- The 2014 WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view kicks off with a promo video for tonight's main event. We're live from the sold out Target Center in Minneapolis as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Jack Swagger vs. Big E
We go too the ring and out first comes Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter. Zeb has the music stopped and cuts a promo on the way to the ring. Zeb talks about how Big E has done nothing to help North America since he's been champion. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E is out next to a decent reaction.
We see Ricardo Rodriguez doing Spanish commentary again tonight. They lock up and go to the corner, then to the next corner. They lock up again and Swagger hits a big knee to the gut. Swagger with shoulder blocks. They run the ropes and Big E nails a flying shoulder tackle. Swagger goes to the floor for a breather and the crowd boos. Swagger comes back in and works Big E over. E turns it around and hits a big belly to belly suplex. Big E nails another big throw and a spear in the corner. Swagger rolls back out to the floor.
E follows and sends Swagger into the steps. Zeb distracts Big E, allowing Swagger to attack from behind. Big E fights back and thrusts Swagger back into the steps. Big E brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Swagger ends up pulling Big E to the floor and throws him down. Swagger with a big clothesline on the floor. Swagger brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Swagger with a running knee in the corner. More knees to the gut in the corner. Swagger with a short clothesline and a 2 count. More offense from Swagger. He levels Big E with a big boot and drops a leg for 2. They both collide with clotheslines in the middle of the ring.
Big E misses a big thrust in the corner and hits the ring post. Swagger rolls him up for a 2 count. More back and forth. Swagger nails a big spinebuster for a 2 count. Big E blocks a Swagger Bomb. Big E struggles but Swagger ends up on the apron. Big E runs the ropes and spears Swagger from the apron to the floor. They both land hard and the fans chant "holy s--t." Big E brings it back in for a 2 count. Big E runs the ropes and nails a big splash for another 2 count. Big E goes to the top rope but Swagger cuts him off. Swagger climbs up but E sends him to the mat. Swagger runs back up and throws Big E to the mat for another 2 count. Swagger takes out Big E's knee and goes for the Patriot Lock. E rolls through but Swagger locks it in again. E breaks the hold and they trade shots. Swagger takes the knee out again. Big E blocks a gutwrench but runs into a big kick. Big E runs over Swagger and drops his straps. Swagger with another Patriot Lock as the crowd pops. E breaks it with an enziguri. Big E nails the Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E
- After the match, Bad News Barrett appears on his podium by the stage. Barrett gives us bad news about the Russians winning more gold medals than the Americans at the Winter Olympics.