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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER REVEALED, THE TAG TEAM DIVISION STILL EXISTS, WOMEN'S MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR PPV, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-01-31 21:57:00

We start off with a look back at the Royal Rumble.

We are in Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and John Layfield.  Your host is Tom Phillips.

AJ Styles is in the office looking at a monitor with Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon.

Shane mentions Randy winning the Royal Rumble and John Cena and AJ Styles tearing the house down.

AJ wants to know about his rematch, but he says he doesn't want it in the Elimination Chamber.

Daniel says the best Smackdown talent will battle for the title in the Elimination Chamber.

Styles says he wants the one on one match.  He asks who will be in the Elimination Chamber.

Shane says it will be AJ Styles, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Miz, Baron Corbin and . . . 

Dean Ambrose enters and he gets the sixth spot.

Dean calls AJ a 'Real Soccer Mom of Atlanta'.

Dean says that since James Ellsworth is in love and out of the picture, Dean says he has some unfinished business.

AJ says that won't happen, but Shane makes the match.

John Cena makes his way to the ring.

Cena wants everyone to know how they feel.  John says the CHAMP IS HERE!!!  John says the championship is the symbol that you are the man.  That is what it is going to be.  Part about being A man is being able to say you are wrong and that you are sorry.  Cena mentions the people who were cheering for AJ Styles.  Cena says that he is sorry to AJ Styles and that he was wrong about him.  He is not just 'a guy from Atlanta'.  AJ Styles is an elite level WWE Superstar who brings out the best in him.  He knows they may disagree but AJ's performance in the Royal Rumble is what this championship is all about.

The Royal Rumble was a history making occasion.  How are you going to celebrate making history?  John says it ain't time to drop confetti or pop champagne because the title will be on the line in two weeks at the Elimination Chamber.  He will celebrate by doing what he loves to do the most.  Saying Smackdown Live is the place to be, John Cena is the man to beat, and if you want some . . . 

The lights go out and The Wyatt Family make their way to the stage.

Bray mocks Cena and says THE CHAMP IS HERE.  He says everything is right with the world, hooray, but he does not mean it.  The more things change around here, the more they stay the same.  It is like some vicious cycle.  The hands of fate have dealt you back the championship you so blindly covet.  In two week's time, you will be trapped like a rat inside the Elimination Chamber with him.  There will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  He promises John that when everything is said and done, when the dust clears, he will be leaving that chamber the new WWE Champion.  The world will have finally entered the Era of Wyatt.

Bray says this is his destiny.  He says things are changing around here and if you don't believe him, you can ask his brother and the winner of the Royal Rumble match, Randy Orton.

Randy says if by some miracle you make it out of the chamber alive with that title, he will be waiting for you at Wrestlemania.  One way or another we are going to stop this vicious cycle and set that WWE Championship free. 

Bray tells John, 'We're Here'.

They go to the ring and Orton and Wyatt stand on opposite sides of the ring.

They enter the ring and the lights go out and Luke Harper stands in the ring when the lights come back on and he is standing next to Cena . . . and he is Cena's ally tonight.

Bray and Randy leave the ring 

Shane McMahon comes out and makes the tag team match of Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt against John Cena and Luke Harper.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  John Cena and Luke Harper versus Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton

Cena and Wyatt start things off.  Cena with a side head lock.  Cena with a shoulder tackle and he tries to get Wyatt up but Wyatt escapes and Orton tags in.  Cena points to the sign and he wants to go, but Harper tags himself in and Harper with a forearm and a slingshot senton.  Harper with a double leg take down and punches.  Harper with an Irish whip but Orton with an elbow.  Harper with a drop kick and then he catapults Orton into the middle rope.  

Harper follows Orton to the floor and Wyatt gets in the way.  Harper goes into the ring and rolls around Wyatt and he punches Orton and hits a back drop driver onto the announce table.  Harper sends Orton back into the ring and Wyatt tags in.  Wyatt gets in Harper's face and Harper does not back down at first, but Harper tags Cena in.  Cena looks confused.  Cena with punches but Wyatt with a back elbow and Cena backs into the corner.  Wyatt with punches and kicks.  Wyatt punches Cena and John goes down.  Wyatt with forearms and punches to Cena.  

Orton tags in and he kicks Cena as we go to commercial.

We are back and Wyatt with a back senton on Cena for a near fall.  We see footage from the break when Orton hit a back drop driver onto the announce table on John Cena.  Orton tags in and he kicks Cena and sets for the IEDDT and he hits it.  Orton looks around and Orton twists to the mat and sets for the RKO but Cena pushes Orton away and Cena with a clothesline.  Both men are down.

Wyatt tags in and he runs to the opposite corner and stares at Harper.  Wyatt with a punch to Cena and he gets a near fall.  Wyatt misses a back senton when Cena moves out of the way.  Orton tags in and he hits a power slam and he gets a near fall.  Orton with a forearm to knock Harper off the apron.  Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and Five Knuckle Shuffle.  Orton escapes the Attitude Adjustment and he hits a back breaker.

Wyatt enters to separate Harper and Orton.  Harper with a clothesline to Orton and then Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but Harper escapes.  Harper tries for Sister Abigail and Orton stops Harper.  Wyatt with Sister Abigail to Harper and then Orton stops Cena from hitting an Attitude Adjustment and hits an RKO for the three count.

Winners:  Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt

We go to commercial.

James Ellsworth comes out and he says he has something to say.  He tells everyone to shush.  He introduces Carmella.

Match Number Two:  Carmella versus Delilah Dawson

Carmella plays with Delilah's hair and Delilah with a side head lock.  Carmella sends her to the mat and tosses Dawson by the hair.  Ellsworth laughs at Dawson.  Dawson with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Carmella with a shoulder.  Dawson with a kick but Ellsworth trips her.  Carnella with the Code of Silence and Dawson taps out.

Winner:  Carmella

Kalisto makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Kalisto versus Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler with a running forearm and kicks followed by a leaping elbow drop.  Kalisto with kicks to the leg and to the head.  Kalisto with an enzuigiri on the apron and he sets for a springboard cross body and he hits it and gets a near fall  We see Crews watching in the back.  Ziggler with a forearm and then he stomps on the shoulder.  Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall.  Ziggler taunts Kalisto.  Kalisto with a kick to Ziggler and then he connects with forearms while Ziggler goes into the corner.  Ziggler with super kick for the three count.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Ziggler tries to take Kalisto's mask off and Apollo Crews makes his way to the ring and Ziggler goes into the crowd.

Naomi and Becky Lynch are in the interview area and Becky is asked about getting revenge.  Becky says Mickie cost her the title and Mickie blames her for forgetting about her legacy.  Becky is ready for revenge.  Tonight, Naomi and her have a mutual understanding because they have mutual targets.

Naomi says that Alexa disrespected her last week and called her a nobody.  On Sunday, this nobody became a somebody when she pinned that termite one, two, three.  She felt the Glow on Sunday.

We go to commercial.

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