Cena came out to the ring, thanking Jerry Lawler for the assist last week. Cena then made the prediction that Michael Cole will be the special guest of Wrestlemania who would be announced tonight. He pointed out his infatuation with the Miz and Alex Riley, and his secretive relationship with the RAW GM. Cena said that he has had a tough year and could use a Wrestlemania moment. He was glad though that only one member of the new NEXUS would be in the elimination chamber match, which prompted CM Punk to come out. Punk said he doesn’t need to listen to Cena anymore and he doesn’t need NEXUS to beat Cena, as the record between them two is Punk 2, Cena 0. Punk then claimed he was a good person and good things happen to good people.
Match 1: John Cena v. CM Punk (Must be a winner, everyone banned from ringside)
After both men escaped each others finishers, Punk dove off the top rope onto Cena who was able to roll through and land on his feet, holding Punk up in a body slam position. He then threw Punk up on his shoulders for the Attitude Adjustment, but Punk hooked on to the top ropes, and escaped to the ring apron. Cena knocked him off the apron, but as Punk landed on the mat outside, a hand with a NEXUS armband came out from under the ring, sliding a chair to Punk. Punk took the chair and slid it in the ring in plain sight of the ref, who went to get rid of the chair as Cena went after Punk. But before Cena knew what happened, Punk pulled a wrench from under the ring, nailing Cena across the head. He then slid into the ring and set Cena up for his finisher, nailing him with the Go To Sleep, and getting the pin fall for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
Alberto Del Rio came out to the ring. He once again talked about how winning the World Championship at Wrestlemania is his destiny. Edge came out and said he has a destiny as well, and proceed to hit Del Rio with the microphone. He then got set for a spear, but Ricardo Rodriguez got on the apron and Edge was forced to neutralized him first, then nailing Del Rio off the apron with a spear. As Del Rio lay outside with a hurt arm, Vicki came out and introduced Ziggler as the new World Champion. Vicki said that because last week on Smackdown Edge used the spear, on Smackdown Ziggler will be crowned the new World champion since Edge lost the title due to his use of the spear. Vicki also said she has proof that Edge was the responsible party in the attack on Teddy Long.
Match 2: Natalya v. Eve (Women’s Championship Lumberjill Match)
Both Eve and Natalya broke out some very impressive athletic moves in this highly competitive match. When Natalya was thrown to the outside, the Divas on the outside attacked her, and the few that helped her distracted the attacking divas, giving Eve a chance to dive onto all of them from the ring apron. As Natalya tried to roll Eve with a back pin, Eve forced one of her shoulders up, and since Natalya’s were down, Eve scored the winning pin.
In the back the Bella twins confronted Eve and attacked her only to be pulled off by Gail Kim and Natalya.
As Mark Henry was on his way to the ring for a match, Shamus attacked Henry from behind and then warned the other elimination chamber participants that what happened to Henry would happen to them. He then kicked Henry who was trying to get up, again.
Match 3: Daniel Bryan v. The Miz
After a competitive match, the Miz finished Bryan off with the Skull Crushing Finale. After that match the Miz offered his condolences to Jerry Lawler for the passing of his mother, but he hopes that Lawler doesn’t use his tragedy as an excuse for losing the championship.
Winner: The Miz
Match 4: John Morrison & R-Truth v. New NEXUS
Morrison and R-Truth unleashed an offensive assault on the NEXUS, with Morrison finishing off Michael McGullicutty with a running knee to the head. After the match Mason Ryan attempted to get involved, but was quickly thrown to the outside by Morrison and R-Truth.
Winner: R-Truth & John Morrison
A co-star from Modern Family introduced Great Khali who conducted a special kiss cam. They panned around the crowd and to the back where they featured Santino and Tamina, Vicki and Ziggler, and Ted DiBiase and Marysse, though Marysse declined to kiss DiBiase, and kissed Yoshi Tatsu instead. Hornswaggle came to the ring with a box of chocolates for Ariel, and she gave him a kiss on the cheek.
Match 5: Randy Orton v. Shamus
As Shamus thought he was sizing up Orton, he was surprised by an RKO which then allowed Orton to get the pin fall for the win. CM Punk and the new NEXUS hit the ring attacking Orton. The run ins continued with John Morrison, R-Truth and John Cena. The new NEXUS was chased out of the ring as Orton and Cena stood side by side in the ring.
Winner: Randy Orton
A limo pulled up outside and a pair of female feet stepped out and headed toward the ring.
The host of Wrestlemania was introduced as all the lights went out in the arena systematically and the tron showed clouds and lightning and the lights went out again and the familiar trademark of “Can You Smell What the Rock is Cooking?” rang across the arena as the Rock entered to a stunned and roaring crowd. The Rock wooed the crazed crowd with his historic catch phrases and then told the crowd as Dwayne Johnson, that he is back in the ring because of the people. He thanked the crowd and said he loves them, then gave his word that he is never going away again. He then told the story of how he convinced Vince to make him the Wrestlemania host. He then promised to lay the smack down at Wrestlemania, but to who? He then made fun of the Miz, but said there is a man he wants to see …but he was interrupted by the anonymous GM sending an email. As Cole went to read the email, the Rock stopped him from reading it by threatening to smack the taste out of Cole’s mouth. Then he told Cole to sit at the table without wearing a headset, know his role and shut his mouth. The Rock then talked about how he has a problem with John Cena and made fun of Cena’s catch phrases and ring attire. He said he will see Cena at Wrestlemania.