February 12, 2018
San Jose, California
Pro Wrestling Transcriptions
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
John Cena, The Miz and Kurt Angle In-Ring Segment:
The past is in the past. It’s all about now and we’re on the Road to WrestleMania. The WWE Universe can feel the energy in this building. They know about the importance of WrestleMania. It can make a superstar’s career, it can even bring a legend back from the dead, and it can be the most important moment in the life of a WWE Superstar. Tonight, Cena is out here to face the truth. Cena has to win the Elimination Chamber Match. Obviously that comes with some mixed emotions.
There’s a possibility that there may be no Road to WrestleMania for John Cena. Cena has to survive the most unwinnable match in WWE history to face the most unbeatable champion in WWE history. He loves making the impossible absolutely possible. Cena will go on to face Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania. The Miz comes out to interrupt Cena. This is not 2013, it’s 2018, The Year of The Miz. Cena can’t separate reality from fantasy. I mean c’mon now, he’s the founding father of Suplex City.
Miz will main event WrestleMania again because that’s where the title belongs. Cena says that Miz would have a statistical chance to beat Brock, but only if he misses his flight or gets frozen in a block of ice. If the match happened, it would be Miz’s final WrestleMania Match. The biggest mistake Cena made was trying to beat Brock at his own game. Miz will play to his strengths. He will do whatever it takes. Miz will cross the lines that Cena won’t.
That’s why he defeated Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title at RAW 25. That’s why he will beat Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania. Cena reminds Miz of the Elimination Chamber Match. It won’t be the first time where Miz outsmarted, John Cena. Since we’re in the middle of Miz Country, why don’t we have John Cena vs. The Miz. The loser of the match enters the Elimination Chamber, first. The first entrant has the worst odds. The MizTourage starts beating down Cena. Miz goes to accept Cena’s challenge. Kurt Angle joins the conversation. Angle eliminates The MizTourage from ringside.
First Match: The Miz vs. John Cena. The Loser Will Be Starting The Men’s Elimination Chamber Match
Miz goes for the cover immediately after the bell rings, but Cena kicks at two. Miz is yelling at the time keeper. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz with another cover for a two count. Miz knocks Cena off the ring apron. Miz drives Cena shoulder first to the ringside barricade. Miz rolls Cena back into the ring. Miz with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Miz delivers two seated senton’s. Cena dropkicks Miz for a two count. Cena connects with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Miz responds with a flurry of knee lifts. Miz kicks Cena in the face. Miz levels Cena with a Big Boot for a two count. Miz is mauling Cena in the corner. Cena decks Miz with a Back Elbow Strike. Cena with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Miz applies a Sleeper Hold.
Coming out of the commercial break, Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena blocks it. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Miz counters with a Figure Four Leg Lock. Cena responds with The STF. Miz crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Miz bounces Cena’s head on the top rope. Cena catches Miz in mid-air. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Miz counters with a DDT for a two count. Miz follows that with The Awesome Clothesline.
Cena responds with The Attitude Adjustment for a two count. Miz knocks Cena off the top turnbuckle. Miz goes back to the Figure Four Leg Lock. Cena transitions into the Crippler CrossFace. Miz desperately reaches the bottom rope. Miz sides steps Cena into the turnbuckles. Miz connects with the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz goes for the Avalanche Skull Crashing Finale, but Cena counters with The Super Attitude Adjustment to pickup the victory.
Winner: John Cena via Pinfall
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson Backstage Promo:
Second Match: The Revival vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
The Revival attacks Gallows and Anderson before the bell rings. Gallows and Dawson will start things off. Gallows with a flurry of haymakers to Dawson. Gallows is mauling Dawson in the corner. Gallows knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Gallows connects with a Biel Throw. Gallows follows that with Nerd Jabs. Gallows drops Dawson with a Big Boot. Gallows levels Wilder with a Back Body Drop. Anderson uppercuts Wilder out of the ring. Anderson transitions into a ground and pound attack on the floor. Referee John Cone is trying to calm down Anderson. Gallows launches Wilder over the top rope. Dawson clips the injured knee of Gallows.
Coming out of the commercial break, The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Wilder is applying pressure to the knee/ankle of Gallows. Gallows rocks with a big haymaker to Wilder. Gallows SuperKicks Dawson. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson with two lariats to Wilder. Anderson delivers a Running Single Leg Dropkick. Anderson knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Anderson with a Jumping Knee Strike to Wilder in the corner. Anderson follows that with a Flying NeckBreaker.
Gallows drags Dawson out of the ring. Gallows uppercuts Dawson. Dawson sends Gallows crashing into the steel ring steps. Wilder connects with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Anderson responds with a SpineBuster for a two count. Dawson makes the blind tag. Wilder launches Anderson to the ring. Anderson rams his shoulders into the midsection of Wilder. The Revival plants Anderson with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
Kurt Angle & Seth Rollins In-Ring Promo:
Angle is out here with mixed emotions. On a positive side, Ronda Rousey will be signing her Monday Night Raw contract at the Elimination Chamber PPV. The bad news is that his son, Jason Jordan, will be missing WrestleMania due to a serious neck injury. Angle is here as a father. Angle rips the San Jose marks who are cheering about Jordan missing WrestleMania. Jordan may not be everybody’s favorite WWE Superstar, but Angle wants everyone to send their best wishes to his son.
Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Angle. Rollins apologizes for what he said to Jordan last week. He knows first hand how it feels to not compete at WrestleMania Two years ago, Rollins became the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Levi’s Stadium. He was on cloud nine, then things turned black. Rollins talks about the miss opportunities at WrestleMania 32.
Right now, Rollins doesn’t have a title, briefcase or opportunity to be in the Elimination Chamber Match. Angle says that he can help Rollins find a new tag team partner. Thanks but no thanks. Rollins doesn’t want to be a part of Raw. He wants to be, Monday Night Raw. Rollins wants to turn this show into Monday Night Rollins. He wants to be the man one more time. The only way he can do that is if he wins the Elimination Chamber Match.
Angle loves Rollins enthusiasm, but he can’t cancel the Second Chance Fatal Four Way. Rollins wants Angle to change the match to a Fatal Five Way. Angle says that’s not fair to the other four wrestlers. This decision is not up to Angle, it’s up to the WWE Universe. Rollins is officially entered in the Last Chance Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.
Bray Wyatt Promo:
Third Match: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
Bayley start things off with a quick rollup for a one count. Bayley with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Bayley applies a wrist lock. Bayley with a cradle cover for another near fall. Sasha kicks Bayley in the gut. Bayley responds with a back elbow strike. Bayley lands a Flying Deep Arm-Drag. Bayley follows that with a dropkick. Sasha backs Bayley into the turnbuckles. Sasha delivers a series of forearm shivers. Bayley applies a side headlock. Bayley drops Sasha with a shoulder tackle. Bayley with a school girl rollup for a one count. Sasha goes for a Bank Statement, but Bayley quickly escapes.
Sasha applies a wrist lock. Sasha connects with a Hip Toss. Sasha follows that with a Running Double Knee Strike for a two count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Sasha with a Forearm Shiver to Bayley. Sasha throws Bayley out of the ring. Sasha dropkicks Bayley off the ring apron. Sasha rolls Bayley back into the ring. Bayley is ramming her shoulders into the midsection of Sasha. Sasha drives Bayley’s injured shoulder to the top rope.
Coming out of the commercial break, Sasha has Bayley in a Straight Jacket Hold. Sasha with an arm-ringer for a two count. Sasha is talking smack to Bayley. Sasha gets Bayley tied in the tree of woe. Sasha goes for a Flying Double Knee Strike, but Bayley blocks it. Sasha thrust kicks Bayley into the turnbuckles. Sasha levels Bayley with a Double Knee Strike in the corner. Bayley responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Sasha and Bayley are trading back and forth shots.
Bayley with a Lou Thez Press to Sasha. Bayley transitions into a Ground and Pound Attack. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Bayley connects with a Saito Suplex. Bayley follows that with a Middle Rope Stunner for a two count. Sasha responds with a Jaw Breaker. Bayley runs through Sasha with The Shining Wizard. Bayley goes for the Top Rope Elbow Drop, but Sasha ducks out of the way.
Sasha locks in the Bank Statement. Bayley reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Bayley Forward Rolls Sasha into the middle turnbuckle. Sasha kicks Bayley in the jaw. Bayley goes for a SuperPlex, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha sends Bayley crashing to the canvas. Bayley plants Sasha with The Avalanche Bayley to Belly to pickup the victory. After the match, Nia Jax attacks Sasha and Bayley. Nia delivers two Samoan Drops.
Winner: Bayley via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Mickie James & Alexa Bliss vs. Absolution w/Paige
Mandy Rose and Mickie will start things off. Mickie with a quick headlock takeover. Rose responds with a Head Scissors Leg Lock. Mickie applies a side headlock. Micke drops Rose with a shoulder tackle. Mickie follows that with a dropkick for a one count. Rose decks Mickie with a Elbow Smash. Rose tags in Deville. Deville fires off a Waist Lock TakeDown. Mickie responds with a Spinning Heel Kick.
Mickie and Bliss with a Double Elbow Strike to Deville. Bliss with Combination Knee Strikes for a two count. Bliss steps on Deville’s hair for a two count. Bliss tags in Mickie. Mickie with a Running Thrust Kick for a two count. Deville is ramming her shoulders into the midsection of Mickie. Mickie kicks Deville in the jaw. Mickie connects with a HeadScissors TakeOver.
Mickie follows that with a Lou Thez Press. Mickie transitions into a ground and pound attack. Mickie knocks Rose off the ring apron. Deville drops Mickie with a Big Boot. Absolution are cutting the ring in half. Rose locks in the Abdominal Stretch. Following a snap mare takeover, Mickie dodges a Bicycle Kick from Rose. Mickie regains momentum with a NeckBreaker. Bliss starts arguing with Paige. Deville drags Bliss off the ring apron. Rose plants Mickie with The Angel’s Wings to pickup the victory. After the match, Absolution are beating down Mickie. Bliss makes the save.
Winner: Absolution via Pinfall
Apollo Crews Interview:
Elias & Braun Strowman Segment:
Fifth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus w/Cesaro
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns backs Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Sheamus applies a wrist lock. Reigns reverses the hold. Reigns applies a hammer lock. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Sheamus decks Reigns with a back elbow strike. Sheamus uppercuts Reigns. Reigns bounces Sheamus head on the top turnbuckle pad. Reigns explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Sheamus is trying to regain his composure on the outside.
Reigns with right hands to Sheamus. Reigns clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus drags Reigns out of the ring apron. Reigns whips Sheamus back first to the ringside barricade. Reigns bounces Sheamus head on the apron. Reigns breaks the referee’s ten count. Reigns is talking trash to Cesaro. Sheamus delivers a Rolling Senton on the floor.
Coming out of the commercial break, Sheamus applies a half nelson chin lock. Sheamus wants San Jose to respect his mohawk. Sheamus drives his knee to the back of Reigns. Reigns fires up with multiple lariats. Sheamus responds with a Big Boot. Sheamus sends Reigns crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post. Sheamus connects with The Irish Curse BackBreaker for a two count. Sheamus locks in the Texas CloverLeaf.
Reigns with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns goes for the SuperMan Punch, but Sheamus counters with White Noise for a two count. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Reigns counters with a SuperMan Punch for a two count. Sheamus blocks The Spear. Reigns connects with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns is distracted by Cesaro. Sheamus rolls Reigns over for a two count.
Sheamus drops Reigns with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Sheamus starts arguing with the referee. Sheamus rolls Reigns out of the ring. Reigns Back Body Drops Cesaro into the San Jose Crowd. Reigns follows that with a SuperMan Punch. Reigns sends Sheamus face first to the steel ring post. Reigns goes for The Drive By, but Sheamus counters with a stiff lariat. Sheamus goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Reigns counters with The Spear to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall
Sixth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy vs. Apollo Crews vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins in a Last Chance Fatal Five Way Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
A pier six brawl breaks out after the bell rings. Crews knocks Bray off the ring apron. Crews delivers a Flying MoonSault. Crews kicks Balor in the gut. Crews follows that with a Bicycle Kick. Crews with a Leaping Clothesline to Rollins. Balor hits a Step Up Enzuigiri which sends Crews crashing to the outside. Balor drops Rollins with a straight right hand. Balor ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a Reverse DDT/Lariat Combination for a two count. Balor decks Hardy with a Back Elbow Strike. Hardy goes for a High Cross, but Rollins counters with a SuperKick. Balor and Rollins are trading back and forth shots.
Rollins thrust kicks the chest of Balor. Balor responds with a SlingBlade. Bray with a Running Shoulder Block to Rollins. Bray goes for the Sister Abigail, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Bray for a two count. Rollins throws Balor out of the ring. Rollins ascends to the top turnbuckle. Crews goes for a SuperPlex, but Balor and Hardy gets in the way. Bray blocks The Tower Of Doom. Bray clotheslines Hardy. Bray connects with a ShouldBreaker. Bray with a Uranage Slam to Crews. Bray follows that with a Running Senton for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bray does his spider walk pose. Hardy is applauding Bray’s mind games. Hardy with a series of forearm shivers to Bray. Hardy with a Corner Clothesline. Hardy follows that with Two Side Effects. Hardy lands a Flying Double Axe Handle. Hardy goes for The Twist of Fate, but Rollins counters with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Bray. Rollins takes out Bray & Crews with a Double BlockBuster. Rollins dishes out multiple Suicide Dives. Rollins with a forearm smash. Rollins connects with a Roll Through Falcon Arrow for a two count.
Crews blocks The King’s Landing. Rollins sends Crews out of the ring with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Bray. Bray responds with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Balor takes down Bray with The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but Rollins gets in the way. Rollins misses on the Phoenix Splash. Rollins blocks The Sister Abigail.
Hardy connects with the Twist of Fate for a two count as Balor lands The Coupe De Grace. Rollins delivers The Curb Stomp for a two count. Rollins and Crews are trading back and forth shots. Crews with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Crews drops Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Crews follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Crews drags Rollins to the corner. Crews blocks The Avalanche Side Effect. Bray lays out Hardy with The Sister Abigail on the floor. Bray goes for a SuperPlex, but Balor and Rollins counters with The Tower of Doom to pickup the victory. After the match, there’s confusion because Rollins and Balor scored the pinfall at the same time.
Winner: Seth Rollins & Finn Balor via Inconclusive Pinfall
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