Location: Jacksonville, FL
Date: February 8, 2013
Commentators: Josh Matthews and JBL
The show begins with a trailer of the upcoming Elimination Chamber Match who will go on to face the World Heavyweight Champion at Wrestlemania XXVIIII. Also, Alberto Del Rio attacked Big Show at his hotel room on Monday. Due to this assault, he has been suspended.
Big Show’s tour bus pulls up and parks. The driver walks out, as Big Show follows. Show questions his driving, saying he hit ever pot hole in Jacksonville. Show walks to the arena.
A new Smackdown opening video is played.
Big Show makes his way to the ring. Show says things around here are unacceptable. Show says he is sick and tired of how he is treated. Show says he gets that the people don’t like him, but he asks if that is a crime. Show says because he isn’t popular, he was forced to put his World Championship on the line. Show says he didn’t have time to prepare for the match, and lost it. Show says because he isn’t popular, people thinks it is okay to assault him in his hotel room. Show says they are cheering a criminal. Show says when people are popular, they can do whatever they want. Show says he doesn’t get people. Show says when he decimated Del Rio and Rodriguez, people call him a bully and a bad person. Show says he tried to conduct business from his hotel room, and is called a coward. Show says before he was attacked, he signed the contract for a match against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. Show says it is coming back to where it belongs. Show says Del Rio got suspended tonight, but says big deal. Show says Booker T is responsible for the double standards. Show says Booker is jealous of his accomplishment, ability, wealth and that he is still a dominant force while he is sitting behind a desk pushing a pencil. Booker T interrupts.
Booker asks what Show’s problem is. Booker says Show got everything he asked for. Booker says Del Rio doesn’t like bullies, and he doesn’t either. Booker says that Show continues to bully Ricardo Rodriguez. Booker says that doesn’t accomplish anything. Show wants to know who gave Alberto his hotel information. Show thinks Booker did it, but he questions why he would. Show says so Booker can remain relevant. Booker says he treats everyone on Smackdown equally and that is the reason Del Rio is suspended. Show says he still hasn’t answered his question. Booker says Show is seven feet tall and 550 pounds; anyone could have found him. Booker says Show will have a match, but Show says he isn’t ready. Show says Booker could have called, tweeted, emailed or anything. Booker says Show knows his opponent. Booker says there is good and bad news; good news is that he lost on Raw, but bad news is he is very angry. Booker says his opponent is Kane. Booker says he knows Show can dig that. Booker walks to the back.
Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring. Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring.
Cody Rhodes vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi locks in a Waist Lock, but Cody elbows out. Cody throws fists to Kofi’s back and whips him. Kofi connects with a Monkey Flip. Kofi clotheslines Cody to the floor. Kofi goes for a dive, but fakes it bu bouncing off the ropes. Kofi connects with a Baseball Slide. Cody is thrown back into the ring. Cody is attacked into the corner, but goes to the second ropes connects with an elbow to the back of Kingston. Kofi is choked against the ropes. Kofi is whipped head first into the corner, as Cody goes for another second rope elbow. Kofi connects with a chop to Rhodes gut. Kofi connects with a Boom Drop. Kingston calls for Trouble in Paradise, but misses as Cody moves from the corner. Kingston jumps off the corner, into a Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi misses with an SOS, as Cody goes for a Cross Rhodes. Kingston reverses, but misses with a Trouble in Paradise. Kingston is sent to the floor, after dodging another Trouble in Paradise. Kingston gets on the apron, but is kicked with a Disaster Kick. Cody drags Kofi back in the ring, connecting with Cross Rhodes for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes via pinfall
A highlight from Raw is shown, as Daniel Bryan interrupted in Kane’s match. Sheamus picked up a victory over Kane. On Main Event, Kane caused Bryan a distraction, allowing Damien Sandow to win their match.
Kane is backstage talking with Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he is sorry, and doesn’t want to argue. Kane says he accepts the apology, and tells him to get out. Bryan says he is already in the Chamber, and knows that’s why Kane interfered in their match. Bryan says he accepts Kane’s apology. Daniel says he will accompany Kane with his match with Show, since he beat him in 48 seconds. Daniel says Kane will also look good since he is in the Elimination Chamber Match. Kane silences Daniel, saying the only thing he will be saying is “congratulations” after he Chokeslams Show into oblivion.
In a video package, Brock Lesnar is show attacking Vince McMahon with an F-5. After, highlights from Miz TV are shown. Vickie Guerrero admits she resigned Lesnar, but had no idea he would attack McMahon. Miz says after he recuperated, it is only a matter of time before he fires Vickie and Paul. Lesnar comes out, and attacks Miz. Lesnar destroys the Miz TV set, finishing with an F-5.
A Bruno Sammartino Hall of Fame video is shown.
The Great Khali makes his way to the ring with Natalya and Hornswoggle.
Titus O’Neil is in the ring.
The Great Khali w/ Natalya and Hornswoggle vs. Titus O’Neil
Titus punches Khali in the back, but is taken to the corner with chops. Titus stomps the leg of Khali, taking him to the mat. Titus runs the ropes, kicking Khali in the head. Pin, but a kick out. Titus locks in a Front Facelock, but Khali stands out. Khali connects with a Brain Chop for the win.
Winner: The Great Khali via pinfall
Mark Henry comes to the ring, throwing Titus into the barricade. Mark gets in the ring, staring with Khali. Khali begins to attack Henry, and is taken down to one knee. Mark reverses a Punjabi Plunge, following with the World’s Strongest Slam to Khali.
Henry has a mic, saying the Hall of Pain is now open. Henry says he is bent on destruction. Mark asks if there are any questions. Henry says Khali, Titus, Mysterio and Sin Cara didn’t have any questions. Henry says if they had any, he answered every single one of them. Henry says that is what he does. Henry says everything could have been avoided. Mark says it could have been avoided, because Booker T left Henry out of the Elimination Chamber Match. Henry says that was a critical time to overlook him. Henry says he is not to be looked over, and wants an explanation. Henry calls out Booker, saying if he doesn’t come out he will come back there and destroy the entire roster. Booker walks out. Booker says Henry can’t attack people and attempt to impress people. Booker says it isn’t going down like that. Henry says there isn’t any room, but if Booker doesn’t make room he will for himself. Henry says that means he will injury enough people to where he is the only man in the Chamber. Booker says Henry has been out 9 months, and wants to know if he can still go. Booker says if Henry can beat someone from the Chamber tonight, he will also be put in the match. Booker puts Henry in a match against Randy Orton.
Big Show is talking to his driver as he polishes his tour bus. Show begins complaining about his steak is cooked. Show says he want him to cook his steak how he likes it, and clean the toilet which he says is clogged. Show walks to the back of the arena, as Alberto comes out after Show leaves. Del Rio looks at the bus, shaking his head.
Kane is in the ring. Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Big Show vs. 1/2 WWE Tag Team Champions Kane
Kane throws fists to Show, but is whipped into the corner. Show has his knee kicked in by Kane, followed by a Low Dropkick. Show rolls to the floor, as Kane follows. Kane is thrown into the steel steps, and back into the ring. Show smashes Kane’s leg against the ring post from the outside. Show elbows the inside of Kane’s leg, pulling on the legs. Kane kicks Show away, but is taken out with a Spear.
Show connects with a Slingshot Body Drop from the corner. Pin, but a kick out. Show goes for it again, but Kane rolls out of the way. Kane and Show connects with fists in the middle of the ring. Show goes for a Chokeslam, as Kane does the same. Show kicks the leg of Kane and runs the ropes. Kane connects with a DDT. Kane goes top rope, connecting with a Lariat. Kane tweaks his knee on the fall, and is taken out with a KO Punch.
Winner: Big Show via pinfall
Alberto appears on the Titantron, saying he wonder what he would do when he was suspended. Del Rio says he could make a new friend, it being Show’s driver. Del Rio says he was told everything, and decided to make some changes to the tour bus. Show goes out to the back. Show sees his bus has the back wheels taken off. Show then has orange paint dumped on him. Show begins yelling about his bus, as Alberto rides away on a truck with Ricardo driving. Show begins crying hysterically.
Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring. Justin Gabriel is in the ring.
Jack Swagger vs. Justin Gabriel
They lock up, as Swagger begins kneeing Justin in the gut from the corner. Justin is Body Slammed, as he rolls to the apron. Just flips over Swagger, rolling him up. Kick out. Swagger takes Justin out with a Lariat. Swagger connects with a Hip Toss, following with a Swagger Bomb. Swagger charges towards a cornered Gabriel, but is keicked. Swagged is taken to the floor, with Justin on the apron. Swagger is kicked in the face. Gabriel goes to jump off the ropes, but Swagger pulls his leg smashing Justin’s face into the apron. Swagger takes out Justin’s leg, following with a Gutwrench Powerbomb. Jack finishes with a Patriot Act for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger via submission
A Fandango vignette is shown.
3MB is in the ring. Tensai is in the ring.
Drew McIntyre w/ Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal vs. Tensai
Drew attacks Tensai into the corner, connecting with a Lariat. Drew follows with a Big Boot. Pin, but a kick out. Drew stomps on Tensai, slapping him in the face. Tensai follows with headbutts in the corner. Tensai connects with a Double Chokebomb, but is attacked by Heath and Jinder.
Winner: Tensai via disqualification
Brodus Clay makes the save, throwing Jinder to the floor. Tensai throws Drew to the floor. Both Clay and Tensai throw Heath to the floor. Clay asks Tensai to dance, as he says no. Tensai gives in, dancing with Clay, Cameron and Naomi.
Sin Cara is in the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring.
United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Sin Cara
They lock up, as Cesaro connects with an STO. Cesaro grabs Cara’s legs, as he jumps up. Cara connects with an Arm Drag, going for another off the top rope. Cesaro trips him, following with a Gut Wrench Suplex. Cesaro stomps on Cara’s chest. Cesaro throws kicks to Cara’s back, locking in a Headlock. Cesaro throws Cara into the corner, but connects with a Sunset Flip Powerbomb reversing Cesaro. Cara jumps off the top rope, but is hit with a European Uppercut. Cesaro follows with a Neutralizer for the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro via pinfall
Randy Orton is backstage being asked about Mark Henry. Orton says Henry has been on the shelf for 9 months, and thinks he can get whatever he wants. Orton says Henry will reach a roadblock in him, but will have to be the World’s Luckiest Man to beat him. Orton says if he isn’t careful, he may put him back on the shelf.
Miz is backstage being interviewed about Brock Lesnar. Miz says he has been through a lot in WWE, facing the baddest Superstars. Miz says he saw something different when looking at Brock Lesnar. Antonio Cesaro interrupts. Cesaro says Miz is a typical American, sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong and then complaining about it. Miz punches Cesaro, as they begin fighting. They are broken up by refs.
The Shield is shown attacking their past victims, attempting to restore justice. Brad Maddox is in the ring, saying Paul Heyman was exposed. Maddox says he will teach the Shield about the Shield, not John Cena. The Shield comes to the ring, saying they think Brad Maddox doesn’t believe in the Shield. Maddox is taken out with a Triple Powerbomb. Cena’s music plays, but he comes in through the crowd with Sheamus and Ryback. The Shield tries to run to the back, but the roster blocks their path. The Shield are attacked in the ring, as they retreat.
In a WWE.com exclusive, John Cena declares a match where he, Sheamus and Ryback will face The Shield.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Mark Henry makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
They lock up, as Orton is backed into the corner. Henry backs up, missing with the Lariat. Orton connects with one of his own to a cornered Henry. Mark throws a back elbow to Orton’s face, kicking his chest. Henry throws Orton to the floor, as he follows. Henry clubs Orton’s back with a forearm. Henry picks up Orton, going to slam him into the ring post. Orton reverses, throwing Henry into the steel post. Henry gets back into the ring, throwing Orton in the corner. Orton sits on the top rope, hitting Henry’s chest. Henry pushes Orton off the top rope with a fist. Henry rolls Orton back in the ring and pins. Kick out. Henry stands all his weight onto Orton’s chest. Henry locks in a claw on Randy’s shoulder. Orton elbows out, but is headbutt. Orton is whipped into the corner, and is hit with a Lariat, followed by a Dropkick. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton calls for an RKO, but Henry reverses into a corner Splash. Henry connects with the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner and Entrant in Elimination Chamber Match: Mark Henry via pinfall