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Just six days after the WWE elimination chamber, six people who will be competing in the namesake for the WWE Championship have clashed in the backwater to determine which lucky Superstar will be the last to enter Sunday’s match.
The stellar main event hosted a show that wanted to give the final details in the making of the WWE special network, while at the same time launching the hottest feuds on Monday night.
Did it work? Who appeared victorious and what does that mean for the stars and the leading ship on this Road to WrestleMania?
Find out with this February 15 show summary.
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Announced for this week’s show:
- Gauntlet’s match to determine the final participant in the Elimination Chamber: Drew McIntyre vs. The Miz vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. AJ Styles
- Miz welcomes Drew McIntyre on “Miz TV”
Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET.
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Miz arrived in the ring to kick off this week’s show, introducing WWE champion Drew McIntyre as a guest on this edition of Miz TV. The host of the show mocked the Scottish psychopath, calling him “Andrew” and “Andy,” before claiming that John Morrison was leaving and making a mass discussion about Bad Bunny.
Miz reprized Sheamus ’betrayal from two weeks ago, cheated on Gauntlet Match for later in the show.
As the Hollywood A-Lister piled up more and more, McIntyre rocked it with a bang, dropping Miz and getting out. The loud braggart, enraged by what was just happening, revealed that he was getting out of the Elimination Chamber because he had guaranteed money in the bank anyway.
These promotions of Miz’s “tough guy” lose on their effectiveness when he’s busy filming rap videos with John Morrison and running over as a comic act. The fact that this whole segment existed in order to reach that tired promotion did not help his overall assessment in the least.
What prevented him from collecting the minus was the fact that WWE Creative finally accepted the logic. Why the hell would Miz succumb to the relentless restrictions of the Elimination Chamber when he could cash in on a beaten, beaten winner?
It made sense for a guy who imagines himself as the main manipulator to get out of that situation, sit down and wait for his chance. If this didn’t do anything else, at least it tied that free end.
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Ahead of Riddle’s kick at the United States Championship held by Bobby Lashley of The Hurt Business, The Original Bro teamed up with Gran Metallic and Lince Dorado of Lucha House Party against MVP and team champions Raw tag, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in Six-Man Mark a team match.
Hurt Business earned top spot during the break and kept back from the commercial, isolating Metallica and cutting him off from his partners. Metallic finally marked Riddle, who exploded in the ring, hitting any of his opponents in front of him.
Metallic and Dorado wiped Benjamin and Alexander on the floor while Riddle jumped the MVP by jumping on his knee. Floating Bro brought Riddle victory.
After the match, Lashley attacked the winners, setting up a Lucha House Party before capturing Riddle in Hurt Lock. Hurt’s affairs stood high, the face of the Almighty stained with rage, as they headed for the back.
Riddle and Lucha House Party beat The Hurt Business
It was an inappropriate match, full of talent, but hurt by the fact that most of the competition took place during the break.
Riddle has built momentum for his match in the Elimination Chamber, while WWE has a chance to go with the Lucha House Party against Alexander and Benjamin on the Kickoff Show if they want to.
The most notable moment of the entire segment was Tom Phillips questioning Keith Lee’s health and hinting that there could be a change in Sunday’s scheduled triple threat game for the United States Championship in which he, Riddle and Lashley will play.
WWE Creative responded to that possibility by adding extra heat to Riddle and the champions ’continued rivalry, in case they end up fighting in individual action instead. A wise move given the construction over the last two months.