The road to Wrestlemania continues as this event is set up to get the challenger for which ever title challenger was not determined by the Royal Rumble.
1.[WORLD TITLE]ALBERTO DEL RIO VS THE BIG SHOW-this was a really good opening match as these two went at it once again. Show was all over Rio with power moves and holds while Del Rio countered a lot here and kept going for that arm-bar. Show even landed a Vader Bomb for those that remember that but Del Rio was too much for him as Show had to tap to another arm-bar.
2.[US TITLE]ANTONIO CESARO VS THE MIZ-this was a good match for the US title with two guys who don’t get enough credit. Miz had been injured on Raw so he came to the ring bandaged up. This of course meant Cesaro targeted that shoulder of Miz’s. But Miz would fight back to the point where Antonio would have to resort to saying he was kicked with a low blow to retain his title.
3.[ELIMINATION CHAMBER]CHRIS JERICHO VS KANE VS DANIEL BRYAN VS RANDY ORTON VS MARK HENRY VS JACK SWAGGER- Jericho and Bryan started this match out and have a good back and forth before Swagger enters the fray. Things get a little more physical from there and all three battle it out until Bryan’s partner Kane comes in. This leads to an interesting moment for the tag team which as always is entertaining. Orton enters next and starts taking to everyone that is until Mark Henry smashes him through one of the chamber pods. The action is fast paced of course and once the eliminations start they keep coming. The ending happens fast and Swaggers gets the very quick win in the end.
4.JOHN CENA, SHEAMUS, & RYBACK VS THE SHIELD-this may have been the most fun match as one of my favorites. Both teams did well here and went back and forth with The Shield controlling a little more so than Cena and company. The Shield of course is the better team here and works together better isolating Cena for most of the match and working him over. The ending gets wild and leads to a great spear that takes out Ryback giving The Shield the win here.
5.KOFI KINGSTON VS DOLPH ZIGGLER-this was an added bonus match after Dolph came out stating he should have had a match on this card. Booker T gave him his wish as he brought out long time rival Kofi to square off against him. This was a quick fast paced match that made both guys look god. Dolph would end up winning it after Big E and AJ get involved.
6.[DIVA’S TITLE]KAITLYN VS TAMINA-this was your typical quick Diva’s match in which Kaitlyn kept the belt [Texas represent]. It wasn’t a bad match but was nothing special either to be honest.
7.[WWE TITLE]THE ROCK VS CM PUNK-the rematch that everyone knew was just one more match to get Rock to Mania against Cena. That of course made me mad since I still feel Punk should have still been champion. Any way this is a good match with Punk going all out here to get the belt back. He even delivers a Rock bottom onto Rock through the announcer’s table. The action is back and forth but in the end The Rock retains the title as we all knew he would.
1.TEAM RHODES SCHOLARS VS BRODUS CLAY & TENSAI-this was the free match on the countdown that night that led into the PPV. This was a good match and I actually was happy to see TRS back in action. Clay and Tensai get the win here in a quick but fun match.
2.JOHN CENA, SHEAMUS, RYBACK VS 3MB-this was a squash match that help put over Cena’s team. They basically smash 3MB but there was a cool moment at the end. They all did their finishers at the same time to end the match, that was cool. This was on the RAW before the PPV
3.ALBERTO DEL RIO VS DAMIEN SANDOW-this while quick was actually a good match. Sandow looked good here for a short time before he had to tap out to the armbar. This was another quick match from that same RAW.
4.BIG SHOW VS CHRIS JERICHO-this match was the main event from Smackdown before the PPV. This is a good one that sees Jericho doing well against the big man. There is a choke slam that Show delivers here that is nasty but it is his knockout punch that secures him the win.
For other bonus features you get an interview with Swagger that night and various moments from RAW and Smackdown. Over all this was a good event and any wrestling fan should pick it up for the collection.
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