WWE Raw 02/06
We are live in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Commentators: Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler
Raw starts with a replay of Undertaker’s return to Raw and his confrontation with Triple H.
The camera cuts to the arena. Tonight’s main event is a Six-Pack Challenge involving all the participants of the Raw Elimination Chamber match at Elimination Chamber. Plus, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan takes on Big Show in the opening match.
Triple H comes out to start the show. He heads down to the ring to speak to the WWE Universe about what took place last week. He’s given a microphone to talk.
He first wants to discuss why he was in the ring last week. He knows there were rumors spread, mostly by John Laurinaitis, about what he intended to do, so he’s making it clear to everybody that he was out there to fire John Laurinaitis. Contrary to what he says, he wasn’t out there to wish him well, but rather wish him well in all his future endeavors. He never quite got to that point, but he wants to make it clear that he does see Laurinaitis the man (though calling him a man is a gross exaggeration) as a backstabbing, lying, conniving, manipulative ass-kisser, and those are his good qualities. He doesn’t have anything redeeming about him, and he hopes that the Board of Directors are going to see that. Laurinaitis flew up to Stanford earlier this morning to make a last minute plea to the Board of Directors for a stay of execution. They’ve asked him to not make a decision until the Board has time to fully review his proposal.
Triple H: “Yadda yadda…”
He hears they might make a decision as early as tomorrow morning, but what he’s really out here to talk about is very important, and it’s the return of the Undertaker. He hadn’t been seen since last year’s WrestleMania when he was carried from the ring for the first time in his career because he was unable to walk out on his own power. Last week Taker’s gong hit, and he walked down the ramp. After twenty years in this business, there’s nobody else that he gets a rush up his spine, butterflies in his stomach for. After twenty years, he can get in the ring with Undertaker and still be in awe of him. He doesn’t say this lightly because he’s the only person he’d say this about, but he’s truly humbled to be in the ring with him. Monday night, he walked to the ring in a manner eerily reminiscent of last year, but with the roles reversed. Taker, without saying a word, pointed to the WrestleMania sign, and his silence spoke volumes. He wanted the rematch of rematches; he wanted the epic to continue. But he stood in the ring, looked in the eyes of the Dead Man, and for the first time ever there was no rush up his spine, no butterflies in his stomach. He wasn’t in awe, and he wasn’t humbled to stand in front of him. He looked Undertaker in the eyes, and what he was was sorry. He felt bad for The Undertaker. He knows what he did to him last year, and he chooses to remember The Undertaker in a different light. He chooses to remember in a certain way. This is how he chooses to remember.
A short video package is played highlighting moments of Undertaker’s career when he dominated over his opponents at WrestleManias.
Triple H: “THAT…THAT is The Undertaker. THAT is The Phenom. THAT is the Dead Man.”
He doesn’t want to remember him for this.
Another short video plays. It shows Undertaker at last year’s WrestleMania having to be helped to the back due to being too injured to stand on his own.
That was last year. No one will ever compare to The Undertaker. 19-0, the most dominant force ever in WWE. For that reason, out of respect and with all his heart, he does not accept Undertaker’s challenge. He understands that it’s not the most popular decision he’s ever made, he was in the ring with him. just watched it while he saw it firsthand. He knows what he did to him. He just kept going. He would not let it lie. He could not. the Dead Man would not die. He knows that if they did it again, he would have to finish it. He knows it too. As he looked into his eyes Monday night, he thinks maybe that’s what The Undertaker wants him to do. But he heard a saying when he was a kid.
“Not dead, that which can eternal lie
But with strange eons even death may die.”
(Note: It’s an H.G. Lovecraft quote)
He didn’t understand what that meant at the time, but now he does. It means that everyone, even The Undertaker, has limits. He saw his limits last year. Taker saw his own limits last year, and he won’t be the one to push him past them. He respects Undertaker too much.
Triple H: “This…this…this is over.”
Triple H goes to leave, but his music suddenly stops. A few second later the lights go out.
A video plays on the Titan-tron. We see Undertaker sitting on a throne in a dark room, his back turned to us. He’s watching television monitors in front of him. They show clips of his match with Triple H at WrestleMania 27. Taker speaks during key points.
Undertaker: “This is not over.”
Undertaker watches himself being helped to the back while still in pain from his match. We then see a video of Triple H’s promo from the Raw after WrestleMania when he mentions how Undertaker could not stand under his own power. He was carried.
Undertaker: “This is not over.”
Only one man walked out that night, and it was Triple H. Undertaker is shown being carted up the ramp.
Undertaker: “I will not let that be the image of me that is remember through the ages. My victory over you means nothing. Give me what is mine, vengeance, and I will give you one more chance at immortality. This is not over.”
We cut back to the ring. Triple H stands in the dark looking upset with what he just watched.
Back from break, and Big Show comes out. He heads to the ring for his match.
We cut to a replay of last month on Smackdown when Big Show knocked down Daniel Bryan’s girlfriend AJ causing her to be injured.
Daniel Bryan comes out as his opponent. He heads down to the ring, but before he gets in he brings out AJ who is wearing a neck brace. Bryan escorts AJ to ringside.
[Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show]
The bell sounds, and Big Show goes right after Bryan, but Bryan holds himself up against the turnbuckle ropes. Show pulls him out of there and lands a punch to the gut. Bryan crosses the ring, but Show follows after him with another gut punch. Bryan to the next corner and Show treats him with a slap across the chest. Show pushes Bryan back into the turnbuckle and lands a few more blows. Bryan fights back by kicking Show away from him, but Show stops him with a headbutt. He picks him up and lands another headbutt. Picks him up again and scoop slams him. He whips Bryan into the turnbuckle and lands a body splash. Bryan stumbles forward and Show bounces off the ropes, but Bryan catches Show with a dropkick to the leg that sends him down.
Back from break, and Bryan has a single leg crab on Show. Show pushes him off, gets up and knocks Bryan down with two clotheslines. He whips Bryan into the ropes and knocks him down with a spear. He covers for a two count. Show signals for a chokeslam. He grabs Bryan by the neck and lifts him up, but Bryan counters with a guillotine choke. Show tosses Bryan off of him and goes for another body splash, but Bryan avoids it. He runs towards Show and Show goes for a back kick, but Bryan grabs Show’s leg and drops it across his shoulder. Show falls, and Bryan adds to it with a kick to the head. Bryan covers for a two count. Bryan goes to the top, but Show gets up and threats Bryan with a punch causing his opponent to hop back on the apron instead. Show back kicks Bryan off the apron. Bryan lands next to AJ and grabs at his knee saying he’s hurt. Show goes out of the ring, and AJ stops him from going after Bryan. Show heads back to the ring and Bryan suddenly gets up and attacks Show from behind with more kicks. Show shoves him back and charges after him. Bryan side steps and Show nearly runs into AJ once again, but manages to stop himself by grabbing the turnbuckle post. Bryan, looking horrified, grabs AJ and pulls her away from Show. Bryan and AJ head up the ramp while Show heads back into the ring. Bryan gets counted out.
[Winner by Countout: Big Show]
Bryan comes back with a microphone in hand.
He asks what kind of giant freak is Big Show. More importantly, what kind of man is he? He just proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that when he ran over AJ the first time, it was on purpose. He could’ve pulled up then, just like he pulled up now. Why would he torture this poor, innocent woman? To be World Heavyweight Champion? Is it worth that much? Well for him, protecting this woman who loves him is more important to him than winning or losing any match. Regardless, at the Elimination Chamber, things will still be the same. He will still be Daniel Bryan, he will still be a vegan, and he will still be the World Heavyweight Champion!
Bryan kisses AJ’s hand and helps her to the back leaving Big Show looking frustrated.
Later tonight, Chris Jericho addresses the WWE Universe about his action last week.
Still to come, the Six-Pack Challenge.
We cut to a video of last week on Raw. Nascar driver Carl Edwards drives up into the arena in his official 99 Fastenal racecar. He parks the car and gets out. John Cena is there to greet him.
(Note: It looks like it was supposed to be shown last week, but likely got cut due to time constraints.)
John Cena: “You know how to make an entrance.”
Cena says he got here quick, and now he sees how.
Edwards says he has huge news. He’s honored to come here on behalf of Nascar to invite John Cena to wave the green flag to start off the 54th annual Daytona 500 race.
Cena asks him when it is.
Edwards says it’s on February 26th.
He checks his calendar (looks at his watch) and says he’ll be there. The two shake hands. He adds that hopefully Edwards’ experience at Daytona will be exactly like his experience at WrestleMania with The Rock.
Carl Edwards: “I’ve heard about this!”
Cena says they won’t be able to see him as he drives by them.
Edwards says he’s going to destroy Rock. He hopes he can be there to see it, but he may have a race that day.
Cena says he can check it on Pay Per View, it’s on April Fool’s Day. He offers to show Edwards the ring, and the two walk off together. The camera focuses on the racecar.
We cut back to Jerry and Cole. They explain that the week before the Daytona 500 will be the Elimination Chamber Pay Per View.
Now we get a video showcasing the danger and brutality of the Elimination Chamber match and how important it is on the Road to WrestleMania.
Back to Jerry and Cole. They hype up the Six-Pack challenge main event. The winner of the match will get to be the last entrant in the Chamber match.
Back from break, and David Otunga is in the ring in his business attire. He grabs a microphone.
Otunga says he has something to say. As a graduate of Harvard Law School, he can honestly say that he’s never had a boss more insightful, creative, or intelligent as John Laurinaitis. He can only pray that the WWE Board of Directors will do the right thing and keep John Laurinaitis as the Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw.
David Otunga: “Please…pray with me now.”
Otunga goes into a “Thinker” position to pray. Justin Roberts interrupts it.
Roberts says he’s just been informed that per the order of COO Triple H, Otunga will compete in a match right now.
Sheamus comes out. He heads down to the ring for his impromptu match with Otunga.
[Sheamus vs. David Otunga]
The bell sounds. Otunga tries to back off. When that doesn’t work, he goes for a kick, but Sheamus grabs Otunga by the cuff, sets him between his legs and goes for Celtic Cross, but Otunga slips out of it and exits the ring. Sheamus goes after him. Otunga heads back into the ring. Sheamus heads back in and Otunga goes for a clothesline, but Sheamus ducks it and knocks Otunga down with a running forearm to the head. Otunga tries leaving the ring again, but Sheamus grabs hold of him, tears his shirt open, and lands ten clubbing blows to the chest on the apron. Sheamus then grabs Otunga and hits a short arm clothesline. Sheamus brings Otunga back in the ring and lifts him over his shoulder, but Otunga grabs hold of the top rope and doesn’t let go. Sheamus sets him down allowing Otunga to get in a kick and a DDT. He covers for a one count. Otunga runs over to Sheamus and kicks him into the corner. He drives a foot into Sheamus’ neck until he gets a count for rope breaking. Otunga turns away from Sheamus, takes his shirt off and sets it aside. He turns back around and Sheamus nails him with the Brogue Kick. He hooks the leg for the three count.
[Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus]
We cut to backstage. Chris Jericho is heading to the ring to speak to the Universe after the break.
We’re back, and Chris Jericho comes out, light up jacket included. He heads to the ring and is given a microphone.
Chris Jericho: “The end of the world as you know it has arrived.”
Jericho says that with his reappearance on Raw, it spells the end of thievery, of plagiarism, of charlatans and liars claiming to be something they are not. By just reappearing on Raw, he’s made every other performer obsolete. Every man and woman who appears in this ring is nothing more than a Chris Jericho wannabe. They are a cheap copy of him, stealing his ideas and thoughts that he invented and made popular. He’s got a whole roster of Superstars that are wannabe Chris Jerichos, and a whole arena full of fans that are wannabes. He points to the fans.
Chris Jericho: “You’re a wannabe…you’re a wanna be, you’re a wannabe, you’re a wannabe…”
The pathetic thing is that he manipulated all of them without saying a single word; he trolled all of them. They did whatever he said because they’re all wannabes. Just like The Miz. Before he came out in a business suit and talked very slowly, he did it first. Before Kofi Kingston came out and did all these incredible moves, he did things in this ring that they’ve never seen before. Before R-Truth said “What’s Up?”, he said “Shut the hell up”. Before Ziggler walked to the ring with Vickie Guerrero, he walked out for the main event of WrestleMania 18 with Stephanie McMahon. And then there’s CM Punk. The worst of them all. A man who will look them in the eye and bold face lie by saying he’s the best in the world when he certainly is not. He’s not original or unique, he’s nothing more than a Chris Jericho wannabe. And Punk knows, deep down inside, that he and he alone is the best in the world at everything he does. He doesn’t have to write it on the back of a T-Shirt because he IS it, he lives and breathes it, because he became it when he became the first Undisputed Champion in the history of this business, when he won ever title a wrestler could conceivably win, and when he eliminated 28 other men in the Royal Rumble including Randy Orton in his very own home town. He earned the right to be called the best in the world. It’s his legacy, his legend, it’s who he is. So this is the end of the world as you know it, because he is here to claim what is his.
CM Punk comes out. He has the WWE Championship in one hand, and a microphone in the other. He walks down the ramp and steps into the ring. The two stare at one another for a moment. Punk walks over to Jericho and holds up the microphone. He looks ready to speak, his mouth hanging open. But instead of saying anything, he drops the microphone and holds up the WWE Title. Punk turns his back to Jericho. Jericho looks ready to attack him from behind, but instead Punk walks away and heads back up the ramp leaving Jericho looking confused.
Chris Jericho: “You’re not going to say anything? Huh?!”
Jericho yells at him to come back and talk to him, but he doesn’t.
Next up, tag team action as Randy Orton and The Great Kahli take on Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes.
Back, and Wade Barrett comes out first. He heads to the ring.
Cody Rhodes comes out next as his partner. He steps into the ring as well.
The Great Kahli comes out as their first opponent. He heads to the ring.
Randy Orton comes out next. He heads down to the ring as Kahli’s partner.
This Friday on Smackdown, Randy Orton goes one on one with Daniel Bryan.
[Randy Orton and The Great Kahli vs. Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes]
[Tag Team Match]
The bell sounds. Orton and Cody start things off. Cody with punches and kicks to Orton. Cody with a whip, but Randy counters it and lands an elbow knocking Rhodes down. Orton grabs Cody and scoop slams him. He then stomps on Cody’s face and tags in Kahli. Kahli enters the ring. Cody tags in Wade. Wade goes after Kahli, but a single club to the head knocks him down. Kahli tosses Wade into a turnbuckle and chops him in the chest. He then knocks wade down with a clothesline. Kahli goes over to Orton and chops him in the chest for a tag. Orton goes over glares at Kahli, turns around and gets kicked in the gut by Barrett. Barrett hits a neckbreaker and covers for a one count. Wade grabs him by the neck upon lifting him up. The two walk into Wade’s corner and Cody tags himself in. He enters the ring and punches Orton from behind. Wade heads back on the apron while Cody kicks away at Orton. Cody tosses Orton into the opposite turnbuckle and punches him, but Orton fights back. The two trade punches until Rhodes hits a dropkick for a two count. Cody lands another punch to Orton. He applies an arm wrench before landing yet another punch. Orton fights back again. Orton punches Cody into a corner and goes for a whip, but Cody counters and whips Orton into the turnbuckle. Rhode runs off the ropes and goes for a running bulldog, but Orton grabs him, lifts him up and hits a back suplex.
Orton looks over at Kahli contemplating a tag. Wade tries to attack him from behind, but Orton manages to duck a clothesline and hit Wade with a powerslam. Wade rolls out of the ring, and Orton gives two clotheslines to Cody. Orton tosses Cody on the apron, pulls him across the middle rope and hits a DDT. Orton steps back towards his corner looking to finish Cody off, and Kahli suddenly tags him from behind. Kahli steps into the ring and Orton, looking angry at Kahli, gets on the apron. Cody kicks Kahli back and goes for his springboard knee to the face, but Kahli catches him with a chop to the head for the three count.
[Winners by Pinfall: Randy Orton and The Great Kahli]
Kahli and Orton stare each other down. Kahli grabs Orton by the neck and yells at him. He pushes Orton into the ropes and goes for a chop, but Orton ducks it and hits the RKO on Kahli. Kahli rolls out of the ring leaving Orton to celebrate.
We cut to Jerry and Cole. They talk about the Rock/Cena match at WrestleMania 28 and mention what Rock said to Cena on Twitter about his promotional video.
We get a replay of the video showing Cena’s rise to fame. They mention how he affects his fans, and how they affect him. “Invincible” by Machine Gun Kelly is the theme song.
Coming up, the Six-Pack Challenge with all the Raw Elimination Chamber participants.
Back to Jerry and Cole. Now they’re showing what Cena said to Rock on Twitter.
(Note: I’m sure you don’t need me telling you what they said to each other.)
Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Tamina come out. They head to the ring for what looks like an eight diva tag team match.
Beth Phoenix, Natalya, and The Bella Twins come out as their opponents.
Before the match starts. a WWE.com exclusive video of Beth Phoenix is played. She says she’s getting bored because she’s beaten everyone and there’s no competition. She’s going to remain the Divas champion.
[Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Tamina vs. Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, and The Bella Twins]
[Eight Diva Tag Team Match]
The bell sounds. Eve and Beth start things off. They grapple, and Eve gets in a side headlock. Beth shoves Eve into the ropes and looks for a clothesline, but Eve ducks it, back flips over Beth, and kicks her in the gut. She goes for a bicycle kick, but Beth grabs the leg and drops Eve with a clothesline*. She covers for a two count. Beth lifts Eve up and scoop slams her. She slaps Brie Bella in. Brie lifts up Eve and hits a swinging neckbreaker. She looks over at Beth and taunts her, asking if that’s enough for her. Meanwhile, Eve tags in Tamina. Tamina enters the ring. Brie turns around, misses a clothesline, and gets a Samoan drop from Tamina. Tamina climbs to the top rope. Nikki tries to stop her, but Alicia and Kelly Kelly pull her off the apron. Tamina leaps off and hits Brie with the splash for the three count.
[Winners via Pinfall: Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Tamina.]
*This was the moment when Eve suffered a broken nose which is why Eve was rushed to the back afterwards.
We get a clip of The Rock on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Cut to the backstage area. Triple H is on the phone with someone. Laurinaitis appears and Triple H hangs up. John says hello to him, offering a handshake.
Triple H: “Yeah, right.”
Laurinaitis says that the reason he’s here is that, at least until tomorrow morning, he’s still the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw. He met with the Board earlier today. He has the upmost respect for them, they were professional. From a humanistic standpoint, they’re nice people. It seems like they’re gonna be fair. Whatever decision they make, they’ll accept. He also says that Shawn Michaels is going to be on Raw next week.
Triple H says that Shawn is in the middle of nowhere hunting. He’s not going to be here.
John says he was, but he told the Board that they should give the WWE Universe what they want, and that’s Shawn Michaels. The showstopper, The Heartbreak Kid, Mr. Main-
Triple H: “I know who he is, moron!”
He also gave the Board a suggestion for one of the main events at Elimination Chamber. John Cena versus Kane in an Ambulance match.
Triple H says that actually is a good idea. Who gave it to him? He certainly didn’t come up with the idea himself. He asks if there’s an ambulance here tonight, and if it has one of those machines that goes “beep-beep-beep” when stuff’s alive, and when stuff dies it goes “beeeeeep” and flat lines. Maybe they could hook his career up to it and see how long it lasts.
Laurinaitis says he’s always joking around. Quit kidding around.
He says maybe they’ll hook him up to it and see if he doesn’t flat line him if he doesn’t get out of his office.
Laurinaitis leaves and Triple H starts texting on his phone.
Back from break, and we go back to Jerry and Cole. Cole mentions that tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. EST on wwe.com, the Board will give its decision on the future of John Laurinaitis.
They show a replay of Undertaker’s response to Triple H earlier tonight.
Cut to backstage. John Laurinaitis is walking down the hallway when he’s confronted by Josh Matthews. Matthews ask him what he thinks the Board of Directors’ decision will be tomorrow morning.
He’s admitted to them that he’s made mistakes, but show him a successful man who hasn’t made mistakes. He thinks the board is looking for somebody who can admit to making mistakes and learn from them. Somebody with integrity, somebody who’s honest. Not somebody who’s a brute, intimidating, or a hothead. He’ll be candid; Triple H is refusing to face The Undertaker. He’s not sure if the Board of Directors wants someone perceived to be cowardly to run Raw.
Laurinaitis leaves and Josh thanks him for his time.
Back at ringside, and the Six-Pack Challenge match is about to start.
R-Truth comes out first and heads to the ring. He has on a brand new “Little Jimmy” T-shirt.
Back from break, and Ziggler comes out next along with Vickie Guerrero. He heads to the ring.
Kofi Kingston out next. He heads to the ring.
Chris Jericho comes out sans light up jacket and enters the ring.
The Miz comes out and steps into the ring.
Finally, CM Punk comes out.
[R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Miz vs. CM Punk]
[Six-Pack Challenge Match]
The bell sounds. Everyone except Punk gangs up on Chris Jericho in the corner and starts kicking away at him. Punk grabs Miz from behind and rolls him up, but Dolph breaks the count. Jericho slips out of the ring while everyone else starts beating up on each other. Truth and Miz go at it while Ziggler and Kofi fight on the other side. Punk stands against a corner, but quickly goes after Miz with punches of his own. Kofi has Ziggler in one corner while Punk has Miz in the other. Punk whips Miz into the opposite turnbuckle and then drops a swinging neckbreaker on him. Truth meanwhile goes over to Kingston and helps him gang up on Ziggler. Punk with a one count on Miz. Jericho remains on the outside. Punk lands some knees to Miz in the corner while Kofi attacks Truth against the ropes. Punk with some chops to the Miz. Ziggler tries to attack Kofi, but Truth knocks him back down. Punk kicks Miz in the chest a few times to send him down. Truth knocks Kofi down and tries to cover him, but Ziggler interrupts it. Punk goes for another neckbreaker to Miz, but Miz gets out of it and he and Truth kick Jericho back out of the ring. Truth now after Miz, but Miz rolls Truth up from behind. Punk breaks it up. Punk chops Miz into a corner, whips him and goes for a running knee to the face, but Miz moves out of the way and Punk is sent over the top. Ziggler has Kofi down in another corner of the ring and Truth clotheslines Miz over the top. Truth leaps off the top rope and goes for a flipping dive on Miz, but he misses most of it which causes some severe whiplash to Truth. Kingston whips Ziggler into an opposite turnbuckle and darts after him, but Ziggler lands an elbow to the face to hold him back. Kofi goes for a dropkick, but Ziggler grabs the legs and drops him on his back. He goes for a slingshot into the turnbuckle, but Kingston lands on the turnbuckle, leaps off the top and drops down on both Miz and Jericho. Ziggler now runs the ropes and looks ready to jump but instead struts across the ring while everyone else is down. Punk gets in the ring and surprises Dolph with a clothesline for a one count.
Back from our last break of the night, and we see Truth being carried to the back by officials. The doctors have said that he’s not able to finish the match due to the fall earlier.* Meanwhile, Ziggler and Miz double team on Punk and hit duel elbows to the face. Punk climbs up on the turnbuckle and gets body splashed by Ziggler. Ziggler whips Miz towards Punk, but Punk moves aside and Miz hits nothing but post. Punk knocks Ziggler and Miz down with a clothesline. He scoop slams Ziggler and dropkicks Miz. Punk grabs Dolph and goes for a neckbreaker. Miz tries to stop him, but Punk kicks him in the gut and performs a neckbreaker/DDT to Ziggler and Miz respectively. Punk covers Miz for a two count. Punk goes for the Anaconda Vice submission on Miz, but Ziggler breaks it up. Dolph goes for a whip, but Punk arm drags Dolph down and goes for the Anaconda Vice on him. Kofi enters the ring and breaks the submission. Kingston whips Punk into a turnbuckle. Kofi runs towards him and Punk catches him in position for a GTS, but Kingston manages to grab the top rope. Punk simply tosses Kingston out of the ring. Jericho slides into the ring. He and Punk stare one another down. They’re trying to see who will attack first, but Ziggler and Miz come running in and knock down Punk and Jericho. Miz kicks at Jericho while Dolph punches Punk. Miz whips Jericho across the ring. Jericho ducks two clotheslines. Miz slips, gets back to his feet, and both men clothesline each other at the same time. Ziggler climbs to the top rope, but Punk chops him down. Punk punches away at him, climbs up and goes for a superplex, but Miz and Jericho grab Punk from each side, and while Punk superplexes Miz he gets power bombed by Jericho and Miz. Everyone is down. Jericho crawls over to Ziggler while Miz crawls to Punk. They cover. Both men kick out at two. Kofi enters the ring and quickly gets kicked back out by Miz.
Miz and Jericho go at it again. Jericho punches Miz into a corner. Jericho with a whip, but Miz counters it and knocks Chris down with an elbow. Miz goes for Skull Crushing Finale, but Jericho fights it off. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise to Jericho, but Chris ducks and Miz gets hit instead. Miz falls out of the ring. Kingston goes after Jericho. He whips Jericho into a turnbuckle and goes after him, but Chris get in a boot to the face. Jericho climbs up to the top, leaps off and gets a flying kick to the head. Jericho covers for a two count. Chris applies a sleeper hold submission. Kingston fights out of it, gets to his feet, and punches Jericho back. Kingston whips Jericho, Jericho counter, and Kofi leaps off the top with a cross body for a two count. Jericho gets to his feet. He gets two chopping clotheslines followed by a dropkick. Kingston runs the ropes and goes for a flying chop to the head, but Jericho ducks. Kingston rolls up Jericho from behind for a two count. Kofi at the ropes once again, this time Jericho knocks him down with an elbow. Jericho runs the ropes, springboards off and goes for the Lionsault, but Kingston rolls out of the way. Kingston signals for Trouble in Paradise. He goes for it, but Jericho manages to catch his leg and apply the Walls of Jericho submission. Punk comes from behind and kicks Jericho in the back to break the submission. Punk tosses Jericho out of the ring, and Ziggler comes from behind rolling up Punk for a two count. Punk goes for a roundhouse kick, Ziggler ducks and kicks Punk down. Ziggler goes for his legdrop bulldog, but Punk catches him in mid air and hits the GTS. He goes for the cover, but only gets a two before Jericho manages to pull Punk out of the ring. Jericho whips Punk over the commentary table, heads back into the ring and covers Ziggler for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Chris Jericho]
Jericho will now be the last entrant in the Elimination Chamber match.
Jericho stands in the ring with the WWE Championship on his shoulder.
He sits in the ring cross-legged just like Punk does and smiles.
*Latest reports say that Truth is okay, and is not seriously injured.
While Jericho celebrates, a woman can be heard screaming really loud. The camera cuts to the backstage area and Kane is standing right in front of a frightened Eve. Kane towers over Eve and Eve sinks down on the floor in tears.
Kane says he can’t stand it. The hate is pouring out of his soul. He’s gotta do something. Cena is starting to embrace the hate. He’s not all the way there yet, but he will be. When he gets there, when he finally embraces the hate, he’ll be in a better place. But if he doesn’t get there soon, he’s afraid for her. He’s afraid for Cena. He’s afraid for anyone who gets in his path. More than all of that, for the first time in his life, he’s afraid of himself.
The camera zooms in on Kane’s eye and Raw comes to an end.