Backstage Booker says Swagger has been unstoppable. Long says he knows Zeb from back in the day. Booker says Swagger is in. Ziggler comes up and says that now Jericho is in too? Booker says Ziggler gave up his chance. AJ says Ziggler has a contract! Ziggler says he got Jericho fired! Jericho doesn’t deserve a Title Match at WrestleMania! If Jericho’s in, he’s in! Booker asks that Ziggler wants in? Big E steps up and says that yeah, Ziggler wants in! Booker says one more man wants in, so Ziggler faces him. Ziggler agrees, then asks who. Big Red Machine, Kane! Long and Booker laugh at this.
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane def. Dolph Ziggler to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match
It appears that one opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship will have to do for Dolph Ziggler. After persuading Booker T to give him an opportunity to earn the final Elimination Chamber spot, Mr. Money in the Bank fell short to another prospective World Champion looking for a foothold in the Devil’s Playground: Kane.
It appears that one opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship will have to do for Dolph Ziggler. After persuading Booker T to give him an opportunity to earn the final Elimination Chamber spot, Mr. Money in the Bank fell short against another prospective World Champion looking for a foothold in Satan’s Playground: Kane.
With the more demonic half of Team Hell No still fighting for a spot in the Chamber, the bout was high-stakes and high-octane, and Ziggler wrestled it as such. The Showoff dug deep into his extensive arsenal, employing the full scope of both his technical and physical maneuvers in his effort to knock off The Big Red Machine and make his way into the Elimination Chamber. But Kane proved the more resilient of the two competitors, withstanding Ziggler’s sleeper hold and leaping DDT to set himself up for the final strike. When Kane ascended the turnbuckle to deliver his flying clothesline, though, AJ Lee climbed up to the apron to distract him. Ziggler, attempting to capitalize, nearly knocked AJ off the apron.
Luckily for AJ, Big E Langston was there to catch her.
Unluckily for Dolph, though, Kane was lying in wait for The Showoff.
By the time Ziggler registered his gal’s safety and got his head back in the game, The Devil’s Favorite Demon was waiting with open glove to catch Dolph with a Chokeslam, completing the lineup for the Elimination Chamber and leaving The Showoff to ponder what might have been.