Chris Jericho won a 10-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal; will face WWE Champion CM Punk at WrestleMania (WATCH)
With WWE Champion CM Punk joining the Raw announce team, 10 competitors from last night’s Elimination Chamber Matches fought for the chance to face Punk on The Grandest Stage of Them All. One of the biggest threats was eliminated first when The Great Khali was tossed from the ring. Next to go was The Miz, as well as his dream of headlining WrestleMania. Then, Wade Barrett and R-Truth were both eliminated by Santino Marella. Big Show eliminated Doph Ziggler by tossing him onto the announce table. Out next was Kofi Kingston, who was sent flying from the ring by Jericho.
The final four were Big Show, Santino Marella, Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho. First to go out of the final group was Santino, who was eliminated by Rhodes. Then it was down to two when Show eliminated Rhodes. Then as The World’s Largest Athlete appeared ready to put away Jericho as the two tangled on the ropes, Rhodes interfered, pulling Big Show from the ring apron, sealing the win for Jericho.
After the bout, Punk entered the ring to stare down his No. 1 Contender. When the WWE Champion offered a handshake to Jericho, he refused and walked out of the ring.
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Chris Jericho didn’t even have a chance to open his mouth this time. He was totally out cold.
On Sunday night, the very Superstar who Jericho ripped as a “wannabe,” the man who he disrespected at every opportunity, was the only one who could lay claim to being the “Best in the World”: WWE Champion CM Punk.
The Straight Edge Superstar knocked Jericho unconscious with a kick to the back of the head, and stood tall above four other fearsome contenders, to retain his title in the grueling Raw Elimination Chamber Match.
WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Debate kicked off Raw SuperShow
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler moderated a heated debate between the Superstars competing for the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber this Sunday – R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Chris Jericho and WWE Champion CM Punk. Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis also thanked the WWE Board of Directors for letting him keep his position as Interim Raw General Manager and announced three matches for Raw SuperShow: R-Truth vs. Ziggler, The Miz vs. Punk and Kingston vs. Jericho.
CM Punk def. The Miz (WATCH)
Less than a week before Elimination Chamber, CM Punk continued to prove why he’s the WWE Champion, defeating The Miz with an Anaconda Vise. Will The Straight Edge Superstar reinforce why he’s The Best in the World this Sunday when he defends his title in the Elimination Chamber?
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