Location: Toledo, OH
Date: January 31, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
Welcome to this week’s SmackDown!
The show begins with a highlight of the events of Raw. The Authority address the Royal Rumble PPV and the upcoming Elimination Chamber. Daniel Bryan speaks of being denied his chance in the Royal Rumble, but expects to be in the Elimination Chamber Match. Bryan is ambushed by the Shield, but Sheamus and Cena make the save. During the Six Man Qualifying Match, The Wyatt Family attack the team of faces, but they still qualify for the Chamber. The Shield lose it being denied the chance to being in the match.
The Shield make their way to the ring. Ambrose says the Elimination Chamber is a match custom made for them. Dean says The Authority and Randy Orton know that if they were in that match, one of the three would have walked out WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Dean and Roman get into an argument about who they think would have won the match. Ambrose says he isn’t sorry for trying to throw him out, and Roman says he isn’t sorry for actually doing it. Dean and Roman get in each other’s faces. Seth breaks it up, saying this is their yard and they have intruders. Rollins says the Wyatts are the reason why they aren’t in the match. Seth says the must be dealt with. Rollins says Dean is the best United States Champion, and no one has the guts to challenge him for it and Roman is the strongest, prying Cena’s hands open. Dean says they will give them the new world that they want, and will wipe the group off the face of the Earth. Vickie Guerrero interrupts.
Guerrero says that is a match that no one dreamed could happen. Guerrero is about to make the match official, but Triple H interrupts.
Triple H makes his way to the ring. Triple H says the Wyatts cost them a chance at the World Championship, but tells the three to let it go. Triple H says there is nothing to gain for them. Triple H says there is only loss and more problems in this. Seth tells Triple H to look at it from his point of view. Triple H says it wasn’t a request, and tells them to let it go. Roman gets in Triple H’s face, saying he doesn’t understand. Reigns says they aren’t asking for his approval. Triple H says if that match if going to go down, he might as well profit from it. Triple H asks everyone if that is what they want. Triple H makes the match official, The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family at the Elimination Chamber.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring.
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Antonio Cesaro w/ Zeb Colter vs. Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro connects with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro is rolled up, but kicks out. Cesaro does a Sunset Flip, but the two trade pins while kicking out of each. Ziggler connects with a Fameasser and pins, but Cesaro kicks out and rolls to the floor. Ziggler follows, as he catches a boot. Cesaro is thrown back into the ring, as he goes for a Crossbody. Cesaro catches him, and does a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro throws Ziggler into the corner, and follows up with a Butterfly Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro is hit with fists, as Ziggler runs the ropes. Cesaro connects with a Clothesline, as Ziggler falls to the floor.
Cesaro has a Headlock on Ziggler. Dolph stands out, connecting with a Chin Breaker. Cesaro misses with a Clothesline, but is hit with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler goes for a whip, cut Cesaro holds the ropes and connects with two elbows. Cesaro goes for a whip, as Ziggler reverses into a Sleeper Hold. Cesaro reverses that into a Gutwrench Suplex. Ziggler is popped up, but Ziggler reverses into a DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler goes for a Zig Zag, but is thrown into the mat. Cesaro grabs him, and does 7 swings with a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro connects with a Neutralizer for the win.
Winner and Elimination Chamber Participant: Antonio Cesaro (Pinfall)
A WWE Countdown teaser is shown.
Fandango makes his way to the ring. Xavier Woods is in the ring.
Fandango vs. Xavier Woods
They lock up, as Fandango is taken against the ropes. Fandango connects with a shoulder. Woods connects with a Dropkick and pins. Kick out. Woods connects with chops, and goes for a Wheelbarrow, but Fandango reverses it into a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Fandango locks in a Headlock, but Woods gets out. Fandango whips him into the corner, but Woods rolls into a Wheelbarrow Facebuster. Woods connects with jabs, and a Discus Elbow. Woods connects with a Running Front Dropkick. Fandango is sent to the floor, as Woods connects with a Somersault Plancha. On the floor, Summer Rae smashes Emma’s sign. Emma grabs another, as in the ring, Fandango connects with a Falcon Arrow.
Winner: Fandango (Pinfall)
Fandango goes to attack Woods, but R-Truth off commentary connects with a Suplex Stunner. The group dances after the match.
Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil) vs. Rybaxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel)
Young takes Axel to the mat, but is put in a Hammerlock. Young reverses, but eats an elbow. Axel drives Young into the corner, and tags Ryback. Young connects with elbows, but Ryback throws Darren to the floor. Axel goes for an attack, but Young takes him out. Ryback connects with a Meathook as he gets in the ring. Axel is tagged, as he connects with a Hangman’s Facebuster.
Winners: Rybaxel (Pinfall)
After the match, Titus goes up to a bloody Darren, and starts yelling at him. Titus walks away, as Young gets a mic. Darren says they are more than a team and are like family. Young takes the mic, saying ever since he tagged with Darren it is the first time he has been a loser. Titus says he came to the WWE to be a champion. Titus says he is getting rid of the dead weight of Darren Young. Titus hits a Big Boot, and starts throwing punches. Titus throws him to the floor, but continues the attack. Titus throws Darren into the barricade.
A Jake “The Snake” Roberts Hall of Fame video is shown.
An Alexander Rusev vignette is shown.
Christian makes his return and comes to the ring. Jack Swagger is already in the ring.
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Christian vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
They lock up, as Christian is backed into the corner. Swagger whips Christian, but eats a boot. Christian goes for a Crossbody, but Swagger catches him and throws him to the floor. Swagger follows, and connects with a running knee to Christian against the barricade. Christian is thrown into the ring, as Swagger pins. Kick out. Swagger locks in a Seated Waist Lock, but Christian stands out with elbows. Christian is thrown into the corner, but Swagger is slapped across the face. Christian runs to him, but is kneed in the gut. Swagger connects with a Swagger Bomb and pins, but a kick out. Swagger stands on Christian and puts him in the corner. Swagger throws knees to the gut. Swagger seats Christian on the top rope, as he follows him up. Jack is kicked away, and hit with a Tornado DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Christian connects with more slaps, but sends Swagger into the ropes. Christian goes to the floor, and slaps him. Swagger is then snapped into the ropes. Christian connects with a Missile Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Christian goes to the second rope, and connects with a Flashpoint. Swagger connects with a Gutwrench Powerbomb and pins. Kick out. Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Christian kicks him. Christian rolls him up, but a kick out. Swagger reverses a Killswitch into a pop up and then a Patriot Lock. Christian rolls him up, as Swagger kick out. Christian jumps to the apron, dodging Swagger. Christian pushes Swagger off the top rope, and connects with a Frog Splash.
Winner and Elimination Chamber Participant: Christian (Pinfall)
Backstage, Renee interviews Christian about earning his shot at the Chamber. Christian says since his time off, with all the miles he has put on his body, his window of opportunity is closing. Christian says he is desperate, but will use that to be dangerous.
Kofi Kingston is in the ring. Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring.
Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow
Kingston grabs a Waist Lock, but Sandow goes for a pin. Kick out. Sandow connects with a Russian Legsweep, and pins again. Kick out. Sandow is kicked by Kofi, but whips him. Sandow connects with a knee. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow locks in an Ab Stretch, but Kofi gets out. Sandow rolls Kofi up, but eats a knee to the face. Kofi fires up, and jumps to the corner. Kingston misses with a Crossbody, as Sandow pins. Kick out. Kingston misses with a Trouble in Paradise, as Sandow goes to the Terminus. Kingston reverses into the SOS for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston (Pinfall)
The New Age Outlaws make their way to the ring. Cody Rhodes and Goldust are in the ring.
WWE tag team champion Road Dogg vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock up, as Rhodes backs James into the corner. Jesse connects with a kick and jabs. Rhodes connects with a Clothesline and pins, but a kick out. Rhodes rolls to the floor, but gets back in. Rhodes locks in a Hammerlock, and whips Dogg. Rhodes is kicked in the injured arm. James puts Rhodes’ arm in the ropes, and tears at the tape. James locks in a Fujiwara Armbar, and then a Dragon Screw Whip to Rhodes’ arm. Rhodes is thrown into the corner by his arm. Rhodes tries to fight away, but to no avail. Rhodes is whipped to the corner, but he does a roll up. Pin, but a kick out. James runs the ropes, as both fall to a shoulder. Rhodes misses with a Clothesline, but connects with a High Knee. Rhodes connects with an Uppercut, and then a kick to the mid section. Rhodes connects with a Missile Dropkick. Gunn and Dust fight on the floor, as Gunn eats a Disaster Kick. Rhodes is rolled up, but does the same to Road Dogg for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes (Pinfall)
Both teams fight with each other, as The Brotherhood stand tall in the ring.
A Monday Night Wars teaser is shown.
The Wyatts cut a promo on the Titantron. Wyatt says he likes the ideas of war and justice. Wyatt says war is his favorite. Harper says they reap what they sow, and the Shield picked a beautiful hill to die on. Wyatt says they might just like what’s on their side.
Sheamus, Mysterio and Bryan make their way to the ring.
The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Rey Mysterio
Sheamus and Rollins start off, as they lock up. Sheamus does a Side Headlock Takeover, and shoulders Seth across the ring. Reigns is tagged, as they lock up. Roman gets a Headlock, and tackles Sheamus to the mat. Roman connects with punches to Sheamus in the corner. Roman whips him, and goes for an Arm Drag, but is hit with a Lariat. Sheamus kicks Roman in the back, and does a Neckbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus is hit across the face, as Dean tags. Ambrose throws a flurry of strikes. Dean whips Sheamus, but is clubbed on the back. Sheamus connects with a High Knee to Ambrose and puts him on the apron. Sheamus connects with clubs across the chest.
Bryan has Rollins in a Romero Special, and puts him in a Dragon Sleeper. Seth gets out, but Mysterio is tagged. Rey kicks Rollins in the head, and pins. Kick out. Rollins whips Mysterio to the corner, but is kicked in the head. Rey does a Headscissors Takeover, and sends Rollins in the ropes. Ambrose tags, as he reverses Mysterio’s Wheelbarrow into a Facebuster. Roman is tagged, as he does a Wish Bone with Dean. Ambrose pins, but a kick out. Roman throws Mysterio to the floor. Reigns follows, and throws him into the barricade. Reigns throws him back in and pins. Kick out, as Rollins is tagged. Seth stomps on Rey, and chokes him in the ring. Rollins connects with a Knee Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Rollins sits Mysterio on the corner, and follows him up. Rollins goes for a Suplex, but Mysterio fights out. Seth gets an Electric Chair, but is sent into the turnbuckles. Byran and Reigns are tagged. Daniel connects with kicks, but is whipped into the corner. Daniel comes out with a backflip and connects with a Larait. Daniel connects with kicks to the chest, but misses with a Roundhouse. Roman is sent over the top rope, as Daniel connects with a Suicide Dive. Daniel runs in the ring, and dives to Dean. Seth in the ring is hit with a Backbreaker. Reigns connects with a Superman Punch to Sheamus. Daniel connects with a Missile Dropkick and locks in the Yes Lock. Dean and Sheamus fight to the floor, as Ambrose is hit with a Brouge Kick. Mysterio connects with a Seated Senton and a Dropkick. Daniel knees Rollins on the floor, as Roman goes for a Powerbomb. Roman is set up for a 619, but is split in two with a Spear.
Winners: The Shield (Pinfall)