WWE Elimination Chamber Results – February 23, 2014
WWE Elimination Chamber 2014
The usual kick-ass video package airs to kick-off the pay-per-view portion of tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 event, which emanates live from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The focus of the video package is strongly centered around the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Randy Orton, as well as “the face of WWE” stuff involving The Authority, and then the actual Elimination Chamber itself.
The video package wraps up and the pyro explodes. Michael Cole welcomes us to the final pay-per-view stop on the road to WrestleMania XXX. He talks about the building in Minneapolis being sold out for tonight’s show where we will determine the main event for WrestleMania. The bell rings and it’s time to get right to the action.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big E. (c) vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
Lilian Garcia announces that our opening contest is one fall and is for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The Real Americans’ theme music hits and out comes Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. Colter asks for the music to be cut off. He talks about the “E” in “Big E.” standing for “enough.” He runs down Big E. some more as they make their way down the aisle and to the ring. He finishes with his “we the people” tag-line as we get a glimpse of the commentary team. Cole, JBL and Lawler talk about how ridiculous Colter’s comments were as Big E.’s theme music hits. The WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring as we are quickly introduced to the Spanish announce team for tonight.
We see Colter giving some final advice to Swagger before the bell rings. The bell sounds now and our first PPV match of the evening is officially underway. Big E. muscles Swagger into the corner. The two break. He does it again and this time Swagger blasts Big E. in the mid-section with a big knee. Both guys hit the ropes and Big E. blasts Swagger with a big shoulder tackle. Swagger rolls out to the floor to recover. Colter tells Swagger to “do what we talked about.”
Swagger rolls back into the ring and starts firing away at Big E. with punches. Big E. reverses Swagger and hits him with a huge belly-to-belly suplex. And another. Big E. whips Swagger into the corner and once again Swagger rolls out to the floor. This time, however, BIg E. follows him out. Big E. bounces Swagger’s head into the steel steps. Colter gets in Big E.’s face to distract him. The distraction almost works, but ultimately doesn’t as Big E. reversed Swagger’s cheap-shot attempt and threw him into the steps.
Back in the ring. Swagger eventually starts to mount some offense. Swagger yanks Big E. off the apron and Big E. crashes shoulder-first onto the ground. Back in the ring, Swagger continues to work over Big E. Big E. tries to make a comeback, but when he comes off the ropes, Swagger blasts him with a big boot to the face. Swagger appears to be firmly in control of the I-C champ at this point.
Both guys knock each other down and the referee begins his double-count. Swagger makes it back to his feet, as does Big E. Big E. charges after Swagger but Swagger moves and Big E. goes shoulder-first through the turnbuckle and smashes into the ring post. Swagger puts the boots to Big E. as a loud “we the people” chant breaks out. It gains momentum and now everyone in the building seems to be chanting it.
Big E. starts fighting back with a couple of kicks. He follows those up with a few big clotheslines. Big E. seems to be gaining momentum until Swagger catches Big E. coming off the ropes with a big spinebuster.
Swagger works over Big E. for a couple of seconds, but out of nowhere, Big E. spears Swagger through the ropes and the momentum was so great that both guys went out to the floor. Back in the ring, Big E. hits a big splash on Swagger for a near fall.
Big E. goes to the top rope. Swagger cuts him off. Big E. knocks Swagger off. Swagger runs up and in one motion hits a belly-to-belly suplex off the top, ala Kurt Angle. Swagger nails Big E. with a big boot. Swagger locks BIg E. in the Patriot Lock submission hold. Big E. tries to escape but Swagger keeps it on. Finally, Big E. powers out of the hold. With both guys back on their feet, Big E. runs through Swagger. Big E. pulls the straps down, calling for the Big Ending. Before he can do anything, Swagger grabs his leg from the ground and re-applies the Patriot Lock. Big E. eventually escapes again and immediately counters and hits Swagger with his Big Ending finisher. 1-2-3. Big E. wins and retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E.
After The Match: Bad News Barrett
After the match ends, we see some highlights of what was actually a pretty good little match. As Big E. celebrates in the ring, Bad News Barrett pops up on hs podium. He tells us that he’s afraid he’s got some bad news for “us Americans.” He talks about how Russia has won more gold medals than us in the Olympic games. He says we’re going to have to wait for four years to do anything about it. He says Europe proves once again that they have superiority over Americans in sports.
Hulk Hogan Return Hype
A quick video package airs promoting Hulk Hogan’s return to WWE on tomorrow night’s RAW. A lot of the media attention his return announcement generated is shown, ending with a plug for his return on RAW.
Byron Saxton Interviews Daniel Bryan
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with Daniel Bryan. Bryan’s shoulder is heavily taped up, as we saw clips from RAW and SmackDown of Kane injuring Bryan’s shoulder were just shown. Saxton asks Bryan about tonight’s match. Bryan asks a series of questions, all of which end with the answer “Yes!” The fans in the arena are popping and chanting “Yes!” with him. He finishes by leading them in a “Yes!” chant.
WWE Tag-Team Championships
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. The Usos
“Oh you didn’t know?” Road Dogg and Billy Gunn make their way to the ring. Road Dogg does his usual thing on the mic. It’s almost time for tonight’s WWE Tag-Team Championship match. After Road Dogg finishes up his usual stuff, The Usos music hits and they make their way to the ring. The bell sounds and our second PPV match of the evening is officially underway.
Billy Gunn starts things off with Jimmy Uso. Gunn is getting the better of Jimmy early on. Gunn continues to get the better of Jimmy as the fans try and rally behind The Usos with “Us-O” chants. Jimmy starts using his speed and it helps him get the upper-hand on Gunn. The Usos both end up in the ring with Gunn and Road Dogg out on the floor. The Usos run to do their usual dive, but Road Dogg and Gunn cleverly get out of the way.
Road Dogg is the legal man for the New Age Outlaws now and Jey Uso immediately starts working him over. Uso mocks Road Dogg’s juke-and-jive type punch-spot. Road Dogg ends up taking out the leg of Jey and now The Outlaws are back in control of the offensive flow of the contest. Road Dogg messes with Jimmy on the apron and then mocks them with a strut. Road Dogg throws Jey out to the floor and Gunn beats him up some outside of the ring.
Road Dogg tags Gunn back into the match. Road Dogg yells “that’s old school, punk!” He screwed up with that one, because as soon as the Minneapolis fans heard the word “punk” they immediately broke out into a defeaning “CM Punk, CM Punk” chant. Meanwhile, Road Dogg is back in the ring as the legal man now and has Uso on the mat in a headlock. Gunn tags back in, but Uso makes the tag to Jimmy.
Jimmy Uso takes the hot tag and is now hitting anything that moves. Road Dogg and Gunn join up outside the ring to regain their composure. Jimmy flies over the top and hits a big splash on The Outlaws on the floor. Back in the ring, Uso and Gunn are the legal men. After some interference, Gunn is able to roll Uso up out of nowhere for the pinfall. 1-2-3. The New Age Outlaws retain the gold.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws
After The Match: Bad News Barrett Part 2
After the match, Bad News Barrett pops up again. His podium doesn’t raise this time, however, leading Barrett to point out that he’s down at our level to deliver some bad news to Daniel Bryan fans. He says that Bryan won’t be winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight, and because the fans are fickle fans they’ll turn on him and start chanting “No! No! No!” again. They boo him and that’s pretty much it for that segment.
WWE Network Tutorial
The announce team run down another WWE Network tutorial. They have Lawler again demonstrate via his iPad how easy the WWE Network is to navigate. As they’re running down the plug, the fans in Minneapolis break out into another “CM Punk, CM Punk” chant.