WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Results
February 17, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
* Brodus Clay and Tensai def. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow during the Elimination Chamber pre-show on YouTube.
A video package opens the show focusing on the Elimination Chamber match, The Shield vs. John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback and The Rock defending the WWE Championship against CM Punk.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to the Elimination Chamber PPV. We go live to New Orleans where a huge display of pyro goes off in the entrance area. Michael Cole welcomes us to the final Pay Per View event before Wrestlemania 29. Cole is joined by Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary tonight.
Big Show is out first to kick off the show.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Big Show
The bell rings and Big Show immediately goes after Del Rio with some big body shots. Del Rio fights back with a kick and body shots of his own to Big Show. Big Show with big chops to the chest of Del Rio. Del Rio attempts some knees and Big Show drops him with a big forearm to the back. Del Rio counters a big boot and drops the knee of Big Show off his shoulder. Del Rio with repeated kicks to the face of Big Show when he tries to fight back to his feet. Del Rio with a quick superkick on Big Show that results in a two count. Big Show responds with a big spear when Del Rio comes off the ropes. Del Rio gets a shoulder up after two. Big Show with a quick clothesline pulling Del Rio into his forearm. Big Show with a superkick of his own catching Del Rio during a comeback attempt. Big Show with a corner splash on Del Rio and Del Rio kicks out after two. Del Rio immediately responds locking Big Show in an armbar. Big Show is reaching for the ropes, Ricardo is pulling the bottom rope out and Big Show instead gets his boot on the bottom rope to break it up. Big Show catches Del Rio in a bear hug.
Big Show breaks the hold and tosses the bucket Ricardo had at ringside at him. Big Show breaks up a Del Rio comeback, lifts Del Rio up on his shoulders looking for a powerbomb and Del Rio counters out with a huricanrana. Big Show falls out of the ring and Del Rio connects with a suicide dive. Both men are down. The referee starts the count. Del Rio returns to the ring. Big Show barely gets back in at nine. Del Rio off the top rope with a seated senton. Big Show kicks out after two. Big Show catches Del Rio with a chokeslam, cover and Del Rio finds a way to kick out after two. Big Show calls for the knockout punch and Del Rio rolls out of the ring. Big Show grabs Del Rio and tosses him back in the ring over the top rope. Del Rio counters another chokeslam attempt, attempts a roll up, Big Show lifts Del Rio up and Del Rio brings him back down with a quick DDT. Big Show gets a shoulder up after two. Del Rio with a kick to the head of Big Show in the corner. Big Show again powers out after two. Del Rio again gets the armbar locked in. Big Show is in the middle reaching for the ropes.
Big Show turns over, lifts Del Rio up and slams him back down with a powerbomb. Big Show knocks Ricardo off the ring apron. Big Show picks up Del Rio’s bucket, tries kicking it into the head of Big Show, misses and then connects on a second attempt. Del Rio with a kick to the head of Big Show in the corner. Del Rio gets the armbar locked on Del Rio once again. Big Show is screaming reaching for the bottom rope. Big Show taps.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Alberto Del Rio is handed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and he celebrates in the corner holding it up high. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish of Big Show tapping out. Back live, Ricardo returns to the ring to celebrate with Del Rio. Michael Cole notes that Alberto Del Rio will be heading into Wrestlemania 29 as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
A trailer for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” starring The Rock is shown.
WWE United States Championship
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. The Miz
The Miz with a quick roll up attempt early on that Antonio Cesaro fights out of. Cesaro goes to work on the wrapped up shoulder of Miz early as well. Miz with a knee and Cesaro responds with a high knee to Miz’s bad shoulder. Cesaro catches Miz on his shoulders and drops the bad shoulder of Miz over his knee. Cesaro cuts off a comeback attempt by Miz continuing to work on his bad shoulder dropping a knee over it. Cesaro picks up Miz, drives knees into the bad shoulder and then lifts up Miz by his bad shoulder. Cesaro flips Miz back down and drops a leg over the shoulder. Cesaro keeps Miz grounded working over the shoulder. Cesaro with repeated kicks to the shoulder of Miz and then pulls the shoulder off the ring apron jumping out. Cesaro with a quick cover and Miz kicks out. Cesaro then goes right back to work on the shoulder pulling back on it sitting over Miz. Miz with a big boot that sends Cesaro down in the corner. Miz with big body kicks to Cesaro in the same corner. Miz with a corner sitting clothesline on Cesaro. Cesaro catches the bad arm of Miz coming off the top rope.
Miz is able to break it out and toss Cesaro to the outside. Cesaro gets Miz up on his shoulders, Miz pushes off and sends Cesaro knee first into the steel ring steps. Back in the ring, Miz with a chop block on Cesaro. Miz blocks a kick by Cesaro sending him to the corner. Miz with a series of kicks and then plants Cesaro with a quick DDT. Miz hooks the leg and Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro is favoring his knee. Miz with a huge dropkick to the knee of Cesaro. Miz drops repeated knees to the bad leg of Cesaro. Cesaro avoids a Figure Four attempt by Miz. Miz ends up dropping a knee connecting with a low blow when Cesaro kicks his leg away. Cesaro grabs the referee and shows him that a low blow took place from Miz. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ and still WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
After the match, we see a replay of Antonio Cesaro kicking away the leg of The Miz causing Miz to drop his knee on the groin of Cesaro. Back live, the referee hands the title to Cesaro. The Miz argues with the referee and then gives Cesaro an intentional low blow kick. Cesaro falls out of the ring in pain clutching his title.
Backstage, Daniel Bryan asks Kane why keeps giving him the silent treatment. Bryan asks him if it is about what went down at the Royal Rumble. Kane tells Bryan he is taking tonight very seriously as he has been in WWE for 15 years and hasn’t had the opportunity to main event Wrestlemania. Bryan offers to watch his back tonight. They both hug. Kane says tonight Bryan will watch his back and he will watch his own back as well.
Back in the arena we see a shot of the Elimination Chamber starting to lower around the ring.
A video package runs focusing on the Elimination Chamber match.
No. 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match
Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Chris Jericho
Jack Swagger is out first with Zeb Colter. Swagger gets on the mic saying when he has the microphone he has the power and showers you with the truth. He said Zeb Colter speaks the truth and is a great American. Colter grabs the mic talking about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase. He said Jefferson would be ashamed of what has become of our “once great nation.” Colter said tonight in this chamber, a real patriot, a real American will “win one for the good guys.”
Locked in the pods (in order) was Jack Swagger, Kane, Mark Henry and Randy Orton. The match will begin with Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho.
The bell rings and here we go. Bryan with a quick shoulder block and Jericho with a quick series of arm drags. Jericho with a headlock takedown to keep Bryan grounded. Bryan goes for the No Lock early and Jericho counters out of the attempt. Bryan counters out of a Walls of Jericho attempt as well. Bryan with big kicks to the chest of Jericho in the corner. Jericho with a series of chops. Bryan flips from the corner, Jericho sends him over the top rope, Bryan lands on his feet, tries to suplex Jericho to the floor, Jericho counters, attempts a back suplex, Bryan counters, Jericho with an elbow, Bryan pulls Jericho down and goes for another No Lock. Jericho with a catapult sending Bryan head first into the chain wall. Jericho tosses Bryan back in the ring and connects with a back suplex. Jericho with a cover and Bryan kicks out. Jericho with kicks to Bryan near the ropes. Jericho with a suplex bringing Bryan back in the ring. Time expires. Out first is Jack Swagger.
Swagger goes after Jericho right away. Swagger then turns his attention to Bryan slamming him against the chain wall a few times. Swagger with a big knee to Bryan against the chain wall. Swagger then pushes the head of Bryan into the steel floor surrounding the ring. Jericho then starts going after Swagger with some big rights and elbows in the corner when Swagger returned to the ring. Jericho sends Swagger to the corner. Jericho charges and Swagger moves out of the way causing Jericho to hit the corner with force. Swagger grabs Jericho and sends him shoulder first into the chain wall. Swagger continues to send Jericho into the chain wall and then connects with a series of big knees to the gut. Swagger with big right hands to Jericho. Bryan then comes off the top turnbuckle nearby and takes out Swagger. Swagger screams out in pain as he took a nasty bump on the steel floor around the ring. Bryan with uppercuts on Jericho. Time expires. Out second is Kane.
Kane goes after Swagger right away landing a series of rights and uppercuts. Bryan with a big dropkick to Swagger in the corner. Kane tosses Swagger over the top rope. Swagger screams out in pain when he connects on the floor. Bryan with a roll up attempt on Kane. Kane kicks out and gets up surprised. Kane points to the Wrestlemania sign saying it is all about that tonight. Bryan wants a hug. Kane says no. Bryan slaps Kane. Kane responds with big uppercut. Bryan drops Kane to the corner and connects with a corner dropkick to the head. Bryan with kicks to the chest of Kane. Kane avoids the big shot to the head, Bryan attempts a No Lock, Kane with a side slam and Bryan kicks out after two. Kane goes up top and Bryan cuts him off. Jericho is back in and has Bryan on his shoulders. Kane comes off the top rope and clotheslines Bryan off the shoulders of Jericho. Swagger runs in and covers Bryan for two. Time expires. Out third is Randy Orton.
Orton with quick clotheslines on Bryan and Jericho. Orton drops Kane with a quick dropkick. Orton bounces Bryan off the top rope and connects with a quick suplex. Orton pushes Kane face first into the chain wall, a second shot into the chain, puts Kane in the ring, pulls him through the second rope and gives Kane a DDT to the steel floor. Orton is now going after Swagger who is sitting on the top turnbuckle. Jericho is working over Bryan who is also up on the top turnbuckle. Orton with a superplex to Swagger. Jericho with a superplex to Bryan. All four men are down with Kane still on the outside. We see a shot of Mark Henry in his pod slapping the walls wanting to get out. Time expires and out last is Mark Henry. Henry enters and connects with headbutts to Swagger, Orton, Jericho and Bryan. Henry plants Bryan with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry gets the pinfall.
Daniel Bryan is eliminated.
Henry grabs Orton and sends him crashing through his pod. Henry and Kane exchange shots in the ring. Kane comes off the top turnbuckle, Henry catches him, lifts him up and connects with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry gets the pinfall on Kane.
Kane is eliminated.
Henry grabs Jericho and tosses him over the top rope to the steel floor. Henry gets Jericho on his shoulders, Jericho jumps off and pushes Henry into a pod. Swagger and Jericho team up sending Henry back first into the chain wall repeatedly. Swagger and Jericho with a double suplex to Henry over the steel floor! Henry landed with a huge thud. Back in the ring, Jericho comes off the top turnbuckle with a cross body connecting on Swagger for a two count. Swagger catches Jericho with a boot, attempts his gutwrench powerbomb and Jericho counters attempting a Walls of Jericho. Swagger counters out of that. Jericho with a running bulldog on Swagger. Jericho goes for a Lionsault when Henry catches him and sends him flying into the chain wall. Henry screams, “That’s what I do!” Henry picks up Jericho and tosses him back in the ring into Swagger. Henry stacks Jericho and Swagger on top of each other. Henry goes up to the second rope, jumps back and both Jericho and Swagger move. Swagger with a big boot and Jericho with a Codebreaker. Orton with an RKO to Henry. Orton gets the pinfall on Henry.
Mark Henry is eliminated.
Cole notes that it took 3 WWE stars to eliminate Henry. We see a shot of Henry exiting the chamber and the audience starts clapping for him. Henry then opens the chamber door, jumps back in, gives a World’s Strongest Slam to Swagger, another to Orton and one to Jericho. WWE officials hit the ring to get Henry removed. Booker T and Teddy Long also walk out and tell Henry he needs to leave. Henry finally exits the ring as Booker T is seen yelling at him to get to the back. Back in the ring, Swagger covers Orton and gets a two count. Orton and Jericho start double teaming Swagger with shots in the corner. They both toss Swagger shoulder first into the steel ring post. Swagger also hit his head on the pod door. Orton goes after Jericho with rights and a series of clotheslines. Jericho comes off the top turnbuckle and Orton catches him with a big dropkick. Jericho somehow kicks out. Orton with a powerslam to Swagger. Powerslam to Jericho. Jericho with a dropkick to Orton, covers and Orton kicks out. Swagger with a belly-to-belly suplex on Jericho. Jericho kicks out.
Swagger gets the Patriot Act locked on Orton. Jericho with a kick to the back of Swagger’s head to break it up. Swagger drops down Jericho and gets the Patriot Act locked on him. Jericho rolls through and gets the Walls of Jericho applied on Swagger. Orton breaks it up dropping Jericho over his back. Orton covers Jericho and gets a two count. Orton tosses Swagger over the top rope to the steel floor. Orton tosses Jericho to the floor. Orton grabs both Jericho and Swagger bringing them through the second rope. Orton drops both Swagger and Jericho with a double DDT. Huge reaction for Orton in New Orleans. Jericho counters an RKO. Orton counters a Lionsault getting his knees up. Orton with an RKO on Jericho. Orton covers Jericho for the pinfall.
Chris Jericho is eliminated.
Swagger then quickly rolls up Orton and gets the pinfall.
Randy Orton is eliminated.
Winner and new No. 1 Contender for the WWE World Title: Jack Swagger
After the match, Zeb Colter starts celebrating with Jack Swagger outside the chamber. We see a shot of a shocked Randy Orton still recovering inside the chamber.
A promo for WWE Wrestlemania 29 airs.
John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback vs. The Shield
Ryback goes after Roman Reigns at ringside right away as they entered through the crowd. In the ring, Cena, Sheamus and Ryback have all three members of The Shield up and bring them down in vertical suplexes. The referee tries to get some order in and calls for the bell as we officially start with Sheamus and Dean Ambrose. Sheamus with a big high knee to Ambrose, tosses him over the top rope, Ambrose hangs on and Sheamus with big forearms to the chest of Ambrose ripping away his clothing. Sheamus takes out Seth Rollins with a big shoulder block from the ring apron. Ambrose catches Sheamus with a kick and tags in Reigns who remains on the floor clotheslining Sheamus. Back in the ring, Reigns with big kicks to Sheamus. Rollins tags himself in, Ambrose with a quick dropkick and Rollins with a second dropkick to level Sheamus. Rollins keeps Sheamus grounded, pushes him to the corner and tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with repeated shots in the corner. Sheamus fires back with a huge Brogue Kick that levels Ambrose. Tags to both Cena and Reigns.
Cena with his shoulder blocks and twisting powerbomb plant on Reigns. Cena connects with Five Knuckle Shuffle. AA gets broken up with interference from Rollins. Cena with an STF applied on Reigns and Ambrose breaks that up. Reigns with a big headbutt to Cena that drops him. Tag to Ambrose who connects with kicks and right hands to Cena trying to keep him down. Tag to Rollins who also works over Cena dropping him with repeated rights. Cena mounts a comeback knocking Ambrose and Reigns off the ring apron, but Rollins fires back with a quick dropkick. Rollins with a big splash to Cena in the corner. Rollins pushes Cena to the corner and tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with a headbutt and kick that drops Cena more. Ambrose slaps Cena repeatedly and tags in Reigns. Rollins with a flying forearm and Reigns follows with a big clothesline. Sheamus breaks up the pinfall attempt. Reigns with a quick samoan drop on Cena that results in a two count. Reigns has Cena in a headlock, Cena is reaching for a hot tag and Reigns pulls him back to avoid the tag.
Reigns again prevents Cena from tagging out. Tag to Ambrose who connects with some quick jabs followed by a reverse neckbreaker. Cena gets Ambrose on his shoulders, Ambrose counters off, connects with a high knee and big DDT combo on Cena. Cena dumps Ambrose over the top rope to the outside. Hot tag to Ryback. Ryback clears house on Ambrose and Rollins with high back body drops. Huge powerbomb on Rollins. Huge corner powerslam launching Ambrose into Rollins. Ryback backs to the corner and Reigns takes him out. Sheamus is in to go after Reigns. Sheamus goes over with Ambrose. Reigns with a huge spear sending Sheamus through the timekeepers area. Back in the ring, Rollins is up on the top, Ryback catches him, lifts him up, Ambrose with knees and Rollins jumps down. Ambrose and Rollins go to lift up Ryback when Cena pulls Reigns out. Cena with an AA to Ambrose. Ryback has Rollins up for Shell Shocked when Reigns hits the ring and connects with a spear. Rollins covers Ryback and gets the pinfall. Cena is shocked.
Winners: The Shield
After the match, we see a shot of John Cena still looking around surprised at what just went down. The Shield bails and runs into the crowd celebrating the big win. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of an upset Ryback heading to the back.
Dolph Ziggler is on his way out to the ring with Big E Langston and AJ Lee. Ziggler talks about not being booked tonight. He mentions Jack Swagger “sliding” back in from vacation and earning a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. Ziggler said Swagger must feel like he is on his way to become champion. He disagrees saying his briefcase means more. Ziggler said he steals the show when Booker T’s music hits to interrupt him. Smackdown GM Booker T disagrees with Ziggler calling himself the best today. He has an opponent in mind and that match is up next. Kofi Kingston’s music hits.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
The match kicks off with Kofi Kingston connecting with a quick monkey flip on Dolph Ziggler from the corner. Ziggler catches Kingston with a quick dropkick. Ziggler keeps Kingston grounded with a headlock. Kingston fights to his feet, hits the ropes, grabs Ziggler, sends him into the ropes and Ziggler catches Kingston with a sleeper. Kingston dumps Ziggler over the top rope. Big E Langston is trying to help up Ziggler when Kingston takes him out with a suicide dive. Langston tries getting in the ring when Kingston returns. AJ with a slap to Kingston from the ring apron. Ziggler almost runs into AJ. Kingston with Trouble in Paradise to Ziggler. Ziggler somehow kicks out. Ziggler rolls out near Langston. Ziggler with a springboard dive connecting on both. Back in the ring, Kingston connects with a springboard cross body. Ziggler crotches Kingston on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler drops Kingston chest first off the top turnbuckle pad, Ziggler with the Zig Zag and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler celebrates his win with Big E Langston and AJ Lee at ringside. Langston returns to the ring, connects with big right hand body shots to Kingston, hits the ropes and levels Kingston with a huge clothesline. Langston picks up Kingston, connects with high knees, puts him on his shoulders and drops back.
Michael Cole plugs the WWE app.
We see footage of Brodus Clay and Tensai def. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes earlier tonight during the YouTube pre-show. Backstage, Clay is with his ladies. They are using the new WWE action figures. Tensai comes up and Clay calls him Sweet T. He doesn’t like the nickname. Clay asks him what that tattoo’s on his face mean. Tensai said with his luck it is probably a sushi menu. They end the segment dancing backstage.
WWE Divas Championship
Kaitlyn (c) vs. Tamina Snuka
Lock up and Tamina pushes Kaitlyn away to the ropes. Kaitlyn with a quick takedown into a front face lock on Tamina. Kaitlyn with a quick suplex to Tamina. Kaitlyn with a backslide pin that Tamina quickly kicks out of. Kaitlyn with a baseball slide to Tamina and then tosses her back in the ring. Tamina tosses Kaitlyn face first off the steel ring post. Back in the ring, Tamina drops Kaitlyn with a quick big boot. Tamina with a samoan drop on Kaitlyn. Tamina misses a splash from the top and Kaitlyn catches her with a spear. Kailtyn gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Kaitlyn
A promo for Wrestlemania 29 airs taking place in 49 days.
A video package runs hyping The Rock vs. CM Punk.
If The Rock is counted out or disqualifed, CM Punk wins the title
The Rock (c) vs. CM Punk w/ Paul Heyman
CM Punk and Paul Heyman came out with the WWE Championship. Punk demanded that Justin Roberts introduce him as the People’s Champion.
The bell rings and here we go. Punk eases in with some attempted kicks instead of locking up. Lock up and Punk drops Rock with a quick shoulder block. Heyman claps smiling at ringside. Punk with another shoulder block that drops Rock. Lock up, Punk goes to the headlock, drops to a knee and connects with third shoulder block. Rock responds with some big arm drags, tosses Punk to the ropes, Punk holds on and bails to recover at ringside. Punk returns, gets in Rock’s face, they exchange words and Punk slaps Rock. Rock responds with some big right hands backing Punk to the corner. Punk stays in the corner taking more shots from Rock. The referee warns he will call for the bell if he continues without backing off. Punk is smiling as he gets back up. Punk then spits in the face of Rock. Rock plants Punk with a quick clothesline and then tosses him out of the ring. Rock sends Punk into the barricade and then levels Punk with a quick clothesline. The referee starts the count as Rock drops Punk face first off the announce table. Punk rakes the eyes of Rock.
Punk with a quick clothesline to Rock when they are back in the ring. Punk with a headlock on Rock to keep him grounded. Punk drops repeated knees to the head of Rock, hooks the leg and Rock kicks out after two. Punk goes back to the headlock. Rock fights to his feet. Rock with right hands, hits the ropes and Punk catches Rock with a heel kick to the jaw. Punk gets another two count off the pinfall. Punk with a suplex floating into the cover resulting in another two count. Punk goes back to the headlock keeping it grounded. Rock fights back to his feet, big right hand to Punk, another right, Punk with a boot in the corner, Punk springboards up and catches Rock with a flying clothesline. Another cover and Rock again kicks out. Punk again returns to the headlock. Rock again fights to his feet. Rock with right hands, blocks a boot and Rock unloads with rights. Punk responds with a high knee. Punk charges in and connects with a knee to the jaw. Punk with a clothesline to drop Rock. Punk goes up top, jumps and connects with a flying elbow from the top turnbuckle.
Punk hooks the leg and Rock again kicks out. They brawl to the outside and Punk starts clearing the spanish announce table. Rock drops Punk off the other announce table and tosses him back in the ring. Punk avoids a Rock Bottom and catches Rock with a huge kick to the head. Punk with a cover and Rock kicks out. They go back to the outside as Heyman argues with the referee. Punk tosses Rock up to the spanish announce table. Punk picks up Rock and gives him a Rock Bottom over the table. The table doesn’t break as Rock slides off. Punk returns to the ring as the referee continues his count. Rock is crawling back and gets back at nine. Punk unloads on Rock with big right hands and the referee pulls Punk off before reaching his five count. Rock with a samoan drop on Punk. Rock with a huge right hand to Punk. Punk with a right of his own. They exchange shots. Punk with elbows. Rock with a huge diving clothesline and follows with a big DDT. Punk with elbows to avoid a Rock Bottom. Rock falls down and Punk drops more elbows to the heaand body of Rock.
Rock connects with a Rock Bottom on Punk. Rock with the cover and Punk barely kicks out after two. Heyman is trying to hype up Punk at ringside. Punk rolls out and Rock follows. Rock tosses Punk back in the ring. Heyman is arguing with the referee on the ring apron. Referee bump as Rock takes out the referee. Punk with a GTS on Rock in the ring. Punk covers and the referee is down. The crowd chants the pinfall count. Heyman is standing over the referee yelling at him to get up. Another referee runs down to check on the downed referee. Punk is yelling at the second referee to get in the ring. Rock counters a second GTS attempt. Rock with a spinebuster on Punk. Rock goes for the People’s Elbow and connects. Rock hooks the leg, the referee slides in and Punk kicks out! Punk grabs the ankle of the referee and the referee seems to roll his ankle. Punk with a kick to the head of Rock. Heyman grabs the WWE Championship belt and hands it to Punk. Heyman picks up Rock from the ring apron, holds his arms and Punk takes out Heyman with the title when Rock moves. Rock with a Rock Bottom on Punk. Rock hooks the leg, the first referee returns and counts the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE Champion: The Rock
After the match, The Rock looks up at the Wrestlemania 29 sign and is handed the WWE Championship from the referee. We see a replay of the finish. Back live, The Rock gets up on the turnbuckle and holds the WWE Championship up high celebrating his win.
WWE makes it official with a graphic. The Rock vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship will take place at Wrestlemania 29 in New Jersey at Metlife Stadium.