|By Marc Middleton | February 18, 2013 | Comments|
- We get a replay of the WrestleMania XXX announcement.
- Up next, Swagger's State of the Union address.
- Back from the break and Jack Swagger is in the ring with Zeb Colter. Swagger talks about winning Elimination Chamber and putting the weight of our nation on his shoulders. We see Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez watching backstage. Swagger says tonight is about America and the State of the Union. Swagger says only one man is honest enough to deliver it - Zeb Colter. Zeb thanks our founding fathers since it's President's Day. Colter says the Bill of Rights gives he and Swagger the right to stand out here and voice their opinion. Zeb says the State of the Union is pathetic but it's not Americans fault. Zeb says the blame is on the people living in our country that don't mind taking everything. Zeb says America has a real problem and it needs to be fixed. Zeb puts over Swagger and brings up WrestleMania 29. Zeb says the match is more like a battle for the heart and soul of America.
Zeb says Alberto Del Rio came into America only to take advantage. Zeb says Swagger will win the World Title and reclaim America at WrestleMania 29. We The People. Swagger chants this as his new music plays. Daniel Bryan's music hits and out he comes.
Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger
One-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan comes out for the next match as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Swagger has Bryan on the mat. Bryan's ribs are taped from the Chamber match. Bryan fights up and out. Bryan with kicks on Swagger. Swagger gets countered and rolled up for 2. Swagger blocks a surfboard and shoves Bryan off. Bryan drops Swagger's face into the corner and kicks him. Bryan takes Swagger back down for a 2 count. Bryan continues working on the arm. Bryan with a knee to the face but Swagger clotheslines him out to the floor.
They fight on the floor and Bryan dropkicks Swagger. Bryan runs the apron but misses a shot. Swagger scoops him and rams him back into the fan barrier. Swagger brings it in the ring for a pin attempt. Swagger works on the leg now. Swagger keeps control and keeps Bryan on the mat with another submission. Swagger goes on and hits the Swagger Bomb but Bryan kicks out. Bryan counters with boots in the corner. Bryan fights back with right hands. Bryan makes a comeback and sends Swagger flying out to the floor. Bryan runs the ropes and takes out Swagger with a suicide dive. They come back in and Bryan goes to the top. Bryan nails a missile dropkick for a 2 count. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Swagger catches a kick and slams Bryan. Bryan goes for the No Lock and gets it locked in. Swagger gets his foot on the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Bryan misses a dropkick in the corner and lands on his head. Swagger drops a knee on Bryan's leg. Swagger takes out the knee with a chop block as Zeb looks on. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock and Bryan taps for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- Still to come, The Shield vs. Jericho, Sheamus and Ryback. We see Paul Heyman walking backstage. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Paul Heyman is in the ring with Vickie Guerrero. Vickie has an announcement that will change Heyman's life. She will be naming a new assistant for herself and out comes Brad Maddox. Maddox comes out to the stage and taunts Heyman.
Maddox walks to the ring and talks. He says Vince McMahon is so happy with him he gave him this opportunity. Maddox and Vickie argue about what his title is. Heyman doesn't care about what either of them have to say and goes to leave but Vince McMahon appears on the big screen. Vince says that's not Heyman's surprise. Heyman sucks up but Vince tells him to close his mouth. Vince reminds Heyman that he granted him the stipulation for Elimination Chamber. Vince says he could fire Heyman and teases it but says that's too easy. Vince says he will come to the ring next week on crutches and fight Heyman. Vince smiles as Heyman drops the mic and looks shocked. Vickie and Maddox laugh at him.
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