Opening Segment: The Raw GM ordered all Raw participants in the Chamber to participate in a series of singles matches.
Opening Promo & Match #1: John Cena was scheduled to be in the first match against Punk. Cena made his way to ring to for his match & a promo. He cracked jokes about who the possible host for WrestleMania 27 could be and he insulted Michael Cole. Cena had the fans laughing, but some fans in Anaheim weren’t that thrilled to see him. Cena stated during the promo that he needs to win the chamber match to headline WM. He also began to insult Nexus, and CM Punk interrupted him and insulted Cena. Punk defended Michael Cole and called him a “good man.” Cm Punk told John Cena “I’m a good man and good things happen to good people.” Michael Cole is no longer a big fan of John Cena. He bashed Cena tonight in the opening segment and was happy when Punk defended him. Nexus was also banned from ringside during the match. Due to Cena getting himself DQ’ed the previous week, the Raw GM demanded a winner in the match.
Match # 1: The match began with total dominance from Punk. CM Punk was doing well and you know that wasn’t going to last long. Cena make his usual comeback with the shoulder trust, but CM Punk seemed to counter Cena’s maneuvers. CM Punk seemed to give a great effort, but his frustration began to build after a series of kick-outs from John Cena. Cena nearly landed the STFU submission, but CM Punk got out of it. Eventually Punk gets out of the ring and grabs a char from under the ring. He slides it in the ring to distract the ref. Under the ring, a New Nexus member handed Punk a wrench. The new Nexus Member made sure he was concealed and the ref never saw him. John Cena was in the ring and walked towards Punk, who was standing outside the ring with the wrench. Punk landed one blow to Cena’s head with the wrench, slid back in the ring for the GTS and the win. CM Punk has now won 3 times in a row against Cena.
Sad News: Jerry Lawler was not on Raw 2nite, due to the passing of his mother. She was 90 years old. He will be at the Chamber PPV to face Miz for his title.
Alberto Del Rio & Edge Promo: Alberto made his way to ring on Raw to gloat about his recent and future success. Del Rio claimed once again that he will become champion at WrestleMania 27. Edge interrupted Del Rio and his desire to exact his revenge on Del Rio. Edge was till angry about being hit with the guitar two weeks ago. Both guys were face to face in the ring, and Edge began attacking him. Ricardo (Del Rio’s announcer) helped get Rio out the ring, but Del Rio attempted to get on the apron to attempt a sneak attack. Edge speared Del Ro off the apron, and Vicki Guerrero interrupted the fight. She announced Edge will be stripped of his title, and said Edge may be fired because she has proof that he attacked Teddy Long. Edge looked shocked in the ring by the huge statements that Vicki Guerrero made.
Match #2: The next match was Natalya vs Eve Torres in a lumberjill match for the Divas Championship. Both women displayed great athleticism and both attempted to win the match against each other early. Natayla was thrown outside the ring and was kicked and stomped by the heel divas. Eve won the match with another awesome pinfall to retain her title. Natayla attempted some sort of Schoolboy pin, but Eve counted it and Natayla’s shoulders were down for the win. Both of the Divas shook hands, but Natayla looked pissed after the match, could be a heel turn on the way.
Backstage promo: Divas Champion Eve was being jumped by the Bella Twins, and Natayla came for the save. WWE Refs had to break up the melee.
Match #3: Mark Herny made his way to the ring for a match, and suddenly Sheamus emerged behind Henry as he was walking to the ring. Sheamus gave Mark Henry a vicious beating and got in the ring to talk on the mic. He warned all the other Chamber participants that he won’t fall for the mind games, and insulted randy Orton, his opponent tonight. Orton will also be one of the six men in the chamber match at the PPV. Mark Henry’s match was scrapped. He also Bro-Kicked mark Henry one more time to make a big statement.
Match #4: Miz and Daniel Bryan were scheduled for a one on one match against each other. Alex Riley joined commentary for the match. Daniel Bryan and Miz have a old unfinished feud dated back to NXT, which meant this will be a good match. Riley and Michael Cole insulted Josh Matthews and Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan started with total dominance in the beginning of the match. Miz quickly took over and put Bryan in a camel clutch. Bryan responded with a submission, but Miz took over again. Miz had put Bryan in another submission, but Daniel Bryan took over.
At one point Miz begged Bryan for mercy, which was funny. Miz eventually was lying outside the ring looking exhausted. Miz was laying against the barricade and Bryan jumped off the apron positioning his two knees to land on The Miz. Both knees connected and Miz went through the barricade. Both wrestlers eventually got back in the ring, and Bryan landed a Missile Drop kick from the top rope on Miz. Then Bryan got hung up on the rope and Miz landed a neckbreaker on the ropes to hurt Bryan. Miz dominated during the commercial break, and Daniel Bryan started to make a comeback. Bryan attempted a series of pinfalls, but failed to win the match. He even landed those vicious kicks, but couldn’t win by pinfall. Miz eventually won the match with the skull-crushing finale. After the match, Miz gave his condolences to Jerry Lawler’s mother passing, but guaranteed that he will retain at the Chamber.
Match #5: John Morrison & R-Truth were supposed to face each other one on one, but were teamed up by the Unknown Raw GM to face Michael M & David Otunga in a tag team match. Morrison eye was obviously red from CM Punk spraying it the week before and R-Truth may have been slightly injured from the one on one match with Mason Ryan from the week before. CM Punk stated last week that he wanted his Nexus to soften up the chamber participants. Morrison’s vision is in question and may hurt him in the chamber match. Morrison was tagged in by Truth and displayed a high level of aggressiveness in the match. He seemed to be really pissed and showed it throughout the short match. Truth jumped out the ring and crashed on Mason Ryan who was standing ringside aiding The New Nexus in their match. Morrison & Truth won the match landing that vicious knee to Michael M. New Nexus tried to play sore losers after the match, but Truth and Morrison retailed to stand tall. The two will face each other in the Chamber match along with the other four men this Sunday. Whoever wins will face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 27.
Chaperone Promo: The young actress who will play HHH’s daughter in the new movie Chaperone was in the ring. She introduced “The Great Khali, and the Khali kiss camera occurred. Couples in the arena, and certain WWE couples kissed during the promo. Hornswoggle received a kiss from the young actress and he went crazy as usual. Good promo by the WWE to promote HHH’s new movie and Valentine’s Day.
Match #6: Sheamus and Randy Orton were scheduled to face each other in a one on one match. Sheamus had already sneak attacked Mark Henry earlier, but had no effect on Orton early in the match. Orton came out really hard and was decimating Sheamus early in the match-up. Orton gave Sheamus a series of vicious punches and Orton looked well early. Sheamus eventually gained an opening and went to town on Orton, Sheamus jumped over the middle ropes and performed a diving shoulder ropes. Later on in the match, Shemus landed a superplex and seemed to in a positive direction. Orton suddenly RKO’ed Sheamus to win the match. Immediately after the match, New Nexus ran down and began punneling Orton. Cena, Morrison and R-Truth ran down to help Orton with the New Nexus. Orton landed some RKO’s and Cena landed the AA on Punk. New Nexus didn’t stand tall tonight.
Promo: A limo pulls up in the WWE parking lot. A woman’s leg emerged form the car, I immediately thought The Rock may not come back. You can hear the fans screaming “Rocky.” WWE stalled all-night to announce who would host WrestleMania 27. WWE adjusted the lights in the stadium and turned completely off. Eventually “The Rock” emerged on the entrance ramp and the crowd literally exploded. The crowd cheered for so long for him and I was in complete shock. The Rock started his promo by saying that he didn’t return to the WWE for no money or any movie promotion. The Rock guaranteed that HE WILL NEVER LEAVE THE WWE EVER AGAIN!!! This was the greatest promo the WWE has witnessed in many years .He explained also that he may participate in a match at WrestleMania.
He expressed his desire to kick The Miz’s A#$ and said that The Miz sucked. Suddenly The Raw GM buzzer went of and the crowd got really pissed. The Rock told Michael Cole not to touch the computer and threaten to slap the taste out of his mouth. The Rock also insulted the GM and told Michael Cole “to know his damn role and shut his damn mouth.” He also told Michael Cole that he looked like a damn hobbit. The Rock said he wants to get his hands on Cena. The crowd began chanting “Cena Sucks!” The Rock made fun of Cena’s “you Can’t See Me Chant,” and the crowd erupted in laughter. He also made fun of Cena’s attire; and pointed out that WWE went down the drain since guys like him and Stone Cold left. He questioned Cena’s legacy and the crowd seem to agree with every word. Cena’s popularity may have gone down the drain. And WWE didn’t blur out any of the abrasive language on his promo. He guaranteed to lay the Smackdown on whoever he wanted at WrestleMania 27. The fans cheered for him and and I was out of my seat!!! Raw ended with the greatest high note in 7 years. WrestleMania 27 be the most memorable PPV in many years with The Rock as Guest Host. I thought he was never coming back, but I’m glad I’m wrong.
Side Notes: 2-21-2011 Promo showed Undertaker’s Face Tonight
Source: WWE Raw ON USA NEWTWORK