Backstage: Dolph Ziggler told Lana how much he wanted to beat Rusev first. She said it wasn’t about Rusev but about getting the IC title. Ziggler said that when he came back with the belt, maybe it would be about them. Lana said she would like that. Ziggler said he was going to go do what he does better than anyone.
Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry vs. Ryback vs. R-Truth
Barrett and Ziggler will start out. As they did, my Network feed died. I had to reboot my Roku to get it going again. When I returned, Ziggler was down and Barrett was attacking Truth as his pod opened. I guess Barrett has been having a good showing so far. Truth began nailing some offense and scored a two count coming off a missile dropkick. Truth nailed a scissor kick but Barrett rolled to the corner. Truth nailed a Stinger Splash but was caught with a Winds of Change (Black Hole Slam) for a two count. Ziggler returned to the fray but was nailed with a superkick to the face for another two count. Barrett drilled Ziggler into Mark Henry’s pod, shattering it. Henry entered the bout and began working over Barrett, nailing a slam and a legdrop. Henry scored a two count. Ryback was released and slugged it out with Henry. Ryback nailed a series of shoulderblocks in the corner and then tackled him down for a two count. Network out again. When it returned, Barrett had been eliminated. Ryback, Ziggler, Henry and truth all started battling with each other. Sheamus was released and they all waited for him. The door was stuck and they couldn’t get the door open. The others all used that distraction to try rolling each other up. Ryback, Ziggler and Truth all decided to team up working over Henry. That lasted for a short time until Ryback nailed Truth with Shellshock and scored the pin. Truth is eliminated.
With Henry down, Ryback nailed a delayed vertical suplex on Ziggler. Ryback went for the Meathook but Ziggler drilled him with a kick. Sheamus finally got out of the pod and sent Ziggler into the pod’s plexiglass. He knocked Ryback over the ropes and onto the steel. He began beating down Henry with stomps but was grabbed. Sheamus avoided the world’s strongest slam but was nailed with a splash for a two count. Henry picked up Sheamus for a move but Sheamus slipped out and nailed the Brogue Kick for the pin. Henry is eliminated. Continue reading