ensued.

 

After Ryback went through the entire opposing trio, Sheamus took Roman Reigns outside, but The Shield member delivered an absolutely astounding spear on Sheamus through the time keeper’s area.

 

Back inside the ring, Cena hit Ambrose with an AA and Ryback had Seth Rollins set up for the Shell Shocked, but Reigns came in and gave yet another monstrous spear, this time to Ryback.

 

Rollins fell onto Ryback for the pin.

 

 

 

Dolph Ziggler Defeats Kofi Kingston

Poor Kofi.

 

 

 

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Ziggler came out to cut a promo, but Booker T quickly interrupted and set an impromptu match between him and Kingston.

 

Kingston is always entertaining to watch, but after some high-flying, controlling action, Ziggler landed the Zig Zag and immediately earned the win.

 

Shortly after, Big E. Langston returned to the ring and gave Kofi some kicks, punches and the Big Ending.

 

 

 

WWE Divas Championship: Kaitlyn (c) Defeats Tamina Snuka

Tamina went up top for a big splash, but Kaitlyn was able to roll out of the way just in time. The champion then followed that up with a spear to retain the title.

 

 

 

WWE Championship: The Rock (c) Defeats CM Punk

 

The night’s main event got off to a bit of a slow start, but it seriously heated up as the match wore on.

 

After solid offense from each man, Punk took the champion to the outside and delivered the Rock Bottom to the Brahma Bull on the Spanish announce table.

 

Nevertheless, The Rock, who would have lost the title with a count-out, made it back into the ring after nine counts and the match resumed.

 

Rocky was able to land a Rock Bottom of his own, but CM Punk kicked out after a very close three-count.

 

Punk then hit the GTS and had The Rock pinned for about 10 seconds, but that came after the ref had been knocked out and no one was there to count. The Rock eventually got up and landed the People’s Elbow, but Punk kicked out again.

 

After the second ref was knocked out of the ring, Punk tried to hit the champion with his own belt but nailed Paul Heyman instead. The Rock landed yet another Rock Bottom, and the second ref returned for the three-count.

 

In case you ever doubted it, it’s now official. The Rock is headed to WrestleMania to take on John Cena.

 

 

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  1. Didn’t figure you for a Rasslin’ fan, Mr Jueseppi. ;)

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