WWE Week in Review: Edition #146
February 13, 2011- February 19, 2011
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WWE Week In Preview
Monday Night RAW
The Host of WrestleMania To Be Revealed
Eve Torres © Vs. Natalya
Final Build To WWE Elimination Chamber
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov Vs. Primo & Zack Ryder
Friday Night SmackDown
600th Episode of SmackDown Celebration
Official Coronation of New World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler
12-Man Tag Match:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton, R-Truth, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio Vs. CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, King Sheamus, Kane, & Wade Barrett
Final Build To WWE Elimination Chamber
Six nights before WWE Elimination Chamber, the 925th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live on Valentine’s Day, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. One week after WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon returned to RAW to make the major announcement that, for the first time in WWE history, there will be a Guest Host present for the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, RAW would see the big reveal as to who the individual will be to be the Guest Host of WrestleMania! Plus, after losing the Divas Championship in a controversial Fatal 4-Way Match at the Royal Rumble, Natalya would be looking to regain the gold as she challenges Eve Torres for the Divas Title!
Monday Night RAW (February 14, 2011)
Good Week For: The Rock (for the first time in seven years, was live in a WWE ring and will serve as the Host of WrestleMania)
Bad Week For: John Cena (thanks to interference from The New Nexus, lost to CM Punk, and was mocked by the returning Rock)
Detailed Results Follow…
Before going one-on-one with the leader of The New Nexus, CM Punk, in a big time opening match, the show kicks off with the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena, who proclaims that it is a big night because they are going to find out who the Guest Host of WrestleMania will be! Cena then runs through some names that could possibly be the Guest Host, naming people like Lady Gaga, Sammy from Jersey Shore, or even RAW commentator Michael Cole! Cena cites that Mr. McMahon stated last week that the Guest Host of WrestleMania would be someone who has had a “special moment” before, saying that Michael Cole has a “special moment” whenever he gets a “sensual, late night email” from the anonymous General Manager of RAW! Cena continues by saying that Cole has a “special attraction” to both WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley, which is a “love triangle” and states that Cole is “all over” something that has “never been seen before” because they have never seen “any absolute proof” that Cole is actually a “man” because Cole looks like a “Ken doll”! Cena then turns his attention to WWE Elimination Chamber as Cena states that, after the 2010 he had as a “slave” for the original Nexus and being fired and ultimately rehired, he deserves a WrestleMania moment! Cena then states that the “great thing” about the Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday is that New Nexus leader CM Punk is the “only one” who can enter the Elimination Chamber! Cena is then interrupted by the arrival of the leader of The New Nexus himself, CM Punk, who states that he does not “need” The New Nexus to win inside the Elimination Chamber and he does not “need” The New Nexus to beat John Cena! Punk then calls Michael Cole a “good Samaritan” and states that he does not need the fans because he is a “good person” and says that “good things happen to good people”!
After their war of words, the opening match of the night would see two of the participants in this Sunday’s RAW Elimination Chamber Match face off as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena would go one-on-one with the leader of The New Nexus, CM Punk, in a match where the anonymous RAW General Manager made the ruling that “there must be a winner” as the rest of The New Nexus is banned from ringside, as well as the other Elimination Chamber Match participants for, if they interfere, they will be taken out of the Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday and, if members of The New Nexus interfere, then CM Punk will be taken out of the Elimination Chamber Match! During the match, CM Punk would grab the top rope to avoid being hit with the Attitude Adjustment and, after being knocked to the outside by John Cena, a New Nexus armband-wearing arm would appear from under the ring as a member of The New Nexus would give a steel chair to Punk, who would slide the chair in the ring to distract the referee while The New Nexus member would slide a steel wrench to Punk, as Punk would blast Cena with the wrench before re-entering the ring and delivering the GTS to Cena en route to picking up the win! How will John Cena respond to losing in this manner? What will happen when both John Cena and CM Punk are two of six participants locked in the Elimination Chamber this Sunday?
Forty-eight days before his date with “destiny” at WrestleMania, where he will face the World Heavyweight Champion, whoever that may be following this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Match for the gold, the winner of the 2011 Royal Rumble Match, Alberto Del Rio, would make an appearance on RAW as Del Rio states that it does not matter to him who is the World Heavyweight Champion this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber because it is his “destiny” to be the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania! Alberto Del Rio is then interrupted by the arrival of the World Heavyweight Champion himself, Edge, who states that he has been too busy beating Dolph Ziggler the last couple of weeks, but recently remembered getting blasted with a guitar two weeks ago on RAW and he has his own “destiny”! Edge would then attack Del Rio and would get ready to blast the Royal Rumble winner with the Spear, but Del Rio’s persona ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, would distract Edge long enough for Del Rio to escape the ring and Del Rio would get a shot in on the arm of Edge, but Edge would bounce back by delivering the Spear to Del Rio, sending Del Rio off of the ring apron! As Edge celebrated in the ring with his World Heavyweight Title, Edge is interrupted by the screeching voice of his ex-wife, the acting General Manager of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero makes the shocking proclamation that there will be an Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Title this Sunday night, but she is there to introduce the “new World Heavyweight Champion”, her boyfriend Dolph Ziggler! This comes as a result of Edge using the banned Spear, as well as having Packers linebacker Clay Matthews count the pinfall in the match, in the title defense this past Friday on SmackDown! Vickie would then announce that they will have the “official coronation” of new World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler this Friday night on the 600th Episode of SmackDown before making the even more shocking announcement that Edge is not only losing the World Heavyweight Title, but he is losing his “job”, because she has “proof” that Edge is the one who attacked Theodore Long a number of weeks ago! Can Edge really be the one who attacked Theodore Long and caused Long severe head trauma? Is Edge really fired from the WWE?
The third, and most revealing, mysterious promo would then air as the same lone house in the middle of nowhere would be shown as a storm raged outside the house, but inside the house, the familiar figure and black attire of the one and only “Phenom” of the WWE is shown passing by the window before “The Deadman” is shown standing in front of the window as three candles are mysteriously blown and the cloaked figure is shown outside in the rain once again before the date, 2.21.11, would appear again! All signs point to the return of the one and only Undertaker, but what does “The Deadman” have in store when he returns on next week’s RAW?
Then it was time for the Lumberjill Match for the Divas Title as, with Divas Melina, Maryse, Alicia Fox, Tamina, Gail Kim, & The Bella Twins surrounding the ring, Natalya would get her rematch for the gold as she would challenge Eve Torres for the Divas Championship! In the end, it was Eve Torres countering a roll-up attempt by Natalya into a pin of her own to pick up the win to retain the Divas Title, followed by a post-match handshake between the two Divas!
Backstage, The Bella Twins would be ridiculing the Divas Champion Eve Torres moments after her title retention as The Bellas would tell Eve that she would not have retained the Divas Title had she defended against them! One of The Bella Twins then grabs Eve by the throat, prompting a brawl between the Divas that would grab the attention of Gail Kim and Natalya who would get involved in the brawl!
One week after attacking King Sheamus following allegations of insults, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry was set for action on RAW, but on his way to the ring, Henry would be attacked from behind by King Sheamus before getting laid out with the Brogue Kick by Sheamus! King Sheamus would then proclaim that his attack on Mark Henry was a “reminder” to the Elimination Chamber participants this Sunday night before stating that he will deliver an even bigger “reminder” later on when he goes one-on-one with Randy Orton! King Sheamus would then see Mark Henry getting to his feet and would deliver a second Brogue Kick to Henry! What is the status of Mark Henry following this attack? What fate awaits Randy Orton when he goes one-on-one with King Sheamus?
Six nights before he defends the WWE Championship against Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler at WWE Elimination Chamber, The Miz would be in action on RAW as WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley a guest on commentary, would go one-on-one with a familiar rival in United States Champion Daniel Bryan in a Champion Vs. Champion Match! At the end of an incredibly hard-fought match, it was The Miz coming out of nowhere with the Skull Crushing Finale on Daniel Bryan en route to picking up a big win! After the match, The Miz asks the fans if they “saw” what he did to Daniel Bryan before saying that Jerry “The King” Lawler did not see it due to the death of his mother before offering his “sincere condolences” before stating that he hopes that Jerry Lawler does not use it as an “excuse” for “losing” this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber! Who will be the WWE Champion this Sunday? Will The Miz retain or will Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler win the WWE Title for the first time in his legendary career?
One week after getting sprayed in the face and kicked in the head by New Nexus leader CM Punk, a determined John Morrison, showing the injury to his eye, would team with R-Truth to take on New Nexus members David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty, with Mason Ryan in their corner! In an intense, revenge-fueled showing by John Morrison, Morrison and R-Truth would take out Mason Ryan before Morrison delivering a knee to the face of Michael McGillicutty en route to picking up the win! After the match, Mason Ryan would try to attack Morrison & R-Truth, but the duo would fend off the attack! What will happen this Sunday night when John Morrison and R-Truth are two of the six competitors inside the Elimination Chamber? Will John Morrison get his hands on CM Punk?
RAW would also feature a special surprise Guest Star as the star of the hit series, Modern Family, as well as the upcoming WWE Studios’ film, The Chaperone, starring “The Game” Triple H as young actress Ariel Winter would make an appearance on RAW as Ariel would introduce a special Khali Kiss Cam for Valentine’s Day! The Great Khali, along with his brother and translator, Ranjin Singh, would then come out as Ranjin Singh, on behalf of The Great Khali, would show the special Khali Kiss Cam on couples in the crowd before showing a kiss between Santino Marella & Tamina and Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero before showing Ted DiBiase & Maryse on the Kiss Cam, but Maryse would refuse to kiss DiBiase and would instead kiss Yoshi Tatsu! Then the Kiss Cam would show William Regal & Zack Ryder as Regal would kiss Ryder on the cheek! Lastly, Hornswoggle would be shown coming out from under the ring as the little guy would present a box of chocolates to Ariel Winter, who responds by delivering a kiss on the cheek for Hornswoggle!
Six nights before they are two of six competitors in the Elimination Chamber Match this Sunday with a WWE Title shot in the main event of WrestleMania on the line, “The Viper” Randy Orton would go one-on-one with the 2010 King of the Ring, King Sheamus! In the end, it was Randy Orton coming out of nowhere with the RKO on King Sheamus en route to picking up the win! Immediately after the match, CM Punk & The New Nexus would rush the ring and attack Randy Orton, but John Morrison would rush out and attack CM Punk before R-Truth would emerge as well! The numbers game would overtake R-Truth & John Morrison, but John Cena would rush out and, as R-Truth and Morrison got out of the ring, Randy Orton would deliver an RKO to David Otunga, followed by another RKO to Michael McGillicutty, before Cena & Orton would work together to send Mason Ryan out of the ring! CM Punk would then try to sneak in and hit the GTS on Randy Orton, but Orton would maneuver out of the move and shove Punk right into Cena, who would deliver the Attitude Adjustment to Punk, leaving Cena and Orton standing tall in the ring! What will happen this Sunday night when John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, John Morrison, & King Sheamus square off in the Elimination Chamber Match with a shot at the WWE Champion at WrestleMania on the line?
Backstage, in the parking lot area, a limousine is shown pulling into the arena and, when the door of the limo opens, a woman’s feet and legs are shown! Who is this woman? Could it be the much talked about Host of WrestleMania?
Then it was time for the big reveal as, after a week of rampant speculation, the Host of WrestleMania would finally be revealed as, with the complete shutdown of all the lights and equipment in the arena and the shine of bright lightning on the big screen and the familiar line of “If You Smell…”, none other than the incomparable, legendary, supremely entertaining “Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment” The Rock! For the first time in seven long years, the age-defining “People’s Champion” would step foot in a WWE ring as The Rock would proclaim that “after seven long years, finally, The Rock has come back to Anaheim, which means that, finally, The Rock has come back to Monday Night RAW, which means that The Rock has come back home”! As the Honda Center absolutely resonates with chants of “Rocky”, The Rock states that he needs to tell the fans something “as Dwayne” before telling the fans that he did not come back for the “money” or to “promote a movie”, he came back for the fans as the fans never left his side for the seven years he was not in the WWE and thanks the fans before The Rock vows that he is “never, ever going away “! The Rock states that he wanted to be the Host of WrestleMania, so he called Vince McMahon and Vince told him that there is “only one man electrifying enough” to be the Host of WrestleMania and that would be Justin Bieber! The Rock then states that there is only one man who is “captivating” enough to be the Host of WrestleMania and that is The Rock! Rock then proclaims that he will be the Host of WrestleMania and, at the drop of a dime, he will “layeth the smacketh down”! The Rock then ponders who could be the recipient at WrestleMania, bringing up WWE Champion The Miz, who Rock comments on by saying that, if you have to tell everyone how “awesome” you are, then it means you “completely suck”! The Rock then states that there is one more man that he is “going to see” at WrestleMania, but before The Rock could reveal the name of the individual, the anonymous General Manager of RAW would interrupt The Rock with an email, but when commentator Michael Cole announces the email and starts to head towards the laptop station that the GM communicates through, Rock threatens Cole and tells the commentator that, if he takes “one more step” towards the laptop, he will “slap the taste” out of Cole’s mouth so hard that Cole will “never get it back”! The Rock then asks Cole if he “thinks” that he is going to allow Cole to answer an email from the GM while he is live on RAW and asks Cole if he “thinks” anyone gives a “damn” what the email says before asking Cole if that is what he “thinks”! Cole then starts to tell The Rock what he thinks and Rock interrupts Cole and states that it “doesn’t matter” what Cole thinks! The Rock then tells Cole to take off his headset and to “know your damn role and shut your damn mouth” for, if Cole does not, he will have a special picture on his Facebook page tonight at Facebook.com/DwayneJohnson as, it will be a nice picture of The Rock getting out of the ring, getting the laptop, “shining it up real nice, turning it sideways, and sticking it up Michael Cole’s candy ass”! The Rock then calls Cole a “drunk hobbit” and tells him to sit down before continuing that there is one man who he has to see “face-to-face” as it is a guy who he thought was a “cool guy” and he wished him “well” and, after he left the WWE, this individual “out of the blue” began “talking trash” about The Rock and that man is none other than John Cena! The Rock then states that the WWE has gone from the “powerful Austin 3:16” and “can you smell what The Rock is cooking?” to “you can’t see me”! The Rock then states that a “blindfolded, sleeping, stuck-in-the-basement Stevie Wonder” can see him and states that Cena comes out with his “bright purple shirt and, before that, your bright green shirt and, before that, your bright orange shirt” before saying that Cena looks like a “big, fat bowl of Fruity Pebbles”! The Rock then states that he will see John Cena, The Miz, and everyone else at WrestleMania before “guaran-damn-teeing” that, at WrestleMania, he will show that he is “The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment” and he will show that he will “layeth the smacketh down on all their candy asses” and when the “millions and millions of The Rock’s fans” go to WrestleMania and “electrify the world like nobody else” before proclaiming “if you smell what The Rock is cooking”! In a moment many wrestling fans the world over never thought would happen, the unmistakable “Most Electrifying Man in Entertainment” has returned to the WWE as The Rock will be the Host of WrestleMania XXVII! What does The Rock have in store for WrestleMania and the Superstars of the WWE competing at the event, like John Cena?
Match Added To WWE Elimination Chamber: WWE.com has announced that, at WWE Elimination Chamber this Sunday night, recent rivals would face off as, on a night where he would find out who would face him as the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania, the 2011 Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio will go one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber!
The 97th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA and from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. After proclaiming themselves as the hottest tag team in the WWE and prematurely stating that they are WrestleMania bound, the confident new team of Primo & Zack Ryder would get their opportunity to prove themselves as the self-proclaimed Team DZP (“Down with Zack & Primo”) would face the WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match!
WWE Superstars (February 17, 2011)
Good Week For: Chris Masters (forced the destructive monster, Tyler Reks, to submit to the Masterlock)
Bad Week For: Primo & Zack Ryder (lost to the WWE Tag Team Champions in the main event)
Detailed Results Follow…
The opening match of the night would see two of SmackDown’s powerhouses square off as “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters would go one-on-one with “The X Factor” Tyler Reks! In the end, it was Chris Masters picking up a big upset as Masters would lock the Masterlock in on the larger Tyler Reks, forcing Reks to pass out in the rigorous maneuver, giving Masters the submission victory!
One week after being dominated and defeated by The Great Khali, The Usos would be looking to redeem themselves as Jimmy & Jey Uso would face the team of Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith! In the end, it looked like David Hart Smith was moments away from picking up the win for his team, but Jimmy Uso would take advantage of the referee being distracted and would roll the legal man in the match, his brother Jey, out of the ring and would catch Smith with a roll-up and a grabbing of the tights in route to picking up the win for himself and his brother!
Then it was time for the main event as WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, with Tamina in their corner, would face the self-proclaimed “hottest tag team” in the WWE, Primo & Zack Ryder, in a non-title match! In the end, it was Santino Marella hitting the Cobra Strike on Primo en route to picking up the win for himself and Vladimir Kozlov!
Two nights before WWE Elimination Chamber, the historic 600th episode of WWE SmackDown came to you from the Valley View Casino Center in Rey Mysterio’s hometown of San Diego, CA. After last week’s controversial title match that saw Edge use the forbidden Spear, as well as having Green Pay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews counting the fall in the match, acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced on RAW that the milestone 600th episode of SmackDown would see the World Heavyweight Championship officially change hands as Vickie’s boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, would officially be crowned the new World Heavyweight Champion! Two nights before they are all involved in two separate Elimination Chamber Matches with a main event WrestleMania match on the line, the 600th episode of SmackDown would see a gigantic 12-Man Tag Match as World Heavyweight Champion Edge would team with the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena, “The Viper” Randy Orton, R-Truth, “The Prince of Parkour” John Morrison, & San Diego’s own Rey Mysterio to face the team of the leader of The New Nexus CM Punk, “The Platinum Superstar” Dolph Ziggler, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre, the 2010 King of the Ring King Sheamus, “The Big Monster” Kane, and Corre member Wade Barrett!
600th Episode of SmackDown (February 18, 2011)
Good Week For: Edge (after being fired by Vickie Guerrero, would be rehired by Theodore Long and would regain the World Heavyweight Title)
Bad Week For: Dolph Ziggler (would be awarded the World Heavyweight Title only to lose it minutes later and to get fired by Theodore Long)
Detailed Results Follow…
The historic 600th episode of SmackDown kicks off with the gigantic 12-Man Tag Match featuring the 12 combined participants of the two Elimination Chamber Matches this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber as World Heavyweight Champion Edge would team with the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena, “The Viper” Randy Orton, R-Truth, “The Prince of Parkour” John Morrison, & San Diego’s own Rey Mysterio to take on the team of New Nexus leader CM Punk, “The Platinum Superstar” Dolph Ziggler, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre, the 2010 King of the Ring King Sheamus, “The Big Red Monster” Kane, & Corre member Wade Barrett! In the end, it was the complete breakdown of the tag match as Edge would go for the Spear on Dolph Ziggler, but King Sheamus would intervene and blast Edge with the Brogue Kick before John Morrison would hit the Flash Kick on King Sheamus followed by Kane planting Morrison with the chokeslam, but John Cena would come in and deliver the Attitude Adjustment to Kane before CM Punk would hit the GTS on Cena and Randy Orton would then plant Punk with the RKO, but would be spiked with the Future Shock DDT by Drew McIntyre, who would be taken out by a modified STO by R-Truth and Wade Barrett would hit a side slam on R-Truth before Rey Mysterio would set Barrett up for the 619 and Dolph Ziggler would also get caught on the ropes as Rey would deliver a double 619, which would allow Edge to finally hit the Spear on Dolph Ziggler en route to picking up the win for his team! Immediately following the match, the screeching voice of Vickie Guerrero is heard as the acting General Manager of SmackDown comes out and orders Edge to hand over the World Heavyweight Title to her because Edge is no longer the champion due to Edge using the forbidden Spear and having Packers linebacker Clay Matthews count the pinfall for the match last week! Vickie states that Clay Matthews was not even a “licensed official” before repeating that Edge is “no longer” the World Heavyweight Champion, but her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler is and they will have the official coronation for Dolph later in the night! Vickie then states that Edge is “very welcome” to watch from his hotel room because she knows that Edge has a “hidden hatred” and it builds up into a “rage” and that “rage” led him to assault Theodore Long! Vickie continues that her and Long have “great respect” for each other before proclaiming that with “great reluctance”, Edge is fired! Has Edge not only been stripped of the World Heavyweight Title, but fired from the WWE as well?
In an interview from earlier this week, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes is interviewed about his broken nose and successful reconstructive surgery and Rhodes, wearing a protective mask, reveals that he has been “cleared for travel” and, on next week’s SmackDown, he will have an important announcement to make! What does “Dashing” Cody Rhodes have in store next week?
The Divas were also in action on SmackDown as Divas Champion Eve Torres would team with “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix to face the team of Layla & Maryse, with Michelle McCool a guest on commentary! During the match, Michelle McCool would get on the ring apron, but Beth Phoenix would hammer the injured leg of McCool! This would distract Eve Torres long enough for Layla & Maryse to land a double kick to Eve, allowing Layla to pin the Divas Champion to pick up the win!
Two nights before he would defend the WWE Championship against Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler at WWE Elimination Chamber, WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley in his corner, would go one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, just two night before Kofi goes one-on-one with Alberto Del Rio at WWE Elimination Chamber! During the match, Kofi Kingston would look poised for victory over The Miz as Kofi looked ready to deliver Trouble in Paradise, but Kofi’s opponent at WWE Elimination Chamber, Alberto Del Rio, would distract Kofi long enough for The Miz to roll Kofi up, but Kofi would still kick out! Shortly after this, Alberto Del Rio would distract Kofi Kingston a second time and, this time, The Miz would hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Kofi en route to picking up the win! What will happen this Sunday night at WWE Elimination Chamber when Kofi Kingston gets his hands on Alberto Del Rio?
After defeating the WWE Tag Team Champions a couple of weeks ago, Corre members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, with fellow Corre members Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson in their corner, would get their shot at the gold as Slater & Gabriel would challenge Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov for the WWE Tag Team Titles! In the end, Santino Marella would look poised for victory after hitting the Cobra Strike on Justin Gabriel, but Wade Barrett would break up the pinfall, causing a disqualification! The Corre would then prepare to assault the WWE Tag Team Champions, but Big Show would rush down and would clear the ring of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel, leaving Big Show and Ezekiel Jackson to go head-to-head, but Ezekiel’s Corre teammates would talk Ezekiel out of clashing with “The World’s Largest Athlete”! Will there be a time where we will see Big Show and Ezekiel Jackson square off one-on-one?
Then it was time for the official coronation of Dolph Ziggler as the new World Heavyweight Champion as acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero would present her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, with the World Heavyweight Title! Vickie would waste no time in announcing that it is her “privilege” to introduce the new World Heavyweight Champion, Dolph Ziggler before presenting the title belt to her boyfriend! Dolph would then celebrate with the World Heavyweight Title, but the celebration would be interrupted by the shocking return of the General Manager of SmackDown Theodore Long! Long tells Vickie & Dolph that they look like they are seeing a “ghost” before Long asks Vickie if her “investigation” of the attack on him led her to look into a “mirror”! Long continues that Vickie had the “most to gain” from him being attacked before telling Vickie that she does not have to worry about anyone’s “job” anymore, but Long is interrupted by Vickie, who blames the entire thing on Dolph! Long responds by saying that they can forget about any “coronations” and they can “clear the ring” before proclaiming that he is “back in charge” and that there is going to be a World Heavyweight Title match right now! Long then announces Dolph’s challenger by saying that he has the power to “rehire” people, so he is rehiring “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge to challenge Dolph for the World Heavyweight Title!
After the shocking return of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, who brought an end to the Championship Coronation of Dolph Ziggler, Long would rehire Edge and make an impromptu title match as new World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge! In the end, it was Edge hitting the Spear on Dolph Ziggler to pick up the quick victory over Dolph to regain the World Heavyweight Title! After the match, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long would re-emerge to make another blockbuster announcement that Dolph Ziggler is fired! As confetti rains down, new World Heavyweight Champion Edge leads the crowd in attendance in a singing of “Na, Na, Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Goodbye” as Dolph takes the walk of shame from the ring as Edge continues his celebration! With Dolph Ziggler being fired by the returning Theodore Long, what does this mean for the Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Title this Sunday that Dolph Ziggler was scheduled to take part in?
WWE Tag Team Championship Match Announced for WWE Elimination Chamber: It was announced on WWE.com that, this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber, Corre members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would get a rematch for the WWE Tag Team Titles as Slater & Gabriel will challenge Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov for the gold this Sunday in a rematch from SmackDown on Friday night.
Superstar of the Week: WrestleMania Host The Rock
WWE Elimination Chamber
The 2nd annual WWE Elimination Chamber will come to you, live on pay-per-view, this Sunday night from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
World Heavyweight Championship: SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match:
Edge © Vs. Drew McIntyre Vs. Rey Mysterio Vs. Kane Vs. Wade Barrett Vs. [TBA]
RAW #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match:
John Cena Vs. Randy Orton Vs. CM Punk Vs. King Sheamus Vs. R-Truth Vs. John Morrison
The Miz © (with Alex Riley) Vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
Alberto Del Rio Vs. Kofi Kingston
WWE Tag Team Championship:
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov © Vs. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
Profile of the Week
Ring Name: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Real/Full Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Born On: May 2, 1972 in Hayward, CA
Resides: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trained By: Rocky Johnson & Pat Patterson
WWE Run: November 17, 1996- March 14, 2004 & 2011-Present
Host of WrestleMania XXVII
Seven Time WWE Champion
Two Time WCW Champion
2000 Royal Rumble Winner
Two Time WWE Intercontinental Champion
Five Time WWE World Tag Team Champion (3x w/ Mankind, 1x w/ The Undertaker, & 1x w/ Chris Jericho)
Sixth WWE Triple Crown Champion
1997 Slammy Award Winner
Starred in Over 20 Films (including The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, The Rundown, Be Cool, Get Smart, Planet 51, & The Game Plan)
Did You Know?
The Rock is/was a third-generation wrestler as The Rock is the son of Rocky Johnson and the grandson of “High Chief” Peter Maivia. The Rock is also a member of the legendary Samoan background of wrestling; related to such wrestlers as the late Umaga, Hall of Famers The Wild Samoans, Rikishi, and the late Yokozuna.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Sunday, February 20: WWE Elimination Chamber, LIVE, from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA
Monday, February 21 (President’s Day): RAW, LIVE, from the Save Mart Center at Fresno State in Fresno, CA
Tuesday, February 22: NXT from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA
Thursday, February 25: WWE Superstars from Fresno, CA & Sacramento, CA
Friday, February 26: The ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA Hosts SmackDown