WWE Elimination Chamber: Ryback & Axel Vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust (Kickoff Pre-show)

WWE Elimination Chamber: Ryback & Axel Vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust (Kickoff Pre-show) Photo: Nicole (@nicole_rose_54)
- The 2014 WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff pre-show starts with Josh Mathews welcoming us to the Target Center in Minneapolis as fans continue to find their seats. Mathews is joined by The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry. Miz shows off his wedding ring. We have a new panel setup tonight. The panel talks about tonight's matches. Henry is looking forward to the Chamber match the most. Miz hypes Big E vs. Jack Swagger and The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos. Rey is most looking forward to The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family. They talk about the pre-show match and Miz predicts The Brotherhood will win. Henry says there hasn't been this much excitement in the tag team division since the Attitude Era.

- We go backstage to Renee Young in the social media lounge. Tonight's hashtag is #WWEChamber. Renee shows us some Chamber predictions from fans on Twitter.

- They show the Chamber hanging high above the ring. Mathews hypes tonight's main event. We see footage from the big brawl at the end of Monday's RAW. We get more hype for the Chamber. Henry says there will be a victor but there are no winners in the Chamber.

- We go backstage to Cesaro, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. He says tonight will be great for The Real Americans but tomorrow will be even better because they will be champions. Zeb says this is a new opportunity for America. Zeb has them place their hands over their hearts and say, "we the people!"

- JBL makes his way out for commentary to a big pop. The panel talks about Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio. Jerry Lawler is out next to another big pop. We cut to a video of The Bella Twins hyping the WWE Network. We come back to a CM Punk chant as Michael Cole welcomes us. He talks about the WWE Network launching tomorrow.

Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel

We go to the ring and out first comes Goldust and Cody Rhodes. Ryback and Curtis Axel are out next. They're accompanied by Axel's grandfather, Larry "The Axe" Hennig.

Goldust and Axel start off before Cody and Ryback come in. Ryback takes control on Cody and drops him with an elbow to the face. Ryback with thrusts in the corner before tagging in Axel. Fans chant for Axel as Cody turns it around. Cody sends Axel and Ryback to the floor. Cody and Goldust both leap out to the floor and take Ryback and Axel out. We cut to a commercial.

Back from the break and Axel is in control of Goldust. Axel shows off for his grandfather and goes for a pin attempt. Ryback tags in for some double teaming in the corner. Ryback with a big vertical suplex on Goldust for another 2 count. Axel tags back in and keeps Goldust in the corner. Goldust dodges a move and gets a 2 count. They both go down and try for a tag. Ryback tags in and stops Goldust. Goldust fights them both off and hits a big hurricanrana. Ryback stops another tag but Goldust dumps him over the top. Cody and Axel tag in. Cody unloads and hits a big knee to the face. Cody goes up top and nails a moonsault for a 2 count. Cody with an Alabama Slam but Ryback pulls him out of the ring. Cody nails a Disaster Kick. Cody springboards back in but Axel catches him with a powerbomb for a close 2 count. Cody blocks a Perfect-plex but goes for CrossRhodes. Ryback interrupts that. More back and forth. Cody nails CrossRhodes for the win on Axel.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust

- We go backstage to Bryon Saxton and The Usos. They've been dreaming about this day one and will walk out with the titles tonight.

- More hype from Renee Young in the social media lounge with fan predictions.

- We go back to the panel. Rey goes with Cesaro as the Chamber winner, Henry predicts Sheamus will win and The Miz also goes with Cesaro as the winner.

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