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Recap of last week on Raw, with the HHH/Undertaker non-spoken finale.
Tonight: A six-pack challenge to deteremine the last entry in the Raw Eliminaion Chamber.
Out comes Triple H in a suit, to his music. He runs down John Laurinaitis. Then talks about the Undertaker. Taker is the only guy that can give Triple H “that feeling” and he felt it when the music hit last week. He thinks the Undertaker isn’t at the top of his game anymore and declines the challenge for Mania. Triple H ends by saying he’d have to “finish it” which might be what the Undertaker wants, but he’s not going to do it. His music plays, but then stops, then the arena goes black. A video shows on the Titantron with highlights of last year, and the Undertaker sitting and watching them. He doesn’t want to be remembered for being taken out in a stretcher in his last match, even if he won it.
Recap of what we just witnessed between HHH and the Undertaker.
The Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan w/His Girlfriend AJ
This is a rematch of a rematch. Doesn’t seem to be for the title. Goes for about 2 minutes then we hit a
And we are back and it’s the Big Show on offense on the smaller Bryan. His frieghtend girlfriend AJ tends to him as Show follows to the floor. But Bryan attacks from behind and regains control. They brawl a bit, but Show gets the better of Bryan, so Bryan walks off. He gets counted out.
Winner: The Big Show (by countout)
After the match, Bryan cuts a promo from the entranceway, calling the Big Show a coward for attacking AJ. He will win at Elimination Chamber.
Wrestlemania music video
Backstage, someone drives into the arena in a NASCAR. He comes out, it’s a Nascar guy and he invites John Cena to be the race-starter of the Daytona 500. Did you guys see that Sega’s classic DAYTONA USA was re-released in HD recently?
Long promo about the Elimination Chamber.
David Otunga comes out to cut a promo. He is wearing his sweater vest outfit and has a metal portable coffee cup – hey i have one like that! Coffee rules! Anyway he thinks John Laurinaitis should keep his job. Justin Roberts gets on the mic and says COO Triple H has made a match.
Sheamus vs. David Otunga
It goes about two minutes and it’s what we’d call a total SQUASH.
Chris Jericho comes out for the 10PM hour and he cuts a full promo. Everyone in the back has stolen his gimmick – The Miz dresses in a suit and talks slow, Kofi Kingston does cool moves… Dolph Ziggler comes out with Vickie but HE came out with Stephanie McMahon when he defended the Undisputed Champion. The worst offender is of course CM Punk, who wrongly refers to himself as the best in the world. Jericho explains it’s the end of the world as you know it because “he’s coming back to claim what’s mine”. Weak. Cult of Personality plays, and CM Punk comes out with a mic and a grin. He walks to the ring, smiles at Jericho, then turns around and stands there. Then walks out.
Wade Barrett & Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton & The Great Khali
Large amount of Smackdown guys wrestling tonight. Randy works to start, and does most of the match. He gets in some offense to start, then the heels beat him down for a couple minutes. Orton makes his own comeback with the hanging DDT on Cody but Khali blind-tags Randy from behind and comes into the ring. Khali hits the CHOP OF DOOM on Cody for the clean(!) pin.
Winners: Orton & Khali
After the match, Randy is upset at the blind tag and Khali eats an RKO. Play Randy’s music!
Cole & Lawler talk about The Rock and John Cena – ON TWITTER
Video segment on John Cena
Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox & Tamina vs. Beth Phoenix, Natalya & The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie)
For the record the face team came out to Eve’s music and the heels to Beth’s. I’m guessing a Kharma run-in here. But I’m wrong, and after about 1 minute, Tamina hits a Superfly Splash on a Bella for the pin.
Winners: Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox & Tamina
Tonight – The Rock on the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno. Do we have a clip? We do!
Backstage, John Laurinaitis and Triple H chat – the board is making the decision about Laurinaitis’ job on Tuesday morning, so for now he’s still EVP of Talent Relations and Interim GM of Raw. Laurinaitis claims he will have Shawn Michaels to appear on Raw next week. He makes Cena/Kane in an ambulance match for the Elimination Chamber PPV, then Hunter makes a joke about Laurinaitis’ career flat-lining.
Cole plugs WWE.com for 10AM ET Tuesday for the decision about John Laurinaitis. Interesting tactic. Why not Follow Pulse Wrestling on Twitter for all the news you can handle!
Video package of HHH/Undertaker. Tons of long videos tonight.
John Laurinaitis talks to Josh Matthews backstage and questions HHH turning down the Undertaker’s challenge. Does the board want someone cowardly running Raw?
Six-Pack Challenge Match
R-Truth vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
The rules are such that all six guys are in the ring at once. We do R Truth’s intro then take a
Make sure to check out The Rabblecast on Wednesday as they will have SAMI CALLIHAN as their special guest
And we’re back and all the entrances take about 5 minutes. Finally the match starts, and everyone is brawling and such. Stories early in the match include Jericho hiding on the floor and picking his spot. The ring clears out to just Dolph Ziggler and we’re going to take a break, but CM Punk attacks Ziggler as we fade…
During the break, R Truth takes a bad fall to the floor and the refs are taking him to the back, so this is now a FIVE PACK CHALLENGE. In the ring, Punk is on offense, going for a tap-out on Miz but it’s broken up. Match continues with everyone taking turns on offense and getting near-falls. Towards 11pm all the guys are down in the ring (about 10 minutes into the match) and the pins continue. Jericho and Kofi have a long sequence and Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, but Punk breaks it up. Ziggler comes in and goes at it with Punk, but Punk hits Go To Sleep. Punk covers, but Jericho pulls him to the floor. Jericho goes back in, covers Ziggler and steals the pin.
So Chris Jericho will be the last man into the Elimination Chamber match for the Raw title. Jericho grabs the title belt and celebrates with it, as Punk recovers near the announce tables. Then we hear a girl screaming…
Oh it’s Eve, and she’s being threatened by Kane backstage. They talk about Cena embracing the hate. For the first time in his life, Kane is afraid – OF HIMSELF.
This was not quite last week’s show.