For the second straight year, The Rock and John Cena will headline WrestleMania.
At the “Elimination Chamber” Pay-Per-View on Sunday night, The Rock retained his WWE title, by defeating CM Punk. The victory ensures that The Rock will have a rematch with Cena at WrestleMania 29, since Cena won the Royal Rumble in January.
Just like the first match between The Rock and Punk at last month’s PPV, the match ended, somewhat, in controversy. Punk had The Rock pinned for more than three seconds, but referee Mike Chioda was knocked out and unable to give Punk the pin. The Rock eventually pinned Punk with a “Rock Bottom,” after Punk accidentally hit Paul Heyman with the championship belt.
Cena will be in the main event of WrestleMania 29, but he lost his match on Sunday. The Shield defeated the team of Cena, Sheamus and Ryback. Seth Rollins pinned Ryback after Roman Reigns hit Ryback with a spear.
The six-man Elimination Chamber match ended in surprising fashion. Jack Swagger pinned Randy Orton to earn a World Heavyweight title shot at WrestleMania 29. The “Real American” will face Alberto Del Rio at MetLife Stadium, after returning to the WWE on Feb. 1.
Below are the all the results from the 2013 “Elimination Chamber” PPV in New Orleans.
Brodus Clay & Tensai vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow (Pre-Show)
Winner: Brodus Clay & Tensai
Divas Championship: Kaitlyn vs. Tamina Snuka
United States Championship: Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Elimination Chamber Match: Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Mark Henry vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Winner: Jack Swagger
John Cena, Sheamus & Ryback vs. The Shield
Winner: The Shield
WWE Championship: The Rock vs. CM Punk
Prediction: The Rock